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Benq GW2265HM
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Benq GW2265HM PC Monitor

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21.5" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Jul 2015
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Built to bring you the ultimate personal visual entertainment, the BeQ GW2265HM is certainly one of a kind! Featuring the speakers, ultra-high 3000:1 native contrast, 20M:1 dynamic contrast ratio,... More
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18 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at Expert Reviews concluded that this PC screen was good value for money and gave it their "Value for Money" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews and micromart.co.uk the average expert rating of this PC screen is 80 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

GW2265HM owners on average rated this PC screen as fantastic.

Benq Has Excellent PC Screen Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Benq PC monitors and also specifically for Benq medium monitors and found that in both cases Benq had excellent ratings.

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Easy to Use

Some people who bought it thought it was easy to use. Brian T. said two years ago “The controls seem very easy to use” in his Benq GW2265HM review and scored this PC monitor very highly. Shaun "smiley" Riley said “The ease of use is astounding”.

One Benq GW2265HM reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. E. M. W scored it very highly and wrote in their review of this PC monitor in November last year “Was the most comfortable setting for me”.

One person said in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use the menus. Shaun "smiley" Riley mentioned on Amazon “Special mention to the menu buttons, easy to define” in their Benq GW2265HM review.

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Robust

Two Benq GW2265HM reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. E. M. W mentioned last year “This monitor has built in speakers, however they are pretty useless, they are very quiet & tinny”. One customer who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Jordan W wrote on Amazon “Feels sturdy and i've left the plastic on so it stays great” and scored this PC monitor very highly.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Expert Reviews highlighted in their review that this LCD screen was great for its price.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person wrote in their reviews that it was quiet.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers who bought the Benq GW2265HM reckoned that it was good quality. Ctajuggler wrote last year “The screen quality is great and it is easy to move around the house, depending on where I code”.

LED Display Type

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

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The GW2265HM has a built-in speaker. Most of the other LCD screens that have been around for more than a year also have a built-in speaker.

Other LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to look at include a cheaper PC monitor such as the Acer G246HYL[plb_3026768_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC monitor such as the Asus VX239H[plb_2905125_price], or the Viewsonic VX2263SMHL[plb_2974753_price].

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Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for more than a year is 18° and the widest is 180°. The GW2265HM has one of the widest horizontal viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that were released more than a year ago is 10° and the widest is 180°. The vertical viewing angle of the GW2265HM of 178 degrees is one of the widest amongst flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the GW2265HM.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

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

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the GW2265HM is more than most PC displays of this age and spec. This Benq PC monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC displays of this spec and age. The cable included "vga" is also found on this PC display.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the GW2265HM is 6.3W. The GW2265HM has a fairly low power consumption when in PowerSave mode (only 0.3 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the GW2265HM.

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Narrow

The GW2265HM is quite narrow (only 510.24 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than a year ago. The narrowest PC monitor of this spec and age is 340mm wide, the widest is 960mm, and the average width is 590mm.

If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to look at the HP 24uh[plb_2697281_price] (565.4mm), the iiyama X2481HS-B1[plb_2779209_price] (543.5mm), or the Lenovo T2220[plb_2160615_price] (512.6mm).

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Short

With a height of only 302.21 millimeters, the Benq GW2265HM is one of the shorter medium monitors that are a comparable age to the GW2265HM amongst medium monitors of this age. Comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the GW2265HM have heights of between 28mm and 930mm, and the average height is 360mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One Benq GW2265HM reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was not good looking.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago, the Benq GW2265HM does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the GW2265HM, the GW2265HM is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago do not have an integrated card reader. The GW2265HM is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors with an integrated card reader and we think the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Small Viewable Height

Comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than a year ago have viewable heights of between 230mm and 700mm. The GW2265HM has a quite small viewable height (only 268.11 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for more than a year.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on PC monitors of this age and type.

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Very Small Color Gamut

The smallest color gamut of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the GW2265HM is 68%, the largest is 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%. With a color gamut of only 72 percent, the Benq GW2265HM has a fairly small color gamut compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the GW2265HM is 25 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m². The Benq GW2265HM has a quite dim display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the GW2265HM.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq GW2265HM

Released Over a Year Ago

Benq released the GW2265HM over a year ago.

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1 Award

Expert Reviews Budget Buy

Expert Reviews

(2)
31 March 2014

This simple budget monitor doesn't have the best colour accuracy, but its deep blacks and high contrast levels make it a great fit for the office...

Expert Reviews

14 November 2013

For a while, I thought this group consisted of five displays that use IPS panel technology, with HannsG as the exception using a budget TN panel. There's no denying that HannsG provided a cheap... Read more…

User Reviews

(13)
(Verified Purchase)

I've had these monitors in the past and they are great for the price, so was happy to get a few more.

One thing to note, they come with US power leads only, so if you're elsewhere like... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

The Monitor (A colleague has the same one) Is an amazing monitor, i cannot fault it at all! It has amazing quality that cannot be matched in any way by others in it's price range....
There's... Read more…

Reviewed 24 June 2015 by P. D. Green
(Verified Purchase)

Great full HD picture. Perfect for home PC use.

Reviewed 15 June 2015 by E. M. W

I predominantly use this as my work monitor. I sit in front of it for 8 hours a day looking at spreadsheets, emails, internet and the companies bespoke software, and it's great. The large screen... Read more…

Reviewed 16 May 2015 by Ctajuggler
(Verified Purchase)

Great monitor, I use it for my Raspberry Pi. The screen quality is great and it is easy to move around the house, depending on where I code :).

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Electricity cost when switched on $37.23
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers benq gw2265, benq gw2265h, benq gw2265hm, benq 1920x1080, benq beqgw2265, benq beqgw2265h, benq beqgw2265hm, benq hd1920x1080
Barcodes 04718755048975

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