Acer on Thursday introduced a new 4K monitor for processionals, the ProDesigner BM320. The company says the panel provides “precise” color reproduction due to its support for 100 percent of the Adobe RGB and sRGB color spaces. It’s backed by a 10-bit color depth and support for the Rec. 709 and DCI-P3 color spaces. Needless to say, this isn’t your typical desktop monitor.
Here are the specs:
|Screen size:||32 inches|
|Panel type:||In-Plane Switching|
|Resolution:||3,840 x 2,160 @ 60Hz|
|Colors supported:||1.07 billion|
|Color spaces:||Adobe RGB @ 100 percent
sRGB @ 100 percent
Rec. 709 @ 100 percent
DCI-P3 @ 90 percent
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DisplayPort 1.2
1x Mini DisplayPort
5x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports (1 up, 4 down)
|Audio:||2x two-watt speakers|
|Stand height:||Up to 5.9 inches|
|Stand swivel:||+/- 45 degrees|
|Stand tilt:||-5 to 25 degrees|
|Stand pivot:||+/- 90 degrees|
|Dimensions (no stand):||17 x 28.6 x 2.3 inches|
|Dimensions (with stand):||24.24 x 28.64 x 7.91 inches|
As the specs show, the panel is based on In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, which promises rich colors and wide viewing angles. By comparison, the oldest and more widely used Twisted Nematic (TN) technology offers a better brightness and response time, making it a good fit for PC gaming. IPS panels are ideal for color-accurate applications like photo editing, graphic design, and so on.
“Featuring a sleek ZeroFrame design, the Acer ProDesigner BM320 provides maximum viewing area and virtually eliminates the screen’s bezel for a seamless visual experience in multiple display setups,” the company said. “An IPS panel enables wide viewing angles with accurate colors up to 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically.”
According to Acer, the monitor provides 6-axis color adjustment for tuning the hue and saturation to the exact colors designers need. It also packs “super sharpness technology,” so low-resolution images have slightly better edges. Acer even tunes and tests each panel before shipping to ensure a Delta-E color accuracy so precise, it’s the smallest difference in hues that the human eye can barely see.
Other goodies thrown into Acer’s new monitor include Flicker-less technology to reduce the amount of headache-inducing flicker, BlueLightShield to protect your brain’s melatonin from burning blue light, and low dimming to automatically change the brightness as the room’s light fluctuates. ComfyView reduces the screen glare as well, easing the visual strain of staring at a bright monitor for hours on end.
Acer’s new 31-inch ProDesigner BM320 is available now through Acer and participating retailers for a hefty price of $1,300. It appears to be the first in Acer’s new ProDesigner BM Series lineup, so expect additional units in Acer’s portfolio to arrive in the near future.