Whether you're catching up on the latest show on the Internet or viewing documents, the BeQ GL2250 LED monitor is the perfect choice for you in style! Featuring a dynamic ratio of 12M:1, Senseye...
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User Reviews Are Excellent
On average, based on 410 user reviews the average user rating of this Benq LCD screen is outstanding.
A number of customers who purchased it agreed that it was well made. Avlaughton scored the product 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon five years ago “Definition, colours, view angle, solid, stable stand which tilts”. C. A. Jones wrote on Amazon “Picture is excellent and build seems to be good too”. Four years ago Jonathan Cook wrote “Purchased two of these screens for a dual set up on my computer, fantastic quality image with a solid build quality” in his review.
Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Tim Fothergill wrote in his review “It's a sturdy piece with a good resolution for its size” and gave this PC monitor an excellent review.
Several customers who reviewed the Benq GL2250 thought it was reliable. Anas Sh Din said on Amazon “Definetly buy it if you are looking for something reliable” and scored the Benq GL2250 5 stars. Bill mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon four years ago “Following on from my seven-year-old 12inch Medion screen, this is just terrific! Hope it will be as reliable as the Medion” and rated the product 5 stars.
Several Benq GL2250 owners who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was thin. Michael Mccann wrote in his review on Amazon “The build quality is very good, display is excellent and the slim bevel really makes a difference”. Michael Mccann also said “When people come over, they usually think it is a lot more expensive than it is due to its sleek form factor and slim bezel”. Mike said “It is thinner and lighter as expected” in his review of the Benq GL2250.
A number of people who reviewed it thought it was a good size. Three years ago Billy Spence gave the product an excellent review and he mentioned “Ideal Size monitor at a great price” in his review of the Benq GL2250. Also three years ago Graham wrote “Nice size picture quality excellent this my second one the speakers aren't that great on the speaker version buy this one which is cheaper” in his review. Hls mentioned in their review of the Benq GL2250 “Nice size and if your not a fan of widescreens it's not too wide looking” .
A number of Benq GL2250 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was a good height. Three years ago Benjamin rated the product 80 out of 100 and he said “Good monitor, not height adjustable though” in his Benq GL2250 review. Lauri V wrote “It has also no height adjustment, so I've stacked mine on top of a box for better ergonomy” in her review of the Benq GL2250.
A number of Benq GL2250 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good weight. One person reckoned that it was good physically. Petera said in their review of the Benq GL2250 on Amazon “The controls are real physical switches discretely hidden away on the side as opposed to the touch controls which I hate”.
Good Product Quality
Some Benq GL2250 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality. -Happy Customer said on Amazon “It is perfect, slim, amazing picture quality and it gets my friend jealous because he bought the 2450 without knowing there was a newer model” in their review. Adlerinternational wrote “However, if you want to enjoy BluRay or DVD for proper picture quality for movie, or music video for opera, this is not suitable”. Adlerinternational also said “Buy high quality and larger screen monitor”.
Easy to Use
Eight customers who reviewed the Benq GL2250 agreed that it was easy to use. -Happy Customer wrote on Amazon four years ago “Couldn't be more happier with this product, Driver was easily installed and easy to use, Bought another one which is arriving tomorrow”. In the same month J. P. Smith gave it an excellent rating and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “I found this monitor very easy to use quite simply plug & play It auto set the resolution & screen size”. Jonathan Cook gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Benq GL2250 “Some of that paper stuff all companies seem to use these days”.
A few people who bought it said that it was easy to use the menus. Cd said in their Benq GL2250 review on Amazon “It arrived as advertised and was good to go within 30 mins; a little adjustment to pers pref (default settings are just fine too)”. M. J. D. Crowley wrote on Amazon “As supplied the screen was way too bright and going into settings the brightness was pre-set to 100%”. S. Bowler rated the Benq GL2250 4 stars and wrote two years ago “Full review + setup settings”.
A number of Benq GL2250 owners considered that the product was easy to assemble. Jacqueline Stitt mentioned on Amazon four years ago “I am really pleased I did, this monitor was so easy to put together, meaning putting the stand together” and gave it a score of 5 stars. L. Erskine mentioned in their review of the Benq GL2250 “I should recommend it though as it is easy to put together and connect.I am very happy with it” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Lyn Kendall wrote in her review of this PC monitor on Amazon “It's huge! Easy to assemble and takes up a minimum of desk space”.
Some Benq GL2250 owners who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was easy to setup. Andrew Goloskof said on Amazon “Easy to set up and worked straight from the box” in his review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Brindle444 wrote in their review “Good moniter arrived on the day it was promised easy to set up”. Gordon Keen wrote “Good performance for the price and no problems with setting up”.
One customer who bought this PC monitor considered that it had a good experience. Electrosquid rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “Makes the whole computer experience so much better”.
Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Christopher P. Hick said “This monitor look great visually and in appearance it's nice sleek” in his review. Duncan mentioned on Amazon “This monitor is very stylish and very big at 24”. Five years ago G. Kind mentioned in their Benq GL2250 review “Sharp with vivid colours it's altogether a really nice looking monitor”.
Several people who purchased the Benq GL2250 reckoned that it was a good design. Philip Wallenius wrote on Amazon four years ago “Nice, slick design with glossy surface” and scored the Benq GL2250 very highly. Also four years ago William said “The design is sleek and it is well-built as it barely wobbles on my desk” in his review and rated the product as very good. Zayn Dubois Gafar rated the Benq GL2250 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Benq GL2250 on Amazon in the same month “The monitor has a nice sleek design and I think it would fit in nicely in pretty much any computer set up”.
One customer who bought it reckoned that it was neat. Throb1603 scored it very highly and wrote in their Benq GL2250 review on Amazon “A very impressed indeed !Firstly size-wow! (previous monitor was 19 inch) altho unit is very slim and neat when wall mounted”.
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Several people wrote in their reviews that the Benq GL2250 was good value for money. Adlerinternational mentioned in their Benq GL2250 review two years ago “At this price, LED screen large enough for normal task, such as supplement to PC or using to monitor (CCTV, etc), that is fine” . Adlerinternational also wrote “With all that, for use other than watching film opera music DVD, this is good value Monitor for LED type”. Four years ago Amazon Customer scored it 5 stars and said in their Benq GL2250 review on Amazon “Excellent screen quality and great price”.
A number of people who reviewed the product concluded that it was cheap. Christopher P. Hick mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Perfect 1080p resolution what i like about the monitor is its crisp picture and colours perfect for low budget PC gamers” in his review of the Benq GL2250. F L E X ` rated it 5 stars and mentioned “Great Budget Gaming Monitor”. F L E X ` also wrote “However, this is the 'budget' version of the 2460”.
A few Benq GL2250 reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Electrosquid wrote in their Benq GL2250 review on Amazon “The buttons are arranged along the left hand side of the monitor, they feel a tad cheap”. R3d Bu11 mentioned on Amazon “Jaw-droppingly cheap price and great monitor” in their Benq GL2250 review. Scribe said on Amazon four years ago “A bargain for the price” in their review of this PC monitor.
Good Picture Quality
A few customers concluded that it had good colour saturation. Adlerinternational said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “There is a slight noticeable lack of good contrast in colours, especially a shade of gray, black” yet they gave this PC monitor a score of 60 out of 100. Crookers said on Amazon “Colours are good (use with Lightroom for editing photos” in their review of this PC monitor. F L E X ` wrote “The colours are very good” in their Benq GL2250 review.
Thirteen people who reviewed the Benq GL2250 mentioned that it had good picture quality. Bob Speight rated this PC monitor 4 stars and he mentioned “Picture quality good”. J. P. Smith said “Excellent image quality causing no eye strain” in their review of the Benq GL2250 and gave the Benq GL2250 a rating of 5 stars. Kev Shaw scored this PC monitor very highly and said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Colour and image quality is amazing and plently big enough”.
A number of customers considered that the Benq GL2250 had a sharp image. Majorfubar mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality in terms of sharpness and resolution is perfectly acceptable” nonetheless they only gave this PC monitor a score of 3 stars. Petera said “The colour definition and image sharpness are superb”.
One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it had a flickering image. Four years ago Bill said “Definition are spot on, with no flicker/shadows/delays etc”. One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had a wide viewing angle.
Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Monitors
Benq is one of the leading PC monitor manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Benq also has excellent ratings for its medium monitors.
According to sales data from Amazon, the GL2250 is a popular choice amongst people who purchased LCD screens in the last 3 months.
Good Technical Features
Three Benq GL2250 owners who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it had good features. Three years ago Billy Spence mentioned on Amazon “The quality of the screen is second to none and the features are ideal” in his review of this PC monitor. Throb1603 said in their review “A very good, well built, monitor, with a host of useful facilities, and, at a shade over”.
Several customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had good technical guidance. Electrosquid said in their review of the Benq GL2250 on Amazon “The quick start guide takes you through it, even if a bit vaguely”. S. Bowler scored the product 80 out of 100 and said “There is a manual and CD setup within the box.” in their Benq GL2250 review.
Acceptable Noise Level
One Benq GL2250 owner who reviewed the Benq GL2250 considered that it was quiet. Dr Pedro Fonseca mentioned on Amazon “Since I have a nearly silent PC and a low-light environment this was very distressing” in their review of the Benq GL2250.
This PC screen has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on medium monitors that were launched in the last year.
There are a number of other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at including a cheaper PC monitor such as the LG 27UD68-W[plb_3304971_price] or you might consider a higher scoring PC monitor such as the Samsung P2350[plb_3248047_price].
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This LCD screen has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched in the last year.
Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)
The Benq GL2250 has one of the lower power consumption (PowerSave)s (only 0.3 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.21W to 52W.
Very Low Power Consumption (max)
At only 24 Watts, the Benq GL2250 has a fairly low power consumption (max) compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that came out in the last year. The lowest power consumption (max) of recently released medium monitors is 20W, the highest is 230W, and the average power consumption (max) is 48W.
Very Fast Response Time
At only 2 milliseconds, the Benq GL2250 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the GL2250. The fastest response time of PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the GL2250 is 1ms, the slowest is 20ms, and the average response time is 5.4ms.
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Some customers who bought the Benq GL2250 agreed that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Electrosquid said in their Benq GL2250 review on Amazon “Note though for normal computer use the VGA is fine (I don't think Windows has HD content?) No HDMI” however despite that they rated the Benq GL2250 5 stars. Ket wrote on Amazon three years ago “Does NOT have a HDMI connection (which I need) so I have promptly returned mine for the GL2450HM 24”. Peter North wrote “Be aware though that there is no HDMI input on these, which is partly where the cost saving comes in”.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Benq GL2250 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year do have a built-in speaker(s).
Other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider include the Samsung S24C650PL[plb_3814142_price] which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Benq GL2250 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the GL2250 also do not have a built-in camera.
The Benq GL2250 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the GL2250 are also not 3D.
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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Most latest PC displays do not have a card reader integrated. The Benq GL2250 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to it.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC displays that came out around the same time as it.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical
The average viewing angle, vertical of recently released medium monitors is 170°. At only 160 degrees, the Benq GL2250 has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other latest medium monitors.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal
With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 170 degrees, the Benq GL2250 has one of the narrower viewing angle, horizontals amongst medium monitors of this age. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of flatpanel monitors that came out in the last year is -5°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.
Very Small Color Gamut
With a color gamut of only 72 percent, the Benq GL2250 has one of the smaller color gamuts amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the GL2250 have color gamuts of between 68% and 110%, and the average color gamut is 82%.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
Similar spec LCD screens that were launched in the last year have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 250 candellas per square meter, the Benq GL2250 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
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Released Twelve Months Ago
This PC screen was released twelve months ago.
1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
0.248 x 0.248
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Ports & Interfaces
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Colour of Product
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64
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