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BenQ PD3200Q Review: High-Resolution IPS Panel Great For Producers

The BenQ PD3200Q is another state of the art display that you can invest in.

Furthermore, the PD3200Q is a high-quality IPS panel that’s geared towards producers, artist, and gamers.

Closely similar to the PD3200U monitor, the PD3200Q is $200 cheaper than the new model.

If you’re looking for a budgeted monitor, then you may want to consider the PD3200Q instead because it has almost the same features except the PD3200Q doesn’t have 4K feature.

Before investing in the PD3200Q, then you’ll need to know its specifications, design, performance, and features. So let’s dive into the monitors’ details.

Specifications

  • Display: 32-inches
  • Resolution: 2560×1440 2K QHD
  • Panel: IPS
  • Refresh Rate: 75Hz
  • Response Time: 4ms
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • VESA Mount Compatible
  • Built-In KVM Switch Ready
  • Height adjustment, Tilt, Swivel, and Pivot: Yes
  • I/O Panel: 1x DVI-DL, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x MiniDisplayPort 1.2, 4x USB Downstream, 1x USB Upstream, Card Reader SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC
  • Weight: 28 lbs
Pivot view of the BenQ PD3200Q

The Design

The BenQ PD3200Q has a beautiful and futuristic view of it. With its nice matte black finish to the exterior, you’ll have a great looking monitor that you can adore in your room or office.

The design is the same as the BenQ PD3200U and weighs about the same as well, which is convenient if you’re planning on traveling with the monitor.

Besides, the stand is stable and should provide the monitor with a solid foundation from wobbling around if it gets slightly moved.

Furthermore, the stand is ergonomic by design; you’ll be able to tilt, pivot, make the height adjustments, and swivel to your viewing convenience. The ergonomic design of the stand is handy if you like working and viewing the display from different angles.

If you don’t like the stock stand, then you’ll be able to install a 100mmx100mm VESA mount in the back of the display. You’ll be able to mount the PD3200Q onto the wall and enjoy your favorite Netflix or even do some gaming while relaxing, making it one of the best monitor for console gaming.

The display itself weighs at 28 Lbs, which is pretty light and you’ll be able to move the monitor around with ease and with convenience.

Also, the PD3200Q has two built-in 5-watt speakers. However, you’ll be better off with having a pair of dedicated speakers or a pair of awesome headphones to be fully immersed. But the integrated speakers are okay, in my opinion.

Overall the design of the PD3200Q is aesthetically pleasing with a touch of matte black finish to the display, and you’ll have a beautiful IPS panel ready for your command.

Side view of the BenQ PD3200Q

Performance And Features

To begin with, the PD3200Q has a display size of 27-inches with a resolution of 2560×1440 with a screen aspect ratio of 16:9. And with this resolution, you’ll have a lot of screen real estate for you to work on and have extra windows open if you’re doing multiple projects simultaneously.

Aside from having great screen real estate, the PD3200Q has a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a 4ms (GtG) response time. The refresh rate and response time are considered okay in gaming terms. You may see a bit of ghosting and image trails when viewing any fast-moving action scenes or sports. Also, the monitor does have an anti-glaring effect, so you won’t see any glares at all, which is fantastic.

However, if you’re a competitive gamer, then you’ll need to invest in TN panels, which will give you a 144Hz and above refresh rate and a 1ms response time which will provide you with the top advantage to your opponents.

Considering that the PD3200Q is an IPS panel, you’ll have image quality and color depth. The BenQ PD3200Q is not the fastest, however, will give you the image quality you’ll need to get the work done.

Compared to its sibling, the PD3200U, the PD3200Q runs in 2K QHD, and you’ll be able to get this monitor for $200 less compared to the PD3200U which has 4K in it.

Since this monitor runs in 2K, you’ll be able to experience excellent image detail and crisp pictures. This is great if you’re ever working on projects that consist of image, production, video editing, or CAD.

Besides, this monitor doesn’t have FreeSync nor G-Sync so you won’t be able to utilize these features. But at the same time, the monitor works excellent when gaming and you shouldn’t be able to notice any ghosting nor trails during fast-paced scenes.

The PD3200Q has a color precision of 10-bit 100% sRGB and Rec .709. With these traits within the PD3200Q, you’ll be able to work great thanks to its color accuracy and color performance. And this is great if you’re a photographer, graphic artist, photographer, and video editor because you’ll need color accuracy and image clarity to work on the tiniest details.

Also, this monitor lets you work in CAD/CAM mode as well, providing you the extra image precision, detail, and the technical shapes giving you the upper advantage when it comes down to designing.

Also, the PD3200Q has a built-in KVM switch, which is excellent if you want to use the monitor for multiple devices. With the KVM switch, you’ll be able to plug in two computers or multiple computers with one monitor which is great if you ever want to transfer files from one computer to another.

Stand view of the BenQ PD3200Q

In Conclusion

Overall the PD3200Q is an excellent monitor to have. Being an IPS panel, you’ll be able to have image clarity and color depth, which is essential if you’re working on detailed projects.

If image and color accuracy is your main priority, then the PD3200Q is it and will deliver these to you.

The PD3200Q is only $499 and is cheaper compared to its sibling, the PD3200U, which is $200 more than the PD3200Q.

Furthermore, if you’re a producer, an artist, photographer, video editor or an artist in general, then you’ll be able to benefit greatly from the PD3200Q display, thanks to its broad range of color and contrasts.

So if you’re looking for affordability and performance, then the BenQ PD3200Q would be the ideal.

If you have any questions, thoughts, or opinions, please feel free to share below in the comments section.

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