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21 Reasons For
Seven Industry Awards
Amongst medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago, this LCD screen is one of the most awarded.
The writers at three expert review sites thought that this flatpanel monitor was good. The editor of Expert Reviews thought that this medium monitor was good and gave it a "Best Buy" award and it received a F1cd.ru"Recommended" award. This PC screen also received a Hardware.info"Silver Award".
The editor of one additional expert review site concluded that this flatpanel monitor was exceptional and gave it one of their highest awards. This Benq flatpanel monitor received a "Gold" award from Xtremehardware.com.
This medium monitor has an average expert rating of 91% based on seven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com. The PC display expert review sites think this PC screen is one of the very best flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age.
User Reviews Are Good
On average, based on 74 user reviews the average user rating of this Benq PC screen is 87 out of 100.
Some Benq BL3200 owners concluded that this PC monitor was thin. Last year Neosage said in their Benq BL3200 review on Amazon “Nice slim bezel around the edge”. Whippy wrote on Amazon “Nice thin bezels” and gave it a score of 5 stars.
Two people reckoned that this PC monitor was a good height. Two years ago Steph gave this PC monitor a very good review and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Stand is solid with all the adjustments you're likely to need (height, turn, tilt”. Expertreviews.co.uk gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor on Expert Reviews three years ago “There's a generous amount of height adjustment”.
One customer who purchased it mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Dionysuss mentioned in their review “Not too heavy” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars. One customer who bought it concluded that it was good physically. Golferman mentioned “Great range of adjustments - both logical and physical - mean it can be customised to suit each user”.
Good Product Quality
A few customers who bought it thought it was good quality. D. Fergusson said in their review of the Benq BL3200 “For the money you would expect a good quality of after sales care”. Dionysuss wrote “First appearance - initial impression right out of the box was that this screen had the Rolls Royce quality 'Wow Factor” in their review of this PC monitor and scored it very highly. John Williams wrote “The monitor has a quality look base” in his review of this PC monitor.
Easy to Use
A number of Benq BL3200 owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. E. Davis mentioned on Amazon “I can easily live with this as the screen is so pleasant to use otherwise”. Steph wrote on Amazon two years ago “2 x USB2 in the back both sets have been handy for drives, lights”. Zaroff said in their review of this PC monitor in the same month “In most practical uses is not that much of a hindrance” .
Three customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was comfortable and easy to hold. Renovatio said in their review on Amazon “With 32" feels a lot more comfortable use”. Three years ago Whippy scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “What ever happened to brightness dials? No need to press several buttons, just turn a dial till things are comfy”. In the same month Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Digital Versus “Resolution make it comfortable to use from a respectable distance (50 cm) so there's no need to sit right up close to the sc” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.
A number of customers said that it was easy to assemble. Mosta67 said in their Benq BL3200 review “The monitor stand is solid, easy to assemble (twist and lock)”. Nd mentioned “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”.
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Several customers mentioned that the product was good looking. Two years ago Haseeb rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon “QHD is beautiful and very manageable with the right set up” in their review of the Benq BL3200. Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Benq BL3200 was neat. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “The BenQ impresses with a versatile design, neat controller and solid image quality.” .
Some customers reckoned that this PC monitor was a good design. Trustedreviews.com wrote on Trusted Reviews “We're pleased to report that its huge size is complemented by sensible design in other departments”. Trustedreviews.com also mentioned “If you need its ports and impressive exterior design”.
One customer concluded that it was smooth.
Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. C. Brodie mentioned on Amazon “No need to worry, after the easy setup of the well built components I fired it up”. 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”. Two years ago Carlos Policarpo Jr mentioned on Amazon “Very well made product” in his review of this PC monitor and gave it a very good review.
Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Benq BL3200 was strong and durable. Haseeb gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Cable management hole on the stand makes thing easy to tidy, monitor is sturdy, rotates 90 degrees to pivot”. Jonnyfez wrote “It was very well packaged with a very sturdy, quality stand which is massively adjustable”.
A number of people said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Aaron wrote “For the price its a great monitor” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Carlos Policarpo Jr said two years ago “And the price is good” and rated the Benq BL3200 as very good. David Baldwin wrote “Great value” in his review of the Benq BL3200.
Three Benq BL3200 reviewers said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. C. Brodie wrote in their Benq BL3200 review on Amazon “Thinking it was a bargain.”. David C. wrote on Amazon “* It's quite cheap” and scored it 5 stars.
Some Benq BL3200 owners agreed that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Eiffel gave the product an excellent review score and said three years ago “For better support such as HDMI 2.0” in their review of this PC monitor. Jfry wrote 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” in their review of the Benq BL3200. Mosta67 wrote in their Benq BL3200 review on Amazon “Dual link DVI (GTX 770) work at full resolution and HDMI (Hudl 2) at 1080p” and gave the Benq BL3200 an excellent rating.
A few customers who reviewed the product considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Dionysuss mentioned 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 scored it 5 stars. Haseeb mentioned in their review of the Benq BL3200 “Vivid colours, easy to use monitor menu with an array of options, very large, acts as an excellent hub, with numerous USB ports”.
One customer mentioned that it had email functionality. D. Fergusson mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Glad I sent email to BenQ support as gave some insight in to their lack of after sales care”.
Good Picture Quality
A number of Benq BL3200 reviewers concluded that it had good colour saturation. Two years ago Chris Little gave the Benq BL3200 a very good rating and he mentioned “Brilliant colours and picture” in his review of the Benq BL3200. Kyle Morley mentioned three years ago “For me, certain bright colours with a constant speed (e.g on scrolling) with additional content” in his review of the Benq BL3200. Neosage mentioned on Amazon “The colours are bright and vivid”.
Some customers who purchased it thought it had good picture quality. David C. mentioned in his review on Amazon “It is meant to be used by graphics / 3D CAD workers so the reproduction beats the TN panels for sure”. 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”. Three years ago Mosta67 said “When the DVI input refused to work properly with more modern graphics cards and laptops” and rated the product 5 stars.
Some Benq BL3200 reviewers who bought it considered that it had a flickering image. D. Fergusson wrote “Issues I had where some flickering in certain applications”. Nd wrote in their review of the Benq BL3200 on Amazon “A previous one then you will see there are issues with flicker when using Google Earth (K2 area), Arma 3, Battlefield 3, Origin”. Zaroff said on Amazon “Much worse, though, is the flickering phenomenon appearing in certain situations with this monitor” in their Benq BL3200 review but they gave the Benq BL3200 a rating of 20 out of 100.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a sharp image. Jonnyfez mentioned “The picture is excellent in comparison to the much bigger 4K TVs you see running demos I think it's pretty much as good on sharpness and clarity” in their review and rated it as excellent.
Benq Has Excellent LCD Screen Reviews
Benq is one of the top rated LCD screen brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Benq also has excellent ratings for its medium monitors.
Good Technical Features
Some Benq BL3200 reviewers said in their reviews that the Benq BL3200 had good features. David C. said on Amazon two years ago “* It has some nice extra features, such as vertical” in his review of this PC monitor. Steph gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor also two years ago “Have more useful features”. Whippy mentioned in their review of the Benq BL3200 “Features that seem really sensible”.
Acceptable Noise Level
One Benq BL3200 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was quiet. John Williams said in his Benq BL3200 review on Amazon two years ago “They are surpringly good, I live alone, with a dog, so it's pretty quiet here.”.
Price Has Dropped by £72.48
The BL3200 has dropped in price by £72.48 in the last week.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
Unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years which do not have a built-in speaker(s), the Benq BL3200 has a built-in speaker(s).
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including cheaper flatpanel monitors such as the Asus PB298[plb_1731108_price], or the LG 29UB65[plb_2148069_price].
Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at include the Samsung S27D590[plb_2243830_price].
Very Big Viewable Size, Horizontal
PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the BL3200 have viewable size, horizontals of between 1mm and 820mm. With a viewable size, horizontal of 708.4 millimeters, the Benq BL3200 has one of the biggest viewable size, horizontals amongst LCD screens of this age.
Quite High Height Adjustment
The height adjustments of medium monitors that came out more than two years ago range from 13mm to 1,200mm, and the average height adjustment is 130mm. With a height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the Benq BL3200 has one of the higher height adjustments amongst medium monitors of this age.
Fairly Big Viewable Size, Vertical
Across all the PC displays of a similar spec and age to the BL3200 the viewable size, verticals range from 100mm to 630mm. The Benq BL3200 has a fairly big viewable size, vertical (398.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the BL3200.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
At 10 Watts, the Benq BL3200 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. The RMS rated powers of flatpanel monitors of this age and type range from 0.5W to 49W.
Quite Fast Response Time
At only 4 milliseconds, the Benq BL3200 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the BL3200. The response times of comparable spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the BL3200 range from 1ms to 69ms.
7 Reasons Against
Poor Battery Life
One customer concluded that this PC monitor was not quick to charge. Mosta67 wrote on Amazon “Doesn't seem to charge anything needing more current than the USB standard (Hudl, some cameras, etc” in their Benq BL3200 review but they still gave the product a score of 5 stars.
Most PC screens that are a comparable age to the BL3200 are not 3D. The Benq BL3200 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.
PC monitors which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most PC screens of this type and age do not have a built-in camera. The Benq BL3200 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The Benq BL3200 does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the BL3200 also do not have a card reader integrated.
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Medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago range in price from £43 to £9,999. We think that this PC screen looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.
High Running Costs
The BL3200 has an average 8 year running cost of £252 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 4% of all 1,019 PC screens of this age and spec.
Across all the similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 3g to 39kg. When compared to other LCD screens of this age and type that we have checked, the weight of the Benq BL3200 of 13 kilograms is one of the heaviest.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Benq released the BL3200.
The Benq BL3200 has an LCD display which is better than most PC displays of this age and spec. Most PC screens of a comparable spec and age to it have an LED display.
There are a number of alternative PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL U2410[plb_1448035_price].
If the display type of this medium monitor is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL U2713H[plb_1518815_price] (LED and cheaper); or the DELL U2515H[plb_2680650_price] (LED and higher rated).
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…
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