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Benq VW2235H PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 LED 513mm Aug 2013
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BeQ VW2235H embodies simple living with eco-friendly sophistication while keeping things interesting with its clean, curvy lines, unconventional asymmetric form and a uniquely designed docking... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and reviewed.com the average expert rating of this Benq PC display is 75%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this flatpanel monitor is excellent based on 194 owner reviews.

Good Product Quality

A number of Benq VW2235 reviewers mentioned that it was good quality. Two years ago Alex Tsang rated the product as very good and he mentioned in his review of the Benq VW2235 on Amazon “The picture quality is amazing and tbh i actually felt like it was better”. Amazon Customer gave the Benq VW2235 a very good review and wrote last year “This monitor is really good quality for the price it costs”. Andrew Scooter Guy scored it 5 stars and he wrote “Seems to be good quality”.

Good Size

A number of customers who bought this PC monitor considered that it was a good size. Janet F Cowlard she said “Excellent - a good size”. L. Brown mentioned “Monitor has a nice size to it, although it did take me time to intially get used to everything being so wide compared to my old 19".” . Miss H E Moss said “A great size for a large or any inevitably small spare room desk due to good proportions” in her review and rated it as very good.

Some Benq VW2235 reviewers who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was lightweight. Bjsmith rated it as very good and mentioned three years ago “Having had a heavy CTX monitor for years this little lightweight does the job brilliant” in their review of this PC monitor. Pocuk said two years ago “You find this with the majority of ultra lightweight flat panel LCD/LED TVs” in their review.

One Benq VW2235 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Benq VW2235 was compact. Three years ago Hillclimb mentioned “Great value computer monitors, very clear display, great colour and compact” and scored the product 5 stars. One Benq VW2235 owner who purchased the Benq VW2235 thought it was a good weight. Sheila Robb wrote “The screen size is also good as is the weight of the screen” .

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Easy to Use

A few Benq VW2235 owners who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was easy to setup. Three years ago Amazon Customer said in their Benq VW2235 review on Amazon “Easy to set up” and rated this PC monitor 5 stars. Simon Ingham wrote “Nice unit great picture and clours simple to set up” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Five Benq VW2235 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use. Amazon Customer rated the Benq VW2235 as excellent and wrote on Amazon “Monitor controls are quite unobtrusive and easy to use” in their review of the Benq VW2235. M.d.85 gave the product an excellent review score and said “The menu is clear and easy to use”. Mike said on Amazon “Found needed to turn the brightness control down otherwise fine” in his review.

A few Benq VW2235 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was easy to assemble. Amazon Customer wrote “Great monitor, easy to put together, came quickly”. Glen Moore mentioned in his review of the Benq VW2235 on Amazon “It is easy to put together and well i love it”. Last year James Riddles said in his review “Very easy to assemble, didnt bother with instructions” and gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. R. A. Jackson said in their Benq VW2235 review “However, there are also other brightness settings, so it's easy to adjust the monitor so it's easy on your eyes” and rated the Benq VW2235 5 stars.

One person who reviewed the Benq VW2235 concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. David of London mentioned on Amazon “As described with a multitude of adjustments possible for comfortable viewing”. One customer wrote in their reviews that the Benq VW2235 was easy to handle. Michae1ange1o scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Brilliant, handles gaming well”.

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Robust

A few customers who bought the product concluded that it was well made. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon last year “Excellent monitor, looks great and is solidly built” and rated this PC monitor as very good. Ghazi M. mentioned “Quality build and excellent all round monitor”. Jon mentioned in his Benq VW2235 review “This is a good, solid, 21.5 Inch 1080p monitor”.

A few Benq VW2235 reviewers who purchased the product said that it was strong and durable. Jon scored it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon in January last year “The white plastic is the durable non-shiny type”. Two years ago Pocuk said on Amazon “Thankfully! The monitor is sufficiently sturdy, as long as you have it placed on a sturdy surface to begin with” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Nice Design

A number of Benq VW2235 owners said in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Bjsmith gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote three years ago “Pretty dam good monitor” in their Benq VW2235 review. Two years ago Daz said on Amazon “Impressed, very stylish, great picture” in their Benq VW2235 review. Josh M. wrote “Also its a very stylish monitor to boot! Would highly reccomend!” and scored the product very highly.

Several Benq VW2235 owners said in their reviews that the Benq VW2235 was a good design. Josh M. scored this PC monitor 5 stars and he said in his review of the Benq VW2235 “Great Quality, Great Price and Great Design”. Mark Parle gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said “This monitor has an awesome design and great picture quality” in his review.

One person thought the product was smooth. Alex Tsang scored this PC monitor very highly and he wrote “Feels smooth even though only 6ms compared to my 5ms 24”. One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it was neat. Reece Cleverley mentioned on Amazon “Looks very tidy”.

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Good Picture Quality

Several Benq VW2235 owners concluded that it had good picture quality. Jason a rated it 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Benq VW2235 “The picture quality is fantastic”. Kristiyan wrote on Amazon “Very good monitor for the price - great picture quality and a lot of adjustments in the menu” in their Benq VW2235 review. Wayne Wilson wrote in his Benq VW2235 review on Amazon “Wonderful picture quality”.

Several Benq VW2235 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Three years ago Ant. mentioned “No dead pixels, good pixel density, nice colours and decent viewing angles” in their review. Bob wrote in his review of the Benq VW2235 “The picture looks bright and the colours look clearer as well” and gave it a very good rating. Denise Matthews mentioned in her review “All good great bright colours”.

One person who reviewed this PC monitor wrote that it had a flickering image. Josf rated the product 5 stars and wrote three years ago “So far it really is flicker free and one of those rare monitors with crisp sharp resolution / dpi” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Reasonably Priced

A few people who purchased this PC monitor thought it was good value for money. A. Moger mentioned in their review of the Benq VW2235 “Great value for under £80, tho whilst it's wide”. A. Moger also said “For the money, fabulous”. Ajw said on Amazon two years ago “Good value, good picture” in their Benq VW2235 review.

A number of customers who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. James Riddles rated the Benq VW2235 as excellent and he said in his review on Amazon in January last year “Cheap, Bright and big!”. L. Brown mentioned in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “Its not bad so ive given it 3 stars which is okay, as it was cheap”. Last year Matt mentioned “Bargain monitor picked up for £59.99 in Black Friday sales” in his review of this PC monitor.

A few customers who bought it reckoned that it was cheap. Jon scored the product 5 stars and he said in his Benq VW2235 review on Amazon last year “Very good quality budget 21.5 Inch monitor”. Robbit mentioned on Amazon “I would not buy it again its not that great sound doesn't work its fairly expensive too i would” in their review of the Benq VW2235 but despite that they only gave it a score of 2 stars. The Jesus said in their Benq VW2235 review “Awesome monitor for a budget price! Does not move when I type as other LED I had” and scored the Benq VW2235 5 stars.

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Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its LCD Screens

On average Benq medium monitors have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all LCD screens produced by Benq.

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Good Connectivity

Five people wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. In January last year Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Benq VW2235 “Good viewing angles, HDMI input and no lag”. Andrew Scooter Guy gave the Benq VW2235 a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review on Amazon “Once I'd purchased the DVI to Hdmi cables all worked well”. Mr John Gr Phillips scored this PC monitor 5 stars and he said in his Benq VW2235 review “Overall very impressedAlso the monitor (without HDMI lead) arrived very promptly”.

Good Support

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Three years ago Josf mentioned “Having said that I've yet to work out how use all the screen controls - the instructions are in the manual which is on the CD-Rom - I probably could” in their review of the Benq VW2235. Towbar rated the Benq VW2235 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Benq VW2235 “Adjusting the picture to suit my preferences was a little tricky so I read the full user manual which is on the disc supplied”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer concluded that it was quiet. R. A. Jackson gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned three years ago “It's clear, quiet” in their Benq VW2235 review.

Good Technical Features

One Benq VW2235 owner who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it had good features. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “The BenQ VW2235H ($179) is a 21.5-inch monitor that features a sleek, matte-white finish”.

Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this PC monitor is Mega Contrast, which is typical of many LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.

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LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is the most frequently found display on flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper flatpanel monitor such as the AOC I2276[plb_2256588_price] or you might consider a higher rated flatpanel monitor such as the Acer G246H[plb_1403578_price].

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At 178 degrees, the Benq VW2235 has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar type and age to the VW2235. The average viewing angle, horizontal of LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the VW2235 is 170°.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

When compared to other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years that we have assessed, the Benq VW2235's viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees is one of the widest. The average viewing angle, vertical of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 170°.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other LCD screens that were released more than two years ago, the Benq VW2235 does not have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might want to consider including the Hanns.G HS221[plb_2361044_price]; or the Hanns.G HE247DPB[plb_1861871_price].

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Not 3D

Most medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VW2235 are not 3D. The Benq VW2235 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

PC displays which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the VW2235 do not have a built-in camera. The Benq VW2235 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq VW2235 does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years also do not have a card reader integrated.

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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 LCD screens of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

LCD screens of this type and age have display brightnesss of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m². The Benq VW2235 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Benq VW2235 is a one HDMI ports quantity LCD screen. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Slow Response Time

At 6 milliseconds, the Benq VW2235 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the VW2235. The fastest response time of similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago is 1ms and the slowest is 69ms.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq VW2235

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the VW2235 will cost £47 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 993 LCD screens of this age and type.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this flatpanel monitor was released.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Specification

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Display Brightness
Response Time
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Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
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Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Outputs
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
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On Screen Display (OSD)
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Expert Reviews

(2)
20 March 2014

The BenQ VW2235H 21.5-inch Vertical Alignment (VA) monitor delivers bold colors, deep blacks, and crisp 1080p imagery. Its all-white finish will spruce up your desktop, but features are scarce,...

Stylish design
Vibrant colors
High contrast ratio
Mediocre viewing angles
Limited feature set
Weak dark grayscale performance
8 August 2013

There are only a sparse few 22-inch monitors on the market for less than $100, and most of them can be summed up with one word: Meh. The BenQ VW2235H, at $179, is actually offering users a lot of...

User Reviews

(147)
Reviewed 14 April 2015 by BRIAN B.
(Verified Purchase)

Awesome little computer just watch out for the included Vesa mount! Make sure you've done everything to the computer you wanted first before putting it on. Afterwards, LEAVE IT ALONE. Its taking... Read more…

Love this computer Its extremly compact and sleek, like a little brick. Build quality feels very sturdy and well-built
Temperature: Unit is very well-ventilated with large vents on all sides but the front. It is so well ventilated in fact, that a drop in room temperature also causes a drop in system temperature. Even
For my build, i used a SanDisk SDSSDP 128G- 25 2.5" 128GB SATA III. Note-- This comp uses Sata II interface but, Sata III drives will work in it just fine
CPU: It is a quad-core, 1.8Ghz Intel Celeron processor with 2MB 2 cache. Its basically a Intel Atom CPU on steroids. Very fast and capable CPU for most tasks. Not much else you say, it is a good cpu
Graphics: This comp has a 7th generation, Baytrail, integrated Intel HD Graphics. The Baytrail Intel HD Graphics was introduced in 2013. So it is very recent and has handled everything from photoshop
Vesa mount: The only bad thing about this otherwise awesome computer, is the included Vesa mount. Which is used to mount the computer directly behind a monitor or HDTV. The problem is, its just a sing
The problem as you may have guessed since there are metal hooks involved afterall. .. . yes, it scratched the bottom of the computer What the hell, Zotac My last computer was a ZBox I 80 and the Vesa
If you must use the Vesa mount, use with EXTREME caution And once you've carefully set it in place, LEAVE IT ALONE. Trust me on this. Each time you take it off and put it back on, the chances of scrat
In the end, i still ended up using it. Because even though the risk of scraches is high, it does work well for its intended purpose. I guess the scratches aren't that bad. They're more like minor surf
You have been Warned
Reviewed 13 February 2015 by Lloyd C.
(Verified Purchase)

Manage your expectations with this PC. It's not the latest (and more expensive) Intel NUC with a Core i7 processor, but it can handle HTPC tasks relatively well. Anandtech has written a good... Read more…

Reviewed 3 May 2015 by Richard G.
(Verified Purchase)

8Gb of memory seems to me a cheap way to keep things moving in this box. The price difference to 4Gb is pretty negligible when you think about it. I've got external USB hard drives, if I ever need... Read more…

Reviewed 21 March 2015 by Earl H.
(Verified Purchase)

I installed Win8.1 (I wish I would have installed Win7), Mushkin SSD 240 GB, Mushkin 8 GB RAM. External Samsung optical drive. Sweet set-up. Plenty of power for home computing: spreadsheets, word... Read more…

Reviewed 22 October 2014 by KENNETH R.
(Verified Purchase)

The cost was cheap, and it appears that the quality is the same as well. Zotac tech support did not have much to offer in terms of advanced level support...

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Electricity cost when switched on £71.79
Electricity cost when on standby £1.54
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Total running cost over 5 years £73.33
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.36 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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Barcodes 00164361611012, 00654522048059, 00840046025588, 04718755048081, 05054533702301, 08400460255880

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