Acer ProDesigner BM320 4K Monitor Review

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kenop

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Sorry to be an idiot, but I can't figure this out. I use X-Rite's i1 Display Pro, but it requires what I think of as manually calibrating the monitor. So for me, the statements "No gains from manual calibration" and "most users will employ software solutions like CalMAN or X-Rite to get their color spot-on" are contradictory. Can I or can I not use i1 Display Pro to calibrate the BM320? Thank you for another great review!
 

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And an observation on Acer's warranty: It allows up to THIRTY ONE defective pixels on this monitor (though only one defective pixel is allowed in the central 1/9th portion). Seems like a lot to me, but admittedly I haven't been comparing warranties yet.
 

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You have to remember there are 8,294,400 pixels on the screen. It is probably hard to produce a 4K monitor with no dead pixels at an affordable price.
 

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Pretty nice, considering all the specs but could be better with a more sophisticated backlight, thus, improve contrast ratio too.
 

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You can use an i1 Display Pro to create a lookup table with CalMAN or X-Rite software. Manual calibration refers to adjustments made in the OSD which aren't effective with this monitor.

-Christian-
 

kenop

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Thank you, Christian, for the clarification. I came to the i1 Display Pro from an earlier model, and I guess I didn't RTFM since I had no idea it could do that. That's exactly what I needed to know. Thanks again!

 

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Lies. Acer nor Asus have 10-bit panels. All of their monitors are 8+FRC. They are GAME monitor companies, they are not going to give you a pro monitor. Do not trust either company, they are scamming you and you can read it in their forums. False marketing and lying. They can't even be bothered to list the specs on their scam HDR monitors that have been delayed until next year. They refuse to list Adobe, DCI-P3, and rec2020 coverage. And if you cannot get 100% sRGB, you're pathetic.

And the most glaring omission is they fail to tell you you need a Quadro to edit 10-bit. And STFU with contradicting me. I'm in the industry and know more than all of you, and NVIDIA even tell you themselves on their own site.
 

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I'm not an expert by any means when it comes to workstation displays, so these are just questions:

If a 8+FRC panel performs the same as a true 10-bit panel (as in, they achieve the same color accuracy, color depth, etc) is it worse? Or are you listing that as the reason why the color accuracy on this monitor doesn't achieve perfect sRGB?

As for needing Quadro, I thought all 10-bit displays needed workstation GPUs to do 10-bit? And wouldn't that be Nvidia's fault for disabling that on their consumer cards?
 

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zthomas

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Talk about pricey.. geez sure its 32 so what.. and not a gaming monitor.. I don't see the plugging to your card.. ACER has gotten to big or just a big head..
 

zthomas

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ACER has gotten beyond expensive. all there monitors are hitting high plate-toes.. the prices were going up and down.. I guess with xmass and school starting.. they figure hell we just jack up the pricing for the next few months..
 

cats_Paw

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To quote Shannia Twain:
That dont impress me much, oh oh oh, you got the 4K but have got the Hz?
Now dont get me wrong, I think your Color delta is al right, but that wont make me spend over 1K.
 

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derekullo

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