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Benq GL2250 PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LED Sep 2012
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18 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 102 owner reviews the average owner rating of this PC screen is fantastic.

Easy to Use

A few Benq GL2250 owners who bought this PC monitor wrote that it was easy to setup. Bilioph88 wrote on Amazon “The Benq arrived next day and was easy to set up” in their Benq GL2250 review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Burak rated the Benq GL2250 as excellent and wrote three years ago “The manual was useless since it uses basic common sense with to set up”. Gary Murfitt mentioned “Excellent monitor for the price, very easy to set up and adjust” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Six customers concluded that it was easy to use. Dan the it Man scored it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “The menu options itself is very easy to use”. Leo91 mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Is simple to use”. In November last year Mike Ives scored the product very highly and he wrote in his review “If I wanted to be picky I would prefer the controls beneath the monitor instead of on the side as turning the left one off meant disturbing the setup.”.

Some Benq GL2250 reviewers considered that it was easy to use the menus. Ben wrote on Amazon “Despite other reviews I have found the menu reasonably user friendly”. Leo91 mentioned in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “This is easily done, by pressing Menu on the side of your screen”. Mazzy mentioned on Amazon “Remember to switch to AMA (advanced motion accelerator) on in the menu to get the fast response time, i like the buttons don't know why complaints”.

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good experience. Dar mentioned “Having Battlefield 4 on max settings with this monitor, gives a truly beautiful and smooth gaming experience” in their review. Three years ago Mrs wrote “Sharpness.)While using the monitor, I had a pleasant experience” in her review and gave the Benq GL2250 a very good review.

Several customers said in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to assemble. Two years ago Belami mentioned “Having said this it is easy to assemble the stand” in their Benq GL2250 review and scored it 80 out of 100. One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Lorefold mentioned on Amazon “I'm not sure if the viewing angles will be that comfortable in vertical position” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Popular Choice

The GL2250 is one the fastest selling LCD screen currently available for purchase.

Good Picture Quality

Eleven customers said in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Three years ago Ben scored the Benq GL2250 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “The picture quality is excellent”. Danny said “Picture quality is good” in his Benq GL2250 review although he only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Dar said “Fast 2ms response time, 74Hz refresh rate and the picture quality is outstanding” in their review and gave the Benq GL2250 an excellent rating.

Six Benq GL2250 owners who purchased it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Ed S scored the Benq GL2250 very highly and he mentioned “Colours are excellent”. Jaimin Vyas wrote on Amazon “Which is behave like monitor, clear crisp writing and the colours are bright enough” in their review of this PC monitor. Miran Saddik mentioned “Note that the Dell 2412HM had better colours than this monitor as it is a IPS” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the Benq GL2250 a score of 5 stars.

Some people wrote in their reviews that the product had image ghosting. Ed S wrote in his Benq GL2250 review two years ago “The response time 2ms when using with my playstation 3 is great no ghosting at all” . Max Reading mentioned in his review on Amazon “Colours are crisp, ghosting is minimal (I tend to play a lot of fast paced games where this is more noticeable”.

One person who reviewed it said that it had a good refresh rate. Rowenp2p wrote “The refresh rate is very, very good and at this price you can't fault it”. One customer wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had a flickering image. Fishyboy wrote “That leads me to my only criticism, which is screen flicker” in their Benq GL2250 review and rated the Benq GL2250 5 stars.

One Benq GL2250 owner said in their reviews that it had a wide viewing angle. Ae "alpha" said “The viewing angle better than I would have expected for the price too, I must also say that it is really easy to set up” in their review and gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars.

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Robust

Some customers said that the Benq GL2250 was well made. Beano scored the product very highly and said in their Benq GL2250 review in November last year “Good study build and sits solidly on its standBenQ might not be a huge name in the tech world”. Beano also mentioned “The only downside for some might be the built in speakers”. Ben rated the product 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “It has built in speakers, these aren't great”.

A number of Benq GL2250 owners concluded that it was strong and durable. Tom wrote two years ago “The buttons on the side are sturdy enough” in his review of the Benq GL2250.

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Good Connectivity

Some customers who reviewed the product considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Brian Galvin said on Amazon “If you are using HDMI to connect to your PC you may notice a border or even a lack of display quality” in his review. Fantatsictoast1 mentioned in their review of this PC monitor in November last year “Monitor may be very good for I know, HDMI slot wouldn't work correctly” . Madmikegamerxl1 mentioned in their Benq GL2250 review on Amazon “So long story short, HDMI is great for Consoles, or other devices, just not for PC”.

One Benq GL2250 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections.

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Nice Design

Several customers who reviewed it said that it was good looking. Andrew P. Watson wrote in his Benq GL2250 review on Amazon “When first deployed I used the included stand which I found to be sturdy and quite good looking”. Dtb said “PS4 looks gorgeous too!Controls a bit fiddly” in their review of the Benq GL2250. Felix W. wrote on Amazon “It is a crisp clear monitor that performs beautifully” in his Benq GL2250 review.

Some Benq GL2250 reviewers thought it was smooth. One Benq GL2250 owner who purchased the product considered that it was a good design. Alex Maidment said on Amazon “This monitor was great for the design work I was doing as part of my University course”.

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Good Size

A number of Benq GL2250 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Benq GL2250 was thick. Jaimin Vyas gave the Benq GL2250 a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Benq GL2250 on Amazon last year “The rim is thick”. K.m.f said on Amazon “My only issue is the bezel around the monitor is significantly thicker than I'd like.”.

One person who reviewed the product thought it was a good weight. One person said in their reviews that it was tight.

One Benq GL2250 reviewer considered that it was thin.

One Benq GL2250 owner who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was a good height. Knigthmareframe-Gundam said in their Benq GL2250 review on Amazon “It pivot, swivel and is height adjusting(was used in first seconds after monitor was put on the table) - it is much better than standard stands”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was a good depth. Three years ago Jason mentioned in his review “Surprisingly good colour depth for the price”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact.

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Good Product Quality

Several people reckoned that this PC monitor was good quality. Two years ago Ae "alpha" said “It has stunning picture quality and the sound is good for a pc monitor of it's class” in their review. Alex Maidment mentioned in his review of this PC monitor in November last year “Made it much easier due to the nature of the size of the screen and the high quality”. Two years ago Avid Reader mentioned on Amazon “I have a degree in IT and have worked as a quality engineer and am impressed” in their review.

Excellent Brand

Benq has excellent average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other brands.

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Good Sound Quality

One Benq GL2250 reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it had good sound quality. Lazer mentioned in their review on Amazon “The speakers on this monitor really are terrible, you could get better sound quality from a toaster inside a microwave”.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC displays of this age and spec.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Acer G226HQL[plb_1584621_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the GL2250 which do not have a built-in speaker, the Benq GL2250 has a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Hanns.G HE225DPB[plb_1755964_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth considering other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the AOC E2260[plb_1452591_price], or the Hannspree HE225DPB[plb_1943112_price].

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1080p Video Mode

This flatpanel monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on comparable spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The Benq GL2250 has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors of this age and type. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on comparable spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as the GL2250. The cable included "VGA" is also found on this LCD screen.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The Benq GL2250 has a fairly low power consumption when in PowerSave mode (only 0.3 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the GL2250. The lowest power consumption when in PowerSave mode of PC displays of a similar spec and age to the GL2250 is 0.14W and the highest is 80W.

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Very Low Maximum Power Consumption

Across all the medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the GL2250 the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W. At only 24 Watts, the Benq GL2250 has a quite low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GL2250.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Support

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor did not have good technical guidance. Ila said “So, i'm not happy with the cd supplied, its limited and the manual is also limited” in her review. Sam wrote in his review of this PC monitor “This wasn't explained in the manual and had me confused for a few minutes”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Benq GL2250 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was not noisy. Alex Maidment wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “TV, really good for that as well!It also has speakers which is useful, although the speakers aren't very loud.” although he still rated it as excellent.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC screens that have been around for more than two years, the Benq GL2250 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq GL2250 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the GL2250 also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the HP Compaq LA2206[plb_1467324_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the GL2250, the Benq GL2250 does not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Small Viewable Height

At only 268.11 millimeters, the Benq GL2250 has a fairly small viewable height compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the GL2250. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have viewable heights of between 28mm and 630mm.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is 66cm, and the screen sizes range from 50cm to 770cm. With a display diagonal of only 54.61 centimeters, the Benq GL2250 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

The Benq GL2250 has one of the lower RMS rated audio powers (only 2 Watts) amongst PC displays of this age. Comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the GL2250 have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.3W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq GL2250

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the GL2250 over four years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC displays of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Average Width

With a width of 524.69 millimeters, the Benq GL2250 has a relatively standard width compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the GL2250.

Alternative PC monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Benq GW2260[plb_1436727_price] (397mm), the AOC E2260[plb_1452591_price] (511mm), or the Asus VE228TR[plb_1444816_price] (512.84mm).

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Specification

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Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Coloured Feet
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VESA Mount Interface
Cable Lock Slot
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Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
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Expert Reviews

16 March 2012

Màn hình BenQ GL2250 21,5" có thi?t k? sang tr?ng, s? d?ng công ngh? ?èn n?n LED, h? tr? ?? phân gi?i Full HD, phù h?p nhu c?u công vi?c hay gi?i trí gia ?ình...

User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 June 2012 by PeterA
(Verified Purchase)

Another great product from BENQ. I was torn between this and the SAMSUNG S24B300BL. What swung it for me was that the BENQ has the four holes for a 100 X 100 mm VESA plate. This was essential as I... Read more…

Reviewed 8 July 2013 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This is the second BenQ product I have bought and was not disappointed. Screen comes with all the required cables and a desktop stand. No brainer to assemble and plug and play - my laptop... Read more…

Reviewed 31 December 2011 by M. J. D. Crowley
(Verified Purchase)

Purchased this monitor about 2 weeks ago to replace my old CRT. The monitor came well packed and was a doddle to assemble. As supplied the screen was way too bright and going into settings the... Read more…

Reviewed 18 September 2013 by Henry
(Verified Purchase)

I've had 3 BenQ so far, and none of them ever exhibited a hiccup, not even the ancient 19inch one I bought with my first computer. This is a midrange quality screen. Having previously used a... Read more…

Reviewed 3 March 2012 by Jeff Morgan
(Verified Purchase)

I ordered two of these monitors from Amazon (28 Feb 2012). Both came with a European mains plug. Luckily as I was replacing my 2 existing monitors I could use their old mains leads. Even though... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $29.65
Electricity cost when on standby $1.41
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Total running cost over 5 years $31.06
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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