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Benq BL2201PT PC Monitor

£119.99
22" 1680 X 1050 12000000:1 LED Mar 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £88.45 Electricity cost over 5 years
Eleven industry awards
Good value for money
Good quality
32 Reviews + 11 Awards
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Reviews

Eleven Industry Awards

Expert review sites really like this LCD screen and have given it eleven awards.

The editors of two expert review sites both said that this Benq flatpanel monitor was outstanding and gave it their highest award. This Benq LCD screen received an "Editor's Choice" award from both Tweak.dk and Pcgamers.net.au.

This PC screen was given a "Value for Money" award by both review websites Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info, both of which said that this flatpanel monitor provided a good bang for your buck.

Three more expert review sites all thought that this PC display was good. This flatpanel monitor received a "Best Buy" award from website 3dnews.ru and it received a "Smart Buy" award from website Cnews.cz, confirming their endorsement. This medium monitor also received a "Gold Award" from website Hardwareheaven.com who concluded it was excellent.

The writers at three other expert review sites all decided that this PC display was good. This Benq PC screen received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, it received a "Worth Buying" award from Kitguru.net and Tomshardware.co.uk gave it an "Approved" award.

Tomshardware.com gave this Benq PC screen an "Approved" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Tweak.dk, ljudochbild.se and prad.de the average expert rating of this PC display is 83%.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this PC display rated it as outstanding. Over 71% of reviewers gave this flatpanel monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Excellent Brand

Based on 10,044 expert and user reviews (including 862 verified purchases), Benq has excellent ratings for its flatpanel monitors. Benq also has excellent ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Benq PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Good Quality

Five people who bought the Benq BL2201 agreed that it was good quality. Website Amazon.co.uk said “Low profile, good quality card, you can play the latest games” in their review of this PC monitor. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “The BL3201PT is a quality monitor with a very nice finish”. Five years ago Robert Mk wrote “The monitor looks professional and is well made” in his review of this PC monitor.

Well Made

Eight people reckoned that it was well made. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned “I didn't even know it came with built in speakers, thats a bonus” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. They also wrote “Solid construction, works as multi screen as well” in their review. Expert review site Tomshardware.com wrote “Low input lag makes it a good choice for gamers and its bright saturated image stays solid e”.


Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

Two owners reckoned that the Benq BL2201 was heavy and bulky. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this PC monitor six years ago “Nice heavy base, can be tilted to be completely horizontal”.

Frenchst wrote in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon.co.uk “It's a little chunky too, however I would heartily recommend it”.

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Good Size

Two customers reckoned that it was good structurally. Robert Mk said in his review of this PC monitor five years ago “* could be lighter, however the sturdy well-made construction might be responsible for this I was choosing a right monitor for a few weeks” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two owners reckoned that the Benq BL2201 was heavy and bulky. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this PC monitor six years ago “Nice heavy base, can be tilted to be completely horizontal”. Frenchst wrote in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon.co.uk “It's a little chunky too, however I would heartily recommend it”.

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Energy

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the BL2201 will cost £89 over 8 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,092 medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was March 2014 when this flatpanel monitor was released.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq BL2201 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the iiyama B2483HS (£146.39) is also worth considering.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Expert review sites Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info highlighted in their review that this LCD screen provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Value for Money

Nine owners concluded that the product was good value for money. Website Amazon.co.uk scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “It has an overdrive function, good value”. They also mentioned “Great TouchScreen for the price I had no problems setting it up, just installed the software” in their review. Expert review site Tomshardware.co.uk said in their review of this PC monitor “It seems that more expensive IGZO-based panels will have to become cheap” .


Display

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 monitor, which is the most frequently found display resolution. The display resolution of all PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as this PC display ranges from 1366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 3440 x 1440 pixels (best).

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Has an HDCP

The Benq BL2201 has an HDCP, as do most of the other PC displays of this age and spec.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The Benq BL2201 has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other PC monitors that came out around the same time as this flatpanel monitor. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of LCD screens of this spec and age is 18° and the widest is 1,800°.

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Benq BL2201 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq BL2201 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 687,657 product attributes, 78,608 PC monitor reviews and 7,539,100 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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