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Benq GL2250HM PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LED Sep 2015
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Unboxing BenQ 21.5 GL2250HM 2ms & Mini-Tour ao Setup
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19 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this flatpanel monitor rated it as 87%.

Robust

Several people agreed that it was well made. Antonio D. mentioned on Amazon in November “Very easy to adjust and solid”. Beano gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Benq GL2250HM “Good study build and sits solidly on its standBenQ might not be a huge name in the tech world”. Beano also said “The only downside for some might be the built in speakers”.

A few customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was strong and durable. Andrew P. Watson scored it very highly and he wrote in his review of the Benq GL2250HM on Amazon “When first deployed I used the included stand which I found to be sturdy and quite good looking”. This month D. Cook said on Amazon “Was delivered on time in robust packaging and works fine” in their Benq GL2250HM review. Edward mentioned in his review on Amazon “Looks good, pretty thin bezel and sturdy stand” and gave the Benq GL2250HM a rating of 5 stars.

One Benq GL2250HM owner who reviewed this PC monitor said that it was easy to damage or scratch. Rustyroot wrote “Upon arrival the box was heavily damaged and had clearly been opened” in their review and gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Picture Quality

A few Benq GL2250HM reviewers who reviewed the Benq GL2250HM concluded that it had good picture quality. Danny mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “Picture quality is good”. Dar mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Fast 2ms response time, 74Hz refresh rate and the picture quality is outstanding” and scored it very highly. E. M. W mentioned “The picture quality is superb, games look bright & vibrant” in their review.

Fourteen people reckoned that it had good colour saturation. All Things Tech mentioned in their review three years ago “Certainly do the job with options for game mode movie, Photo and others I found the colours warm crisp”. This month Anthonywjones mentioned on Amazon “Colours are vivid and bright, I did have to turn the brightness down because it was too bright”. Antonio D. mentioned in his review of the Benq GL2250HM on Amazon “Two entirely different colours”.

Several Benq GL2250HM owners who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it had image ghosting. In November last year Dreamspec scored it very highly and said on Amazon “I play cs go on this screen so it is very important that there is zero ghosting (confirmed 0 ghosting) Maybe not the the flashiest screen in terms of features” in their review of this PC monitor. Ed S mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The response time 2ms when using with my playstation 3 is great no ghosting at all” and scored it 5 stars. Max Reading wrote on Amazon “Colours are crisp, ghosting is minimal (I tend to play a lot of fast paced games where this is more noticeable” in his review of the Benq GL2250HM and gave this PC monitor an excellent rating.

A number of people who bought the product wrote that it had a flickering image. Fishyboy gave it a very good review and wrote on Amazon “That leads me to my only criticism, which is screen flicker”.

A few customers said in their reviews that it had a sharp image. Mr & Mrs Kemal wrote “I really do enjoy the detail and sharpness that this monitor can produce”. Wolf's Head said in their review of this PC monitor “Blacks were grey, colours were unsaturated, sharpness wasn't good” .

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Good Connectivity

Twenty-one Benq GL2250HM owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Brian Galvin said in his review of the Benq GL2250HM on Amazon “If you are using HDMI to connect to your PC you may notice a border or even a lack of display quality”. E. M. W wrote on Amazon “Only down side for me is it only has one HDMI input, so I am forced to use DVI from my PC, this isn't a massive problem.” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it an excellent review. E. M. W also said “I would prefer an extra HDMI”.

One Benq GL2250HM reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections.

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Good Size

Four people who reviewed the product considered that it was thin. E. M. W said in their review “The thin bezel is nice and the positioning of the controls on the rear means it looks clean”. Mr. Benoit P. Guilbaud mentioned on Amazon “It's very slim! CONS”.

A number of Benq GL2250HM owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was thick. Edward scored this PC monitor very highly and he mentioned on Amazon “You don't loose any sound quality from connecting speakers through the headphone jack, as some seem to have that impression”. Jaimin Vyas mentioned “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.” and scored it 5 stars.

Two people wrote in their reviews that the Benq GL2250HM was lightweight. Ae "alpha" scored the product 5 stars and said “It is lightweight and classy looking”. Tim the Techie scored the Benq GL2250HM 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “It is nice and robust, quite lightweight”.

Some people thought it was compact.

A few Benq GL2250HM owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good physically. Danny he said on Amazon “The physical build quality is worthy of praise” in his review of this PC monitor. Hellstorm901 mentioned on Amazon “Decent monitor and easy to physically install that being able to put its stand on in a matter of seconds” in their Benq GL2250HM review but even so they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Several Benq GL2250HM owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Two years ago Ae "alpha" wrote on Amazon “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 “Made it much easier due to the nature of the size of the screen and the high quality” and rated it 5 stars. Amazon Customer scored the product very highly and wrote “You can also adjust the angle of the screen, which is great as well! Overall I'd reccomend this monitor to any friend looking for a fair price/quality monitor” in their review of this PC monitor.

Easy to Use

A number of Benq GL2250HM reviewers who bought it considered that it was easy to setup. Bilioph88 mentioned in their review two years ago “The Benq arrived next day and was easy to set up” and scored it 5 stars. Gary Murfitt gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “Excellent monitor for the price, very easy to set up and adjust”. Jack Warner wrote “It's sharp and easy to set up but”.

A few people who bought the Benq GL2250HM concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “I honestly never used a monitor which had an actually good menu”. Ben mentioned “Despite other reviews I have found the menu reasonably user friendly” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. A few weeks ago Joseph D. Jackson scored this PC monitor 80 out of 100 and he wrote “At least the menu offers a decent array of features, at first it would not detect my xbox” in his review.

Several people who bought it considered that it was easy to use. Dan the it Man mentioned on Amazon “The menu options itself is very easy to use”. Leo91 mentioned on Amazon “Is simple to use”. Last year Mike Ives gave it a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “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.”.

Several people who bought it mentioned that it had a good experience. Mahmoud Mostafa rated it 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Easier so you can give customers a better experience”. Mrs wrote “Sharpness.)While using the monitor, I had a pleasant experience” in her review of the Benq GL2250HM.

Several Benq GL2250HM reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Andrew Duncan mentioned in his Benq GL2250HM review on Amazon “I've given it a 5 star rating because it met my expectations - crystal clear display & easy to assemble both for a great price”. Two years ago Belami rated the Benq GL2250HM 80 out of 100 and said “Having said this it is easy to assemble the stand” in their review of the Benq GL2250HM.

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Nice Design

Several customers who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The sound is pretty low if you try to use it as a TV, I tried watching a movie with some friends in it.” and scored the product 5 stars. Dtb rated the product 80 out of 100 and said “PS4 looks gorgeous too!Controls a bit fiddly” in their review of the Benq GL2250HM. Two years ago Felix W. mentioned in his review of the Benq GL2250HM on Amazon “It is a crisp clear monitor that performs beautifully”.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product was smooth. Dar gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Having Battlefield 4 on max settings with this monitor, gives a truly beautiful and smooth gaming experience”. A few weeks ago Mr & Mrs Kemal mentioned “Everything is nice and smooth, no flickering”.

A few Benq GL2250HM owners wrote in their reviews that the Benq GL2250HM was aesthetic. A few weeks ago Mr & Mrs Kemal said “I found this monitor to be aesthetically pleasing, although I must say this is the least important aspect of any purchase I buy, I was pleasantly surprised at how nice” in her review of this PC monitor.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. Alex Maidment mentioned last year “This monitor was great for the design work I was doing as part of my University course”. One person thought the product was well designed. In November last year E. M. W wrote “The positioning of the controls on the rear means it looks clean and uncluttered” in their Benq GL2250HM review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Benq GL2250HM was ergonomic. Mrs said “BenQ for making such an ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing monitor! - Ben, Aged 14” in her review of the Benq GL2250HM.

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Popular Choice

Across all PC monitors, the GL2250HM is one the best selling products currently available for purchase according to Amazon sales data.

Excellent Brand

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

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Good Sound Quality

A number of people said in their reviews that it had good sound quality. D. Allison wrote on Amazon “My one disappointment is the quality of the speakers” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Jimmyn gave the Benq GL2250HM a score of 4 stars and said in their review in November this year “Speaker quality is reasonable considering they are built in speakers”. Lazer gave it an excellent review score and wrote on Amazon “The speakers on this monitor really are terrible, you could get better sound quality from a toaster inside a microwave”.

Good Technical Features

Two Benq GL2250HM owners who reviewed the product said that it had good features. Oliver said “This monitor fitted the bill perfectly, just the right size for a main screen with some nice features like HDMI port” in his review of this PC monitor.

LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors of a comparable age and type to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including cheaper PC screens such as the Benq GW2270 ($108.99), or the Asus VS229.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The GL2250HM has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the GL2250HM.

We compared all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think cheaper LCD screens such as the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 is also worth considering.

Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the Viewsonic VA2252Sm ($126.79), or the HP V212a.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of only 0.3 Watts, the GL2250HM has a fairly low power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the GL2250HM. The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the GL2250HM range from 0.1W to 52W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.3W.

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Narrow

At only 524.69 millimeters, the Benq GL2250HM is quite narrow compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and type. The narrowest PC monitor that has been available for around the same time as the GL2250HM is 340mm wide, the widest is 960mm, and the average width is 590mm.

If you would consider a LCD screen with a wider width then you might want to look at the V7 L21500WDS-9K (524mm) which is also cheaper.

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Short

Medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the GL2250HM have heights of between 28mm and 930mm, and the average height is 360mm. The GL2250HM is fairly short (only 319.79 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC screens that came out around the same time as the GL2250HM.

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Very Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of LCD screens of this spec and age is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. At only 2 milliseconds, the GL2250HM has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

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10 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

Some Benq GL2250HM owners said in their reviews that the Benq GL2250HM was not noisy. Alex Maidment wrote on Amazon last year “TV, really good for that as well!It also has speakers which is useful, although the speakers aren't very loud.” in his Benq GL2250HM review however despite that he gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Stuart Cutler mentioned on Amazon “The only minor issue with this product I have is that the sound maximum is not as loud as I would like” but in spite of that he gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Poor Support

A few Benq GL2250HM reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Burak wrote “This was extremely easy and the manual was useless since it uses basic common sense with to set up” in their review. Ian Henson wrote “Unfortunately, as the manual is, as usual these days, in pdf format on a CD this was not obvious” in his review yet he still rated it 4 stars. Ila said “So, i'm not happy with the cd supplied, its limited and the manual is also limited” but even so she still scored the product 4 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The GL2250HM does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been around for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other PC screens which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to consider including the Philips 221S6QYKMB which is also cheaper.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago, the Benq GL2250HM is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The GL2250HM does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the GL2250HM also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

The lowest RMS rated audio power of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year is 1W and the highest is 32W. At only 2 Watts, the GL2250HM has a quite low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the GL2250HM.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the GL2250HM has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. The vertical viewing angles of medium monitors that were released more than a year ago range from 10° to 180°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Benq GL2250HM has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles (only 170 degrees) amongst similar spec PC displays of this age. The horizontal viewing angles of PC screens of a similar spec and age to the GL2250HM range from 18° to 180°.

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Very Small Color Gamut

With a color gamut of only 72 percent, the GL2250HM has one of the smaller color gamuts amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The average color gamut of LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the GL2250HM is 82%.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq GL2250HM

Released Over a Year Ago

This Benq LCD screen was released over a year ago.

Specification

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Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 by Eduardo
(Verified Purchase)

None to little image ghosting on this one owing to the 2ms speed, few devices achieve this. the monitor has audio built in, hdmi and vga ports, very pleased. controls are a little clunky but... Read more…

Reviewed 30 July 2016 by Nathan
(Verified Purchase)

Great quality visuals and ok audio. The volume has minimal increments over the full 100% and you'll find yourself turning is 10-30% to hear a difference. It also needs a bit of a work around to... Read more…

Reviewed 22 July 2016 by JimmyN
(Verified Purchase)

Good monitor - great picture quality (when used with hdmi cable). Speaker quality is reasonable considering they are built in speakers. One small issue was setting it up, it wouldn't recognise the... Read more…

Reviewed 22 July 2016 by Antonio D.
(Verified Purchase)

Mixed feelings about this monitor. I bought this model for height adjustment stand (HAS) and that works very well: very easy to adjust and solid. The monitor buttons could be positioned better and... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I had to replace this to start off with because there was a stuck pixel- it was red and really annoyed me. With regards to delivery, they dispatched a replacement before I had even sent the old... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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