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BenQ FP202W V2

We reviewed the BenQ FP202W in an earlier article, but it didn’t have the characters “V2” in its name then. The monitors’ declared parameters coincide, so what new has the second version brought to us?

The monitor is based on a TN matrix with a specified response time of 8 milliseconds. It means it has no Response Time Compensation and is going to be rather slow in practice. Among other parameters I can single out the viewing angles, which are rather small because measured by the contrast ratio reduction to 10:1 (i.e. the same measurement method as is used for *VA and S-IPS matrixes). You should be aware that the FP202W V2 is no different in this parameter from TN-based monitors with specified viewing angles of 160/160 degrees – the difference in numbers comes from the different measurement methods employed.

The monitor’s got an unassuming exterior: a plain rectangular case made from near-black matte plastic, and a square stand.

The functionality of the stand is limited to changing the tilt of the screen. It can be removed and replaced with a VESA-compatible mount – you’ll find the appropriate fasteners under the decorative cap.

The FP202W V2 offers analog and digital inputs. Its power adapter is built into the case.

The monitor’s controls are located on its right side, which is not handy as you have to find them by touch. Their labels are located there, too, and you have to turn the monitor around towards you unless you have learned the positions of the buttons by heart.

Quick access is provided to switching between the preset modes, to the brightness and contrast settings, to choosing an input, and to the auto-adjustment feature (with the “i” button).

The onscreen menu is convenient except for the position of the buttons you have to navigate it with. The menu structure is good by itself, though.

 
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