Tech Review Tuesday: BenQ EX3501R vs BenQ PD3200U
Posted 29th May 2018 By: Derpina    711 Views
Esports News – Video gaming allows you to visit and see things ahead of its time—some may even say out of this world. Regardless, it comes as a no-brainer that gaming monitors are the very medium responsible for how things come to us visually. The vivid graphics and images from these first-person shooter, MMORPG, and MOBA video games should be presented the way they were meant to be. Hence, you need to have a leading-edge gaming monitor that can provide the full-fledged experience.
This week on Tipify’s gaming equipment series, side by side are two gaming monitors coming from the same consumer electronics company: BenQ EX3501R and BenQ PD3200U. The brand is a Taiwanese multinational company known for selling markets technological products, consumer electronics, and computing and communications devices; this 2018, their newly released monitors made their way to the top 10 list of best gaming monitors from various online publications focused on latest technology and gadgets. In this regard, we put the two to the test to see which one is worth your money.
This $850 USD monitor is on top of the game for its ultra-wide monitor. Its 35-inch size is equipped with 3,440 x 1,440 resolution, sRGB 100% color support, 300 cd/m2 brightness, and 178/178 viewing angle. It also has a High Dynamic Range (HDR) which can create a better, more dynamic-looking pixels—the main selling point for the best gaming monitors and televisions for a while now. For gamers using Windows 10, your computer might have a hard time keeping up with the HDR support and video applications of BenQ EX3501R. The best solution is to keep updating your device until Microsoft’s latest version can provide better support for the issues mentioned.
BenQ EX3501R also excels in the aesthetic and flexibility departments. The monitor’s backbone is built with adjustable metals with vertical adjustments of 60mm and tilt adjustment of between -5 and 20 degrees. The edges of the screen are sealed with ‘ultra-slim bezels’ which allows the users to immerse in the game with a flawless field of view.
Around $50 USD cheaper than BenQ EX3501R, BenQ PD3200U might be an equal or alternative—depending on how you look at it and what your preferences are. It has a 32-inch screen packed with 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, sRGB 100% color support, 350 cd/m2 brightness, and 178/178 viewing angle. All specifications are almost the same as BenQ EX3501R, but the most notable difference is its display: the 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) support. It may not function as an HDR but Windows 10 and below can support it better.
As for the design and outer finish, BenQ PD3200U looks very simple and slick. One look at it and productivity will instantly cross your mind. At night or in the dark, it exerts Low Blue Light and Flicker-free technology which can make gaming more comfortable even without the lights on.