ViewSonic VP3256-4K UHD IPS with USB-C

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The combination of ~32″ screen size and ‘4K’ UHD resolution is often sought-after due to the expansive workspace, strong pixel density and the generally engrossing experience delivered by the relatively large screen. The ViewSonic VP3256-4K of the ColorPro series offers this, with a focus on a colour critical workflow within the sRGB colour space primarily. The monitor is largely matte black plastic with a split-neck design (sounds painful) with a glossy black plate where the neck and stand base join. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, with a slim panel border flush with the rest of the screen plus a thin hard plastic outer part. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by buttons at the rear of the monitor, running vertically down the right side as viewed from the front.

A split-neck design

A 31.5″ IPS-type panel is employed with 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) resolution. A 60Hz refresh rate is supported alongside Adaptive-Sync, with a VRR range of 48 – 60Hz assumed. Other aspects of note include a matte anti-glare screen surface, 1000:1 static contrast, 178°/178° viewing angles and 10-bit (8-bit + FRC) colour reproduction. The monitor includes a Pantone Validated factory calibration with specified DeltaE <2 within the sRGB colour space. A flicker-free WLED backlight provides a typical luminance of 350 cd/m² and 100% sRGB (82% Adobe RGB, 90% DCI-P3) colour gamut coverage. Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are included via a 'Blue Light Filter' adjustment, promoting more relaxing viewing.

The monitor responds to HDR10 content, allowing it to put its reasonably wide gamut to use with 10-bit colour reproduction. The brightness is very limited by HDR standards and no local dimming is specified, however. A 5ms grey to grey response time is specified, which isn’t a figure you should put too much weight on. The stand offers full ergonomic flexibility, including height (130mm or 5.12 inches) and pivot into portrait. 100 x 100mm VESA is supported if you wish to use an alternative stand or mount. The ports face downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, DP 1.2a, USB-C (60W PD, DP Alt Mode, upstream data) and 2 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports plus upstream. 3 x 2W speakers are also included for basic sound output.

Good ergonomics

Further information can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~$710 USD.

ViewSonic VP3256-4K