The LCD stands upon a square base that frees up quite a lot of desk space. Most of us have been accustomed to wide-screens or dual-monitor arrangements for quite some time, however, those who are still living with x displays will quickly become addicted to the extra space a widescreen monitor allows. It takes a pretty hearty GPU to play modern games at this resolution, and we were concerned that the FPW might not scale lower resolutions up to native terribly well, due to the fact that Windows looks really messy on the unit if it’s not matched to the FPW’s native resolution. Show less Show more. Response-time is the length of time it takes for a pixel on an LCD to transition from black active to white inactive to black again.

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The inch Samsung CF is a great size for gaming, pairs well with midrange Radeon Six years ago, a 20” LCD monitor cost thousands of dollars and was pretty much useless for gaming, the consequence of high response-times that pained these models and led to severe ghosting and blurring in fast action games. They cannot be seen when viewing the screen directly, and are very low-profile in the design.

General black-levels are good for an LCD at Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. The panel is fixed at 3. Black plastic through and through, the bezel is a fairly thin 2 centimeters, and the only markings on the face of the monitor are a silver BenQ logo on the lower left and a small green LED on the lower right.


Labels are molded into the black plastic, and are not readily apparent. Brightness and contrast are both manually adjustable, and the FPW also has 4 pre-set configurations: This is not an uncommon problem with LCDs, and though it is apparent on the FPW in the right conditions, it’s not a deal breaker. The LCD stands upon a square base that frees up quite a lot of desk space.

It’s not the most easily accessible setup in the world, but on the other hand, once a user has configured the FPW according to his or her needs and tastes, little else must be done with the keys on a regular basis, and their unobtrusive design becomes pleasing rather than an ongoing annoyance.

Right out of the box we hit it with a battery of monitor tests for calibration, color accuracy, and to look for dead pixels. A downside of the design is the fact that the screen cannot rotate or twist on any axis; the only adjustment available other than moving the entire unit is the ability to tilt the screen up to 20 degrees.

This is more limiting than many other LCD designs, however, unless you have a specific reason why you need to twist the screen one way or the other routinely, it’s not much of an annoyance.

BenQ FP202W LCD Monitor

With its black body, this BenQ monitor will be a stylish upgrade for any computer. If the pixels on an LCD can’t keep up with the changes they are being ordered to make, the visual result is blurring, smearing, and ghosting, all of which can ruin a game. The Bottom Line The inch wide screen BenQ FPW features a fast 8-millisecond pixel response rate, but its motion performance isn’t particularly impressive, and it offers fewer features and less adjustability than other less expensive models.


Save on Monitors Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in This inch LCD monitor enables you to realize the benefits of increased work output thanks to its superior large-sized screen.

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We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. BenQ proudly states that it is the first LCD monitor to incorporate Many new games, like Quake 4, support x directly, as does Half Life 2 with updates.

In all of our play time we were unable to detect ghosting, blurring, or smearing color, meaning the 8ms response time the FPW benw upon was indeed doing its job. Function keys are located vertically along the right side of the case. Show More Show Less. Best Monitors for See all 2 brnq listings.

For gamers ready beenq make the leap to wide-screen, the FPW gives you the desktop real estate to multi-task like a pro and the gaming performance to make slacking off a very smooth experience. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

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