Benq BL3201PH
Benq BL3201
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Benq BL3201PH

$709.00 Worth Money Great Value Recommended Hardware Digital Versus 5 Star
A multi award winning and 3 year old 3840 x 2160 LCD screen
32" 3840 X 2160 Pixels 20000000:1 LED Nov 2014
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Benq BL3201 Review

With excellent reviews but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Benq BL3201 number 949 across all PC monitors.
340 Reviews + 14 Awards
Missing Some Features
2 Years Old
£206 Over 8 Years
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Why Has it Scored 38?

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 14 awards including a "Value for Money" award from plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from plus one other site. NEC flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer LCD screens with better features are available. However this Benq PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest LCD screens 2017.
The BL3201 has running costs of £206 over 8 years, which puts it in the most expensive 6% of all 2,768 flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to.
Customers report good picture quality, superior product quality and nice design. However they also report that it is not an acceptable size.
It is missing some features:

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Benq BL3201 In-Depth Analysis


14 Industry Awards

Experts in PC screens rave about this flatpanel monitor and have given it 14 awards.

This Benq PC screen was given a "Value for Money" award by review sites, and all of whom said that this LCD screen was great for its price.

The editors of websites and both decided that this PC display was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at websites and both concluded that they would endorse this flatpanel monitor and gave it their "Recommended" award.

In addition, this flatpanel monitor received a "Best Buy" award and it received a "Gold Award".

The writers at three other expert review sites all decided that this PC screen was very good. gave this LCD screen a "Best Product" award, gave it a "Worth Buying" award and Digital Versus gave it a "5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this PC display is 83 out of 100 based on 15 expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus,, PC and

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Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this flatpanel monitor is 85% based on 325 owner reviews. Over 80% of reviewers gave this PC screen either 4 or 5 stars.

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Benq LCD Screens Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 15,867 owner and expert reviews (including 1,451 verified purchases) for Benq PC displays and found that on average Benq has excellent reviews. 96% of those that bought a Benq flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Not an Acceptable Size

Two owners agreed that this PC monitor was heavy and bulky.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

13 customers who purchased it reckoned that it had good colour saturation, 10 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality and two people who purchased it reckoned that it had a flickering image. two people wrote in their reviews that it had clear images.

  • In terms of image quality, this has no real competition…
    John Williams (Amazon) - December 2015
  • * 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…
  • Colours are superb…
    Uma1r (Amazon) - July 2015
  • Played some FPS games and monitor response seems amazing, colours are really good…
  • The picture quality is superb…
  • 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
  • Brilliant colours and picture…
  • Colours are generally perfectly fine for all…
    Whippy (Amazon) - December 2014

Users Report Good Product Quality

28 owners who bought it reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report Excellent Design

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

Users Report Good Technical Features

Three customers mentioned in their reviews 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

Users Report That it is Robust

16 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was well made and five owners said in their reviews that the Benq BL3201 was strong and durable.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Eight customers who bought the product considered that it was easy to use, six owners thought the Benq BL3201 was easy to use the menus and three people thought the product was comfortable and easy to hold.

  • With 32" feels a lot more comfortable use…
  • 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
  • To tweak the monitor settings is easy as the menus are so easy to select, you just touch the bottom right of the monitor…
  • It has increased the ease of use for me incredibly…
  • Better quality control is needed…
  • In most practical uses is not that much of a hindrance…
    Zaroff (Amazon) - January 2015
  • 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 customers considered that the product was good value for money.


3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The largest display resolution of the Benq BL3201 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. PC displays resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Has an Audio Output

The Benq BL3201 has an audio output, which is unusual. 88% of LCD screens do not have an audio output.

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Has a Headphone Out

The Benq BL3201 has a headphone out. 90% of LCD screens do not have a headphone out.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The average response time of all LCD screens is 5.7ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms. The response time of the Benq BL3201 of only 4ms is fairly fast compared to most other PC displays. It is in the fastest 18% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angles, horizontal of LCD screens range from 17° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. The viewing angle, horizontal of the Benq BL3201 of 178° is in the widest 5% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq BL3201 has a built-in speaker(s). 53% of LCD screens do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq BL3201 has a card reader integrated. 99% of PC screens do not have a card reader integrated.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Benq BL3201 is a two HDMI port PC display.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC display was released in November 2014.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The BL3201 is in the most expensive 6% of all 2,768 PC screens that we have analysed for 8 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the BL3201 is £206.

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Value for Money

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Benq BL3201 of £659.99 ($659.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $49.01.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9hlcflbqbe 4k3840x21604msdvid2xhdmidp, 9hlcflbqbe bl3201pt, info 3840x21604ms, contact bl3201pt, benq bl3201pt32, benq 3840x2160, info bl3201pt, benq 350cdm2
Barcodes 04718755052750, 05054629181898

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