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Owner Reviews Are Excellent
The average owner rating of this PC screen is superb based on 18 owner reviews.
Several Benq BL912 reviewers agreed that the Benq BL912 was retro. Duncan Woodward said “It's a good deal, especially if you're looking for a modern monitor for a retro computer or console”. P. Skidmore said “Perfect for retro gaming” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it an excellent review score. Paul Vernon wrote “Awesome for Retro Acorn Archimedes computers!” and gave it a very good rating.
One Benq BL912 reviewer who reviewed the Benq BL912 reckoned that it was neat. Ejr wrote “Externally it is neat and unobtrusive with easily adjustable height, tilt” in their review.
Several Benq BL912 owners who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Des mentioned in their review on Amazon “Feels just as cheap as you might suspect.”. Duncan Woodward mentioned in his Benq BL912 review on Amazon “A cheap monitor with a trick up it's sleeve”. Duncan Woodward also wrote “The general build quality is a bit cheap feeling”.
Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Screens
Benq small monitors have excellent ratings on average and across all PC screens Benq is one of the top rated manufacturers.
Easy to Use
One person said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Sully gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “It also has blue-light adjustments which are so simple to use via a button on the base of the monitor” in their review of this PC monitor.
One customer said in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to setup. Sully rated the product 5 stars and said “The monitor itself couldn't have been easier to set up, came well protected”.
One Benq BL912 owner reckoned that it was a good height.
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Good Picture Quality
One Benq BL912 owner reckoned that this PC monitor had good colour saturation. Six years ago Ejr said on Amazon “The Windows 7 monitor calibration tool failed to yield a pleasant display with accurate colours” in their review of this PC monitor but they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.
This PC display has an LED display, which is typical of many comparable spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as it.
There are a number of alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the HP W1972a[plb_1398440_price].
1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on flatpanel monitors of this age and type.
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This PC screen has a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on PC screens of this type and age.
Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)
At only 0.3 Watts, the Benq BL912 has a quite low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the BL912 the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.15W to 18W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 4.2W.
5 Reasons Against
Poor Product Quality
Some people who reviewed it mentioned that it was not good quality. Duncan Woodward said on Amazon “Whilst not the best quality picture” in his review of the Benq BL912 but he still rated it 4 stars. Six years ago Ejr said in their review of the Benq BL912 on Amazon “Inadequate image quality and hard to adjust”.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Benq BL912 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in speaker(s).
There are a number of other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might want to look at including the E1780SD[pl_2236816_price], or the B1780SD[pl_2236791_price] both from iiyama which also has a higher rating.
Like most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to the BL912, the Benq BL912 is not 3D.
PC screens which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Benq BL912 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other small monitors that were launched around the same time as the BL912 also do not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The Benq BL912 does not have a card reader integrated, although this is within the context that most of the other small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BL912 also do not have a card reader integrated.
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OK Running Costs
The BL912 is typical compared to the other 268 similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago that we have looked at for 8 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the BL912 is £48.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Benq released the BL912.
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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