BenQ PD3220U DesignVue Designer 31.5" 16:9 HDR 4K IPS Monitor

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BenQ PD3220U DesignVue Designer 31.5" 16:9 HDR 4K IPS Monitor
Key Features
  • 31.5" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
  • Thunderbolt 3 | HDMI | DisplayPort
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz Native Resolution
  • 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio
The PD3220U DesignVue Designer 31.5" 16:9 HDR 4K IPS Monitor from BenQ has been built to satisfy designers' needs for color performance, with support for 100% of the sRGB and Rec. 709 color gamuts, 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and HDR10. Driven by BenQ's AQCOLOR technology and an Ultra HD 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a 60 Hz refresh rate, the PD3220U helps deliver improved accuracy and productivity tailored for specific tastes. It does this using three special modes - CAD/CAM, Animation, and Darkroom - each of which is tailored for different scenarios, allowing users in different fields to achieve similar results.
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BenQ PD3220U Overview

The PD3220U DesignVue Designer 31.5" 16:9 HDR 4K IPS Monitor from BenQ has been built to satisfy designers' needs for color performance, with support for 100% of the sRGB and Rec. 709 color gamuts, 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and HDR10. Driven by BenQ's AQCOLOR technology and an Ultra HD 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a 60 Hz refresh rate, the PD3220U helps deliver improved accuracy and productivity tailored for specific tastes. It does this using three special modes - CAD/CAM, Animation, and Darkroom - each of which is tailored for different scenarios, allowing users in different fields to achieve similar results.

The PD3220U features In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, an anti-glare panel coating, 10-bit support for 1.07 billion colors, a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, a static contrast ratio of 1000:1, a typical brightness 250 cd/m2 and a peak HDR brightness of 300 cd/m2, 140 ppi, and a 5 ms (GtG) response time. Using the 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles, it is possible to watch content from virtually any position. There are also two HDMI 2.0 inputs, one DisplayPort 1.4 input, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports that each support DP alt mode for daisy-chaining multiple displays and data transfers. One Thunderbolt 3 port supports devices charging up to 85W, while the other supports it up to 15W. Additional connectivity is achieved using one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port (data transfers only), three USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (downstream), and one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-B port (upstream). Audio can be output using the dual integrated 2W speakers or the 3.5mm headphone jack.

BenQ's PD3220U also supports HDCP 2.2, Flicker-Free technology, Low Blue Light technology, Picture in Picture (PiP), Picture by Picture (PbP), and more. To further help improve viewing and accessibility, it features a vertical tilt of -5 to 20°, a left/right swivel of ±30°, a clockwise/counterclockwise pivot of 90°, a height adjustment of 5.91", and a 100 x 100mm VESA mount. It is certified for Mac, Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7, SolidWorks, and Calman.

Please note that the USB ports will only operate with data transmission speeds of 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 when using the Thunderbolt 3 video input. If DisplayPort or HDMI is used, the data transmission speeds will operate at 5 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 1.

General Features
Professional Grade, Universal Appeal
The PD3220U has everything you need for success. Trusted color by PANTONE and CalMAN verification, 4K HDR10 video support, and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity make this display incredibly versatile. It has the chops to carry photographers, videographers, and graphic designers through a work day. It has the style and features for an evening of streaming or family fun. And, it has eye care that looks out for you while you're watching your monitor.
Mac Ready
Take needless complexity out of the creative process. The PD3220U eliminates tedious, repetitive adjustments, freeing your time and energy for what matters most.
Simplified Connectivity
Thunderbolt 3 does it all. One cable lets you transfer audio, video, and data along with 65W of power delivery. Its single cable convenience eliminates distracting clutter. For added connectivity, there's also a convenient USB hub.
Simplified Color Synchronization
You need color that closely matches your Mac. Achieve this with M-Book mode, engaged through the Hotkey Puck G2 or Display Pilot software. Additionally, ICCsync synchronizes color profiles between your monitor and your Mac when activated from the software.
Simplified Management
Available for Mac or Windows, Display Pilot software saves time and boosts efficiency. This proprietary software lets you preset multiple monitor settings with a mouse. And it offers support tools to make design work more convenient and flexible.

Please note that the Apple M1 platform is not currently supported.
Color Performance
Color defines your mood, conveys information, and heightens your experiences. BenQ Designer Class monitors guarantee all colors are accurate out of the box. Rest assured your PD3220U delivers a vibrant, precise color experience every time.
The AQCOLOR Advantage
BenQ AQCOLOR technology delivers "Accurate Reproduction." This translates to the display of color precisely as it is intended to appear. Led by a color expert, the BenQ team took part in the ICC and ISO to establish color-related standards and implementation guidelines.
Flawless Color Reproduction
The PD3220U covers 95% of the Display P3 and DCI-P3 gamuts, and 100% sRGB and Rec.709 gamuts, while achieving impressive Delta E ≤ 3 to guarantee consistent color application. As more apps, devices, and websites adopt DCI-P3, PD3220U users can effortlessly load and display images imported from different sources. Get the color depth and accuracy you need for absolute design confidence.
Out-of-the-Box Color Calibration
Each PD3220U comes individually pre-calibrated, with a certification report, guaranteeing the trustworthy color performance.
Calman Verified and Pantone Validated
BenQ PD series monitors earn Calman Verified and Pantone Validated status.
Specialized by Design
The PD3220U offers curated display modes to deliver professional results.

Darkroom Mode
This is made for work in darkened post-processing environments. Adjust image brightness and contrast for greater clarity and detail.

Animation Mode
Enhance the luminosity of dark areas without overexposing bright regions. Ten levels of display brightness deliver enhanced contrast of lines and shapes for strong clarity and definition.

CAD/CAM Mode
Accentuate fine details to increased display performance. Work in Pro/E, SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD, CATIA, and more.
Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity
The PD3220U has Thunderbolt 3 connectivity through two USB Type-C ports with 85W of power delivery. This empowers you to extend content on up to two 4K monitors while transferring audio, video, and data seamlessly.
DualView
Improve your workflow and enhance productivity. Switch on DualView to showcase designs in two modes (sRGB and CAD/CAM) side-by-side on one display.
Keyboard Video Mouse (KVM) Switch
The KVM Switch function allows users to display and control content from two different systems on one screen using just one set of keyboard and mouse to save space and boost work efficiency.
Hotkey Puck G2
Make life easy. The PD3220U's Hotkey Puck G2 lets you customize shortcuts to your preferred features. You can set three single-function keys and a rotation key to the function of your choice. The dial lets you easily adjust brightness, contrast, and volume of the monitor. Simply press the return button to go back to previous settings.
Eye Care for You
You don't want a monitor that works against you. BenQ believes you shouldn't have to fight eye strain and fatigue to do your job. The PD3220U safeguards your eyes so you can realize your creative vision.
Low Blue Light
BenQ's Low Blue Light technology helps filter out harmful blue light to reduce eye strain and irritation.
Flicker Free
Flicker-free technology eliminates flickering at all brightness levels, effectively reducing eye fatigue. Conventional LCD screens flicker 250 times per second. Your eyes may not see damaging flickers, but they can certainly feel them. Switch to Flicker-free. Your eyes will thank you.
UPC: 840046040406

BenQ PD3220U Specs

Display
Size31.5"
Screen Area27.45 x 15.44" / 697.31 x 392.23 mm
Panel TypeIPS-Type LCD
TouchscreenNo
Resolution3840 x 2160
Aspect Ratio16:9
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)140 ppi
FinishAnti-Glare / Matte
Maximum Brightness250 cd/m2 (Sustained in SDR Mode)
300 cd/m2 (Peak in HDR Mode)
Contrast Ratio1000:1
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Variable Refresh TechnologyNone
Bit Depth / Color Support10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
HDR CompatibilityHDR10
Color Gamut100% sRGB
100% Rec. 709
95% DCI-P3
Response Time5 ms (GtG)
Viewing Angle (H x V)178 x 178°
Inputs / Outputs
Inputs/Outputs2 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3) Input/Output
2 x HDMI 2.0 Input
1 x DisplayPort 1.4 Input
1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) Output
3 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) Output
1 x USB Type-B (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Output
HDCP SupportYes, Version 2.2
Built-In SpeakersYes, 2 x 2 W
Media Card ReaderNone
Multi-Input Support (PIP/PBP)Picture-in-Picture (PIP), Picture-by-Picture (PBP)
Supported LanguagesArabic
Czech
Dutch
English
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Spanish
Swedish
Traditional Chinese
Power
Power Consumption220 W (Maximum)
37 W (Typical)
0.5 W (Standby)
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Adapter TypeInternal
USB Power Delivery85 W (via USB Type-C)
15 W (via USB Type-C)
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Operating Humidity10 to 90%
Storage Humidity10 to 60%
Operating Altitude10,000' / 3048 m
Storage Altitude40,000' / 12,192 m
CertificationsENERGY STAR, EPEATGOLD, TCO Certified
*as per Manufacturer
Physical
Height Adjustment5.91" / 150 mm
Rotation Adjustment90°
Swivel Adjustment60° (-30 to 30°)
Tilt Adjustment-5 to 20°
Mounting-Hole Pattern100 x 100 mm
Dimensions (W x H x D)28.1 x 24.7 x 10.6" / 714.8 x 627.6 x 268.2 mm (with Stand)
28.1 x 16.2 x 3.4" / 714.8 x 412.2 x 86.6 mm (without Stand)
Weight23.6 lb / 10.7 kg (with Stand)
17.4 lb / 7.9 kg (without Stand)
Packaging Info
Package Weight29.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)36 x 26.5 x 7.5"

BenQ PD3220U Reviews

Great for photo edits

By Quincy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-04

I have been using the monitor for about 2wks with no issue. Good to go out of the box. Using with a Mac book pro for video and photo editing.

A must have for a MacBook Pro M1

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-22

So far, this monitor is a terrific pairing with my MacBook. Great color and reduced my eye fatigue since I'm on a computer all day. I do want to note I had to send back the first BenQ I ordered due to significant light bleed issues. When I reached out to customer service, they were fantastic and started my return immediately. I reordered the same BenQ PD3220U, and after performing a light bleed and pixel test, the second unit was a keeper. The main reason for this purchase was for FCPX and photo editing, along with video conferencing and email work. Due to dealing with the return depart and customer service, I will buy through B&H again.

BenQ PD3220U Does The Job But Not Quite There !

By Attn: David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-08

I bought this as an additional monitor for my 16 Mac Book Pro, First of all the quality is great the Hotkey Puck works as described the only complaint is the image is fairly flat compared to my macbook pro and my 27 imac. Keep in mind this monitor only has 140 ppi and typical brightness 250 cd/m2 and a peak HDR brightness of 300 cd/m2 with the matt finish supplied on the screen makes the image flat and sort of dull but does cut down on reflections. Other than that this monitor has plenty of ports and features. Keep in mind you will have to be in a very dark room to do any color grading, I was expecting this monitor to be a little more on the crisp side as far as detail being advertised as a 4k monitor. I guess the only way to step up to a higher quality monitor is to spend more $$$$.

Amazing Monitor

By Georges
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-22

Prior to purchasing the BenQ PD3220U, I had a LG 27UK850. The LG was a great monitor, however I had issues with color matching when exporting to my iPhone. Now with the BenQ monitor, color matching is spot on. My edits on Lightroom are exactly what they are when I exporting to my iPhone. I love my new monitor. I highly recommend for professional photographer and videographers!!!

Works with an M1 MacBook Pro

By Howard
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-16

Works well with the latest MacBook Pro. It is changing my MacBook through the USB-C port. The image comes on fast after sleep. This is expensive but it works.

So far so good

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-24

Surprisingly, everything works the way its supposed to. Remember to set your audio output to tb3- using it on a macbook pro, and also on an alienware m15 r3- both work via tb3- Using the audio jack on the side requires that you set the audio accordingly on your respective device. Very good picture. excellent stand. Had returned an LG ergo monitor that was very nice, but the tb3 connection was unreliable (terrible really, frequent disconnects via tb) and it had touted that it worked via tb. This monitor has done everything it claims. I highly recommend it.

This is the one

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-11

Big, beautiful, sharp and colorful. Not cheap but worth every penny, I'd buy it again for sure.

Works exactly as advertised!

By Zachary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-07

All the reviews and descriptions are accurate, what else can I say? It's a phenomenal monitor!

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