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Good Picture Quality
Several Benq BL3200 owners who reviewed the Benq BL3200 agreed that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Benq BL3200 review on Amazon “A Philips 27 inch monitor because it just made me feel ill! This monitor is fine and the colours are much better than on the Philips I bought too” and rated it 99 out of 100. Amazon Customer also said “Monitor response seems amazing, colours are really good”. Chris Little mentioned in his review of the Benq BL3200 on Amazon “Brilliant colours and picture”.
A number of Benq BL3200 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it had a flickering image. D. Fergusson wrote on Amazon “Issues I had where some flickering in certain applications” in their review of this PC monitors. Handygrandad wrote “BenQ recently began a marketing campaign for it's new range of "flicker free" monitors which includes the BL2410PT”. Handygrandad also mentioned “The problem is that, at the time of writing (March 2014), there are two versions of the BL2410PT available, one is flicker free”.
Eleven Benq BL3200 owners reckoned that it had good picture quality. David C. wrote on Amazon “It is meant to be used by graphics / 3D CAD workers so the reproduction beats the TN panels for sure” in his review of this PC monitors. David C. also mentioned “* The size is great, 32" fills your vision and then some, you have to turn your head to see the different corners of the screen”. David Gee mentioned “Worth it for superb picture quality”.
One Benq BL3200 reviewer who bought it considered that it had a wide viewing angle. One Benq BL3200 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Benq BL3200 had image ghosting. Richard gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned two years ago “Games look superb with no ghosting”.
One person who purchased it thought it had clear images. E B wrote in their review of the Benq BL3200 two years ago “It has good colour and clarity so also good for photographs”.
Good Product Quality
Twenty-eight Benq BL3200 owners who purchased the product mentioned that it was good quality. This month C. Brodie mentioned in their review of this PC monitors “No need to worry, after the easy setup of the well built components I fired it up and was very impressed with the quality”. Carlos Policarpo Jr rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Benq BL3200 in August last year “Very well made product”. Last year D. Fergusson wrote “For the money you would expect a good quality of after sales care”.
Some people agreed that this PC monitors was well made. C. Brodie wrote a few weeks ago “No need to worry, after the easy setup of the well built components I fired it up” in their Benq BL3200 review. C. Brodie also said “Everything is well built and finished and I applaud Benq for including all the cables you'd ever need in the box”. Carlos Policarpo Jr wrote “Very well made product”.
Several customers who bought this PC monitors agreed that it was strong and durable. Haseeb said “Cable management hole on the stand makes thing easy to tidy, monitor is sturdy, rotates 90 degrees to pivot”. Jdr said on Amazon two years ago “The base is very sturdy and is adjustable for height, rotation” in their Benq BL3200 review. In August last year Jonnyfez said “It was very well packaged with a very sturdy, quality stand which is massively adjustable” in their Benq BL3200 review.
Easy to Use
A few customers who reviewed this PC monitors said that it was easy to use. Last year E. Davis wrote in their review on Amazon “I can easily live with this as the screen is so pleasant to use otherwise”. Haseeb said on Amazon “Easy to use monitor menu with an array of options”. Mr Gary Stronach said “The stand twist for orientation is a good idea and the easy to use buttons on the monitor work well” in his review of this PC monitors.
Several Benq BL3200 reviewers concluded that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Dimart65 mentioned in their review on Amazon “Landscape mode with variable screen intensities allowing reading at a much more comfortable light level for documents etc”. Renovatio scored it 99 out of 100 and mentioned last year “With 32" feels a lot more comfortable use.***Top Tip for MacBook Pro Users***This screen comes with a lot of cables.”. Rev John wrote “Contrast set low, even on the lowest settings this monitor is too bright for me to use comfortable for long” in their review.
A number of customers who purchased it agreed that it was easy to assemble. Mosta67 mentioned “The monitor stand is solid, easy to assemble (twist and lock)”. Nd wrote in their Benq BL3200 review on Amazon “I'm not 100% sure on this, is it an issue with the actual panel? It's shame because I thought it looked really good with regards to build quality”.
Several Benq BL3200 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Geoffrey Foale said on Amazon two years ago “The default settings may be fine for people who want to play games with high brightness”. N. J. Holms mentioned “To my eyes quite true to life on the "STANDARD" (Colour temperature) setting, there are 7 settings and a user defined one if you want to play with it” in their Benq BL3200 review.
One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good experience. Two years ago Vimes mentioned “Whether I got lucky or not I can only be more than happy with my experience” in their review. One customer reckoned that it had a touch sensitive screen. Ben Michie and he wrote “The touch-sensitive buttons are nice too”.
Some Benq BL3200 reviewers concluded that it was good value for money. Aaron wrote on Amazon in August last year “For the price its a great monitor”. Carlos Policarpo Jr wrote “And the price is good”. Cy gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their Benq BL3200 review two years ago “Decent monitor at the price”.
Several Benq BL3200 reviewers who purchased this PC monitors agreed that it was a bargain for the price. C. Brodie said on Amazon this year “Thinking it was a bargain.”. David C. mentioned “* It's quite cheap” in his review of the Benq BL3200. Geoffrey Foale said on Amazon “I had a cheap monitor on my internet computer” however despite that gave the product a rating of 3 stars.
A number of Benq BL3200 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “Gorgeous bright display”. Haseeb wrote on Amazon “QHD is beautiful and very manageable with the right set up” in their review. Last year John Williams said in his review on Amazon “They are surpringly good, I live alone, with a dog, so it's pretty quiet here.” and scored it 5 stars.
Some customers who bought it wrote that it was neat. Handygrandad mentioned in their Benq BL3200 review “There is a neat bit of software provided that allows you to adjust all the settings using your mouse (or touchpad”. Haseeb wrote “Cable management hole on the stand makes thing easy to tidy, monitor is sturdy, rotates 90 degrees to pivot” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Vimes said in their review of this PC monitors “I like the design feature of it which allows the cables to be passed through its centre hole to retain them together neatly”.
Three customers who bought it agreed that it was a good design. Two years ago Richard mentioned in his review on Amazon “With the ability to swivel the monitor into portrait mode it makes a great monitor for design work and there is plenty of adjustment for height”. Also two years ago expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote “We're pleased to report that its huge size is complemented by sensible design in other departments” in their review of this PC monitors. Trustedreviews.com also wrote “If you need its ports and impressive exterior design”.
One person who reviewed the Benq BL3200 mentioned that it was smooth.
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A few customers agreed that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Eiffel wrote “For better support such as HDMI 2.0” in their review of this PC monitors. Jfry wrote in their review on Amazon “The only bad points are fussy inputs - the HDMI and DP input sensitivity is poor - I was getting artifacts on screen when using a HDMI switch”. Mosta67 wrote in their review of this PC monitors two years ago “Dual link DVI (GTX 770) work at full resolution and HDMI (Hudl 2) at 1080p”.
Some Benq BL3200 owners who bought it reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Dionysuss wrote on Amazon “It also has a micro USB port for its remote controller which sits in a hole in the base” in their review of the Benq BL3200 and rated the product 5 stars. Haseeb scored it 99 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Vivid colours, easy to use monitor menu with an array of options, very large, acts as an excellent hub, with numerous USB ports”. Vimes mentioned on Amazon “The USB ports seem to function fine” in their review of this PC monitors.
Several customers who bought this PC monitors considered that it was able to connect to the internet. Geoffrey Foale mentioned in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “I had a cheap monitor on my internet computer and a 19 ins Iiyama monitor on my main photo editing” but gave the product a rating of 3 stars.
One customer who bought this PC monitors reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Rick York wrote in his review “I'm overall very happy with its connectivity and general appearance”.
One Benq BL3200 reviewer concluded that it had email functionality. In August last year D. Fergusson mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Glad I sent email to BenQ support as gave some insight in to their lack of after sales care”.
A few Benq BL3200 reviewers concluded that the Benq BL3200 was a good height. Lamixer mentioned on Amazon “Has a range of height adjustment” in their review of this PC monitors. Richard gave the Benq BL3200 a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “There is plenty of adjustment for height and monitor angle”. Steph wrote in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Stand is solid with all the adjustments you're likely to need (height, turn, tilt” and scored it 99 out of 100.
Three Benq BL3200 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was thin. Neosage mentioned on Amazon this month “Nice slim bezel around the edge”. Whippy wrote “Nice thin bezels” in their review and gave it a score of 99 out of 100.
One customer said in their reviews that this PC monitors was a good body shape. Seaside mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Really good mount, quality of body and image - I use it as an 'office' second screen whilst photo post processing on my other screen - well worth buying” and rated the product 99 out of 100.
One customer reckoned that it was good physically. Antthegolfer scored the product 5 stars and mentioned “Great range of adjustments - both logical and physical - mean it can be customised to suit each user”. One Benq BL3200 owner who reviewed this PC monitors reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Dionysuss wrote in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Not too heavy”.
Expert Reviews Are Excellent
Based on seven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com this Benq PC screen has an average expert rating of 91%. If all the medium monitors that have been available for more than two years are ranked by average expert review score then this flatpanel monitor is in the top 4%.
Seven Industry Awards
This PC display is one of the most highly awarded of all the PC displays that have been around for more than two years.
Three expert review sites all liked this flatpanel monitor. The editor of Expert Reviews said that this PC display was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award and the expert at F1cd.ru conluded that they would recommend it and gave it a "Recommended" award. This medium monitor also received a "Silver Award" from Hardware.info.
This PC display received a "Gold" from Xtremehardware.com who wrote that this flatpanel monitor was exceptional.
On average Benq medium monitors have excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all PC monitors produced by Benq.
Good Technical Features
A few Benq BL3200 owners who reviewed this PC monitors reckoned that it had good features. David C. said “* It has some nice extra features, such as vertical”. R3d Bu11 said in their review of the Benq BL3200 in August last year “Great picture, colour and features” and rated the product 4 stars. Steph mentioned “Have more useful features” in their review of the Benq BL3200.
Acceptable Noise Level
Several Benq BL3200 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was quiet. J E Walford mentioned in their review on Amazon “The speakers are very quiet”. John Williams said on Amazon “They are surpringly good, I live alone, with a dog, so it's pretty quiet here.” in his Benq BL3200 review.
Good Owner Reviews
Based on 223 owner reviews the average owner rating of this LCD screen is 87 out of 100.
20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This flatpanel monitor has a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors that have a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VP2770 (£383.98), or the Philips 298P4 (£467.45).
If the contrast ratio of this medium monitor is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the AOC Q2770 (£320.11) (80000000:1 and higher rated); or the Q2963PM (£299.99) (50000000:1 and cheaper), or the u3477 (£499.98) (80000000:1 and cheaper) both from AOC.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Benq BL3200 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the BL3200.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available including a cheaper PC monitor such as the iiyama XB2779QS (£379.99) or you might consider a higher rated PC monitor such as the Asus PB278Q (£378.30), or the Philips 298P4 (£467.45).
Very Many Display Colour Count
The display colour count of the Benq BL3200 of 1,070 million is one of the most amongst LCD screens of this spec and age. PC displays of this type and age have display colour counts of between 0.21M and 1,100M.
Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment
At 150 millimeters, the Benq BL3200 has a fairly high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for more than two years. Across all the PC screens of this type and age the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 1,300mm.
Very Big Viewable Width
When compared to other PC monitors of this age and spec that we have assessed the viewable width of, the Benq BL3200's viewable width of 708.4 millimeters is one of the biggest. LCD screens of this type and age have viewable widths of between 1mm and 890mm.
Fairly High RMS Rated Audio Power
With an RMS rated audio power of 10 Watts, the Benq BL3200 has one of the higher RMS rated audio powers amongst PC screens of this age. Across all the PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the BL3200 the RMS rated audio powers range from 0.5W to 49W.
Quite Big Viewable Height
The Benq BL3200 has one of the bigger viewable heights (398.5 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. PC screens that came out around the same time as the BL3200 have viewable heights of between 28mm and 630mm.
3000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The Benq BL3200 has a maximum typical contrast ratio of 3000:1. That's over three times the typical contrast ratio of the most common typical contrast ratio of 1000:1. Across all PC screens of this age and type the best typical contrast ratio is 5000:1 and the worst is 600:1.
Quite Fast Response Time
At only 4 milliseconds, the Benq BL3200 has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age. Across all the PC displays of this type and age the response times range from 1ms to 69ms.
10 Reasons Against
Poor Battery Life
One Benq BL3200 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Benq BL3200 was not quick to charge. Two years ago Mosta67 wrote “Doesn't seem to charge anything needing more current than the USB standard (Hudl, some cameras, etc” but despite that still rated the product 5 stars.
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the BL3200 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Benq BL3200 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Price Increase of £57.30
The price of the BL3200 has increased by £57.30 in the last 5 days.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other LCD screens of this age and type, the Benq BL3200 is not 3D compatible.
The Benq BL3200 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC monitors with a built-in camera and we think the Philips 272P4 (£400.59) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Benq BL3200 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the BL3200 also do not have an integrated card reader.
There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to consider including the DELL U2713H (£399.00).
Pricey Compared to Other LCD Screens of a Similar Age and Type
We think this PC screen looks expensive for a PC screen of a similar age and type. The price range of LCD screens of a similar age and type is from £41 to £8,760.
High Running Costs
The average running cost of the BL3200 is £159 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the less economic to run similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The Benq BL3200 is a two USB 3.0 port PC screen.
The weights of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the BL3200 range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 5.1kg. The Benq BL3200 is very heavy (13 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the BL3200.
2 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL3200
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Benq released the BL3200.
LCD Display Type
The Benq BL3200 has an LCD display type which is better than most medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it. Most flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago have an LED display type.
There are a number of alternative PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to consider including the Eizo ColorEdge CS230 (£426.99) which has a better Rating; or the Asus VG236 (£349.99), or the Philips 272P4 (£400.59) which is cheaper.
If you would prefer a flatpanel monitor with a better display type then you might also want to look at the S32D850T (£369.98) (LED), or the U28D590D (£389.99) (LED) both from Samsung which is also cheaper.
Mike S would recommend the BenQ BL3200PT (Verified Purchase)
Very pleased with this monitor. No Stuck or dead pixels, Lots of screen real-estate, decent enough refresh rate and good pixel density for the size. Colors are vibrant, great contrast with truly... Read more…
I have owned this monitor for 6 weeks now. It is a dream for a software developer like myself. I use it in conjunction with two 24" 1920x1200 monitors (ASUS PA248Q). The dot pitch between the... Read more…
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