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Benq BL2711U PC Monitor

£447.59
27" 20000000:1 LED Mar 2015
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £107.68 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good expert reviews
Good product quality
Popular choice
11 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This flatpanel monitor received an expert rating of 80% from gadgetshow.channel5.com.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 17 user reviews this LCD screen has an overall user rating of 73 out of 100.

Benq PC Monitors Have Excellent Reviews

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


Design

Nice Design

Some people who bought it thought it was neat. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer said “There are 4 USB 3.0 outputs which are very useful and tidy” in their review of the Benq BL2711 however they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. In December this year Pitabread wrote in their Benq BL2711 review on Amazon “It has a cable management system to keep the cables in the back of the monitor looking neat”.

One person who reviewed it said that it was good looking. One Benq BL2711 owner who bought it thought it was smooth. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “It is great to have smooth fonts for once” however they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

One person concluded that the product was a good design. Amazon Customer wrote in December this year “Overall this is a great monitor for design” in their Benq BL2711 review but despite that they gave the Benq BL2711 a score of 3 stars.

One Benq BL2711 owner who reviewed the Benq BL2711 concluded that it was well designed. Glenn A. wrote “Its well designed, flexible, has plenty of connectivity options (including HDMI 2.0 to support 4k @ 60Hz” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Good Product Quality

Several Benq BL2711 owners who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was good quality. Abraham John said in his review of the Benq BL2711 this month “Good picture quality”. Ah said “Beautiful screen quality”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Benq BL2711 this year “The picture quality is superb” .

Easy to Use

Several Benq BL2711 owners who reviewed this PC monitor mentioned that it was easy to use. In December this year Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “It has increased the ease of use for me incredibly” although they only rated it 60 out of 100. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Better quality control is needed”.

A few Benq BL2711 owners reckoned that this PC monitor was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer said this month “The touch buttons allow for fast alteration of settings on the Benq, so no need to click through clunky menus with stiff buttons”. Pitabread mentioned “To tweak the monitor settings is easy as the menus are so easy to select, you just touch the bottom right of the monitor” in their review of this PC monitor.

One person considered that it had a good experience. Amazon Customer wrote “It has made using my PC a great experience, combined with Windows 10” in their Benq BL2711 review but they only rated the Benq BL2711 3 stars.

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Robust

Some Benq BL2711 reviewers who purchased the Benq BL2711 considered that it was well made. Abraham John said on Amazon in December “Solid feel” in his Benq BL2711 review. Amazon Customer said on Amazon in the same month “Light colours has slight horizontal ridges or bands which are noticeable - whereas the BL2711U displays clear solid colours perfectly”. Mr D G Taylor he wrote in December last year “The build quality wasn't very good & being a TN panel”.

One Benq BL2711 owner considered that the Benq BL2711 was strong and durable. Glenn A. said in his review “Sturdy stand too” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Connectivity

One Benq BL2711 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was good in terms of USB connections. One Benq BL2711 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity.


Good Picture Quality

Several people mentioned that it had good picture quality.

Good Sound Quality

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it had good sound quality. Pitabread said in December “The sound quality is ok and has decent volume.” in their review of this PC monitor.


Power

Good Environmental Credentials

One customer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was good in terms of power usage. Glenn A. wrote in his review of this PC monitor “Blanks it out when not in use after a short time - good for power saving” and scored the product very highly.


Price

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Reasonably Priced

Two customers who bought it reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote “The monitor provides a great deal of flexibility, lots of viewing heights” but even so they gave the product a score of 3 stars.

Not Cheap

After checking the price of 513 PC displays of this type and age they range in price from £49 to £9,999. We think that this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other PC displays of this type and age.


Other

Popular Choice

The BL2711 is one the best selling LCD screen currently available for purchase.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium monitor was released in March 2015.


Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer reckoned that the product was not good structurally. Abraham John mentioned in his review on Amazon a few weeks ago “The biggest problem is the poor construction of the power on button”.

One person who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was not thick. Amazon Customer wrote “The first one I received had a dead pixel and a loose element inside which could be heard moving around when the screen was tilted (a screw maybe?” and gave the Benq BL2711 a rating of 60 out of 100.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was not heavy. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com said in their review in December last year “A hefty display that's aimed at professionals who need to make the most of every pixel”.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Very High

The average 8 year running cost of the BL2711 is £108 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the most expensive to run flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq BL2711 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to this LCD screen also have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Asus VG278 (£301.98), or the Samsung S32E590C (£449.91).

We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this LCD screen and we think the Acer CB290C is also worth considering.

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Ergonomics

Features Picture-in-Picture Support

The Benq BL2711 features Picture-in-Picture support. Most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age also feature Picture-in-Picture support.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Benq BL2711 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as this PC monitor also have an Energy Star certified.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Benq BL2711 has a microphone in, as do most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as this LCD screen.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most similar spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as this flatpanel monitor have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Benq BL2711 which has one HDMI port.

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Display

Has an HDCP

The Benq BL2711 has an HDCP. Most of the other PC displays of a similar type and age to this PC monitor also have an HDCP.

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Quite Fast Response Time

At only 4 milliseconds, the Benq BL2711 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. The fastest response time of flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago is 1ms and the slowest is 40ms.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9hld2lbqbe 3840x21604msvgadvi2, 9hld2lbqbe 9hld2lbqbe, 9hld2lbqbe bl2711u, info 3840x21604ms, code 9hld2lbqbe, info 9hld2lbqbe, benq bl2711uled, benq 9hld2lbqbe, benq 3840x2160, benq p221783p, pumps bl2711u, code bl2711u, info bl2711u, benq 300cdm2, acme bl2711u
Barcodes 04718755055355, 05054629821862

Benq BL2711 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq BL2711 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 692,351 product attributes, 78,668 PC monitor reviews and 7,521,600 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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