ASUS PA32UCX & PQ22UC – Dolby Vision HDR Monitors

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ASUS has shown the ProArt PA32UCX and PQ22UC, the world’s first computer displays to support Dolby Vision at NAB 2019. These monitors were first shown at CES back in January.

ASUS PA32UCX & PQ22UC - Dolby Vision HDR Monitors

We know that color accuracy is important both to professional designers and today’s demanding consumers, and our new ProArt displays ensure that both user bases are not only satisfied but will be treated to experiences beyond their expectations.

Vincent Chiou, Associate Vice President of the ASUS Display Business Unit
ASUS PA32UCX & PQ22UC - Dolby Vision HDR Monitors

According to ASUS, Dolby Vision transforms entertainment experiences with ultra-vivid picture quality, providing incredible brightness, contrast, color and detail to bring entertainment to life. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker.

I’m not sure whether this monitor is true 10-bit or a 8+2 FRC.

ASUS ProArt PA32UCX

ASUS PA32UCX & PQ22UC - Dolby Vision HDR Monitors
ASUS ProArt PA32UCX

Key features

  • 32-inch Mini LED Backlight with 4K HDR, 1000+ zones local dimming
  • Outstanding W/R/G/B uniformity and DCI-P3 and AdobeRGB wide color gamut, true 10 bit color
  • Support multiple HDR formats (HDR-10, HLG) presents lifelike experience and flexibility
  • Pre-calibrated for excellent color accuracy (ΔE < 2)
  • ASUS ProArt™ Calibration technology features a 14-bit look-up table (LUT), uniformity compensation and the ability to save color profiles on the monitor
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C supports data transfers at up to 40 Gbps, and Power Delivery provides up to 60W of power to external devices

ASUS ProArt PA32UCX is the world’s first 32-inch 4K UHD HDR monitor with peak brightness of 1,200 nits and mini-LED backlighting: this enables 1,000+ zones of local dimming control and support for multiple HDR formats, including Dolby Vision, HLG and HDR-10, enabling the display to produce the brightest whites and the deepest blacks with sharper, more detailed visuals.

ASUS PA32UCX & PQ22UC - Dolby Vision HDR Monitors

With true 10-bit color and quantum-dot technology that support DCI-P3, Rec. 709, Rec. 2020 and Adobe RGB wide color space and a rich selection of connectivity, including dual Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort and three HDMI 2.0 ports.

ASUS PA32UCX & PQ22UC - Dolby Vision HDR Monitors

HDR-10 support ensures compatibility with existing streaming video services and a growing list of HDR-enabled games, including PQ hard clip curve, PQ Optimized and PQ Basic, to cover all content creators’ needs. While hybrid log gamma (HLG) support addresses broadcast and satellite TV, including the BBC’s iPlayer and DirecTV.

ASUS ProArt PQ22UC

ASUS PA32UCX & PQ22UC - Dolby Vision HDR Monitors

Key features

  • World’s first 21.6-inch Pure RGB Stripe OLED panel delivers beautifully saturated
  • Accurate color reproduction with 99% DCI-P3 color gamut
  • True 10-bit color depth and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio enables display of High Dynamic Range (HDR) content with deep blacks and accurate highlights
  • Support multiple HDR formats, including HDR-10 and HLG for lifelike visuals
  • 0.1ms response time ensures the fastest image-rendering performance
  • ASUS ProArt Calibration Technology offers advanced adjustments including a 14-bit lookup table for color accuracy and 5×5 grid uniformity testing
  • Innovative detachable stand and foldable smart cases help creative pros to present artworks with most accurate colors in every occasion

ASUS ProArt PQ22UC is a 21.6-inch OLED portable monitor with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and support for multiple HDR formats including Dolby Vision, HLG and HDR-10. The monitor includes a micro HDMI and dual USB -C ports. It is also compact and features a portable design with an easily detachable stand and smart cover. USB Type-C supports data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps and 4K UHD output for external displays. The reversible USB Type-C connector design makes connecting to any device a quick process.

ASUS PA32UCX & PQ22UC - Dolby Vision HDR Monitors

Featuring an advanced OLED panel with billions of independent, pure-RGB, self-illuminating pixels and an outstanding 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, ProArt PQ22UC reproduces truly lifelike images with 99% DCI-P3 gamut coverage in deep blacks and tonally accurate highlights. Its 4K UHD resolution panel with a pixel density of 204 ppi, and it is claimed to provide up to 300% more on-screen space than other FHD monitors of a similar size. With a claimed response time as low as 0.1ms, ProArt PQ22UC is the fastest monitor in the market and delivers outstanding, blur-free performance.

Price & Avalability

While there doesn’t seem to be any official pricing or availability, we believe the ProArt PA32UCX will retail for around $3000 USD. Both monitors are expected to start shipping in the northern hemisphere spring.

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