Asus PQ321 4K Ultra HD Display with 3840×2160 IGZO Display
Published on June 5th, 2013
The era of 720p and 1080p might become “the old resolution” soon, now that 4K displays are becoming more and more popular, and are becoming the standards, not only in HDTVs, but also in monitors and laptops. Asus has recently announced the Asus PQ321 a 31.5-inch desktop monitor featuring 4K Ultra HD resolution at 3840×3160. See more details below.
From Press Release
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 PQ321 Price and Where to Buy
As of the moment, the price for the Asus PQ321 is not yet disclosed. However, if we base it from other 30-inch IPS display like the Dell UltraSharp U3011 30-inch monitor, which current sells for $1,154, and the HP ZR30w 30-inch S-IPS LCD monitor priced at $1,179, the Asus PQ321 might be priced around $1,000 as well.
I’ll post update once the Asus PQ321 becomes available to order on online stores like Amazon.