Viotek NB32C: Ultrawide on a Budget

Anytime you’re buying something on a smaller budget, you’re going to have to sacrifice some features. In the case of the Viotek NB32C, the sacrifice is small.  The 60 Hz refresh rate is nothing to write home about, but its real weakness you have to consider  about this monitor is the 1080p resolution stretched out over 32 inches. That means lower pixel density in your display.

It’s not all bad, though. This display has a 1800R curvature, which means you’ll get good colors and viewing angles even if you’re not sitting literally directly in front of the screen. The dynamic contrast ratio is a sturdy 20k:1, meaning you’ll get deep blacks and white whites. There’s a thick layer of anti-glare treatment on the screen, so the curvature won’t catch the light and blind you. And the on-screen-display is sensibly designed and intuitive to use.

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The colors and brightness are vivid, giving you that gorgeous widescreen look, but the fact you’re on a 1920x1080p resolution is frankly limiting. It’s also strange the screen technically measures 31.5 inches when 32 is literally in the name — but given the price this screen is still worth consideration for anyone in the market for a 32 inch widescreen.

Specs

  • 31.5’’ screen (curved)
  • 1920×1080 resolution
  • VGA/DVI/HDMI input
  • 60hz refresh rate
  • 20,000:1 contrast ratio

Drawbacks

Bezel assembly can’t be adjusted for height. 1080p resolution  is lackluster for this resolution, but shouldn’t bother someone just looking for a casual viewing experience.

Conclusion

Perhaps this isn’t the sexiest monitor on the market, but for the price, it’s worth a look. As long as you’re not going to be using this screen mostly for competitive gaming, it’ll serve you well for just about any other type of activity.