• SPECIFICATIONS
  • Display Size: 32-inch
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440
  • Connectivity: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2a, VGA, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Viewing Angle: 178/178
  • Dimensions: 720.5 x 490.1 x 188.13mm
  • Weight: 6.23kg
  • Pros:
  • Performance
  • 1440p
  • Price
  • Cons:
  • No DVI

Bigger Is Always Better

As the years go by we have seen the size of monitors increase, it was not long ago when 17-18 inch monitors were considered big. But now the new standard seems to hover around 24-27 inches, but will this be the same in the coming future? Looking at the 32-inch monitor we have in front of us, we’re not sure how much larger monitors will get, and we’re definitely looking forward.

Ok, some may think 32-inch is quite large and in truth in a way it is quite big, but that in itself isn’t something bad. Especially when it comes with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 everything stays sharp and clear. The best part about having such a big screen and resolution, it allows us to multi-task better with different windows open in each corner of the screen. For those out there who work with a lot of tabs or windows, this would be a great buy.

The SuperClear IPS panel provides great colour reproduction and colours are vibrant, which will appeal to general consumers and gamers. The viewing angles are great as well, so you’ll be able to get a clear image in almost any angle. When we tested it with gaming there was no instance of ghosting that we could notice, while gaming on Overwatch or CS:GO. The monitor also features Flicker-Free and Blue light eye-care technology, it allowed us to end our day in the office without feeling eye fatigue, and we used the monitor for hours a day.

In terms of build quality the VX3209-2K looks and feels durable. The metal stand might seem a bit small for a monitor of that size, but it definitely holds it in place without issue. If you want to adjust the monitor, the most you’ll be able to do is tilting it back and forth, no height adjustment for this big boy. The ultra-slim bezel is also a welcome sight as it adds to aesthetics and when put side by side with other slim bezel monitors, makes for a pleasurable viewing experience. Connectivity wise it has VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort, a good variety in our opinion but we’d think it would be better to replace the VGA port with a DVI port instead.

CHIP CONCLUDE: Whether you want to use it for gaming, media or work, the VX3209-2K does a great job in either one. The QHD resolution keeps everything sharp even on such a large display, and at this price it’s a great buy.

(previously published in issue February 2017)r

ViewSonic VX3209-2K