Acer ProDesigner PE320QK is big on size and color accuracy

Do you recall, back in May, when we reported on Acer's ProDesigner BM320? That's a 31.5" display with 4K resolution and 10-bit-per-pixel color depth. Acer is apparently trying to carve a niche in the professional display market, as it's just brought out the ProDesigner PE320QK with a similarly-juicy list of specifications.

The PE320QK is an LED-backlit LCD monitor with a 31.5" diagonal and a resolution of 3840×2160. The 10-bit IPS panel is specced for a 4-ms response time and 178° viewing angles horizontally and vertically. The company claims that the PE320QK is capable of shining at up to 350 cd/m². That's not quite high enough to qualify the monitor for the HDR label, but it's pretty darn high for a monitor this size.

Acer boasts of the PE320QK's color saturation and accuracy. The company says it the display is calibrated to a DeltaE value of under 1 out of the box, and that it can reproduce 95.7% of the wide DCI-P3 color space. Professionals can hook up to the PE320QK using HDMI, DisplayPort, or USB Type-C connectors. The monitor also supports the USB power delivery spec and can supply up to 85W to charge devices plugged in with the reversible connector. The hood is included, and the stand offers height and tilt adjustments.

Acer says the PE320QK is available now, and we found a listing from a third-party seller at Newegg for $1341. That's a bit over the manufacturer's suggested price of $1199, so interested buyers might want to hold off until Newegg itself gets the display in.

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    • ronch
    • 2 years ago

    How does this compare to competing products from other manufacturers? It still costs a bundle at $1,200 but is it still relatively cheaper as is the norm for Acer products?

      • Canuckistani
      • 2 years ago

      It looks like it’s about on-par with other 10-bit monitors of its size and maybe hitting above its price if it tests well. Amazon has the Dell UP3216Q for $1349. The Dell claims 87% DCI-PC colour space. This Acer *should* be better going by the specs on paper on first glance.

      Eizo, by comparison, has similar to better specs on 10-bit monitors ranging from $2100 to $5300 of varying sizes.

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