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ASUS to launch PQ321 31.5-inch 4K monitor with IGZO display


ASUS today announced its first mainstream 4K monitor, the PQ321 True 4K UHD monitor. This LED-backlit 31.5  incher packs four times the pixels of a full HD display and supports 10-bit RGB ‘deep color’ for vibrant, natural looking images.

The ASUS PQ321 True 4K UDH monitor utilizes cutting edge IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) over the traditional amorphous silicon to create a stunning display that consumes less power as well, keeping in tune with your electricity bills. IGZO technology claims to reduce power consumption over traditional LCD by up to 90% (a bold claim indeed). IGZO panels additionally support smaller transistors which in turn translates to smaller pixels. The 4K (3480 x 2160) resolution on the ASUS PQ321 is four times the resolution of a 1080p (1920 x 1080) Full HD display, which is nice.

PQ321Q_Height Adjustment-horz

Adjustable height and tilt, sweet!

Salient features of the ASUS PQ321 monitor:

  • 176-degree wide viewing angle
  • 350 cd/m^2 brightness rating
  • 8 ms gray-to-gray response time
  • 35 mm thickness, thinnest 4K monitor in the market
  • Display Port/dual-HDMI ports (US)
  • Picture-in-Picture support
  • 2W built-in stereo speakers

4K monitors haven’t gone mainstream yet, and this rather bold move by ASUS might be the first, but definitely not the last. Expect more of such monitors to hit the market in the coming months. Why, Computex is round the corner so keep an eye out for more of such monitors.

The ASUS PQ321 will be exhibiting at Computex 2013 in Taipei. North American launch is scheduled for end of June.

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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