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Benq BL2201PT

£119.99
kitguru.net Worth Buying uk.hardware.info Great Value Digital Versus 5 Star pcgamers.net.au Editor's Choice
A multi award winning and good value for money 1680 x 1050 flatpanel monitor
22" 1680 X 1050 Pixels 12000000:1 LED Mar 2014
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Benq BL2201 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Benq BL2201 number 305 across all PC monitors.
89
17 Reviews + 11 Awards
84
Very Good
10
Missing Some Features
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3 Years Old
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£89 Over 8 Years
Overall Score
57
Average

Why Has it Scored 58?

It has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 17 reviews. This PC monitor has received 11 awards including a "Value for Money" award from Uk.hardware.info plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" award from Pcgamers.net.au plus one other site. NEC flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer LCD screens with better features are available. However this Benq PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest LCD screens 2017.
The BL2201 has running costs of £89 over 8 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,768 PC displays that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is robust.
It is missing some features:
Only 1680 x 1050 pixels display resolution
Quite narrow viewing angle, vertical
Quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal

Benq BL2201 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

11 Industry Awards

Amongst PC displays, this PC screen is one of the most awarded.

The writers at two expert review sites both thought that this LCD screen was good value for money. This was from Uk.hardware.info and Hardware.info who gave it an "Great Value".

The writers at two other expert review sites both said that this PC display was exceptional and gave it their highest award. This was from Pcgamers.net.au and Tweak.dk who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

The authors at three more expert review sites all liked this flatpanel monitor. This PC display received a "Best Buy" award from website 3dnews.ru and it received a "Gold Award" from review website Hardwareheaven.com who said it was marvellous. This Benq PC screen also received a Cnews.cz "Smart Buy" award.

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

The writer at one other expert review site thought that this flatpanel monitor was very good. This was from Tomshardware.com who gave it an "Approved".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 10 expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Tweak.dk, ljudochbild.se and prad.de the average expert rating of this Benq PC monitor is 83 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 7 owner reviews this PC display has a superb overall owner rating. 5 reviewers (71% of all reviewers) gave this PC display the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its LCD Screens

We checked 15,867 user and expert reviews (including 1,451 verified purchases) for Benq PC screens and found that on average Benq has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Benq flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Three owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was well made.


Value For Money

Good Value for Money

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

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at [price] it is cheaper than 70% of PC screens.


Features

Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution

The Benq BL2201 has a maximum display resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% smaller display resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all LCD screens the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of LCD screens is 10°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°. The Benq BL2201's viewing angle, vertical of only 160° is fairly narrow compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the narrowest 16% of all PC monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angle, horizontal of the Benq BL2201 of only 170° is in the narrowest 17% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature. The viewing angles, horizontal of PC screens range from 17° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq BL2201 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 53% of LCD screens do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC screen was released in March 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The average running cost of the BL2201 is £89 over 8 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,768 flatpanel monitors.

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