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Benq BL2201

Benq BL2201PT PC Monitor

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22" 1680 X 1050 12000000:1 LED Mar 2014
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13 Reasons For

Eleven Industry Awards

Amongst similar spec PC screens that were launched more than two years ago, this PC display is one of the most awarded by PC screen experts.

This PC screen received an "Editor's Choice" from both Tweak.dk and Pcgamers.net.au, both of which concluded that this medium monitor was brilliant.

The writers at two more expert review sites both concluded that this flatpanel monitor was great for its price. This PC display received a "Great Value" award from both Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info.

An additional three expert review sites endorsed this PC display. This LCD screen received a 3dnews.ru "Best Buy" award and it received a Cnews.cz "Smart Buy" award. Additionally, Hardwareheaven.com gave this PC screen a "Gold Award" and decided it was exceptional.

Digital Versus gave this PC display a "5 Star" award, Kitguru.net gave it a "Worth Buying" award and it received an "Approved" award from Tomshardware.co.uk.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Welt.de, Tweak.dk and kitguru.net the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 83 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this flatpanel monitor is terrific based on 7 owner reviews.

Benq Has Excellent PC Screen Reviews

We checked 7,763 expert and owner reviews for Benq flatpanel monitors and found that on average Benq has excellent ratings. We also found that Benq has excellent ratings specifically for its medium monitors.

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Good Value for Money

Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info highlighted in their review that this medium monitor was great for its price.

Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Expert website Kitguru.net gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review two years ago “Considering the BenQ's reasonable performance, large screen, great OSD, 4K resolution, wide range of inputs, extra features and good, if not the very best colour accuracy, you are still g”.

Robust

Two customers concluded that the Benq BL2201 was well made. Expert review site Tomshardware.com mentioned “Its bright saturated image stays solid e”.

Good Product Quality

One Benq BL2201 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Two years ago Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “The BL3201PT is a quality monitor with a very nice finish” in their review.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Expert website Hardwareheaven.com mentioned in their review “While there are higher cost displays available which may be better suited to some pro-applications the BL3201PT strikes a fantastic balance of cost, build, functionality” .

LED Display

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many PC displays of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq BL2201 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC display and we think the iiyama B2483HS[plb_2194227_price], or the DELL S2415H[plb_2570661_price] is also worth considering.

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1680 X 1056 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the Benq BL2201 is 1680 x 1056. That's 73% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800. The worst resolution of all comparable spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the BL2201 is 320 x 240 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The lowest power consumption (PowerSave) of PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BL2201 is 0.14W, the highest is 80W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 6W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of only 0.3 Watts, the Benq BL2201 has a quite low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the BL2201.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Most PC displays of this spec and age are not 3D. The Benq BL2201 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

PC screens which are 3D that might be worth considering include the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC screens of this spec and age, the Benq BL2201 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most PC screens of a comparable type and age to the BL2201 do not have a card reader integrated. The Benq BL2201 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Benq BL2201 is 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC screen, which is the most common display resolution. PC screens of a similar age and spec to the BL2201 display resolutions range from 1366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 2560 x 1600 pixels (best).

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the Benq BL2201 has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The average viewing angle, vertical of PC screens that were released around the same time as the BL2201 is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 170 degrees, the Benq BL2201 has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age. Across all the medium monitors that were released more than two years ago the viewing angle, horizontals range from -5° to 1,800°.

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Heavy

PC monitors of this age and spec have weights of between 3g and 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At 6.1 kilograms, the Benq BL2201 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the BL2201.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL2201

Running Costs Are OK

The average 5 year running cost of the BL2201 is £56 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 993 PC screens of a comparable type and age.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Benq PC monitor was released over two years ago.

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11 Awards

3dnews.ru Best Buy hardware.info Great Value hardwareheaven.com Gold Award kitguru.net Worth Buying uk.hardware.info Great Value Digital Versus 5 Star tomshardware.com Approved tomshardware.co.uk Approved cnews.cz Smart Buy pcgamers.net.au Editor's Choice Tweak.dk Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(26)
14 August 2015

Uk.hardware.info

We have already tested quite a few screens that sport a resolution of 3440x1440 pixels , but if you are looking for a serious amount of desktop space Ultra HD offers even more. The disadvantage is... Read more…

29 July 2015

Following BenQ's previous monster 32-inch monitor, the BL3200, the new BL3201PT gains a notable upgrade that moves resolution from 2560x1440 pixels, to the UHD dimensions of 3840x2160. This large... Read more…

15 June 2015

The good news is that this is a truly awesome screen and can be used for both work and play but the down side is that it will set you back about $1299 which is a lot of money for most gamers.Like...

Pcgamers.net.au

20 April 2015

The BenQ BL3201PT isn't the most colour-accurate monitor on the market, nor the very best 4K display. Although the sRGB result looks impressive, nearly all monitors aimed at professional use...

Kitguru.net

17 April 2015

Benq are pricing this screen very aggressively and while there are higher cost displays available which may be better suited to some pro-applications the BL3201PT strikes a fantastic balance of...

Hardwareheaven.com

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 22 February 2012 by Robert MK
(Verified Purchase)

The BenQ BL2201PT is an excellent choice for office work or study. The resolution of 1680x1050 is very good to read or write documents.Working on documents and reading text on websites in HD 16:9... Read more…

Reviewed 9 July 2013 by S. Ellis

I have two of these at work, and they are very nice. Clear crisp colours, good resolution, excellent contrast. One gotcha - they come with the "ECO sensor" setting set to "on" by default. This... Read more…

Reviewed 2 January 2013 by Jan
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent monitor - good image, easy to install, and really versatile. Recommended for anyone wanting a monitor in either portrait or landscape...

Reviewed 10 December 2015 by B S SEEHRA
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant. No Problems...

Reviewed 13 November 2015 by Prof A
(Verified Purchase)

This monitor would be good for many uses but I wanted to use the screen in portrait mode and it does not offer such wide viewing angles when turned. Also, the stand that holds the monitor,... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.45
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hl4, benq 9hl4w, benq bl2201, benq 9hl4wl, benq 250cdm2, benq bl2201p, benq 9hl4wla, benq bl2201pt, benq 9hl4wlas, benq 1680x1050, benq 9hl4wlasb, benq 1680x1050p, benq 9hl4wlasbe, benq 1680x1050px, benq 1680x1050pxl
Barcodes 04718755024641

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