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Asus ProArt Professional Monitor Challenges Apple’s XDR Display

Apple’s XDR display took the tech world by storm by first introducing a professional-grade monitor that can deliver extreme dynamic range (XDR) with incredible peak brightness and contrast all with a very high resolution.

The Asus ProArt Display PA32UCG is a professional-tier monitor intended for content creators. Image: Asus

The Asus ProArt display (PA32UCG) is the brand’s response. Marketed as a top-of-the-line monitor that is the world’s first 4K display that supports a maximum brightness of 1600nits and a 120Hz refresh rate, the ProArt display also supports HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision HDR formats.

This is because the monitor mini LED backlights and 1,152 local dimming zones and quantum dots to place the brightest and darkest points close together for the highest amount of contrast.

Just like on Apple’s Pro Display XDR, the ProArt monitor uses more than a thousand shaders to provide greater contrast. Image: Asus

For professional uses, the ProArt is a 10-bit display that supports the DCI-P3 and REC. 2020 colour spaces, and is factory calibrated to an accuracy of delta < 1 in a three-level process to eliminate any additional fuss on the user’s end.

Where the 4K ProArt is shy of the 6K Pro Display XDR, the ProArt dishes out an incredible 120Hz as compared to the 60Hz of the XDR. It also offers a variable refresh rate between 48Hz and 120Hz.

With a 4K resolution, the ProArt display is best paired with additional monitors to access on-screen controls while viewing content at full resolution. Image: Asus

They both share a 32-inch form factor, a maximum 1600nits of peak brightness, and are capable of sustaining 1,000 nits of brightness.

Another advantage the ProArt has over the Pro Display XDR is its port selection. It comes with two Thunderbolt 3 and three HDMI ports, an option for DisplayPort and an additional USB hub.

Ian Ling
Ian is the resident Tech Monkey and Head of Content at VR Zone. His training in Economics and Political Science is at the basis of his love for journalism and storytelling. A photographer by passion, and an audiophile by obsession, Ian is captivated by all forms of tech that makes enthusiasts tick.

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