Conclusion: Our first foray into both 4K and IGZO territory (on an official basis) left us impressed. The ASUS PQ321 represented the technologies well with superb color uniformity, a bright and densely detailed picture, and surprisingly good gaming performance devoid of nasty anomalies that can disrupt the experience. We did see a bit of overshoot -- not unusual for a high-end panel -- but it only manifested in DisplayMate's tests, not in real-world use.
Pros: It's a 4K panel!, Excellent color uniformity, Can deliver 60Hz on a single cable, Gaming friendly, Did we mention it's a 4K panel?
Cons: Expensive, Rotating panel into portrait mode requires re-configuring the base.
ASUS PQ321Q UltraHD Monitor Review: Living with a 31.5-inch 4K Desktop Display
23 July 2013
Conclusion: Coming into this review, I wasn’t totally sure what to expect from the ASUS PQ321Q, or any monitor with this high of a resolution. I love the screen on my iPhone 5 and my retina iPad, but I hold those really close to my face. Since I sit a couple feet away from a monitor, was I really going to notice the difference? Yes, yes I did. Even coming into the office right after a standard 30”, 2560x1600 display, the difference is huge.
Excerpt: Talk to most PC enthusiasts today, be they gamers or developers, and ask them what technology they are most interested in for the next year or so and you will most likely hear about 4K somewhere in the discussion. While the world of consumer electronics and HDTV has been stuck in the rut of 1080p for quite some time now, computers, smartphones and tablets are racing in the direction of higher resolutions and higher pixel densities.
Conclusion: We've established that gaming on a 4K monitor at high- or ultra-quality settings requires a beefy graphics card. Performance in Far Cry 3, for example, barely nudges past 30fps, let alone the desired 60fps, while it's even lower in Crysis 3. The 8.3MP load is substantially higher than the 6.2MP load required for three 1080p screens in a 3x1 surround setup. In fact, simplifying it greatly, the pixel count is worth an extra screen - four vs.
Video Perspective: ASUS PQ321Q 31.5-in 4K Monitor Overview and Initial Testing
12 July 2013
Excerpt: While we are far from ready to post a full review of the display and have lots of more game testing to get to, we did host a live stream for the unboxing and initial testing of the PQ321Q that I think is worth sharing.
Excerpt: Svaret er overvejende ja. Man kommer ikke uden om den storslåede detaljerigdom, man får fra denne 31”-kolos. Den er indiskutabelt storslået, og det bliver navnlig tydeligt, når man sammenligner den med 27”-masserne.
Excerpt: Fazit: Der Asus PQ321QE ist der erste Ultra-HD-TFT im Test. Das riesige 32-Zoll-Display beeindruckt mit superscharfer 4K-Auflösung und stellt Inhalte mit 3.840 x 2.160 Pixel gestochen scharf dar.
Pros: Extrem hohe Auflösung, Sehr gute Bildqualität, Ausgezeichnete Blickwinkel, Detaillierte Farbtreue