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BenQ Reveals GL Series Of LED backlit LCD Monitors

BenQ Reveals GL Series Of LED backlit LCD Monitors

Need a new LCD? Chances are BenQ has an option to cover your needs, but if none of the prior models have worked in your favor, maybe this new one will. The new GL Series LED monitors include the following:  GL930 (18.5”W); GL931 (19”W); GL2030 (20”W); GL2230 (21.5”W) and GL2231 (22”W) LED.

These all feature a somewhat similar design to existing BenQ screens, with a glossy black bezel, a futuristic stand and a widescreen stance. Each display has a 12,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 5ms response time, the company's own Senseye Human Vision Technology along with a variety of connectors. Across the line, there's DVI, VGA, audio-in, a headphone jack and some models even have integrated speakers.



Unlike the CCFL technology used in the LCD monitors, the GL Series uses energy efficient LED backlighting panels, therefore, in comparison to conventional CCFL monitors, the GL Series consumes less power (14,3%); and even less (39.3%) whilst in Eco mode. The GL2030/A/AM/M will be available world wide in mid-April, whereas the GL930/A/AM/M; GL931/A/AM/M; GL2230/A/AM/M and GL2231/A/M/AM will be available worldwide in July; pricing has not yet been made public.
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Dear Benq,

We don't want audio features; all we want is super-thin side bezels..

Love,
3vi1

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I agree 3vi1, I can't seem to understand the headphone jack either...

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>> I can't seem to understand the headphone jack either..

That did seem odd to me as well. All I can guess is that maybe it's to allow for use of headphones with some HDCP'd content when the monitor is connected to a device that has HDMI output and no headphone jacks (like maybe a cable box).

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If your PC is under your desk or in a cabinet and your head phones have a short cable, it would be convenient to have a headphone jack on the monitor.

But I don't use headphones... and I wouldn't use integrated speakers... And I want a bigger screen! 24" at least please!

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Years of research and development and it comes down to this.....

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No, don't really need a new one.

BenQ is really building a good solid reputation for itself.

They have been doing a good charge forward in the Projector market. Although I don't really understand the Back lighted LED. When I was doing computer repair we ran into having to replace the back light quite often. On everything from laptops to desktop monitors. It was kinda nice that most companies were getting away from this.

Even though they are building a good reputation for solidly built products. Their prices are still a little to high when compared to similar products from their competition. Optima has them beat when it comes to price/features value on their projectors. So if they are able to get their prices to be a little more competitive then they might be able to pull ahead of the competition when they branch out to other markets like monitors.

I also agree with the others, when it comes to a monitor, just give us a dynamic picture, cut the costs of all the extras. and pass the savings onto the customer.

"Hi, I'm Charlie Brown" :)

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When I worked at acer, anytime the backlight would not come on, the first thing we'd do is replace the inverter... if that didn't fix it... we'd replace the inverter again in case we got a doa part lol 9 times out of 10 it was the inverter that needed replacing. We couldn't replace the backlights anyway... if it really was the back light that was bad, we had to replace the whole panel.

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Since we did mostly on call service. Whenever we had a monitor problem we just ended up replacing both just to be sure. Also most of the time the price is not that much of a difference when getting both. It was just safer than doing a back and forth.

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Anyone else getting tired of the "dynamic contrast ratio" measurement? I don't know many people who like having this mode enabled, since the brightness of the picture always fluctuates.

Oh well, I guess it's just another one of those meaningless measurements they need to use to claim "our monitor is better than yours."

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Dear BENQ,....

Bigger screens with tiny, tiny side bezels are what we want. Any other ideas can wait until you deliver what we want first!

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Does this have a hdmi port? Because if it does, then I would understand why they would have built-in integrated speakers. For example, you would want to connect your Xbox 360 or PS3 to the monitor. If it does not have a hdmi port, the speakers are a low quality feature.

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