Wednesday, January 5th 2022

ViewSonic Launches its Flagship 32-inch ELITE XG321UG 4K Mini-LED Gaming Monitor

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, introduces the ViewSonic ELITE XG321UG gaming monitor. This 32-inch monitor is equipped with a mini-LED light source IPS panel and NVIDIA Reflex technology. It features a native 4K Ultra HD resolution, a 144 Hz refresh rate, along with NVIDIA G-SYNC Ultimate technology bringing lifelike HDR quality and taking gaming immersion to whole new levels. Engineered for competition, the XG321UG delivers reduced latency thanks to NVIDIA Reflex suite and G-Sync technology. The VESA DisplayHDR 1400 certification ensures that the panel can adjust individual brightness zones up and down, hundreds of times a second, to provide a lifelike image with better contrast, higher brightness, and more lighting control than possible on any standard LED-based panel.

"With the ViewSonic ELITE XG321UG, we're adding one of the best high-end monitors to our ELITE gaming series," said Jeff Muto, business line director at ViewSonic. "Featuring a mini-LED panel, advanced ergonomics and customizable RGB lighting, this monitor is packed with features that give users the gaming setup they've always wanted. What's more, with super-smooth gameplay, incredible responsiveness, and amazing color accuracy, the XG321UG delivers an immersive experience."
ELITE XG321UG
  • Full Mini-LED FALD with 1152 total dimming zones
  • 32-inch mini-LED monitor IPS with native 4K UHD (3840x2160) resolution
  • 144 Hz refresh rate; 3.6 ms response time
  • NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate G-Sync and Reflex technologies
  • VESA DisplayHDR 1400 for 1400 cd/m² peak HDR brightness; SDR Brightness of 400 cd/m²
  • Connectivity includes: HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, USB-A/B Hub and 3.5 mm Audio-Out
  • Customizable ViewSonic ELITE RGB Lighting
  • Available: Q1 2022 for an estimated street price of $2,499.99 [USD]
Source: ViewSonic
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39 Comments on ViewSonic Launches its Flagship 32-inch ELITE XG321UG 4K Mini-LED Gaming Monitor

#1
TheDeeGee
These stands are getting uglier by the month.
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#2
bug
Keep in mind that while this is technically mini LED, 1,000 zones is the worst you can expect from a mini-LED implementation. Also, for the asking price you can buy OLED and a much better HDR experience.
That's the problem with mini and micro LED: it only closes the price gap with OLED, not the image quality gap.
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#3
TheLostSwede
bugKeep in mind that while this is technically mini LED, 1,000 zones is the worst you can expect from a mini-LED implementation. Also, for the asking price you can buy OLED and a much better HDR experience.
That's the problem with mini and micro LED: it only closes the price gap with OLED, not the image quality gap.
The zones depends on the size of the panel, no?
The price on this is stupid.
TheDeeGeeThese stands are getting uglier by the month.
At least this one doesn't look like a claw, so there's that...
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#5
konga
bugKeep in mind that while this is technically mini LED, 1,000 zones is the worst you can expect from a mini-LED implementation. Also, for the asking price you can buy OLED and a much better HDR experience.
That's the problem with mini and micro LED: it only closes the price gap with OLED, not the image quality gap.
1000 zones is actually much better than almost everyone else, who are all releasing 500-zone implementations. I think 1000 zones is right around the point where you can actually get something decent with HDR without too much bloom (though there will still be some). Ideally you want much more though, it's true.

These prices though... yeesh. I don't know what these companies are thinking with the 42" C2 on the horizon that will be sub-$1500. I think these monitor manufacturers are in for a rude awakening when they realize how limited the $2000+ flagship monitor market is, especially when there are cheaper alternatives available that are also much better in most ways.
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#6
trsttte
Wasn't this already announced about 2 months ago? And a year ago as well?

No hdmi 2.1 and a crazy price (other cheaper options coming at the same time), seems like a big miss
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#7
bug
konga1000 zones is actually much better than almost everyone else, who are all releasing 500-zone implementations. I think 1000 zones is right around the point where you can actually get something decent with HDR without too much bloom (though there will still be some). Ideally you want much more though, it's true.
When companies were talking mini LED, 1,152 zone was the minimum. It's sad to see they went even below that. Especially since plain old FALD was 384 zones already :(
kongaThese prices though... yeesh. I don't know what these companies are thinking with the 42" C2 on the horizon that will be sub-$1500. I think these monitor manufacturers are in for a rude awakening when they realize how limited the $2000+ flagship monitor market is, especially when there are cheaper alternatives available that are also much better in most ways.
Apparently mini LED + HDR + VRR = very, very hard. But yes, it's totally a problem when you can go OLED, with money left to spare.
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#8
Minus Infinity
konga1000 zones is actually much better than almost everyone else, who are all releasing 500-zone implementations. I think 1000 zones is right around the point where you can actually get something decent with HDR without too much bloom (though there will still be some). Ideally you want much more though, it's true.

These prices though... yeesh. I don't know what these companies are thinking with the 42" C2 on the horizon that will be sub-$1500. I think these monitor manufacturers are in for a rude awakening when they realize how limited the $2000+ flagship monitor market is, especially when there are cheaper alternatives available that are also much better in most ways.
Same number of zones as theAsus ROG Swift PG32UQX. Probably the same panel and that costs $2999 IIRC.
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#9
Bwaze
That's more than twice the price of LG OLED TVs...
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#10
The Quim Reaper
BwazeThat's more than twice the price of LG OLED TVs...
So?

Hasn't the GPU market proved once and for all that the idiot PC Gamer crowd are willing to throw endless amounts of cash down the drain, to feed their e-peen needs.
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#11
Prima.Vera
2500 USD without taxes? They must be joking :)
For that money you can buy a quality 75" TV . lol
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#12
bug
Prima.Vera2500 USD without taxes? They must be joking :)
For that money you can buy a quality 75" TV . lol
That's gonna go so well in Europe where VAT is ~20%.
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#13
Owen1982
2500 for 20 year LCD technology? What are they smoking? :kookoo:
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#14
dir_d
I dont think a modern monitor can compete with a 48" or 42" OLED TV from LG. For what you get for the price it is hands down the best tv/monitor you can buy. If you are worried about burn in buy a 3rd party 5 year warranty.
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#15
bug
dir_dI dont think a modern monitor can compete with a 48" or 42" OLED TV from LG. For what you get for the price it is hands down the best tv/monitor you can buy. If you are worried about burn in buy a 3rd party 5 year warranty.
Depends on the criteria. Not everybody has room for a 42"+ monster on their desks. And LCD still has better brightness (though not dynamic range which is more important, imho).
But yes, LCD is pretty much outgunned in every other way.
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#16
lexluthermiester
I think the complainers are missing some context. Let's hit some points;
1. 32" 2160p MiniLED IPS
2. 144hz refresh rate
3. 3.6ms pixel response time
4. HDR 1400
5. Viewsonic

$2499? Ok, sounds good!
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#17
dir_d
lexluthermiesterI think the complainers are missing some context. Let's hit some points;
1. 32" 2160p MiniLED IPS
2. 144hz refresh rate
3. 3.6ms pixel response time
4. HDR 1400
5. Viewsonic

$2499? Ok, sounds good!
That's the price of 2x 48 inch c1, or the price of buying a bigger desk for the 48inch, plus some cash left over.
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#18
lexluthermiester
dir_dThat's the price of 2x 48 inch c1
Yeah, but that's 48". Not exactly ideal for a desktop, even if you buy a bigger desk.
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#19
bug
lexluthermiesterYeah, but that's 48". Not exactly ideal for a desktop, even if you buy a bigger desk.
One can live with lot of downsides for >$1,000 less ;)
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#20
lexluthermiester
bugOne can live with lot of downsides for >$1,000 less ;)
While true, high quality and practical functionality are highly desirable. Viewsonic is legendary for their quality. And when a display will last a decade or better, $2500 is worth the price of admission.
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#21
dir_d
lexluthermiesterWhile true, high quality and practical functionality are highly desirable. Viewsonic is legendary for their quality. And when a display will last a decade or better, $2500 is worth the price of admission.
While that is true about Viewsonic i feel this monitor is not that monitor worth that price, Its close but not there. I believe theres a rumor of a JOLED 32inch monitor coming out this year or next year, that might be "The One".
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#22
Fluffmeister
bugApparently mini LED + HDR + VRR = very, very hard. But yes, it's totally a problem when you can go OLED, with money left to spare.
How'd you figure that? Just because this thing is 2.5k?
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#23
bug
lexluthermiesterWhile true, high quality and practical functionality are highly desirable. Viewsonic is legendary for their quality. And when a display will last a decade or better, $2500 is worth the price of admission.
You must be thinking old Viewsonic. Viewsonic of today has a lot of crap in their inventory as well.

Going back to your arguments:
1. 32" 2160p MiniLED IPS - you can get 48" instead. if that's too much real estate for you, 42" will be available this year
2. 144hz refresh rate - you can get 120Hz from OLED, it will look better than 144Hz LCD
3. 3.6ms pixel response time - not an issue with OLED
4. HDR 1400 - it will still look worse than HDR on OLED (halos, OLED has better dynamic range)
5. Viewsonic - this one is valid, I hope
I'm still not seeing anything to make me want to fork $1,000 extra.
FluffmeisterHow'd you figure that? Just because this thing is 2.5k?
Because no one has figured out how to implement all those feature together in a monitor for under $2,000 :(
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#24
trsttte
bugYou must be thinking old Viewsonic. Viewsonic of today has a lot of crap in their inventory as well.

Going back to your arguments:
1. 32" 2160p MiniLED IPS - you can get 48" instead. if that's too much real estate for you, 42" will be available this year
2. 144hz refresh rate - you can get 120Hz from OLED, it will look better than 144Hz LCD
3. 3.6ms pixel response time - not an issue with OLED
4. HDR 1400 - it will still look worse than HDR on OLED (halos, OLED has better dynamic range)
5. Viewsonic - this one is valid, I hope
I'm still not seeing anything to make me want to fork $1,000 extra.

Because no one has figured out how to implement all those feature together in a monitor for under $2,000 :(
42'' is still way too much for me and I don't trust OLED nor am I going to change any of my use habits to prevent degradation.

Hopefully QD-OLED will shake up the market and mini-led is and will gett cheaper as well
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#25
bug
trsttte42'' is still way too much for me and I don't trust OLED nor am I going to change any of my use habits to prevent degradation.
Be that as it may, paying a grand more for less real-estate doesn't look like the smartest thing to do.
trsttteHopefully QD-OLED will shake up the market and mini-led is and will gett cheaper as well
miniLED is a stopgap solution (so it probably won't have enough time to get cheaper), microLED is already in the works.
QD-OLED is still more complicated than OLED so it will be more expensive and more power hungry. I'd love if it proves me wrong, but I don't have high hopes.
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