Thursday, March 8th 2018

ASUS Announces ProArt PA32UC 32-inch UHD HDR Professional Monitor

ASUS today announced ProArt PA32UC, a 32-inch 4K UHD IPS professional monitor with Thunderbolt 3, a 100000000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) and a 178° viewing angle. ProArt PA32UC has an Ultra HD Premium certification, and it is capable of producing up to 1,000cd/m2 of brightness for an extremely lifelike HDR experience, as well as delivering a wide color gamut of 85% Rec. 2020, 99.5% Adobe RGB, 95% DCI-P3 and 100% sRGB for high-end video editing,

ProArt PA32UC also features advanced calibration technology that includes a 14-bit lookup table for color accuracy and 5 x 5 grid uniformity testing. Windows- and Mac OS-certified, every ProArt PA32UC is pre-calibrated to ensure color accuracy with a ∆E value below 2, providing an ideal performance for graphic designers, photographers, or anyone looking for high color accuracy.
Extreme contrast and high color fidelity
ProArt P32UC features a 32-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 138ppi panel for 4X-higher pixel density and up to 300% more onscreen space than other Full HD monitors of a similar size, delivering extraordinary clarity with the finest details. With a wide color gamut, the monitor exceeds industry standards by achieving 85% Rec. 2020, 99.5% Adobe RGB, 95% DCI-P3 and 100% sRGB. ProArt P32UC features 14-bit color graphics to display more than 1.07 billion colors. It also uses a 14-bit internal lookup table and supports Gamma values of 2.6, 2.4, 2.2, 2.0, and 1.8 to produce natural-looking images with smoother transitions between hues.

ProArt PA32UC monitors are pre-calibrated to guarantee industry-leading color accuracy with a ∆E value below 2. Each monitor comes with a report of calibration levels 63, 127 and 255, and features advanced gray-scale tracking technology to ensure your images are accurately reproduced onscreen. The monitor also includes technology to ensure 95% uniformity compensation to guard against brightness and chroma (color) fluctuations on different parts of across the screen.

Deepest blacks, brightest whites
ProArt PA32UC has an Ultra HD Premium certification - the industry standard for HDR. Designed to enhance the contrast between the brightest and darkest parts of an image, HDR technology delivers exceptional onscreen clarity and detail. Featuring a full-array LED backlight with ASUS LED Driving technology, ProArt PA32UC has 384 LED zones and a peak brightness of 1,000cd/m2, so it can produce the deepest blacks and the brightest whites.

Thunderbolt 3: The USB-C that does it all
For unrivaled expandability and versatile, ultrafast connections, ProArt PA32UC offers two Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps, DisplayPort and USB 3.1 with Power Delivery for providing up to 60W of power to external devices. In addition, users can daisy-chain two 4K UHD monitors through a single port without the need for a hub or a switch.

ASUS ProArt Calibration technology
Whether on a desktop or laptop, PC or Mac, ASUS ProArt Calibration Technology offers color accuracy tuning and uniformity compensation to make things easy when it's time to recalibrate the display's brightness and color consistency. Users can choose from a variety of advanced setups to achieve optimum color accuracy; get 3 x 3 and 5 x 5 uniformity compensation matrices to ensure consistent brightness; and save all color parameter profiles on the monitor's internal scaler integrated circuit chip. ASUS ProArt is also compatible with major hardware calibrators such as X-rite i1 Display Pro and Datacolor Spyder5 series.

For more information, visit the product page.
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12 Comments on ASUS Announces ProArt PA32UC 32-inch UHD HDR Professional Monitor

#1
kastriot
So it seems we have 12+2dither so we got 4096^3 colors or it's true 14 bit without dith?
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#2
bug
kastriotSo it seems we have 12+2dither so we got 4096^3 colors or it's true 14 bit without dith?
We have clueless posters, that's for sure.

This monitor has a 14bit LUT, not 14 bits-per-channel color. Regular home setups can't even output 10 bits-per-channel, so your worrying about getting 12 or 14 is really, really funny.
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#3
kastriot
bugWe have clueless posters, that's for sure.

This monitor has a 14bit LUT, not 14 bits-per-channel color. Regular home setups can't even output 10 bits-per-channel, so your worrying about getting 12 or 14 is really, really funny.
I am not worrying at all, why should i? i am not gonna buy it ha ha but i guess you are really funny doing you daily messaging quotas callenges :)
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#4
nemesis.ie
If this had (does it?) freesync 2 and 75Hz or better I would be all over it - I want a monitor with this kind of colour accuracy (or better), good HDR etc. but also want higher refresh and FS etc.

When will it happen?

The product page is light on specs and very heavy on pictures, sadly - or I missed them.

Edit: Aha! There is a tab, it says "adapative sync" is supported ... sadly it looks to only have ~60Hz max RR.

Oh and the $2000 price is a bit painful, I was expecting/hoping for about half that. :(
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#5
Pgcmoore
nemesis.ieIf this had (does it?) freesync 2 and 75Hz or better I would be all over it - I want a monitor with this kind of colour accuracy (or better), good HDR etc. but also want higher refresh and FS etc.

When will it happen?

The product page is light on specs and very heavy on pictures, sadly - or I missed them.

Edit: Aha! There is a tab, it says "adapative sync" is supported ... sadly it looks to only have ~60Hz max RR.

Oh and the $2000 price is a bit painful, I was expecting/hoping for about half that. :(
you can find the detailed specifications here > www.displayspecifications.com/en/model/ff341049


also a handy site for checking and comparing all panels
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#6
nemesis.ie
Interestingly, they don't seem to have the adaptive sync range on that site - the asus one says 40Hz to 60Hz.
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#7
lemonadesoda
Stupid bar along the bottom looks stupid when in portrait mode.
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#8
Krzych
FALD is nearly meaningless for desktop displays. Viewing angles are still the biggest issue (IPS glow, VA color shift, VA contrast shift), just look how all of these screens look from 2 meters away and then how they look from normal 50-60 cm viewing distance, difference is enormous due to massive viewing angle issues when sitting close to the display, the way it is meant to, 1 or 2 meters away is not desktop display anymore. FALD does nothing to improve it. It will only make a difference when the entire zone in completely black, which is almost never. For the rest 99,9% of time picture will remain just as poor as on basic LED displays we are all using right now. Not to mention that FALD needs very good algorithms to work well and desktop display manufacturers like Asus have zero experience with things like that, even the best and most experienced TV manufacturers are struggling badly in this regard. Self emissive technologies are the way, not only they offer basically infinitely better picture but also everything is coming from natural performance that is there 100% of time.
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#9
bug
KrzychFALD is nearly meaningless for desktop displays. Viewing angles are still the biggest issue (IPS glow, VA color shift, VA contrast shift), just look how all of these screens look from 2 meters away and then how they look from normal 50-60 cm viewing distance, difference is enormous due to massive viewing angle issues when sitting close to the display, the way it is meant to, 1 or 2 meters away is not desktop display anymore. FALD does nothing to improve it. It will only make a difference when the entire zone in completely black, which is almost never. For the rest 99,9% of time picture will remain just as poor as on basic LED displays we are all using right now. Not to mention that FALD needs very good algorithms to work well and desktop display manufacturers like Asus have zero experience with things like that, even the best and most experienced TV manufacturers are struggling badly in this regard. Self emissive technologies are the way, not only they offer basically infinitely better picture but also everything is coming from natural performance that is there 100% of time.
Wth are you talking about there?
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#10
nemesis.ie
I thought it was pretty obvious - the panels need better control of light glow/bleed and colour/contrast shift for use near field.
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#11
bug
nemesis.ieI thought it was pretty obvious - the panels need better control of light glow/bleed and colour/contrast shift for use near field.
In a thread about an Asus monitor? Since when does Asus make above average monitors?
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#12
nemesis.ie
Isn't that the point though? It sounds like they are trying to claim they do ...
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