BenQ FP222WH 22in Widescreen LCD MonitorFormer staff writer - May 27, 2007
Widescreen monitors are becoming the preference of many enthusiasts and home users, with their ability to achieve high resolutions and crisp, clear images. In addition, being able to choose from different inputs such as DVI and HDMI, means your video card HD capabilities can be put to good use. When shopping for your widescreen monitor the BenQ FP222WH monitor should not be overlooked.
Although some tests ran showed some deficiencies, the overall performance of the monitor is stable. While conducting testing I did not encounter any dead or stuck pixels, transitions were noticeable and even though some grayscale screens did have dips and at times ripples, cables and video drivers do play a part in transference. Other factors that need to be considered are that LCD screens in general, do have their limitations and cannot reproduce all grayscale screens perfectly.
Everyone has different preferences when it comes to a monitor. I purchased the two monitors that I compared the BenQ to, and at the time I purchased them I thought they were the best for what I could afford and the overall performance; I did not realize that they had so many imperfections until I tried out this BenQ. This would explain my headaches and double-vision at times. There is not much that I didn’t like about the monitor, but a couple things should be worked on and they are basically aesthetics; I would have liked the control buttons to have been marked – with eight of them, and being on the side, it made it hard to remember what each button was for. This could be easily fixed if they put the familiar markings on the frame. My other dislike was that it doesn’t have built in speakers; this is just my preference though.
When you shop for a monitor, choose wisely, read articles, look at testing and test it while at your favorite retailer. The BenQ FP222WH should be a monitor that is considered; it did not need much tweaking out of the box, it will accommodate three types of input, its clarity and vibrancy range from good to excellent, and image transitions are virtually flawless.
- 700:1 contrast Ratio
- 5ms Transfer
- Built-in Power Supply with Auto Voltage Change
- Controls Not Marked
- No Built-in Speakers (may not bother some people)