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Designed and optimized for color accuracy needed by designers, video editors, CAD/CAM users, and even photographers, the 32-inch  BenQ PD3200U supports 95-100% of gamut coverage of standards such as DCI-P3, Rec 709, and sRGB as well as HDR10. So the images would look stunning. The trade-off, in this case, is in the response time which is 5ms, which is not a care about on the design side but, for gameplay, you might want a shorter response time. You could consider the EW3270U, which has a 20% faster response time or even faster, although a bit smaller than the EL2870U which has great color and 1ms response.

Performance

Right out of the box, the monitor has excellent color accuracy. The monitor also passed the DisplayMate Color Purity and Uniformity tests, delivering a razor-sharp UHD picture while playing scenes from Marvel’s Deadpool on Blu-ray. Given its stellar performance in the 64-Step Grayscale test, the panel’s ability to display outstanding highlight and shadow detail in my test images is unsurprising. Viewing angles were wide, as they were with most IPS panels, with no visible color shifting or dimming.

The PD3200U used 44 watts of power in Standard mode (it does not offer a power-saving ECO mode). The same-size BenQ PV3200PT (57 watts), BenQ BL3201PH (56 watts), and the 34-inch Dell U3417W are all more efficient (56 watts).

Design and Features

The BenQ PV3200PT ($599.00 at Amazon UK) and the BenQ BL3201PH ($599.00 at Amazon UK) have the same basic design as the PD3200U. It comes with a rectangular stand with height, tilt, swivel, and pivot adjustments, as well as a matte-black cabinet with half-inch bezels. It also has four VESA mounting holes for use with a wall-mounting kit that is available separately. The two full-size HDMI inputs and two DisplayPort inputs (full size and mini) are mounted on the right side of the cabinet rather than around the back, as they are on most monitors. Two USB 3.0 downstream ports and a headphone jack are located below.

Three additional USB 3.0 ports (one upstream and two downstream) are located on the back of the cabinet, as well as a connector for the included hockey puck controller, which sits in a cradle at the base of the stand and allows you to change settings and assign hotkeys for switching picture modes. The controller, as we saw with the BenQ PV3200PT ($599.00 at Amazon UK), can be tricky. the four-way inner ring used to move up, down, left, and right is thin, and if you’re not careful, it can lead to accidental settings changes. All of the USB ports can be set up to work with the internal KVM switch, allowing two PCs to share a monitor and a single keyboard and mouse.

Conclusion

If you’re a professional who works with CAD/CAM, graphics design, or other applications that require fine detail and accurate colors, the BenQ PD3200U is a great choice. In our tests, the display’s 32-inch UHD panel produced accurate colors and excellent grayscale performance, and it includes a built-in KVM switch, a fully adjustable stand, an SD card reader, and a USB hub.

If you require more screen real estate and are willing to shell out $200 more, check out the Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor U3417W ($599.00 at Amazon UK), our Editors’ Choice for high-end, extra-large-screen monitors. It has a 34-inch, ultra-wide curved screen and offers more video ports than the PD3200U, including a DisplayPort output for daisy-chaining multiple displays. It also has six-color Hue and Saturation adjustments and RGB Gain and Offset settings, not to mention a more powerful set of speakers


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