Asus ProArt PA32UC Finally Ships

The much previewed and trailled Asus ProArt PA32UC monitor has finally been released after more than a year since the first sighting. The unit has a 384 zone FALD HDR monitor with 1,000 cd/m² peak brightness and supports the DCI-P3 gamut (95%) and 99.3% of AdobeRGB. The panel is an IPS version with 3840 x 2160 resolution and typical brightness is 400 cd/m². Contrast is 1,000:1 and response time is 5ms (GtG).

The monitor is certified with the UltraHD Alliance Premium certification and the monitor supports HDR10. It is calibrated to a DeltaE of less than 2 and the unit supports hardware calibration using a 14 bit LUT.

There is an Thunderbolt3 input and a matching output, four HDMI 2.0b ports and a DisplayPort 1.2 connector. There are integrated speakers and an integrated USB hub.

Pricing in the US is $1,999.

Analyst Comment

The word has been that AUO was having trouble making the panel used in this monitor. The aperture ratio of monitors is that much smaller than in larger TV panels and so there has been some difficulty. The PA32UC uses 56.84W at 200 cd/m². We can expect to see one or two gaming monitors using the panel, as well although at this price, sales will be limited. (BR)