ASUS Mini LED Professional Monitors Update: Available This Year

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Earlier this year ASUS announced two ProArt displays featuring Mini LED-based backlighting supporting full array local dimming (FALD) aimed at professionals. The ProArt PA32UCX with 1152-zone FALD was introduced at CES, whereas the smaller ProArt PA27UCX with 576-zone FALD was quietly unveiled later on. At Computex, the company provided an update regarding their availability.

The large 32-inch ProArt PA32UCX display with a 1152-zone FALD is nearly ready and will be available sometimes in late June, according to an ASUS representative at the company’s booth. The smaller 27-inch ProArt PA27UCX monitor with a 576-zone FALD is several months behind the flagship, so it is still being polished off. The same rep assured that this LCD will still be available by the end of the year, but refused to reveal any more precise information.


While the ProArt PA32UCX and the ProArt PA27UCX displays are different when it comes to diagonal sizes and the number of FALD zones, they have a lot in common. Both are based on 10-bit IPS panels featuring a 3840×2160 resolution, 1,000 – 1,200 nits peak brightness, a high contrast ratio, and a 60 Hz refresh rate. The monitors are factory calibrated to ΔE < 2 accuracy, they cover 99% of DCI-P3, 89% of Rec. 2020, 99.5% of Adobe RGB, and 100% of sRGB color spaces used for video post-production as well as graphics design nowadays.


Besides, both Mini LED-enabled monitors from ASUS support numerous HDR formats, including HDR10, hybrid log gamma (HLG), and Dolby Vision (the 32-incher only, so far). The two LCDs also meet or exceed requirements for VESA’s DisplayHDR 1000 logo. Last but not least, both displays feature either Thunderbolt 3 or USB Type-C connectivity with 60 W Power Delivery.


Specifications of the ASUS ProArt Mini LED Displays
ProArt PA27UCX​
ProArt PA32UCX​
Panel
27" IPS​
32" IPS​
Native Resolution
3840 × 2160​
Maximum Refresh Rate
60 Hz​
Response Time
unknown​
unknown​
Brightness
1000 cd/m² (peak)​
1200 cd/m² (peak)​
Contrast
high​
high​
Viewing Angles
178°/178° horizontal/vertical​
HDR
HDR10, HLG​
HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision​
Backlighting
Mini-LED-based
576-zone FALD​
Mini-LED-based
1152-zone FALD​
Pixel Pitch
0.1845 mm²​
Pixel Density
138 ppi​
Display Colors
1.07 billion​
Color Gamut Support
DCI-P3: 99%
Adobe RGB: 99.5%
Rec. 2020: 89%
sRGB: 100%​
Aspect Ratio
16:9​
Stand
Hight, Tilt, and Swivel adjustable​
Inputs
1 × DisplayPort
1 × USB-C
1 × HDMI 2.0​
1 × DisplayPort
2 × Thunderbolt 3 (in/out)
1 × HDMI 2.0​
USB Hub
USB hub​
Launch Date
Late 2019​
June 2019​

Pricing of the ProArt PA32UCX and the ProArt PA27UCX is something that remains to be seen. Evidently, Mini LED-based backlighting is a new technology and costs more than traditional units. Furthermore, both monitors belong to professional pedigree, so expect them to be priced accordingly.


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