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Benq RL2240H PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LED Jul 2012
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Built to set the benchmark for RTS gaming monitors, the RL2240H is a true testament to the belief that 'gaming is in the details'. Each and every feature has been meticulously thought out and... More
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10 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This Benq PC display has an average expert rating of 74 out of 100 based on ten expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and techtree.com.

Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Displays

Benq is one of the leading flatpanel monitor brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Benq also has excellent ratings for its medium monitors.

Good Product Quality

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Benq RL2240H was good quality. Techtree.com wrote four years ago “Good image quality” in their review and rated the product 4 stars. Techtree.com also said “Great image quality for a monitor in this price bracket”. Expert website Tech-Reviews.co.uk wrote “The 21.5-inch LED backlit display is of an extremely high quality and there’s also a wide range of display modes for you to choose from”.

Reasonably Priced

Several people said that this PC monitor was good value for money. Techtree.com mentioned “Excellent value”. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “If you’re on a tight budget, BenQ’s RL2240H would appear to offer good value” however they only scored this PC monitor 60 out of 100. Expert website Evogadget.com said in their review of the Benq RL2240H “For having such a reasonable price”.

One person wrote that the product was a bargain for the price. Four years ago Techtree.com mentioned “Fairly cheap”.

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Good Picture Quality

Some customers who bought it considered that it had good picture quality. One customer who reviewed the product considered that it had a good contrast ratio. Expert review site Techarena.in said “1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio and a separate RTS Mode”.

Good Size

One Benq RL2240H reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was a big size. Expert website Techarena.in mentioned in their Benq RL2240H review “The BenQ RL2240H is a LED monitor with a 54.6 cm (21.5") diagonal large size, specifically designed for real time strategy games”.

LED Display

This PC display has an LED display, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Acer G237HL (£98.94), the NEC MultiSync EA304 (£819.00), or the Hanns.G HS271 (£164.84).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This PC display has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years.

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Light

The Benq RL2240H is one of the lighter medium monitors that are a comparable age to the RL2240H (only 3.2 kilograms) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. The average weight of LCD screens that are a similar age to the RL2240H is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 3g to 39kg.

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Very Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 2 milliseconds, the Benq RL2240H has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other PC screens of this type and age. Flatpanel monitors of this type and age have response times of between 1ms and 69ms.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One person who bought it concluded that it was not good looking. Techradar.com wrote in their review of the Benq RL2240H on Techradar five years ago “It wasn't going to be pretty” but despite that they still scored the product 5 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq RL2240H does not have a built-in speaker(s), although keep in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth considering other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Viewsonic VX2263, or the LG 25UM64.

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Not 3D

The RL2240H is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the RL2240H are also not 3D.

PC screens which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Philips 272G5DYEB/93, the Zalman TM270VA, or the LG DM2352D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The RL2240H does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the RL2240H also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the Compaq LA2206, or the W2448hc both from HP or the Viewsonic VG2437mc which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the RL2240H do not have a card reader integrated. The Benq RL2240H is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

Other LCD screens which also have a card reader integrated that you might want to consider include the UP2414Q (£449.00), the UP2715K (£596.00), or the UP3214Q (£598.80) all from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Viewable Size, Vertical

With a viewable size, vertical of only 268.11 millimeters, the Benq RL2240H has one of the smaller viewable size, verticals amongst similar spec PC displays of this age. The viewable size, verticals of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the RL2240H range from 100mm to 630mm, and the average viewable size, vertical is 310mm.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal (metric)

PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the RL2240H have display diagonal (metric)s of between 28cm and 590cm. The RL2240H has one of the smaller display diagonal (metric)s (only 54.61 centimeters) amongst PC monitors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq RL2240H

OK Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the RL2240H will cost £79 over 8 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,019 medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Benq released the RL2240H.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Specification

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Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD Type
Full HD
HDCP
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
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
Headphone Outputs
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Number of OSD Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Expert Reviews

(16)
29 April 2013

The BenQ RL2240H is a LED monitor with a 54.6 cm (21.5") diagonal large size, specifically designed for real time strategy games. Thanks to HDMI and DVI D with HDCP also the RL2240H can be used...

1 June 2012

For having such a reasonable price, the BenQ RL2240H deserves applause, because the performance it delivers, while not out of this world, is consistent and worthy of further inspection from those...

21 March 2012

The BenQ RL2240H is a premium-grade gaming monitor made by gamers, for gamers. While the monitor is best suited for RTS gaming, its excellent display quality and fast response time makes it well...

7 February 2012

If you?re on a tight budget, BenQ?s RL2240H would appear to offer good value. Its TN technology can?t match the quality of IPS, however, and you?ll find better colour accuracy and viewing angles...

13 January 2012

You're a gamer, you're on a tight budget and you need an LCD screen. Five years ago, we'd have pitied your predicament. Whatever you ended up with, it wasn't going to be pretty. Fast forward to... Read more…

13 January 2012

You're a gamer, you're on a tight budget and you need an LCD screen. Five years ago, we'd have pitied your predicament. Whatever you ended up with, it wasn't going to be pretty. Fast forward to... Read more…

9 January 2012

Overall, we?re very impressed with the performance of the BenQ RL2240T monitor considering it?s low price. For those on a budget, it?s one of the better options thanks to the inclusion of the HDMI...

19 December 2011

A monitor made for RTS games is an odd idea, and one that got us thinking. Our time with the BenQ RL2240H hasn't resulted in any satisfying conclusion about quite how this is better for gaming...

11 December 2011

BenQ RL2240H ?.. ??(%? ???)?? ?????????(50%) ??? ???? RTS ??? ??? ??? ????(?, ? ?? ??? ?? ??? ???? ??? ?..)??? ??? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???GREEN ? BLUE ??? ???? ?? ?? ???? ???? ??? sRGB ??? ???...

21 October 2011

BenQ to marka g?ównie kojarzona z monitorami i projektorami ze ?redniej pó?ki cenowej jak i jako?ciowej. Ich produkty nie wybijaj? si? znacz?co w ?adn? ze stron. Od jakiego? czasu producent do??... Read more…

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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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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hl7, benq 9hl7t, benq rl2240, benq 9hl7tl, benq 250cdm2, benq rl2240h, benq 9hl7tlb, benq 9hl7tlbq, benq 9hl7tlbqw, benq 9hl7tlbqwe
Barcodes 00840046024536, 04718755033100

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