There are many significant factors when it comes to convincing the HDR output. However, a strong contrast performance is of pivotal importance. Which typically results from the application of a complex backlighting solution with a high number of dimming zones. The ProArt series ASUS PA32UCX makes use of such a solution, combining this with the refined premium aesthetics for which higher-end models are known in the series. Brushed metal is used for a solid feel and an elegant appearance alongside matte plastics. As you can see in the picture below, a mixed white, black and gold color scheme is used. The bezels at the bottom and side are fairly slender, with a bezel-like double-stage design. This combines a panel border that blends in seamlessly with a slim hard outer component when the monitor is switched off. A combination of pressable buttons and a joystick at the back of the monitor controls the OSD (On Screen Display), running vertically close to the right edge as seen from the front.
The monitor uses an AU Optronics M320QAN02.5 AHVA (Advanced Hyper Viewing Angle) panel of 32 “IPS-type (In-Plane Switching). This has a UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 ‘4K’ combined with a soft matte anti-glare screen surface and a standard static contrast defined as 1000:1. Adaptive-Sync supports a 60Hz refresh rate (includes AMD FreeSync variable refresh rate range). True 10-bit color is supported, while the monitor is calibrated factory with an impressive promised DeltaE of average
Many note features include different Low Blue Light (LBL) settings, 4-way PbP (Picture by Picture) and PiP (Picture in Picture), and a gray to gray response time of 5ms. The stand included offers adjustment of tilt, swivel, height, and pivot (90 ° portrait rotation). It can be detached using a fast-release mechanism to make way for an alternative solution that is compatible with VESA 100 x 100 mm. The ports include; AC power input (internal power converter), 2 Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports (1 in, 1 out of 60W PD), DP 1.2, 3 HDMI 2.0b ports, 3 USB 3.0 ports, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. There are also 2 x 3W Stereo Speakers. See the manufacturer’s website for more information. Pricing and availability details are still forthcoming – but this monitor will clearly not come in cheap. We should expect this to arrive at a healthy premium over its predecessor.