GL2450 owners on average rated this flatpanel monitor 90%.
Benq has excellent average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC display range compared to other manufacturers.
A few people who purchased the product thought it was good value for money. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said in their review “It's a damn good price for a 24-inch monitor”. Pcadvisor.co.uk said on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “BenQ's GL2450 is a decent, no-nonsense monitor at a very affordable price”.
One Benq GL2450 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “It's a great bargain” in their Benq GL2450 review.
Easy to Use
One customer said that it was easy to setup. Expert Reviews mentioned in their review “Easy to setup” but they only gave the product a score of 3 stars.
Good Picture Quality
One Benq GL2450 owner reckoned that the product had good picture quality.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the Benq GL2450 was thick. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “Based on a somewhat old-school design aesthetic, its classic black-picture-frame-on-a-stand look features a thick raised bezel incorporating a column of physical control buttons do”.
Good Product Quality
One customer wrote that the Benq GL2450 was good quality. Expert Reviews said three years ago “Good image quality for the price” in their review of the Benq GL2450 but despite that they only scored this PC monitor 60 out of 100.
This PC screen has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Hanns.G HL226 which is cheaper; or the Viewsonic VX2263SMHL (£117.99) which has better reviews.
1080p Supported Video Modes
This PC display has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on PC displays of this type and age.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This flatpanel monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.
Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)
With a power consumption (PowerSave) of only 0.3 Watts, the Benq GL2450 has a fairly low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other PC displays of this spec and age. The power consumption (PowerSave)s of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the GL2450 range from 0.14W to 80W.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Benq GL2450 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although this is within the context that most of the other LCD screens that were released around the same time as the GL2450 also do not have a built-in speaker(s).
Alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider include the HL226, or the HS221 (£97.14) both from Hanns.G.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Benq GL2450 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.
The Benq GL2450 is not 3D. Most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the GL2450 are also not 3D.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Like most of the other PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the GL2450, the Benq GL2450 does not have a card reader integrated.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical
Flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the GL2450 have viewing angle, verticals of between 15° and 180°. At only 160 degrees, the Benq GL2450 has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal
At only 170 degrees, the Benq GL2450 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age. The viewing angle, horizontals of PC monitors of this age and type range from -5° to 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.
1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported Video Modes
Full HD, HD
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.276 x 0.276
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
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Display Diagonal (metric)
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
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Built-In USB Hub
AC (power) in
TV Tuner Integrated
Colour of Product
Card Reader Integrated
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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