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Sharp PN-K321 PC Monitor

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31.5" LCD 750mm Mar 2013
Screen Size Display Type Built-In Speaker 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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11 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This medium monitor was given a "Gold" award by Uk.hardware.info who decided that this Sharp LCD screen was marvellous.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sharp PN-K321 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the PN-K321 do not have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including the AOC e2260Swhu, the Edge10 ET220a, or the Panasonic PLCD24HD ($1,078.02) which has better reviews.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

When compared to other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PN-K321, the display colour count of the PN-K321 of 1,070 million is one of the most. The average display colour count of PC screens that are a comparable age to the PN-K321 is 110M.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most PC monitors of this type and age have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Sharp PN-K321 which has two HDMI ports.

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Very Large Viewable Size Diagonal

When compared to other flatpanel monitors of this type and age that we have checked, the PN-K321's viewable size diagonal of 801 millimeters is one of the largest. The viewable size diagonals of comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the PN-K321 range from 21mm to 940mm.

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Quite Big Viewable Width

PC monitors of this spec and age have viewable widths of between 1mm and 880mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm. With a viewable width of 697.9 millimeters, the PN-K321 has a very big viewable width compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the PN-K321.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the PN-K321 is 50cm and the biggest is 770cm. The display diagonal of the PN-K321 of 80.1 centimeters is one of the biggest amongst PC monitors of this age and spec.

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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 PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the PN-K321. PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the PN-K321 have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m².

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Fairly Big Viewable Height

Across all the medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the PN-K321 the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm. The PN-K321 has a fairly big viewable height (392.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the PN-K321 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC monitor, which is the most common resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this PC display. This flatpanel monitor also have graphics resolutions 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). The resolution of all medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the PN-K321 ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Shallow

The depths of PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the PN-K321 range from 6.1mm to 810mm. With a depth of only 35 millimeters, the Sharp PN-K321 is very shallow compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The PN-K321 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PN-K321 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the LG 27MT93V, the Edge10 ES240d Slim, or the Asus VG236 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago, the PN-K321 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in camera to this LCD screen and we think the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display ($1,299.00), the Asus MK241, or the Philips C272P4 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other LCD screens that came out more than two years ago, the Sharp PN-K321 does not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in alternative flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the U2713H ($682.40), or the U2413 ($450.99) both from DELL or the Acer DA220.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The PN-K321 has a greater number of cables included than most LCD screens that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included DisplayPort,RS-232 are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Heavy

PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the PN-K321 have weights of between 3g and 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. With a weight of 7.5 kilograms, the PN-K321 is one of the heavier PC displays that were released more than two years ago amongst PC screens of this age.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The PN-K321 has one of the slower response times (8 milliseconds) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. LCD screens of this type and age have response times of between 1ms and 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sharp PN-K321

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Sharp LCD screen was released.

LCD Display Type

The PN-K321 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC monitors that have an LCD Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the ColorEdge CS230 ($189.00), or the ColorEdge CX270 both from Eizo or the Samsung 320MXN-3.

If you are looking for a PC monitor with a better display type then you might want to look at the AOC e2250Swdnk (LED), the Barco MDRC-2224 ($591.99) (LED), or the DELL UP2414Q (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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RS-232 Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
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1 Award

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Expert Reviews

9 February 2015

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24 November 2014

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Incredible picture fidelity and brightness
Accurate color reproduction
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Utilitarian styling
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Electricity cost when switched on $115.65
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Total running cost over 5 years $115.65
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.74 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 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 p178553, sharp pnk321h, sharp pnk321d, sharp p178553p, sharp pnk321di, sharp pnk321dis, sharp pnk321dist
Barcodes 00012303037508, 00074000069442, 00740000694426, 04974019777368, 04974019777375
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