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Benq BL2201

Benq BL2201 PC Monitor Gold Award Worth Buying Great Value Digital Versus 5 Star Editor's Choice
22" 1680 X 1050 12000000:1 LED Mar 2014
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Eleven Industry Awards

Amongst comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years, this medium monitor is one of the most highly awarded by experts.

This Benq flatpanel monitor was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both and, both of which wrote that this flatpanel monitor was exceptional.

This LCD screen received a "Value for Money" award from both and, both of which concluded that this PC monitor provided a good bang for your buck.

Furthermore, the reviewer at gave this Benq PC screen a "Best Buy" award and thought it would make a great purchase and it received a "Smart Buy" award. This LCD screen also received a "Gold Award" from who concluded it was marvellous.

Digital Versus gave this PC display a "5 Star" award, it received a "Worth Buying" award from and gave it an "Approved" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC, and this PC screen has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 10 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Benq PC display is exceptional. This puts this PC screen in the top 20% of all the LCD screens of a comparable age and type when ranked by average owner review score.

Benq Flatpanel Monitors Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 10,141 owner and expert reviews, Benq has excellent ratings for its PC monitors. Benq also has excellent ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other brands.


Good Product Quality

Several people who bought it considered that it was good quality. Robert Mk wrote “It was very good quality” in his Benq BL2201 review and rated this PC monitor as very good. Robert Mk also said “The monitor looks professional and is well made”. rated it as very good and mentioned in their review of the Benq BL2201 in November last year “The BL3201PT is a quality monitor with a very nice finish”.


Three Benq BL2201 owners who bought the product reckoned that it was well made. said “Its bright saturated image stays solid e” in their review. One customer thought it was strong and durable.

Good Value for Money and highlighted in their review that this medium monitor was great for its price.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it considered that it had good colour saturation. Three years ago S. Ellis wrote on Amazon “Clear crisp colours, good resolution, excellent contrast” in their review of this PC monitor.

Good Technical Features

One Benq BL2201 owner who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it had good features. Expert review site gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in November last year “Considering the BenQ's reasonable performance, large screen, great OSD, 4K resolution, wide range of inputs, extra features and good, if not the very best colour accuracy, you are still g”.

Nice Design

One Benq BL2201 reviewer who reviewed the product said that it had a good case. Robert Mk said “The casing is very sturdy and looks professional”.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq BL2201 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the BL2201 do not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth considering other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the iiyama XB2783HSU[plb_1619965_price].

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1680 X 1056 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq BL2201 is 1680 x 1056. That's 73% more resolution than a 1280 x 800 PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all PC displays of this age and spec the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 320 x 240.

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7 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One Benq BL2201 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was not comfortable and easy to hold. Robert Mk mentioned four years ago “9 resolutions is not comfortable”.

Not 3D Compatible

The Benq BL2201 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq BL2201 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BL2201 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Benq BL2201 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the BL2201 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Benq BL2201 is 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display resolution of all LCD screens of this spec and age ranges from 1366 x 768 pixels to 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

Across all the similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the BL2201 the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°. At only 160 degrees, the Benq BL2201 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the BL2201.

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The lightest comparable spec LCD screen that has been available for a similar time to the BL2201 is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg. At 6.1 kilograms, the Benq BL2201 is quite heavy compared to most of the other PC screens that were launched around the same time as the BL2201.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL2201

Released Over Two Years Ago

This LCD screen was released over two years ago.

Average Width

With a width of 516.7 millimeters, the Benq BL2201 has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.

Other flatpanel monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the iiyama XB2783HSU[plb_1619965_price] (622.5mm).

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11 Awards Best Buy Great Value Gold Award Worth Buying Great Value Digital Versus 5 Star Approved Approved Smart Buy Editor's Choice Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

14 August 2015

We have already tested quite a few screens that sport a resolution of 3440x1440 pixels , but if you are looking for a serious amount of desktop space Ultra HD offers even more. The disadvantage is... Read more…

29 July 2015

Following BenQ's previous monster 32-inch monitor, the BL3200, the new BL3201PT gains a notable upgrade that moves resolution from 2560x1440 pixels, to the UHD dimensions of 3840x2160. This large... Read more…

15 June 2015

The good news is that this is a truly awesome screen and can be used for both work and play but the down side is that it will set you back about $1299 which is a lot of money for most gamers.Like...

20 April 2015

The BenQ BL3201PT isn't the most colour-accurate monitor on the market, nor the very best 4K display. Although the sRGB result looks impressive, nearly all monitors aimed at professional use...

17 April 2015

Benq are pricing this screen very aggressively and while there are higher cost displays available which may be better suited to some pro-applications the BL3201PT strikes a fantastic balance of...

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User Reviews

Reviewed 22 February 2012 by Robert MK
(Verified Purchase)

The BenQ BL2201PT is an excellent choice for office work or study. The resolution of 1680x1050 is very good to read or write documents.Working on documents and reading text on websites in HD 16:9... Read more…

Reviewed 9 July 2013 by S. Ellis

I have two of these at work, and they are very nice. Clear crisp colours, good resolution, excellent contrast. One gotcha - they come with the "ECO sensor" setting set to "on" by default. This... Read more…

Reviewed 2 January 2013 by Jan
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent monitor - good image, easy to install, and really versatile. Recommended for anyone wanting a monitor in either portrait or landscape...

Reviewed 10 December 2015 by B S SEEHRA
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant. No Problems...

Reviewed 13 November 2015 by Prof A
(Verified Purchase)

This monitor would be good for many uses but I wanted to use the screen in portrait mode and it does not offer such wide viewing angles when turned. Also, the stand that holds the monitor,... Read more…

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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.27 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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