The "world's first" and thinnest consumer 4K Monitor, the ASUS PQ321Q, launches into UK retail this month.
The 31.5-inch monitor is just 35mm thick and is priced $3,499 in the US. UK pricing has not yet been confirmed, though an ASUS spokesperson told PCR the device is expected to arrive in stores before August.
US consumers can pre-order the 4K monitor through Newegg, Amazon, or TigerDirect.
The PQ321Q True 4K UHD Monitor has an Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution, a screen resolution equivalent to four Full HD displays combined. It has a 31.5-inch LED-backlit 4K Ultra HD display (140 pixels-per-inch) with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and supports 10-bit RGB 'deep colour'.
The Monitor uses Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) rather than traditional amorphous silicon for the active layer of its LCD panel, enabling much smaller pixels. It also comes with a 30-day Zero Bright Dot warranty.
Other features include 176-degree wide viewing angles on both vertical and horizontal planes (minimising onscreen color shift), with a 350cd/m² brightness rating and 8ms gray-to-gray response time. It has DisplayPort and dual HDMI ports with Picture-by-Picture support.
DisplayPort's Multi Stream Transport mode allows 60Hz refresh rates at 3840 x 2160 resolution using graphics cards from NVIDIA, AMD, and integrated video from 4th Generation Intel Core processors. Built-in 2W stereo speakers are also present, while the monitor is wall-mountable, with height, swivel and tilt adjustments.