ViewSonic shows 8k monitor and 4k144Hz display with mini LED backlight

ViewSonic will release an 8k monitor in the summer with a screen diagonal of 32″. The manufacturer is also working on a 32″ monitor for gamers, with a 4k resolution and a refresh rate of 144Hz. That screen has a mini LED backlight with 1152 zones.

ViewSonic’s upcoming 8k monitor will get model number VP3286-8K. The manufacturer does not state which panel type is used, but the resolution is 7860×4320 pixels and the panel can display 99 percent of the AdobeRGB color space. The screen gets Thunderbolt 3 and DisplayPort connections and a USB hub. According to ViewSonic, the 8k screen will be available this summer for $5,000.

The display with mini LED backlight is the XG321UG, a 32″ IPS monitor with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. The panel has a refresh rate of 144Hz and G-Sync Ultimate support. The monitor is VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified, which means that the maximum brightness is 1000cd/m² or higher.

ViewSonic uses a mini LED backlight with 1152 dimmable zones. This means that the screen has the same properties as the 4k144Hz monitors from Acer and Asus that came out last year. The new ViewSonic monitor has HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort connections and will be released in the summer for an as yet undisclosed price.

The two monitors were announced at the virtual CES trade show. ViewSonic lists plenty of other upcoming monitors and projectors in its press release. Several of these have already been announced, such as a 4k projector that can display images with a refresh rate of 240Hz in a 1080p mode.