Sharp Introduces 32″ PN-K322B Touchscreen 4K Monitor

Sharp PN-K322B 32" Touchscreen 4K Monitor

Awhile back ASUS introduced us to their consumer 4K monitor, the 31.5″ PQ-321Q at $3,499. Now Sharp is bringing a 4K monitor to the market at the end of July. The Sharp PN-K322B will be a 32″ touchscreen operating at 3,840 x 2,160 resolution using their IGZO technology and be LED edge lit. Below is Sharp’s press release of the new PN-K332B 4K monitor.

Sharp PN-K322B 32" Touchscreen 4K Monitor

Sharp PN-K322B 32″ Touchscreen 4K Monitor

Sharp Corporation will introduce into the Japanese market a new 32-inch-class LCD monitor, the PN-K322B. This professional-use monitor features an originally developed high-sensitivity, high-precision touchscreen and delivers 4K resolution (3,840 × 2,160 pixels)—a level of resolution four times that of full HD.

The PN-K322B is Sharp’s latest ultra-high-definition display. Its high-precision touchscreen allows accurate onscreen handwriting of fine text and lines, with writing performed via a dedicated touch pen with a pen-tip width of just 2 mm. The display also supports multi-touch operation.

Thanks to IGZO technology and an edge-lit LED backlight, the PN-K322B boasts a slender profile with a thickness of just 36 mm*2—the thinnest in its class. An included stand allows the monitor to slide easily between two angles depending on the application: vertical for viewing the monitor or low-angle for onscreen writing and touchscreen operation.

The PN-K322B features a palm cancellation function that prioritizes pen input even when the user’s hand is resting on the touchscreen. Input connectors on the PN-K322B are compatible with the latest DisplayPort™ and HDMI™ interface specifications, enabling the monitor to display*3 4K ultra-HD content delivered from a PC via a single-cable connection.

Demand for ultra-high-definition 4K displays is growing for numerous business and professional applications such as graphic and video content creation and editing. To further grow demand for 4K displays, Sharp will propose usage applications in other fields too, such as in customer service applications at retailers and showrooms or in exhibition displays at museums and art galleries.

Currently the release of this monitor will be in Japan only but it should only be a matter of time before they start shipping elsewhere. Also a price tag has not yet been released but we should see one soon since the anticipated launch date is going to be July 30th, 2013. According also to the press release for the Sharp PN-K322B is that only 250 units will be produced a month starting out and I would assume is sells go well then that couple will go up.

Specifications of the Sharp PN-K322B

Model name PN-K322B
Installation Landscape / Portrait*4
LCD panel Screen size 32-inch-class widescreen (80.1 cm diagonal) IGZO LCD
Backlight LED (edge lit)
Max. resolution
(Max. display colors)
3,840 x 2,160 pixels
(Approx. 1.07 billion colors)
Brightness 300 cd/m2
Active screen area
(W x H)
698 x 393 mm
Touchscreen Touch technology Capacitive touch
Communication USB serial
Multi touch 10 points
Supported OS Windows® 8*5, Windows® 7, Windows Vista®*6, Windows® XP*6
Input terminals DisplayPort DisplayPort x 1
HDMI HDMI x 2
Audio 3.5 mm-diameter mini stereo jack x 1
RS-232C 3.5 mm-diameter mini jack x 1 (conversion cable included)
Output terminal Audio 3.5 mm-diameter mini stereo jack x 1
Speaker output 2W + 2W
Power supply 100V AC, 50/60 Hz (when using the supplied AC adaptor)
Power consumption 97W*7 / 91 W*8
Operating temperature / humidity 5°C to 35°C / 20% to 80% RH (no condensation)
Dimensions (approx.) 750 W x 36 D x 441 H mm (without stand)
750 W x 390–575 D x 207–493 H mm (with stand)
Weight (approx.) 9.0 kg (without stand) / 16.0 kg (with stand)

I know I couldn’t justify paying for one of these monitors until prices go down but it sounds pretty awesome and I like other hopefully will be able to justify and afford to have one of these 4K monitors for daily use and maybe even have 3 for those of us that like having multi-monitor setups.

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