Thursday, May 30th 2013

ASUS Launches PQ321 Monitor with 3840 x 2160 IGZO Display

ASUS today announced the PQ321 True 4K UHD Monitor, a desktop display with a stunning Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution that’s equivalent to four Full HD displays stacked side-by-side. The PQ321 has a 31.5-inch LED-backlit 4K Ultra HD display (140 pixels-per-inch) with 16:9 aspect ratio, and supports 10-bit RGB ‘deep color’ for vibrant images with more natural transitions between hues.

Cutting-edge IGZO panel technology
The ASUS PQ321 True 4K UHD Monitor uses cutting-edge Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) rather than traditional amorphous silicon for the active layer of its LCD panel. IGZO panels support much smaller transistors than amorphous silicon, which in turn gives much smaller pixels and the 3840 x 2160 resolution of the PQ321 is four times that of a 1920 x 1080 Full HD display.

176-degree wide viewing angles on both vertical and horizontal planes minimize onscreen color shift, while the 350cd/m² brightness rating and 8ms gray-to-gray response time ensure smooth, bright, and vibrant moving visuals. IGZO technology also gives reduced energy consumption compared to amorphous silicon and reduces bulk — at 35mm at its thickest point, the PQ321 is the thinnest 4K UHD monitor available today.

Comprehensive video inputs for UHD content
The ASUS PQ321 True 4K UHD Monitor features DisplayPort and US models offer dual-HDMI ports inputs with Picture-by-Picture support. Built-in 2W stereo speakers remove the need for additional desktop clutter and, in addition to being wall-mountable, the monitor stand offers full height, swivel, and tilt adjustment.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS will be exhibiting the 39-inch and 31.5-inch True 4K UHD Monitor models at Computex 2013 in Taipei.
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81 Comments on ASUS Launches PQ321 Monitor with 3840 x 2160 IGZO Display

#2
EzioAs
Wow, even if it costs more than $1000, I'm glad that someone has the balls to change the game. Even better, 60Hz (it doesn't sound too impressive but at this res, it is)!!

Thumbs up for ASUS. :toast:
Now, if only they could release a 2560x1600, 24" display.
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#4
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
What about cheap 2560 x 1600/1440???? :(
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#5
radrok
I'm seriously following this.

Can't wait to get my hands on it.
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#6
erixx
A wonder of nature. Until I saw the price. Heaven has a price, of course :^)
I need to get into prostitussion to get one...LOL
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#7
nickbaldwin86
by: W1zzard
must ... have ..
yes and then you can start doing your killer video card reviews for 4k :D:D:D
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#8
m1dg3t
by: Frick
What about cheap 2560 x 1600/1440???? :(
This ^^. We are barely using this resolution as is... :(

HollyWood & Cable TV need to step up their shit. Literally. :slap:
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#9
kklownboy
by: erixx
A wonder of nature. Until I saw the price. Heaven has a price, of course :^)
I need to get into prostitussion to get one...LOL
what price? Only the Sharp brand with TV is quoted.
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#10
Filiprino
Oh God, oh god, oh goddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd.


4k in 32 inches is just perfect for scaling. Or doing 1920x1080.
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#11
Prima.Vera
4K for gaming?? Good luck with that!
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#12
rpsgc
by: erixx
A wonder of nature. Until I saw the price. Heaven has a price, of course :^)
I need to get into prostitussion to get one...LOL
What price? There is no price yet.

$5000 is for Sharp monitors.
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#13
Hilux SSRG
Wow I'm drooling. Wonder what GFX one would need to run games at 60fps with this beauty.
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#15
Jacez
Why can't this be 21:9 :cry:
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#18
FrustratedGarrett
When are we gonna get back-light strobing displays. Even at 60Hz, motion picture would look a lot clearer than a 120Hz monitor without strobed back-light.




60 Hz Refresh rate:



120 Hz Refresh rate:



120Hz + Backlight Strobing:
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#19
hellrazor
If you guys send me one I'll write up a review for free.
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#21
PopcornMachine
I got $500 for one right now. Take it or leave it ASUS! :cool:
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#22
lemonadesoda
HURRY at last! I really hope 2013 will bring more options on displays, and I hope Windows 8.1 will finally solve desktop scaling.

And those complaining about gaming? Run it in x1080 mode.
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#23
PopcornMachine
by: lemonadesoda
HURRY at last! I really hope 2013 will bring more options on displays, and I hope Windows 8.1 will finally solve desktop scaling.

And those complaining about gaming? Run it in x1080 mode.
Yeah, you can run 4 games at 1080p in windows simultaneously! :eek: :twitch:
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#24
Lionheart
Do you take kidney's Asus? :eek:
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#25
ensabrenoir
.....yes.....yes..... the next component in the ultimate mancave has been released..... now,,,its only a matter of time.....(wives everywhere experience a subtle cold shift in the force)
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