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Benq BL912

Benq BL912 PC Monitor

19" 1280 X 1024 12000000:1 LED Jul 2013
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BL912 is not only bringing great visual performance to your workstation and house, but also an essential part of your solutions to minimize total cost of ownership and maximize staff productivity... More
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11 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this PC screen is superb based on 18 owner reviews.

Nice Design

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.

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Reasonably Priced

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”.

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Good Size

One Benq BL912 owner reckoned that it was a good height.

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.

LED Display

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].

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Not 3D

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].

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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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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL912

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.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 7 June 2016 by Paul Vernon
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 11 April 2016 by Duncan Woodward
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 25 February 2016 by Alan T.
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic monitor. I have both my Amiga 500 using RGB adapter to VGA and Amiga 1200 with Indivision to DVI working a treat. I'm tempted to get another as a backup!

Reviewed 12 November 2015 by P. Skidmore
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect for retro gaming on an Amiga :) You wouldn't want to use this on any modern machine though!

Reviewed 20 July 2015 by Robert Bernardo
(Verified Purchase)

It came in excellent condition, and it works excellently with my old Amiga 3000 computer using the computer's VGA port and RGB port (because the BenQ can scan down to 15 KHz).

Reviewed 3 July 2015 by Victor L.
(Verified Purchase)

Very good.

(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 20 February 2015 by J.A.WHI
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased with monitor..It was a good choice..
not many about this size,couldnt go larger due to space..

Reviewed 20 August 2014 by Sadeep Verma
(Verified Purchase)
Reviewed 30 June 2014 by Mark Webber
(Verified Purchase)

Arrived promptly and well packaged.

This was a replacement for and CRT Screen on a machine and works well.

Would buy another if need arises.

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Electricity cost when switched on £46.15
Electricity cost when on standby £1.54
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Total running cost over 5 years £47.69
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 12m1, 1280x1084, benq p168487, benq p168487p, benq 1280x1084, benq 1280x1024, benq 9hlaplbqpe
Barcodes 04054842392331, 04718755048944, 05054533511804

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