Acer PEO Series ProDesigner PE320QK Review: Accurate Colors With A Great Display

Published on December 21, 2019
Acer PEO Series ProDesigner PE320QK
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Acer PEO Series ProDesigner PE320QK costs $799, offers perfect color for designers with a 32-inch 4K monitor and provides technological clarity to please the professionals.

Factory tuning, 4k resolution, HDR10, and DCI-P3 software, as well as the bundled AMD FreeSync, are the key features of Acer PEO ProDesigner. The Acer PEO ProDesigner Series PE320QK is a great choice if you’re searching for a 4K display that lets you do your absolute best, with accurate colors and without comprehensive adjustment.


If you glance at the Acer PEO PE320QK, the panel seems like it is everything. The emphasis is on image quality with a 32-inch IPS screen. A four-piece glass hood is mounted to the panel, which surrounds the window on three sides to minimize the glare and ambient noise. The monitor has a slim bezel around the display which is 0.3 inch. If you want to use two or more Acer PEO monitors then the thin bezels are perfect.

The hood is bordered by a velvety black material, which absorbs light to mitigate the shine.

The large panel has a decent scale with a range of 16.3x 29.3x 7 inches. The strongly flexible stand has a square base that does not extend past the display top, leaving a lot of room for the keyboard and the cursor on your seat, or even devices such as a Wacom drawing pad. Although the weight of 17.8 pounds is high enough not to push the display very often, for the 32-inch model it’s not out of reach.


The PE320QK supports both camera inputs and a built-in USB 3.0 connector with a wide range of connectors. There is an input panel with two HDMI 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 port, one DisplayPort 1.2 on the back of the screen. A USB-Type-C port can also be used as a video connection or to load a laptop or phone that is USB-C equipped. A dual USB hub is on the side of the display, enabling connecting storage and other devices without plugging into your PC immediately.

The main control of the monitor is a four-dimensional joystick that doubles on the left of the device with a clickable icon. You can quickly move through menus and pick objects intuitively using this useful navigation tool. However, the backside of the right edge of the screen includes four buttons.


Every Acer PEO Series ProDesigner PE320QK is pre-tuned to ensure optimum performance in the factory. Combine this with a list of professional features, which is available on the monitor, support for AMD FreeSync, HDR 10, and 10-bit color. PE320QK offers excellent visuals and excellent color quality services.

I was pleased to see that the black and red tones prominently featured in the video when I watched the 4K trailer for the 6 underground movie.

My only color complaint is that the blacks were just a little bit gray, like most LCD backlit displays. Get an OLED monitor if you want real, inky blacks. The light on the 32-inch screen is very low. You will not notice it while surrounding the web or working on a document, but you will see slightly brighter hot spots at the top and bottom of the display when you pull up an entire screen single-color test pattern. This may be a real problem if you work on photographs or other media with color critique since that minor difference in backlight could make your view of image color consistency less clear.

But I was pleased about the PE320QK overall, other than this. The level of color is very strong and the monitor manages very subtle changes in colors as required for a 10-bit screen. In addition to media work, for less critical applications, such as sports, the screen should also do well. And while the need for accuracy, crunchiness and quick reaction times may be specific while you enjoy a game.

Luckily, Acer offers many gaming-friendly apps, like AMD FreeSync, which includes customizable features between 30 and 60 Hz to suit the performance of your graphics card.

The support for games is not that good, however, as you would get on a comparable machine. Similar to the LG 38GL950G UltraGear, the PE320QK has a lower frame rate, 60Hz similar to the 144Hz of the LG 38GL950G and none of the game modes that are commonly used for gaming displays.


The Acer PE320QK features a pair of integrated speakers with a capacity of two watts each. Speakers are not best in terms of audio quality, not bad either. You can use headphones if you are audio-quality conscious.

I consider the speakers very bland when I was watching a 4K video. The volume was weak, the tone was tinny, dialogue and sound effects were not very powerful and mildly resonating. Consider good external speakers for better sound quality.


The PE320QK has a total of eight separate image modes, all based on the color spaces in which you may have to work. Different sRGB modes exist including Rec. 709, HDR together with Energy-efficient Eco mode, movie mode, custom user mode, and normal mode.

The only issue we have seen with these modes is that the consumer cannot turn into SRGB mode without needing to deactivate additional settings when trying to optimize the monitor. It is ideal if the pre-set fits the criteria, but it may be difficult to adapt to limited color parameters.

Final Words

Acer PEO Series ProDesigner PE320QK has a large screen 4K display which helps professionals with visual accuracy, while color and quality are of the utmost importance. This is a great choice for everyone who deals with images, illustrations or videos, and the test results show that it is a strong performer in every studio or artistic shop.

Even, the PE320QK’s less knowledgeable capabilities have pleasantly surprised us. For a non-gaming display, it offers a better gaming experience than many other competitors. Nevertheless, the Acer PEO ProDesigner PE320QK series is the greatest we have ever seen if you need a color-accurate monitor with plenty of professional features.

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