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Benq BL3201 vs LG 34UC98
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Benq BL3201

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score

Benq BL3201

$999.99
Our Verdict:
A good spec and multi award winning 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution PC monitor, with moderate running costs and one of the biggest display diagonals on the market
94
Reviews
228 Reviews + 15 Awards
58
Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
63
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
LG 34UC98

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score

LG 34UC98

$700.00
$299.99
Our Verdict:
A huge display diagonal and excellently reviewed 3440 x 1440 pixels resolution PC screen, with average running costs and good features
95
Reviews
10 Reviews
58
Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
65
Running Costs
$120 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
34" 3440 X 1440 Pixels 5000000:1 No Feb 2016
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 34"
Display Resolution 3440 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 5000000:1
3D No
Release Date Feb 2016
Benq BL3201

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score

Benq BL3201

$999.99
Our Verdict:
A good spec and multi award winning 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution PC monitor, with moderate running costs and one of the biggest display diagonals on the market
94
Reviews
228 Reviews + 15 Awards
58
Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
63
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
LG 34UC98

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score

LG 34UC98

$700.00
$299.99
Our Verdict:
A huge display diagonal and excellently reviewed 3440 x 1440 pixels resolution PC screen, with average running costs and good features
95
Reviews
10 Reviews
58
Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
65
Running Costs
$120 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
34" 3440 X 1440 Pixels 5000000:1 No Feb 2016
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 34"
Display Resolution 3440 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 5000000:1
3D No
Release Date Feb 2016

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Reasons For

Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
6 Reasons For
Faster Response Time
The Benq BL3201 is a 4ms response time PC monitor. That's 1ms faster than the LG 34UC98 (5ms).

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

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Built-In Speaker(s)
The Benq BL3201 has a built-in speaker(s), however the LG 34UC98 does not have a built-in speaker(s).

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

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Nine More Awards
The Benq BL3201 has 15 awards, whereas the LG 34UC98 has 6 awards.
Expert Reviews Are Better
Based on 36 reviews, the average expert review score of the Benq BL3201 is 83%, however the average rating of the LG 34UC98 is 78% (based on 36 reviews).
Better Brand
Benq PC monitors have an average rating of 89.2%, whereas LG has an average rating of 85.4%.
Better Prad.de Review Score
The Benq BL3201 has a Prad.de review score of 80%, whereas the LG 34UC98's rating was only 0% from the same site.
5 Reasons For
Bigger Display Diagonal
The LG 34UC98 is a 34" PC monitor. That's 2" bigger than the Benq BL3201 (32").

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

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Cheaper by $300
The LG 34UC98 costs $299.99 less than the Benq BL3201.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
29% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the LG 34UC98 only costs $125 to run but the Benq BL3201 costs $176 to run (41% more).
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Better User Reviews
The LG 34UC98 has an average user review score of 92%, however the Benq BL3201 has an average rating of 85% (based on 192 reviews).

Reasons Against

Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
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Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Benq BL3201 has more awards than the LG 34UC98. The Benq BL3201 has 15 awards, where as the LG 34UC98 has 6 awards. Compare all award winning PC monitors.
Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
15 Awards Best
6 Awards

Average Expert Rating

The Benq BL3201 has better expert reviews than the LG 34UC98. The average expert reviews score for the Benq BL3201 is 83% based on 36 reviews, where as the average score for the LG 34UC98 is 78% based on 36 reviews.
Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Best
5 stars
9 reviews
4 stars
6 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
2 reviews
4 stars
8 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The LG 34UC98 has better user reviews than the Benq BL3201. The average user reviews score for the LG 34UC98 is 92% based on 75 reviews, where as the average score for the Benq BL3201 is 85% based on 192 reviews.
Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
5 stars
132 reviews
4 stars
22 reviews
3 stars
13 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
21 reviews
Best
5 stars
53 reviews
4 stars
17 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
3 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Benq has a better average brand rating than LG. The average brand rating for Benq is 89.23% based on 21,919 reviews, where as the average brand rating for LG is 85.44% based on 9,169 reviews.
Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Benq

89

89

Based on 21,919 reviews
LG

85

85

Based on 9,169 reviews

Uk.hardware.info Review Score

Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
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This year there is more choice than ever if you are looking for a new monitor. Even within the ultra hd segment there is a lot to choose from. Of the 22 monitors that we tested for this article, none of them are straight up bad monitors. Overall we c...
Dec 2016
Even though 4K displays are becoming cheaper and cheaper, we see a growing number of UWQHD monitors in the market. Despite their high price users that need a lot of workspace seem to like them a lot. We tested 15 various models. Not very long ago we ...
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Sep 2016

Tomshardware.co.uk Review Score

Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
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...
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
Today we're checking out LG's latest curved gaming monitor: the 34UC98. It's an IPS screen with 3440x1440 pixels, FreeSync, a 75Hz max refresh rate and MaxxAudio-tuned speakers.Despite many reader comments wondering why curved monitors exist, manufac...
FreeSync
No calibration necessary
Super-accurate
1900R curve for immersive gameplay
Middling contrast
Small 55 75Hz FreeSync range
Merely average input lag
Expensive
Even though the prices of curved monitors are still $1000 and up, we like the category enough to keep covering it. And obviously people are buying them or we wouldn't see new models continue to appear. Like it or not, the curve seems here to stay and...
May 2016

Date Released

Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
41 months old 25 months old Best

Key Features

Display Diagonal

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Response Time

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Built-in Speaker(s)

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Best
Yes
No

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 BL3201
Benq
BL3201
26 trees 1.0 tonnes CO2
LG 34UC98
LG
34UC98
19 trees 0.72 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Display Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Display Diagonal 32" 34"
BEST
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
20000000:1
 20000000:1
20000000:1
 20000000:1
Response Time 4ms
BEST
5ms
Vertical Viewing Angle 178° 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178° 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
1000:1
 1000:1
1000:1
 1000:1
Display
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
3440 x 1440
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3440 x 1440
3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
3440 x 1440
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3440 x 1440
HD Type
4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
Vertical Viewable Size 398.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Viewable Size 708.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness 350 Cd/m²
BEST
300 Cd/m²
Color Gamut 100% 99%
BEST
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 2
HDMI Port 2 2
DisplayPort 1 1
Mini DisplayPort 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port 1
BEST
USB Type-A Downstream Port 5 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Multimedia Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Speaker 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power 10W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Ergonomics Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Pivot Angle Unknown - Click to provide data
Height Adjustment 150mm
BEST
110mm
Tilt Angle Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Typical Power Consumption 79W 56.7W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption 0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Package Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 11.2kg
Package Height Unknown - Click to provide data 505mm
Package Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 208mm
Package Width Unknown - Click to provide data 977mm
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Weight With Stand 15.6kg
BEST
7.8kg
Height (with Stand) 640.2mm 360mm
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 213.4mm
BEST
88mm
Width (with Stand) 740.3mm
BEST
817mm
Weight 12.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height 436.4mm 452mm
Depth 65.6mm 231mm
Width 740.3mm 817mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Cables Included
HDMI DVI
DisplayPort
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
HDMI DVI
DisplayPort
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
 
 
 
Technical Details Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Brightness Unknown - Click to provide data

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