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My preference for 32-inch monitors has been well documented in past reviews. Whether the screen is curved or flat, they provide a ton of screen area for any activity, work, play or entertainment. If you have a small space, you can fill it with a 32-inch display and create a miniature home theater. They are ideal for offices, dorm rooms or small apartments. Sitting two to three feet away, you are immersed in the image at a height that is greater than an ultra-wide screen. And in most cases, they’re less expensive than an equivalent 21:9 panel.
Viotek delivers a lot of value in all its products. For a very attractive price, the GNV32DBE puts a 32-inch 16:9 curved VA monitor on your desktop, or in your entertainment center. QHD resolution coupled with 165 Hz and Adaptive-Sync delivers excellent gaming. I found it performed on par with other, more expensive monitors of the same size, speed and resolution. The backlight strobe feature doesn’t do much for motion resolution, but you’re better off running FreeSync or G-Sync with overdrive.
Though I found the grayscale tracking to be a little cool, the GNV32DBE’s image is solid, with class-leading contrast of nearly 5,000:1 and a wide color gamut. You can get more color volume in this category, but not at this price. Were Viotek to fix the color temperature issue I noted, this monitor would be a home run.
If you’ve been lusting after a 32-inch monitor but weren’t willing to sacrifice resolution or speed, there is a solution. Viotek’s GNV32DBE delivers great specs and solid performance for less than $300.
Christian Eberle is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors. Christian began his obsession with tech when he built his first PC in 1991, a 286 running DOS 3.0 at a blazing 12MHz. In 2006, he undertook training from the Imaging Science Foundation in video calibration and testing and thus started a passion for precise imaging that persists to this day. He is also a professional musician with a degree from the New England Conservatory as a classical bassoonist which he used to good effect as a performer with the West Point Army Band from 1987 to 2013. He enjoys watching movies and listening to high-end audio in his custom-built home theater and can be seen riding trails near his home on a race-ready ICE VTX recumbent trike. Christian enjoys the endless summer in Florida where he lives with his wife and Chihuahua and plays with orchestras around the state.