ASUS launches PQ321 monitor with 3840 x 2160 IGZO display

Subject: Displays | June 3, 2013 - 03:11 PM |
Tagged: 4k, asus, 39, 31.5, PQ321

While they did fail to provide us with a price we do know that some time this month ASUS will be offering a 4K display for sale in North America, so you may not have to special order one from overseas anymore.  Of course as the two models are 39" and 31.5" you can expect a premium price as not only is 4K relatively new, the sizes of these monitors are also very new to the market ... at least for PCs.  The extra size does bring the pixel density down to 140 ppi but you will still have beautiful picture quality.

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Taipei, Taiwan (30 May, 2013) — 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.

ASUS will be exhibiting the 39-inch and 31.5-inch True 4K UHD Monitor models at Computex 2013 in Taipei. The ASUS PQ321 True 4K UHD Monitor will be available in North America in the end of June.



Source: ASUS

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June 3, 2013 | 03:31 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Was really hoping to see 4K displays in the 21"-27" range.

June 3, 2013 | 04:22 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Price guessing time!

31.5" - $1,699

39" - $1,999

June 3, 2013 | 06:13 PM - Posted by houkouonchi (not verified)

My guess:

31.5" $3000 USD
39" $999 USD

Why? The 31.5 inch is IGZO which sharp makes and that display is around $3500 in Japan (over 4k USD in the US).

The 39 inch is using a CMO S-MVA panel which is currently being used in TV's sold in china for under $700 USD. Really loking forward to the 39 inch model!

June 3, 2013 | 04:35 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I am scared / can't wait to get some pricing info.

That 39 inch model would be a real sweet replacement for 3 23 inch 1080p monitors in portrait mode surround. At least I can start dreaming.

It would be awesome if NV/AMD did some SW magic to treat 4k as 4 1080p monitors. Think indie game meant for 1080p, fullscreen video, fullscreen chrome and chat windows or whatever else all on one monitor!

June 3, 2013 | 05:13 PM - Posted by MarkT (not verified)

Troll Post Definition:

30 Hz, nuff said

June 3, 2013 | 07:11 PM - Posted by Robert (not verified)

I love my ASUS VS247H-P (it's only 1080p, but it makes me happy)...the only issue is the stand is rather wobbly. I'm hoping they fixed that in their latest line of new monitors.

Great work as always, Jeremy!

June 3, 2013 | 07:15 PM - Posted by arc (not verified)

Saving my money up for a nice 4K TV when I regain my freedom. Keep them coming.

June 9, 2013 | 05:16 PM - Posted by Donkey (not verified)

The actual graphic Cards which are the only usefull Cards for 4k resolutions for games are at 1000 $ available. so it will be Close to monkey kong intelligence to sell this Monitor more expensive then a high end graphic Card cost. my opinion is at pure technical look of the Thing that are available for the pc.

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