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ViewSonic VP3268-4K Review: Accurate 32-inch 4K Monitor for Pros

By Julio Franco ยท 16 replies
Dec 19, 2017
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  1. polord

    polord TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Why freesync as cons? It is not for gamers
     
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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,478   +3,037

    14nm response time + DisplayPort 1.2a.

    For that kind of money the monitor cannot afford such compromises today, or it won't sell.

    Professionals are not *****s, they also play sometimes, or their kids do, and they certainly have the brains to figure out what this monitor is really worth.
     
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  3. My Dell U3415W also has a mini-DP (1.2, but it is getting old)
     
  4. Oshyan

    Oshyan TS Enthusiast Posts: 19   +26

  5. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Guru Posts: 414   +265

    I completely agree. I've got a 144hz 1ms 1080p Asus gaming monitor. While gaming in 4K sounds great to me, I won't take an increase in resolution for a decrease in overall performance.
     
  6. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,996   +2,456

    I'm now using the very monitor Tim reviewed here and I have to say it's incredible. I'm coming from a Dell U3014 30" that I paid $2500 Australian for quite a few years ago now and that in it's own right is a very impressive monitor. The image quality of these displays is head and shoulders above the 144 Hz 1ms displays you guys are talking about, sitting them side by side is embarrassing.

    Of course they're designed for completely different tasks so that's not surprising. Still I've played a few fast paced fps titles on the Viewsonic and it's very reasonable, even when coming from a 144 Hz display.
     
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,478   +3,037

    It doesn't give credit to this Viewsonic 2160p monitor, comparing it to a 4-year old 1600p, you'd have to compare it to some of top-end 4K gaming monitors available today. By the way, I'm still using DELL U3014 30" as my main monitor, it is till the best, without upgrading the video card.
     
  8. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,996   +2,456

    I used the UP3216Q for about a year and a half before selling it for a good price. I've got five of the U3014s around the house so I agree, it's a beast ;) I know a good picture when I see one, the VP3268 provides a bloody good picture.. but is that really surprising given Tim's testing results?
     
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  9. George H

    George H TS Rookie


    Steve,

    I was considering the Dell UP3216Q since May 2017 (I did not proceed buying it due to reseller mistakenly telling me that it was out of production). I then waited for the Viewsonic VP3268-4K to be available and a week ago I also found the BenQ PD3200U (AHVA = IPS ?). Pricing is 1350-1000-830 for the above monitors (as mentioned).

    I am now using an LG W2600HP (IPS 26") since 2007 and am satisfied, however I need more viewing area.

    Which of the three monitors do you believe is best (Color accuracy, build quality, picture quality, error-free use)? I have seen a video showing that the Viewsonic has an issue with a horizontal line pattern appearing on screen and read that the BenQ one has spontaneous flicker issue. Is the Dell still the king here, or the other two are comparable according to your experience ?

    Also, is there any plan for reviewing the BenQ PD3200U ?

    Thank you
     
  10. ross01

    ross01 TS Rookie Posts: 23   +6

    I'll wait for the real HDR monitors to be released HDR requires 1000 nits of bightness to be real HDR
     
  11. ddferrari

    ddferrari TS Maniac Posts: 412   +189

    Why would anyone want or need 1000 nits for something they'll be sitting 18-24" away from? Unless you have cataracts or plan to use this thing on the beach, there's no need for that much light. The HDR marketing machine sure has hooked a lot of fish lately.
     
  12. ross01

    ross01 TS Rookie Posts: 23   +6

    because 1000nits is outlined by the standard HDR10 format which require it to see the full colour spectrum of HDR. You say marketing machine but how many tvs or monitors offer this? less than 1% (not even sold to the mass market) so I fail to see the marketing machine you speak of when it doesn't even exist. I'll just take an educated guess you are a person who thinks image quality in a TN panel and IPS panel is the same just more marketing snake oil ey buddy.
     
  13. ddferrari

    ddferrari TS Maniac Posts: 412   +189

    I say marketing machine because people (like you) keep saying "I'm waiting for HDR", sight unseen. And again, I don't want 1000 nits blowing my retinas away when I'm literally 24" from the screen. Have at it, and don't forget your eye protection. By the way, are you actually bragging about something you don't own? Interesting...

    As for your "educated" guess, I suggest staying in school. ;) I own the Dell AW3418DW. It's 34 inches of 3440x1440, IPS, 120Hz, G-Sync, curved ultrawide goodness. It's the perfect pairing with my 1080 Ti. I'm not the waiting type, so I'll just have to somehow get by on this setup for now.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2017
  14. skanskan

    skanskan TS Rookie

    How does it compare to Viewsonic XG3220, Asus ProArt PA329Q , LG 32UD99W or Dell U3219Q.

    I'm looking for a 30 to 32 inch monitor with deep blacks and high contrast like this one, but would also like higher refresh rates. I don't mind if colors aren't accurate.
     
  15. skanskan

    skanskan TS Rookie

    Do you notice the higher refresh rate?
     
  16. skanskan

    skanskan TS Rookie

    Some people wants 1K on their 4-inch smartphones.
    4K looks crisper even if it's difficult to see a single pixel.
     

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