Reviews & hands-on

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Benq V2410T monitor review

    By 6 July 2010

    If you're looking for something a little more "flexible" than your average LCD screen, you'll find a fairly limited selection of displays that offer height, tilt and swivel adjustment that are complemented by decent performance and a reasonable price....

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    BenQ W1000 projector review

    By 23 February 2010

    We've all brought home a projector from the office and been thoroughly disappointed with the results. And while dedicated home cinema projectors offer widescreen high-definition and the contrast and smoothness movies demand, on first impression the W1000...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    BenQ Joybee GP1 projector review

    By 16 July 2009

    It is no surprise that BenQ have added a mini projector to their portfolio, joining the likes of LG and Acer in offering a projector that is small enough to slip into a bag, ideal for ad-hoc use or business trips. Measuring 54 x 136 x 120mm and weighing...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    BenQ MP512 ST projector review

    By 20 November 2008

    We have discovered that having a projector to use with the Nintendo Wii doesn’t mean you are less prone to injuring yourself or indeed breaking things just because there’s no TV in the room. In fact, having the MP512 ST projector from BenQ made us...

  • Phones 2.5 out of 5

    BenQ E72 mobile phone review

    By 11 August 2008

    When you think of smartphones, and particularly Windows Mobile 6 smartphones, the image of a slightly bulky touchscreen device comes to mind. BenQ think they have an alternative in their slim smartphone, the E72. The E72 is available as part of the BT...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    BenQ W5000 projector review

    By 8 August 2008

    When the BenQ W5000 arrived all boxed up, you can’t help thinking it must be mighty precious to afford so much packaging. But this £1500 projector is also 9.6kg and 492 x 180 x 420mm so there isn’t much in the box apart from this monster. But it...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    BenQ E2000WA monitor review

    By 7 April 2008

    Whether you're using a monitor for your desktop PC or because you want to improve your laptop screen's real estate when you're at your desk, you need to make sure you get a good monitor. Can the BenQ E2000WA perform? We get working at a desk to find out....

  • Online 4 out of 5

    DW1655 16x LightScribe DVD ReWriter review

    By 12 May 2006

    To be honest with you, we find it very hard to get too excited about a DVD ReWriter, but we’ll do our best. Wow! It’s SolidBurn enabled and features Tilt Control and Walking Optimal Power Control 2, as well as featuring LightScribe printing. Blimey!...

  • Phones 0 out of 5

    BenQ-Siemens EF81 mobile phone - FIRST LOOK review

    By 19 January 2006

    With a new brand, comes three swanky new phones, but can BenQ-Siemens flagship model, the EF81 deliver the goods? We managed to get a first look at the launch of the new handset in Berlin. On first glance, we know what you are thinking, and you’ll be...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    BenQ Monitor FP71V+ - EXCLUSIVE review

    By 3 May 2005

    Until recently, I’ve always believed that good graphics performance on the PC has everything to do with the graphics card and the rest of the hardware in your PC and little to do with your monitor. The monitor might allow you to enjoy a bigger picture,...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    BenQ FP785 review

    By 28 February 2005

    At what point do manufacturers make the choice between style over substance. With Benq's latest monitor the wonderfully named FP785, the content is there, it's just let down by the packaging. It's a shame, because you can see that the Korean company once...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    BenQ PE 5120 Digital Projector review

    By 10 January 2005

    We never knew it, but BenQ is the world's largest manufacturer of DLP projectors. Until recently, it has made projectors for better-known companies like Hewlett Packard. The PE5120 is BenQ's first home cinema projector bearing the company's name. Aimed...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Benq DC C50 digital camera review

    By 2 March 2004

    Acer spinoff Benq is a relative newcomer to the digital camera market, yet that still hasn’t stopped it creating a five mega pixel digicam in a stylish casing. However looks aren’t everything. Designed with a chunky retro style the Benq camera has...

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Benq Joybee 120 review

    By 5 November 2003

    Smaller than a box of matches and covered in metal, the rather small yet sexy looking Joybee is a very stylish attempt at creating MP3 players for the style conscious music listening public. Apart from the 128MB of internal memory the player also boasts...