ASUS Demonstrates ProArt PA34V Professional Curved UWQHD Display with TB3
Consumer-grade curved monitors have been available for years now, however professional curved monitors are a rarer sight. To that end, at IFA ASUS demonstrated its professional-grade curved ProArt PA34V display aimed at CAD, graphics, and video professionals. The monitor will ship factory-calibrated.
The ASUS ProArt PA34V is based around a 34-inch IPS panel that features a 3440×1440 resolution, a 21:9 aspect ratio, a 1900R curvature, and sporting a maximum refresh rate of 100 Hz. ASUS claims that the display covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut and is calibrated to Delta E < 2 accuracy. To make the display more attractive to prosumers who work and play using the same tools, the ProArt PA34V supports VESA’s Adaptive-Sync technology with a 40 – 100 Hz range and will eventually get AMD’s FreeSync certification.
ASUS officially positions its ProArt PA34V for CAD engineers, video editors, and photographers. Meanwhile, since video and photo professionals usually require wider color gamuts than what the PA34V supports (e.g. DCI-P3), it looks that the PA34V will be a better fit for CAD and web designers (assuming that CAD engineers find a curved display accurate enough).
When it comes to connectivity, the ProArt PA34V has one DisplayPort 1.2 input, two HDMI 2.0 headers, as well as two Thunderbolt 3 ports. The latter is to enable professionals to daisy chain the display with storage and other TB3 devices used in their workflow. Meanwhile, the monitor can be used with up to four PCs and supports PbP and PiP features.
The market of professional monitors is not as saturated as the market of mainstream displays and while it is relatively conservative – making it uneasy for new entrants to expand their presence – it can absorb rather unique solutions. Having launched multiple “regular” ProArt-series monitors designed for professional use, this year ASUS is targeting niches with its 21.6-inch ProArt PQ22UC OLED monitor for on set routines, as well as this new 34-inch curved ProArt PA34V for those who need an ultra-wide display.
ASUS does not disclose when it plans to ship its ProArt PA34V monitor and how much will it cost. Since the display is positioned as a professional solution, I'm expecting it will be priced higher than similar consumer UWQHD LCDs.
|ASUS ProArt Curved Professional Display|
|Native Resolution||3440 × 1440|
|Refresh Rate Range||40-100 Hz with Adaptive-Sync|
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Pixel Pitch||0.2382 mm|
|Connectors||1 × DP 1.2|
2 × HDMI 2.0
2 × TB3
|Color Gamut||100% sRGB calibrated to Delta E < 2 accuracy|
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