BenQ G2220HD 22-inch LCD monitor
BenQ's G2220HD 22in widescreen LCD monitor performs well but the lack of an HDMI input is a real let-down
- Full HD resolution, good clarity and colour, price
- No HDMI input, slight backlight bleeding, viewing angles aren't great
Boasting a Full HD resolution, BenQ's G2220HD 16:9 widescreen, 22in LCD monitor performs well but the lack of an HDMI input is a bit of a let-down.
Price$ 369.00 (AUD)
A 22in LCD monitor with a Full HD resolution, BenQ's G2220HD performs adequately. However a dull design and the lack of an HDMI port may mean many users will give it the flick.
The BenQ G2220HD LCD monitor is almost identical in design to the G2410HD, featuring the same gloss black bezel, dome-shaped base and matte screen. Once again the bezel is rather reflective and this can be distracting in an office environment.
The monitor's stand isn't height adjustable and doesn’t tilt horizontally, the controls are in an awkward position and aren't backlit and the etched pattern on the stand looks a little dated. Thankfully, the unit is wall mountable with a standard VESA mount and feels reasonably well built. We prefer the design of many competing monitors, such as the Samsung SyncMaster 2243BWX.
With a Full HD resolution of 1920x1080 and a 16:9 aspect ratio, the BenQ G2220HD is great at displaying the latest high-definition content. It's unfortunate, then, that this monitor lacks an HDMI port, instead only offering standard D-Sub and DVI inputs. This restricts its use as a gaming monitor: both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 use HDMI connections, so those looking for a monitor to play the latest console games will be left a little disappointed.
The BenQ G2220HD monitor only has a 5ms response time but it still handles motion quite well. We encountered minimal ghosting while viewing fast moving content, though the BenQ G2410HD's 2ms response time is certainly more impressive in this regard.
Colour performance is solid, though skin tones are slightly over-saturated and we recommend turning the brightness down to prevent colours from washing out. Black levels are impressive and text is crisp and clear with no visible aberrations. For use as a regular PC monitor in an office environment, the G2220HD is a good option at this price. The real estate offered by this 22in display is quite a jump if you are moving from a 19in, non-widescreen monitor.
Our DisplayMate tests revealed few flaws in the quality of the image, though there is slight backlight bleeding along the top and bottom edges of the display and greyscale performance could be improved. The G2220HD's viewing angles aren't great, though this is a common issue with TN panels. There is noticeable colour shift and slight detail loss when viewing the screen from an angle, especially horizontally.
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