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7 Reasons For
Across all LCD screens, the GW2270 is one the most popular products currently on sale according to sales data from Amazon.
Benq Has Excellent Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
Benq has excellent average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC screen range compared to other manufacturers.
Just Released Eight Months Ago
This medium monitor has only been on the market for eight months.
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out in the last year.
We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this PC monitor and we think the Viewsonic VA2452SM (£80.43) which has better reviews is also worth considering.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This PC monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year.
Has Two Cables Includeds
The number of cables included found on the Benq GW2270 is more than most similar spec PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to it. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PC displays that have been on the market for the last year. The cables included "VGA" is also found on this LCD screen.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
Comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the GW2270 have annual energy consumptions of between 21kWh and 140kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 31 kilowatt hours, the Benq GW2270 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the GW2270.
9 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
Most of the other PC displays that have been around for the last year have a built-in speaker(s), however the Benq GW2270 does not have a built-in speaker(s).
It is worth also looking at other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Viewsonic VA2452SM (£80.43), or the Asus VS229HA (£103.46) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Benq GW2270 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last year also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in camera to this PC screen and we think the Lenovo X1 (£57.64) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
The Benq GW2270 is not 3D. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were launched in the last 12 months are also not 3D.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The Benq GW2270 does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that came out in the last year also do not have a card reader integrated.
Only 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 comparable age to it.
Very Small Viewable Size, Vertical
The average viewable size, vertical of latest medium monitors is 740mm, and the viewable size, verticals range from 230mm to 69,000mm. With a viewable size, vertical of only 268 millimeters, the Benq GW2270 has one of the smaller viewable size, verticals amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year.
Very Small Display Diagonal (metric)
With a display diagonal (metric) of only 54.6 centimeters, the Benq GW2270 has a quite small display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other new similar spec PC displays. The display diagonal (metric)s of comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GW2270 range from 49cm to 820cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 73cm.
Quite Small Viewable Size, Horizontal
Across all the latest comparable spec PC displays the viewable size, horizontals range from 280mm to 820mm, and the average viewable size, horizontal is 550mm. At only 477 millimeters, the Benq GW2270 has a quite small viewable size, horizontal compared to most of the other recently released medium monitors.
1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
0.248 x 0.248
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Built-In USB Hub
TV Tuner Integrated
Colour of Product
Heavy Metals Free
Card Reader Integrated
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education x64, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home x64, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium
Thin Client Installed
-5 - 20
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Number of OSD Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
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AC Input Voltage
90-264, 9, 90
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Quick Start Guide
User Guide On CD-ROM
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