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Benq GL2023A

£69.85
A great value for money and cheap to run 1600 x 900 PC display
19.5" 1600 X 900 Pixels 12000000:1 LED Jan 2013
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Benq GL2023 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very low running costs, we have ranked the Benq GL2023 number 213 across all PC monitors.
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£40 Over 8 Years
Overall Score
60
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Why Has it Scored 60?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 82%, based on 173 reviews. NEC flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer flatpanel monitors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2017.
This Benq PC monitor has running costs of only £40 over 8 years, which puts it in the cheapest 7% of all 2,768 PC displays that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is fairly priced, excellent connectivity and good product quality. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The GL2023 is missing some features:
Only 1600 x 900 pixels display resolution
Quite narrow viewing angle, vertical
Quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

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Benq GL2023 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

GL2023 owners on average rated this PC monitor 82 out of 100. Over 80% of reviewers gave this PC monitor either 4 or 5 stars.

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Benq Has Excellent Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

We checked 15,867 user and expert reviews (including 1,451 verified purchases) for Benq PC monitors and found that on average Benq has excellent reviews compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Benq flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Thirty-four people said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Three years ago Mjs wrote on Amazon “Great size and great picture for a very reasonable price”. Mjs also said “Good price for a great monitor” in their review. Mark D Pennington wrote in his review of the Benq GL2023 three years ago “I would fully recommend as the price is outweighed by the quality” .

One person said in their reviews that this PC monitor was expensive. In April last year Mohsin mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Better than buying one of the more expensive monitors, because​ it it provide the same thing” and gave it a rating of 8 stars.

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Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer considered that the Benq GL2023 was not quiet. Last year Lee Smith mentioned on Amazon “Good for beginners or people who dont care about their monitor Not good for gaming as its quiet small and low resolution”.

Users Report Good Connectivity

One owner who reviewed the Benq GL2023 said that it had email functionality. Mr Arbon he wrote “1 quick email and got it sorted”.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Fifteen customers who reviewed the Benq GL2023 agreed that it was good quality. Mc - Manchester mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The ageing LCD monitors have superior quality in comparison, I would only recommend these for use as CCTV monitors”. Mc - Manchester also said “I would advise you to spend a bit more money and get a better quality monitor” in their review. Mc - Manchester also wrote “Horrible picture and graphics quality - Only useful as CCTV monitors” in their review.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Five people thought it was easy to setup. Trevor Wickham said “Easy to set up” and scored the product 8 stars. Rm mentioned on Amazon “The one I was able to set up is good quality” in their review of the Benq GL2023 and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

Two people who bought this PC monitor agreed that it was easy to use. One customer concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Skater Gal wrote in their review of the Benq GL2023 “I love the different monitor settings and I currently have it on photo mode as I'm an amateur photographer”.

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Users Report Nice Design

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Mohsin said in their review of the Benq GL2023 on Amazon “This is the perfect monitor, its display is beautiful, definitely recommend it” and scored it 8 stars. Mr. L Murphy gave it a rating of 8 stars and mentioned on Amazon last year “HD videos on YouTube show up beautifully despite it not being a 1080p screen” in their review of the Benq GL2023. Skater Gal wrote in their Benq GL2023 review on Amazon “It's very stylish looking and easy to use” and scored this PC monitor 8 stars.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Three customers who purchased it said that it was a good size. Amazon Customer said “Nice size for its price and the picture” and scored it 6 stars. Jf gave it a rating of 6 stars and mentioned “Nice size, colours are good” in their Benq GL2023 review.

Two people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was thin. Mr Arbon said “Really nice colours, great looking and slim”. Mr Rowland R Denniss gave it a rating of 4 stars and he said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon four years ago “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”.

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Customers Report That it is Robust

Four people concluded that the product was well made. Mateusz Tolak mentioned “Solid monitor” in their review of this PC monitor. Last year William mentioned on Amazon “The colours are vibrant and the build itself sturdy” in his review of this PC monitor. Atree Ghosh wrote in their review of the Benq GL2023 “An adapter is cheaper than getting a monitor with one built in, so that's the upside”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was reliable. Emily mentioned “I love this monitor its very reliable and for something so cheap its great quality.” in her review of this PC monitor. Dradeelali said “Trustworthy and reliable” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 8 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. H.e.i.w wrote on Amazon “Good picture The price No dead pixels Robust feeling design The cons”.

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Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Four customers thought the Benq GL2023 had good picture quality. Four years ago Alison 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” and gave the product a score of 8 stars. Isobel Noble wrote on Amazon “Picture, quality and size was perfect” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

Three customers agreed that it had good colour saturation. Stokie gave this PC monitor a score of 6 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon three years ago “Very good colours, nice shiny black trim - does the job perfectly”.

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Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £69.85 it is cheaper than 97% of PC screens.

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Features

Only 1600 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

The Benq GL2023 has a maximum display resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. That's 31% smaller display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most common resolution. Across all LCD screens the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

LCD screens have viewing angles, vertical of between 10° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°. The Benq GL2023's viewing angle, vertical of only 65° is very narrow compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the narrowest 4% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The Benq GL2023's viewing angle, horizontal of only 90° is very narrow compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the narrowest 3% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of PC displays is 17°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most other LCD screens, the Benq GL2023 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the GL2023 in January 2013.


Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the GL2023 will cost only £40 over 8 years to run, which is in the cheapest 7% of all 2,768 LCD screens.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00021111545174, 00163599183704, 00172857315177, 00313962106070, 00611104743894, 00840046028114, 00874390000908, 04718755040047, 04718755044779, 05052916771654, 08400460281148

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