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Benq GL955A PC Monitor

£58.49
18.5" 1366 X 768 12000000:1 LED Dec 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £29.74 Electricity cost over 5 years
User reviews are excellent
Reasonably priced
Good product quality
139 Reviews
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Reasonably Priced

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the Benq GL955A was good value for money. Last year Adlerinternational mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “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 mentioned “With all that, for use other than watching film opera music DVD, this is good value Monitor for LED type”. Amazon Customer said “Excellent screen quality and great price” in their review.

A number of Benq GL955A owners mentioned in their reviews that the Benq GL955A was cheap. Christopher P. Hick gave it a rating of 5 stars and he wrote “Perfect 1080p resolution what i like about the monitor is its crisp picture and colours perfect for low budget PC gamers”. Two years ago F L E X ` gave the product a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Great Budget Gaming Monitor” in their Benq GL955A review. F L E X ` also mentioned “However, this is the 'budget' version of the 2460”.

Some people who reviewed the Benq GL955A considered that it was a bargain for the price. Electrosquid wrote on Amazon “The buttons are arranged along the left hand side of the monitor, they feel a tad cheap”. R3d Bu11 said “Jaw-droppingly cheap price and great monitor” in their Benq GL955A review. Scribe mentioned on Amazon “A bargain for the price” in their Benq GL955A review and rated it as very good.

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Reviews

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this LCD screen is exceptional based on 195 user reviews. 107 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Excellent Brand

We checked 10,044 expert and user reviews (including 102 verified purchases) for Benq PC monitors and found that on average Benq has excellent reviews. We also found that Benq has excellent reviews specifically for its small monitors.


Design

Good Product Quality

A few Benq GL955A owners said in their reviews that the product was good quality. -Happy Customer said in their review of this PC monitor “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”. Adlerinternational mentioned “However, if you want to enjoy BluRay or DVD for proper picture quality for movie, or music video for opera, this is not suitable” in their review of the Benq GL955A but even so they scored it 60 out of 100. Adlerinternational also mentioned “Buy high quality and larger screen monitor”.

Nice Design

Several Benq GL955A owners who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Two years ago Christopher P. Hick said on Amazon “This monitor look great visually and in appearance it's nice sleek” in his review of the Benq GL955A. Three years ago Duncan said in his Benq GL955A review “This monitor is very stylish and very big at 24”. G. Kind wrote in their review “Sharp with vivid colours it's altogether a really nice looking monitor” .

A number of Benq GL955A reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was a good design. Three years ago Philip Wallenius mentioned “Nice, slick design with glossy surface”. William gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon in the same month “The design is sleek and it is well-built as it barely wobbles on my desk”. Zayn Dubois Gafar said “The monitor has a nice sleek design and I think it would fit in nicely in pretty much any computer set up”.

One Benq GL955A reviewer who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was neat. Throb1603 mentioned on Amazon “A very impressed indeed !Firstly size-wow! (previous monitor was 19 inch) altho unit is very slim and neat when wall mounted” in their review of the Benq GL955A and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Robust

Several people who reviewed the Benq GL955A reckoned that it was well made. Four years ago Avlaughton said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Definition, colours, view angle, solid, stable stand which tilts”. C. A. Jones said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon three years ago “Picture is excellent and build seems to be good too”. Jonathan Cook said on Amazon also three years ago “Purchased two of these screens for a dual set up on my computer, fantastic quality image with a solid build quality” in his review of this PC monitor and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Several Benq GL955A owners who bought the Benq GL955A concluded that it was strong and durable. Tim Fothergill wrote on Amazon “It's a sturdy piece with a good resolution for its size” in his Benq GL955A review and gave it an excellent review.

Some Benq GL955A owners who bought this PC monitor agreed that it was reliable. Anas Sh Din mentioned in their review “Definetly buy it if you are looking for something reliable” and scored the Benq GL955A very highly. Bill wrote in his review “Following on from my seven-year-old 12inch Medion screen, this is just terrific! Hope it will be as reliable as the Medion”.

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Easy to Use

A number of Benq GL955A owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Three years ago -Happy Customer wrote on Amazon “Couldn't be more happier with this product, Driver was easily installed and easy to use, Bought another one which is arriving tomorrow” and gave it a score of 5 stars. J. P. Smith said “I found this monitor very easy to use quite simply plug & play It auto set the resolution & screen size” in their review of the Benq GL955A. Three years ago Jonathan Cook said on Amazon “Some of that paper stuff all companies seem to use these days” in his review of the Benq GL955A and rated the product 5 stars.

A number of Benq GL955A reviewers agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Cd wrote 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)” in their review of this PC monitor. M. J. D. Crowley scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their Benq GL955A review “As supplied the screen was way too bright and going into settings the brightness was pre-set to 100%”. S. Bowler wrote in their Benq GL955A review “Full review + setup settings”.

Some people who reviewed the Benq GL955A concluded that it was easy to assemble. Jacqueline Stitt said on Amazon “I am really pleased I did, this monitor was so easy to put together, meaning putting the stand together” in her review of this PC monitor and rated this PC monitor as excellent. L. Erskine mentioned on Amazon three years ago “I should recommend it though as it is easy to put together and connect.I am very happy with it” in their review of this PC monitor. Lyn Kendall wrote in her review of the Benq GL955A on Amazon “It's huge! Easy to assemble and takes up a minimum of desk space”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to setup. Andrew Goloskof scored the Benq GL955A very highly and he mentioned “Easy to set up and worked straight from the box”. Brindle444 wrote in their review “Good moniter arrived on the day it was promised easy to set up” . Gordon Keen mentioned in his Benq GL955A review three years ago “Good performance for the price and no problems with setting up”.

One customer considered that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Mr. J. D. Bignall rated it as excellent and said in their Benq GL955A review on Amazon “I would definately recommend this screen as its a comfortable size to use on a normal desk”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Some people who purchased the product reckoned that it was thin. Michael Mccann said in his review of the Benq GL955A on Amazon in October “The build quality is very good, display is excellent and the slim bevel really makes a difference”. Michael Mccann also mentioned “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 mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “It is thinner and lighter as expected”.

A number of people who bought it concluded that it was a good size. Two years ago Billy Spence said in his review on Amazon “Ideal Size monitor at a great price”. Graham mentioned “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 of the Benq GL955A. Three years ago Hls wrote on Amazon “Nice size and if your not a fan of widescreens it's not too wide looking” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Benq GL955A was a good height. Benjamin wrote two years ago “Good monitor, not height adjustable though”. Lauri V scored the product 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of the Benq GL955A “It has also no height adjustment, so I've stacked mine on top of a box for better ergonomy”.

Several Benq GL955A reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was a good weight.

One Benq GL955A reviewer said in their reviews that the product was good physically. Petera mentioned “The controls are real physical switches discretely hidden away on the side as opposed to the touch controls which I hate” in their Benq GL955A review.

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Good Picture Quality

A few people who reviewed this PC monitor thought it had good colour saturation. In October last year Adlerinternational said in their Benq GL955A review “There is a slight noticeable lack of good contrast in colours, especially a shade of gray, black” however they only scored it 3 stars. Crookers mentioned in their review on Amazon “Colours are good (use with Lightroom for editing photos” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Two years ago F L E X ` wrote on Amazon “The colours are very good”.

Several Benq GL955A reviewers who purchased this PC monitor considered that it had good picture quality. Bob Speight gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon two years ago “Picture quality good” in his Benq GL955A review. Three years ago J. P. Smith mentioned “Excellent image quality causing no eye strain” in their review. Kev Shaw wrote “Colour and image quality is amazing and plently big enough” and rated the product 5 stars.

A number of customers thought it had a sharp image. Majorfubar mentioned “The picture quality in terms of sharpness and resolution is perfectly acceptable”. Petera mentioned on Amazon “The colour definition and image sharpness are superb” in their review.

One Benq GL955A owner who purchased it thought it had a wide viewing angle. One person who reviewed the Benq GL955A thought it had a flickering image. Three years ago Bill said on Amazon “Definition are spot on, with no flicker/shadows/delays etc” in his Benq GL955A review.

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Energy

Very Low Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the GL955A will cost only £30 over 8 years to run, which is in the cheapest 5% of all 267 flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age.


Features

Good Technical Features

Several people who bought the product agreed that it had good features. Billy Spence said “The quality of the screen is second to none and the features are ideal” in his review. Throb1603 wrote on Amazon “A very good, well built, monitor, with a host of useful facilities, and, at a shade over”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

A few customers who purchased the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Five years ago Electrosquid gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said in their Benq GL955A review on Amazon “The quick start guide takes you through it, even if a bit vaguely”. S. Bowler said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “There is a manual and CD setup within the box.”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought it reckoned that it was quiet. Dr Pedro Fonseca said on Amazon “Since I have a nearly silent PC and a low-light environment this was very distressing” in their Benq GL955A review.


Smart TV

Poor Connectivity

Several Benq GL955A reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Electrosquid mentioned “Note though for normal computer use the VGA is fine (I don't think Windows has HD content?) No HDMI” although they still rated it 5 stars. Ket wrote “Does NOT have a HDMI connection (which I need) so I have promptly returned mine for the GL2450HM 24”. Two years ago Peter North mentioned on Amazon “Be aware though that there is no HDMI input on these, which is partly where the cost saving comes in” in his Benq GL955A review.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor was released in December 2012.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq GL955A does not have a built-in speaker(s), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC monitor and we think the Hanns.G HE195 (£52.99) is also worth considering.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Benq GL955A has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other small monitors that have been available for a similar time to this flatpanel monitor also have an Energy Star certified.

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Display

Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The Benq GL955A has one of the narrower viewing angles, vertical (only 50 degrees) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. Across all the small monitors that have been around for more than two years the viewing angles, vertical range from 40° to 180°.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At only 90 degrees, the Benq GL955A has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years. The average viewing angle, horizontal of comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to this LCD screen is 150°.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Benq GL955A has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels PC monitor, which is the most common display resolution.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asrockasusantecarcticb gl955a, benq 9hl94lat8e9hl94lbq8e, 9hl94lat8e 1366x7685msvga, 9hl94lat8e 9hl94lat8e, info 1366x7685msvga, 9hl94lat8e gl955a, code 9hl94lat8e, benq 9hl94lbq8e, home 9hl94lat8e, info 9hl94lat8e, benq gl955aled, info mb107400c, benq bnqgl955a, benq 1366x768, benq 8lclza00, benq p152623p, benq 8lclzs00, info cgl955a, benq 200cdm2, info gl955a, code gl955a, home gl955a, benq 12m1
Barcodes 00721676461284, 00840046026677, 04718755039706

Benq GL955A Review Sources

To prepare this Benq GL955A 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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