ASUS set to ship their first 31.5” 4K resolution monitor
Whenever there’s a leap forward in screen resolution, you always look back and wonder just how you thought the previous size was ever crisp enough to satisfy your eyes. The last really big push was for the 1080p standard, which is 1920×1080. However, there is a new kid in town, and his name is simply 4K. This new standard is 3840×2160, which is double the pixels. There aren’t a lot of devices on the market that support this new resolution, but that’s about to change before long.
Later this month Asus will be debuting their first 31.5” 4K UHD (ultra-high definition) PQ321Q monitor. For me, anything much larger than 30” is a bit big for a PC monitor, so this will definitely be pushing that limit. However, I think that the high resolution would balance that out. Plus, the new monitor has a special Picture-by-Picture function that allows you to essentially use it as two separate monitors, if you have different inputs.
Aside from the super high resolution, you’re going to get a pair of 2-watt stereo speakers, an anti-glare coating, and an LED backlight. For inputs, you’ll have one DisplayPort and dual HDMI. The biggest downside to this purchase is the $3,500 price you’ll have to pay.