ASUS PG32UQX: an impressive monitor with 4K, 144 Hz, HDR1400 and Mini LED


ASUS PG32UQX is one of the most advanced models in the Taiwanese manufacturer’s monitor catalog. And that offers dozens to choose from, in sizes, resolutions and prices.

Announced at CES and surely delayed due to the COVID pandemic, it has been listed on a page of the Chinese portal Taobao pointing to an upcoming release and with the rest of the features that we did not know and that make it even more impressive, for games and all-purpose. The price (for the moment unofficial) is also in that line.

ASUS PG32UQX mount an IPS panel of 32 inches diagonal with native resolution 4K (3840 × 2160 pixels) and a high refresh rate for that resolution: 144 Hz. The big news is the incorporation of 1152 zone mini LEDs, a technology that promises to “square the circle” in modern display screens, offering the advantages of OLED, but without its drawbacks and at a lower price.

You already know it. Apple will use them in its next iPad Pro tablets as an improvement on current LED models, by reducing the size of the LEDs on a typical screen by up to 1,000 times and offering a much higher number of local dimming zones. In practice, these types of displays promise high contrast ratios, a wide color gamut, deeper black tones, and huge levels of brightness.

This monitor is a sample with a certification for VESA DisplayHDR 1400, the first ASUS monitor to offer a maximum brightness of 1,400 nits, and a static contrast ratio of 1,000: 1. The panel supports 10 bits of color and covers 90% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, so it can be used for any type of task besides games, for which it has support for NVIDIA image synchronization technology , G-Sync.

Offers Display Port 1.4 video inputs and the latest version of the standard HDMI 2.1. Technology is also cited Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB) to reduce blue light in long periods of use and there is no lack of an ergonomic base to regulate height, tilt or turn. An Aura Sync-enabled ROG LED RGB module allows lighting to be synchronized with other Aura Sync-enabled components.


The ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX is not going to be inexpensive, but we expect not as much as the price posted on Taobabo which rises to a whopping 42,999 yuan ($ 6,400 to change) for initial sale on January 8, 2021. ASUS has not announced availability or official price that we expect will be a lot more content. The monitor is impressive throughout and we expect mini LED costs to come down as more manufacturers use it.



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