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Sharp32" PNK321 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor
 
5.0

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5.0

Sharp 32" PNK321 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor

By Tman 18

from Hollywood Hills, CA

About Me Business User, Graphics Enthusiast, It Influenceradvisor

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Best Available4k Awesome
  • Great picture quality
  • Large Viewing Area
  • Reliable Performance
  • Thoughtful Power Consumpt
  • Ultimate Sharpness
  • Very Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Demanding Work
    • Editing
    • Enhances Anything You Do
    • Movies
    • Viewing Content

    Comments about Sharp 32" PNK321 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor:

    I have a new MacPro custom built 8 core. I use my new Sharp PNK 321 monitor for business, editing and all general purpose tasks.I do not believe there is a more clear quality monitor available in the market today. Love the quick wake up, perfection in color quality and ultimate sharpness. The monitor is bright and I do not like being away from the computer, it is that good!The monitor worked out of the box, but at week 5 it quite. This may have been a defective power converter, it is shipped with brick from China. Sharp immediately offered to send a technician to my office, but to save time B and H's awesome customer service department over nighted me branad new monitor. B and H's price also made this jewel of visual technology a lot more affordable then [*]. If you want a Ferrari experience to match an awesome computer the Sharp 4k is second to none.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    5.0

    BEST 4K Monitor Available Today!

    By gadgetguy11

    from Lexington, KY

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • 2 Watts Channel Audio
    • 2 Wpc Audio Is Handy
    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Easily Calibrated
    • Ideal For Apple Mac Pro
    • Striking Contrast
    • Stunning Detail
    • Thunderbolt Connection

    Cons

    • All Plastic Design
    • Delicate
    • Generic Design
    • Hard Buttons On Side
    • Led Temp 96 Degrees F
    • No Match To Apple Design
    • Substandard Base Support
    • Windows Only Software

    Best Uses

    • 4k Hdtv Video Editing
    • Office
    • Photo Editing

    Comments about Sharp 32" PNK321 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor:

    I primarily use the PNK321 for photo & video editing of NEF files generated from multiple Nikon D800 36 megapixel bodies. With file sizes ranging from 15MB JPEG to 50MP NEF, I selected 2) PNK321 monitors to replace 2) 30" Apple Cinema monitors.

    The detail of the monitor is truly stunning - that is the strongest asset of this monitor. It is the most detail of any monitor i have seen. Engineering is a "C" compared with the Cinemas. Walk on the hardwood floor near the desk where the monitor resides, and it visually shakes. Tap your foot at the desk to the beat, and the monitor gently bounces up and down - while the Cinema is rock solid on the same desk. Bump into the Cinema, and you may get a bruise with the all aluminum construction. Bump into the Sharp, and the plastic feels as though it may break. The stand is the main difference. The Cinema's stand could support hundreds of pounds; the Sharp barely supports itself.

    No text scaling is available at the highest resolution, so the text is tiny (about 1/8" high characters) on the Sharp. Double that on the Cinemas, which offer scaling.

    The non glare screen is a dream on the Sharp - the only monitor that beats the Cinema!!

    The front center of the PNK321 measures 96 degrees F in a 69 degree F ambient room. This compares with 84 degrees F on the Apple Cinema. You can feel the difference (a bad thing) sitting in front of the monitor. I will use a Dyson Air Multiplier to move the hot air away from my face.

    The row of adjustment buttons on the right side require enough pressure, you nearly slide or move the monitor across the desk. By comparison with the Cinema, it uses finger capacitive touch sensors!

    The included Sharp software is Windows only. Mac users have to fiddle with the outdated hard press buttons on the right side. There is no remote.

    Generic design of the PNK321 starkly contrasts to the expensive looking and feeling Apple Cinema Monitors!

    Conclusion: Until Apple releases a 4K or 8K Thunderbolt 2 monitor, the Sharp PNK321 is as good as it gets. I am keeping mine, though the mechanicals give me concern. The display quality really is that good!

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    5.0

    B and H rocks!

    By Photonut

    from Encinitas, CA

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Resolution
    • Attractive Design
    • Bright

    Cons

    • No 1080 Resolution

    Best Uses

    • Office

    Comments about Sharp 32" PNK321 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor:

    I bought this monitor to turn my new 15 inch MacBook Pro Retina into a desktop via HDMI. The 4K images are awesome. Resolution, color depth, angle viewing, all are perfect. Of course HDMI 1.4 is limited to 30 frames per second at 4K. But I don't detect unacceptable choppiness in the videos. It is easy to spot up-converted 4K videos from native 4K videos, as any freeze-frame quickly discloses. Converted frames are fuzzy, even though the videos look sharp in motion. Individual frames from native 4K recordings have razor-sharp edges. The adjustability of the monitor in terms of all the professional parameters is great, and the controls are easy to use and readily accessible by feel on the upper right outside frame of the monitor. The total cost from B&H was unbeatable. I have had no issues with ghosting, bleed-through etc. that some other reviewers have listed. It passed all my tests. It's just a big, beautiful, well-behaved professional monitor, and the Moth's Eye matte antireflective coating applied by Sharp does not seem to compromise the blacks too much. I have to get as close as six inches to be aware that it has pixels! The resolution can be lowered (I switch between 4K and 1920 X 1012) in order to read tiny-text menu bars, as most software hasn't yet addressed 4K (still the Wild West). I'm delighted with my purchase!

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