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Seven Industry Awards
Amongst comparable spec PC screens that were launched more than two years ago, this flatpanel monitor is one of the most awarded by experts in PC monitors.
Three expert review sites thought that this PC display was good. This LCD screen received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews who thought it was was a sensible purchase and the reviewer at F1cd.ru conluded that they would recommend it and gave it a "Recommended" award. Also, the editor of Hardware.info said that this PC screen was great and gave it a "Silver Award".
This flatpanel monitor was given a "Gold" award by Xtremehardware.com who said that this medium monitor was terrific.
The average expert rating of this PC display is 91 out of 100 based on seven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com. This means that experts think this Benq PC monitor is one of the very best similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.
Good Owner Reviews
Based on 223 owner reviews the average owner rating of this medium monitor is 87%.
Several people who reviewed the Benq BL3200 concluded that it was a good height. Two years ago Lamixer wrote on Amazon “Has a range of height adjustment” in their Benq BL3200 review. Also two years ago Richard mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “There is plenty of adjustment for height and monitor angle”. Steph gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Stand is solid with all the adjustments you're likely to need (height, turn, tilt”.
A number of Benq BL3200 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was thin. Neosage mentioned a few weeks ago “Nice slim bezel around the edge” in their review of this PC monitor. Two years ago Whippy wrote in their Benq BL3200 review “Nice thin bezels”.
One customer who reviewed it said that it was a good body shape. Seaside said “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” in their review of the Benq BL3200.
One Benq BL3200 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was good physically. Two years ago Antthegolfer wrote on Amazon “Great range of adjustments - both logical and physical - mean it can be customised to suit each user” in their review of this PC monitor and rated it 5 stars.
One Benq BL3200 reviewer who reviewed the Benq BL3200 said that it was heavy and bulky. Dionysuss mentioned on Amazon “Not too heavy” in their Benq BL3200 review and gave the product an excellent review score.
Easy to Use
Some Benq BL3200 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. E. Davis gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “I can easily live with this as the screen is so pleasant to use otherwise” in their review of the Benq BL3200. Mr Gary Stronach wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “The stand twist for orientation is a good idea and the easy to use buttons on the monitor work well” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. N. J. Holms said on Amazon “Useful "ECO" feature which detects user in front of monitor, if not blanks in 40 seconds; while not really a security feature could be handy if distracted away” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.
A number of Benq BL3200 reviewers thought this PC monitor was comfortable and easy to hold. Dimart65 mentioned “Landscape mode with variable screen intensities allowing reading at a much more comfortable light level for documents etc”. Renovatio wrote “With 32" feels a lot more comfortable use.***Top Tip for MacBook Pro Users***This screen comes with a lot of cables.” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Rev John said “Contrast set low, even on the lowest settings this monitor is too bright for me to use comfortable for long”.
Two Benq BL3200 reviewers who bought this PC monitor wrote that it was easy to assemble. Two years ago Mosta67 gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The monitor stand is solid, easy to assemble (twist and lock)”. In the same month Nd wrote in their review of this PC monitor 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”.
A few people who reviewed the Benq BL3200 wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Geoffrey Foale said in his Benq BL3200 review “The default settings may be fine for people who want to play games with high brightness”. N. J. Holms said “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”.
One Benq BL3200 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good experience. Vimes said on Amazon two years ago “Whether I got lucky or not I can only be more than happy with my experience” in their review of this PC monitor. One person who bought it thought it had a touch sensitive screen. Ben Michie said on Amazon “The touch-sensitive buttons are nice too” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.
Twenty-two Benq BL3200 reviewers mentioned that it was well made. A few weeks ago C. Brodie said in their review “Everything is well built and finished and I applaud Benq for including all the cables you'd ever need in the box”. Eiffel rated it as excellent and mentioned “Very solid product overall, while waiting for 4K displays to drop down in price” in their Benq BL3200 review. Eye Book said on Amazon “The stand is solid, stable and easy to adjust”.
Three Benq BL3200 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was strong and durable. Jdr wrote in their review of the Benq BL3200 “The base is very sturdy and is adjustable for height, rotation” . Jonnyfez scored it 5 stars and mentioned “It was very well packaged with a very sturdy, quality stand which is massively adjustable” in their review.
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A number of Benq BL3200 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Eiffel said on Amazon “For better support such as HDMI 2.0”. Jfry wrote in their review of the Benq BL3200 “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 on Amazon “Dual link DVI (GTX 770) work at full resolution and HDMI (Hudl 2) at 1080p” in their review of this PC monitor.
Three customers wrote in their reviews that the product 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 and gave the Benq BL3200 an excellent rating. Haseeb said 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” . Vimes said “The USB ports seem to function fine”.
Some customers who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. One Benq BL3200 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago Rick York said “I'm overall very happy with its connectivity and general appearance” however he only scored it 3 stars.
One Benq BL3200 owner mentioned that this PC monitor had email functionality. D. Fergusson mentioned in their review “Glad I sent email to BenQ support as gave some insight in to their lack of after sales care” .
Five Benq BL3200 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned two years ago “Gorgeous bright display”. Haseeb gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “QHD is beautiful and very manageable with the right set up”. John Williams mentioned on Amazon “They are surpringly good, I live alone, with a dog, so it's pretty quiet here.” and gave the Benq BL3200 an excellent review.
Several Benq BL3200 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was neat. Handygrandad wrote in their review of the Benq BL3200 “There is a neat bit of software provided that allows you to adjust all the settings using your mouse (or touchpad” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Haseeb mentioned on Amazon last year “Cable management hole on the stand makes thing easy to tidy, monitor is sturdy, rotates 90 degrees to pivot” and rated it 5 stars. Vimes mentioned on Amazon “I like the design feature of it which allows the cables to be passed through its centre hole to retain them together neatly”.
Some Benq BL3200 reviewers who bought the Benq BL3200 mentioned that it was a good design. Richard wrote 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” in his review of the Benq BL3200. Trustedreviews.com scored it 4 stars and said on Trusted Reviews two years ago “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 person said in their reviews that the Benq BL3200 was smooth.
Good Product Quality
Twenty-eight people who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was good quality. In October C. Brodie said in their review “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 said on Amazon “Very well made product” in his Benq BL3200 review. D. Fergusson wrote on Amazon “For the money you would expect a good quality of after sales care”.
Good Picture Quality
Some Benq BL3200 reviewers considered that the Benq BL3200 had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer wrote “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” in their Benq BL3200 review and scored the product very highly. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Monitor response seems amazing, colours are really good”. Chris Little wrote “Brilliant colours and picture” in his review of this PC monitor.
Some Benq BL3200 owners who purchased this PC monitor said that it had a flickering image. D. Fergusson mentioned on Amazon “Issues I had where some flickering in certain applications” nonetheless they scored the product 1 stars. Two years ago Handygrandad wrote in their review of the Benq BL3200 on Amazon “BenQ recently began a marketing campaign for it's new range of "flicker free" monitors which includes the BL2410PT” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 80 out of 100. Handygrandad also said “The problem is that, at the time of writing (March 2014), there are two versions of the BL2410PT available, one is flicker free”.
Some people considered that it had good picture quality. In October last year David C. scored the Benq BL3200 5 stars and he said in his review of this PC monitor “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”. David Gee mentioned on Amazon “Worth it for superb picture quality” and rated it 5 stars.
One Benq BL3200 owner who bought it concluded that it had a wide viewing angle. One customer wrote that this PC monitor had image ghosting. Two years ago Richard said in his Benq BL3200 review on Amazon “Games look superb with no ghosting”.
One person wrote that it had clear images. E B mentioned on Amazon two years ago “It has good colour and clarity so also good for photographs” in their review and gave it a score of 5 stars.
Benq is one of the leading PC display brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Benq also has excellent reviews for its medium monitors.
Good Technical Features
Several Benq BL3200 reviewers considered that this PC monitor had good features. Last year David C. wrote on Amazon “* It has some nice extra features, such as vertical”. R3d Bu11 said on Amazon “Great picture, colour and features” in their review. Steph mentioned on Amazon “Have more useful features” in their review of this PC monitor and gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars.
The BL3200 is a popular choice of flatpanel monitor according to sales data from Amazon.
Acceptable Noise Level
Some Benq BL3200 reviewers who bought this PC monitor considered that it was quiet. J E Walford scored the Benq BL3200 very highly and said “The speakers are very quiet”.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Benq BL3200 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec do not have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the Samsung S27D590 ($299.99), and the LG 29EB73 which has better reviews is also worth considering.
There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker which you might also want to look at including the LG 29UB65.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
The least display colour count of medium monitors that are a similar age to the BL3200 is 0.21M and the most is 1,100M. With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the Benq BL3200 has a quite many display colour count compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the BL3200.
Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment
Flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the BL3200 have maximum height adjustments of between 13mm and 850mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm. The Benq BL3200 has a quite high maximum height adjustment (150 millimeters) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Very Big Viewable Width
The viewable widths of PC monitors that are a similar age to the BL3200 range from 1mm to 880mm. With a viewable width of 708.4 millimeters, the Benq BL3200's viewable width is one of the biggest amongst LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the BL3200.
Quite Big Viewable Height
The viewable heights of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the BL3200 range from 28mm to 630mm, and the average viewable height is 310mm. With a viewable height of 398.5 millimeters, the Benq BL3200 has a fairly big viewable height compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.
Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power
At 10 Watts, the Benq BL3200 has a quite high RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the BL3200. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.2W.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
At 300 candellas per square meter, the Benq BL3200 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the BL3200. Similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the BL3200 have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
Quite Fast Response Time
The response times of PC screens of a similar spec and age to the BL3200 range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the Benq BL3200 has one of the faster response times amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.
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Poor Battery Life
One Benq BL3200 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was not quick to charge. Mosta67 wrote “Doesn't seem to charge anything needing more current than the USB standard (Hudl, some cameras, etc”.
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Benq BL3200 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC screen.
Not 3D Compatible
The Benq BL3200 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the BL3200 are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Philips 278G4DHSD/75, or the Asus VG248QE ($269.00) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC monitors of this age and type, the Benq BL3200 does not have a built-in camera.
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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 have been around for around the same time as the BL3200 also do not have an integrated card reader.
We compared all the other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader to this flatpanel monitor and we think the DELL U2413 ($450.99) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Only One HDMI Port
Most flatpanel monitors of this type and age have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Benq BL3200 which has one HDMI port.
The average weight of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is 4.9kg. The Benq BL3200 is very heavy (13 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the BL3200.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This LCD screen has been on the market for over two years.
LCD Display Type
The Benq BL3200 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most LCD screens that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Alternative PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the DELL U2410, or the iiyama XB2485WSU.
Flatpanel monitors with a better display type that might also be worth looking at include the AOC I2757F ($169.99) (LED and higher rated), or the LG 24GM77 ($232.99) (LED and higher rated) or the iiyama XB2779QS-W1 (LED and 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…
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