The FP92Wa has the same menu as most other monitors from BenQ. It is convenient, without anything unusual. The only downside is that switching between the tabs takes an annoyingly long time, up to a second.
By default, the monitor has 90% brightness and 50% contrast. Increasing the contrast setting above the default makes all light halftones merge into the same white color. To achieve a 100nit brightness of white I dropped the brightness setting to 73%. The monitor controls its brightness by means of pulse-width modulation of the backlight lamps at a frequency of 169Hz.
Color gradients are reproduced imperfectly. Banding can be seen in dark tones upon reducing the contrast setting to 35% and lower.
The monitor’s gamma curves go surprisingly close to the theoretical ones and do not change at reduced contrast. Such a high setup quality can rarely be seen in entry-level monitors.
Color temperature is set up acceptably well in this monitor. The difference between the temperatures of white and gray is never bigger than 1000K. Unfortunately, the three preset modes (the user-defined mode is set up just as the Normal mode by default) all have a temperature of 7000K and higher which looks very cold. Choosing one of these modes can hardly be satisfactory and many users will have to manually set up the color balance to remove the bluish hue from white.
Like with the previous monitor, the FP92Wa’s color gamut goes beyond the sRGB color space in the green area. In the same way, it doesn’t reproduce some red tones, either, but it’s all right with blue.
The response time is generally similar to the previous model’s. The average response of 15 milliseconds with a maximum of 32 milliseconds makes this monitor slow in comparison with monitors on RTC-enabled TN matrixes. The FP92Wa won’t be a good choice for people who play dynamic games.
The monitor’s max brightness is rather high, but its contrast ratio is below average level.
So, the BenQ FP92Wa is an office-oriented widescreen monitor: a very unassuming exterior design, a slow TN matrix, rather correct color settings although with a slight “bluish” hue, and a menu you don’t want to use often due to the inconveniently placed buttons. I can easily imagine this monitor standing on the office desk of a person who works with documents most of his/her time. It is not meant for any other application, I guess.