by Anton Shilov
07/02/2013 | 10:17 PM
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.