BenQ BL3200PT 32-inch monitor
Your Mac desktop will look great – but do you really need to super-size?
Nothing quite prepares you for sitting down in front of a 32-inch monitor. As you’d expect for such a massive panel, it supports a 2560x1440 WQHD resolution, so you need a graphically capable Mac to cope with that pixel count. If your Mac has an HDMI port, you might need to use the Thunderbolt (mini DisplayPort) connection instead.
This is not an IPS panel like other 27-inchers on the market; we felt the colour reproduction suffered as a result, but it’s bright and the viewing angle is good. However, we had to disable eco-mode, as our review model kept turning itself off.
Although the display includes buttons, there’s a cabled remote control for managing inputs. Underneath the monitor lies the power button alongside two USB ports; the video connections are on the side, with HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort and VGA, so you can hook up multiple devices. There are also two more USB 3 ports on the side, as well as an SD card reader. Connect a USB cable to your Mac and this display also acts as a hub for your notebook.
This isn’t the most attractive display, but you get used to it and the bezel seems thin once in use. It’s decent for the money and we liked it, but do you really need a display this big? Dan Grabham
Check your Mac will support this level of resolution.