|Screen Size||21.5 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920x1080 pixels|
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ $13.57 shipping
+ Free Shipping
BenQ GW2270 21.5" Screen LED-Lit Monitor
|Price:||$69.00 & FREE Shipping. Details|
|You Save:||$40.00 (37%)|
- Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
- Low Blue Light Mode, ZeroFlicker Blacklight for Visual Pleasure
- 3,000:1 Native Contrast Ratio for Color Depth and Definition
- 178°/178° Wide-Viewing Angles
- Everyday Enjoyment for Leisure and Business
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Compare to similar items
This item BenQ GW2270 21.5" Screen LED-Lit Monitor
|Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping|
|Sold By||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||WHS GROUP LLC||PCNation|
|Display Resolution Maximum||1920x1080 pixels||1920 x 1080||1920x1080 pixels||1920x1080 pixels||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080|
|Screen Size||21.5 in||23 in||24 in||21.5 in||24 in||27 in|
|Item Dimensions||7 x 15.7 x 19.9 in||8.27 x 21.59 x 15.86 in||22.8 x 7.44 x 17.13 in||15.8 x 5.9 x 19.6 in||22.8 x 7.4 x 17.1 in||24.5 x 7.5 x 18.6 in|
|Item Weight||10.1 lbs||8.9 lbs||9 lbs||6.6 lbs||9 lbs||9.9 lbs|
Infused with exquisite simplicity, the all-new GW2270 is a perfect embodiment of the "less is more" minimalistic way of modern living. A treat for the eye, this incredible display is designed and built with high-performance features, exceptional image quality and BenQ's eye-caring technology. This is all to give you the best viewing experience for work and play.
From the Manufacturer
The GW2270 VA LED monitor brings viewing pleasure to everyday work and play with exquisite Details on the exterior and striking visual performance delivered by 3000:1 High contrast ratio, 178 Degree/178 Degreewide-viewing angle and BenQ eye-caring design, which consists of BenQ flicker-free technology and low Blue light modes.
Top customer reviews
- solid and fully adjustable stand, not wobbly at all.
- lighter and thinner than BenQ BL2710. Looks almost the same as AOC Q2770, except for the glossy bezel.
- light AG-coating, pictures are clear and crisp without the somewhat annoying reflection on my old Acer H236 (full glossy). I do notice very minor amount of cross-hatching when moving my head, but it's definitively much less severe than some older monitors with heavy matte coating. Most people probably won't notice it at all. (9/3/14 update: it seems that the cross-hatch effect is only present within 10 minutes of usage. After that, I cannot defect any cross-hatch. So maybe the artifact is related to monitor warming up?)
- full array of inputs. HDMI works for 1440p!
- 8-bit color (10-bit via dithering) reduces banding compared to my old Acer H236. A good test would be a sunset picture: http://wallpaperscraft.com/image.php/63366/2560x1600.jpg If you look at the sun and the surrounding, my laptop (crappy display) shows no gradient, my Acer H236 shows gradient but also the transition between colors (visible banding), the BenQ displays a smooth gradient.
- mostly uniform color and brightness (by naked eyes).
- balanced overdrive setting reduces ghosting without overshooting(compared to Acer H236 that doesn't have an overdrive setting).
- OSD control by solid click buttons. Power light is on the side and does not distract me when viewing dark movie scenes.
- significantly more IPS glow than Acer H236 (when viewed off angle, especially when viewed from above) that interferes with dark movie and game scenes (because the screen is so large, when my head is at the same level as the center of the screen, I'm automatically looking down at the lower corners of the screen).
- some bleeding in the corners. The lower right corner is even a little yellowish. (for me bleeding is when you view the screen straight on and IPS glow is off angle).
- black uniformity is not as good as BenQ BL2710. The GW2765HT I received showed some cloudy gray on a full black screen (powerpoint). A side-by-side comparison with BL2710 at the same brightness setting made it very obvious.
- no matter how I adjust the gamma and contrast, the monitor did not pass the Lagom white saturation test (253 is very faint, cannot see 254 at all). My old Acer H236 can easily display all the squares in both black level and white saturation tests.
- color distortion at off angle is slightly more noticeable than Acer H236, partly due to the increased IPS glow.
- three(!) adjacent(!) stuck (red) pixels in the center area (area 5). Noticed them the moment I turned on the screen because the BenQ logo screen has a blue/purple background. I also noticed that it's more than one because of the perceived intensity, so I took out a magnifying glass and counted the pixels. This is extremely annoying and distracting because my desktop background is solid black and I use the monitor mostly for movies and games (lots of dark scenes). After search the web a bit, I found jscreenfix, and running that for 1 hour "fixed" two of the three pixels, but the last one remained stuck. However, this was only a temporary fix, as leaving the monitor off for a day or two will cause the "fixed" stuck pixels to re-appear, and they seem to be reset to the factory setting (100% brightness!), making them extremely distinguishable since the rest of the screen is set to 0% brightness (yes, 0%). Returning the monitor now....
- came with random assortment of cables (mine is missing the DVI and audio cable and has one extra HDMI cable).
- 10-bit via dithering. As a 27'' 1440p monitor, 8-bit is really fine. no one is expecting true 10-bit. According to some, dithering could also contribute to the cross-hatching problem, but overall the cross-hatching is very minor. (9/3/14 update: see above for the cross-hatch problem. Lagom test black level test shows no apparent dithering.)
- slower response than my old Acer H236 (about 10-20 ms slower by a Lagom test). I consider this neutral because most 1440p IPS monitors out there are in this response range. I did not experience any lag in FPS games (single player), but I am not a hardcore gamer.
- on the box it says IPS, but most likely it uses an AHVA panel manufactured by AUO. Some Australian forum users speculated that it uses the same AHVA panel as BL2710, and GW2765HT is basically BL2710 with reduced functions (no USB, CAM/CAD mode, not a "SolidWorks Solution Partner Product" (whatever that means...)) intended for home users.
- the build-in speakers are not as good as those on BL2710.
- if it were not for the stuck pixels in the center area, I would have kept this monitor despite the IPS glow. Overall it has a solid build and vivid colors, and the pricing is very competitive (currently cheaper than Asus PB278 and AOC Q2770). 9/3/14 update: I decided to change the rating from 3 to 4 stars to reflect the rating I would give if the particular sample I received didn't have pixel problems.
I have a Mac Mini (Late 2012, running Mavericks) -- I am using an Apple Thunderbolt display as my main display, (through the Thunderbolt port, of course,) and the BenQ monitor as my side monitor via the HDMI connector. (I mention this because there was a question about whether this display would work with a Mac Mini, so this review is mostly aimed at Mac users, although most of it probably applies to all users.)
Overall, I'm pretty happy with this display - for the price, it has a nice picture, no missing pixels that I can see [your mileage may vary, of course,] and reasonably attractive glossy plastic black base, with tilt control.
Things I really like about it:
1) It comes with NO power or status LEDs on the front; I hate monitors that blink at me when I'm trying to watch a movie. My previous monitor had an eye-searing blue power LED, you know, just in case the picture on my screen wasn't sufficient indication that the monitor was truly 'on.' (There is a dim green LED on the side when it is powered on, but because of the shape of the screen you have to crane your head around to the side to see it, which is as it should be, IMHO.)
2) it's almost exactly the same picture height as my Thunderbolt display (maybe 1/4" difference) which is a nice perq on a second monitor.
3) The combination of flicker-free display tech and a configurable 'blue-light reduction' feature really does reduce eye strain when using this monitor. Nice.
There are a few things to be aware of: not necessarily problems, but you'll be happier if you know about them up front.
1) The monitor only comes with a 15-pin (VGA) D-Sub cable in the box, which is annoying in 2014 - you need to buy your own HDMI cable (you don't want to use this with the MiniDisplayPort->VGA adaptor, those adapters stink, and the colors will be crap) Fortunately, the cables are about $5 from Amazon Basics: (e.g.[...])
2) The monitor does not seem to auto-detect which kind of cable is being used - at first this freaked me out, because my Mac detected a second display connected, but the monitor just showed a blank screen with an unhelpful 'no cable attached' warning, and I thought something was hosed, but once I manually selected the HDMI video input through the monitor's menu system, it worked fine.
3) The monitor has a 'low-blue-light' setting that's nice (e.g. to turn down the blues while reading a lot of text on the screen, reduces eyestrain) but once you turn it on (easy to do) it's tricky to turn completely off: there's one menu to select what percentage of blue-reduction you want, but to go back to no blue reduction at all, you have to go into 'Picture Advanced'->'Picture Mode' and re-select 'Standard'. (Then again, the default 30% reduction looks nice, so I may just leave it there.)
4) Audio: the device does support HDMI audio output to a headphone jack, but it has no speakers, and no microphone input; this is not a problem for me, but it's something to be aware of if this will be your main monitor. The headphone jack is rather inconveniently placed in the back, next to the video inputs, so it's fine for permanently connecting up some speakers, but you won't want to be frequently plugging and unplugging headphones into this jack. (Mac user note: you have to select the monitor as your primary audio output device in 'Sound' preferences to route the sound to the monitor; it's not automatic the way it would be if you plugged into the back of the Mac directly.)
5) The base *does* have tilt capability, but no swivel. On the other hand, the footprint of the base is almost round, so it's really not a problem to just rotate the monitor if you need it - this seems like a sensible cost-reduction.
Most recent customer reviews
(I used this monitor for gaming and very very ran smoothly)
that's not saying much as i only have 2 monitors though but i have seen the 5K retina...Read more
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
Customers who bought this item also bought
See the Top Rated Monitors in our Monitor Reviews.