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6 Reasons For
One Industry Award
This PC monitor was given a "Recommended" award by F1cd.ru who wrote that this flatpanel monitor was good.
Good Expert Reviews
This LCD screen received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from pcmagazine.ru.
User Reviews Are Good
People who bought this PC display rated this PC display 86% on average.
Medium monitors manufactured by Benq have excellent ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PC displays (not just medium monitors) and found that Benq also has excellent ratings across its entire range.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Benq BL2405 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the BL2405 do not have a built-in speaker(s).
We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the B2483HS[pl_2194227_price], and the XU2390HS[pl_2204569_price] both from iiyama which has better reviews is also worth considering.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the iiyama E2278H[plb_1390594_price] is also worth considering.
Quite Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 5 milliseconds, the Benq BL2405 has one of the faster response times amongst medium monitors of this age. The average response time of PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the BL2405 is 6.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 69ms.
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Price Increase of £13.41
The price of the BL2405 has increased by £13.41 in the last 38 days.
Like most of the other PC displays of this age and spec, the Benq BL2405 is not 3D.
If you are looking for a PC display that is 3D then you might want to look at the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price] which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BL2405 do not have a built-in camera. The Benq BL2405 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Most PC screens that came out around the same time as the BL2405 do not have a card reader integrated. The Benq BL2405 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.
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Quite Low Height Adjustment
The lowest height adjustment of LCD screens of a similar age and type to the BL2405 is 13mm, the highest is 1,200mm, and the average height adjustment is 130mm. The Benq BL2405 has one of the lower height adjustments (only 110 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC monitors of this age and type.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical
Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the BL2405 the viewing angle, verticals range from 15° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. At only 160 degrees, the Benq BL2405 has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the BL2405.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
PC monitors of this age and type have display brightnesss of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m². The Benq BL2405 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Only One HDMI Ports Quantity
The Benq BL2405 is a one HDMI ports quantity flatpanel monitor. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This medium monitor was released over three years ago.
Running Costs Are Average
The BL2405 has an average 5 year running cost of £70 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 993 LCD screens of a comparable age and spec.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
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1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Full HD, HD
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
TV Tuner Integrated
Colour of Product
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
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Pulse .. Width .. Modulation (PWM)
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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