Sharp 32" PN-K321 - 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor

Sharp 32" PN-K321 - 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor

$3,849.00

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 11 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    With its 32-inch class (31.5-inch diagonal) screen size, 3840 by 2160 Ultra-HD resolution, and energy efficient edge lit LED backlight, the Sharp PN-K321 monitor is ideal for professional applications where it's essential to view detailed information displayed with tremendous precision. This super-high resolution display boasts four times the resolution of 1080p full HD, allowing you to view the content of four full HD screens on a single seamless display. And because IGZO* technology supports increased pixel transparency and reduced current leakage, the display consumes less power.

    Note that 4K DisplayPort operation is only compatible with the new Mac Pro (Late 2013).

    4K HDMI operation is compatible with MacBook Pro (Late 2013) and the new Mac Pro (Late 2013). HDMI input is not available in the European-market Sharp PN-K321.

  • Highlights

    • 32-inch class (31.5-inch diagonal) screen size
    • Ultra-High Definition (3840 by 2160) LED display
    • Brilliant 1.07-billion color palette
    • 350 cd/m2 brightness; 800:1 contrast ratio
    • Built-in 2W per channel stereo audio system
    • Landscape and portrait mode compatible
    • Includes Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable
  • Did you notice?

    The IGZO* technology used in this monitor helps reduce power consumption.
  • Apple Recommends For

    View the content of four full HD screens on a single seamless display.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Sharp 32" PN-K321 - 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor
    • 5 cable clamps
    • AC adapter
    • Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable
    • RS-232 conversion cable
    • Stand
    • CD-ROM (Utility Disk)
    • Setup manual
  • Tech Specs

    • Screen type: LED
    • Input Type: DisplayPort
    • Other Features: Built In Speakers
    • Connections: HDMI port
    • Height: 17.36 in./44.1 cm
    • Width: 1.38 in./3.5 cm
    • Weight: 16.5 lb./7.5 kg
    • Length: 29.53 in./75 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: PNK321
    • UPC or EAN No.: 074000069442

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: Three-year limited

    Manufacturer Note

    • *IGZO (InGaZnO) is an oxide comprising indium (In), gallium (Ga) and zinc (Zn).

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Exceeded expectations

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought this for my up and coming Mac Pro which won't be here for another couple months. Works on my late 2013 13" rMBP at 3840x21 Bought this for my up and coming Mac Pro which won't be here for another couple months. Works on my late 2013 13" rMBP at 3840x2160x30Hz as advertised, but also shocked that my Mid 2011 27-inch iMac, not advertised as able, is actually driving it at this same full resolution & refresh rate (with AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1024 MB) using the DisplayPort cable that came with the display. Slightly slow and jumpy, but the resolution is full and legit. Text looks better when display installed upside down as the subpixel text rendering expects the pixels to be divided R-G-B and this monitor has it reversed, B-G-R. Until OS X supports B-G-R natively, the included stand allows upside down mounting and then simply rotate it 180 degrees in system preferences.

    • Written by from Sandy

    114 of 135 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Exceeded expectations
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely the best overpriced item I have ever bought. The colors are brilliant and come as close to my prints on my Epson photo Absolutely the best overpriced item I have ever bought. The colors are brilliant and come as close to my prints on my Epson photo printer as no other display I've used before. It definitively beats any Apple display (including "Retinas"). Mounting and setup was a breeze. This is an absolute must have for anyone willing to spend the extra buck as an early adopter of new technology. I have also found the price Apple sells this item at to be decently competitive.

    • Written by from Horgen

    101 of 119 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
  • 2 X 4K on Haswell/Nvidia rMBP!!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just installed TWO Dell UP3214Q on a late 15" 2013 rMBP with discrete Nvidia GeForce 650m. Let's remember the Dell 4K, which has t Just installed TWO Dell UP3214Q on a late 15" 2013 rMBP with discrete Nvidia GeForce 650m. Let's remember the Dell 4K, which has the same IZGO screen.
    DisplayPort 1.2 can be enabled on the Dell OSD.
    On MacOS X Mavericks, the rMBP runs it's screen at full res @ 60Hz, the 2 4K monitors at full res but only @ 30Hz.
    In Windows 8.1 in bootcamp, the rMBP runs it's screen at full res @ 60Hz, the 2 4K monitors at full res @ 30Hz refresh if DisplayPort 1.2 is disabled, but can only run it's screen and ONE of the 4k at full res AND 60Hz with DP1.2 enabled.
    INTERRESTINGLY, if you "SOFT disconnect" the rMBP own screen it will then drive both 4K monitors at full res AND 60 Hz, WOW!!!
    There you have it. The late 2013 runs 2x 4k screens at full res.

    • Written by from Redlands

    41 of 65 people found this useful

    Was this useful? 2 X 4K on Haswell/Nvidia rMBP!!!
  • Did not work

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The monitor did not work out of the box which was very disappointing. Half of the pixels were burned out. I returned it and did no The monitor did not work out of the box which was very disappointing. Half of the pixels were burned out. I returned it and did not get another one. At that price point there should be some quality control leaving the factory.

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    1 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Did not work
  • Amazing screen, pretty bad build quality. I want to love it. I really do.

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I just received this for use with a mac pro 2013, which has yet to arrive. I'm using it with a macbook pro retina, which works ext I just received this for use with a mac pro 2013, which has yet to arrive. I'm using it with a macbook pro retina, which works extremely well (and if you're considering using one with this monitor, it's epic good). Being awesome, the monitor actually comes with a thunderbolt adapter cable which fits perfectly, and all I had to do was plug it into one of the thunderbolt ports on my MBPR and it worked perfectly! It worked with no fuss. Good stuff.

    This monitor looks good. It's bezel isn't overly wide (kind of reminds me of a thin version of the old Dell 30" monitors, the 3008WFP beasts). It has a black on black finish with silver plastic highlights on the legs and the top, which looks a little cheap honestly (very 2008 Dell). The picture is bright, and refresh is acceptable for the graphics work (Adobe Suite for video and graphics) for which it is intended (there is a perceptible delay moving it around, but that's what you get with a huge monitor... apparently this thing is running at 60 Hz since 10.9.3, but it's very hard to tell honestly).

    Here's what's wrong with it. The thing has buttons that are hidden on the right side of the screen, which is forgivable. But they completely lack any marking that can be seen from the front (including power), and feel like some cheap Walmart television rather than a multi-thousand dollar monitor. And you better hope that you don't type hard, because the stand is so cheap that just typing on my keyboard causes the monitor to wiggle visibly. You can tell that the attention to detail extends to the firmware, where brightness is labelled "Bright" and adjusting settings has a considerable delay. To boot, the menu feels like a tv in a cheap hotel room, with chunk text and setting defaults that would please nobody but the idiot product manager that approved the design.

    Once you get past all of this ghastly product design and find yourself firing up FCPX to look at footage from a GH4 or other 4k camera, you realize that it is not worth returning the monitor due to it's myriad of stupid product decisions, and that you're going to learn to live with it, because this screen is absolutely stunning, and editing 4k footage on a 4k monitor is beyond pleasant: it's gorgeous. But it also identifies itself as a television in System Information, which is decidedly telling.

    I am currently shopping for 200 mm pitch VESA mounts to eliminate the movement that's giving me a headache, but I love this monitor. It won't be hard to unseat it as a champion however, because it's off like a herd of turtles and needs a firmware update so bad it's like a pogo stick in quicksand.

    Buy it, you'll love it. But be prepared to pay the price of early adoption. In other words, this is a "cautious buy": you should only buy this if you need it. Otherwise, wait for it's successor.

    • Written by from Sacramento

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Amazing screen, pretty bad build quality. I want to love it. I really do.
  • Worked for almost two hours, then died.

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I need an ultra-high res monitor that can rotate to vertical (portrait) so decided to try this one because Apple sells it for use I need an ultra-high res monitor that can rotate to vertical (portrait) so decided to try this one because Apple sells it for use with my new MacPro. Got it up and running horizontally (landscape) and used it for about two hours over a couple of days. Then decided to try it in portrait orientation as this is how I plan to use it most often. Set the screen on my Mac to 90 degrees then, carefully, smoothly, with no bumps or jarring, turned the monitor 90 degrees. Within five seconds the screen went blank and the green "power" light went out. I could not revive the monitor no mater what I tried (or Sharp tech support suggested). I did not have the monitor in an enclosure, just on top of a desk, so no chance there was overheating from poor airflow. The power cord was also plugged into a high quality surge protector. There is a slight hum when the monitor power switch is on, so I know power is getting to the monitor. I am exchanging it for the same model in the hope it was just a bad unit, but if the next one gives me a problem I will give up on it. I'm down for two weeks due to having to send this one back and wait for a replacement unit to be sent! I also hate that the stand only allows horizontal OR vertical mounting. The stand should be designed to allow users to rotate it 90 degrees as needed — not either/or. Also note that Apple told me I will not be able to use the monitor in its highest resolution until Yosemite is released sometime this Fall (wish I had known that prior to purchasing). Sharp sells a similar monitor with a multi-touch screen so one would think they would be more robust. It is a large monitor so it's a big, bulky package to try and get back in its packaging, tape up, and haul back to a UPS site. All-in-all a big hassle and inconvenience for a one-person business like mine to deal with. I wish Apple manufactured a monitor of equivalent resolution and size. I would have purchased it instead.

    • Written by from Alameda

    6 of 10 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Worked for almost two hours, then died.

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