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The 6 Best 32-Inch Monitors - Summer 2022 Reviews

Best 32-Inch Monitors

Although other sizes are more popular, there are quite a few good monitors available at 32 inches. They're sometimes seen as niche sizes, but many offer the same great features found on more popular sizes, including advanced gaming features like FreeSync, high-resolution 4k screens, and, more recently, HDR and HDMI 2.1 support. You can find 32-inch monitors in various resolutions and for a variety of uses.

We've bought and tested over 240 monitors, and below you'll find our top picks for the best 32-inch monitors that are available for purchase. If you're interested in other sizes, see our recommendations for the best 24-25-inch monitors, the best 27-inch monitors, and the best 34+ inch monitors.

  1. Best 32-Inch Monitor

    The best 32-inch monitor we've tested is the Gigabyte M32U. It's a versatile 4k display with a bunch of features to improve your workflow, and it has a few extra perks if you want to use it for gaming on the side. The high-resolution screen helps it deliver remarkable text clarity, and the 32-inch display is big enough to open multiple windows side-by-side. It has a USB hub with a USB-C port and three USB-A ports, and it has a KVM switch that allows you to connect your mouse and keyboard directly to the monitor and control your desktop computer and laptop with them.

    It's a great choice for sharing your work with someone sitting next to you because it has wide viewing angles that make the image remain consistent as you move off-center. However, it isn't good in dark rooms because it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray. If you want something for a dark environment, the Gigabyte M32UC is essentially a variant with a different panel type with a higher contrast ratio. However, it has worse ergonomics and viewing angles, so go for the M32U if you want something more versatile.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range 32-Inch Monitor

    If you want something that costs less than the Gigabyte M32U and don't want a monitor in the budget category, then the Gigabyte M32Q is a great choice. It's a 1440p monitor with a lower resolution than the M32U, so text doesn't look as sharp, but it still has a ton of features to improve the user experience. If you want to use it for office work, it has a USB-C port that makes it easy to connect your laptop, and it has a few features like the KVM switch and Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes so you can view images from two sources at once.

    It performs well in bright rooms as it gets bright enough to fight glare and has good reflection handling, meaning visibility won't be an issue. It also displays a wide range of colors and has exceptional out-of-the-box accuracy, which is ideal if your work requires accurate colors. Overall, if you want a mid-range 32-inch monitor, you'll be happy with this one.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget 32-Inch Monitor

    The LG 32QN55T-B is the best budget 32-inch monitor we've tested. It's a simple monitor with the same 1440p resolution as the Gigabyte M32Q, but it doesn't have as many features, and it's not as versatile for gaming as it has a lower refresh rate. Still, it's a good choice if you need to use it in a well-lit room because it gets bright enough to fight glare and has great reflection handling, meaning visibility won't be an issue. It also has wide viewing angles if you need to share your screen with someone sitting next to you, but the stand has limited ergonomics. Luckily, you can remove the stand and mount the display if you want to easily adjust it.

    While it doesn't offer a ton of features, which is normal for a budget-friendly monitor, it has an audio output if you want to connect headphones or speakers. It also has a flicker-free backlight, which helps reduce eye strain during long work hours, making it a good choice for office use, and the best option if you're on a budget and want a 32-inch monitor.

    See our review

  4. Best 32-Inch Office Monitor

    The best 32-inch office monitor we've tested is the Dell S3221QS. It's designed with office productivity in mind and doesn't cost much. It's well-built with a simple design that looks good in any office environment. What makes this a good choice for office work is the 4k resolution that delivers sharp text, and you can easily open multiple windows at once. It also has Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes if you want to view images from two sources at once, like from your laptop and work PC.

    It looks good whether you need to use it in dim or bright office spaces because it displays deep blacks in dark rooms and gets bright enough to fight glare in bright rooms. Although it has narrow viewing angles and it isn't ideal for sharing the screen with others, it has a gentle curve that brings the edges of the screen within your field of vision, so you don't see an inaccurate image at the sides. This means it's fine if you're sitting directly in front of it.

    See our review

  5. Best 32-Inch Monitor For Photo Editing

    If you want something for photo editing, then the best 32-inch display we've tested is the Dell U3223QE. It has a 4k resolution like the Dell S3221QS, but it has a ton more features to improve your workflow while editing. It has an sRGB mode with remarkable color accuracy, so you won't need to get it calibrated if you're a photo editor, and it displays a wide range of colors in SDR. Even if you need to work with content in HDR, it has fantastic gradient handling and near-perfect coverage of the DCI-P3 color space used in most HDR content, but some colors are under-saturated.

    It's an ideal monitor if you often need to share your screen with a coworker or client. It has wide viewing angles that make the image remain consistent from the sides, and the stand offers exceptional ergonomics, making it easy to adjust the screen to your liking. Because of this, it's excellent for content creators.

    See our review

  6. Best 32-Inch Gaming Monitor

    The Samsung LC32G75TQSNXZA is the best 32-inch gaming monitor we've tested. It's packed with features and delivers excellent gaming performance. Its 1440p resolution helps deliver crisp images without being too taxing on your graphics card. It has a high 240Hz refresh rate with native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility to help reduce screen tearing from almost any source. It has a very quick response time, so motion looks smooth whether you're gaming at 60Hz or its max refresh rate, and the input lag is low.

    It's a great choice for dark room gaming thanks to its VA panel and high native contrast; it has an edge-lit local dimming feature, but like most monitors, it performs terribly and doesn't improve the contrast at all, so it's better to leave it disabled. There are some reports of issues with the backlight flickering with variable refresh rate (VRR) enabled, but it isn't visible with all games and contents, and if it isn't something that bothers you, it's excellent for gaming.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • LG 32GP850-B: The LG 32GP850-B is an excellent mid-range gaming monitor that costs less than the Gigabyte M32Q. Get this if you're more of a gamer and just want a high refresh rate, but if you want some of the office features, go for the Gigabyte. See our review
  • Dell G3223Q: The Dell G3223Q is comparable to the Gigabyte M32U and has incredible motion handling, but it's also harder to find. See our review
  • Gigabyte AORUS FI32U: The Gigabyte AORUS FI32U is a 4k gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth like the Gigabyte M32U, but it costs a lot more for little difference. See our review
  • LG 32UL500-W: The LG 32UL500-W is a budget-friendly 4k monitor. If you want the higher resolution go for this over the LG 32QN55T-B, but if you're on a strict budget go for the 32QN55T-B instead. See our review
  • Dell P3223DE: The Dell P3223DE is a great 1440p office monitor with a USB hub, but it costs more than the LG 32QN55T, so it isn't worth getting. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jul 08, 2022: Restructured article to reflect user needs: renamed the Gigabyte M32U to the 'Best 32 Inch Monitor' and the Samsung Odyssey G7 to the 'Best 32 Inch Gaming Monitor'; replaced the LG 32UL500-W with the LG 32QN55T-B in the budget category; added the Dell U3223QE and removed the Gigabyte M32Q.

  2. Mar 22, 2022: Replaced the Acer Nitro XV282K with the Dell S3221QS as 'Best Office' because the Dell is cheaper, and updated Notable Mentions.

  3. Jan 21, 2022: Removed the BenQ EW3270U as the 'Dark Room Alternative' in the office category because it doesn't reflect user needs; changed the Samsung Odyssey G7 and the Gigabyte M32U to 'Best 1440p' and 'Best 4k' categories respectively; updated Notable Mentions based on changes and market availability.

  4. Nov 16, 2021: Completely restructured the article. Removed the LG 32UD99-W as it's sold out and replaced it with the Acer Nitro XV282K KVbmiipruzx. Added a Best Console Gaming category and moved the Gigabyte M28U to that category. Added the Gigabyte M32Q as a cheaper alternative to the Samsung LC32G75TQSNXZA.

  5. Sep 17, 2021: Removed the LG 32GN650-B and added the Gigabyte M28U as the 'HDMI 2.1 Alternative'.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best monitors currently available in a 32-inch screen size. They are adapted to be valid for most people, in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price and feedback from our visitors.

If you would prefer the make your own decision, here is the list of all of our monitor reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most monitors are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault monitors on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.