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Benq VL2040AZ PC Monitor

19.5" 12000000:1 LCD 464.3mm May 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Width Release Date
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Benq VL2040AZ Monitor Review, Display Quality, Viewing Angles and Connectivity Overview HD
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7 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

VL2040 owners on average rated this PC display 87 out of 100.

Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

On average Benq small monitors have excellent ratings compared to other brands as do all PC screens produced by Benq.

Reasonably Priced

Some customers agreed that this PC monitor was good value for money. Allen O. said on Amazon “Good value for the money” in his Benq VL2040 review. Amazon Customer said “Excellent monitor for the price - no problems” in their review of this PC monitor. Last year Ams wrote on Amazon “Works well specially for the price!” and scored it 5 stars.

Robust

A few people thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Martin mentioned on Amazon “I have a damaged good” in his review of this PC monitor.

1600 X 900 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the Benq VL2040 is 1600 x 900. That's 13% more resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) flatpanel monitor, which is the most common resolution. Across all small monitors that have been around for more than two years the worst resolution is 720 x 400 and the best is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

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Fairly Big Viewable Size, Horizontal

When compared to other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec that we have assessed the viewable size, horizontal of, the Benq VL2040's viewable size, horizontal of 433.92 millimeters is one of the biggest. Similar spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the VL2040 have viewable size, horizontals of between 190mm and 540mm, and the average viewable size, horizontal is 380mm.

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Light

With a weight of only 2.3 kilograms, the Benq VL2040 is one of the lighter flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago amongst small monitors of this age. The weights of small monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 3.3g to 19kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £8.51

In the last 19 days the price of the VL2040 has increased by £8.51.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq VL2040 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC screens of this age and spec also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC screen and we think the Acer B196WL[plb_1552685_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the VL2040 are not 3D. The Benq VL2040 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VL2040, the Benq VL2040 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq VL2040 does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the VL2040 also do not have a card reader integrated.

It is worth considering alternative PC displays which also have a card reader integrated including the Samsung LS20C300[plb_2185005_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of small monitors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 180 cd/m² to 400 cd/m². At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Benq VL2040 has a very dim display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens that came out around the same time as the VL2040.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq VL2040

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC screen was released over two years ago.

LCD Display

The Benq VL2040 has an LCD display which is better than the LED display found on most small monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available including the L6010[pl_1444439_price], the LE1711[pl_1469103_price], or the Compaq LA1905wg[pl_1479492_price] all from HP which is cheaper.

If the display type of this LCD screen is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the HP W1972a[plb_1398440_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Power
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (off)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 April 2015 by Happy-go-lucky "Rita"
(Verified Purchase)

DVD is missing a driver for monitor. I tried to set the screen resolution to 1600 x 900 but the Display Settings won't let me set it. I am sorely disappointed that Benq is missing a monitor... Read more…

Reviewed 21 March 2015 by AMS
(Verified Purchase)

Works well specially for the price!

Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Matthew Cole

Can this be mounted onto a wall.

Reviewed 28 January 2015 by Ian Foxton
(Verified Purchase)

VERY GOOD USE IT EVERY DAY AVERY GOOD BUY.

Reviewed 17 January 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent monitor for the price - no problems.

Reviewed 16 January 2015 by Flyingradiosurgeon
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased works well and arrived promply.

Reviewed 28 December 2014 by Robert
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent screen for the money!!

Reviewed 25 December 2014 by Elan Stinton | 2 Comments

Just says 'no signal detected' and black screens.. Don't buy this, find something better.

Reviewed 13 December 2014 by Allen O.
(Verified Purchase)

GOOD VALUE FOR THE MONEY.

Reviewed 2 December 2014 by Martin

Good quick delivery BUT i have a damaged good, screen is buldging down in the bottom left hand corner and i cant contact the seller.

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