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Quick OverviewAsus PQ321QE
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The ASUS PQ321QE True 4K UHD monitor provides stunning visuals with an ultra-high definition 3840 x 2160 resolution. The anti-glare 31.5-inch LED-backlit UHD display has a 16:9 aspect ratio and 140 pixels per inch (PPI) for highly-detailed visuals.
By doubling the number of horizontal and vertical pixels, the PQ321QE True 4K UHD monitor gives you every bit of detail, far surpassing that of a Full HD monitor. With four times the resolution of Full HD (FHD) and over 8 million pixels, experience larger screen real estate and clarity you have to see to believe.
The ASUS PQ321QE True 4K UHD monitor is a 10-bit RGB panels that delivers more natural transitions between different hues and offers a more flawless image than ever before.
The ASUS PQ321QE True 4K UHD monitor is built with an anti-glare Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) panel rather than traditional amorphous silicon. The IGZO panel supports much smaller transistors than amorphous silicon, which allows for much smaller pixels and much better detail. Couple with an ultra-wide 176-degree viewing angles on both vertical and horizontal planes, get a pristine image from virtually any angle. What’s more, the IGZO panel supports increased pixel transparency and reduced current leakage for increased energy savings.
The ASUS PQ321QE True 4K UHD monitor features DisplayPort and built-in 2W stereo speakers, which simplify free space from needing separate speakers for a complete audio visual experience.
The thinnest 4K monitor available, the ASUS PQ321QE True 4K UHD monitor measure only 35mm at its thickest point, showcasing a modern design fit for anywhere in the home or office.
Model - Asus PQ321QE, Shape - Widescreen, Display Size (Inch) - 31.5 Inch, Display Type - 4K UHD Display, Panel Type - IGZO, Touch Screen - No, Display Resolution - 3840 x 2160, Aspect Ratio - 16:9, Pixels Per Inch (PPI) - 140PPI, Display Surface - Anti-Glare, Maximum Brightness (cd/m2) - 350 cd/m2, Contrast Ratio - 800:1, Refresh Rate (Hz) - 60Hz, Color Gamut / Color Space - NTSC 80%, Color Bit / Bit Depth - 10 bit, Color Support / Display Color - 1.07 Billion, Response Time (ms) - 8ms (Gray to Gray), Horizontal Viewing Angle - 176 degree, Vertical Viewing Angle - 176 degree, Dot Pitch - 0.182 mm, DVI Port - No, VGA Port - No, HDMI Port - No, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, Mini DisplayPort - No, USB - No, Thunderbolt - No, Headphone Jack - 3.5mm Mini-Jack, Speaker (Built-in) - 2Watt x 2 Stereo RMS, Power Consumption - 93 W, Certifications - CU, WHQL, CB, CE, RoHS, WEEE, Operating System Compatibility - Windows 7, 8, Height Adjustment - 0 - 150 mm, Swivel Adjustment - -45 degree - +45 degree, Tilt Adjustment - +25 degree - -5 degree, VESA Wall Mount Standard - 200 x 200 mm, Lock Slot - Kensington Lock, Body Color - Black, Weight - 13Kg, Dimensions - 750 x 489 x 256mm (with Stand), 750 x 441 x 35mm (without Stand), Specialty - 31.5-inch 4K display with ultra-high definition (UHD) 3840 x 2160 resolution and 140 pixels per inch (PPI) for impeccable visuals, An anti-glare, LED-backlit IGZO display delivers crisp, precise images with energy efficiency with an ultra-wide viewing angle, Thinnest 4K UHD monitor ever with DisplayPort and built-in 2W stereo speakers, Wall-mountable design with tilt, swivel, and height adjustments, Phenomenal 4K visuals, Over 8 million pixels, 10-bit color for smoother gradations, Premium IGZO display, Extensive Connectivity, Slim Profile with Ergonomic Design, Others - Color Saturation: 80%(NTSC), Gamma adjustment: Yes (Support Gamma), Trace Free Technology: Yes, Color Temperature Selection: 18 levels, Convenient Hotkey: Volume Adjustment, Brightness Adjustment, AV Audio Input: 3.5mm Mini-Jack, PC Audio Input: 3.5mm Mini-Jack, 1 x RS-232C, Power Saving Mode: <6W (Low Power < 1W), Power Off Mode: <1W, Voltage: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz, USP: Best Budget 32 inch 4K Monitor on IGZO Panel, 10bit, Key Feature: IGZO, 4K UHD monitor, 8ms, 60Hz, DisplayPort, Stereo Speakers, VESA Wall Mounting, Height Adjustment, Part No - PQ321QE, Accessories - Power adapter, RS-232C conversion cable, Cable Clamp, DisplayPort cable, Setup Manual, Power cord, Warranty Card, Warranty - 3 Year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Since you will spend a huge chunk of your day looking at the screen, it is crucial to find a monitor best fits your needs. Without a good display, whatever you do on your PC will seem dull, whether you’re into gaming or any other stuff of your choice. There are tons of features and options to look out for when buying a monitor, so a close look is required beforehand.
Quick buying tips
Choose as per your need. If you are a gamer, you should look for a fast refresh rate and low response time. Professionals should seek color accuracy and for general use, users with less specific needs often opt for a monitor with high contrast VA panel.
Higher resolution for better picture quality. Resolution refers to the monitor's pixel density in length x width format. 1920x1080, also known as 1080p or full HD (FHD), is the baseline for a modern PC build. You’ll experience sharper images on a QHD or 4K monitor.
Required resolution for gaming: More pixels produce better pictures. But if you’re into gaming, those pixels can slow you down unless you have a beefy enough graphics card. Most video interfaces don’t support refresh rates faster than 60 Hz for 4K/UHD or 5K signals. Video interfaces are just beginning to support higher refresh rates at 4K resolution, but you still need a very expensive graphics card play at 4K resolution and push past 60 frames per second (fps).
The current sweet spot seems to be QHD/2K (2560x1440) resolution. With monitors up to 32 inches, you see the good density and a detailed image that isn’t too difficult for mid-priced graphics cards to handle.
If you want ultimate speed, FHD (1920x1080) delivers the highest frame rates (you won't find gaming monitors today with lower resolution). But avoid stretching that resolution past 27 inches, as you may notice a dip in image quality, with pesky individual pixels being visible.
Bigger is better. The refresh rate is described as a number in Hz, where the number is how many times your monitor refreshes per second. In other words, it's the frame rate of the monitor: the higher the number the smoother things will look. If you’re a gamer, the refresh rate is especially important, and you’ll want a monitor with at least 75Hz (most monitors designed for gaming offer at least 144Hz), combined with the lowest response time you can find. If you’re not into gaming, a 60Hz refresh rate should do.
Shorter is better. If you are a gamer, response time is a crucial feature for you. Longer response times can mean motion blur when gaming or watching fast-paced videos. The highest response time you’ll likely see is 5ms, while the fastest gaming monitors can have a 0.5ms response time.
Today’s LCD panels use three major technologies: twisted nematic (TN panel), vertical alignment (VA panel) and in-plane switching (IPS panel). Each has several variations with different advantages. TN monitors are the fastest but cheapest due to poorer viewing angles. IPS monitors have slightly faster response times and show color better than VA panels, but VA monitors have the best contrast out of all three-panel types.
G-Sync or FreeSync
Gaming monitors usually have Nvidia G-Sync (for PCs with Nvidia graphics cards) and /or AMD FreeSync (for the right running AMD graphics). Both reduce tearing and stuttering, although G-Sync monitors usually cost more than FreeSync ones.
G-Sync monitors operate from a 30 Hz refresh rate up to the monitor’s maximum. FreeSync displays are not as consistent. FreeSync monitors usually support adaptive refresh up to a monitor’s maximum refresh rate. But it’s the lower limit you must consider.
Regardless, if your budget only has room for a low-to-mid speed graphics card, you’ll want a monitor with either G-Sync or FreeSync with a low minimum refresh rate.