ASUS Unveils The ProArt PA329Q UHD Monitorby Brandon Chester on June 1, 2015 2:01 AM EST
In addition to their smartphone and tablet announcements at Computex today, ASUS has also revealed a new monitor aimed at imaging professionals, photographers, and editors alike. It will be the flagship display in their line of ProArt monitors, and the most exciting monitor that I've seen come out of the ProArt line in a long time. It's a 32" UltraHD IPS panel with equally impressive specs in every other respect. You can check out its specifications below.
|ASUS ProArt PA329Q|
|Viewing Angle (H/V)||178° / 178°|
|Inputs / Outputs||1 x DisplayPort 1.2 (UHD 60Hz)
1 x Mini DisplayPort (UHD 60Hz)
1 x HDMI 2.0 (UHD 60Hz)
2 x HDMI 1.4 (UHD 30Hz)
4 x USB 3.0
|Color Depth||10 Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)|
|Color Gamut||100% Adobe RGB|
|LUT||16 Bit 3D LUT|
As you can see, ASUS has really gone all out in making this a display that is suitable for professional work. The panel is a true 10 bit IPS panel with full coverage of the Adobe RGB gamut, and color modes for working within sRGB, DCI-P3, and Rec. 2020, although the latter two won't be fully covered by this display. The high bit depth panel and 16 bit internal 3D LUT will also ensure smooth gradations even when working in a wide gamut like AdobeRGB. ASUS is also guaranteeing a DeltaE average of two or less.
In addition to the high quality panel, ASUS has also made sure to cover their input ports from every angle. There's 60Hz UltraHD support via DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0, with 30Hz UltraHD supported on both of the HDMI 1.4 ports. The inclusion of Mini DisplayPort is also great for anyone who works off of a Mac with Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt ports. There's also a four port USB 3.0 hub built in.
ASUS is yet to announce pricing or availability for the ProArt PA329Q, but hopefully we'll know soon when it will be coming to market and how much it will cost.
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Laxaa - Monday, June 1, 2015 - linkExciting. You need to review this.
BubbaJoe TBoneMalone - Monday, June 1, 2015 - linkMe too! Would have been nice if it was 4k (4096x2160) instead of UHD (3840x2160).
Azurael - Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - link16:9 is bad enough without it being even wider. I've had enough of peering through letterboxes.
bigboxes - Thursday, June 4, 2015 - linkI'm all aboard. Let's get that review up and some pricing. I need to know how much this will set me back.
stun - Monday, June 1, 2015 - linkThey already are using HDMI 2.0, but why did they NOT put in a DisplayPort 1.3?
wolfshades - Monday, June 1, 2015 - linkNot needed - as the display is not 4K
PixyMisa - Monday, June 1, 2015 - linkI haven't seen any DisplayPort 1.3 devices yet. Not sure if the controller chips are shipping.
Impulses - Monday, June 1, 2015 - linkLooks sweet, I could see this replacing a couple of my U2412Ms... Not sure my wallet could handle the extra GPU oomph I'd need to game on it beyond my CF 290s, but for photo editing it'd sure be a treat.
Morawka - Monday, June 1, 2015 - linkLove ProArt Monitors. They blow Macbook Pro Retina screens out of the water when it comes to color accuracy.
levifig - Monday, January 18, 2016 - link…and they cost as much as a Retina Macbook Pro… which comes with a computer attached! :X