Asus unveiled the latest ProArt series of monitors in the recent CES 2017. As the name suggests, the monitor is meant for professional use and off course for the hardcore gamers. The 32-inch diagonal monitor is the world’s first professional direct-lit LED capable of displaying 4K images with UHD and HDR support. With support for 4K and HDR, this monitor is definitely not going to be cheap.
Asus PA32U monitor
The monitor features a 32-inch liquid crystal display which is capable of displaying 4K videos. The maximum resolution supported is 3840 x 2160 at 138ppi pixel density.
The monitor use an IPS panel monitor that use Quantum dot technology and Direct LED lighting Direct LED lighting means there are 384 LED lights in the display are placed behind the entire screen rather than along the edges. With the 384 zone LED brightness and better control of adjustment function, it can achieve high brightness up to 1,000 cd/m² with excellent contrast ratio.
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. This technology allows improving video quality by increasing the contrast ratio and colour palette. This result in a more realistic and natural image with rich colours with deep blacks, brighter whites and plenty of details in darker and shadow regions.
The monitor also use quantum dot technology which provides support for a wider color gamut, enabling the monitor to deliver 99.5% Adobe RGB, 85% Rec. 2020, 100% sRGB and 95% DCI-P3 color-space. The specifications are perfect for high end video production and editing.
Quantum dot technology is a display technology similar to OLED where the light emitting diodes lights up only on demand which enable more efficiency. Quantum dots screen displays higher peak brightness, provide better color accuracy, high color saturation and reduced power consumption. The technology is comparatively new and ideal to be used on flat TV, mobile phones, tablets, gaming equipment etc.
The monitor comes with a Thunderbolt 40 Gbps USB Type-C connector (USB 3.1 Gen 2) with support for DisplayPort 1.2. The connectors support high data transfer rate which is essential to achieve 4K and HDR performance.
Asus PA27AQ monitor
ProArt PA27AQ is another monitor model going to be released under the series. The monitor is designed for using as a diagonal display. The monitor is 27 inch and carry almost the same feature as the larger version except supported resolution which is only 2560 x 1440 pixel.
At the time of writing, it is not clear on the price tag for both models. Rumors is that, the 32 versions will carry a price tag of around $1999 and the smaller at $1700. Asus ProArt series of monitors are scheduled for commercial release by April-May 2017.