BenQ SW320 31.5" 16:9 4K Photographer IPS Monitor

BH #BESW320 • MFR #SW320
BenQ SW320 31.5" 16:9 4K Photographer IPS Monitor
Key Features
  • 31.5" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
  • DisplayPort | HDMI | Mini DisplayPort
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz Native Resolution
  • 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
Covering 99% of the Adobe RGB color space and 100% of the sRGB color space, the SW320 31.5" 16:9 4K Photographer IPS Monitor from BenQ is designed to offer enhanced color clarity for a more accurate color representation. In addition to enhanced color accuracy, the BenQ SW320 also features HDR10 (High Dynamic Range) for a greater range of luminosity along with brightness uniformity designed to ensure the display is equally bright from corner to corner.
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BenQ SW320 Overview

Covering 99% of the Adobe RGB color space and 100% of the sRGB color space, the SW320 31.5" 16:9 4K Photographer IPS Monitor from BenQ is designed to offer enhanced color clarity for a more accurate color representation. In addition to enhanced color accuracy, the BenQ SW320 also features HDR10 (High Dynamic Range) for a greater range of luminosity along with brightness uniformity designed to ensure the display is equally bright from corner to corner.

Keeping colors of the monitor in check is a necessary function of any color accurate monitor and this BenQ display comes equipped with a built-in hardware calibration chip that operates on its own. As a result, colors aren't affected by the computers graphics card. Users can also use a variety of display calibration sensors, including sensors from X-Rite and Datacolor, to tweak color settings to suit the needs of various color accurate tasks.

Setup and configuration of the BenQ SW320 is simple as it comes equipped with HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, and Mini DisplayPort 1.4 inputs. Once configured, users can take advantage of the UHD 4K 3840 x 2160 resolution along with a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m² brightness rating, and a 5 ms response time for a clear, dynamic picture quality. The SW320 comes with a shading hood and supports 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles to ensure the display remains consistent from nearly any angle.

General Features

4K UHD Monitor

With 4K Ultra HD resolution users benefit from enhanced clarity and fine details and textures for an optimal viewing and visual-intensive work experience.

99% Adobe RGB

Adobe RGB color space offers a greater range of color reproduction for shades of blue and green, resulting in a more realistic color representation for outdoor and nature photography.

10-Bit Color Display

Enjoy smooth color gradations on a 10-bit display, which shows more than one billion colors.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

High Dynamic Range (HDR) increases the overall dynamic range between black and white so the resulting image appears closer to what your eyes see in the natural world.
Please note, to view HDR content from your device, ensure that you use the HDMI cable provided with the SW320 monitor or a High Speed HDMI Cable or Premium High Speed HDMI Certified Cable

Brightness Uniformity

Brightness uniformity is achieved through a delicate process involving the utilization of high precision apparatus to meticulously fine-tune hundreds of sub-regions on the entire screen. It offers a more authentic and consistent viewing experience

14-Bit 3D LUT & Delta E ≦ 2

The 14-bit 3D Look Up Table (LUT) improves RGB color blending accuracy, resulting in improved color reproduction. Having Delta E≤2 in both Adobe RGB and sRGB color spaces gives you the truest and most representative view of the original image.

Hardware Calibration

Hardware calibration allows you to adjust the image processing chip in the monitor without changing the graphics card output data. It keeps images consistent with its original copies without being affected by graphic settings.

Palette Master Element Calibration Software

With the use of Palette Master Element and a calibrator, you can tune and maintain the color performance of the monitor at its most optimal state.
*Supported Platforms: Win7 or above, Mac OS 10.6.8 or above
*Supported Calibrators: X-Rite i1 Display Pro / i1 Pro / i1 Pro 2 & Datacolor Spyder 4 / Spyder 5

Advanced Black & White Mode

View your photos in a black and white film effect. Choose from three different black and white presets to preview your photos in before you perform actual adjustments in your photo processing program.


GamutDuo enables you to view content simultaneously in different color spaces side-by-side for added comparison. Switch to PIP/PBP mode to enable GamutDuo.

Hotkey Puck

The Hotkey Puck allows the user to switch between Adobe RGB mode, sRGB mode, and Black & White mode effortlessly. The buttons can also be customized to map other modes or OSD settings, such as brightness and contrast, to bring added convenience to photographers.

Shading Hood

The SW320 includes a detachable shading hood that effectively reduces the monitor's screen glare resulting from ambient lighting, ensuring superb color accuracy required for professional work. The shading hood can be used in both portrait and landscape orientations.

BenQ SW320 Specs

Screen Area27.48 x 15.46" / 697.92 x 392.58 mm
Panel TypeIPS-Type LCD
Resolution3840 x 2160
Aspect Ratio16:9
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)140 ppi
Maximum Brightness350 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1000:1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio20,000,000:1
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Adaptive Sync TechnologyNone
Horizontal Frequency30 to 140 kHz
Vertical Frequency48 to 76 Hz
Bit Depth / Color Support10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
Look-Up Table14-Bit
HDR CompatibilityHDR10
Color Gamut100% sRGB
99% Adobe RGB
Response Time5 ms (GtG)
Viewing AngleHorizontal: 178°
Vertical: 178°
Dot Pitch0.182 x 0.182 mm
Inputs / Outputs
Connectivity1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4
1 x HDMI 2.0
2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
1 x USB Type-B (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
1 x 3.5 mm Output
HDCP SupportYes, Version 2.2
Built-In SpeakersNone
Memory Card Slots1 x SDXC/MMCplus Hybrid
Supported LanguagesArabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Power Consumption50 W (Typical)
0.7 W (Standby)
AC Input Power90 to 264 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Adapter TypeInternal
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 90%
Height Adjustment5.91" / 150 mm
Rotation Adjustment90°
Swivel Adjustment90° (-45 to 45°)
Tilt Adjustment-5 to 20°
Mounting-Hole Pattern100 x 100 mm
Lock SlotNo
Dimensions (W x H x D)29.4 x 25.7 x 8.8" / 747.2 x 652.3 x 223.6 mm (with Stand)
29.4 x 17.6 x 2.8" / 747.2 x 448.2 x 72.1 mm (without Stand)
Weight28.22 lb / 12.8 kg (with Stand)
22.7 lb / 10.3 kg (without Stand)
Packaging Info
Package Weight45.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)34.2 x 23.8 x 14.6"
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If I remove the stand in order to mount it on a dual arm stand then I wont be able to use the Dial?
Asked by: Anonymous
Hello Robert, I'm not 100% sure what you mean by dial but if you're referring to the S-Switch you can still use it while its VESA mounted.RegardsSean.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24


Is this Monitor 8 or 10 bit? Specs say... Bit Depth / Color Support : 8-Bit+FRC (1.07 Billion Colors)Look-Up Table10-Bit
Asked by: Jacob
Hey Jacob, this is a full 10 bit panel that supports a 14 Bit LUT. Both HDMI 2.0 and DP 1.4 will allow you to use the full 10 bit color for this panel. RegardsSean.
Answered by: BenQ Expert
Date published: 2019-04-18


Will this product work with a MacBook Pro Early 2015 at 60hz? I know that it wont using the HDMI cable but will it using the DVI etc?
Asked by: Anonymous
The 2015 macbook pro does in fact have HDMI 2.0 so [email protected] is possible through HDMI. You also have the option of using mDP
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does it have built-in speakers?
Asked by: Gates B.
Not standard, I believe there might be optional speakers that can be bought separately
Answered by: Charles B.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Hi all,would you know if GeForce 960m card supports the montor? Thanks!
Asked by: Andrey P.
Yes, the GeForce 960m supports resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 and will work with the BenQ SW320 31.5 monitor.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27


I have seen some reports of color and backlights uniformity issues. Has anyone experienced this first hand?
Asked by: Daniel
I just purchased this monitor and had to return it because of uniformity. Half of the right side screen is really green compared to the left.
Answered by: Patrick Y.
Date published: 2019-01-04


Hi all, would you know if GeForce 960m supports the monitor? Thanks!
Asked by: Andrey P.
This will depend on the connections available on the laptop. As long as you have either HDMI or DisplayPort/miniDP, it will drive the 4k resolution.
Answered by: BenQ Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does this display wobble when you are typing?
Asked by: Daniel
The base and stand are heavy and very stout. As long as the desk is not moving a large amount, it should be very stable while typing.
Answered by: BenQ Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27
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