Being a tech lover does not exclude loving food too!
BenQ G2222HDL LED monitor
The BenQ G2222HDL is an inexpensive 21.5in flatscreen monitor - but does it represent good value?
- LED backlighting, decent price
- No HDMI port, stand can't rotate and its height isn't adjustable
The BenQ G2222HDL isn't big on features, but the beauty of this screen is in the image - and the fact that you're getting a relatively large picture for so little. For the price, this BenQ puts up a good showing.
Price$ 249.00 (AUD)
We've seen a number of very competent 18.5-19in flat-panels at below $200 in recent months. The BenQ G2222HDL aims to deliver a more comfortably sized 21.5in screen for a comparatively cheap $249 price tag. Not dissimilar to the older BenQ G2220HD, the G2222HDL brings it up to date with LED backlight technology. Amongst improvements offered by LEDs, power consumption is down – whereas the G2220HD sometimes hit 42 watts, the G2222HDL tops out at just 28W.
This screen is a good bit chunkier than BenQ’s smaller BenQ V920 which measured just 14mm at its slimmest; the BenQ G2222HDL is an almost bulbous 24mm. It's still reasonably stylish though, with delicately curved corners and an attractively shiny coat - albeit lacking the gloss of the V920’s casing. The base is slender if lacking the petite charm of the V920.
There isn't much room for fancy features. A simple pair of connections for DVI and VGA have to suffice - there's no dedicated HDMI. Neither can the BenQ G2222HDL screen's stand rotate or adjust for height.
The range of menu options is varied, and you have lots of potential to alter colour. Screen modes work well, even if a dedicated button for these would make the BenQ G2222HDL more versatile.
As with the V920, Senseye is included in the BenQ G2222HDL, and this feature can work through the different settings and create the ideal image for your needs. Once again we found that Senseye sometimes toned down the colour a little too much, so usually preferred to turn this off.
The 21.5in screen has a decent resolution of 1920x1080. That’s one reason for paying extra and getting a 21.5in (rather than an 18.5in) screen. The display is TN, so you should expect egregious viewing angles – true to form, the BenQ G2222HDL’s image starts to deteriorate the second you move your head.
You might want to ignore the enhanced '5,000,000:1' contrast ratio but the BenQ G2222HDL packs surprisingly rich colour. Most shades are nicely differentiated, and the focus is clear and consistent. This can’t compete with the higher quality but smaller-screened Samsung F2080, but for the price, the G2222HDL offers a very pleasing image.
Join the newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Samsung Galaxy Watch review: Brilliant but not quite a breakthrough
- 2 HP Omen 15 (2018): Full, in-depth review
- 3 HP Envy x360 13 (Ryzen): Full, in-depth review
- 4 Moto G6 review: A solid mid-tier effort with few compromises
- 5 Dell G5 review: Easy to live with
Latest News Articles
- PAX AUS 2018: MSI bring their ESL-approved 244Hz Oculux gaming monitor to Australia
- MSI teams up with Sony for the upcoming Venom movie
- IFA 2018: Samsung announce new Thunderbolt 3 curved QLED monitor
- Philips introduces Momentum 32-inch curved monitor
- Philips unveils new 43-inch display with HDR1000
PCW Evaluation Team
It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!
The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.
I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.
If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.
If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.
Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category
- Google Pixel 3 XL review: Ghost in the machine
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: Full, in-depth, Australian review
- Apple iPhone XS review: Astonishment at a price
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies