Whether you're catching up on the latest show on the Internet or viewing documents, the BeQ GL2023A LED monitor is the perfect choice for you! Featuring a dynamic contrast ratio of 12M:1, response...
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Good Owner Reviews
This LCD screen has an average owner rating of 84 out of 100 based on 100 owner reviews.
A few Benq GL2023 owners who purchased the Benq GL2023 reckoned that it was good value for money. Ab1951 rated the product as very good and mentioned in their Benq GL2023 review “Great price”. Ab1951 also said “Fantastic value”. Alison mentioned in her review of this PC monitor on Amazon “High quality for a low price” and rated it as very good.
Several Benq GL2023 owners said in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Blondeinboots said in their review of the Benq GL2023 “Cheap and cheerful” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. D. Ethelston wrote “I needed a cheap, good monitor” in their Benq GL2023 review. David P. wrote in his review two years ago “The monitor is also cheap, which is it's biggest advantage” but he only scored it 2 stars.
One customer who purchased this PC monitor thought it was cheap. David P. wrote on Amazon “This monitor is a decent budget monitor”.
Good Product Quality
Fifteen people thought the product was good quality. Alison rated it as very good and she mentioned “This monitor looks expensive and the image quality is excellent! This monitor is good for everyday use as the led backlight makes images crisp”. In January last year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Great size and quality” in their review. Anthony said last year “This works perfectly! Overall a great product purchased that is of high quality and will last a long time, I highly recommend anyone to invest in this product” and rated it as excellent.
A number of Benq GL2023 reviewers thought this PC monitor was good looking. A.bell mentioned “Many thanks for a nice looking uniteasy to set upHasn't tchnology moved on” in their review. Mr. L Murphy said “HD videos on YouTube show up beautifully despite it not being a 1080p screen” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Three years ago Pcq wrote on Amazon “Beautiful montors (I bought two”.
One Benq GL2023 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good design. H.e.i.w said “Good picture The price No dead pixels Robust feeling design The cons” .
Easy to Use
A few Benq GL2023 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor wrote that it was easy to setup. A.bell mentioned in their Benq GL2023 review on Amazon three years ago “Very clear in use, easy to set up”. Mr. Steven F. Groves said “Clear pictures and so easy to set up! It's amazing how technology moves on” in his Benq GL2023 review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Pargan said in their Benq GL2023 review three years ago “Graphics for the money, was despatched very quickly, easy to setup”.
Several people thought the product was easy to use. Four years ago Skater Gal wrote “It's very stylish looking and easy to use” in their review of the Benq GL2023 and scored the Benq GL2023 very highly.
One customer who bought the product considered that it had a good experience. Three years ago Jamie he said in his review on Amazon “Save up your £75 towards a samsung at a £100 which will give you the best resolutions and experience”.
One person who bought this PC monitor considered that it was easy to assemble. Rm said on Amazon “The one I was able to set up is good quality and was easy to put together and set up” in their review of the Benq GL2023 and gave the Benq GL2023 a score of 80 out of 100.
One customer wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use the menus. Skater Gal rated the product 5 stars and said four years ago “I love the different monitor settings and I currently have it on photo mode as I'm an amateur photographer” in their review.
Benq Has Excellent LCD Screen Reviews
Benq is one of the leading PC display brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Benq also has excellent ratings for its small monitors.
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Two customers who bought it agreed that it was reliable. Dradeelali mentioned “Trustworthy and reliable” in their review. Emily wrote “I love this monitor its very reliable and for something so cheap its great quality.” in her review and scored the product 80 out of 100.
One Benq GL2023 owner said in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Franziska Liebig rated it as very good and wrote in their review “My old laptop monitor was broken and it was cheaper to get an external monitor than to have it fixed”.
One person concluded that this PC monitor was well made. One Benq GL2023 owner who purchased the Benq GL2023 considered that it was strong and durable.
Good Picture Quality
Several Benq GL2023 owners who reviewed the product thought it had good picture quality. Isobel Noble wrote “Picture, quality and size was perfect” and scored it very highly. A number of customers said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Stokie mentioned on Amazon “Very good colours, nice shiny black trim - does the job perfectly”.
The GL2023 is one the top selling flatpanel monitor currently on sale.
Some Benq GL2023 owners who bought it mentioned that it was a good size. Amazon Customer scored the Benq GL2023 4 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “Nice size for its price and the picture”. Jf wrote “Nice size, colours are good” in their review of this PC monitor.
A number of Benq GL2023 reviewers concluded that this PC monitor was thin. Mr Rowland R Denniss said in his review on Amazon “It looks sleek and is is quite thin, my only criticism is the control button names are just raised dimples in the plastic just under the screen” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Mrs Arbon rated the product 5 stars and wrote “Really nice colours, great looking and slim”.
One person reckoned that this PC monitor was a good height.
One Benq GL2023 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Benq GL2023 was able to connect to the internet. Amazon Customer said in their review of this PC monitor “I use it as a second monitor for TV/Internet and its great for that”.
One Benq GL2023 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had email functionality. Four years ago Mrs Arbon wrote “1 quick email and got it sorted”.
This LCD screen has an LED display, which is typical of many small monitors that came out more than two years ago.
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to consider including the Asus VS197T-P[plb_1445370_price], or the Acer V196HQL[plb_3049274_price] which has better reviews; or the DELL P1913[plb_1454275_price] which is cheaper.
1600 X 900 Supported Graphics Resolutions
The highest resolution of the Benq GL2023 is 1600 x 900. That's 13% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). Flatpanel monitors of this age and type supported graphics resolutionss range from 720 x 400 to 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).
Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)
The smallest display diagonal (metric) of small monitors that are a similar age to the GL2023 is 8.9cm and the biggest is 490cm. The Benq GL2023 has a very big display diagonal (metric) (49.53 centimeters) compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the GL2023.
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Unacceptable Noise Level
One customer reckoned that it was not quiet. Lee Smith he said on Amazon “Good for beginners or people who dont care about their monitor Not good for gaming as its quiet small and low resolution” in his review.
Recent Price Increase of £3.94
In the last 58 days the GL2023 has increased in price by £3.94.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Benq GL2023 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC screens of this age and spec also do not have a built-in speaker(s).
We compared this PC display to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Hanns.G HE195[plb_1728407_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.
Most PC monitors of this age and spec are not 3D. The Benq GL2023 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other small monitors that were released more than two years ago, the Benq GL2023 does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The Benq GL2023 does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the GL2023 also do not have a card reader integrated.
Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical
The viewing angle, verticals of small monitors that came out more than two years ago range from 40° to 180°. At only 65 degrees, the Benq GL2023 has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the GL2023.
Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal
The Benq GL2023 has one of the narrower viewing angle, horizontals (only 95 degrees) amongst small monitors of this age. The viewing angle, horizontals of small monitors that are a comparable age to the GL2023 range from 40° to 180°.
Very Dim Display Brightness
The average display brightness of small monitors that were released around the same time as the GL2023 is 250 cd/m². At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Benq GL2023 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other small monitors that were released more than two years ago.
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Running Costs Are OK
Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the GL2023 will cost £26 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 264 small monitors that have been available for more than two years.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Benq released the GL2023 over three years ago.
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1600 x 900
0.27 x 0.27
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
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, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
A budget widescreen LED monitor, just what I was looking for! I was looking for th biggest screen within my budget and BenQ showed up so many times. I read the reviews and all seemed great.
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Absolutely disgusting. Bought for my son to use with his gaming computer. Box says windows compatible but says nothing about no hdmi socket. They then charge you 30%!!!!!!!! to refund you as box... Read more…
Bought 2 x of these screens to have an extended screen settings :) Both came on time but can only set up 1 because the other screen didn't come with a power cable :(
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Came with an old fashion cable which was inconvenient. I should have checked but would have been good had the cable been highlighted. Easy to get adapter. Need is short term so we are not... Read more…
Very good screen, got it wall mounted above my desk hooked up to my laptop via VGA with a VGA to HDMI converted. The anti-flicker technology must really work as I get less headaches and eye strain... Read more…
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.2 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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