Asus PQ321Q 31.5-inch 4K Display Now Available For Order

Published on July 5th, 2013

Asus’ flagship true 4K Ultra HD monitor, the Asus PQ321Q, is now available for order. The Asus PQ321Q True 4K UHD monitor boast a stunning Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution, perfect for desktops and PCs with GPU supporting 4k resolution. The PQ321Q will start shipping on July 16 with a MSRP of $3, 499 USD.

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The Asus PQ321Q is a 31.5-inch LED-backlit 4K Ultra HD display with 140 pixels-per-inch and a 16:9 aspect ratio, and supports 10-bit RGB ‘deep color’ for vibrant images with more natural transitions between hues. It is built with Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide, short for IGZO, that supports much smaller transistors thus having smaller pixels compared to the traditional amorphous silicon.

Thanks to the IGZO technology it also provides 176-degree viewing angle, with 350cd/m² brightness rating and 8ms gray-to-gray response time ensure smooth, bright, and vibrant moving visuals. Its also energy efficient and currently the world’s thinnest 4k display to date, with 35mm at its thickest.

The Asus PQ321Q has also lots of connectivity options. It has DisplayPorts, dual HDMI ports with Picture by Picture support, Audio input and headphone socket.

Its DisplayPort’s Multi Stream Transport mode allows 60Hz refresh rates at 3840 x 2160 resolution using graphics cards from NVIDIA, AMD, and integrated video from 4th Generation Intel Core processors.

The Asus PQ321Q has a built-in 2W stereo speakers and can be wall-mounted. Its stand offers full height, swivel, and tilt adjustments in case you want it to become more flexible.

Asus PQ321Q 4K True 4K UHD Monitor Specifications

Display Panel: 31.5″ (80.1 cm), 3840×2160, IGZO WLED Backlit, 0.182mm Pixel Pitch
Display Colors: 1073.7 million colors /100% sRGB/80% NTSC CIE1976 / 72% NTSC CIE1931
Brightness: Min < 80cd/m2 Max: 350cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: Native 800:1
Viewing Angle: (CR ? 10): Horizontal: 176° / Vertical: 176°
Response Time: 8ms (GTG)
Look-Up Table: 14 bit LUT
Color and Gamma: Standard, Vivid, and sRGB color modes. 18 levels of color temperature 3K-10K in 500K increments.
5 Gamma Modes: 1.8, 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, Standard
Video I/O: DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 1.4, RS-232C
Audio I/O: 2W x 2 stereo, 3.5mm In, 3.5mm Out (for HDMI and DP only)
Height Adjustment: 0 ~ 150mm / 0 – 5.9″
Pivot, Swivel, Tilt: Swivel +45° to -45° / Tilt +25° to -5°
Features: Picture-by-Picture, Screen/OSD Rotate, Kensington Lock
Vesa Wall Mount: 100mm x 100mm
Dimensions: 750 x 489 x 256 mm (with stand) / 29.5 x 19.2 x 10 inches (with stand)
Net Weight: 13Kg / 28.6lbs
Regulatory Approvals: UL/cUL, FCC, ICES, RoHS, WEEE, Windows 7 and 8 WHQL
Max. Power Consumption: Operating 93W / Standby < 6W / Low Power < 1W

When you buy the Asus PQ321Q, the box includes the monitor itself, DisplayPort cable, Power Cord, RS-232C conversion cable, Warranty card, and some Cable Tie.

Price And Where to Buy

Like I mentioned earlier, the Asus PQ321Q has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $3, 499 and is now available for order. The monitor will start shipping by July 16. It also comes with a 30 day Zero Bright Dot warranty and Asus Rapid Replacement that covers 2-way free shipping for US and Canada regions only.

If you think $3, 499 is too much and your not ready for 4K display resolution yet. You can also try the Dell UltraSharp U3011 30-inch monitor or the HP ZR30w 30-inch S-IPS LCD monitor. Both monitors offer superb display quality with 2560×1600 resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio. And they are also cheaper too (compared to the Asus PQ321Q), around $1, 200.

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