ASUS ProArt PA27UCX-K 4K with 576 zone mini-LED slowly gets available

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. ChisChas

    ChisChas Member Guru

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    LOL, many complain at length about NVidia's prices but ASUS's monitors match them. In order to upgrade my 10 year old Dell U2711 1440 monitor to one that will last 5+ years, I'm having to think £2,000 to £2,500 to buy the 'next gen spec' ie HDR1000 etc.
    Appreciate this particular monitor is not for gaming and it's probably lovely for creators but prices for top spec kit have gone a bit mad.
     
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    geogan Master Guru

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    Crazy price alright.

    I think the best bet we have in the short term for a HDR type monitor which has actual real millions of dimming zones is LGs latest OLED TVs which are now available in a 48" size. Can be used as TV, gaming monitor (with 120Hz refresh and variable refresh), OLED colour quality and low latency, think it is about 600nits brightness, or even as a studio reference monitor as a separate monitor for video editing work. And it costs WAY less than that monitor at about €1,500
     
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    Typical ASUS they carpet bomb with specs and toys and then they slip you 1000:1 contrast.
     

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    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    IchimA Maha Guru

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    DUDE ... the price on that thing is gone be hugeeeee ! ( you buy two of them and send me one :D ) :))
    Ya , it really has all the check boxes
    32" - 4K - 120Hz ( wold be better 144 ) - and HDR 10 ---- but knowing ASUS - my estimation is 3500 - 3800 euros again
     
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    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    I got dibs with three suppliers - and they all tell me to expect a $5k or thereabouts price tag, because you've correctly stated - it's a beast...with claws to drop jaws t' da floorz

    Lenovo tell me they cannae get it though, which did surprise me...news as it comes, and yes, I will be posting pictures when it is unboxed and sat in front of my new workstation, which I also am patiently waiting for (threadripper pros also not released yet).

    Looking forward to playing any game @UHD resolutions on a proper 10 bit panel, with 32inches of real estate.

    Hell yeah.
     
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    If my 1st grader math is correct, that's 32 LEDs horizontally and 18 LEDs vertically... and they market the monitor as being able to "reproduce high-precision HDR content with the highest contrast" while reducing Halo effect to minimum, all for a humble price of 2800 euros :confused:
    Not even sorry for suckers who will fall for it, at the end of the day it's just ASUS doing usual ASUS things.
     
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    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Well...I understand your point, but these monitors are in the 'ProArt' range from Asus; not the RGB-loving 'Republic of gamers' range, which I personally always thought was just a such a gimmicky classification for Asus to use.

    A little bit like...LJJ wearing a leather jacket...it's sooooo insulting to grown-ups who are interested in technology, only to have that technology get a graphic decal on the side of it in the shape of a dragon, or just flames, or, with a free teddy bear or...

    W/E, technology is serious, yet the marketing for technology is directly aimed at people that are too young to afford it...with go faster stripes.

    Perhaps I am the only one, but, I have always thought the people in marketing for tech firms need to go and work for a soda company or something...maybe a sports apparel company...they like go faster stripes...and flames...and pumas or dragons, or even lions, but tech? STFU :)

    I'll take a ProArt model of monitor long before I'll take a monitor with RGB lighting and go faster stripes down the side of it...I'm not four years old...how embarrassing would it be to have someone pop round for cuppa, only for them to see you got a mid-life crysis sat on your desk, next to your painted models from LOTR's...not fun.
     
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    Slightly off topic but I am going to be looking at new monitor/s in the new year... it seems that in recent years many of the traditional PC hardware/gaming sites have moved away from monitor reviews... so can I ask for recommendations of monitor review sites please?

    Thanks.
     

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    there is display-sub-forums in here (https://forums.guru3d.com/forums/computer-monitor-forum.20/)
    i think you can ask around what u looking, based spec u looking

    for monitor review sites, tftcentral.co.uk is good imo
    for other else, well i guess, you can simply google up "display / monitor reviews"
     
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    @golbee112
    tvs have about 400 zones, not sure if thats just for the bigger ones or for 49in as well (below they arent FALD units),
    this is 27in and has almost 600.
    completely ignoring that ALL (non oled/plasma etc) monies are either edge/backlight,
    but will only have edge/frame dimming/handful of zones)
     
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    Cheers for the forum and the website links, I'll give them a look.
    As for using Google, the issue is you bring up all sorts of websites from all over the World and it's hard to know which sites to trust and which are 'paid for' articles. So I am asking the community for their experience. :)
     
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    YAWN

    i will hold off for next gen with a greater number of mini leds.
    having 576 SOUNDS NICE, but with the halo effect requiring optical correction, they have to dramatically lower the output of said mini-leds.
    THEN, when you factor in HDR the only way to achieve the dynamic range is by lowering the floor of the usable brightness.

    if, on the other hand they had 1000 or more mini-leds you could have BOTH HDR (at a decent average brightness) and you reduce the halo effect.

    in reality they need to do a 576 mini-led backlight for an LCD panel. THAT would rock and have spec to match price. that would sell like hotcakes until the price of mini leds comes down
     
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    @tunejunky
    lol wat?
    you need at least one led per zone, so this will have at least 576 leds, but "zones" usually describes a bunch of them grouped together (so the number of actual leds is higher),
    so they did exactly what you said they "should do"

    according to asus info:
    • 27-inch Mini LED Backlight with 4K HDR, 576 zones local dimming
     

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    We need microled or (affordable) OLED monitors. This (price) is just insane.
    Actually thinking about the latest 48" LG OLED as a monitor. too bad it's 16:9 and there are no 21:9 options.
     
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    as long as +90% of tv content is 16:9, that wont change.


    im happy with that.
    not everyone uses a moni for gaming/watching movies only, or runs 5 spreadsheets next to each other, that they want UW.
     

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