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Monoprice 32-inch CrystalPro 4K monitor review

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Monoprice’s 32-inch CrystalPro monitor is a beautiful 4K, 60Hz, 16:9 display with a sleek design and functional stand, and is an excellent consideration when looking for a new business monitor. There are four video inputs, allowing use of multiple devices if needed, in addition to a built-in USB-A hub that can be routed to a computer for data transfer. The included stand connects to the monitor via the VESA mount and allows for many adjustments, including convenient cable management.

Unpacking

The 32-inch CrystalPro monitor came in three main parts: the screen itself, the monitor base, and the monitor arm. In addition to those three main components, there were a handful of cables, an external power brick, and some screws.

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We simply attached the base to the arm, creating the complete monitor stand, but when we started connecting the monitor stand to the monitor, we discovered that once the VESA mount was mounted in a fixed position. This prevented us from flipping between portrait and landscape without unscrewing the VESA mount from the monitor and reattaching it in the desired direction.

First impression

Monoprice 32 inch CrystalPro Monitor

Rear left of the monitor (Image credit: Future)

Right out of the box, we were impressed with the lightweight and thin profile of this monitor. The bezels were small and the nameplate on the front was sleek and minimal. Looking at the back of the monitor, we were pleased to see a USB-C port, two HDMI ports, one DisplayPort, two USB-A ports, a USB-B port, a headphone jack and a power jack.

Specifications:

Screen size: 32 inch

Resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Refresh rate: 60Hz

Weight (including stand): 18 lbs

Ports: 1 USB-C port, 2 HDMI ports, 1 DisplayPort, 2 USB-A ports and 1 USB-B port

One minor frustration we have with this is that there was a barrel connector to power the monitor, leaving us with a power block between the monitor and the outlet, making cable management more difficult but not impossible.

Monoprice 32 inch CrystalPro Monitor

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Design and build quality

Monoprice 32 inch CrystalPro Monitor

(Image credit: Future)

Very minimal in every way, this monitor looks sharp and offers a clean matte finish, reducing glare in a workspace, with the side and top bezels less than 6mm, while the bottom chin has a 12mm bezel is.

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