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Benq GL2250

Benq GL2250
alaScore 89

474 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 474 reviews of Benq GL2250. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The size and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Benq GL2250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Benq GL2250

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Benq GL2250 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BenQ GL2250 21.5 inch LCD Monitor (VGA, DVI-D, 1920 x 1080, 1000:1, 5ms, 250cd/m2) - BlackBenQ GL2250 21.5 inch LCD Monitor (VGA, DVI-D, 1920 x 1080, 1000:1, 5ms, 250cd/m2) - Black

May, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very Nice

 

I bought 2 of these on sale for $99.99 each, and for that price these are a steal. Not sure I would pay $160 for them though because they have built in speakers but no HDMI port, so you have to use the AUX 3.5mm jack. If you're looking for a work...

1080p - great contrast - swivel base - adjustable height - tilt - ROTATE TO PORTRAIT!!!! - built in speakers - cable management bracket on the back side of base

No HDMI port, which is a pain because this monitor comes with built in speakers

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Outstanding value - and it pivots!

 

My monitor has no defective pixels. Good show, BenQ.

Stand includes pivot capability (not mentioned in the product description) so you can use it in either portrait or landscape mode. (Windows handles that out of the box so you don't need any special drivers.) Very bright (too bright out of the box, I...

No DVI cable in the box. (A VGA cable is included.) The labeling of the controls is odd; when the monitor is pivoted for portrait mode the labels are upside down. The tilt range of the stand is limited. Windows deals with wallpaper badly when you have...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

BENQ GL2250

 

As a monitor for the kids it fits the bill. For the money its good. We have two now. No dead pixels. Colour reproduction is fine for them.

No HDMI but that would push up the cost and there are more expensive versions with HDMI. Not specific to this monitor but why do manufacturers still bundle a VGA cable? Most wont use them and for the rest they probably have one already. Couldn't most...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

BENQ GL2250

 

Easy set up. Easy on the eye. Will take a piggybacked computer.

No, but I bought another monitor at the same time which is whiter. The BenQ is easier on the eye because the whites are 'softer'. If you want glaringly bright whites there might be an adjustment to make.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

BENQ GL2250

 

Easy to set up, very nice and slim moniter

Doesn't come HDMI ready

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

BENQ GL2250

 

Value for money. Perfect for a cheap dual monitor setup.

Only VGA cable supplied - who uses THEM any more?!?

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

BENQ GL2250

 

This is the 2nd Benq monitor I have purchased they are excellent value for money and excellent quality.

May, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

BENQ GL2250

 

The fact that it is a non glare LED screen makes it great as it doesn't reflect sunlight. Also, the monitor has settings such as movie mode, gaming mode and other settings and can be fully tweaked.

For some reason I am getting subtle scan lines, this becomes apparent when you are playing games which have darker environment, it can be quite annoying. However, that may be just my monitor.

May, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

BENQ GL2250

 

Literally Plug and Play on Win10. No need to load any drivers.

No

May, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

BENQ GL2250

 

ITS easy to set up and looks the business not too big and is rather pleasing to the eye. I like the sharpness of the picture with super clarity.I have not looked at the instructions yet its so strait forward.

Well I did look at the 24 inch & got a little confused with inbuilt speakers which are on the larger model but alas not on the 21 inch. So be aware of this. I had some speakers so its sorted. My old Yusmart 21 inch has speakers fitted life is a...

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:CE, TUV, TCO5.1 / TCO 5.0
Compliance industry standards:TCO 5.0
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Feet color:Black
Feet colour:Black
Heavy metals free:Hg (mercury)

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Color gamut:72
Contrast ratio (dynamic):12000000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display:LED
Display brightness:250 / 300
Display Diagonal:21.5
Display Diagonal (metric):21.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 83
Display sRGB: Yes
Display Surface:Gloss
Display Technology:TN / TN+Film
HD type:Full HD
HDCP:Y / Yes
Horizontal scan range:30 - 83
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Pixel Pitch:0.00976 x 0.00976
Response Time:2 / 5
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Vertical scan range:50 - 76
Viewable size, horizontal:18.8
Viewable size, vertical:10.6
Viewing angle, horizontal:170
Viewing angle, vertical:160

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 90 - 264 / 90-264 / 96 - 264
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):24
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.3
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):17 / 24 / 27

Ergonomics

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Height adjustment:4.33 / No
Number of OSD languages:17
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes
Swivel angle range:-5 - 15
Tilt adjustment:Y / Yes
Tilt angle:-5 - 15 / -5 - 20 / -5 - 25
Tilt angle range:-5 - 15 / -5 - 20 / -5 - 25
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100

Multimedia

Built-in camera:N / No
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:1 / 2
TV tuner integrated:N / No

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features

Bandwidth:0.205 / 205
Dimensions (W x D x H) with stand:20.7 x 2.38 x 12.6
Display viewable area (HxV):10.6 x 18.8
Display viewable area HxV:10.6 x 18.8

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, VGA / VGA
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stand included: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:4.8 / 6.85 / 8.66
Package height:15 / 15.6 / 15.7
Package weight:11.7 / 11.9 / 15.4 / 9.92
Package width:20.7 / 23 / 26

Performance

AMD FreeSync:N
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N
Windows operating systems supported:13.4 x 16.5 x 20.1 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio Input:Y
Built-in USB hub:N
DVI port:No / Y / Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 90 - 264 / 90-264 / 96 - 264
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):24
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.3
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 30
Power consumption (typical):17 / 24 / 27

Thin Client

Thin client installed:N / No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.38 / 4.8 / 6.34 / 6.85
Depth (with stand):2.38 / 4.8 / 6.81 / 6.85 / 8.43
Height:12.6 / 15.6 / 15.7 / 19
Height (with stand):12.6 / 15.6 / 15.7 / 19.2
Package depth:4.8 / 6.85 / 8.66
Package height:15 / 15.6 / 15.7
Package weight:11.7 / 15.4 / 9.92
Package width:20.7 / 23 / 26
Weight:11.1 / 8.16 / 8.38
Width:20.7 / 23
Width (with stand):20.6 / 20.7 / 20.8 / 23