Benq GL2250 vs Benq GW2255
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Benq GL2250vsBenq GW2255

Benq GL2250

90

Overall Score

90

Overall Score

Benq GL2250

£89.97
Our Verdict:
A very good value for money and very popular 21.5" flatpanel monitor, with very low running costs and great features
97
Reviews
599 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Age
4 Years Old
83
Running Costs
£63 Over 5 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
21.5" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12000000:1 No Feb 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 21.5"
Display Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 12000000:1
3D No
Release Date Feb 2014
Benq GW2255

90

Overall Score

90

Overall Score

Benq GW2255

£93.88
Our Verdict:
A top-value and classic 21.5" PC display, with very low running costs and very good features
97
Reviews
27 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
4 Years Old
86
Running Costs
£55 Over 5 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
21.5" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 20000000:1 No Nov 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 21.5"
Display Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 20000000:1
3D No
Release Date Nov 2013
Benq GL2250

90

Overall Score

90

Overall Score

Benq GL2250

£89.97
Our Verdict:
A very good value for money and very popular 21.5" flatpanel monitor, with very low running costs and great features
97
Reviews
599 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Age
4 Years Old
83
Running Costs
£63 Over 5 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
21.5" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12000000:1 No Feb 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 21.5"
Display Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 12000000:1
3D No
Release Date Feb 2014
Benq GW2255

90

Overall Score

90

Overall Score

Benq GW2255

£93.88
Our Verdict:
A top-value and classic 21.5" PC display, with very low running costs and very good features
97
Reviews
27 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
4 Years Old
86
Running Costs
£55 Over 5 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
21.5" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 20000000:1 No Nov 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 21.5"
Display Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 20000000:1
3D No
Release Date Nov 2013

Top Prices

Benq GL2250 Benq GW2255
Amazon UK
BenQ GL2250 21.5 inch LCD Monitor (VGA, DVI-D, 1920 x 1080, 1000:1, 5 ms, 250cd/m2) - Black
£89.97
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Amazon UK
BenQ GL2250HM LED TN Panel 21.5 Inch Widescreen Multimedia Monitor with 2ms Response Time
£94.99
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Una Technology
£94.18
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Gameseek
BenQ GL2250M 21.5 inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD LED Monitor (1920x1080 5ms 1000:1 DVI)
£105.41
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Flubit Deals
Monitor, 21.5"GL2250, Vga, Dvi Bpsca 9H.L6VLA.Dpe - SB05940 by Benq
£106.62
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Monitor, 21.5", GL2250HM Benq Bpsca 9H.L6XLA.Dbe - SB06127 by Benq
£125.04
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The Tech Warehouse
Benq GL2250 PC Flat Monitor/Panel - 54.61 Cm (21.5"), 5 Ms, 250 Cd/m², Black, Ke (Brand new, unopened) - on
£108.69
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SmartTeck outlet
Benq GL2250 21.5" Full HD Black computer monitor - 9H.L6VLA.TPE (Brand new, unopened) - on
£114.85
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Yachew Ltd
BenQ GL2250HM LED TN Panel 21.5 inch Widescreen Multimedia Monitor 1920x1080, D (Brand new, unopened) - on
£115.96
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Scan
21.5" BenQ GL2250HM Monitor, TN Panel, 1920x1080, 2ms, 250cd/m² Brightness, D-Su (Brand new, unopened) - on
£118.44
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Grange
£130.00
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Benq GL2250HM 21.5-inch Full HD TN Black Computer Monitor (Brand new, unopened) - on
£130.87
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9H.L6XLA.DBU BenQ GL2250HM - LED monitor - 21.5" - 1920 x 1080 Full HD (1080p) - (Brand new, unopened) - on
£136.91
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Custom PC
£147.78
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eBay
BenQ GL2250HM LED TN Panel 21.5 inch Widescreen Multimedia Monitor (1920 x 10... (Brand new, unopened)
£155.20
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Overclockers UK
Out of stock
£85.99
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Gameseek
** Benq Gw2255 21.5 Inch Led Vga&Dvi
£93.88
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Reasons For

Benq GL2250 Benq GW2255
3 Reasons For
1ms Faster Response Time
The Benq GL2250 has a response time of 5ms, whereas the Benq GW2255 is a 6ms response time PC monitor (1ms slower).

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

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Cheaper by £4
The Benq GL2250 costs £89.97, whereas the Benq GW2255 is £93.88.
More Shops Are Selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
4 Reasons For
Wider Vertical Viewing Angle
The Benq GW2255 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° wider than the Benq GL2250 (160°).

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

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A Little Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Benq GW2255 has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, but the Benq GL2250 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

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£8 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Benq GW2255 is £8 cheaper to run than the Benq GL2250 over five years.
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User Reviews Are Slightly Better
Based on 15 reviews, the average user review score of the Benq GW2255 is 93%, but the average rating of the Benq GL2250 is 92% (based on 385 reviews).

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Benq GL2250 Benq GW2255
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Benq GW2255 has better user reviews than the Benq GL2250. The average user reviews score for the Benq GW2255 is 93% based on 15 reviews, where as the average score for the Benq GL2250 is 92% based on 385 reviews.
Benq GL2250 Benq GW2255
5 stars
295 reviews
4 stars
53 reviews
3 stars
22 reviews
2 stars
5 reviews
1 star
10 reviews
Best
5 stars
12 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Date Released

Benq GL2250 Benq GW2255
48 months old Best 51 months old

Key Features

Response Time

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Width

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

PC monitor running costs calculated based on an average of 8 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the PC monitor and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving PC monitors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these PC monitors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Benq GL2250
Benq
GL2250
8 trees 0.31 tonnes CO2
Benq GW2255
Benq
GW2255
7 trees 0.27 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Display Benq GL2250 Benq GW2255
Display Diagonal 21.5" 21.5"
Display Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
20000000:1
 20000000:1
20000000:1
 20000000:1
Response Time 5ms
BEST
6ms
Vertical Viewing Angle 160° 178°
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle 170° 178°
BEST
Typical Contrast Ratio
3000:1
 3000:1
3000:1
 3000:1
Display
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported Video Modes
1080p
 1080p
1080p
 1080p
HD Type
Full HD
 Full HD
Full HD
 Full HD
Vertical Viewable Size 268.11mm 268mm
BEST
Horizontal Viewable Size 476.64mm 477mm
BEST
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count 16.77M Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal (metric) 54.61cm 54.61cm
Display Brightness 250 Cd/m² 250 Cd/m²
Color Gamut Unknown - Click to provide data 72%
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Benq GL2250 Benq GW2255
HDMI Port 1 1
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI-D Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 1
DVI Port 1 1
 
 
 
Multimedia Benq GL2250 Benq GW2255
Speaker 2 2
Audio System Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power 2W 2W
Loudspeaker 2 2
 
 
 
Ergonomics Benq GL2250 Benq GW2255
Tilt Angle
Number of OSD Languages 17 17
 
 
 
Power Benq GL2250 Benq GW2255
Typical Power Consumption 24W
BEST
28W
Standby Power Consumption 0.3W 0.3W
Power Consumption (PowerSave) 0.3W
BEST
21W
Maximum Power Consumption 24W 21W
BEST
 
 
 
Packaging Data Benq GL2250 Benq GW2255
Package Weight 4.5kg
BEST
4.8kg
Package Height 397mm 397mm
Package Depth 122mm 122mm
Package Width 583mm 583mm
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Benq GL2250 Benq GW2255
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Benq GL2250 Benq GW2255
Weight With Stand Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7kg
Height (with Stand) 319.79mm
BEST
400mm
Depth (with Stand) 60.5mm 174mm
BEST
Width (with Stand) 524.69mm
BEST
525mm
Weight 3.7kg 3.7kg
Height 399.9mm 400mm
Depth 173.9mm 174mm
Width 524.69mm 525mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Benq GL2250 Benq GW2255
Cables Included
VGA AC
 VGA
 AC
VGA AC
 VGA
 AC
 
 
 
Other Features Benq GL2250 Benq GW2255
Dimensions (W X D X H) With Stand Unknown - Click to provide data
Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Unknown - Click to provide data
Bezel Width Unknown - Click to provide data

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