The 8 Best 32-Inch Monitors to Buy in 2018

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In the market for a new computer monitor and set on the 32-inch variety? Samsung, LG, BenQ, HP, and ViewSonic all manufacture 32-inch monitors and their displays will dramatically improve your productivity, whether you're retouching photos, editing a video, or even enjoying an all-day gaming session.

But before you buy a 32-inch monitor, you should be aware that they often come with higher prices than you might expect. And even if they have refined designs, they’ll take up a lot of room on your desk that you might not want to spare.

But if a 32-inch monitor is the right addition to your work or gaming station, we’ve compiled a list of outstanding options that will help you improve productivity, boost your gameplay, and enjoy your computing experience better than ever before.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: LG 32MP58HQ

LG 32MP58HQ

Courtesy of LG 32MP58HQ

LG makes some of the most popular displays on the market. And with a beautiful 32-inch screen, the company’s 32MP58HQ might just be one of the best choices it’s ever offered.

The LG monitor comes with a full-HD resolution and uses in-plane switching to deliver outstanding visuals. And since it comes with a 60Hz refresh rate, it should work well with video games. The monitor itself has a 16:9 aspect ratio and uses anti-glare technology, so you can be anywhere in the room and still have a good view of the display.

Arguably the best feature in the LG 32MP58HQ is its Screen Split 2.0 technology. This lets you view two apps side-by-side on the screen and even tweak individual volume, brightness, picture modes, and more for each side of the display.

Aside from all that, the LG monitor ships with a Reader Mode for reducing blue light and helping with eye fatigue. And thanks to its Black Stabilizer integration, the screen will sense dark scenes and make them brighter so you can see more of what’s on the monitor.

Although the monitor comes with a variety of features, it’s surprisingly affordable and a great value for the money.

Best Budget: ViewSonic VX3276

If you’re hoping to save a few bucks without sacrificing picture quality, look no further than the ViewSonic VX3276. The 32-inch screen comes with a 1080p resolution for an HD viewing experience. The monitor has a widescreen design that maintains its 16:9 aspect ratio, plus the built-in HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA ports mean you can connect a variety of devices to the monitor.

ViewSonic’s monitor offers flicker-free technology and a blue light filter for reducing eye strain. And the split-screen technology allows you to view multiple apps on the screen at the same time and arrange them in a set of several pre-defined templates. According to ViewSonic, the feature will dramatically improve productivity in the corporate world.

The ViewSonic monitor’s best feature might just be its price. Although it might be expensive when examining the broader monitor market, in 32-inch screens, it offers an outstanding value and something that could attract shoppers who want a top-notch visual experience without emptying their wallets.

Best LED: Samsung S32D850T

There are a variety of screen technologies in the monitor market, including devices that use LCD, OLED, and LED. But if you’re in the market for LED monitors that offer superior brightness and power-efficiency, Samsung’s S32D850T is the way to go.

Samsung’s monitor has a quad-HD resolution that measures 2560 x 1440. According to Samsung, the resolution will offer a picture that’s about 1.8 times clearer than full-HD would be. So, if you’re playing video games or watching movies, the visuals will be better than what you’d get on a midrange television.

The Samsung monitor comes with thin bezels around the screen and has a sizable base at the bottom to protect your display. But you won’t necessarily find too many extras in the monitor, so if you want additional features, you'll probably end up paying more.

Best Curved: Samsung LC32F391FWNXZA

Curved monitors tend to get mixed reviews — people tend to either love or hate them. If you love them and want the best curved option, Samsung’s LC32F391FWNXZA is the way to go.

Samsung’s monitor measures 32 inches diagonally and offers a full-HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. It also has support for 16.7 million colors, so you should have quite a nice visual experience with the device. It comes with a high-gloss white finish, which makes the design stand out in a market dominated by black and gray monitors. And since it has an ultra-slim design, it’ll sit nicely on your desk without taking up too much room.

If you’re a gamer, you'll appreciate the included Game Mode that optimizes the monitor's colors and contrast to improve your gaming experience. It also has some features to improve energy efficiency.

Best for Brightness: BenQ EW3270ZL

BenQ has made a name for itself in the monitor market for years by building high-quality monitors that are great for professionals and gamers alike. The BenQ EW3270ZL follows in that tradition.

The monitor, which has a 32-inch screen, comes with a quad-HD resolution of 2560 x 1440. It offers a 3000:1 contrast ratio and a 4ms response that's great for gaming. It’ll connect to your computer or another device via HDMI, DisplayPort, or Mini DisplayPort.

The BenQ monitor ships with a 10-bit screen that supports a billion distinct colors. And with help from eye-care technology, you can reduce blue light and flickering and help your eyes.

But arguably the monitor’s best feature is its brightness intelligence, which automatically adjusts brightness based on ambient lighting and the type of content you’re consuming.

Best for Eyes: Asus PB328Q

Several of the monitors in this roundup come with eye-protection measures like flicker-free technology and blue-light filters. But the Asus PB328Q might just do it best.

The monitor, which ships with a quad-HD resolution in its 32-inch screen, has thin bezels all around, creating the effect of only looking at the display. It has a 178-degree ultra-wide viewing angle so you can watch it from a bunch of different angles without losing visual fidelity. On the color side, Asus says the monitor can support up to 100 percent of the sRGB color space. And thanks to some tilt, swivel, and pivot features, you can arrange the monitor so it sits at the ideal angle.

The monitor comes with Asus Eye Care for reducing flicker and blue-light exposure. The feature has been certified by TUV Rheinland Laboratories, earning it high marks for its eye safety.

Best for Gaming: HP Omen

HP’s Omen brand has been a favorite among gamers for years. And now it’s offering one of the best 32-inch gaming monitors on the market.

The monitor, called the HP Omen, comes with a quad-HD resolution and adjustable positioning to give you the best viewing angle while you’re playing games. Since gaming is its biggest concern, the HP Omen has a 5ms response time to help it track fast-moving content. Add that to a 75Hz refresh rate, and it should all but eliminate motion blur.

To boost its gaming appeal, the HP Omen ships with AMD FreeSync, a technology from the chipmaker that syncs the graphics processor with the on-screen action to reduce lag and other problems. And since there are two HDMI ports on the monitor, you can connect a variety of devices to it.

Best Ultrawide: ViewSonic VX3258

One of the nice things about a 32-inch monitor is that it comes with enough screen real estate to allow for a variety of designs. The ViewSonic VX3258 is a curved, ultrawide option that gives you a truly immersive viewing experience.

ViewSonic’s monitor has only a slight curve, but it’s enough to not make its ultrawide design feel like it’s too wide. The monitor has two DisplayPort inputs and two HDMI ports and it comes with a variety of optimized view settings, like Game, Movie, and Web, that are all designed to work with different content.

The ViewSonic features dual integrated speakers and with a 2K resolution, it’ll offer outstanding visuals, regardless of whether you’re playing video games or watching movies. 

Our Process

Our writers spent 4 hours researching the most popular “mini-projectors” on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 50 different projectors overall, screened options from 20 different brands and manufacturers, read over 50 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 2 of the projectors themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.