BenQ 21.5-inch Widescreen LED Back-Light Monitor (Full-HD, DVI-D, Glossy Black, 2ms, Vista Premium) - £105.68 Delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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I bought the dell pc that was on offer here two days ago, but now just need a wireless new printer and screen to go with it.

I was ideally looking for at least a 24" screen, but have come accross this one on amazon.

I dont know too much about electricals and these screens. So before i buy, im posting on here as if it gets a bit of heat then i know its a good buy.

Here are some details:

Brand: BenQ
Mfr Part Number: 4718755019869
Screen Size: 21.5 inches
Technical Details

* Product Description: BenQ G2222HDL - LCD display - TFT - 21.5"
* Device Type: LCD display / TFT active matrix - LED backlight
* Colour: Glossy black
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 51 cm x 17.5 cm x 39.3 cm
* Weight: 4.3 kg
* Diagonal Size: 21.5" - widescreen
* Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch: 0.248 mm
* Max Resolution: 1920 x 1080
* Video Format: 1080p (FullHD)
* Colour Support: 16.7 million colours
* Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
* Response Time: 5 ms
* Image Brightness: 250 cd/m2
* Image Contrast Ratio: 5000000:1 (dynamic)
* Digital Video Standard: Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
* Signal Input: DVI-D, VGA
* Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista
* Compliant Standards: CE, TUV GS, EN 60950, ISO 13406-2, TUV Ergo
* Power Consumption Operational: 42 Watt
* Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Silver
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#1
great price, 1080p HD and LED for just over £100, if i didn't already have 2 monitors would have bought one
2 Likes #2
Had one of these for nearly 12 months and paid £117 from Misco.

Great looking and a fab picture.

If you're after a new monitor you won't be disappointed.
#3
Pottermus
Had one of these for nearly 12 months and paid £117 from Misco.Great looking and a fab picture.If you're after a new monitor you won't be disappointed.

I will second that - bought one before Christmas as I'm really impressed too.

Damn - just had to buy another for the spare roomX)

Edited By: Azimuth on Jan 15, 2011 16:36: Further comment
#4
Currently have onboard graphics, would I need to upgrade to use this? Also have another monitor for dual monitors
#5
Silly question (I think), but do many computer monitors that have hdi input and speakers: do they support audio over hdmi or do connect soundcard up to monitor using standard 3.5mm plug?
1 Like #6
ascen
Silly question (I think), but do many computer monitors that have hdi input and speakers: do they support audio over hdmi or do connect soundcard up to monitor using standard 3.5mm plug?


hdmi input is a rewired version of DVI-D with sound (upto 8 channels of compressd or uncompressed digital sound) in a compact smaller connecter. Electrically the DVD-D to HDMI connector just rewires the connection as the signals are the same. HDCP High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection is often used to provide a secure signal being screen and source (Blu-ray) etc - for encrypted content. So Monitors with hdmi can be used with standalone Blu-ray players. Without a HDMI input they can't with protected blu-ray content discs, ie. Your bog standard blu-ray film disc. You wouldn't be able to watch a blu-ray disc via a built in bd-rom player in a desktop unless your graphics card had HDMI output, and the monitor had HDMI input.It secures/encrypts the signal from source to screen to prevent it being copied.

sabz786, whats your onboard graphics? Any newish Intel chipset you should be ok. Intel 3100/4500 - which are Directx 9.0 I would think for 2d desktop stuff.. Intel 945 maybe, but might be a bit washed out - would work at lower resolutions, but not ideal.






Edited By: tightar5e on Jan 15, 2011 23:40: Update
#7
ascen
Silly question (I think), but do many computer monitors that have hdi input and speakers: do they support audio over hdmi or do connect soundcard up to monitor using standard 3.5mm plug?


I have a samsung monitor that outputs audio from the computer HDMI. I have one of these too and it doesnt have HDMI or speakers - very good though if you are just after a good image. Most speakers built into lcds are not great anyway.
#8
See me drop the link to this one in the other thread, did you? ;).
#9
I have one of these, it is good for £105 (I paid £104 just before Xmas so this is not an unusually low price really)...however be warned that it does not have a good angle of view so reading text etc can be annoying. Get the monitor angled right and it helps.

Great for games and movies but not great for other stuff (anything with text), personally I would spend a bit more and get a monitor with a better angle of view, I nearly sent this back but couldn't be bothered in the end.

It is not 2ms it is 5ms, Amazon have that wrong.

On the positive side, I like how little power it uses, very economical and doesn't even get warm.



Edited By: stonebear on Jan 15, 2011 23:48
#10
How do they manage to install Vista Premium on this?
#11
It is a good monitor! I got one of those- very reliable.
#12
Speakers on it are carp, only let down for me.
#13
Paddy_o_furniture
Speakers on it are carp, only let down for me.

It doesnt have any!!

This has great reviews at amazon, and 19x5* reviews at ebuyer. Dont think you can get much better value if you want full HD LED screen at this size and dont mind absence of HDMI or speakers.

Edited By: 109place on Jan 16, 2011 03:14
1 Like #14
109place
Paddy_o_furniture
Speakers on it are carp, only let down for me.

It doesnt have any!!

This has great reviews at amazon, and 19x5* reviews at ebuyer. Dont think you can get much better value if you want full HD LED screen at this size and dont mind absence of HDMI or speakers.


Having bought one these monitors just after Christmas for £104.99 from Amazon, I can confirm that it does not have any speakers. I agree with a previous poster about the viewing angle; for me the colours/darkness don't look quite right until you adjust the tilt. I'd say that's this monitors only negative - I am very happy with it.
#15
no hdmi input, cold.
#16
Bought this monitor before christmas, very happy with it. Haven't noticed any viewing angle problems.

Excellent value for the price!
#17
Majnu
no hdmi input, cold.


The DVI-D output will be sufficient to output 1080 lines and then some.
#18
Majnu
no hdmi input, cold.


HDMI would have been nice but the lack of it doesn't make this a cold deal IMO. If it only had VGA, than that would be bad but DVI-D is fine.

If you can live with the narrow viewing angle this is a good monitor.
#19
it says its gone upto £122 now - but if you click on buy new link for £105.68 - is is still being sold by amazon
#20
"Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months."


s_paul
it says its gone upto £122 now - but if you click on buy new link for £105.68 - is is still being sold by amazon
#21
sabz786
"Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months."
s_paul
it says its gone upto £122 now - but if you click on buy new link for £105.68 - is is still being sold by amazon

good spot. i must have got the last normal one then was waiting to see what people thought about it before i bought.
#22
I don't know whether to go with two of this one or two of the LG E2240 for £130 which comes with a pervy webcam: http://www.bestbuy.co.uk/product/1000123881/lg-e2240s-22-led-monitor.aspx

BestBuy are offering 20% cashbck atm which would make it £104

Edited By: Cyb on Jan 16, 2011 12:29
#23
OCUK have it for £103. Free delivery to forum members or £113 delivered otherwise.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-034-BQ


Gets the same glowing reviews there except for one or two more discerning people who noticed the viewing angle. :p


Edited By: stonebear on Jan 16, 2011 12:29
#24
Remember that DVI is almost identical to HDMI but just without the audio which you would have to be crazy to use as lcd monitors are far to thin to support the depth half decent sound needs. Just get yourself a cheapish pair of creatives or logitechs which will far surpass just about anything they put in screens. Afterall, whats the point of a stunning high def screen and then ruining it with horrible sound!
#25
Cyb
I don't know whether to go with this one on the LG for £130 which comes with a pervy webcam: http://www.bestbuy.co.uk/product/1000123881/lg-e2240s-22-led-monitor.aspx

BestBuy are offering 20% cashbck atm which would make it £104


I know you'll probably hate me for this but, if you can, go to pc world etc and see if you can see these models on display as theres nothing like looking at the screens for yourself. i couldnt encourage this more as the differences can be staggering!
#26
Given that I mainly use computer for web browsing and Microsoft Word (ie mainly for text) I would be interested to know how much of a problem the viewing angle is. Anyone who's got one of these find this a big problem?

Thanks x
#27
109place
Paddy_o_furniture
Speakers on it are carp, only let down for me.

It doesnt have any!!

This has great reviews at amazon, and 19x5* reviews at ebuyer. Dont think you can get much better value if you want full HD LED screen at this size and dont mind absence of HDMI or speakers.

Sorry msitook it for a similar one I have. Paid alot more too.
#28
Got mine about a week ago so haven't had enough time to know the ins and outs of it but overall I'm impressed.
I have to agree with the comments about the viewing angle though. Also its not so much simply a matter of adjusting the monitor to the right angle, I find that I can get one area of the screen at the perfect angle but can never get the entire screen area at the right angle (one part of the screen will always be off).

I was a bit miffed at first but was sold the minute I hooked it up to my XBox 360 via VGA, looks great.
#29
pcpcpc
Given that I mainly use computer for web browsing and Microsoft Word (ie mainly for text) I would be interested to know how much of a problem the viewing angle is. Anyone who's got one of these find this a big problem?

Thanks x



At first I found the contrast shift that occurred due to the narrow viewing angle really bothered me but after setting the monitor up at the right height (I have it sitting on something about an inch and half high) and getting it angled right (this is crucial), it aint too bad at all now. But....if I could go back in time to before I bought it I would probably have gone for something else.
The guy who posted about checking them out in a shop makes a good point, you could always check them out in PC world etc and make a note of which model it is you like and then find it cheaper online.

For £105 it is a decent monitor, I just don't quite get why so many people rave about it.


Edited By: stonebear on Jan 16, 2011 14:13
#30
:-( out of stock 1-2month wait now
#31
I was looking at power consumption and at 42w seemed a bit on the high side . . but still a good price

Edited By: iscom on Jan 16, 2011 20:11
#32
iscom
I was looking at power consumption and at 42w seemed a bit on the high side . . but still a good price


They got that wrong too, lol.

It is 28w (max).

http://benq.co.uk/products/LCD/index.cfm/page/specifications/product/1156

Edited By: stonebear on Jan 16, 2011 23:43
#33
looks a bit fat for LED

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