ASUS announces 31.5" 4K monitor

Matt Hadden (Twitter, Google+)
31st May 2013, 1:41pm

ASUS have announced the PQ321 monitor today, a desktop display that features a resolution of 3480 x 2160 and a 31.5" LED-backlit 4K Ultra HD display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. It will support 10-bit RGB 'deep colour' for vibrant images with more natural transitions between hues.

The new monitor will use "cutting-edge Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO)" rather than traditional amorphous silicon for the active layer of its LCD panel. IGZO panels support much smaller transistors than amorphous silicon, this in turn gives much smaller pixels and the 3480 x 2160 resolution is 4x that of a standard 1080p monitor.

It will feature a wide 176-degree viewing angle for both horizontal and vertical planes which will minimise onscreen colour shift.

The display will feature dual HDMI ports, 2W built-in stereo speakers, the stand will allow for full height, swivel and tilt adjustments and it will also be wall mountable.

No release date or pricing information has been announced yet, stay tuned for more.

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