So I decided to buy a general purpose home monitor that will be used as a TV, mail reading, browsing, writing, programming and pretty much anything that comes along. I got this BenQ for about $200 which really not much.And that's what it does. No problems, although it came with a deax pixel. Nice and clear. I guess you can get a many times better picture if you know what exactly you're looking for but for a general purpose home monitor this more than I expected and more than I need. Good value for money.
Deciding to upgrade my monitor was an easy choice I was using a cheap 23" monitor which just wasn't cutting the mustard. This caused me to go in search of a new monitor and I thought a 27" would be a nice addition to my computer; I came across the benq G2750 monitor which was the size I was after.
This cost me £180 from the local computer shop, I chose to buy it in person so I could take it back the same day should I not like it. This comes in a standard box packaging with an anti-static wrap over the screen and polystyrene to keep the monitor firmly in place in the packaging.
The first thing I noticed about this monitor was its nice black gloss finish; this does show up finger prints really easily which was one for the con list. The monitor itself is nice and light considering its size but the screen is incredibly thin, the stand it comes on is small and this bothered me as the monitor itself was a bit shaky whenever I moved my desk. Given how light, thin and not sturdy it is I was really worried about this falling off my desk because I move the desk around a lot.
This monitor was not off to a good start; this uses a DVI-D port and doesn't have a HDMI port. I know DVI-D can display full 1080p HD but I did not have a DVI-D - HDMI lead lying around and this would have been an extra £15 for a gold plated one. I have plenty of HDMI - HDMI so this was rather frustrating as my older smaller monitor has a HDMI port on it. I borrowed a lead from a friend for a few days just so I could test the monitor and come to a decision about keeping it.
This has a max resolution of 1920 x 1080 which is a great resolution to play games on (just saying), it has a response time of 5ms which is pretty much standard of any good monitor. It boasts a contrast ratio of 50,000:1 which is supposed to add colour depth and definition to your screen but this is a feature that went unnoticed, which was probably due to the fact most decent monitors have this feature on it and it isn't new. It can display at full 1080p but as previously stated, it doesn't have a HDMI port on it.
What can I say other than that this is a bog standard monitor, looks nice enough on my desk but from go I was un happy with this product so after a mere 3 days of using it, and to my predictions is nearly falling off my desk it was packaged up and taken back. I intend to go in search of a really good 27" monitor and when I find one you can be sure that I will be praising it right here on dooyoo. I do not recommend this monitor as there are much better monitors out there I am sure, yes it's pretty cheap for 27" but for an extra £10 I'm sure I can find something out there for my needs.