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Benq BL702

Benq BL702 PC Monitor

17" 1280 X 1024 12000000:1 LED Jul 2013
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With the BL702A Flicker-free LED backlight panel, an ultra-high dynamic contrast ratio of 120,000:1, and BeQ's exclusive Senseye Technology to offer you the best viewing quality at all times.The... More
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11 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 23 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Benq PC display is brilliant.

Nice Design

A number of people who reviewed it thought it was retro. Duncan Woodward wrote in his Benq BL702 review on Amazon “It's a good deal, especially if you're looking for a modern monitor for a retro computer or console” and scored the Benq BL702 80 out of 100. P. Skidmore wrote last year “Perfect for retro gaming” in their review of this PC monitor. In October Paul Vernon gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he said “Awesome for Retro Acorn Archimedes computers!”.

One Benq BL702 reviewer thought it was neat. Ejr mentioned in their review of the Benq BL702 on Amazon “Externally it is neat and unobtrusive with easily adjustable height, tilt”.

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Benq Has Excellent PC Monitor Reviews

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

Easy to Use

One Benq BL702 owner who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup. Sully wrote in their Benq BL702 review on Amazon “The monitor itself couldn't have been easier to set up, came well protected” and gave the Benq BL702 a score of 5 stars.

One Benq BL702 owner mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use. Sully gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and mentioned “It also has blue-light adjustments which are so simple to use via a button on the base of the monitor”.

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Good Size

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was a good height.

Good Picture Quality

One person said in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Ejr wrote in their review of this PC monitor “The Windows 7 monitor calibration tool failed to yield a pleasant display with accurate colours” but they gave the product a score of 3 stars.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on PC displays of a similar type and age to it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Acer V196HQL[plb_3049274_price] which is cheaper; or the HP W1972a[plb_1398440_price], or the Samsung LS19C20[plb_2185002_price] which has better reviews.

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1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec PC screens that have been available for more than two years.

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1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution

This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on PC displays of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

PC screens of this type and age have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°. At 170 degrees, the Benq BL702 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and type to the BL702.

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The narrowest LCD screen that was launched around the same time as the BL702 is 100mm wide and the widest is 750mm. At only 369 millimeters, the Benq BL702 is quite narrow compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BL702.

Flatpanel monitors with a wider width that might also be worth considering include the DELL E1713S[plb_1569069_price] (375.5mm) which is also cheaper.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Two customers who bought it thought it was not good quality. In October this year Duncan Woodward said “Whilst not the best quality picture”. Ejr mentioned “Inadequate image quality and hard to adjust”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Benq BL702 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other small monitors that are a similar age to the BL702 also do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this PC screen and we think the Acer V176L[plb_2693588_price], or the Edge10 EF185a[plb_1760823_price]; or the Philips 200S4[plb_2083761_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other small monitors that are a similar age to the BL702, the Benq BL702 does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Benq BL702 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the BL702 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Benq BL702 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC screens of a similar age and type to the BL702 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq BL702

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the BL702 over three years ago.


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User Reviews

Reviewed 7 June 2016 by Paul Vernon
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this monitor to work with my Acorn Archimedes computers which have either 9-pin or 15-pin D-sub connectors with a maximum of 800x600 SVGA output. Primarily the Archimedes use TV style... Read more…

Reviewed 11 April 2016 by Duncan Woodward
(Verified Purchase)

Whilst not the best quality picture, it's perfectly acceptable. I bought this monitor on the strength of over reviews stating that it can handle 15kHz signal (so hence, it's a multisync monitor)... Read more…

Reviewed 25 February 2016 by Alan T.
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic monitor. I have both my Amiga 500 using RGB adapter to VGA and Amiga 1200 with Indivision to DVI working a treat. I'm tempted to get another as a backup!

Reviewed 12 November 2015 by P. Skidmore
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect for retro gaming on an Amiga :) You wouldn't want to use this on any modern machine though!

Reviewed 20 July 2015 by Robert Bernardo
(Verified Purchase)

It came in excellent condition, and it works excellently with my old Amiga 3000 computer using the computer's VGA port and RGB port (because the BenQ can scan down to 15 KHz).

Reviewed 3 July 2015 by Victor L.
(Verified Purchase)

Very good.

(Verified Purchase)

As you can imagine, at this price point, the quality is... well, its all very plastic and there is only one VGA input and a power connector. Thats all. No DVI, no fancy stuff... The stand is non... Read more…

Reviewed 20 February 2015 by J.A.WHI
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased with monitor..It was a good choice..
not many about this size,couldnt go larger due to space..

Reviewed 21 August 2014 by Sadeep Verma
(Verified Purchase)
Reviewed 30 June 2014 by Mark Webber
(Verified Purchase)

Arrived promptly and well packaged.

This was a replacement for and CRT Screen on a machine and works well.

Would buy another if need arises.

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Total running cost over 5 years $22.49
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.14 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers bl702a, benq bl702, benq bl702a, benq 9hlarlbq8, benq 9hlarlbq8e
Barcodes 04718755048968