Acer ProDesigner BM320 4K Monitor Delivers Precise Color Reproduction For Graphics Pros

We’ve reviewed many gaming monitors for Acer in these pages, but today, the company is introducing a display aimed at graphics professionals. The BM320 features a 3840x2160 32” Ultra HD IPS panel with claimed 178° viewing angles, an Adobe RGB gamut, and 10-bit color depth; it seems ideally suited for a graphics workstation or video post-production toolkit.

The wide gamut means content producers can choose from Rec.709, sRGB, or Adobe RGB options. Although it won’t quite get to Ultra HD’s Rec.2020 standard, that extra color comes in handy when creating today’s content for both Blu-ray and streaming. In addition, the BM320 boasts 90% coverage of the DCI-P3 colorspace. Many Ultra HD Blu-rays are mastered to this spec to maintain compatibility with the latest consumer displays and home theater projectors.

Accuracy is assured through a factory-certified calibration that guarantees error levels of less than 1dE. This is significantly below the visible threshold of 3dE, which is the accepted standard for computer monitors, televisions, and projectors. For users who wish to maintain that calibration, or perhaps create custom gamuts, a six-axis color adjustment is provided. An additional picture tweak is included in the form of Super Sharpness, which can add subtle edge enhancement to low-detail images.

Styling is thoroughly modern, with a "zero-frame" bezel (yes, there is a thin border around the image), and a fully-adjustable stand with swivel, pivot, height, and angle features. If you want to use a monitor arm or hang the panel on the wall, you can do so with the included VESA mount. And for long work sessions, the backlight is flicker-free (Acer Flicker-less) with low blue-light (BlueLightShield), along with Low Dimming and ComfyView technologies that all work to reduce eye fatigue. Connectivity consists of DVI, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, and a four-port USB 3.0 hub. Sound is provided by two 2W speakers.

The BM320 is available now at an estimated street price of $1,299. That includes a three-year warranty with next-day business advance exchange (free shipping) and toll-free telephone support.

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Acer BM320
Display Size32"
Color Depth10-bit
Max Resolution/Refresh3840x2160 @ 60Hz
Viewing Angle178°
Contrast Ratio1000:1
Response Time5ms
Supported GamutAdobe RGB, sRGB
Inputs1 x DVI, 1 x HDMI 2.02 x DisplayPort1.2
ConnectorsUSB 3.0 - 1 x up, 4 x down3.5mm audio in/out
Dimensions28.6 x 24.2 x 7.9"726 x 615 x 201mm
Weight24.6lbs / 11.1kg
Ergonomics90° pivot, 90° swivel, 30° tilt5.9" / 150mm height
FeaturesAcer VisioCare, Acer Flicker-less, BlueLightShield, Low Dimming, ComfyView


Christian Eberle
Contributing Editor

Christian Eberle is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors. Christian began his obsession with tech when he built his first PC in 1991, a 286 running DOS 3.0 at a blazing 12MHz. In 2006, he undertook training from the Imaging Science Foundation in video calibration and testing and thus started a passion for precise imaging that persists to this day. He is also a professional musician with a degree from the New England Conservatory as a classical bassoonist which he used to good effect as a performer with the West Point Army Band from 1987 to 2013. He enjoys watching movies and listening to high-end audio in his custom-built home theater and can be seen riding trails near his home on a race-ready ICE VTX recumbent trike. Christian enjoys the endless summer in Florida where he lives with his wife and Chihuahua and plays with orchestras around the state.

  • Tanquen
    Why no free sync? I know it's not for games but why not add and get more sales?
  • sigma3d
    You answered your own question. This is not a gaming monitor. Next silly question please...