Asus launched its latest ProArt monitor series in the recent Customer Electronics Show (CES) 2017. As the name applies, this monitor is designed for professionals and for the hardcore gamers as well. This 32-inch diagonal monitor is the first professional direct-lit LED of the world, which is capable of displaying 4K images along with UHD and HDR support. This monitor is certainly not going to be cheap as it comes with 4K and HDR support.
Asus PA32U Monitor Review
Asus PA32U comes with a 32-inch liquid crystal display (LCD), which is fully capable of displaying 4K videos and images. It supports maximum resolution up to 3840 x 2160 at 138 PPI pixel density.
ProArt monitor uses an IPS panel that uses Quantum dot technology and Direct LED lighting as it has 384 LED lights in the display that are placed behind the whole screen instead of being along the edges. The 384 zone LEDbrightness and better function adjustment control allow it to be better capable of achieving high brightness of 1,000 cd/m2 with an awesome contrast ratio.
The HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology improves video quality by increasing the color palette and contrast ratio. Therefore, it gives more realistic and natural image results with rich colors including brighter whites, deep blacks, and lots of details in darker and shadow regions.
The Asus PA monitor also uses quantum dot technology that supports a wider color gamut while enabling the monitor to give 99.5% Adobe RGB, 85% Rec. 2020, 100% sRGB and 95% DCI-P3 color-space. This can be perfect for the production and editing if high-end videos.
Quantum Dot Technology, a display technology, is like OLED where the light emitting diodes light up just on demand to enable more efficiency. Quantum dots screens can display amazing higher peak brightness, provide better high color saturation, color accuracy, and reduced power consumption. Comparatively, this technology is new and perfect to be applied on flat TV, gaming gear, mobile phones, tablets, and much more.
PA32U comes with a Thunderbolt 40 Gbps USB Type-C connector (USB 3.1 Gen 2) with support for DisplayPort 1.2. These connectors support transfer of high data that is paramount to achieve 4K and HDR performance.
Asus PA27AQ Monitor Manual
Asus displayed its another monitor in the CES that is ProArt PA27AQ, which is also about to be released under the ProArt series. This is designed by using a diagonal display. This one will come in a display of 27-inch screen and with almost the same features as the PA32U except for the supported resolution that is just 2560 x 1440 pixels.
The price tag of both the models is not clear but the rumors say that the PA32U will have the price tag of about $1999 and PA27AQ will have $700. Asus ProArt series of monitors were scheduled to be commercially released by April-May 2017.