BenQ is a name that is synonymous with quality digital monitors tailored to visual creatives, and the BenQ SW321C is one of the finest. Regardless of being a photographer, videographer or game designer, BenQ should always be your first choice. The BenQ SW321C is a 32″ Backlight LED IPS Monitor with a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That’s just the tip of the spec iceberg.
The BenQ SW321C is all about colour technology and precision to master the highest spec visual output. This professional-grade editing tool delivers Paper Color Sync Technology that precisely simulates photo print effect on screen in glorious resolution. It also boasts Uniformity Technology for screen-wide colour accuracy and 99% Adobe RGB Color Space with IPS Technology. If it sounds impressive, that’s because it is.
- 32″ Backlight LED IPS Monitor
- 3840 x 2160 Resolution (max.)
- 250 Brightness
- 1000:1 Native Contrast(typ.)
- 178 / 178 Viewing Angle
- 5 ms Response Time
- 60Hz Refresh Rate
- 16:9 Aspect Ratio
- 1.07 billion colours
- 99% AdobeRGB, 95% P3, 100% sRGB Color Gamut
- 708.48 x 398.52 Display Area(mm)
- 20M:1 DCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) (typ.)
- 10-bit Color Bit
Who Is the BenQ SW321C For?
The BenQ SW321C LED IPS meets and exceeds the needs of the professional photographer and videographer. Visual creatives that require absolute performance and accuracy need look no further than BenQ. It’s size, and overall spec list demonstrates that the SW321C is equipped to handle all visual projects. Graphic designers and photographers will take great comfort in knowing that the colour accuracy of the SW321C is guaranteed in handling high-resolution files.
Videographers, cinematographers and animators will benefit from the high precision HDR support in multiple video formats. The BenQ SW321C is fully compatible with HDR10 and HLG formats. What’s more, preview the effects of HDR while editing video content for immediate feedback and input. The SW321C supports CalMAN and LightSpace – the world’s leading video calibration software to support leading visual professionals further. Finally, videographers can adjust the monitors 3D LUT for consistency in results.
BenQ SW32IC Features In a Nutshell
BenQ has gone all out with this 32″ inch showstopper. The monitor raises the bar with technology, colour accuracy, accessories and ease of use to trump its competitors. Some of the stand out features for videographers, photographers and graphic designers include:
Unmatched Technology That’s Consistent
As creatives, we often leave our computers on for most of the day and night. Having a correct colour monitor is essential to ensure colour accuracy is consistent across workflow and design. BenQ’s Uniformity Technology provides this colour accuracy from edge to edge. The smart tech behind the name fine-tunes hundreds of sub-regions on the screen for balanced brightness and absolute confidence.
Video Performance That’s Brilliant For Videographers and Editors
If you find yourself in Premiere Pro or After Effects for most of your working life, then the 32″ SW321C will be your perfect companion. When viewing video previews in a timeline, you can expect no pulldown or distortion. Plus, the monitor will work regardless of what native frame rate you are working with – either 24P/25P.
Connectivity That’s Modern and Smart
Forget VGA cords (they are so 90’s), instead brace yourself for the wow factor of connectivity and power. That’s right; the BenQ SW321C does what most monitors can’t – second screen use with the ability to charge simultaneously. This plug and play mentality is all possible thanks to the USB-C port connectivity. Through the one USB-C cable BenQ cleverly can high-speed transfer video, audio, data and power all at the same time.
BenQ SW32IC Smart Solutions
Shield Your Screen From Stray Light
Are you in an office space that has plenty of light? While this is great for morale and health, stray light can hit your screen, resulting in an imbalance of colour. With the SW321C monitor, BenQ have you covered! The legacy brand includes a Shading Hood. This useful tool attaches to the monitor’s top and sides to reduce screen glare from ambient lighting.
Colour Presets For Fast Previewing
If you find yourself without much time for editing but want to know what a photo would like, BenQ has two modes. Advanced Black & White Mode and GamutDuo Mode. In the Advanced Black & White mode, you will have the ability to preview colour images in three black and white presets. Alternative video users can preview the same image in two colour gamuts, side by side.
Easy Menu Navigation and Swappable Colour Modes
Forget pressing the small buttons found on the bottom of a monitor. BenQ has redesigned accessibility for monitor users with the introduction of the Hotkey Puck G2. This little device sits neatly under the monitor so users can access colour modes with a click of a button. Plus, there is an ability to assign preset shortcuts to the puck, making menu navigation a breeze.
What Is The Monitor Size? Our Setup Recommendation
The BenQ SW321C is a monolith of a monitor, especially when compared to regular desktops screens. As a result, your setup space and process is going to require a decent amount of real-estate. The monitor comes with a flat-base stand and a shading hood. Plus, it can be mounted via a 100mm x 100mm VESA Wall Mount to support its 13kg weight.
The BenQ SW321C is 453mm high by 759mm wide and 257mm deep in terms of dimensions. Keep in mind that the SW321C can swivel left and right by 45 degrees. Plus, as the monitor can be pivoted by 90 degrees to portrait mode, you’ll need ample desk or wall space. If you are positioning the BenQ SW321C on a desk, ensure that there is ample room behind to access any HDMI, Display, USB 3.1, USB Type-C Ports and Card Reader.
Mac users seeking a clutter-free work-space, connect your MacBook Pro via a single USB Type-C cable to the monitor. Not only will you have an uninterrupted data stream, but the BenQ will also charge your MacBook at the same time.
Monitor Calibration – How Easy Is It To Get The Correct Colour?
BenQ is consistently leading the monitor race for creative professionals. With factory calibration, out-of-the-box busy creatives won’t have to worry about perfecting their monitors’ colour. Instead, BenQ has done the legwork to achieve accurate reproduction in the form of The AQCOLOR Advantage. Simply put, the company worked with a colour expert to align with ICC and ISO industry standards to ensure colour-related standards and guidelines were adhered to. The result is an accurate colour without any setup hassles.
The technology behind the colour speaks for itself. When looking at the 32″ monitor for the first time, you’ll surely be impressed. That’s because there’s a 99% accurate display of Adobe RGB and an impressive 100% accuracy in the sRGB colour space. Video users also have a benchmark of 100% Rec. 709 and 95% DCI-P3/Display P3.
If you opt to calibrate the BenQ SW321C monitor for yourself, go right ahead. You can either use your hardware or rely on the colour precision of a 16-bit LUT (lookup table) to improve colour blending further.
Recommended Accessories For Your BenQ SW32IC Monitor
While the BenQ SW321C is boxed with factory-calibrated colour accuracy, there are times when you need to tweak this to suit your needs. With the Datacolor Spyder Capture Pro kit, you have all the tools you need to manage your colour occurrence better throughout every step of the digital workflow. Included in the kit is the Spyder4ELITE – a device that automates and simplifies colour calibration.
A key element of digital workflows is to ensure that you take good care of your eyes – or the creative process suffers. The BenQ Screenbar Plus Eye-Care Monitor Lamp is purpose-built to support optimal eye-car. The neat Screenbar attaches to the top of your BenQ monitor and features Auto-dimming, zero reflective glare off the screen as well as adjustable colour temperature. Much like the BenQ SW321C, the Screenbar Plus Lamp includes a desktop dial for quick control. For a closer look at the Screenbar Plus Lamp and the BenQ PD3220U monitor, check out our review here.
BenQ is by far one of the leading brands in colour accurate precision monitors purpose-built for all levels of visual creatives. The BenQ SW321C is the top-shelf option for professional photographers, videographers and graphic designers. Be sure to check out our video review here. Our team has one of the monitors set up at our Georges store in Sydney. Come on in, check out the monitor for yourself before buying – we highly recommend seeing this in person for yourself! We can ship one or more of the BenQ’s Australia wide so ensure you place your order today.