Philips BDM3270 Monitor Review
The Good
  • Bright, beautiful colour recreation
  • Great size for multi-tasking
The Bad
  • Too big for competitive gaming
4.3Overall Score

Bigger is always better, right? Well, depends on who you speak with about this delicate subject, and when it comes to the Philips BDM3270, I am all for it.

I prefer a large PC monitor, but one of our team thinks the Philips BDM3270 is too huge, as if that is even a thing in these days of giant screens.

It is 32 inches across the diagonal, and that suits me just fine. But then I am not a competitive shooter player.

The Philips BMS3270 looks amazing and a very stable on the desk. And that’s another thing – you do really need a hefty office sized desk to make the most of the real estate.


I already play things like Forza on a 55 inch television and use a 27 inch for my gaming machine. So jumping to 32 inches is not that big of a shock. What I did like is the space for work windows.

A large screen is not just for games – I sometimes need several windows open at once and with 32 inches, it just makes sense to have them all separate and not sitting on top of each other. I know you can easily use Task View in Windows 10, but why bother when they are all there, and big enough to work on.

As I mentioned, there is someone on the team who didn’t much like the Philips BDM3270 because he plays pretty competitively on Counterstrike: Global Offensive and there is just too much area for his eyes to cover effectively all at the same time.

Whereas I loved it so much, I even fired up an old favourite, Far Cry 3, to see what it was like – and it was amazing.


Now some specs – the Philips BDM3270 comes with a native Quad HD 2560×1440, flicker free of course. On smaller monitor that will get tiny to look at, but with 32 inches, well, you know.

Philips says its 10-bit display delivers rich colour depth with 1.074 billion colours and 12-bit internal processing for recreating smooth, natural colours without gradations and colour banding.

The base tilts and turns in all sort of directions, including portrait, which always looks weird, but I guess someone likes it.

DisplayPort of course with a 15 metre cable, which sounds a little excessive, but still.

The company said: “These latest Philips screens deliver CrystalClear, Quad HD 2560×1440 or 2560×1080 pixel images. Utilising high-performance panels with a high-density pixel count, enabled by high-bandwidth sources like DisplayPort, HDMI, Dual link DVI, these new displays will make your images and graphics come alive.


Whether you are a demanding professional requiring extremely detailed information for CAD-CAM solutions, using 3D graphic applications or a financial wizard working on huge spreadsheets, Philips displays will give you CrystalClear images.”

There is it – the Philips BDM3270 is a sensational monitor. It looks good in design and more importantly it can deliver.

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Chris Murphy