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Benq VL2040 Review
|3 Years Old|
|£38 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 80?
It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 87%, based on 28 reviews. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer LCD screens with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC screens 2018.
This Benq PC monitor has running costs of only £38 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 19% of all 3,255 PC monitors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving flatpanel monitors.
Customers report it is reasonably priced.
The VL2040 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
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Good Owner Reviews
On average, based on 28 owner reviews this Benq LCD screen has an overall owner rating of 87 out of 100. Over 78% of reviewers gave this PC display the highest possible rating of 5 stars.
Benq Has Excellent Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
Based on 22,424 expert and owner reviews (including 1,896 verified purchases), Benq has excellent ratings for its PC screens. 96% of those that bought a Benq PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced
Three customers who reviewed the Benq VL2040 concluded that it was good value for money.
Excellent monitor for the price - no problems…
Works well specially for the price!
GOOD VALUE FOR THE MONEY…
Value For Money
Fantastic Value for Money
The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £68.32 it is cheaper than 98% of PC monitors.
Running Costs Are Low
The VL2040 is in the cheapest 19% of all 3,255 PC displays that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the VL2040 will cost only £38 over 5 years to run.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Benq released the VL2040 in May 2014.
Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal
The Benq VL2040's display diagonal of only 19.5" is smaller than average when compared to most other PC displays. It is in the smallest 13% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of flatpanel monitors is 3.5", the biggest is 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".
Only 1600 X 900 Pixels Resolution
The largest display resolution of the Benq VL2040 is 1600 x 900 pixels. That's 31% smaller display resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst resolution of all flatpanel monitors is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2880 pixels.
Average Response Time
The Benq VL2040's response time of 5ms is pretty average compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is slower than 53% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Benq VL2040 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although this is within the context that 53% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in speaker(s).
Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angle of the Benq VL2040 of only 90° is narrower than 95% of all PC monitors when ordered by this feature. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of flatpanel monitors is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angle of the Benq VL2040 of only 65° is very narrow compared to most other PC screens. It is in the narrowest 2% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. PC monitors have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.
Lower Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)
The contrast ratio (typical) of the Benq VL2040 of only 600 is lower than average when compared to most other PC displays. It is in the lowest 5% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.