With the BL702A Flicker-free LED backlight panel, an ultra-high dynamic contrast ratio of 120,000:1, and BeQ's exclusive Senseye Technology to offer you the best viewing quality at all times.The...
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Owner Reviews Are Excellent
On average, BL702 owners rated this PC screen as marvellous.
Four customers considered that this PC monitor was retro. Duncan Woodward wrote on Amazon “It's a good deal, especially if you're looking for a modern monitor for a retro computer or console” in his Benq BL702 review. P. Skidmore wrote on Amazon “Perfect for retro gaming”. Paul Vernon wrote in his review “Awesome for Retro Acorn Archimedes computers!”.
One Benq BL702 reviewer who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it was neat.
Several customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was a bargain for the price. In December last year Des mentioned “Feels just as cheap as you might suspect.”. A few weeks ago Duncan Woodward wrote “A cheap monitor with a trick up it's sleeve”. Duncan Woodward also mentioned “The general build quality is a bit cheap feeling”.
On average Benq small monitors have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all flatpanel monitors produced by Benq.
Easy to Use
One person who reviewed the Benq BL702 concluded that it was easy to use. Two years ago Sully wrote “It also has blue-light adjustments which are so simple to use via a button on the base of the monitor” and scored the Benq BL702 5 stars.
One Benq BL702 owner wrote in their reviews that the Benq BL702 was easy to setup. Two years ago Sully scored this PC monitor 5 stars and wrote “The monitor itself couldn't have been easier to set up, came well protected”.
One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good height. Ejr mentioned “Externally it is neat and unobtrusive with easily adjustable height, tilt and swivel”.
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Good Picture Quality
One person wrote in their reviews that the Benq BL702 had good colour saturation. Five years ago Ejr said “The Windows 7 monitor calibration tool failed to yield a pleasant display with accurate colours” in their review of this PC monitor however they scored it 60 out of 100.
This PC screen has an LED display, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this age and type.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper PC monitor such as the Acer V196HQL[plb_3049274_price] or you might consider a better rated PC monitor such as the HP W1972a[plb_1398440_price], or the Samsung LS19C20[plb_2185002_price].
1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as it.
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This PC monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on PC displays of this age and type.
Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal
At 170 degrees, the Benq BL702 has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for a similar time to the BL702. The average viewing angle, horizontal of small monitors that were released around the same time as the BL702 is 150°, and the viewing angle, horizontals range from 40° to 180°.
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Poor Product Quality
Some people mentioned in their reviews that the Benq BL702 was not good quality. Duncan Woodward mentioned in his review on Amazon “Whilst not the best quality picture”. Ejr mentioned on Amazon five years ago “Inadequate image quality and hard to adjust” in their review of this PC monitor.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Benq BL702 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the BL702 also do not have a built-in speaker(s).
Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at include the Acer V176L[plb_2693588_price], the Hannspree HP205DJB[plb_2360766_price], or the Edge10 EF185a[plb_1760823_price] which is also cheaper.
Like most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the BL702, the Benq BL702 is not 3D.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Benq BL702 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Like most of the other PC screens that were launched more than two years ago, the Benq BL702 does not have a card reader integrated.
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a card reader integrated which you might want to look at including the Samsung LS20C300[plb_2185005_price].
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Average Running Costs
The average 5 year running cost of the BL702 is £30 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 264 PC screens of a comparable spec and age.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Benq released the BL702.
1280 x 1024
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
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
I bought this monitor to work with my Acorn Archimedes computers which have either 9-pin or 15-pin D-sub connectors with a maximum of 800x600 SVGA output. Primarily the Archimedes use TV style... Read more…
Whilst not the best quality picture, it's perfectly acceptable.
I bought this monitor on the strength of over reviews stating that it can handle 15kHz signal (so hence, it's a multisync monitor)... Read more…
As you can imagine, at this price point, the quality is... well, its all very plastic and there is only one VGA input and a power connector. Thats all. No DVI, no fancy stuff... The stand is non... Read more…
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.22 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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