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Benq BL3201PH PC Monitor

$799.00
32" 20000000:1 LED Nov 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date $160.88 Electricity cost over 5 years
Fourteen industry awards
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
225 Reviews + 14 Awards
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Good Value for Money

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


Reviews

Fourteen Industry Awards

This LCD screen is one of the most highly awarded of all the flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years.

Review sites Hardware.info, Uk.hardware.info and Techteamgb.co.uk all decided that this flatpanel monitor provided a good bang for your buck and gave it their "Value for Money" award.

Websites Tweak.dk and Pcgamers.net.au both concluded that this PC display was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This LCD screen was given a "Recommended" award by both websites Goldfries.com and Cnews.cz, both of which concluded that this flatpanel monitor was good.

Two other expert review sites both thought that this PC screen was good. This Benq flatpanel monitor received a 3dnews.ru "Best Buy" award and website Hardwareheaven.com decided that it was excellent and gave it a "Gold Award".

Three additional expert review sites all decided that this flatpanel monitor was good. Digital Versus gave this LCD screen a "5 Star" award, Altomdata.dk gave it a "Best Product" award and Kitguru.net gave it a "Worth Buying" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This LCD screen has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100 based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, hwt.dk, dinside.no/data and lite-magazin.de.

Good Owner Reviews

BL3201 owners on average rated this LCD screen 85 out of 100. 133 reviewers (80% of all reviewers) gave this LCD screen either 4 or 5 stars.

Benq Has Excellent PC Monitor Reviews

Based on 10,156 user and expert reviews (including 868 verified purchases), Benq has excellent reviews for its flatpanel monitors. Benq also has excellent reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Benq PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Nice Design

Seventeen customers who reviewed the Benq BL3201 concluded that it was good looking. Two years ago Techteamgb.co.uk wrote in their Benq BL3201 review “Looks beautiful, especially while gaming!This BenQ 4K monitor is pretty awesome”. Morgan said “The screen itself is beautiful to view” in his review of this PC monitor and gave it a score of 8 stars. John Williams wrote on Amazon “They are surpringly good, I live alone, with a dog, so it's pretty quiet here.” in his review of this PC monitor.

Five people wrote in their reviews that it was well designed. Morgan said 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” in his Benq BL3201 review. Richard said in his review of this PC monitor 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”. Andy said in his review of this PC monitor “Great design too and very easy to assemble, fully moveable screen means it is so simple to get into the desired viewing position”.

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was neat. Last year Pitabread said “It has a cable management system to keep the cables in the back of the monitor looking neat”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “There are 4 USB 3.0 outputs which are very useful and tidy” and rated it 7 stars. Handygrandad wrote on Amazon “There is a neat bit of software provided that allows you to adjust all the settings using your mouse (or touchpad”.

Three people agreed that it was smooth. Nikos gave this PC monitor a rating of 6 stars and said “Small enough to allow for smooth text and graphics, yet large enough to offer 32 inches worth of working space (diagonal” in their review of this PC monitor. Amazon Customer rated it 6 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “It is great to have smooth fonts for once”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was ergonomic. Kourouyiannis Fivos said on Amazon “It's a 24- inch high quality screen with an IPS panel and ergonomic features”.

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Good Product Quality

Fifty-two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Two years ago expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The BL3201PT is a quality monitor with a very nice finish”. Mr. Carl Syres gave the Benq BL3201 a rating of 9 stars and he wrote on Amazon “I wanted to get a better quality image and more real estate too, so going to 4k resolution”. Mr D G Taylor said on Amazon “The build quality wasn't very good & being a TN panel” in his review of this PC monitor.

Robust

Thirty-four owners reckoned that it was well made. Last year expert website Goldfries.com rated this PC monitor 4 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Excellence do come at a price, you get a monitor with solid color accuracy, sturdy built”. Two years ago Tomshardware.com wrote “Low input lag makes it a good choice for gamers and its bright saturated image stays solid e” in their Benq BL3201 review and scored this PC monitor 4 stars. Also two years ago Markoppenheim mentioned on Amazon “I believe Macs have manual screen rotation control built in”.

Five customers who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was strong and durable. Markoppenheim mentioned on Amazon “The stand is sturdy, has a reasonably small footprint which mainly sits behind the screen”. Jonnyfez wrote on Amazon two years ago “It was very well packaged with a very sturdy, quality stand which is massively adjustable” and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Haseeb mentioned on Amazon “Cable management hole on the stand makes thing easy to tidy, monitor is sturdy, rotates 90 degrees to pivot” and rated this PC monitor 7 stars.

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Easy to Use

Twenty-one customers who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was easy to use. Morgan said on Amazon “The on-screen controls are a joy to use and are not confusing in the least”. Morgan also mentioned “With its semi matte finish it is great to use in daylight, without the need to close curtains” in his review. Mr Gary Stronach scored it 8 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The stand twist for orientation is a good idea and the easy to use buttons on the monitor work well”.

Ten owners who reviewed the Benq BL3201 agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Matt J said “The calibration makes virtually no difference to the output so the standard settings are damn good out of the box”. Qt scored it 7 stars and said on Amazon in April last year “The default setting in the custom menu was almost spot on accurate - calibration barely made any visible difference”. Pitabread scored it 7 stars and wrote “To tweak the monitor settings is easy as the menus are so easy to select, you just touch the bottom right of the monitor”.

Four owners thought this PC monitor was comfortable and easy to hold. Morgan wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon three years ago “I did not bother about downloading any particular colour profile and I only reduced the brightness setting from a searing 100% as it arrived to a more comfortable 30%”. Whippy wrote “What ever happened to brightness dials? No need to press several buttons, just turn a dial till things are comfy” in their review of this PC monitor. Renovatio rated the product 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon “With 32" feels a lot more comfortable use”.

Four owners who purchased it concluded that it was easy to assemble. Mosta67 scored it 8 stars and mentioned “The monitor stand is solid, easy to assemble (twist and lock)”. Wm wrote “What a great screen - easy to put together and setup”. Three years ago Nd rated it 6 stars and 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”.

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to handle. M. Yip wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon in April last year “I found the eco sensor an very good idea, in handling wasted electricity”. One owner who reviewed it thought it had a touch sensitive screen. Ben Michie wrote on Amazon “The touch-sensitive buttons are nice too”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners said in their reviews that it was quiet. Three years ago J E Walford gave the product a rating of 9 stars and said “The set up instructions are on disc and the speakers are very quiet” in their Benq BL3201 review.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Two people wrote in their reviews that the Benq BL3201 was good in terms of connectivity. Rick York said three years ago “Don't be fooled into thinking this monitor is poor because it's far from that and I'm overall very happy with its connectivity and general appearance” and scored it 6 stars. Glenn A. said on Amazon “Its well designed, flexible, has plenty of connectivity options (including HDMI 2.0 to support 4k @ 60Hz”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had email functionality. Two years ago D. Fergusson said on Amazon “Glad I sent email to BenQ support as gave some insight in to their lack of after sales care”.

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Power

Good Environmental Credentials

One customer who bought it mentioned that it was good in terms of power usage.

Poor Battery Life

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was not quick to charge. Mosta67 wrote “Doesn't seem to charge anything needing more current than the USB standard (Hudl, some cameras, etc” in their Benq BL3201 review.


Good Sound Quality

One person who reviewed the Benq BL3201 reckoned that it had good sound quality. Pitabread wrote “The sound quality is ok and has decent volume.” .

Good Picture Quality

Twenty-four people mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Kyle Morley gave it a score of 8 stars and he said on Amazon “For me, certain bright colours with a constant speed (e.g on scrolling) with additional content” in his review of this PC monitor. Uma1r said “Colours are superb”. Wm said on Amazon “The screen colours are bright without glare” in his review of this PC monitor.

Eighteen people who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality. Mosta67 wrote on Amazon “When the DVI input refused to work properly with more modern graphics cards and laptops”. Lamixer wrote “I find the image quality as good or better than my old Apple monitor” in their Benq BL3201 review. Zaroff said “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”.

Thirteen customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a flickering image. Zaroff scored it 6 stars and wrote “Delay as for flashing the new firmware (which apparently does correct the flicker, if not the banding)” in their review of the Benq BL3201. Zaroff also wrote “Much worse, though, is the flickering phenomenon appearing in certain situations with this monitor” in their review. Three years ago Richard rated it 6 stars and he mentioned “The flicker free backlight does make a difference to my eyes, with much less strain on them as compared to the previous 27inch ips screen I tried” in his review of this PC monitor.

Six customers wrote in their reviews that the product had clear images. Kt mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Amazing clarity” and rated the product 8 stars. Jonnyfez wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “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” and scored the product 6 stars. Adrian mentioned on Amazon “Amazing image clarity as you'd expect from 3840x2160.2”.

Two people considered that it had a wide viewing angle. Markoppenheim mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “They also seem to have a really good viewing angle”. Three years ago Morgan gave the product a score of 6 stars and he mentioned “I have not noticed any lag issues when playing "faster" type of games and the viewing angle etc have been great”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Seven people who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it had good features. Two years ago Kitguru.net said “Considering the BenQ's reasonable performance, large screen, great OSD, 4K resolution, wide range of inputs, extra features and good, if not the very best colour accuracy, you are still g” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Steph said on Amazon “Frankly these monitors perform as well in my eyes and have more useful features” in their Benq BL3201 review. Whippy mentioned on Amazon “Features that seem really sensible” in their review of this PC monitor and scored the product 5 stars.


Performance

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq BL3201 has a card reader integrated, which is unusual. Most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to this PC screen do not have a card reader integrated.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC displays with a card reader integrated and we think the Asus PA279 ($749), and the Benq PG2401 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC monitors with a card reader integrated and we think the DELL U3014 is also worth considering.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq BL3201 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as this PC monitor also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to look at including the Asus PA279 ($749) which has better reviews; or the LG 34UC97 ($1,117.85), or the Asus PB279 ($1,165.33) which is cheaper.

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Ports & Interfaces

Two HDMI Ports

The Benq BL3201 is a two HDMI port LCD screen. Most of the other comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to this PC screen have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Has a Headphone Out

The Benq BL3201 has a headphone out. Most of the other PC displays of this type and age also have a headphone out.

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Has an Audio Output

The Benq BL3201 has an audio output. Most of the other PC screens of this age and spec also have an audio output.

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Display

Has an HDCP

The Benq BL3201 has an HDCP, as do most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Across all the PC monitors of this age and type the response times range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. The Benq BL3201 has a fairly fast response time (only 4 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Benq BL3201 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to this flatpanel monitor also have an Energy Star certified.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three customers concluded that this PC monitor was heavy and bulky. Mosta67 wrote “The first thing I noticed is that it's heavy”. Two years ago M. Burns wrote in their review of the Benq BL3201 “They are bloody heavy, built like granite, extremely solid, zero wobble”.

Three owners who bought it agreed that it was thin. Whippy said on Amazon “Nice thin bezels”. Neosage gave it a score of 7 stars and wrote in their review of the Benq BL3201 on Amazon “Nice slim bezel around the edge, all-round great monitor”.

One person who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was thick. Richard wrote “The edge bezel looks quite chunky and the panel is thicker than some other 24inch monitors which means it has little flex in the panel when using it”.

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good body shape. Seaside gave the product a score of 7 stars and wrote three years ago “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 this PC monitor.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Six people who reviewed it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Tibs gave the product a score of 4 stars and said on Amazon “Rotation adjustabl + The stand has a hole to help route”. Graham Smith said “I didn't find any full instruction manual though” in his review of the Benq BL3201.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this LCD screen was released.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04718755052750

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