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24" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LED Nov 2012
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Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this medium monitor. This PC screen received a "Recommended" award from both Trusted Reviews and PC Advisor.co.uk.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, PC Advisor.co.uk and playwares.com this flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 73%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 1,385 owner reviews the average owner rating of this flatpanel monitor is 90 out of 100.

Good Size

Several Benq GL2450 owners considered that the product was thin. Michael Mccann gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned “The build quality is very good, display is excellent and the slim bevel really makes a difference” in his review of the Benq GL2450. Michael Mccann also mentioned “When people come over, they usually think it is a lot more expensive than it is due to its sleek form factor and slim bezel”. Mike gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote “It is thinner and lighter as expected”.

A few Benq GL2450 owners said in their reviews that the Benq GL2450 was a good size. Billy Spence mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Ideal Size monitor at a great price” in his review. Also three years ago Graham scored the product 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Nice size picture quality excellent this my second one the speakers aren't that great on the speaker version buy this one which is cheaper”. Hls said “Nice size and if your not a fan of widescreens it's not too wide looking”.

Two Benq GL2450 owners who reviewed the product said that it was a good height. Benjamin gave the product a rating of 4 stars and he said “Good monitor, not height adjustable though”. Lauri V said “It has also no height adjustment, so I've stacked mine on top of a box for better ergonomy”.

Some customers who purchased it thought it was a good weight. One Benq GL2450 reviewer mentioned that it was good physically. Petera wrote on Amazon five years ago “The controls are real physical switches discretely hidden away on the side as opposed to the touch controls which I hate”.

One Benq GL2450 owner said in their reviews that this PC monitor was thick. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Based on a somewhat old-school design aesthetic, its classic black-picture-frame-on-a-stand look features a thick raised bezel incorporating a column of physical control buttons do” .

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Good Product Quality

Several Benq GL2450 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Benq GL2450 was good quality. -Happy Customer wrote in their review on Amazon four years ago “It is perfect, slim, amazing picture quality and it gets my friend jealous because he bought the 2450 without knowing there was a newer model”. Adlerinternational said on Amazon “However, if you want to enjoy BluRay or DVD for proper picture quality for movie, or music video for opera, this is not suitable” in their Benq GL2450 review. Adlerinternational also mentioned “Buy high quality and larger screen monitor”.

Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was easy to use. -Happy Customer scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon “Couldn't be more happier with this product, Driver was easily installed and easy to use, Bought another one which is arriving tomorrow” in their review. Four years ago J. P. Smith scored the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “I found this monitor very easy to use quite simply plug & play It auto set the resolution & screen size”. Jonathan Cook mentioned in his Benq GL2450 review “Some of that paper stuff all companies seem to use these days”.

Some Benq GL2450 reviewers thought the product was easy to use the menus. Cd wrote in their Benq GL2450 review “It arrived as advertised and was good to go within 30 mins; a little adjustment to pers pref (default settings are just fine too)” and gave it a score of 5 stars. M. J. D. Crowley said in their Benq GL2450 review on Amazon “As supplied the screen was way too bright and going into settings the brightness was pre-set to 100%”. S. Bowler scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned two years ago “Full review + setup settings” in their Benq GL2450 review.

Several people who purchased it concluded that it was easy to setup. Andrew Goloskof wrote five years ago “Easy to set up and worked straight from the box” in his review of this PC monitor. Brindle444 wrote “Good moniter arrived on the day it was promised easy to set up” in their review of the Benq GL2450 and rated this PC monitor 4 stars. Gordon Keen gave it a rating of 4 stars and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Good performance for the price and no problems with setting up”.

A number of Benq GL2450 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Jacqueline Stitt mentioned on Amazon “I am really pleased I did, this monitor was so easy to put together, meaning putting the stand together” in her review. L. Erskine mentioned “I should recommend it though as it is easy to put together and connect.I am very happy with it” in their review. Lyn Kendall wrote on Amazon three years ago “It's huge! Easy to assemble and takes up a minimum of desk space” in her review of the Benq GL2450.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good experience. Electrosquid mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Makes the whole computer experience so much better” and rated the Benq GL2450 5 stars. One customer reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mr. J. D. Bignall said on Amazon “I would definately recommend this screen as its a comfortable size to use on a normal desk”.

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Nice Design

A few Benq GL2450 owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Christopher P. Hick rated the Benq GL2450 as excellent and he wrote on Amazon “This monitor look great visually and in appearance it's nice sleek”. Duncan said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “This monitor is very stylish and very big at 24”. G. Kind mentioned on Amazon “Sharp with vivid colours it's altogether a really nice looking monitor”.

Several Benq GL2450 reviewers thought the product was a good design. Four years ago Philip Wallenius gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his Benq GL2450 review on Amazon “Nice, slick design with glossy surface”. William rated it 5 stars and he wrote “The design is sleek and it is well-built as it barely wobbles on my desk”. Zayn Dubois Gafar wrote in their review of the Benq GL2450 on Amazon “The monitor has a nice sleek design and I think it would fit in nicely in pretty much any computer set up”.

One Benq GL2450 owner concluded that it was neat. Throb1603 mentioned “A very impressed indeed !Firstly size-wow! (previous monitor was 19 inch) altho unit is very slim and neat when wall mounted” in their review of the Benq GL2450.

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A number of Benq GL2450 owners who reviewed it thought it was well made. Avlaughton scored the product 5 stars and said “Definition, colours, view angle, solid, stable stand which tilts”. C. A. Jones wrote on Amazon “Picture is excellent and build seems to be good too”. Jonathan Cook gave it an excellent review score and he wrote in his review of the Benq GL2450 on Amazon “Purchased two of these screens for a dual set up on my computer, fantastic quality image with a solid build quality”.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Four years ago Tim Fothergill gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Benq GL2450 “It's a sturdy piece with a good resolution for its size”.

Some Benq GL2450 reviewers reckoned that this PC monitor was reliable. Anas Sh Din wrote “Definetly buy it if you are looking for something reliable” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the product an excellent review score. Four years ago Bill mentioned in his Benq GL2450 review on Amazon “Following on from my seven-year-old 12inch Medion screen, this is just terrific! Hope it will be as reliable as the Medion”.

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Good Picture Quality

Some Benq GL2450 owners who purchased this PC monitor wrote that it had good picture quality. Bob Speight wrote three years ago “Picture quality good” in his review. J. P. Smith gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Excellent image quality causing no eye strain”. Four years ago Kev Shaw mentioned “Colour and image quality is amazing and plently big enough”.

Fourteen Benq GL2450 reviewers said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Two years ago Adlerinternational said in their review “There is a slight noticeable lack of good contrast in colours, especially a shade of gray, black” but despite that they only scored it 60 out of 100. Crookers said on Amazon “Colours are good (use with Lightroom for editing photos”. F L E X ` mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The colours are very good”.

A few Benq GL2450 reviewers considered that it had a sharp image. Majorfubar wrote on Amazon “The picture quality in terms of sharpness and resolution is perfectly acceptable” in their Benq GL2450 review but even so they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Petera wrote “The colour definition and image sharpness are superb”.

One customer who reviewed the Benq GL2450 thought it had a flickering image. Bill said on Amazon four years ago “Definition are spot on, with no flicker/shadows/delays etc”. One Benq GL2450 reviewer who reviewed the Benq GL2450 concluded that it had a wide viewing angle.

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Benq Has Excellent LCD Screen Reviews

Based on 7,090 owner and expert reviews, Benq has excellent ratings for its PC displays. Benq also has excellent ratings specifically for its medium monitors.

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Popular Choice

The GL2450 is one the fastest selling PC display currently available.

Good Technical Features

A few people thought the product had good features. Billy Spence wrote in his review of the Benq GL2450 on Amazon “The quality of the screen is second to none and the features are ideal” and rated it as very good. Throb1603 wrote three years ago “A very good, well built, monitor, with a host of useful facilities, and, at a shade over” and rated it as very good.

Good Support

Several customers agreed that it had good technical guidance. Electrosquid said on Amazon “The quick start guide takes you through it, even if a bit vaguely” in their review. S. Bowler wrote in their Benq GL2450 review on Amazon two years ago “There is a manual and CD setup within the box.”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Benq GL2450 owner thought the product was quiet. Dr Pedro Fonseca mentioned in their review of the Benq GL2450 “Since I have a nearly silent PC and a low-light environment this was very distressing”.

LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to consider including the LG 24M37H-B which is cheaper.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This flatpanel monitor has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most frequently found supported video modes on medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This PC monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

At only 0.3 Watts, the Benq GL2450 has a quite low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the GL2450. The average power consumption (PowerSave) of PC displays of a similar age and type to the GL2450 is 6.1W, and the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.14W to 80W.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Electrosquid wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Note though for normal computer use the VGA is fine (I don't think Windows has HD content?) No HDMI”. Ket scored this PC monitor 60 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Benq GL2450 on Amazon “Does NOT have a HDMI connection (which I need) so I have promptly returned mine for the GL2450HM 24”. Peter North wrote on Amazon “Be aware though that there is no HDMI input on these, which is partly where the cost saving comes in” in his Benq GL2450 review but despite that he rated the product as very good.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the GL2450, the Benq GL2450 does not have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at include the Viewsonic VX2252 ($107.76) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq GL2450 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other LCD screens of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

The Benq GL2450 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the GL2450 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the GL2450 do not have a card reader integrated. The Benq GL2450 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays of this age and type.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the Benq GL2450 has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the GL2450. The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 15°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angle, horizontals of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the GL2450 range from -5° to 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. The Benq GL2450 has one of the narrower viewing angle, horizontals (only 170 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Specification

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TV Tuner Integrated
Built-In Subwoofer
Design
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Card Reader Integrated
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Thin Client
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Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
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Cable Lock Slot
VESA Mounting
Child Lock
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Power LED
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2 Awards

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Electricity cost when on standby $1.18
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Total running cost over 5 years $68.11
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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