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Benq VL2040 PC Monitor

19.5" 12000000:1 LCD 464.3mm May 2014
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Simply elegant and stylish, the Ultra Slim V40 Series is a perfect combination of aesthetics and technology that adds a touch of subtle splendor and sophisticated minimalism to your modern home... More
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Benq VL2040AZ Monitor Review, Display Quality, Viewing Angles and Connectivity Overview HD
BenQ VL2040AZ - unboxing

6 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this small monitor is 87 out of 100 based on 28 owner reviews.

Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Screens

On average Benq small monitors have excellent reviews as do all PC screens produced by Benq.

Robust

A few people thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Martin mentioned on Amazon “I have a damaged good” in his review of this PC monitor.

1600 X 900 Graphics Resolution

The Benq VL2040 has a maximum resolution of 1600 x 900. That's 13% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). The best resolution of all flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Very Big Viewable Width

With a viewable width of 433.92 millimeters, the Benq VL2040 has one of the biggest viewable widths amongst PC screens of this age. The viewable widths of similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years range from 190mm to 470mm, and the average viewable width is 380mm.

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Light

The Benq VL2040 is one of the lighter PC monitors of this type and age (only 2.3 kilograms) amongst small monitors of this age. The average weight of small monitors that are a similar age to the VL2040 is 3.3kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Benq VL2040 does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth noting that most of the other small monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VL2040 also do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Acer FT200HQL[plb_2326637_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VL2040 do not have a built-in camera. The Benq VL2040 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the VL2040, the Benq VL2040 is not 3D compatible.

If you want a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price], or the Samsung SMT-1934[plb_1414675_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec, the Benq VL2040 does not have an integrated card reader.

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Very Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

LCD screens of this age and spec have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°. The Benq VL2040 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 65 degrees) amongst small monitors of this age.

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Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Benq VL2040 has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles (only 90 degrees) amongst small monitors of this age. The horizontal viewing angles of PC displays of a comparable type and age to the VL2040 range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The display brightness of PC monitors of a similar age and type to the VL2040 range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 250 cd/m². At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Benq VL2040 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq VL2040

Released Over Two Years Ago

This LCD screen was released over two years ago.

LCD Display Type

The Benq VL2040 has an LCD display type which is better than most small monitors that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago have an LED display type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available including the Philips 200S4[plb_2083761_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Viewable Height
Viewable Width
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Windows Operating System
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Cable Lock Slot
Power
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Power Consumption When Off
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

User Reviews

(14)
Reviewed 9 April 2015 by Happy-go-lucky "Rita"
(Verified Purchase)

DVD is missing a driver for monitor. I tried to set the screen resolution to 1600 x 900 but the Display Settings won't let me set it. I am sorely disappointed that Benq is missing a monitor... Read more…

Reviewed 21 March 2015 by AMS
(Verified Purchase)

Works well specially for the price!

Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Matthew Cole

Can this be mounted onto a wall.

Reviewed 28 January 2015 by Ian Foxton
(Verified Purchase)

VERY GOOD USE IT EVERY DAY AVERY GOOD BUY.

Reviewed 17 January 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent monitor for the price - no problems.

Reviewed 16 January 2015 by Flyingradiosurgeon
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased works well and arrived promply.

Reviewed 28 December 2014 by Robert
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent screen for the money!!

Reviewed 25 December 2014 by Elan Stinton | 2 Comments

Just says 'no signal detected' and black screens.. Don't buy this, find something better.

Reviewed 13 December 2014 by Allen O.
(Verified Purchase)

GOOD VALUE FOR THE MONEY.

Reviewed 2 December 2014 by Martin

Good quick delivery BUT i have a damaged good, screen is buldging down in the bottom left hand corner and i cant contact the seller.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p194800, benq p194800p, asrockasusantecarcticb vl2040, asrockasusantecarcticb vl2040a, asrockasusantecarcticb vl2040az
Barcodes 00722550158887, 05054533883765
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