BenQ PD3205U DesignVue 31.5" 16:9 4K HDR FreeSync IPS Monitor

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BenQ PD3205U DesignVue 31.5" 16:9 4K HDR FreeSync IPS Monitor
Key Features
  • 31.5" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Display
  • DisplayPort 1.4 | HDMI 2.0 | USB Type-C
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz Native Resolution
  • 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
The PD3205U Professional 31.5" 16:9 4K HDR IPS Monitor from BenQ features a 31.5" IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel with a native resolution of 3840 x 2160, support for 1.07 billion colors, DisplayPort 1.4, and HDMI 2.0 inputs, support for 99% of the sRGB and Rec. 709 color gamuts, HDR10 for an expanded color palette, and FreeSync for smooth motion with less blurring, tearing, and artifacts. There is also a USB Type-C port that delivers up to 90W of power, while Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) technology let you display multiple images on the screen at the same time. BenQ also built this display with Low Blue Light and Flicker Free technologies to help make extended work sessions easier on your eyes.
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BenQ PD3205U Overview

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The PD3205U Professional 31.5" 16:9 4K HDR IPS Monitor from BenQ features a 31.5" IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel with a native resolution of 3840 x 2160, support for 1.07 billion colors, DisplayPort 1.4, and HDMI 2.0 inputs, support for 99% of the sRGB and Rec. 709 color gamuts, HDR10 for an expanded color palette, and FreeSync for smooth motion with less blurring, tearing, and artifacts. There is also a USB Type-C port that delivers up to 90W of power, while Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) technology let you display multiple images on the screen at the same time. BenQ also built this display with Low Blue Light and Flicker Free technologies to help make extended work sessions easier on your eyes.

General Features

Industry Standard

The PD3205U covers 99% of the sRGB and Rec.708 color gamuts, so you can easily load and display images from different sources. Meanwhile, a Delta E ≤ 3 helps ensure accuracy and color confidence.

Displaying Details

BenQ Uniformity Technology delivers corner-to-corner authentic color and consistent luminescence. The display is divided into hundreds of sub-regions and meticulously fine-tuned for precision. This innovative tech assures dependable image fidelity.

Out of the Box Guarantee

BenQ DesignVue monitors earn Calman Verified and Pantone Validated status. Furthermore, the PD3205U achieves Pantone SkinTone Validated status, appealing to those who appreciate products that realize authenticity in the display of real-world colors, and that accurately represent the world's palette of skin tones. Creative professionals demand excellence, and BenQ delivers.

HDR Technology

HDR10 gets better results more efficiently when you preview the HDR effect on video while editing.

Show Only Necessary Details

Various color modes bring necessary detail to your eyes, including Darkroom Mode, Animation Mode, CAD/CAM Mode, and DualView.

Darkroom Mode
Adjust image brightness and contrast for work in dark environments.

Animation Mode
Enhance the clarity of dark areas without overexposing bright regions.

CAD/CAM Mode
Enjoy superior contrast of lines and shapes in technical illustrations.

DualView
Showcase designs in two modes side-by-side for improved workflow and enhanced productivity.

KVM Switch

The new KVM Switch auto-pairs with input signals. Click once to switch systems via Hotkey Puck G2 to save space and boost efficiency.

USB Type-C

Work seamlessly. The USB Type-C port provides fast video, audio, and data transmission and 90W of power delivery.

PIP/PBP

Go split screen. Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) let you customize your work flow.

Ergonomic Design

Create in comfort with your monitor in the ideal position.

Hotkey Puck G2

Easily access input modes, industry standard color settings, and other features. The Hotkey Puck G2 makes navigating your screen settings.

Display Pilot

Display Pilot software lets you access designer-friendly features for ease and efficiency.

Create with Fresh Eyes

BenQ's eye care technologies reduce eye fatigue while ensuring greater user comfort during long periods of use.

Ports

The PD3205U is equipped with the following ports:
  • one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (data transfers only)
  • one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port (for video, data transfers, and power delivery up to 90W)
  • three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports
  • one 3.5mm headphone jack
  • two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-B ports
  • one HDMI port
  • one DisplayPort
  • Data Transfers via USB Type-C

    When this display is set to 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz, the USB Type-C ports will operate at 480 Mb/s USB 2.0. When the resolution is set to 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz, it will operate at 5 Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1/3.0).
    UPC: 840046042189

    BenQ PD3205U Specs

    Display
    Size31.5"
    Panel TypeIPS-Type LCD
    TouchscreenNo
    Resolution3840 x 2160
    Aspect Ratio16:9
    Pixels Per Inch (ppi)139 ppi
    FinishAnti-Glare / Matte
    Maximum Brightness350 cd/m2 (Peak in HDR Mode)
    250 cd/m2 (Sustained in SDR Mode)
    Contrast Ratio1000:1
    Refresh Rate60 Hz
    Variable Refresh TechnologyFreeSync
    HDR CompatibilityHDR10
    Color Gamut99% sRGB
    99% Rec. 709
    Response Time5 ms (GtG)
    Viewing Angle (H x V)178 x 178°
    Inputs / Outputs
    Inputs/Outputs1 x HDMI 2.0 Input
    1 x DisplayPort 1.4 Input
    1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) Input/Output
    1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) Output
    2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) Output
    2 x USB Type-B (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) Input
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Input/Output
    HDCP SupportYes, Version 2.2
    Built-In SpeakersYes, 2 x 2.5 W
    Memory Card SlotsNone
    Multi-Input Support (PIP/PBP)Picture-in-Picture (PIP), Picture-by-Picture (PBP)
    Supported LanguagesArabic
    Czech
    Dutch
    English
    French
    German
    Hungarian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Korean
    Polish
    Portuguese
    Romanian
    Russian
    Simplified Chinese
    Spanish
    Swedish
    Traditional Chinese
    Power
    Power Consumption168 W (Maximum)
    31.5 W (Typical)
    0.5 W (Standby)
    AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Power Adapter TypeInternal
    USB Power Delivery90 W (via USB Type-C)
    Environmental
    CertificationsTUV, as per Manufacturer
    Physical
    Height Adjustment4.3" / 110 mm
    Rotation AdjustmentNone
    Swivel Adjustment60° (-30 to 30°)
    Tilt Adjustment-5 to 20°
    Max Arm Extension LengthNone
    Mounting-Hole Pattern100 x 100 mm
    Lock SlotYes
    Dimensions (W x H x D)27.9 x 23.0 x 10.0" / 70.9 x 58.4 x 25.4 cm (with Stand)
    27.9 x 16.5 x 3.3" / 70.9 x 41.9 x 8.4 cm (without Stand)
    Weight20.72 lb / 9.40 kg (with Stand)
    13.7 lb / 6.2 kg (without Stand)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight27 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.5 x 7.5 x 7.2"

    BenQ PD3205U Reviews

    Lovely Display for the Price

    By Martin
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2022-05-19

    The screen is gorgeous for this price range, nice and bright, with punchy HDR, many pro color options, a slick matte finish, and nice viewing angle. The MBook setting matches my 2021 MBP quite well for general use. My intent was to use this mostly for toolbars and timelines and pallets and keep my video on the excellent MBP screen, but I find myself dragging video windows up to this and being happy with the look. I connect via HDMI for video, I was not wild about the way it behaved when I tried USB-C. If you connect via both HDMI and USB-C, it will assume you have two separate video sources even if you only want the USB-C connection for data. You have to switch between them. I pulled a star because the hub and switching options are less than stellar in practice. I run my Time Machine SSD and my audio interface through this unit and also use the side ports (handy) for thumb drives and such. My main gripe is that it dismounts drives when it goes to sleep, causing me to need to enter a password to reconnect them if they are configured to be secure. I also don't find the puck thing particularly useful, but that's more a matter of preference. I still think it's worth the price for the screen alone and would buy it again.

    Great Monitor for Macbook Pro users

    By Gabe
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-04-26

    I needed a monitor for my 2021 Macbook Pro 16 and this one fit the bill perfectly. The USB-C 90 W power delivery is amazing, no need to carry/plug in a charger. The built in KVM switch helps if you need to use a Mac and a PC system, with the hotkey puck. Less clutter on your desk and more seamless switching/integration.

    Not worth the price.

    By Roderick
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Date: 2022-04-24

    It's a nice monitor but benq could have added rgb on it. There's a lot of cheaper brand out there that can match this monitor. I thought this newly released benq monitor would have been better than the previous. Don't waste your money on this. Buy a cheaper brand because the others are just as good as this one no matter how benq advertises this one.

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