BenQ launches a 34-inch ultrawide monitor with supreme color accuracy

BenQ PD3420Q
(Image credit: BenQ)

BenQ has announced a new ultrawide monitor aiming to be one of the best photo editing monitors. The PD3420Q stands out from typical 16:9 widescreen monitors thanks to its ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio that provides 33% more horizontal screen real estate than a 16:9 panel. This makes the PD3420Q ideal for split-screen multitasking, or for adding extra room for editing pallets alongside your image preview pane.

Even the best ultrawide monitors tend to be aimed at gamers, as they sport curved displays for greater gaming immersion. The PD3420Q is relatively unusual in the ultrawide sector as it's a flat display, as this ensures lines displayed on screen don't bend or skew as they would on a curved ultrawide.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.