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Benq GW2870H PC Monitor

28" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Sep 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
A perfect embodiment of The Bauhaus less is more" minimalism design philosophy, the GW2870H is a delightful complement to almost any modern space. Every aspect of its form and feature is reduced... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews and gadgetspeak.com the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 73%.

Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

We checked 7,763 owner and expert reviews for Benq LCD screens and found that on average Benq has excellent ratings. We also found that Benq has excellent ratings specifically for its medium monitors.

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Exceeded expectations, great colour, very sturdy, crystal clear, excellent value for money” in their review of the Benq GW2870H.

Robust

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable.

LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this PC monitor and we think the Viewsonic VA2037[plb_1471364_price], and the Samsung S27E500C[plb_3063888_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most flatpanel monitors of this type and age have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys, including the Benq GW2870H which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Horizontal

Across all the PC displays of this spec and age the viewable size, horizontals range from 290mm to 800mm. With a viewable size, horizontal of 621 millimeters, the GW2870H has one of the bigger viewable size, horizontals amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

With a display diagonal (metric) of 71.1 centimeters, the GW2870H has a fairly big display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the GW2870H. The smallest display diagonal (metric) of flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the GW2870H is 48cm, the biggest is 89cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 64cm.

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Vertical

At 341 millimeters, the GW2870H has a fairly big viewable size, vertical compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the GW2870H. The smallest viewable size, vertical of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the GW2870H is 230mm and the biggest is 700mm.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the GW2870H has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than a year. Across all the PC monitors of this type and age the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m².

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This PC screen has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the GW2870H is more than most PC monitors that have been available for more than a year. This PC monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the GW2870H. The cables included "VGA" is also found on this PC display.

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8 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good features. Gadgetspeak.com said “Lack of features” but despite that they still rated this PC monitor 76 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The GW2870H does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the GW2870H do have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to look at include the Viewsonic VA2037[plb_1471364_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq GW2870H does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens with a built-in camera and we think the Asus VK248H[plb_2969185_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the GW2870H, the GW2870H is not 3D.

If you want a flatpanel monitor that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most similar spec PC displays that were launched more than a year ago do not have a card reader integrated. The GW2870H is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

Alternative PC monitors which also have a card reader integrated that you might want to consider include the DELL 2407WFP[plb_3247392_price], or the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC displays of this type and age.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec PC displays that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Small Color Gamut

LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the GW2870H have color gamuts of between 68% and 120%. The GW2870H has one of the smaller color gamuts (only 72 percent) amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq GW2870H

Running Costs Are OK

The GW2870H is typical compared to the other 486 similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than a year that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the GW2870H is £47.

Released Over a Year Ago

This flatpanel monitor was released over a year ago.

Specification

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Expert Reviews

(3)
6 January 2016

The Benq GW2870H monitor measures 65x37x2cm the latter is at the edges. It comes with a 11.5x32cm base that extends in the central area to 30cm where it is attached to the arm. The stand raises... Read more…

Excellent contrast levels
Impressive colour accuracy
Smart, subtle design
Slightly cool colour temperatures
Mediocre input lag
Lack of features
17 December 2015

What is the BenQ GW2870H? Choosing a monitor has become more complicated than ever before, with new screens routinely boasting dozens of features ? from game-friendly screen modes and tweaks to... Read more…

27 November 2015

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 19 June 2016 by Aitor
(Verified Purchase)

Nice screen, the only thing it's not working properly is the HMDI cable, when you move it the screen starts to flash, that's why I bought another one and works perfect. 9/10...

Reviewed 8 June 2016 by Elle
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased with monitor as I use it all the time for gaming. Crystal clear picture. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed 3 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Exceeded expectations, great colour, very sturdy, crystal clear, excellent value for money...

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £69.22
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £71.78
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0.36T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.36 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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