There are many different display technologies available that seek to improve the basic elements of image quality. Some widen dynamic range; others extend the color gamut. And video processing advancements have brought us high frame rates, low motion blur and the elimination of frame tearing. And of course, we’ve seen a major advancement in resolution. 1080p was the standard just a few years ago. Now, we have four times that with today’s Ultra HD monitors.
Rarely can one find all these things in a single display, but Asus has gone all in with the ProArt PA32UCG. It combines the highest number of dimming zones, 1152, in its full-array Mini-LED backlight. With a quantum dot film, it covers a huge color gamut, almost 78% of Rec.2020. And it is the brightest monitor we’ve ever tested at over 1700 nits peak. To that, it adds precise out-of-box accuracy for every color mode in use today – Rec.709, DCI-P3, Adobe RGB and Rec.2020. Though it includes many calibration options and a bundled colorimeter, it’s ready for work or play with no tweaking necessary.
For well-heeled players or game designers & creators, it brings in the latest gaming monitor tech with FreeSync and G-Sync compatibility along with a 120 Hz refresh rate. If you need 144 Hz, you can do it over DisplayPort in the PA32UCG’s Rendering Mode. And its HDR support is complete as well. Lots of monitors deliver HDR10 but the ProArt is one of a very few to add Dolby Vision though it was a bummer that our early production sample lacked the appropriate firmware to use it.
The PA32UCG’s price tag is extreme but this is an extreme monitor. In professional circles, there are more expensive screens that can’t do as much. What you’re getting here is a versatile display that’s ready to go with no adjustment required. And rugged build quality ensures you’ll be using it for the long haul.
We’ve already been blown away by Asus’ other Mini-LED screens, the ProArt PA32UCX and the ROG Swift PG32UQX. The ProArt PA32UCG combines those two monitors into a technological tour de force. Its price tag is certainly high, but so is its performance. If you need the ultimate computer monitor, we can’t think of one that looks better than this.