Acer has come up with yet another new 4K monitor, this time one with HDR10 support and a relatively affordable price tag. The new ET322QK, according to Acer, is mainly intended for HTPCs as well as console gaming. For PC gaming, the monitor may not be the ideal choice, although it does support AMD’s FreeSync variable refresh rate technology. However, Acer has decided not to reveal the monitor’s refresh rate, at least for now.
The Acer ET322QK uses a 31.5-inch VA LCD panel with 3840 x 2160 4K Ultra HD resolution, 3000:1 static contrast ratio, 300 nits peak brightness, 4ms response time, and 178-degree horizontal/vertical viewing angles. Acer has added a non-glossy coating on top to ensure lower glare even when you view the monitor from an extreme angle. As I mentioned above, the monitor does support the HDR10 standard, although, with a maximum brightness of just 300 nits, it will certainly not be able to deliver a convincing HDR experience. The monitor also offers 6-axis color adjustment, allowing for color management with Red (R), Green (G), Blue (B), Cyan (C), Magenta (M), and Yellow (Y) colors. With the Picture in Picture (PIP) mode, you can have two screens displayed on the monitor, equally divided into the left and right sides. Like any modern monitor, the ET322 uses a flicker-free backlight to minimize strain on your eyes. It offers a blue light filter mode as well, which helps reduce harmful blue light emissions from the display.
In terms of connectivity, the Acer ET322QK features two HDMI 2.0 ports with HDMI 2.2 support, allowing you to connect it to the latest generation consoles, Ultra HD Blu-ray players, and PCs. You also get two 2W speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Acer ET322QK monitor is now available in Japan from Amazon Japan for 55,000 Japanese Yen (Rs.31,779 approx.). Acer’s ET series has so far only been available in Japan, so there aren’t high chances of it launching in India or any other market for that matter.