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Four Awards for BenQ in the PC User Product of the Year Awards 2009

Four Awards for BenQ in the PC User Product of the Year Awards 2009


BenQ’s E2420HD monitor took out two of the categories in the 2009 PC User Magazine Product of the Year Awards – ‘PC Peripheral of the Year’ as well as ‘best-value Multimedia LCD monitor’, while BenQ’s Joybook Lite U121 Eco was named best-value Netbook, and nScreen i91 named best-value Nettop.

The highest selling and most widely read technology title in Australia, PC User Magazine host the ‘Product of the Year Awards’ annually, publishing their choice of the year’s best products in a number of categories.

BenQ were a major award winner taking out the ‘PC Peripheral of the Year’ Award with the E2420HD monitor. Quoted in the February 2010 issue, PC User claimed the monitor was ‘perfect for hooking up high-definition games consoles or watching HD movies’.

The monitor was described as ‘highly versatile’ and also took the prize in the category of ‘best value multimedia LCD monitor’. Features listed by the magazine to validate their decision in naming the E2420HD the best currently available was the monitors vast array of inputs – 11 in total including two HDMI ports for HD video allowing hassle-free switching between devices, one D-Sub (VGA) port to support component devices such as Wii consoles, one DVI for digital video and four versatile USB ports. A headphone jack and additional ports for audio in and audio out make it easy to enjoy music from any source.

 “If you’re after a ‘do-all’ LCD, this is our pick” (PC User Magazine, Feb 2010)

Picking the BenQ Joybook Lite U121 Eco as the year’s best-value netbook, the magazine stated “U121 has the best usability of all the netbooks we tested this year”.

Similarly, the nScreen was described as a ‘PC in a monitor’ – a relatively new category of computer often referred to as ‘all-in-one’ PCs. The inclusion of an AMD Sempron processor in the BenQ i91 was noted as a distinct point of difference between it and competitive offerings – the magazine stating it was the increased speed this processor provided that set it ahead of the pack.

PC User Magazine averages 296,000 readers every issue and is a trusted source for industry professionals, technology enthusiasts and consumers alike.

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