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Benq BL3201vsLG 34UC98

Benq BL3201

77

Kagoo Score

77

Kagoo Score

Benq BL3201

$499.99
$250.00
Our Verdict:
A good spec and multi award winning 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels resolution PC display, with a reasonable price and an enormous 32" display diagonal
94
Reviews
284 Reviews + 15 Awards
76
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
64
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
77
Overall Score
Very Good
32" 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20000000:1 No Feb 2016
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 Feb 2016
LG 34UC98

79

Kagoo Score

79

Kagoo Score

LG 34UC98

$699.00
Our Verdict:
A very popular and gigantic display diagonal 3440 x 1440 pixels resolution PC monitor, with multiple awards and good features
94
Reviews
125 Reviews + 6 Awards
67
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
91
Running Costs
$58 Over 5 Years
88
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
79
Overall Score
Very Good
34" 3440 X 1440 Pixels 5000000:1 No Feb 2016 B
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 34"
Display Resolution 3440 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 5000000:1
3D No
Release Date Feb 2016
Energy Efficiency B
Benq BL3201

77

Kagoo Score

77

Kagoo Score

Benq BL3201

$499.99
$250.00
Our Verdict:
A good spec and multi award winning 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels resolution PC display, with a reasonable price and an enormous 32" display diagonal
94
Reviews
284 Reviews + 15 Awards
76
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
64
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
77
Overall Score
Very Good
32" 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20000000:1 No Feb 2016
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 Feb 2016
LG 34UC98

79

Kagoo Score

79

Kagoo Score

LG 34UC98

$699.00
Our Verdict:
A very popular and gigantic display diagonal 3440 x 1440 pixels resolution PC monitor, with multiple awards and good features
94
Reviews
125 Reviews + 6 Awards
67
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
91
Running Costs
$58 Over 5 Years
88
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
79
Overall Score
Very Good
34" 3440 X 1440 Pixels 5000000:1 No Feb 2016 B
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 34"
Display Resolution 3440 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 5000000:1
3D No
Release Date Feb 2016
Energy Efficiency B

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Reasons For

Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
7 Reasons For
$199 Cheaper
The Benq BL3201 costs $199.01 less than the LG 34UC98.
Nine More Awards
The Benq BL3201 has 15 awards, whereas the LG 34UC98 has 6 awards.
Expert Reviews Are Slightly Better
Based on 41 reviews, the average expert review score of the Benq BL3201 is 82%, however the average rating of the LG 34UC98 is 78% (based on 36 reviews).
Better Brand
Benq PC monitors have an average rating of 88.3%, whereas LG has an average rating of 85.7%.
Better PC Mag Review Score
PC Mag's Benq BL3201 review gave it a score of 80%, whereas the rating of the LG 34UC98 was only 70% from the same site.
Better Digitaltrends.com Review Score
Digitaltrends.com gave the Benq BL3201 a review score of 70%, whereas the LG 34UC98 only has a rating of 60% from the same site.
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.
3 Reasons For
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
More Popular
The LG 34UC98 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better User Reviews
Based on 90 reviews, the LG 34UC98 has an average user review score of 91%, whereas the Benq BL3201 has an average rating of 85% (based on 401 reviews).

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
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6 Awards
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Average Expert Rating

The Benq BL3201 has better expert reviews than the LG 34UC98. The average expert reviews score for the Benq BL3201 is 82% based on 41 reviews, where as the average score for the LG 34UC98 is 78% based on 36 reviews.
Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Best
5 stars
10 reviews
4 stars
9 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 91% based on 90 reviews, where as the average score for the Benq BL3201 is 85% based on 401 reviews.
Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
5 stars
271 reviews
4 stars
52 reviews
3 stars
23 reviews
2 stars
8 reviews
1 star
47 reviews
Best
5 stars
61 reviews
4 stars
21 reviews
3 stars
3 reviews
2 stars
5 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Benq has a better average brand rating than LG. The average brand rating for Benq is 88.29% based on 16,756 reviews, where as the average brand rating for LG is 85.67% based on 9,970 reviews.
Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Benq

88

88

Based on 16,756 reviews
LG

86

86

Based on 9,970 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

A greater percentage of owner recommended the LG 34UC98 than the Benq BL3201. Out of 165 reviews, 8.5% recommend the LG 34UC98, however, out of 460 reviews, only 3.5% recommend the Benq BL3201.

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
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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

PC Mag Review Score

Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Best
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Designed for users who work with CAD/CAM applications and other graphics-intensive software, the BenQ BL3201PH ($999.99) is a big 32-inch monitor that provides excellent color accuracy right out of the box along with a generous feature set. This disp...
Accurate colors
Sharp Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) image
Fully adjustable stand
Auto pivot
Pricey
Dark-gray-scale performance could be better
Odd port placement
The BenQ BL3201PH is a massive 32-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) monitor designed for CAD/CAM and graphic arts professionals. It delivers very accurate colors, wide viewing angles, and sharp 4K images......
Mar 2015
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Curved-screen gaming monitors are great if you want a more immersive playing experience than you'd get with a flat-screen display, but as is usually the case, the bigger the screen, the more you can expect to pay. Such is the case with the LG 34UC98-...
Sleek design
Generous feature set
AMD FreeSync enabled
Excellent gaming performance
Lots of advanced and gamer-friendly settings
Expensive
Slightly skewed color accuracy
Stingy warranty
The 34-inch LG 34UC98-W is an attractive curved-screen monitor that offers AMD's FreeSync anti-tearing technology, a solid feature set, and very good gaming performance......
May 2016

Tomshardware.co.uk Review Score

Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
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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...
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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
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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
28 months old Best 29 months old

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.

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
No data

Specification

 
 
 
Display Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Display Diagonal 32" 34"
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
20000000:1
 20000000:1
20000000:1
 20000000:1
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
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
1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160
1024 x 768 1152 x 864
1280 x 1024 1600 x 900
1680 x 1050 2560 x 1080
3440 x 1440 640 x 480
800 x 600
 1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
 1024 x 768
 1152 x 864
 1280 x 1024
 1600 x 900
 1680 x 1050
 2560 x 1080
 3440 x 1440
 640 x 480
 800 x 600
1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160
1024 x 768 1152 x 864
1280 x 1024 1600 x 900
1680 x 1050 2560 x 1080
3440 x 1440 640 x 480
800 x 600
 1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
 1024 x 768
 1152 x 864
 1280 x 1024
 1600 x 900
 1680 x 1050
 2560 x 1080
 3440 x 1440
 640 x 480
 800 x 600
Supported Video Modes
1080i 1080p
480p 576p
720i 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 480p
 576p
 720i
 720p
1080i 1080p
480p 576p
720i 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 480p
 576p
 720i
 720p
HD Type
4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
Digital Vertical Frequency Unknown - Click to provide data 56 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 90
Vertical Viewable Size 398.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Viewable Size 708.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range 50 - 76 Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range 30 - 83 Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch 0.185 X 0.185 0.2325 X 0.2325
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
Headphone Outputs 1 1
DisplayPort 1 1
Mini DisplayPort 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port 1Y/N
BEST
USB Type-A Downstream Port 5
BEST
2
Upstream Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Multimedia Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Speaker 2 2
RMS Rated Power 10W 14W
BEST
Loudspeaker 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Ergonomics Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Pivot Angle 0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Height Adjustment 150mm
BEST
110mm
Tilt Angle -5 - 20 -5 - 15
Swivel Angle Range -45 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages 17 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Energy Efficiency Class
B
 B
B
 B
Typical Power Consumption 79W 56.7W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption 0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (Off) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Annual Energy Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 79kWh
 
 
 
Packaging Data Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Package Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 11.2kg
Package Height Unknown - Click to provide data 208.28mm
Package Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 208mm
Package Width Unknown - Click to provide data 977mm
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 85
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Weight (With Stand) 15.6kg 7.8kg
Weight With Stand 15.6kg
BEST
7.8kg
Height (With Stand) 490.2mm
BEST
88.9mm
Depth (With Stand) 213.4mm
BEST
88mm
Width (With Stand) 740.3mm
BEST
817mm
Weight 12.5kg
BEST
7.8kg
Height 436.4mm 452mm
Depth 65.6mm 231mm
Width 740.3mm 817mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Cables Included
AC DVI
DisplayPort HDMI
USB VGA
 AC
 DVI
 DisplayPort
 HDMI
 USB
 VGA
AC DVI
DisplayPort HDMI
USB VGA
 AC
 DVI
 DisplayPort
 HDMI
 USB
 VGA
 
 
 
Other Features Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Dimensions (WxDxH) Unknown - Click to provide data 81.8 Cm X 23.1 Cm X 45.2 Cm - With Stand
Interface Unknown - Click to provide data 2 X Thunderbolt 2 X HDMI DisplayPort 2 X USB 3.0 Downstream USB 3.0 Upstream
 
 
 
Technical Details Benq BL3201 LG 34UC98
Brightness Unknown - Click to provide data 300 Cd/m²
Picture Mode Unknown - Click to provide data Yes

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