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Benq RL2240 PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LED Nov 2014
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The RL2240HE is a professional gaming monitor suited for RTS game play. This 21.5"W LED monitor is packed with the latest features: Gaming-comfort Flicker-free, Black eQualizer, RTS Mode, Display... More
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Unboxing / Review | Monitor para Gamers economico RL2240HE de BenQ
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10 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This medium monitor has an average expert rating of 73% based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, techtree.com and tweaktown.com.

Benq Has Excellent Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

Benq has excellent average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC monitor range compared to other manufacturers.

Reasonably Priced

Some customers who bought it thought it was good value for money. Expert website Pcmag.com said in their review of this PC monitor “The BenQ RL2240HE ($189) is an affordable 22-inch class monitor with a speedy pixel response” but they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Pcmag.com also wrote “The BenQ RL2240HE is a 21.5-inch gaming monitor that delivers solid gaming performance at a reasonable price, though it's light on features”. Techtree.com wrote “Excellent value” in their review.

One person thought this PC monitor was a bargain for the price. Techtree.com scored the Benq RL2240 70 out of 100 and mentioned “Fairly cheap” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Good Picture Quality

A few customers agreed that this PC monitor had good picture quality. One customer who purchased it concluded that it had a sharp image. Expert review site Tweaktown.com rated this PC monitor 4 stars and mentioned in their Benq RL2240 review “It has good colors, sharpness, contrast”.

Good Product Quality

Three people who purchased this PC monitor agreed that it was good quality. Techtree.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Good image quality”. Techtree.com also mentioned “Great image quality for a monitor in this price bracket”.

Robust

One Benq RL2240 reviewer considered that this PC monitor was well made.

LED Display

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is the most frequently found display on PC screens of a comparable spec and age to it.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display and we think because of it's better review score, the e2250Swdnk[pl_1364842_price], and the U2868[pl_2276998_price] both from AOC or the LG 27MP55HQ[plb_2304964_price] is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This PC monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Light

The Benq RL2240 is one of the lighter PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the RL2240 (only 3.2 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average weight of medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the RL2240 is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 3g to 39kg.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The Benq RL2240 has one of the faster response times (only 2 milliseconds) amongst LCD screens of this age. The response times of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the RL2240 range from 1ms to 69ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq RL2240 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the AOC e2260Swhu[plb_1364850_price], the Acer CB280HK[plb_2383844_price], or the Philips 221TE5LB/00[plb_1546652_price].

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Not 3D

The Benq RL2240 is not 3D. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the RL2240 are also not 3D.

LCD screens which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the 272G5DYEB/93[pl_3175233_price], or the 238G4DHSD/00[pl_1499475_price] both from Philips or the NEC MultiSync MD302[plb_2074434_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq RL2240 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the NEC MD211[plb_2590565_price], the Philips C272P4[plb_2159253_price], or the Viewsonic VG2437mc[plb_1464473_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq RL2240 does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the RL2240 also do not have a card reader integrated.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC displays with a card reader integrated and we think the U3011[pl_1534149_price], the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], or the UP3214Q[pl_2251540_price] all from DELL which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angle, verticals of medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the RL2240 range from 15° to 180°. With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the Benq RL2240 has one of the narrower viewing angle, verticals amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

PC displays of a similar age and spec to the RL2240 have viewing angle, horizontals of between -5° and 1,800°. The Benq RL2240 has one of the narrower viewing angle, horizontals (only 170 degrees) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 250 candellas per square meter, the Benq RL2240 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type. Across all the medium monitors that were released more than two years ago the display brightnesss range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq RL2240

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the RL2240 is £50 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 993 PC screens of this spec and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Benq released the RL2240 over two years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.

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Expert Reviews

(4)
26 September 2014

The BenQ RL2240HE is a 21.5-inch gaming monitor that delivers solid gaming performance at a reasonable price, though it's light on features and has trouble with displaying very light shades of gray...

Affordable
Speedy pixel response
Good color and dark gray-scale performance
Short on features
Weak light gray-scale performance
Narrow vertical viewing angles
15 August 2014

Overall, the monitor works quite well as a general purpose monitor, should you find a picture mode or adjustment that you like. It has good colors, sharpness, contrast, and adjustments. But this...

26 July 2013

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15 July 2013

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
Electricity cost when on standby £1.54
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Total running cost over 5 years £78.45
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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