In many ways the BenQ EW3270ZL is a no-nonsense monitor that just gets on with the job – and does it very well. Sometimes, that’s exactly what you want – no extra bells and whistles that only add to the price tag without adding much to your overall experience, while detracting from the all-important screen.
BenQ has been wise to let the EW3270ZL’s huge 32-inch 2560 x 1440 screen do all the leg work here – it’s a joy to use, especially for day-to-day tasks.
The huge size of the screen is great for working and gaming on, and the high 2560 x 1440 resolution is perfect. The onscreen menu is easy to navigate – not something we can always say about monitors, and the various technologies to help reduce eye strain are very welcome.
The price is also very decent at £440 (around $570, AU$770) which makes it a compelling purchase.
We didn’t like
To reach such a low price for such a big monitor, sacrifices must be made, which is why the BenQ EW3270ZL lacks certain features such as G-Sync and Picture-in-Picture mode. This won’t be a deal breaker for many, but what is more annoying is the rigid stand that doesn’t let you manoeuvre the screen easily.
Apart from that, there’s not a lot to dislike about this monitor.
If you want a large, high resolution monitor that’s affordable and comfortable to use when working – and playing the occasional game – then we can enthusiastically recommend the BenQ EW3270ZL. The 32-inch screen offers plenty of space to work on, and thanks to its slim design it doesn’t dominate the desk like some large screen monitors have a tendency to do.
Thanks to an ambient light sensor, and flicker free technology, as well as plenty of pre-set display settings, the BenQ EW3270ZL is also easy on the eye without sacrificing image quality or color accuracy.
Its price is very good as well, though it does mean you shouldn’t expect certain additional features. If you’re looking for a monitor that specialises in gaming, you may be better off looking at a gaming monitor such as the AOC Agon AG352UCG.
Otherwise, you’ll be very pleased with what the BenQ EW3270ZL offers for the price.