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Sharp PN-K321 PC Monitor

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32" LCD 750mm Mar 2013
Display Diagonal Display Built-In Speaker(s) Width Release Date
Sharp's new professional-use QFHD LCD monitor forms an entirely new generation of displays that incorporate Sharp's cuttingedge IGZO* technology. This technology offers two major advantages:... More
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10 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that this flatpanel monitor was fantastic and gave it one of their highest awards. This PC display received a "Gold" award from Uk.hardware.info.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the PN-K321 which do not have a built-in speaker(s), the Sharp PN-K321 has a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the T22C300EW[pl_1556182_price], or the T24D590[pl_2403105_price] both from Samsung or the Asus CP240[plb_2440718_price] which has better reviews.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the PN-K321 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Very Large Viewable Size Diagonal

The viewable size diagonals of PC screens of this age and spec range from 21mm to 940mm, and the average viewable size diagonal is 570mm. With a viewable size diagonal of 801 millimeters, the Sharp PN-K321's viewable size diagonal is one of the largest amongst medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

When compared to other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the PN-K321, the display colour count of the PN-K321 of 1,070 million is one of the most. The display colour counts of flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the PN-K321 range from 16M to 1,100M.

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Very Big Viewable Size, Horizontal

The smallest viewable size, horizontal of medium monitors that have been around for more than two years is 1mm, the biggest is 820mm, and the average viewable size, horizontal is 520mm. With a viewable size, horizontal of 697.9 millimeters, the PN-K321 has one of the biggest viewable size, horizontals amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

When compared to other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years, the display diagonal (metric) of the PN-K321 of 80.1 centimeters is one of the biggest. PC screens that were released more than two years ago have display diagonal (metric)s of between 28cm and 590cm.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the PN-K321 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. The display brightnesss of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the PN-K321 range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Vertical

With a viewable size, vertical of 392.6 millimeters, the Sharp PN-K321 has one of the bigger viewable size, verticals amongst medium monitors of this age. LCD screens of a similar age and type to the PN-K321 have viewable size, verticals of between 100mm and 630mm.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the Sharp PN-K321 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this LCD screen). This PC screen also have supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the PN-K321 the worst resolution is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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8 Reasons Against

Not 3D

The PN-K321 is not 3D. Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the PN-K321 are also not 3D.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the 272G5DYEB/93[pl_3175233_price], or the 238G4DHSD/94[pl_1499475_price] both from Philips or the LG D2343[plb_2590758_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The PN-K321 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to consider including the 231C5[pl_1599727_price], or the C272P4[pl_2159253_price] both from Philips or the DELL UZ2215H[plb_2323495_price].

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The PN-K321 does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago also do not have a card reader integrated.

It is worth also looking at other PC monitors which also have a card reader integrated including the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], the UP2715K[pl_2678878_price], or the UP3214Q[pl_2251540_price] all from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Running Costs Are High

Whilst the energy efficiency classification of this flatpanel monitor is A, the PN-K321 is one of the more expensive to run flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the PN-K321 will cost £239 over 8 years to run.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only Has Two Cables Includeds

The Sharp PN-K321 has a greater number of cables included than most LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this Sharp LCD screen. The cables includeds DisplayPort and RS-232 are also found on this LCD screen.

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Heavy

At 7.5 kilograms, the Sharp PN-K321 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the PN-K321. LCD screens of this spec and age have weights of between 3g and 39kg.

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Quite Slow Response Time

Across all the PC screens of a comparable age and type to the PN-K321 the response times range from 1ms to 69ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. At 8 milliseconds, the PN-K321 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the PN-K321.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sharp PN-K321

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sharp released the PN-K321 over three years ago.

LCD Display

The PN-K321 has an LCD display which is better than the LED display found on most PC monitors of this age and type.

We compared all the other PC screens that have an LCD Display to this PC screen and we think the Panasonic PLCD24HD[plb_1858471_price], and the LG W2043T[plb_1735453_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the display type of this PC display is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Benq GL2450HM[plb_26668_price] (LED,LCD), the DELL P2815Q[plb_2323090_price] (LED), or the AOC G2770[plb_2305284_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Backlight Type
HD Type
HDCP
Viewable Size Diagonal
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Audio Output
Audio Input
RS-232 Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Manual
AC Adapter Included

1 Award

uk.hardware.info Gold

Expert Reviews

9 February 2015

Uk.hardware.info

We've been waiting for resolutions higher than Full-HD for a long time now but it's finally here. 2014 was the year of Ultra HD, not just for televisions but also on you're desk. Hardware.info has... Read more…

UHD
Helderheid
Kleurweergave
10bit kleur
Uiterst scherp beeld
Prijs
Verbruik
Weinig extra's
Prijzig
Alleen displayport
24 November 2014

Plus d'un an après la sortie des premiers écrans dignes de ce nom, peut-on dire que l'Ultra HD est en passe de se démocratiser dans nos bureaux ? Pour l'instant, la réponse est clairement non....

Incredible picture fidelity and brightness
Accurate color reproduction
Workhorse LCD panel
Dfinition impressionnante
Bonne qualit de la dalle
Utilitarian styling
Plutt mal gr par OS X
Prix encore prohibitif
Prijs

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £238.44
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Total running cost over 5 years £238.44
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1.2T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
31
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 31 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pnk321, pnk321h, pnk321dist, sharp 2160, sharp 2160p, sharp pnk321, sharp pnk321h, sharp pnk321d, sharp pnk321di, sharp pnk321dis, sharp pnk321dist
Barcodes 00012303037508, 00074000069442, 00740000694426, 04974019777368, 04974019777375

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