BenQ SW320 monitor is one of the first with HDR


— 10:30 AM on December 6, 2016

The terms 4K and HDR are thrown around quite a bit in reference to TVs lately, but this combination of buzzwords hasn't really hit the PC arena just yet. BenQ is changing that with the SW320, a 3840 x 2160 31.5" IPS LCD display with HDR10 support. The SW320 is actually the first 4K HDR computer monitor that we have seen. The monitor is aimed at digital imaging professionals, and to that end, it can reproduce 99% of the Adobe RGB color space and 87% of the DCI-P3 gamut. The monitor does not support the competing DolbyVision HDR standard.

The panel is not aimed at gamers, though. Its specified response times are a rather-average 5ms gray-to-gray and 14ms typical. The monitor has one DisplayPort 1.4a input and two HDMI 2.0 ports with HDCP 2.2 support. The monitor also sports an integrated two-port USB 3.0 hub and a card reader primed to accept memory cards fresh out of an SLR camera. A display shroud and an OSD hockey puck control come in the box with the monitor. BenQ didn't indicate how much this trailblazing display will cost, but the SW320 should be available some time in January.

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