Benq BL3200 vs Benq BL3201
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Benq BL3200

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Benq BL3200

$562.99
Our Verdict:
A massive display diagonal and multi award winning 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution PC monitor, with moderate running costs and good features
96
Reviews
291 Reviews + 9 Awards
73
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
64
Running Costs
$200 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
32" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 20000000:1 No Mar 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 32"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 20000000:1
3D No
Release Date Mar 2014
Benq BL3201

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score

Benq BL3201

$999.99
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and good spec 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution PC monitor, with OK running costs and one of the biggest display diagonals available
94
Reviews
340 Reviews + 15 Awards
60
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
62
Running Costs
$170 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
32" 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20000000:1 No Nov 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 32"
Display Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 20000000:1
3D No
Release Date Nov 2014
Benq BL3200

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Benq BL3200

$562.99
Our Verdict:
A massive display diagonal and multi award winning 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution PC monitor, with moderate running costs and good features
96
Reviews
291 Reviews + 9 Awards
73
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
64
Running Costs
$200 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
32" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 20000000:1 No Mar 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 32"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 20000000:1
3D No
Release Date Mar 2014
Benq BL3201

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score

Benq BL3201

$999.99
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and good spec 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution PC monitor, with OK running costs and one of the biggest display diagonals available
94
Reviews
340 Reviews + 15 Awards
60
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
62
Running Costs
$170 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
32" 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20000000:1 No Nov 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 32"
Display Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 20000000:1
3D No
Release Date Nov 2014

Top Prices

Benq BL3200 Benq BL3201
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BenQ BL3200PT 32 LED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - 4 ms
$562.99
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BenQ BL3200PT 32-Inch VA Quad High Definition LED Monitor QHD 2560x1440 Display (Brand new, unopened) - on
$983.38
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2 Prices from 2 Stores | $562.99-$983.38
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BenQ BL3201PH 32 LED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - 4 ms
$999.99
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1 Price from 1 Store | $999.99
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Reasons For

Benq BL3200 Benq BL3201
4 Reasons For
$437 Cheaper
The Benq BL3200 costs $562.99, whereas the Benq BL3201 is $999.99.
More Shops Are Selling it
The more retailers stock this PC monitor, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Expert Reviews Are Better
Based on 23 reviews, the average expert review score of the Benq BL3200 is 91%, but the average rating of the Benq BL3201 is 83% (based on 33 reviews).
User Reviews Are a Bit Better
Based on 252 reviews, the average user review score of the Benq BL3200 is 88%, but the average rating of the Benq BL3201 is 85% (based on 193 reviews).
5 Reasons For
One More HDMI Port
The Benq BL3201 has two HDMI ports, however the Benq BL3200 only has one HDMI port.

This indicates the number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

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Card Reader Integrated
The Benq BL3201 has a card reader integrated, but the Benq BL3200 does not have a card reader integrated.

Some monitors have integrated card readers which allow you to read from the memory card directly to the computer with out the need for a separate card reader.

An integrated card reader allows you to read from a memory card such as the card used in your camera directly to your computer without the need for an external card reader.

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18% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Benq BL3201 only costs $174 to run but the Benq BL3200 costs $213 to run (23% more).
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Six More Awards
The Benq BL3201 has 15 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Benq BL3200 has 9 awards.
Better Playwares.com Review Score
Playwares.com's Benq BL3201 review gave it a score of 82%, whereas the Benq BL3200's rating was only 0% from the same site.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Benq BL3201 has more awards than the Benq BL3200. The Benq BL3201 has 15 awards, where as the Benq BL3200 has 9 awards. Compare all award winning PC monitors.
Benq BL3200 Benq BL3201
9 Awards
ddworld.cz: Recommended Award Digital Versus: 5 Star Expert Reviews: Best Buy f1cd.ru: Recommended hardware.info: Silver Award hardwarecanucks.com: Dam Good Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star techzine.nl: Gold xtremehardware.com: Gold
15 Awards Best
3dnews.ru: Best Buy altomdata.dk: Best Product cnews.cz: Smart Buy ddworld.cz: Recommended Award Digital Versus: 5 Star goldfries.com: Recommended Hardware hardware.info: Excellent hardwareheaven.com: Gold Award kitguru.net: Worth Buying pcgamers.net.au: Editor's Choice techteamgb.co.uk: Worth Money tomshardware.co.uk: Approved tomshardware.com: Approved Tweak.dk: Editor's Choice uk.hardware.info: Excellent

Average Expert Rating

The Benq BL3200 has better expert reviews than the Benq BL3201. The average expert reviews score for the Benq BL3200 is 91% based on 23 reviews, where as the average score for the Benq BL3201 is 83% based on 33 reviews.
Benq BL3200 Benq BL3201
Best
5 stars
7 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
9 reviews
4 stars
6 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Benq BL3200 has better user reviews than the Benq BL3201. The average user reviews score for the Benq BL3200 is 88% based on 252 reviews, where as the average score for the Benq BL3201 is 85% based on 193 reviews.
Benq BL3200 Benq BL3201
Best
5 stars
189 reviews
4 stars
29 reviews
3 stars
7 reviews
2 stars
3 reviews
1 star
24 reviews
5 stars
132 reviews
4 stars
23 reviews
3 stars
13 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
21 reviews

Tomshardware.co.uk Review Score

Benq BL3200 Benq BL3201
Tomshardware.co.uk logo
The extra pixel density of a 27-inch monitor sporting a native 2560x1440 resolution can make small text difficult to read. BenQ solves the problem by adding five extra inches to its BL3200PT. Today we test this jumbo 32-inch AMVA-based panel in our l...
Every few years, it seems like the typical screen size increases a couple of clicks. Rather than progressing slowly, the jump hits all at once. Not long ago, 19-inch displays were the norm, sporting 4:3 aspect ratios. With the advent of widescreen co...
Aug 2014
Tomshardware.co.uk logo
The first-generation 32-inch Ultra HD monitors came out at over $3000. They've dropped in price of course, but BenQ's new BL3201PT is debuting at a more aggressive MSRP of $1100. We've even seen it selling for under $1000. Today we test its performan...
Approved
The prices on Ultra HD-capable displays have fallen from once-stratospheric levels thanks to the passage of time and an increasing number of choices. With the BL3201PT now available, it seems that more expensive IGZO-based panels will have to become ...
Mar 2015

Digital Versus Review Score

Benq BL3200 Benq BL3201
Digital Versus logo
While Ultra HD resolution seems to be the latest thing in the monitor market with the likes of the 28" Asus PB287Q blazing the trail, BenQ is trying out an interesting alternative with the BL3200PT, a 32" matte AMVA monitor with QHD resolution?that's...
5 Star
QHD resolution is definitely still alive and kicking with BenQ's versatile and well-finished BL3200PT monitor. The screen size and resolution make it comfortable to use from a respectable distance (50 cm) so there's no need to sit right up close to t...
Jun 2014
Digital Versus logo
The 24" Full HD Samsung FX2490HD (left) and the 32" UHD BenQ BL3201PT (right).With its 32" diagonal, the BL3201PT is clearly a big monitor. Its matte panel with anti-glare coating is set within a rectangular frame with rounded edges. The overall desi...
5 Star
Clearly aimed at professionals, the BL3201PT is a quality monitor with a very nice finish and offering all-round performance. Easily capable of basic productivity tasks, it'll also be an excellent tool for video editing, photo editing, web design, an...
Apr 2015

Date Released

Benq BL3200 Benq BL3201
48 months old 40 months old Best

Key Features

Card Reader Integrated

Some monitors have integrated card readers which allow you to read from the memory card directly to the computer with out the need for a separate card reader.

An integrated card reader allows you to read from a memory card such as the card used in your camera directly to your computer without the need for an external card reader.

Benq BL3200 Benq BL3201
Best
No
Yes

Width

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

PC monitor running costs calculated based on an average of 8 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the PC monitor and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving PC monitors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these PC monitors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Benq BL3200
Benq
BL3200
32 trees 1.2 tonnes CO2
Benq BL3201
Benq
BL3201
26 trees 1.0 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Display Benq BL3200 Benq BL3201
Display Diagonal 32" 32"
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
20000000:1
 20000000:1
20000000:1
 20000000:1
Response Time 4ms 4ms
Vertical Viewing Angle 178° 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178° 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
3000:1
 3000:1
3000:1
 3000:1
Display
LCD LED
 LCD
 LED
LCD LED
 LCD
 LED
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
HD Type
4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
Vertical Viewable Size 398.5mm 398.5mm
Horizontal Viewable Size 708.4mm 708.5mm
BEST
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness 300 Cd/m² 350 Cd/m²
BEST
Color Gamut Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Benq BL3200 Benq BL3201
HDMI Port 1 2
BEST
DisplayPort 1 1
Mini DisplayPort Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port 1 1
USB Type-A Downstream Port 3 5
BEST
 
 
 
Multimedia Benq BL3200 Benq BL3201
Speaker 2 2
RMS Rated Power 10W 10W
Loudspeaker 2 2
 
 
 
Ergonomics Benq BL3200 Benq BL3201
Pivot Angle
Height Adjustment 150mm 150mm
Tilt Angle
Swivel Angle Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages 17 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Benq BL3200 Benq BL3201
Typical Power Consumption 97W 79W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption 0.5W 0.5W
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Benq BL3200 Benq BL3201
Weight With Stand 16kg 15.6kg
BEST
Height (with Stand) 640.16mm
BEST
640.2mm
Depth (with Stand) 232.48mm 213.4mm
BEST
Width (with Stand) 740.28mm
BEST
740.3mm
Weight 13kg 12.5kg
BEST
Height 436.88mm 436.4mm
Depth 232.48mm 65.6mm
Width 740.28mm 740.3mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Benq BL3200 Benq BL3201
Cables Included
HDMI DVI
DisplayPort
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
HDMI DVI
DisplayPort
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort

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