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Benq GW2255
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Benq GW2255 PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Jul 2013
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After launching the world's first VA LED monitor, BeQ - the world's leading LED monitor brand - is now taking the lead to introduce VA LED to our home & offcie offering: GW Series! Built with the... More
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Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this medium monitor is fantastic based on 13 owner reviews.

Benq Has Excellent LCD Screen Reviews

Benq medium monitors have excellent reviews on average and across all PC monitors Benq is one of the leading brands.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC screens of this spec and age.

We compared all the other PC screens that have an LED Display to this LCD screen and we think the HP EliteDisplay E201[plb_2081997_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Benq GW2255 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst PC screens of this age. The vertical viewing angles of LCD screens of this type and age range from 50° to 180°.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the GW2255 have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the Benq GW2255 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the GW2255.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC display has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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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 the most frequently found graphics resolution on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of cables included found on the Benq GW2255 is more than most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC screens that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The lowest power consumption when in PowerSave mode of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is 0.14W and the highest is 80W. At only 0.3 Watts, the Benq GW2255 has a quite low power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the GW2255.

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Short

With a height of only 320 millimeters, the Benq GW2255 is fairly short compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the GW2255. Across all the medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the GW2255 the heights range from 30mm to 4,800mm.

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Very Low Maximum Power Consumption

At only 21 Watts, the Benq GW2255 has a quite low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the GW2255. Across all the comparable spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the GW2255 the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Benq GW2255 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the GW2255 also do not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Acer 226HQ[plb_1401247_price] which is also cheaper.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most flatpanel monitors of this age and spec are not 3D compatible. The Benq GW2255 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the GW2255, the Benq GW2255 does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider including 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 PC screens of a similar age and spec to the GW2255, the Benq GW2255 does not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Small Viewable Height

The Benq GW2255 has one of the smaller viewable heights (only 268 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The smallest viewable height of similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the GW2255 is 28mm, the biggest is 630mm, and the average viewable height is 310mm.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

Across all the medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the GW2255 the screen sizes range from 50cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 66cm. At only 54.61 centimeters, the Benq GW2255 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the GW2255.

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Very Small Color Gamut

With a color gamut of only 72 percent, the Benq GW2255 has one of the smaller color gamuts amongst medium monitors of this age. The smallest color gamut of LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the GW2255 is 62%, the largest is 120%, and the average color gamut is 83%.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Benq GW2255 is a one HDMI port LCD screen. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the GW2255 have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Quite Slow Response Time

With a response time of 6 milliseconds, the Benq GW2255 has one of the slower response times amongst medium monitors of this age. The average response time of LCD screens of this age and type is 6.1ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq GW2255

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC monitor was released over three 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 monitors of this spec and age.

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Average Width

At 525 millimeters, the Benq GW2255 has a pretty standard width compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec.

Flatpanel monitors with a wider width that might be worth looking at include the Benq GL2250[plb_1453597_price] (524.69mm and cheaper).

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 24 June 2014 by Kara

I bought this monitor and my only complaint is that it doesn't have a very low brightness setting. The lowest brightness is still quite bright. It was an amazing improvement after i built myself a... Read more…

Reviewed 10 February 2014 by CGASHER

I was on a tight budget but needed a bigger monitor so I picked this one up. The color and resolution surprised me, I didn't expect a lower-cost monitor to deliver. I've only played a couple of... Read more…

Reviewed 29 January 2014 by Anonymous

The monitor is a great deal for the price!

Reviewed 29 December 2013 by Ronsmail

I figured for the price the monitor would be mediocre. This is not the case. This monitor ROCKS! Outstanding image quality, super sharp, and the colors are so vivid. This is a great monitor. I'm... Read more…

Reviewed 26 October 2013 by Neurosys

This is a high quality screen. The only thing lacking is features, meaning it doesnt do some things we might expect nowadays(HDMI), but everything it does do(DVI) works great. The image is... Read more…

Reviewed 30 June 2013 by DragonEMP

This monitor is the bomb BenQ makes monitors for whatever you do. Great visual quality all around. 10 out of 5 rating!!

Reviewed 5 June 2013 by MEFTER

It has very balanced color and blacks are REALLY black. If your considering getting one you defiantly should...

Reviewed 24 April 2013 by Zerolight

Best price you tend to see on a 1080p monitor is 109. Got this for 119 and its a VA screen with 179 degree viewing angles great contrast and the darkest blacks Ive seen. 6ms aint bad, better then... Read more…

Reviewed 23 April 2013 by Buck

Good monitor...

Reviewed 31 March 2013 by James

I love this monitor I would recommend this to anyone that games...

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Electricity cost when switched on $26.04
Electricity cost when on standby $1.41
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Total running cost over 5 years $27.45
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.18 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gw2255, gw2255h, gw2255hm, benq code, benq 9hla2, benq 9hla2l, benq 9hla2la, benq vp712082, benq 9hla2lad, benq 9hla2lat, benq 9hla2ladp, benq 9hla2latp, benq 1920x1080, benq 9hla2latpu, benq 9hla2ladpu
Barcodes 00132017586755, 00163120798995, 00840046028190, 04718755045028, 04718755045035, 05054484779643, 05054629501160, 08400460281902

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