This BenQ GW2455H LED monitor measures 57x34x1.6cm; the stand is oval at 24x19cm and raises the panel by 10cm from your desk. The viewable screen is 52x29.5cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 23.6inches.
There is a line of connections mid-way up the back on an overhang, to the left of the support arm, VGA, Digital and HDMI and to the right the three pin kettle style power input.
The screen controls are on the right side of the screen surround a line of six buttons with the lowest one on/off having an LED built into it.
The others are well marked in white on the black surround they are Auto, Menu, <, >, Enter and On/off.
As anyone with less than perfect sight will continue to blast on about ‘you only get one pair of eyes’ so look after them and Ben Q offer two items to help even those with perfect sight to keep it, Low Blue Light and Zero Flicker.
As someone who grew up in the days of black and white TV you realise how much screen flicker even in more modern devices there was even when there were early colour monitors. Seeing a device without Low Blue Light controls built in will soon have your eyes wishing it was.
Another feature is viewing angle and while no one deliberately wants to look at a screen from far to the side this offers viewing angles from near side to side – 178 degree is the claim – made in the case of this unit.
It has 3000:1 native image contrast ratio which gives full deep colour in the image for viewing clarity.
The display is 1920x1080 both sharp and clear, currently I do not have a computer with Digital but I did use both VGA and HDMI connections without problem with the unit switching automatically when the change of input was detected.
As always I fiddle with both contrast and brightness but somehow whatever I try is never as good as Auto, the only proviso being if you have very strange light sources when you might find it possible to improve on the Auto setting.
Assuming that you choose Low Blue Light – the default - there are still four options the default is Reading, but there is also Web Surfing, Office and Multimedia all very different shades designed for the various tasks.
This unit is a good all round one and providing you do not need more than back and front tilt should be useable for all, the lack of a telescopic arm can be overcome by say a large book placed under the stand to raise the unit further from the desk if this is required.
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