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Good but not good enough
on 9 February 2011
I spent ages trawling the web before settling on the benq as my chosen monitor based on many reviews.
I have learned a lesson here which perhaps others should note. I saw 2 things mentioned in reviews which I passed over because of lots of good stuff and I regret it now. These are firstly the menu buttons and secondly a slight colour cast.
The menu buttons are placed underneath the bottom right hand edge and while the monitor looks good it is terrible when it comes to use. In a less than pefectly lit room it is like having your hands inside a bag and trying to work out which buttons you are pressing, it means often pressing the wrong button and makes setting up a real pain.
The colour cast is a slight yellow bias, you may like this but I dont, I want my colour to be true. I have not yet managed to correct this in setting largely because of the issues mentioned above.
Having returned the benq and replaced it with a HannsG HL231D I now realise that the benq also had poor angle vision, I thought this was true of all led backlit monitors but the Hanns G has a far wider viewing angle and I am very happy with it
In general the nonitor has a classy minimalist look which I like very much its just a shame about the two problems.
I have now replaced this monitor with a HannsG HL231D and this has shown me that the Benq also has a very poor viewing angle. I had thought this was typical of led backlit monitors however the Hanns G has a much better veiwing angle.