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Benq GL2250

83

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Benq GL2250

£71.94
Benq GL2250
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A classic and extremely good value for money 21.5" PC monitor, with good features and low running costs
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Benq GL2250 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Benq GL2250 number 333 in medium monitors and number 334 across all PC monitors.
95
Reviews
599 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
68
Features
Good Features
64
Age
3 Years Old
72
Running Costs
£62 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 92%, based on 599 reviews. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC monitors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC screens 2018.
This Benq PC monitor has running costs of £62 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,255 PC monitors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC monitors.
Customers report it is fairly priced, good product quality and that it is easy to use.
The GL2250 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a stand included
Smaller than average display diagonal
Narrower than average vertical viewing angle

Should You Buy it Now?

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Benq GL2250 Video Reviews

Benq GL2250 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this flatpanel monitor rated this PC display as exceptional on average. 295 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this PC display the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its LCD Screens

Based on 22,424 user and expert reviews (including 1,896 verified purchases), Benq has excellent reviews for its PC screens. 96% of those that bought a Benq LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

80 customers thought this PC monitor was good value for money.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

36 customers who bought it reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Seven customers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use, five people who purchased it considered that it was easy to assemble and five owners who reviewed the product thought it was easy to setup. four owners thought it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Nine people who reviewed it agreed that it had good colour saturation, nine people concluded that it had good picture quality and two people said that it had clear images. two people who reviewed it considered that it had a sharp image.

  • The images are clear and sharp with vivid colours it's altogether a really nice looking monitor…
    G. Kind (Amazon) - October 2012
  • The colours are very good…
  • Definition, colours, view angle, solid, stable stand which tilts…
    AVLaughton (Amazon) - November 2012
  • There is a slight noticeable lack of good contrast in colours, especially a shade of gray, black…
  • 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…
  • Great little screen with good graphics and print representation…
  • If you need to read stuff from display, when you do document editing or even simple graphics, please do not expect this monitor will give you pleasant experience…
  • The colours are bright and crisp…
  • A friend of mine who is more computer savvy tells me the resolutions and clarity are excellent…
  • Nice screen, good clarity with no dead pixels…
    Mark (Amazon.co.uk) - February 2013

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Six people who reviewed it concluded that it was thin and three customers who purchased this PC monitor considered that it was a good size.

Customers Report Nice Design

Four people who bought it wrote that it was good looking and two owners who bought it concluded that it was well designed.

Customers Report That it is Robust

10 people said in their reviews that it was well made.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Four owners reckoned that this PC monitor had good features.

  • A very good, well built, monitor, with a host of useful facilities, and, at a shade over £120, excellent value for money !
  • The bonus features such as a "low blue light" mode are a nice touch too…
  • The quality of the screen is second to none and the features are ideal…
    Billy Spence (Amazon) - February 2014
  • A very good, well built, monitor, with a host of useful facilities, and, at a shade over…

Value For Money

Phenomenally Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £71.94 it is cheaper than 97% of PC monitors.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The average 5 year running cost of the GL2250 is £62 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 3,255 flatpanel monitors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LCD screen was released in May 2014.

Features

Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

Flatpanel monitors have display diagonals of between 3.5" and 95", and the average display diagonal is 25". The Benq GL2250's display diagonal of only 21.5" is smaller than average when compared to most other PC monitors. It is in the smallest 28% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors.

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Average Response Time

The response time of the Benq GL2250 of 5ms is pretty typical compared to most other PC displays. It is slower than 41% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The Benq GL2250's vertical viewing angle of only 160° is narrower than 81% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. The average vertical viewing angle of all PC screens is 160°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°.

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the PC screens the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The Benq GL2250's horizontal viewing angle of only 170° is in the narrowest 25% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

Like most other flatpanel monitors, the Benq GL2250 does not have a built-in USB hub. 81% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Benq GL2250's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is fairly standard compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is higher than 48% of all PC monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Stand Included

The Benq GL2250 has a stand included, which is unusual. 84% of flatpanel monitors do not have a stand included.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq 9hl6vlatpe, benq 9hl6xladbe, benq gl2250hm

Barcodes:

05054531095924

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