On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including pcgameshardware.de, Les Numeriques.com, prad.de and sofahelden.com the average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 88 out of 100. Experts think this Benq flatpanel monitor is one of the better PC screens that were released more than a year ago.
The XR3501 is a popular choice of PC display according to Amazon sales data.
On average Benq medium monitors have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all PC screens manufactured by Benq.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on flatpanel monitors of this type and age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper PC display such as the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC display such as the Philips BDM3270QP[plb_2997136_price].
Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angle of the Benq XR3501 of 178 degrees is one of the widest amongst flatpanel monitors of this age and type. Across all the PC screens that were released one year ago the vertical viewing angles range from 10° to 180°.
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Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angle of the Benq XR3501 of 178 degrees is one of the widest amongst medium monitors that are a comparable age to the XR3501. PC screens that are a comparable age to the XR3501 have horizontal viewing angles of between 18° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
Two HDMI Ports
The Benq XR3501 is a two HDMI port PC monitor.
2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution
The Benq XR3501 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the XR3501 is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.
Has Three Cables Included
The Benq XR3501 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC screens of a comparable type and age to the XR3501. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)" and "HDMI" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.
Quite Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the Benq XR3501 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago. The average response time of LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the XR3501 is 5.7ms.
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Not Good in Terms of Size
One Benq XR3501 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Goldfries.com said “The monitor is really heavy and I”.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Benq XR3501 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as the XR3501 do have a built-in speaker.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Philips BDM3270QP[plb_2997136_price]; or the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price] are also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the XR3501, the Benq XR3501 does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The Benq XR3501 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the XR3501 are also not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Benq XR3501 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type also do not have an integrated card reader.
At 11.1 kilograms, the Benq XR3501 is very heavy compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. Comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released one year ago have weights of between 2.3g and 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg.
When compared to other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the XR3501 that we have checked, the width of the Benq XR3501 of 853 millimeters is one of the widest. Medium monitors that came out around the same time as the XR3501 have widths of between 340mm and 960mm.
If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to look at the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price] (640mm) which is also cheaper.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Benq released the XR3501.
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