BenQ today unveiled its high-end wide color gamut monitor aimed at photography enthusiasts and professionals, the SW320.
The 31.5-inch monitor uses a 10-bit IPS panel with 3840 x 2160 4K resolution and 178-degree horizontal/vertical viewing angles. The 10-bit panel with advanced 14-bit lookup table (LUT) is claimed to deliver spectacular color quality a Delta E values of ≤2. It covers 99% of the Adobe RGB and 99% of sRGB, Rec.709, and the digital cinema industry’s DCI-P3 color space. In addition to boasting of an ultra-wide color gamut, the monitor also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) signals through the HDMI and DisplayPort inputs. The Brightness Uniformity Function allows the monitor to achieve immaculate brightness uniformity across the entire screen via a meticulous fine-tuning process of hundreds of sub-regions with high-precision apparatus.
For professional work, the BenQ SW320 can be hardware calibrated with a colorimeter and Palette Master Element calibration software. Another feature that professionals will appreciate is the GamutDuo feature. It allows side-by-side display of content in two different color spaces, such as Adobe RGB and sRGB. The detachable shading hood blocks ambient light and glare, ensuring superb color accuracy. It works both in portrait as well as landscape orientations.
Connectivity options include a media card reader, USB 3.0 ports, HDMI 2.0a, and DisplayPort/ miniDisplay Port 1.4 with support for Mac Thunderbolt output.
The monitor will be going on sale later this month for a price tag of roughly $1,200 in the US. In Europe, the SW320 is expected to cost around 1,500 EUR.