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Benq BL2405HT PC Monitor

£134.99
24" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 Aug 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £109.22 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Reasonably priced
Good product quality
137 Reviews + 1 Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

This medium monitor was given a "Recommended" award by review sites F1cd.ru who thought that this LCD screen was good.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including avforums.com and pcmagazine.ru this Benq PC display has an average expert rating of 80%.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 246 user reviews the average user rating of this PC display is 86%. 94 reviewers (71% of all reviewers) gave this PC screen the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Benq Has Excellent PC Monitor Reviews

We checked 10,044 expert and user reviews (including 862 verified purchases) for Benq PC screens and found that on average Benq has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has excellent reviews specifically for its medium monitors. 96% of those that bought a Benq PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Reasonably Priced

Twenty people wrote in their reviews that the Benq BL2405 was good value for money. Michael said on Amazon.co.uk “It is already value” in his Benq BL2405 review. M.e. said “At this price the BenQ is great value”. Mr. R. Bragg said “An email to Benq provided the ones I needs and a call to Amazon secured a good refund so now I have an excellent monitor at a really good price” in their review of the Benq BL2405 and rated it 9 stars.

Eight people thought the product was cheap. Markoppenheim said on Amazon.co.uk “More importantly, for fairly cheap monitors, they have a great stand”. Sam Jefferies mentioned in his review of the Benq BL2405 on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “It wasn't like it was a cheap pc monitor not for the price maybe i was unlucky” and gave the product a rating of 6 stars. C. Brodie gave this PC monitor a score of 8 stars and wrote on Amazon.co.uk “I remember paying over £500 for my first 19" CRT and thinking it was a bargain.”.

Seven Benq BL2405 owners who reviewed it thought it was expensive. Three years ago Mosta67 wrote on Amazon.co.uk “With 30" monitors being historically prohibitively expensive”. Also three years ago Lewis Duffy gave it a rating of 6 stars and he mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “IPS are usually more expensive so this descriptive error could confuse some potential buyers” in his Benq BL2405 review. Two years ago Lee C mentioned “The monitor has good colour reproduction, especially in sRGB mode and reasonably good panel uniformity (especially compared to the more expensive Dell and NEC monitors I tried before these”.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

One Benq BL2405 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was not quick to charge. Mosta67 mentioned three years ago “Doesn't seem to charge anything needing more current than the USB standard (Hudl, some cameras, etc” in their review of this PC monitor.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two Benq BL2405 reviewers who purchased this PC monitor considered that it was quiet. J E Walford mentioned three years ago “The set up instructions are on disc and the speakers are very quiet” .


Design

Good Product Quality

Twenty-seven Benq BL2405 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Mr D gave it a score of 6 stars and he wrote on Amazon.co.uk in April last year “Very nice display quality” in his Benq BL2405 review. Kourouyiannis Fivos gave it a score of 9 stars and mentioned in their review of the Benq BL2405 on Amazon.co.uk “It's a 24- inch high quality screen with an IPS panel”. Jonnyfez rated it 8 stars and wrote in their review of the Benq BL2405 on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “It was very well packaged with a very sturdy, quality stand which is massively adjustable”.

Nice Design

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Morgan said “The screen itself is beautiful to view”. John Williams mentioned “They are surpringly good, I live alone, with a dog, so it's pretty quiet here.”. Adrian rated it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “60Hz so gaming is pretty good”.

Three Benq BL2405 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was well designed. Morgan said in his review of this PC monitor “I like the design feature of it which allows the cables to be passed through its centre hole to retain them together neatly” and scored this PC monitor 7 stars. Richard said “With the ability to swivel the monitor into portrait mode it makes a great monitor for design work and there is plenty of adjustment for height” and rated this PC monitor 6 stars. Andy mentioned two years ago “Great design too and very easy to assemble, fully moveable screen means it is so simple to get into the desired viewing position” in his review of this PC monitor and scored the product 7 stars.

Two customers who purchased it thought it was smooth. Nikos scored it 6 stars and wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Small enough to allow for smooth text and graphics, yet large enough to offer 32 inches worth of working space (diagonal”.

Two Benq BL2405 reviewers who bought this PC monitor mentioned that it was neat. Handygrandad gave the Benq BL2405 a rating of 7 stars and mentioned “There is a neat bit of software provided that allows you to adjust all the settings using your mouse (or touchpad”.

One Benq BL2405 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was ergonomic.

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Robust

Twenty people mentioned in their reviews that the Benq BL2405 was well made. Markoppenheim mentioned “I believe Macs have manual screen rotation control built in” in their Benq BL2405 review. M. Burns said on Amazon.co.uk “They are bloody heavy, built like granite, extremely solid, zero wobble”. Mark Wilson wrote in his review of the Benq BL2405 “Very well built as well, very useful USB3 hub built in with ports at the side”.

Four people who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was strong and durable. Markoppenheim wrote two years ago “The stand is sturdy, has a reasonably small footprint which mainly sits behind the screen”. Haseeb scored it 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Cable management hole on the stand makes thing easy to tidy, monitor is sturdy, rotates 90 degrees to pivot” in their review of this PC monitor. Jdr rated this PC monitor 8 stars and mentioned in their Benq BL2405 review three years ago “The base is very sturdy and is adjustable for height, rotation”.

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Easy to Use

Seventeen Benq BL2405 reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Kenrockwell.com wrote “Very comfortable to use over extended periods” in their review of the Benq BL2405 however they only gave it a rating of 14 out of 100. Morgan mentioned “The on-screen controls are a joy to use and are not confusing in the least”. Morgan also wrote “With its semi matte finish it is great to use in daylight, without the need to close curtains” in his review.

Five Benq BL2405 reviewers thought this PC monitor was easy to use the menus. Qt gave the product a rating of 7 stars and mentioned “The default setting in the custom menu was almost spot on accurate - calibration barely made any visible difference”. Adrian said two years ago “AMD Fury X or 980 Ti is likely the minimum, consider going 2 of these cards or more if you want to run max detail settings on modern games at 60fps” in his Benq BL2405 review. Haseeb scored the product 6 stars and said “Vivid colours, easy to use monitor menu with an array of options, very large, acts as an excellent hub, with numerous USB ports” in their Benq BL2405 review.

Four Benq BL2405 reviewers who reviewed the Benq BL2405 reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Morgan said “I did not bother about downloading any particular colour profile and I only reduced the brightness setting from a searing 100% as it arrived to a more comfortable 30%” in his Benq BL2405 review and rated the product 7 stars. Whippy mentioned “What ever happened to brightness dials? No need to press several buttons, just turn a dial till things are comfy” in their review of the Benq BL2405. Renovatio mentioned “With 32" feels a lot more comfortable use” in their review of this PC monitor.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to assemble. Three years ago Mosta67 wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The monitor stand is solid, easy to assemble (twist and lock)” in their review of this PC monitor. Nd gave it a rating of 6 stars and mentioned “I'm not 100% sure on this, is it an issue with the actual panel? It's shame because I thought it looked really good with regards to build quality”.

Two Benq BL2405 reviewers thought this PC monitor had a good experience. Three years ago Morgan mentioned “Whether I got lucky or not I can only be more than happy with my experience” in his review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 6 stars. Adrian said on Amazon.co.uk “The experience is certainly playable”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four people agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Three years ago Mosta67 rated it 7 stars and said in their review of the Benq BL2405 on Amazon.co.uk “The first thing I noticed is that it's heavy”. Four years ago Srb mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “A bit heavy until you get used to them”.

One Benq BL2405 reviewer who purchased it thought it was thin. Whippy rated the product 6 stars and wrote “Nice thin bezels” in their review of this PC monitor.

One customer wrote that it was a good body shape. Seaside gave the Benq BL2405 a score of 7 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “Really good mount, quality of body and image - I use it as an 'office' second screen whilst photo post processing on my other screen - well worth buying”.

One Benq BL2405 owner who purchased the product concluded that it was thick. Three years ago Richard rated it as very good and he said on Amazon.co.uk “The edge bezel looks quite chunky and the panel is thicker than some other 24inch monitors which means it has little flex in the panel when using it”.

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Smart TV

Good in Terms of Connectivity

Two Benq BL2405 reviewers who reviewed the Benq BL2405 agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity. Kenrockwell.com said “Decent connectivity options” yet they rated this PC monitor 1 stars. Rick York scored the product 6 stars and he wrote in his review of the Benq BL2405 three years ago “Don't be fooled into thinking this monitor is poor because it's far from that and I'm overall very happy with its connectivity and general appearance”.

One Benq BL2405 reviewer reckoned that the product had email functionality. D. Fergusson mentioned two years ago “Glad I sent email to BenQ support as gave some insight in to their lack of after sales care”.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Four people who purchased this PC monitor thought it had good technical guidance. Last year Speedbird wrote in their Benq BL2405 review on Amazon.co.uk “I would like to add that several weeks on, Benq support are still trying to help with this issue”. Graham Smith mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “I didn't find any full instruction manual though”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Five Benq BL2405 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Benq BL2405 had good features. Steph wrote “Frankly these monitors perform as well in my eyes and have more useful features”. Whippy gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned three years ago “Features that seem really sensible”. David C. wrote two years ago “* It has some nice extra features, such as vertical” in his review of this PC monitor.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was August 2013 when this LCD screen was released.


Energy

Very High Running Costs

The BL2405 has an average running cost of £110 over 8 years based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 20% of all 1,092 PC displays of this type and age.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq BL2405 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the iiyama XU2390HS (£129.99), or the LG 23MB35 (£136.77).

We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the iiyama B2280WSD (£136.23).

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Display

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on LCD screens of this age and type.

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Has an HDCP

The Benq BL2405 has an HDCP. Most of the other PC screens of this spec and age also have an HDCP.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Medium monitors that were launched around the same time as this PC screen have response times of between 1ms and 40ms. The Benq BL2405 has a fairly fast response time (only 5 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the Benq BL2405 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age. The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago is 10° and the widest is 180°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of LCD screens that were released around the same time as this PC monitor is 18°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. At only 170 degrees, the Benq BL2405 has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to this LCD screen.

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Good Picture Quality

Twenty Benq BL2405 owners who bought it agreed that it had good colour saturation. Kyle Morley said in his Benq BL2405 review three years ago “For me, certain bright colours with a constant speed (e.g on scrolling) with additional content”. Uma1r said on Amazon.co.uk “Colours are superb”. Three years ago Whippy said on Amazon.co.uk “Colours are generally perfectly fine for all” in their review of the Benq BL2405 and gave the product a score of 7 stars.

Twelve Benq BL2405 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Benq BL2405 had good picture quality. Mosta67 gave the product a score of 7 stars and said “When the DVI input refused to work properly with more modern graphics cards and laptops”. Three years ago Lamixer mentioned “I find the image quality as good or better than my old Apple monitor”. Zaroff gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “On paper everything looks good - perfect size, perfect resolution for that size, great stand, etc - in practice, however, as good as the picture quality is”.

Twelve people who bought it agreed that it had a flickering image. Zaroff said “Much worse, though, is the flickering phenomenon appearing in certain situations with this monitor” in their review of the Benq BL2405 but despite that they only scored the Benq BL2405 69.898482101345 out of 100. Zaroff also said “Delay as for flashing the new firmware (which apparently does correct the flicker, if not the banding)” in their review. Richard mentioned in his Benq BL2405 review “The flicker free backlight does make a difference to my eyes, with much less strain on them as compared to the previous 27inch ips screen I tried”.

Four Benq BL2405 reviewers said in their reviews that this PC monitor had clear images. Kt mentioned on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Amazing clarity”. Jonnyfez wrote in their Benq BL2405 review “The picture is excellent in comparison to the much bigger 4K TVs you see running demos I think it's pretty much as good on sharpness and clarity”. Three years ago E B gave the product a rating of 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “It has good colour and clarity so also good for photographs”.

Two customers who reviewed it thought it had a wide viewing angle. Markoppenheim wrote “They also seem to have a really good viewing angle” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 9 stars. Morgan wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon.co.uk “I have not noticed any lag issues when playing "faster" type of games and the viewing angle etc have been great”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9hlaxlbhbe 1920x10802msvgadvihdmi, 9hlf5latbe 1920x10802msvgahdmidp, 9hlf5latbe 9hlf5latbe, 9hlaxlbhbe bl2405ht, 9hlf5latbe bl2405pt, info 1920x10802ms, benq bl2405htled, info 9hlf5latbe, benq 9hlf5latbe, code 9hlf5latbe, benq 1920x1080, benq bl2405pt, code bl2405ht, info bl2405pt, benq p203520p, benq p240890p, code bl2405pt, home bl2405ht, benq p174499p, info bl2405ht, benq 250cdm2, benq 12m1
Barcodes 04718755049644, 04718755050442, 04718755065804, 05054629368367

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