Review of BenQ GW2270H
The BenQ GW2270H is a cost-effective 22-inch 1080p monitor equipped with essential features making it ideal for enterprise or business applications. This product features an IPS panel with decent image quality and a few useful features including energy efficiency which are all neatly packed into a simple, utilitarian design to create an intelligent product which exudes minimalism and provides essential performance for your business ventures
BenQ GW2270H Specifications
- Screen Size: 22 Inches
- Resolution: 1080p FHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: Vertical Alignment (VA)
- Refresh Rate: 60Hz
- Response Time: 5ms
- Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 250 cd/m²
- Built-in Speakers: No
- Stand: Height – No
- Stand: Tilt – Yes (-5°/+20°)
- Stand: Swivel – No
- VESA Compatibility: Yes
- Connectivity: HDMI 1.4 x 2, D-Sub x 1
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 19.92″ x 11.96″ x 1
- Weight: 7.5 lbs
Design and Features
The BenQ GW2270H is the company’s take on minimalism wherein function supersedes aesthetics which then creates a no-nonsense, no frills product meant for productive work environments more than an entertainment area. This monitor features a clean face with bezels which are less than half an inch thick which creates a perception that the 22-inch screen is larger than it is according to the spec sheet.
The cabinet is wrapped in a sophisticated, matte black finish which is widely preferred by both the professional and the gaming crowds for the neat look. This product can be considered as a compact option by today’s standards, but surprisingly, the side profile is only a mere two inches thick. But what we like about this budget option is that it’s power brick is built into the cabinet, so you don’t have to deal with the bulk and hassle of external types.
The stand is quite standard for something as cheap as the GW2270H since it can only offer tilt for adjustments, a limitation we can readily expect from entry-level offerings. You can, however, remove the mechanism and utilize the 100 x 100 VESA mounting bolt pattern for monitor arms and mounts of your choosing, so that aspect isn’t too much of an issue.
With the BenQ GW270H, you only get two HDMI ports and a D-Sub slot for legacy connections. The I/O layout isn’t impressive, but for this product’s intended use, those receptacles are more than enough since you can connect two HDMI-equipped host devices like the PS4 or a secondary PC. Also, you don’t get built-in speakers or a 3.5mm jack pass through, but we suspect most of the targeted owners have little need for those extra features.
Display and Performance
The BenQ GW2270H sports a 22-inch full-HD VA panel with improved contrast and viewing angles at the expense of a little pixel speed. Out of the box, this model runs too bright, and colors appear a bit skewed. This setback can, however, be easily corrected by just opting for the manual image option and adjusting Gamma to 2 and lowering the screen brightness to around half.
The BenQ GW2270H’s contrast levels can exceed the 3000:1 spec as advertised to provide fantastic depths in between the colors and the richness of the blacks. Documents and videos appear clear and well-defined, so users can rest assured that the BenQ GW2270H offers the best bang for your buck in this segment. Screen uniformity is also excellent for a budget-level monitor since we did not notice any apparent deviance or discoloration typically induced by poor screen quality.
The best thing The BenQ GW2270H is far from being a gaming monitor, but the product only registers 13ms of input lag which isn’t a lot especially if you only plan to play casual titles. The contrast levels can enhance your visual experience as we have noticed in our testing sessions with Battlefield 1, where the varying shades of the environment and weathers can put a monitor’s performance to the test.
It is important to note that the BenQ GW2270H can only provide 5ms of pixel transition. Ghosting sometimes becomes noticeable in fast-paced scenes, but noticing them requires a lot effort, to begin with. The BenQ GW2270H is not a gaming monitor by any means, but it does have the potential for home and business applications which rely on durability and simplicity.
Although, one thing we love abut the BenQ GW2770H is its fantastic pixel density since 1080p is perfect for 22-inches. Lines and edges appear fresh and crisp, enabling both the home bodies and office personnel to have a sharper view of the content they are viewing. We would have loved to see Freesync included with this wallet-friendly option, but it is hard to argue with the lower price tag. Finally, it has BenQ’s signature eye care features which help to keep your eyes comfortable for extended periods of usage.
The BenQ GW2270H offers a perfect balance of simplicity and functionality even if it appears to be a stripped-down variant. Contrast levels are excellent overall for everyday use so that you can enjoy high-quality entertainment or productivity in your home office or at corporate headquarters. You can also consider the BenQ GCW2770H as a capable casual gaming display thanks to its snappy response and excellent pixel density.
The low pricing also makes this model an excellent choice for a wallet-friendly dual screen build by only adding a dual-monitor stand. If you want to provide monitors for your business or you only want a cheap command center of your own, the BenQ GW2770H is a decent choice overall.