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ASUS unveils new professional monitors, and an experimental one

ASUS unveils new professional monitors, and an experimental one

ASUS presented several new monitors during Computex. Among the professional offerings is a choice of the ASUS ProArt Display with 5K or 8K resolution. There is also a foldable ZenScreen that weighs only 700 grams and a variant with Google TV.

The 5K version of the ProArt Display (PA27JCV) measures 27 inches, giving it 218 pixels per inch through a resolution of 5120×2880. The monitor also has a DCI-P3 coverage of 99 percent and 100 percent sRGB. With so-called LuxPixel technology that includes a coating that repels reflections, the screen is said to have a “paper-like” effect for the viewer. In terms of connectivity, there is DisplayPort via USB-C with 96W drive, DisplayPort, HDMI and a USB hub.

8K variant

The ProArt 8K Display (PA32KCX) is 32 inches and has a resolution of 7680×4320. DCI-P3 coverage here is 97 percent, while maximum brightness is 1200 nits. Continuously, the panel can deliver 1000 nits. Again, it features LuxPixel, but in addition a motorized “colorimeter” that calibrates automatically and independently. This means that the monitor should remain color accurate even in the long run. Multiple HDR formats are supported, including HDR10 and HLG. Connectivity includes two Thunderbolt 4 ports with up to 96W, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 2.1 and, again, a built-in USB hub.

ASUS ZenScreen Smart (MS27UC). Source: ASUS

Experimental options

In addition to these conventional options, ASUS comes out with quite innovative monitors. The ZenScreen Duo OLED (MQ149CD) is a surface-mountable model designed for portability. It is 14 inches tall, 16:10 and includes two OLED panels that fold out for a 21-inch option. The ZenScreen Duo can be tilted for portrait or landscape mode. At 700 grams, the monitor is relatively manageable.

ASUS ZenScreen Duo OLED (MQ149CD). Source: ASUS

The ASUS ZenScreen Smart (MS27UC) sounds a bit more conventional at 27 inches in Full HD with an IPS panel. However, it is ASUS’ first Google TV smart monitor, so entertainment services can be used without a PC. Connectivity includes HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, USB-C with 90W of power, USB hub ports, dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0.

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