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Benq VL2040 PC Monitor

19.5" 1600 X 900 12000000:1 LCD May 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
Good owner reviews
Reasonably priced
Not robust
14 Reviews

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Good Owner Reviews

Based on 28 owner reviews this flatpanel monitor has an average owner rating of 87%. 11 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Excellent Brand

We checked 10,044 expert and user reviews (including 102 verified purchases) for Benq PC displays and found that on average Benq has excellent reviews. We also found that Benq has excellent reviews specifically within its small monitors range.


Not Robust

Two customers who purchased the Benq VL2040 thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Three years ago Martin said on Amazon “I have a damaged good, screen is buldging down in the bottom left hand corner” in his review of this PC monitor.


Released Over Three Years Ago

It was May 2014 when this small monitor was released.


Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq VL2040 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although keep in mind that most of the other small monitors that came out around the same time as this PC monitor also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth considering other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Hannspree HE196APB which is also cheaper.

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1600 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

The Benq VL2040 has a maximum display resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. That's 10% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. Across all small monitors that were released around the same time as this PC screen the best display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as this PC monitor is 40° and the widest is 180°. With a viewing angle, vertical of only 65 degrees, the Benq VL2040 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to this PC display.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At only 90 degrees, the Benq VL2040 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other small monitors that have been around for more than two years. Across all the PC monitors of this age and spec the viewing angles, horizontal range from 40° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 150°.

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Has an Energy Star Certified

The Benq VL2040 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft vl2040az, benq 9hlajlar8e, benq vl2040az, benq 1600x900
Barcodes 00722550158887, 04718755047091, 05054533883765

Benq VL2040 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq VL2040 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 692,351 product attributes, 78,668 PC monitor reviews and 7,521,600 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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