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    BenQ EX3200R

    A 31.5in screen with FreeSync support at up to 144Hz.
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    Re: BenQ EX3200R

    Link goes to a different monitor.

    1080 @ this size and price? No thanks.
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    Re: BenQ EX3200R

    Quote Originally Posted by Pleiades View Post
    1080 @ this size and price? No thanks.
    Seriously... Anyone who's ever tried using monitor over about 27" with only 1080p knows this is a terrible idea. I'm calling Hexus out for not once mentioning that as a problem with this monitor...

    It's also interesting to note that, while the review does point out that BenQ markets this as a Movie watching and productivity monitor, more than a gaming monitor, paying all that extra money for a monitor with so many wasted FPS for movies (144-24fps) and for a grainy computer desktop doesn't even make any sense. Why not pay less for a 60Hz non-free sync monitor at a higher resolution? I'm really not sure what the market based is for this product.

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    Re: BenQ EX3200R

    "The reviewed EX3200R is something of a halfway house - part movie screen and part gaming monitor - and does both jobs well."

    How, in 2017, where "full HD" is now a minimum standard, does Hexus define "well" for gaming and movie watching?

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    Re: BenQ EX3200R

    Whilst I agree with the sentiment of the thread for general work, in defence of Hexus, movies on blu ray remain 1080p, so that's the resolution you want for watching them (or 4k). For gaming, whilst people talk about mid-range graphics cards doing 1080p just fine, the truth is that modern games with (more-or-less) maxed out settings can struggle at 1080p even on expensive cards (300ukp+). As such, 1080p is a perfectly acceptable gaming/movie resolution, but equally those purposes are arguably better served by TVs at this kind of size. A 470/480 with freesync would make a nice gaming rig with this, but I'd probably still end up going TV for the convenience of TV-audio.

    The irony is that at 31+ inches, we're getting to the sizes where 4k makes more sense (natively - I hate the scaling needed on smaller 4k screens). But of course then the hardware requirements for gaming go up, and there's no 4k blu-ray on PC.

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    Re: BenQ EX3200R

    Who the hell still uses monitor speakers?! They are so crappy that I've never heard of someone say "Let me use these instead of buying a reasonable entry level sound system for 20 quid that sounds much better than these.."

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    Re: BenQ EX3200R

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunderas View Post
    Who the hell still uses monitor speakers?! They are so crappy that I've never heard of someone say "Let me use these instead of buying a reasonable entry level sound system for 20 quid that sounds much better than these.."
    I use the speakers on my monitor sometimes. Yes they are rubbish, no denying that but, they are useful if I want my partner to hear something as well. If I want good sound I use my headphones. (AKG K550 and Asus Xonar Essence STX.) £20 speakers are still utter rubbish and not worth investing in, better to save-up for something better.

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