ASUS Announces New Gaming and Professional Monitors
TAIPEI, Taiwan 2018 – ASUS have announced the CG32 4K console gaming monitor, VG49V gaming monitor and ProArt PA34V professional monitor, a trio of innovative monitors designed for console gamers with the latest 4K UHD-capable systems, PC gamers looking for as much real estate as possible, and creative professionals who like to mix work and play.
ASUS is featuring a full lineup of monitors during Computex 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan at the ASUS booth, #M410 in Nangang Hall, from June 5-9. Additional information, product images and specifics on new monitors and other products can be found at ASUS EdgeUp.
Although console gaming usually happens in the living room, it’s not the only place to kick back with a gamepad. Plenty of bedrooms, gaming dens, playrooms, and even home offices contain an Xbox or PlayStation. These spaces are typically smaller than a living room and thus don’t need a giant TV as a display. In fact, for rooms where something so gargantuan would be out of place, like a bedroom, a good monitor is the best fit.
ASUS created the CG32UQ console gaming monitor for those less cavernous environments. Its 31.5-inch size is large without being overwhelming, and the 4K UHD resolution is high enough to handle Enhanced Xbox and PlayStation games. Adaptive Sync and HDR10 support further enhance gaming and entertainment across different platforms, while Halo Sync lighting adds reactive ambiance that extends beyond the boundaries of the display.
Gamers and professionals want as much screen real estate as they can afford, but size must be balanced with other features that make the viewing experience ideal. The ASUS VG49V fits that bill by delivering a massive 49-inch display that’s packed with technology to improve the viewing experience, whether blasting through an FPS at 144Hz using Adaptive Sync (FreeSync) to minimize stuttering or crafting a gorgeous multimedia presentation for work.
The monitor’s VA panel stretches a super-ultra-wide 32:9 aspect ratio over an 1800R curve that brings the far edges closer for a more immersive experience. The 3840 x 1080 resolution is exactly twice as wide as 1080p, which is why it’s dubbed Double Full HD or DFHD. It provides double the horizontal space of a Full HD monitor, which is tons of width to expand games deep into the user’s periphery and view multiple open windows and tabs. Devices connect via the VG49V’s DisplayPort 1.2 and dual HDMI 2.0 inputs.
For creative professionals like video editors and photographers, a monitor cannot be an afterthought. It’s not just the canvas that displays work, but also a vital tool for doing work. For many privateers and prosumers who work from home, the same screen serves up games and entertainment at the end of the day.
The ASUS ProArt PA34V balances these two needs perfectly. It delivers the color accuracy required for media-intensive projects and with support for Adaptive Sync and refresh rates up to 100Hz; it also enables a very fluid gaming experience. The 34-inch display sports a 21:9 aspect ratio with a UWQHD resolution of 3440 x 1440. ASUS calibrates each one before it ships to guarantee a Delta-E color difference of less than 2.0. Users can further adjust the calibration if they desire, and ProArt Calibration Technology lets users save color profiles directly to the monitor itself instead of relying on their PC.
To connect those multiple sources, the ProArt PA34V has a DisplayPort 1.2 input as well as a pair of HDMI 2.0 ports. Two Thunderbolt™ 3 ports add tremendous flexibility; via reversible USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) connectors, they support peak bandwidth up to 40Gbps[i], which is plenty of throughput to work with content on external storage devices.