BenQ FP91G +U
Notwithstanding the growing popularity of widescreen models, 19” monitors with an aspect ratio of 5:4 are not losing their ground too fast. Some users are conservative when it comes to choosing the monitor’s aspect ratio (or you can say they just don’t like widescreen monitors) – and they do not need a long screen diagonal. Some people choose 5:4 models due to the large pixel pitch.
The declared specs make the BenQ FP91G +U similar to numerous low-end models without Response Time Compensation. You shouldn’t be misled by the declared viewing angles of 170 degrees. The screen gets dark when viewed from below, just as with any other TN matrix.
The exterior design can hardly provoke a strong emotion on the user part. The traditional plain plastic of the case and the unassuming square stand you may be familiar with by other models from the company are but a little enlivened by the block of control buttons centered under the screen.
Your adjustment options are limited to changing the tilt of the screen.
You can remove the native stand with a screwdriver and replace it with a VESA-compatible mount.
The monitor offers analog and digital inputs, and a mains connector for the integrated power adapter.
The plastic buttons painted the color of the case look nice, but are not easy to use. The Power button is singled out with a LED while the others are only marked with barely readable icons pressed out in the plastic of the case.
Quick access is provided to choosing the image source, to the auto-adjustment feature, and to the brightness and contrast settings.
This is a standard, quite user-friendly, menu from BenQ. The only trouble is that you have to make a lot of presses to reach some menu items that open up in new screens such as choosing a color temperature mode, for example.