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.