Acer announces USB-C 4K display geared towards professional image editor's needs [u]

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At a live event on Thursday in New York City, PC-centric manufacturer Acer rolled out a 4K USB display aimed at image and video editors with USB-C connectivity and 85W of charging support suitable for the 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro.

At its Acer Next event, the company debuted the 31.5-inch ProDesigner PE320QK monitor. The display is capable of 550 nits at 4K resolution. Additionally, the new display has what the company calls enhanced color gamut supporting 130 percent of the sRGB and 95 percent of the DCI-P3 gamuts in 8 bits. Response time is 4 milliseconds, with a 100 million to 1 contrast ratio.

The inclusion of USB-C as the connection method, plus supplying 85W of power makes it one of the only monitors available that will keep a 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro fully charged while in use. The display also features a removable anti-glare hood.

Update: Connectivity options include two HDMI 2.0 ports, audio out, a DisplayPort 1.2, a USB 3.1 type C input, and four USB 3.1 Type C outputs suitable for peripherals. A pair of 2W speakers are also present.

Pricing and availability are not yet known. At present, there is no product page display on the Acer website.