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BenQ BL3201PT (32 inch 4K) Monitor Review

As a 32-inch display, larger than the average desktop monitor, the BenQ BL3201PT ships in a 15.6kg box that could possibly present an early challenge just to get through the front door or up the stairs to an office.

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Inside is the usual selection of cabling, including a DVI cable, DisplayPort and mini DisplayPort, HDMI, and a USB 3 uplink cable.

BenQ manual

The manual, warranty card and included Display Mate software are supplied in a bag. There’s also a clip to use to hold the cables together.

BenQ remote

A wired remote control is part of the packaging, connecting to a Mini-USB port on the underside of the display (more on this later in the review).

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The stand is assembled via a tool-free design, with the base and main section connecting together then secured with a locking mechanism by turning a key underneath the base.

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The stand then slots into the screen and clicks into place securely, or can be removed altogether and fitted to a VESA bracket for wall mounting.

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You can swivel the display 45 degrees to the left or right, raise it up to 15cm or tilt it from around -5 to 20 degrees. As with other displays, the BenQ BL3201PT can be turned 90 degrees for use in portrait mode simply by raising it to the maximum height then pushing down on one side.
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This is not commonly found on screens larger than 32 inches. However, using such a large panel in portrait mode can present a rather strange effect.
BenQ lower side ports

Another relatively uncommon feature of the BenQ BL3201PT is the positioning of the display connectors on the right-hand side of rather than the underside. This makes them much easier to access. You will also find an SD card slot and two of the five USB 3 ports here, with a 3.5mm headphone connector.
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Underneath the display are three more USB 3 ports, the USB 3 uplink port, and another 3.5mm audio line out. A standard (commonly known as kettle lead) IEC power connector is on the left, along with a master power switch.

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