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Benq GW2255
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Benq GW2255 PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Sep 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
Built to bring you the ultimate personal visual entertainment, the BeQ GW2255 is certainly one of a kind! Featuring the 3000:1 native contrast, 20M:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and true 8-bit panel... More
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8 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 13 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Benq PC display is marvellous.

Benq Has Excellent Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

On average Benq medium monitors have excellent ratings as do all PC screens produced by Benq.

LED Display

This PC display has an LED display, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price].

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The average viewing angle, vertical of LCD screens of a similar age and type to the GW2255 is 170°, and the viewing angle, verticals range from 15° to 180°. The Benq GW2255 has one of the wider viewing angle, verticals (178 degrees) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the GW2255 the viewing angle, horizontals range from -5° to 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the Benq GW2255 has one of the wider viewing angle, horizontals amongst medium monitors of this age.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This PC monitor has a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This flatpanel monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many LCD screens of this spec and age.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the GW2255 have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.14W and 80W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of only 0.3 Watts, the Benq GW2255 has one of the lower power consumption (PowerSave)s amongst medium monitors of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq GW2255 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the GW2255 also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Not 3D

Like most of the other PC screens of this spec and age, the Benq GW2255 is not 3D.

If you want a PC monitor that is 3D then you might want to consider the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the GW2255, the Benq GW2255 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most PC monitors of this age and spec do not have a card reader integrated. The Benq GW2255 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

It is worth also looking at alternative LCD screens which also have a card reader integrated including the U3011[pl_1534149_price], the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], or the UP3214Q[pl_2251540_price] all from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC monitors of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal (metric)

The display diagonal (metric)s of flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the GW2255 range from 28cm to 590cm. With a display diagonal (metric) of only 54.61 centimeters, the Benq GW2255 has one of the smaller display diagonal (metric)s amongst PC monitors of this age.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of PC screens of this type and age is 25 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². At only 250 candellas per square meter, the Benq GW2255 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the GW2255.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The response times of comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the GW2255 range from 1ms to 69ms. At 6 milliseconds, the Benq GW2255 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the GW2255.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq GW2255

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the GW2255 will cost £36 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 993 PC screens of this age and type.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC display was released over three years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
Product Type
HD Type
HDCP
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
Audio Output
Audio Input
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Picture-in-Picture
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Cable Lock Slot
VESA Mounting
Pivot
Plug and Play
On/off Switch
Number of OSD Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Power
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Quantity
Bezel Width

User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 24 June 2014 by Kara

I bought this monitor and my only complaint is that it doesn't have a very low brightness setting. The lowest brightness is still quite bright. It was an amazing improvement after i built myself a... Read more…

Reviewed 10 February 2014 by CGASHER

I was on a tight budget but needed a bigger monitor so I picked this one up. The color and resolution surprised me, I didn't expect a lower-cost monitor to deliver. I've only played a couple of... Read more…

Reviewed 29 January 2014 by Anonymous

The monitor is a great deal for the price!

Reviewed 29 December 2013 by Ronsmail

I figured for the price the monitor would be mediocre. This is not the case. This monitor ROCKS! Outstanding image quality, super sharp, and the colors are so vivid. This is a great monitor. I'm... Read more…

Reviewed 26 October 2013 by Neurosys

This is a high quality screen. The only thing lacking is features, meaning it doesnt do some things we might expect nowadays(HDMI), but everything it does do(DVI) works great. The image is... Read more…

Reviewed 30 June 2013 by DragonEMP

This monitor is the bomb BenQ makes monitors for whatever you do. Great visual quality all around. 10 out of 5 rating!!

Reviewed 5 June 2013 by MEFTER

It has very balanced color and blacks are REALLY black. If your considering getting one you defiantly should...

Reviewed 24 April 2013 by Zerolight

Best price you tend to see on a 1080p monitor is 109. Got this for 119 and its a VA screen with 179 degree viewing angles great contrast and the darkest blacks Ive seen. 6ms aint bad, better then... Read more…

Reviewed 23 April 2013 by Buck

Good monitor...

Reviewed 31 March 2013 by James

I love this monitor I would recommend this to anyone that games...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £53.84
Electricity cost when on standby £1.54
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Total running cost over 5 years £55.38
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.27 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gw2255, gw2255h, gw2255hm
Barcodes 00132017586755, 00163120798995, 00840046028190, 04718755045028, 04718755045035, 05054484779643, 05054629501160, 08400460281902

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