Asus Announces a 4K Gaming Monitor, the PQ321
Asus will be showing off a new 4K gaming monitor at Computex 2013, but before then, it has already been announced and given us a sneak-peek at its specifications.
Asus has introduced the PQ321, a 4K gaming monitor. Yes, that's right -- this monitor will have a 3840 x 2160 resolution. That's a multiple of four times the amount of pixels found on a FullHD screen. The screen will have an aspect ratio of 16:9 and be built on a diagonal of 31.5 inches.
The screen will make use of the new IGZO technology (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide). This allows the panels to house much smaller transistors, which allows for the much smaller pixels needed for the 4K resolution. The screen also has viewing angles of 176 degrees, an 8 ms response time and a brightness of 350cd/m². While the screen itself is not the thinnest screen on the market, in its class, it is the thinnest 4K UHD monitor to date, measuring only 35 mm thick at the thickest point. The screen's stand also allows the screen to tilt, swivel, and adjust in height. The stand can also be removed, and the PQ321 can then be wall-mounted using the VESA mount.
Connectivity will be achieved by a DisplayPort; the US version will feature two HDMI ports for PiP (Picture-by-Picture) support. The unit also has built-in 2 watt stereo speakers.
The company gave no word on pricing yet, but the PQ321 will be demoed at Computex 2013, June 4 through June 8, 2013. Asus also indicated that there will be a 39" version on demo.