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Benq BL702
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Benq BL702 PC Monitor

17" 1280 X 1024 12000000:1 LED Jul 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
With the BL702A Flicker-free LED backlight panel, an ultra-high dynamic contrast ratio of 120,000:1, and BeQ's exclusive Senseye Technology to offer you the best viewing quality at all times.The... More
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11 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this small monitor rated this PC display as terrific on average.

Nice Design

A number of people who reviewed it thought it was retro. Duncan Woodward wrote in his Benq BL702 review on Amazon “It's a good deal, especially if you're looking for a modern monitor for a retro computer or console” and scored the Benq BL702 80 out of 100. P. Skidmore wrote last year “Perfect for retro gaming” in their review of this PC monitor. In October Paul Vernon gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he said “Awesome for Retro Acorn Archimedes computers!”.

One Benq BL702 reviewer thought it was neat. Ejr mentioned in their review of the Benq BL702 on Amazon “Externally it is neat and unobtrusive with easily adjustable height, tilt”.

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Benq PC Displays Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 10,132 user and expert reviews, Benq has excellent reviews for its LCD screens. Benq also has excellent reviews specifically for its small monitors compared to other brands.

Easy to Use

One Benq BL702 owner who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup. Sully wrote in their Benq BL702 review on Amazon “The monitor itself couldn't have been easier to set up, came well protected” and gave the Benq BL702 a score of 5 stars.

One Benq BL702 owner mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use. Sully gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and mentioned “It also has blue-light adjustments which are so simple to use via a button on the base of the monitor”.

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Good Size

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was a good height.

Good Picture Quality

One person said in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Ejr wrote in their review of this PC monitor “The Windows 7 monitor calibration tool failed to yield a pleasant display with accurate colours” but they gave the product a score of 3 stars.

LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC displays that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the Acer V196HQL ($55.00) which is cheaper; or the HP W1972a which has better reviews.

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1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is typical of many small monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

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1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution

This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is typical of many PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Benq BL702 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles (170 degrees) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age. Across all the small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BL702 the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°.

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Across all the small monitors that are a similar age to the BL702 the widths range from 100mm to 640mm, and the average width is 420mm. With a width of only 369 millimeters, the Benq BL702 is one of the narrower comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the BL702 amongst small monitors of this age.

If you are not concerned about having a wider width then you might want to consider the DELL E1713S (375.5mm and cheaper).

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5 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Two customers who bought it thought it was not good quality. In October this year Duncan Woodward said “Whilst not the best quality picture”. Ejr mentioned “Inadequate image quality and hard to adjust”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other LCD screens of this type and age, the Benq BL702 does not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Philips 200S4; or the Edge10 EF185a, or the AOC E719 ($106.60) are also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Benq BL702 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other PC displays of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

If you want an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Neovo C-17.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq BL702 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other PC screens of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Benq BL702 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other small monitors that were released more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq BL702

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the BL702 over three years ago.


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User Reviews

Reviewed 7 June 2016 by Paul Vernon
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this monitor to work with my Acorn Archimedes computers which have either 9-pin or 15-pin D-sub connectors with a maximum of 800x600 SVGA output. Primarily the Archimedes use TV style... Read more…

Reviewed 11 April 2016 by Duncan Woodward
(Verified Purchase)

Whilst not the best quality picture, it's perfectly acceptable. I bought this monitor on the strength of over reviews stating that it can handle 15kHz signal (so hence, it's a multisync monitor)... Read more…

Reviewed 25 February 2016 by Alan T.
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic monitor. I have both my Amiga 500 using RGB adapter to VGA and Amiga 1200 with Indivision to DVI working a treat. I'm tempted to get another as a backup!

Reviewed 12 November 2015 by P. Skidmore
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect for retro gaming on an Amiga :) You wouldn't want to use this on any modern machine though!

Reviewed 20 July 2015 by Robert Bernardo
(Verified Purchase)

It came in excellent condition, and it works excellently with my old Amiga 3000 computer using the computer's VGA port and RGB port (because the BenQ can scan down to 15 KHz).

Reviewed 3 July 2015 by Victor L.
(Verified Purchase)

Very good.

(Verified Purchase)

As you can imagine, at this price point, the quality is... well, its all very plastic and there is only one VGA input and a power connector. Thats all. No DVI, no fancy stuff... The stand is non... Read more…

Reviewed 20 February 2015 by J.A.WHI
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased with monitor..It was a good choice..
not many about this size,couldnt go larger due to space..

Reviewed 21 August 2014 by Sadeep Verma
(Verified Purchase)
Reviewed 30 June 2014 by Mark Webber
(Verified Purchase)

Arrived promptly and well packaged.

This was a replacement for and CRT Screen on a machine and works well.

Would buy another if need arises.

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Total running cost over 5 years $22.01
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.14 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq bl702, benq bl702a, benq 9hlarlbq8, benq 9hlarlbq8e
Barcodes 04718755048968