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Benq VW2235H PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Aug 2013
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BeQ VW2235H embodies simple living with eco-friendly sophistication while keeping things interesting with its clean, curvy lines, unconventional asymmetric form and a uniquely designed docking... More
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Average Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including PC Mag and reviewed.com have rated this Benq PC screen on average 75 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 194 owner reviews the average owner rating of this PC display is outstanding.

Good Size

Some Benq VW2235 reviewers who purchased the Benq VW2235 considered that it was a good size. Two years ago Janet F Cowlard mentioned in her review of the Benq VW2235 on Amazon “Excellent - a good size”. L. Brown wrote in their review on Amazon in October last year “Monitor has a nice size to it, although it did take me time to intially get used to everything being so wide compared to my old 19".”. Miss H E Moss mentioned in her review of the Benq VW2235 “A great size for a large or any inevitably small spare room desk due to good proportions”.

A number of customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was lightweight. Bjsmith wrote on Amazon two years ago “Having had a heavy CTX monitor for years this little lightweight does the job brilliant”. Pocuk rated it 4 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “You find this with the majority of ultra lightweight flat panel LCD/LED TVs”.

One Benq VW2235 owner wrote in their reviews that it was a good weight. Sheila Robb rated this PC monitor 5 stars and she wrote in her review of this PC monitor two years ago “The screen size is also good as is the weight of the screen”.

One customer who bought the Benq VW2235 thought it was compact. Hillclimb gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said “Great value computer monitors, very clear display, great colour and compact”.

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Easy to Use

Several Benq VW2235 owners who bought the product concluded that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Easy to set up”. Last year Simon Ingham mentioned “Nice unit great picture and clours simple to set up”.

Some Benq VW2235 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. This month Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Monitor controls are quite unobtrusive and easy to use” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars. M.d.85 mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The menu is clear and easy to use” in their review of the Benq VW2235 and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Mike wrote in his Benq VW2235 review on Amazon “Found needed to turn the brightness control down otherwise fine”.

Three people wrote that the product was easy to assemble. Amazon Customer said in their Benq VW2235 review “Great monitor, easy to put together, came quickly” . Glen Moore mentioned on Amazon “It is easy to put together and well i love it” in his review of the Benq VW2235. A few weeks ago James Riddles wrote on Amazon “Very easy to assemble, didnt bother with instructions” and scored it 5 stars.

Some customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use the menus. R. A. Jackson scored the product 5 stars and said “However, there are also other brightness settings, so it's easy to adjust the monitor so it's easy on your eyes”.

One person who bought the product thought it was easy to handle. Michae1ange1o said on Amazon “Brilliant, handles gaming well” and rated the product as very good.

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Robust

A few customers who bought the Benq VW2235 considered that it was well made. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote “Excellent monitor, looks great and is solidly built” and scored it very highly. Two years ago Ghazi M. said on Amazon “Quality build and excellent all round monitor”. A few weeks ago Jon wrote “This is a good, solid, 21.5 Inch 1080p monitor” in his review of the Benq VW2235.

A number of Benq VW2235 owners reckoned that it was strong and durable. In October this year Jon said on Amazon “The white plastic is the durable non-shiny type”. Pocuk said “Thankfully! The monitor is sufficiently sturdy, as long as you have it placed on a sturdy surface to begin with”.

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Nice Design

Eight Benq VW2235 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was good looking. Bjsmith wrote “Pretty dam good monitor” in their review of this PC monitor. Daz mentioned in their review of the Benq VW2235 on Amazon “Impressed, very stylish, great picture” and rated the product 5 stars. Josh M. mentioned on Amazon “Also its a very stylish monitor to boot! Would highly reccomend!” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars.

Several Benq VW2235 owners thought it was a good design. Josh M. rated the product as excellent and he wrote “Great Quality, Great Price and Great Design” in his Benq VW2235 review. Mark Parle mentioned “This monitor has an awesome design and great picture quality” in his review of this PC monitor and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed the Benq VW2235 concluded that it was neat. Reece Cleverley said in their review of the Benq VW2235 this year “Looks very tidy”. One person wrote in their reviews that the product was smooth. Alex Tsang he said in his review on Amazon “Feels smooth even though only 6ms compared to my 5ms 24”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Benq VW2235 reviewers who purchased the Benq VW2235 reckoned that it was good quality. Alex Tsang said on Amazon “The picture quality is amazing and tbh i actually felt like it was better” in his review of the Benq VW2235. Amazon Customer wrote in October this year “This monitor is really good quality for the price it costs” and gave the Benq VW2235 a score of 5 stars. Andrew Scooter Guy wrote “Seems to be good quality” and rated the Benq VW2235 as excellent.

Good Picture Quality

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Jason a mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is fantastic” in his review. Kristiyan said in their review of this PC monitor “Very good monitor for the price - great picture quality and a lot of adjustments in the menu” . Two years ago Wayne Wilson mentioned “Wonderful picture quality” in his review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Ten Benq VW2235 owners who bought the Benq VW2235 considered that it had good colour saturation. Ant. mentioned on Amazon “No dead pixels, good pixel density, nice colours and decent viewing angles”. Bob gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The picture looks bright and the colours look clearer as well” in his Benq VW2235 review. Denise Matthews wrote in her review on Amazon “All good great bright colours”.

One customer mentioned that it had a flickering image. Josf scored it 5 stars and wrote two years ago “So far it really is flicker free and one of those rare monitors with crisp sharp resolution / dpi” in their review.

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Benq Has Excellent PC Screen Reviews

Based on 10,141 expert and user reviews, Benq has excellent reviews for its PC displays. Benq also has excellent reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Connectivity

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon this year “Good viewing angles, HDMI input and no lag”. Also this year Andrew Scooter Guy mentioned on Amazon “Once I'd purchased the DVI to Hdmi cables all worked well” in his Benq VW2235 review and rated it 5 stars. Mr John Gr Phillips he wrote “Overall very impressedAlso the monitor (without HDMI lead) arrived very promptly”.

Good Support

A few Benq VW2235 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Benq VW2235 had good technical guidance. Josf mentioned in their review of the Benq VW2235 on Amazon “Having said that I've yet to work out how use all the screen controls - the instructions are in the manual which is on the CD-Rom - I probably could” and scored this PC monitor very highly. Towbar wrote in their review on Amazon “Adjusting the picture to suit my preferences was a little tricky so I read the full user manual which is on the disc supplied” and rated the product as very good.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Benq VW2235 reviewer said that it was quiet. R. A. Jackson mentioned “It's clear, quiet”.

Good Technical Features

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Benq VW2235 had good features. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned two years ago “The BenQ VW2235H ($179) is a 21.5-inch monitor that features a sleek, matte-white finish” in their review of the Benq VW2235.

Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this flatpanel monitor is Mega Contrast, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio marketing name on medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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LED Display Type

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Acer G237HL[plb_2266292_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the PC displays of this type and age the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Benq VW2235 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the Benq VW2235 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. Across all the PC displays that were released around the same time as the VW2235 the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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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 typical of many PC screens that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The Benq VW2235 has one of the lower power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (only 0.3 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years have power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of between 0.14W and 80W.

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Narrow

At only 513 millimeters, the Benq VW2235 is quite narrow compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec. Across all the PC displays that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 50mm to 6,500mm.

If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to consider the VE228TR[pl_1444816_price] (512.84mm and cheaper), or the VE228[pl_1584525_price] (512.84mm and cheaper) both from Asus or the Hannspree HE225DPB[plb_1943112_price] (512.8mm and cheaper).

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other LCD screens of this age and type, the Benq VW2235 does not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the Hannspree HE247DPB[plb_1943113_price], or the Philips 226V4LAB-00[plb_3163812_price] or the Viewsonic VX2252[plb_1618336_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VW2235 are not 3D compatible. The Benq VW2235 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq VW2235 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the VW2235 also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera 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

The Benq VW2235 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VW2235 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens of this age and spec.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Benq VW2235 is a one HDMI port PC monitor. Most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

PC displays of a similar spec and age to the VW2235 have response times of between 1ms and 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. The Benq VW2235 has a quite slow response time (6 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq VW2235

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the VW2235 over three years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on LCD screens of a comparable age and type to it.

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Specification

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Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
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Headphone Socket Size
Headphone Output
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Coloured Feet
Case Colour
Performance
Windows Operating System
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Swivelling Base
VESA Mount Interface
Wall Mountable
Cable Lock Slot
OSD Language
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Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
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Certificates
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Expert Reviews

(2)
20 March 2014

The BenQ VW2235H 21.5-inch Vertical Alignment (VA) monitor delivers bold colors, deep blacks, and crisp 1080p imagery. Its all-white finish will spruce up your desktop, but features are scarce,...

Stylish design
Vibrant colors
High contrast ratio
Mediocre viewing angles
Limited feature set
Weak dark grayscale performance
8 August 2013

There are only a sparse few 22-inch monitors on the market for less than $100, and most of them can be summed up with one word: Meh. The BenQ VW2235H, at $179, is actually offering users a lot of...

User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 April 2015 by BRIAN B.
(Verified Purchase)

Awesome little computer just watch out for the included Vesa mount! Make sure you've done everything to the computer you wanted first before putting it on. Afterwards, LEAVE IT ALONE. Its taking... Read more…

Love this computer Its extremly compact and sleek, like a little brick. Build quality feels very sturdy and well-built
Temperature: Unit is very well-ventilated with large vents on all sides but the front. It is so well ventilated in fact, that a drop in room temperature also causes a drop in system temperature. Even
For my build, i used a SanDisk SDSSDP 128G- 25 2.5" 128GB SATA III. Note-- This comp uses Sata II interface but, Sata III drives will work in it just fine
CPU: It is a quad-core, 1.8Ghz Intel Celeron processor with 2MB 2 cache. Its basically a Intel Atom CPU on steroids. Very fast and capable CPU for most tasks. Not much else you say, it is a good cpu
Graphics: This comp has a 7th generation, Baytrail, integrated Intel HD Graphics. The Baytrail Intel HD Graphics was introduced in 2013. So it is very recent and has handled everything from photoshop
Vesa mount: The only bad thing about this otherwise awesome computer, is the included Vesa mount. Which is used to mount the computer directly behind a monitor or HDTV. The problem is, its just a sing
The problem as you may have guessed since there are metal hooks involved afterall. .. . yes, it scratched the bottom of the computer What the hell, Zotac My last computer was a ZBox I 80 and the Vesa
If you must use the Vesa mount, use with EXTREME caution And once you've carefully set it in place, LEAVE IT ALONE. Trust me on this. Each time you take it off and put it back on, the chances of scrat
In the end, i still ended up using it. Because even though the risk of scraches is high, it does work well for its intended purpose. I guess the scratches aren't that bad. They're more like minor surf
You have been Warned
Reviewed 13 February 2015 by Lloyd C.
(Verified Purchase)

Manage your expectations with this PC. It's not the latest (and more expensive) Intel NUC with a Core i7 processor, but it can handle HTPC tasks relatively well. Anandtech has written a good... Read more…

Reviewed 3 May 2015 by Richard G.
(Verified Purchase)

8Gb of memory seems to me a cheap way to keep things moving in this box. The price difference to 4Gb is pretty negligible when you think about it. I've got external USB hard drives, if I ever need... Read more…

Reviewed 21 March 2015 by Earl H.
(Verified Purchase)

I installed Win8.1 (I wish I would have installed Win7), Mushkin SSD 240 GB, Mushkin 8 GB RAM. External Samsung optical drive. Sweet set-up. Plenty of power for home computing: spreadsheets, word... Read more…

Reviewed 22 October 2014 by KENNETH R.
(Verified Purchase)

The cost was cheap, and it appears that the quality is the same as well. Zotac tech support did not have much to offer in terms of advanced level support...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vw2235, vw2235h, benq vw2235, benq vw2235h, benq vw2235ho, benq vw2235hob
Barcodes 00164361611012, 00654522048059, 00840046025588, 04718755048081, 05054533702301, 08400460255880

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