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Benq GL2023A PC Monitor

19.5" 1600 X 900 12000000:1 LED Jan 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £40.00 Electricity cost over 5 years
User reviews are good
Reasonably priced
Best seller
76 Reviews
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User Reviews Are Good

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

Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Screens

We checked 10,044 owner and expert reviews (including 102 verified purchases) for Benq flatpanel monitors and found that on average Benq has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Benq has excellent ratings specifically for its small monitors.


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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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”.


Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the GL2023 is £40 over 8 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 267 LCD screens of a comparable age and spec.

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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”.


Best Seller

The GL2023 is one the top selling LCD screen currently on sale.

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the GL2023 in January 2013.


Good 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.

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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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.


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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Weight & Dimensions

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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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq GL2023 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Edge10 ET185a, or the AOC E950 (£74.99).

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1600 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Benq GL2023 is 1600 x 900 pixels. That's 10% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. Across all small monitors that were released more than two years ago the display resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the small monitors that have been available for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor the viewing angles, vertical range from 40° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 140°. At only 65 degrees, the Benq GL2023 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to this flatpanel monitor.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 90 degrees, the Benq GL2023 has one of the narrower viewing angles, horizontal amongst small monitors of this age. Across all the PC monitors of a similar age and spec to this PC display the viewing angles, horizontal range from 40° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 150°.

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Has an Energy Star Certified

The Benq GL2023 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to this PC monitor also have an Energy Star certified.

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9hla1lad8e 1600x9005msvga, 9hla1lad8e 9hla1lad8e, info 1600x9005msvga, 9hla1lad8e gl2023a, benq 9hla1lbq8e, info 9hla1lad8e, benq 9hla1lad8e, home 9hla1lbq8e, benq 1600x900, benq c94gza00, benq p177831p, benq c94gzs00, benq 8nvqzs00, benq 8nvqza00, benq gl2023a, info gl2023a, home gl2023a
Barcodes 00021111545174, 00163599183704, 00172857315177, 00313962106070, 00611104743894, 00840046028114, 00874390000908, 04718755044779, 05052916771654, 08400460281148

Benq GL2023 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq GL2023 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 691,708 product attributes, 78,213 PC monitor reviews and 8,104,600 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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