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Benq GL955A

£59.99
Benq GL955A
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An affordable and very economical to run 18.5" PC display, but with only middle of the road features
18.5" 1366 X 768 Pixels 12000000:1 No Oct 2012
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Benq GL955A Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very low running costs, we have ranked the Benq GL955A number 813 across all PC monitors.
94
Reviews
195 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
57
Features
Average Features
57
Age
5 Years Old
94
Running Costs
£30 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has marvellous user reviews with an average user rating of 93%, based on 195 reviews. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer LCD screens 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 only £30 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 8% of all 3,255 PC screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving flatpanel monitors.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, excellent product quality and nice design. However they also report unsatisfactory connectivity.
The GL955A has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Enjoyment for your everyday home and work life
LED leads the way
Senseye technology
Save energy to save up
Win 7 compatible
EcoFACTS label
Smaller than average display diagonal
Only 1366 x 768 pixels resolution

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Benq GL955A In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 195 owner reviews this LCD screen has a marvellous overall owner rating. 107 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this PC screen the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Monitors

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

Users Report That it is 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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Customers Report Superior 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”.

Users Report 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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Users Report That it is 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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Users Report That it is 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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Users Report That it is a 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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Customers Report 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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Users Report 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”.

Users Report 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.”.

Users Report 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.

Users Report 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.

Value For Money

Spectacularly Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £59.99 it is in the cheapest 1% of PC monitors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Benq GL955A and the United Kingdom price of £59.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $151.18 (£208.45).

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The GL955A has an average 5 year running cost of only £30 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the cheapest to run flatpanel monitors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Benq flatpanel monitor has been on the market since October 2012.

Features

Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all flatpanel monitors is 25", with the smallest being 3.5" and the biggest being 95". The Benq GL955A's display diagonal of only 18.5" is in the smallest 4% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Resolution

The Benq GL955A has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% smaller display resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all flatpanel monitors the best resolution is 5120 x 2880 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Average Response Time

The Benq GL955A's response time of 5ms is relatively average compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the slowest 54% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most other PC screens, the Benq GL955A does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the flatpanel monitors the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The Benq GL955A's horizontal viewing angle of only 90° is very narrow compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the narrowest 3% of all PC screens when ordered by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

PC screens have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The Benq GL955A's vertical viewing angle of only 50° is very narrow compared to most other LCD screens. It is narrower than 99% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Lower Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Benq GL955A's contrast ratio (typical) of only 600 is very low compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the lowest 3% of all PC screens when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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