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Benq GL2250 PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LED Jul 2012
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Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this PC display is outstanding based on 102 user reviews.

Good Product Quality

A few customers who bought it said that it was good quality. Ae "alpha" scored it 5 stars and said two years ago “It has stunning picture quality and the sound is good for a pc monitor of it's class” in their review. Alex Maidment wrote on Amazon last year “Made it much easier due to the nature of the size of the screen and the high quality” and rated this PC monitor 5 stars. Avid Reader said on Amazon “I have a degree in IT and have worked as a quality engineer and am impressed” in their Benq GL2250 review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Picture Quality

A few customers who bought the product mentioned that it had good picture quality. Ben gave the Benq GL2250 a rating of 4 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Benq GL2250 on Amazon “The picture quality is excellent”. Last year Danny wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Picture quality is good” yet he gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Dar said on Amazon “Fast 2ms response time, 74Hz refresh rate and the picture quality is outstanding” and scored it very highly.

Some Benq GL2250 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Benq GL2250 had good colour saturation. Ed S gave the Benq GL2250 an excellent rating and he wrote in his Benq GL2250 review on Amazon “Colours are excellent”. Jaimin Vyas mentioned last year “Which is behave like monitor, clear crisp writing and the colours are bright enough” in their review and gave this PC monitor a rating of 4 stars. Three years ago Miran Saddik mentioned in their review of the Benq GL2250 “Note that the Dell 2412HM had better colours than this monitor as it is a IPS”.

Several people agreed that this PC monitor had image ghosting. Two years ago Ed S wrote on Amazon “The response time 2ms when using with my playstation 3 is great no ghosting at all” in his review of the Benq GL2250. Max Reading said in his review “Colours are crisp, ghosting is minimal (I tend to play a lot of fast paced games where this is more noticeable”.

One Benq GL2250 reviewer who purchased the Benq GL2250 thought it had a wide viewing angle. Two years ago Ae "alpha" wrote in their review of the Benq GL2250 “The viewing angle better than I would have expected for the price too, I must also say that it is really easy to set up”.

One Benq GL2250 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had a good contrast ratio. Darim Ibn-La'ahad scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their Benq GL2250 review on Amazon “Nonetheless i can't complain), boasting of a very high dynamic contrast ratio which is something that's measured differently by companies as far as i have been educated”.

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Easy to Use

Eleven people who reviewed the Benq GL2250 mentioned that it was easy to setup. Bilioph88 wrote on Amazon “The Benq arrived next day and was easy to set up” in their review of this PC monitor. Gary Murfitt rated the Benq GL2250 5 stars and he wrote “Excellent monitor for the price, very easy to set up and adjust”. In November last year Jeannie Camm mentioned on Amazon “Good picture easy to set up Menu system is a bit tricky as instructions are minimal” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Ben mentioned in his Benq GL2250 review three years ago “Despite other reviews I have found the menu reasonably user friendly”. Two years ago Leo91 said “This is easily done, by pressing Menu on the side of your screen” in their review of this PC monitor. Mazzy said on Amazon “Remember to switch to AMA (advanced motion accelerator) on in the menu to get the fast response time, i like the buttons don't know why complaints”.

A number of Benq GL2250 owners reckoned that it was easy to use. Two years ago Dan the it Man he said “The menu options itself is very easy to use”. Leo91 gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote also two years ago “Is simple to use” in their review of this PC monitor. Mike Ives wrote on Amazon “If I wanted to be picky I would prefer the controls beneath the monitor instead of on the side as turning the left one off meant disturbing the setup.” in his review of this PC monitor.

A number of Benq GL2250 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good experience. Mrs said in her review of the Benq GL2250 “Sharpness.)While using the monitor, I had a pleasant experience”. Several Benq GL2250 reviewers mentioned that this PC monitor was easy to assemble. Belami mentioned “Having said this it is easy to assemble the stand” in their review of the Benq GL2250.

One Benq GL2250 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Lorefold wrote on Amazon “I'm not sure if the viewing angles will be that comfortable in vertical position” in their review of the Benq GL2250.

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Robust

Thirteen customers concluded that it was well made. Beano said in their review on Amazon “Good study build and sits solidly on its standBenQ might not be a huge name in the tech world” and rated this PC monitor as excellent. Beano also mentioned “The only downside for some might be the built in speakers”. Ben mentioned “It has built in speakers, these aren't great”.

Some customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was strong and durable. Tom scored the product 4 stars and he wrote two years ago “The buttons on the side are sturdy enough” in his review.

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Good Connectivity

A number of people concluded that this PC monitor was good in terms of HDMI connections. Two years ago Brian Galvin wrote on Amazon “If you are using HDMI to connect to your PC you may notice a border or even a lack of display quality” in his review of the Benq GL2250 and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Fantatsictoast1 mentioned on Amazon “Monitor may be very good for I know, HDMI slot wouldn't work correctly” in their Benq GL2250 review. Madmikegamerxl1 mentioned two years ago “So long story short, HDMI is great for Consoles, or other devices, just not for PC” in their Benq GL2250 review.

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good in terms of USB connections.

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Nice Design

A number of customers who bought the product concluded that it was good looking. Three years ago Andrew P. Watson scored this PC monitor 5 stars and he mentioned in his Benq GL2250 review “When first deployed I used the included stand which I found to be sturdy and quite good looking”. Dtb said on Amazon “PS4 looks gorgeous too!Controls a bit fiddly” and scored this PC monitor 80 out of 100. Two years ago Felix W. mentioned “It is a crisp clear monitor that performs beautifully” in his Benq GL2250 review.

Two customers who purchased it considered that it was smooth. Dar mentioned “Having Battlefield 4 on max settings with this monitor, gives a truly beautiful and smooth gaming experience” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One Benq GL2250 owner concluded that the product was a good design. Alex Maidment mentioned in his review of the Benq GL2250 “This monitor was great for the design work I was doing as part of my University course” and scored it 5 stars.

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Good Size

Several Benq GL2250 reviewers considered that it was thick. In November last year Jaimin Vyas mentioned in their review “The rim is thick”. K.m.f wrote on Amazon in the same month “My only issue is the bezel around the monitor is significantly thicker than I'd like.” in their review and gave the Benq GL2250 an excellent rating.

One Benq GL2250 owner who purchased the product wrote that it was lightweight. Ae "alpha" mentioned on Amazon “It is lightweight and classy looking” in their review of the Benq GL2250. One Benq GL2250 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was compact.

One Benq GL2250 reviewer who bought the product mentioned that it was good physically. In November last year Danny mentioned on Amazon “The physical build quality is worthy of praise” in his review. One person who bought it reckoned that it was a good depth. Jason said in his review of the Benq GL2250 “Surprisingly good colour depth for the price”.

One Benq GL2250 owner said in their reviews that it was a good height. Knigthmareframe-Gundam rated the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “It pivot, swivel and is height adjusting(was used in first seconds after monitor was put on the table) - it is much better than standard stands” in their review of this PC monitor.

One person said in their reviews that it was a good weight.

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Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Screens

Based on 10,132 user and expert reviews, Benq has excellent reviews for its PC displays. Benq also has excellent reviews specifically for its medium monitors.

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Good Sound Quality

One person who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it had good sound quality. Lazer mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The speakers on this monitor really are terrible, you could get better sound quality from a toaster inside a microwave” in their Benq GL2250 review and gave it a very good review.

LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

Alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price], or the LG 34UM65[plb_2272549_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other PC screens of a similar type and age to the GL2250 which do not have a built-in speaker, the Benq GL2250 has a built-in speaker.

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1080p Video Mode

This LCD screen has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has Two Cables Included

The Benq GL2250 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the GL2250. The cable included "VGA" is also found on this LCD screen.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

At only 0.3 Watts, the Benq GL2250 has a fairly low power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the GL2250. The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of LCD screens of this type and age range from 0.14W to 80W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.1W.

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Very Low Maximum Power Consumption

The maximum power consumptions of PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago range from 5.4W to 250W. With a maximum power consumption of only 24 Watts, the Benq GL2250 has a quite low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Support

A few Benq GL2250 reviewers said that the product did not have good technical guidance. Burak mentioned on Amazon “This was extremely easy and the manual was useless since it uses basic common sense with to set up”. Ila wrote “So, i'm not happy with the cd supplied, its limited and the manual is also limited” in her review of the Benq GL2250. Two years ago Sam wrote “This wasn't explained in the manual and had me confused for a few minutes” in his review of this PC monitor although he still rated it 5 stars.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Benq GL2250 owner who bought it concluded that it was not noisy. Alex Maidment mentioned on Amazon “TV, really good for that as well!It also has speakers which is useful, although the speakers aren't very loud.” in his review of this PC monitor yet he still scored it 5 stars.

Not 3D Compatible

Most flatpanel monitors of this age and spec are not 3D compatible. The Benq GL2250 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and type to the GL2250, the Benq GL2250 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Benq GL2250 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the GL2250 also do not have an integrated card reader.

Alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to consider include the U2413[pl_1565290_price], or the U2713H[pl_1518815_price] both from DELL which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Viewable Height

At only 268.11 millimeters, the Benq GL2250 has a quite small viewable height compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the GL2250. The viewable heights of PC screens that were released more than two years ago range from 28mm to 630mm, and the average viewable height is 310mm.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 54.61 centimeters, the Benq GL2250 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GL2250. Flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 28cm and 770cm.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

With an RMS rated audio power of only 2 Watts, the Benq GL2250 has a quite low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the GL2250. The average RMS rated audio power of comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the GL2250 is 5.2W, and the RMS rated audio powers range from 0.5W to 49W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq GL2250

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC display has been on the market for over two years.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Width

The Benq GL2250 has a pretty typical width (583 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

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VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Tilt Angle
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Number of OSD Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Power
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Dimensions (W X D X H) With Stand

Expert Reviews

16 March 2012

Màn hình BenQ GL2250 21,5" có thi?t k? sang tr?ng, s? d?ng công ngh? ?èn n?n LED, h? tr? ?? phân gi?i Full HD, phù h?p nhu c?u công vi?c hay gi?i trí gia ?ình...

User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 June 2012 by PeterA
(Verified Purchase)

Another great product from BENQ. I was torn between this and the SAMSUNG S24B300BL. What swung it for me was that the BENQ has the four holes for a 100 X 100 mm VESA plate. This was essential as I... Read more…

Reviewed 8 July 2013 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This is the second BenQ product I have bought and was not disappointed. Screen comes with all the required cables and a desktop stand. No brainer to assemble and plug and play - my laptop... Read more…

Reviewed 31 December 2011 by M. J. D. Crowley
(Verified Purchase)

Purchased this monitor about 2 weeks ago to replace my old CRT. The monitor came well packed and was a doddle to assemble. As supplied the screen was way too bright and going into settings the... Read more…

Reviewed 18 September 2013 by Henry
(Verified Purchase)

I've had 3 BenQ so far, and none of them ever exhibited a hiccup, not even the ancient 19inch one I bought with my first computer. This is a midrange quality screen. Having previously used a... Read more…

Reviewed 3 March 2012 by Jeff Morgan
(Verified Purchase)

I ordered two of these monitors from Amazon (28 Feb 2012). Both came with a European mains plug. Luckily as I was replacing my 2 existing monitors I could use their old mains leads. Even though... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hl6, benq 9hl6v, benq 9hl6x, benq 9hl6vl, benq 9hl6xl, benq gl2250, benq gl2250h, benq gl2250m, benq 250cdm2, benq 9hl6vla, benq 9hl6xla, benq 9hl6xlad, benq 9hl6vlat, benq gl2250hm, benq 9hl6xladb, benq 9hl6xladp, benq 9hl6vlatp, benq 1920x1080, benq 9hl6xladpe, benq 9hl6vlatpe, benq 9hl6xladbe
Barcodes 02002529004000, 03609740140884, 04718755031731, 04718755031793, 05054484381709, 05054531095924, 05054533381704, 05054629820766

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