Acer ET322QK C 4K UHD VA model with VESA DisplayHDR 600As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made using the “Buy” button at the bottom of this post. Where possible, you'll be redirected to your nearest store. Further information on supporting our work.
‘4K’ UHD and good HDR capabilities are attractive features for a wide range of users, including modern games console and PC gamers. By combining a large screen with good bright scene HDR performance, the Philips 326M6VJRMB is a good example of a model that hits the spot for some users. The Acer ET322QK C is an update to the older (‘non-C’) model in the ET2 series, offering enhanced HDR capabilities and a similar feature set to the Philips model. Styling is quite similar in many respects as well, with a TV-like design. The stand includes sharp lines with a silver-coloured metallic finish. The bezels are moderately thick compared to some models, with a single-stage matte black bezel and no appreciate visible panel border. The OSD is controlled by pressable buttons and a joystick at the rear of the monitor, towards the right side as viewed from in front.
The monitor uses a 31.5” VA (Vertical Alignment) panel from Innolux, with a 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) resolution. A medium (‘relatively light’) matte screen surface is employed, offering good glare handling, whilst a 3000:1 static contrast and 178°/178° horizontal/vertical viewing angles are specified. True 10-bit colour is supported alongside a 60Hz refresh rate, with Adaptive-Sync also featuring. This includes support for AMD FreeSync on compatible systems and GPUs, with a variable refresh rate of 40 – 60Hz. A flicker-free backlight is employed, offering a generous 98% DCI-P3 colour gamut and typical maximum luminance of 400 cd/m² (boosted to 600 cd/m² for HDR). The monitor will respond to HDR10 content via VESA DisplayHDR 600 support. This allows it to put its brightness, colour gamut and bit depth to good use – and also necessitates the support of local dimming, enhancing contrast.
Other attractive features include 6-axis colour adjustment and PiP (Picture in Picture) and PbP (Picture by Picture). Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are also included and a low minimum luminance is promised (‘Low dimming’ as Acer refers to it). A 4ms grey to grey response time is specified, but don’t pay too much attention to that figure. The monitor has a glossy white rear, with 100 x 100mm VESA holes included. The monitor’s own stand is limited to tilt-only adjustment. The ports face downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, DP 1.2a+ (with HDR feature-set), 3.5mm audio output and 4 USB 3.0 ports. 2 x 2W speakers are included for basic sound output.
Further information is available on the manufacturer’s website. Ignore any references to curved screens – this refers to other models in the series. The monitor is listed for under £400 ($380 USD).