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
FinishMatte
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
Connectivity2 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 3.5 mm Output
HDCP SupportYes, Version 2.2
Built-In SpeakersYes, 2 x 2 W
Memory Card SlotsNone
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, EPEAT GOLD, 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"
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