I’ve never really been obsessed by kit and equipment in the way that lots seem to be. Sure, I get it and at times i’m even slightly in awe of people being able to discuss and debate the absolute tiniest detail of product ‘a’ over product ‘b’ but for me, equipment just needs to work as well as possible. If I have a concept or a project of some sort I just need to work out a way to make that concept happen, in the best possible way and then set about finding the best possible kit for the job that will assist that.
I’ve been sent the BenQ /PD3200U 32 inch Monitor to review and whilst I’m not a technical reviewer and as such, there are much better review sites out there for that sort of thing, I’ve plugged it in, integrated it into my day to day life and heres what I’ve found so far…
Firstly from out the box the biggest relief is its so easy to get going, no long winded tech stuff to get my head round, no dictionary-like books to read, it comes in 3 parts with one butterfly type screw and with a couple of turns of that then thats it, Its set up. The cabinet has a matte black finish while bezels are reasonably thin at half an inch each so it doesn’t look cluttered and you get a really ‘full’ screen image. Plugging anything in was easy too, its riddled with USB and HDMI ports so plugging in my MacBook Pro was instant and I was ready to go. The screen itself is mounted onto a rail which makes it so versatile to get every ‘tilt’ possible you might want to angle the monitor to. The screen quality is pretty ridiculous, the colours are so dense and sharp - the screen itself is 3840 x 2160 Ultra-HD. The screen is vibration-free too: with a still image you will not detect a single flicker. This I found to be a really great feature.
Its a product aimed at designers and film editors and I could instantly see why, you can get so close and its so, so big. I’m obsessed with small detail and you can get into every single nook and cranny of your work on this 32” size. It delivers really rich colours and whats particurlarly useful is you are able to set numerous colour palettes depending on the varied projects I’m usually working on. It also come with a neat little gadget called a ‘HotKey puck’ which allows you to switch between various modes and filters on a selection of customisable buttons to suit your own preference.
So summing it up, The BenQ PD3200U is a great piece of kit due to its really impressive features and capabilities. If you are looking for a 4K display for your creativity, then this is an absolute solid performer worthy of your consideration.