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Benq GL2251M

68

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Benq GL2251M

£170.31
Benq GL2251M
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A good spec and very economical to run 22" PC monitor, but representing only middle of the road value for money
22" 1680 X 1050 Pixels 12000000:1 No Dec 2012
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Benq GL2251M Review

With low running costs, we have scored the Benq GL2251M as follows:
62
Value for Money
Good
68
Features
Good Features
60
Age
5 Years Old
88
Running Costs
£43 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

NEC LCD screens have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better LCD screens are available. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2018.
This PC monitor has running costs of £43 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,255 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC screens.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Wall mountable
Brilliant image quality
Ultra-Flexible height adjustment system (has)
12M:1 ultra high dynamic contrast for depth and definition
Improved eco mode for higher energy efficiency
Perfecting your audiovisual enjoyment with speakers
Superior response time
Senseye visual solution to your everyday viewing needs
Windows 8 and windows 7 compatible
EcoFACTS label
Energy star qualified
Only 1680 x 1050 pixels resolution
Smaller than average display diagonal

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £167.14 on Amazon UK 77 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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Benq GL2251M In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Brand

We checked 22,424 expert and owner reviews (including 1,896 verified purchases) for Benq flatpanel monitors and found that on average Benq has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Benq PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 54% of PC monitors, it has mediocre features, is over 6 months old and at £170.31 it does not seem like great value for money overall.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average 5 year running cost of the GL2251M is £43 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 3,255 PC screens.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This PC screen has been on the market since December 2012.

Features

Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the GL2251M is 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% smaller display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all PC screens ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of PC monitors is 3.5", the biggest is 95", and the average display diagonal is 25". The GL2251M's display diagonal of only 22" is smaller than average when compared to most other PC monitors. It is in the smallest 33% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature.

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Average Response Time

The response time of the Benq GL2251M of 5ms is relatively standard compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the slowest 66% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle of the Benq GL2251M of only 170° is in the narrowest 32% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature. The average horizontal viewing angle of all PC monitors is 170°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°.

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

Flatpanel monitors have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The vertical viewing angle of the Benq GL2251M of only 160° is narrower than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is narrower than 68% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq GL2251M has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 53% of PC displays which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The GL2251M's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is pretty typical compared to most other PC displays. It is higher than 63% of all PC displays when ranked by this feature.

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Wall Mountable

The Benq GL2251M is wall mountable, which is unusual. 92% of flatpanel monitors are not wall mountable.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq 9hl9tlatpe, benq 1680x1050, benq gl2251tm, benq 250cdm2, benq gl2251m

Barcodes:

04718755042218, 04718755042225, 04718755044434

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