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Asus PQ321 PC Monitor

overclockersclub.com Gold reviewed.com Editor's Choice tweaktown.com Editor's Choice hothardware.com Recommended anandtech.com Editor's Choice Silver
31.5" LED 750mm Aug 2013
Screen Size Display Type Built-In Speaker Width Release Date
The ASUS PQ321Q True 4K UHD monitor provides stunning visuals with an ultra-high definition 3840 x 2160 resolution. The anti-glare 31.5-inch LED-backlit UHD display has a 16:9 aspect ratio and 140... More
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17 Reasons For

Fifteen Industry Awards

This LCD screen has received fifteen awards from PC screen experts.

Tweaktown.com, Reviewed.com and Chinese.vr-zone.com all decided that this Asus flatpanel monitor was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This LCD screen was given a "Design Award" by both 3dnews.ru and Ixbt.com, both of which decided that this PC display was well designed.

This medium monitor received a "Recommended" from both Hothardware.com and Compress.ru, both of which concluded that this Asus LCD screen was good.

This PC screen was given a "Gold" award by both Overclockersclub.com and Techstation.it, both of which decided that this Asus flatpanel monitor was outstanding.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including Techradar, Digital Versus, PC Mag and maximumpc.com the average expert rating of this PC display is 76%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This PC display has a marvellous average owner rating based on 549 owner reviews.

Asus PC Displays Have Good Reviews

Asus medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all LCD screens Asus is one of the better rated brands.

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Good Picture Quality

One Asus PQ321 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had clear images. Expert review site Alphr.com said in their Asus PQ321 review “Asus' 4K PC monitor conjures stunning image clarity.” .

Easy to Use

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to setup. S. Crosshill said on Amazon two years ago “The monitor is easy to set up with a 2014 MacBook Pro” in their review of the Asus PQ321.

Nice Design

One Asus PQ321 owner who bought the Asus PQ321 thought it was a good design. Hexus.net said in their review on HEXUS.net three years ago “Based on an also-available design from Sharp”.

Robust

One customer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was well made. Three years ago Hexus.net said on HEXUS.net “Solid build qu”.

Good Connectivity

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was able to connect to the internet.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC screens of this type and age.

We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this PC screen and we think cheaper LCD screens such as the U3014[pl_1655695_price], and the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price] both from DELL or the LG 34UM95[plb_2175141_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Asus PQ321 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the PQ321 do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Samsung S34E790C[plb_2580154_price], and the LG 34UM95[plb_2175141_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price].

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Very Many Display Colour Count

At 1,073.7 million, the Asus PQ321 has a very many display colour count compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and type. The average display colour count of PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the PQ321 is 110M.

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Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most comparable spec PC displays that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Asus PQ321 which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Asus PQ321 is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

A 3840 x 2160 graphics resolution is in fact the best resolution amongst all medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the PQ321.

The worst resolution amongst comparable types of PC screen is 640 x 350.

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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment

LCD screens of this age and spec have maximum height adjustments of between 13mm and 850mm. With a maximum height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the Asus PQ321 has a quite high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PQ321.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of PC displays of this spec and age is 66cm, and the screen sizes range from 50cm to 770cm. With a display diagonal of 80.01 centimeters, the Asus PQ321's display diagonal is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The Asus PQ321 has one of the brighter display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age. PC screens that came out around the same time as the PQ321 have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m².

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9 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most PC monitors of this type and age are not 3D compatible. The Asus PQ321 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PQ321, the Asus PQ321 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Asus PQ321 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years also do not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader which you might want to look at including the Benq PG2401[plb_2083439_price] or the DELL U3014[plb_1655695_price].

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus PQ321 is more than most PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included DisplayPort, RS-232 are also found on this LCD screen.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

The Asus PQ321 has a fairly high maximum power consumption (93 Watts) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age. PC monitors of a similar age and type to the PQ321 have maximum power consumptions of between 5.4W and 250W.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The average response time of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 6.1ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms. With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the Asus PQ321 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and type.

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Heavy

The weights of PC screens of a comparable type and age to the PQ321 range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. When compared to other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the PQ321 that we have assessed, the Asus PQ321's weight of 13 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Off

The power consumption when off of the Asus PQ321 of 1 Watt is one of the highest amongst medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the PQ321. The power consumptions when off of medium monitors that are a similar age to the PQ321 range from 0.005W to 21W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.48W.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus PQ321

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this LCD screen was released.

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15 Awards

techstation.it Gold Performance 3dnews.ru Innovative Design ixbt.com Original Design pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice overclockersclub.com Gold reviewed.com Editor's Choice tweaktown.com Editor's Choice compress.ru Recommended hardwareluxx.de Technical Award chinese.vr-zone.com Editor's Choice hothardware.com Recommended anandtech.com Editor's Choice Silver HEXUS.net Innovation pcmagazine.ru 5 Star noticias3d.com Good Choice

Expert Reviews

(57)
30 April 2014

Tweaktown.com

ASUS' first 4K product is the PQ321QE monitor, a gigantic 31.5-inch display with a tank for a base, but when you're sitting in front of its dreamy blue eyes--I mean, 31.5 inches of 4K glory--you... Read more…

11 March 2014

The Asus PQ321Q is the first 4K monitor I've had the pleasure of testing, and it's a very impressive specimen. The $3,000 MSRP is hard cheese to swallow?on the other hand, you aren't buying...

Reviewed.com

6 February 2014

Thirty inches. 2560x1600 resolution. Four million pixels. That was the gold standard in PC displays, but it's just been blown away. Welcome to the wonderful world of ultra-high-definition visuals.... Read more…

29 January 2014

Asus makes monitors exciting again with its new 4K display.It seems just about everyone has gotten on the 4K bandwagon recently. Nvidia and AMD both emphasized 4K compatibility with their most... Read more…

23 January 2014

Covering the latest and greatest technology is what we do, and we enjoy most of the hardware we get our hands on. Asus' PQ321Q represents the highest of high-tech in computer monitors right now....

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User Reviews

(493)
Reviewed 5 December 2013 by Tallpete33
(Verified Purchase)

After a fair bit of research I bought the Nexus 7 (2013) as my first tablet very recently. I chose it on the basis of the hardware specs, good screen and generally favourable reviews. I though... Read more…

Reviewed 9 September 2013 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

I'm very pleased with this tablet, having come from a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (last year's range, 7 inch model). That tablet was perfectly fine, but of course the spec has gone up a bit in the... Read more…

Reviewed 24 March 2014 by D. Atkinson
(Verified Purchase)

I'm a dyed in the wool laptop user and have been since they were invented. I bought my wife an iPad last year and have been impressed with it (when I had a chance to try it). But have never been... Read more…

Reviewed 24 December 2013 by Dave G

My first foray into Android was a Kindle Fire HD for my wife, knowing nothing about the OS I took the day while she was out to set up her email etc. Once I saw what it was capable of I decided to... Read more…

Reviewed 7 November 2013 by Paul Buck.
(Verified Purchase)

I just bought one of these specifically to download BBC iplayer programmes to watch on the train whilst commuting. Guess which Samsung tab doesn't work with BBC iplayer downloads! This one. Great... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $114.69
Electricity cost when on standby $4.69
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Total running cost over 5 years $119.38
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.77 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pq321q, pq321qe, asus pq321, asus pq321q, asus 350cdm2, asus pq321qe, asus 3840x2160, asrockasusantecarcticb pq321, asrockasusantecarcticb rs232, asrockasusantecarcticb rs232c, asrockasusantecarcticb pq321q, asrockasusantecarcticb pq321qe
Barcodes 00886227486205, 04053162935211, 04716659486213, 08862274862058

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