BenQ Unveils 34-Inch Ultrawide Color-Accurate Monitor

Photography Gear

BenQ has announced the PD3420Q, a 34-inch, 2K resolution, 21:9 ultra-wide, HDR design monitor that covers 100% of sRGB and 98% of P3 color spaces. The company promises out-of-the-box color accuracy powered by BenQ’s AQCOLOR technology.

The monitor offers a 3440 x 1440 pixel WQHD resolution with VESA DisplayHDR 400 support on a panoramic, frameless 34-inch panel. The ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio provides 33% extra horizontal surface with higher pixel-per-inch density than 16:9 QHD displays. Note: this is a flat panel, not curved. BenQ opted for a flat panel to prevent lines from skewing which allows for better reproduction of images.

Ultrawide monitors are generally seen as an alternative to a dual-monitor setup. BenQ has embraced this, as the PD3420Q can work in 16:9 and 5:9 partitions side by side.

BenQ touts its AQCOLOR technology as capable of “supreme color breadth, depth, and accuracy.” Using this technology, the PD3420Q can display 1.07 billion colors with 99% coverage of sRGB and 98% of DCI-P3, and average Delta E ≤ 3. The company says that each ultrawide monitor is individually factory-calibrated, Pantone Validated, and Calman Verified. BenQ says that results are further supported by ICCSync for ICC profile matching, Uniformity Technology for screen consistency, and HDR10 / SMPTE ST 2084.

The monitor uses an IPS LED backlight system, promises a 5ms response time and a 60Hz refresh rate, and only supports one HDR profile: HDR10. It features two HDMI 2.0 ports, one full-size DisplayPort, a USB 3.1 Hub (four downstream and one upstream), and a single USB Type-C port with 65 watts of power delivery. That USB-C port can be used by Mac computers as the single point for connectivity as well.

The PD3420Q joins BenQ’s other Mac-ready DesignVue monitors:

The monitor is equipped with the ability to view content in CAD/CAM, Animation, Darkroom, DualView, and M-Book modes. BenQ’s unique Hotkey Puck Gen 2 eases workload with shortcuts to preferred settings and the PD3420Q includes KVM switching capability and PIP/PBP (Picture-in-Picture/Picture-by-Picture) modes. The monitor also features a proprietary low blue light that is flicker-free which, when combined with anti-glare coatings, BenQ says makes it easier to use it for long periods of time by reducing fatigue.

The BenQ PD3420Q is available now on for $900.

Articles You May Like

Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 2023 promise “faster, easier photo and video editing” with AI updates
Spotlight on flat lay photography and how to incorporate it in your commercial portfolio
Nikon D500 & 200-500mm f/5.6: The Ultimate Budget Wildlife Combo
I saved $250 by making my own DIY contrast filter holder for the Omega B66 enlarger
Final Destination movie directors fake their own death in bid to win job

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.