Benq BL2201 vs NEC MultiSync EA234

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Benq BL2201
NEC MultiSync EA234

Top Prices

MacMall
Delivery unknown
In stock
Adorama
Out of stock

Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Faster response time Edit
The Benq BL2201 is a 5msms response time PC monitor. That's 1ms faster than the NEC MultiSync EA234 (6msms). Read more

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.

Lower power consumption when in PowerSave mode Edit
The Benq BL2201 is a 0.3WW power consumption when in PowerSave mode PC monitor. That's 0.2W lower than the NEC MultiSync EA234 (0.5WW).
Lighter Edit
The Benq BL2201 is a 6.1kgg weight PC monitor. That's 0.3g lighter than the NEC MultiSync EA234 (6.4kgg).
27.1mm narrower Edit
The Benq BL2201 is a 516.7mmmm wide PC monitor, whereas the NEC MultiSync EA234 is a 543.8mmmm wide PC monitor (27.1mm wider).
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Expert reviews are a bit better
Based on 26 reviews, the Benq BL2201 has an average expert review score of 83%, however the NEC MultiSync EA234 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
7 Reasons For
Slightly bigger screen size Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA234 has a screen size of 23"", but the Benq BL2201 is only a 22"" PC monitor (1" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA234 is a 178°° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° wider than the Benq BL2201 (178°°).
A little wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA234 has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°°, but the Benq BL2201 is only a 170°° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
14% shorter Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA234 has a height of 380.4mmmm, however the Benq BL2201 is a 429.9mmmm tall PC monitor (49.5mm taller).
Shallower Edit
NEC MultiSync EA234 is 218mmmm deep. That's 4.6mm shallower than the Benq BL2201 (218mmmm).
$28 cheaper
The NEC MultiSync EA234 costs $268.99, whereas the Benq BL2201 is $296.99.
User reviews are slightly better
Based on 7 reviews, the NEC MultiSync EA234 has an average user review score of 100%, but the Benq BL2201 has an average rating of 96% (based on 10 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
A bit smaller screen size Edit
The Benq BL2201 has a screen size of 22"", however the NEC MultiSync EA234 is a 23"" PC monitor (1" bigger). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

12% narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq BL2201 is a 160°° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the NEC MultiSync EA234 (178°°).
Moderately narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq BL2201 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170°°, however the NEC MultiSync EA234 is a 178°° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
49.5mm taller Edit
The Benq BL2201 is a 429.9mmmm tall PC monitor, whereas the NEC MultiSync EA234 is a 380.4mmmm tall PC monitor (49.5mm shorter).
Deeper Edit
The Benq BL2201 has a depth of 222.6mmmm. That's 4.6mm deeper than the NEC MultiSync EA234 (218mmmm).
$28 more expensive
The Benq BL2201 is more expensive than the NEC MultiSync EA234 by $28.
A bit Lower user review Score
The Benq BL2201's average user rating is 96%, however the NEC MultiSync EA234's is 100% (based on 7 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
1ms slower response time Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA234 is a 6msms response time PC monitor. That's 1ms slower than the Benq BL2201 (6msms). Read more

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.

Higher power consumption when in PowerSave mode Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA234 is a 0.5WW power consumption when in PowerSave mode PC monitor. That's 0.2W higher than the Benq BL2201 (0.5WW).
Heavier Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA234 is a 6.4kgg weight PC monitor. That's 0.3g heavier than the Benq BL2201 (6.4kgg).
27.1mm wider Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA234 has a width of 543.8mmmm, however the Benq BL2201 is a 516.7mmmm wide PC monitor (27.1mm narrower).
Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the NEC MultiSync EA234, however 2 shops sell the Benq BL2201. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Ten months older
The NEC MultiSync EA234 is older than the Benq BL2201 by ten months.
Slightly Lower expert review Score
The NEC MultiSync EA234 has an average expert rating of 80%, but the Benq BL2201 has an average expert rating of 83% (based on 26 reviews).

Awards

11 Awards
3dnews.ru: Best Buy
cnews.cz: Smart Buy
Digital Versus: 5 Star
hardware.info: Great Value
hardwareheaven.com: Gold Award
kitguru.net: Worth Buying
pcgamers.net.au: Editor's Choice
tomshardware.co.uk: Approved
tomshardware.com: Approved
Tweak.dk: Editor's Choice
uk.hardware.info: Great Value
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

34 months Ago 43 months Ago

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

No data No data

Display

Screen Size
22" 23"
BEST
Display Resolution
 1680 x 1050
 1920 x 1080
 1680 x 1050
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 12000000:1
BEST
 12000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
Graphics Resolution
 1680 x 1056
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1400 x 900
 1280 x 960
 1366 х 768
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1680 x 1056
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1400 x 900
 1280 x 960
 1366 х 768
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
Backlight Type
 W-LED
 W-LED
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
Digital Vertical Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 56 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 31.5 - 83
Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Pixel Pitch
0.282 x 0.282 0.265 x 0.265
Display Colour Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.77M
Vertical Viewing Angle
160° 178°
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
170° 178°
BEST
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 58.4cm
Display Technology
 TN
 TN
Display Brightness
250 cd/m² 250 cd/m²
Response Time
5ms
BEST
6ms
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:9
BEST
 16:10
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DisplayPort
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI-D Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
DVI Port
1 1
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0
Upstream Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Multimedia

RMS Rated Audio Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 2W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Design

Coloured Feet
 Black
 Black
Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Performance

Windows Operating System
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows Vista Home Premium
 Windows Vista Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Starter x64
 Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional x64
 Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows 8
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows Vista Home Premium
 Windows Vista Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Starter x64
 Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional x64
 Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows 8

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
130mm 130mm
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 -5 - 30
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45 -170 - 170
OSD Language
17 Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
34.5W 22W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 32kWh
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 27W
Input Voltage
 90 - 264
BEST
 90 - 264
AC Input Voltage
 90-264
 9
 90
 90-264
 9
 90

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 35

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 MPR II
 TCO
 RoHS
 MPR II
 TCO
BEST
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.4kg
Height With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 380.4mm
Depth With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 218mm
Width With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 543.8mm
Weight
6.1kg
BEST
6.4kg
Height
429.9mm 380.4mm
BEST
Depth
222.6mm 218mm
BEST
Width
516.7mm
BEST
543.8mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 DisplayPort
 USB
 DisplayPort
BEST

Other Features

Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 16W

Technical Details

Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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