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Asustek Computer, a leading supplier of advanced computer components, this week started to take exclusive pre-order for the highly-anticipated PQ321Q ultra-high-definition monitor with 4K (3840*2160) resolution. The new product is the world’s first 4K consumer display that will be priced considerably below that of professional monitors with the same resolution.

Asus PQ321Q 4K UHD display features 31.5” LED-backlit IGZO panel with 3840*2160@60Hz resolution that supports 176° wide viewing angles on both vertical and horizontal planes,  up to 350cd/m2 brightness rating, 8ms gray-to-gray response time and 0-bit RGB ‘deep color’ for vibrant images with more natural transitions between hues. With the increase of pixel density to 140 pixels per inch, the PQ321Q offers peace of mind by coming with a 30-day Zero Bright Dot warranty. The monitor comes with DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 1.4 and RS-232C inputs.

Unlike professional 4K display, Asustek’s PQ321Q is aimed at consumers and is priced at $3499, some $2000 less compared to IGZO-based 4K professional monitor (PN-K321) from Sharp Corp. Both products have a lot of similarities: they feature completely the same IGZO panels.

Demand for ultra-high-definition 4K displays is forecast to grow for numerous business, entertainment and professional applications, including creating and editing graphics and video, playing video games, financial-related operations requiring intensive use of graphs and small text, CAD services for displaying detailed drawings.

Starting July 1st, U.S. consumers will be able to pre-order the world’s first consumer 4K monitor through Newegg, Amazon, or TigerDirect at an introductory MSRP of $3499.

Tags: ASUS, Sharp, 4K, HDTV, UHD, UHDTV


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Discussion started: 07/03/13 08:17:32 AM
Latest comment: 07/07/13 02:05:45 AM
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I doubt people will be lined up to buy these $3500 monitors. Sure some of the synthetic gold chain crowd may have to have one but this is a tough sell, IMO. Asus seems to have lost their way with all the crap products they have been selling that are relabeled products from other companies. they still use several manufacturers for their mobos so you never know what you will get when you buy Asus products.
1 1 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 07/03/13 08:17:33 AM]

30-day Zero Bright Dot warranty

That's worrying. No dead/black pixel warranty, only 30 days, and they bother mentioning this in the PR text? Sounds like there are quality issues.

BTW, an Asus representative said in a forum that 4K monitors in normal sizes, at 24" or smaller, might come in H2 2014.
1 0 [Posted by: sanity  | Date: 07/03/13 09:33:32 AM]
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I suppose it's better than having no pixel warranty at all Makes you wonder though, this resolution being packed into a screen this size, will you even be able to see a dead/bright pixel?
0 0 [Posted by: Zimanodenea  | Date: 07/04/13 06:30:12 AM]
Yes, but current monitors do have it covered as far as I know.

And of course you'll be able to notice a problem pixel. 140 DPI is not very high. It's lower than, for example, the old low-res iPhones.
0 0 [Posted by: sanity  | Date: 07/04/13 03:40:54 PM]
Here in the UK it's tough titty if you get a dead/bright pixel on the screen unless you have two really close together. They'll only replace if you Have four dead pixels on a 24" screen if I remember correctly.

I buy my monitors from a supplier that'll do a check for dead/bright pixels on the screen. If one is found they wont send it out to me. I bloody hate bright/dead pixels! Say you were to buy a 4k monitor at 32" in the future and your head was 4ft away from the screen - I'd be suprised if you could spot a pixel defect from this distance. This is reassuring if said screen developed pixel defects over its lifetime.
0 0 [Posted by: Zimanodenea  | Date: 07/07/13 02:05:45 AM]

Dat price. Asus you're kidding?? I've seen a 50" TV out there with 4K res for about 1500$...
And a 39" one for 700$ :
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 07/03/13 02:42:32 PM]

4k is ahead of it's time for pc gamers using 4k@60Hz. I've read a review from someone who bought this monitor, had to shut off AA on some games using 3 titans. Not sure if it's true but here's the link -> Click on Feedback tab. Need to wait for more powerful video cards to use 4k@60Hz with max. settings on games.
0 0 [Posted by: ChiliBean  | Date: 07/04/13 06:16:05 AM]
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There are more uses for high-DPI than 60Hz max settings gaming.

Some of them include <60Hz and/or <max settings gaming, non-native resolution usage without ugly scaling artifacts, crisp text in general usage, image editing, and since you're probably going to keep the screen for a few years, also future proofing: you'll likely be able to game well in native resolution before you replace the screen.
0 0 [Posted by: sanity  | Date: 07/04/13 03:44:41 PM]


Wonder how much this will effect the price of $1500 - 2560x1600 Displays! Once the price of these 3840*2160@60Hz monitors start to drop down to the $1500 price point
0 0 [Posted by: vid_ghost  | Date: 07/04/13 09:55:37 PM]


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