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Benq BL3201

£659.99
Benq BL3201
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techteamgb.co.uk Worth Money goldfries.com Recommended Hardware uk.hardware.info Excellent Digital Versus 5 Star
A multi award winning and fully featured 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution PC screen, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 13 further awards from other expert sites
32" 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20000000:1 No Nov 2014
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Benq BL3201 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have scored the Benq BL3201 as follows:
93
Reviews
340 Reviews + 15 Awards
51
Value for Money
Average
93
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
55
Running Costs
£210 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%, based on 340 reviews. This PC monitor has received 15 awards including a "Value for Money" award from Uk.hardware.info plus two other sites and a "Recommended" award from Cnews.cz plus two other sites. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC screens with better features are available. However this Benq PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC displays 2018.
The BL3201 has running costs of £210 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 4% of all 3,255 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving LCD screens.
Customers report good picture quality, excellent product quality and design. However they also report that it is not an acceptable size.
It has some great features:
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Bigger than average display diagonal
Faster than average response time
Has a built-in speaker(s)

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £395 on Amazon UK 21 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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Benq BL3201 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

15 Industry Awards

Experts rave about this PC display and have given it 15 awards.

This PC monitor was given a "Value for Money" award by review sites Uk.hardware.info, Hardware.info and Techteamgb.co.uk all of whom thought that this PC screen provided a good bang for your buck.

Websites Cnews.cz, Goldfries.com and Ddworld.cz all concluded that they would recommend this PC display and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This LCD screen was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both review sites Pcgamers.net.au and Tweak.dk, both of which thought that this flatpanel monitor was phenomenally good.

Two other expert review sites thought that this PC display was very good. This LCD screen received a "Best Buy" award from website 3dnews.ru who thought it was would make a great purchase and the editor of review website Hardwareheaven.com said that it was excellent and gave it a "Gold Award".

The authors at three more expert review sites all said that this PC screen was very good. Altomdata.dk gave this LCD screen a "Best Product" award, it received a "Worth Buying" award from Kitguru.net and Digital Versus gave it a "5 Star" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 15 expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, hwt.dk, dinside.no/data and lite-magazin.de the average expert rating of this PC screen is 83%.

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Good Owner Reviews

BL3201 owners on average rated this LCD screen 85 out of 100. Over 80% of reviewers gave this LCD screen either 4 or 5 stars.

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Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Displays

We checked 22,424 expert and owner reviews (including 1,896 verified purchases) for Benq PC screens and found that on average Benq has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Benq PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Not an Acceptable Size

Two owners said in their reviews that the Benq BL3201 was heavy and bulky.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

13 people wrote in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation, 10 owners who purchased it considered that it had good picture quality and two customers said in their reviews that this PC monitor had a flickering image. two people agreed that this PC monitor had clear images.

  • * 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…
  • In terms of image quality, this has no real competition…
    John Williams (Amazon) - December 2015
  • On paper everything looks good - perfect size, perfect resolution for that size, great stand, etc - in practice, however, as good as the picture quality is…
    Zaroff (Amazon) - January 2015
  • Much worse, though, is the flickering phenomenon appearing in certain situations with this monitor…
    Zaroff (Amazon) - January 2015
  • Delay as for flashing the new firmware (which apparently does correct the flicker, if not the banding)…
    Zaroff (Amazon) - January 2015
  • The picture quality is superb…
  • Brilliant colours and picture…
  • Colours are generally perfectly fine for all…
    Whippy (Amazon) - December 2014
  • The screen colours are bright without glare…
    WM (Amazon) - December 2016
  • Colours are superb…
    Uma1r (Amazon) - July 2015

Users Report Great Product Quality

28 customers said in their reviews that this PC monitor was good quality.

Customers Report Nice Design

Nine customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good looking, two people wrote in their reviews that it was neat and two people who reviewed this PC monitor said that it was well designed. two customers concluded that it was smooth.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Three people who bought it considered that it had good features.

  • * It has some nice extra features, such as vertical…
  • Some of the extra features are of limited value in practice…
    Eiffel (Amazon) - October 2014
  • Features that seem really sensible…
    Whippy (Amazon) - December 2014
  • Frankly these monitors perform as well in my eyes and have more useful features…
    Steph (Amazon) - June 2015

Customers Report That it is Robust

17 people agreed that it was well made and five owners who purchased it reckoned that it was strong and durable.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Eight people wrote that it was easy to use, six owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus and three people who reviewed the product agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

  • The calibration makes virtually no difference to the output so the standard settings are damn good out of the box…
    Matt J (Amazon) - September 2015
  • With 32" feels a lot more comfortable use…
  • To tweak the monitor settings is easy as the menus are so easy to select, you just touch the bottom right of the monitor…
  • In most practical uses is not that much of a hindrance…
    Zaroff (Amazon) - January 2015
  • Better quality control is needed…
  • It has increased the ease of use for me incredibly…
  • NO FLICKERING + The monitor was very easy to put together, instructions was on offer.
    Tibs (Amazon) - November 2016
  • What ever happened to brightness dials? No need to press several buttons, just turn a dial till things are comfy…
    Whippy (Amazon) - December 2014
  • What a great screen - easy to put together and setup…
    WM (Amazon) - December 2016
  • Easy to use monitor menu with an array of options…

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

26 owners agreed that it was good value for money.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

Expert review sites Uk.hardware.info, Hardware.info and Techteamgb.co.uk highlighted in their review that this PC display was good value for money.

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at [price] it is more expensive than 92% of PC monitors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Benq BL3201 and the United Kingdom price of £659.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $999.99 (£1,377.79).

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Running Costs

High Running Costs

The BL3201 is one of the less economic to run flatpanel monitors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the BL3201 will cost £210 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the BL3201 in November 2014.

Features

3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the Benq BL3201 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In addition, this LCD screen has a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The worst resolution of all PC displays is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2880 pixels.

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Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all PC displays is 25", with the smallest being 3.5" and the biggest being 95". The display diagonal of the Benq BL3201 of 32" is bigger than average when compared to most other PC displays. It is bigger than 93% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature.

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Faster Than Average Response Time

The average response time of all flatpanel monitors is 5.5ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms. The Benq BL3201's response time of only 4ms is faster than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the fastest 17% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq BL3201 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The Benq BL3201's vertical viewing angle of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other PC screens. It is in the widest 28% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. The vertical viewing angles of LCD screens range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

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Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of flatpanel monitors range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The Benq BL3201's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is wider than 81% of all PC monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Benq BL3201's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is fairly average compared to most other PC displays. It is in the highest 67% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Audio Output

The Benq BL3201 has an audio output, unlike 87% of flatpanel monitors which do not have an audio output.

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Has a Headphone Out

The Benq BL3201 has a headphone out, unlike 89% of flatpanel monitors which do not have a headphone out.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most flatpanel monitors have between one and five HDMI ports, including the Benq BL3201 which has two HDMI ports.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq BL3201 has a card reader integrated, which is unusual. 99% of PC displays do not have a card reader integrated.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq 3840x2160, benq bl3201ph, benq 4k2k

Barcodes:

00840046031039, 00840046031527, 04718755052750, 05054629181898

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