ASUS announced its 31.5-inch "4K" display prior to Computex, but it was at the show that I got a chance to lay eyes on the highly anticipated display. The PQ321 features a 3840 x 2160 Sharp IGZO panel and will sell for $3799. The price point is closely tied to Sharp's panel cost, so as production increases in response to demand we should see prices fall.

Driving the 4K display will require either a DP 1.2 output or two HDMI outputs. ASUS' Computex demo had two of its panels (one 31.5" and a 39" version as well) running off of the same system, both driven off DisplayPort outputs.

Although the demo ran at 30Hz, ASUS claims it has a display setting that will allow 60Hz operation using DisplayPort.

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  • Sancus - Monday, June 10, 2013 - link

    Was it possible to determine whether this uses DP 1.2 MST like the Sharp PN-K321, or does it actually present as 1 full 3840x2160 surface over DP?
  • dwade123 - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - link

    Too much just to beta test 4k.
  • ShieTar - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - link

    True, but a 4k$ offer in June from ASUS, one month after the 6k$ offer from Sharp, which came in one month after the 20k$ offer from EIZO ... looks like we might get something for below 2k$ for Christmas this year.
  • jbwhite99 - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - link

    IBM actually brought out a QUWXGA (3840*2160) monitor in 2000 or 2001, if I remember correctly. It was 22", had 2 AC adapters, and ran at 60 Hz. The original list price was around $30,000. Last I remember, it was about $11,000 but that was in about 2004.
  • b3nzint - Saturday, June 15, 2013 - link

    Does it come with miniDP cables? Are they 16:9 or 16:10? i still prefer 16:10 though.
  • b3nzint - Saturday, June 15, 2013 - link

    for USD 80.0. at my town i can get a New LCD LED 17" with 1920 x 1080. i can't tell u the brand.
  • Shadowmaster625 - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    How can one panel cost $3500 when you can buy 4 1080p panels for $79 each and place them side by side for $300? Why dont they jsut take 4 1080p panels and place them all within the same bezel? I dont care if there is a minor distortion in the middle of the screen, it would certainly be thinner than an obnoxious bezel.
  • Stefeno - Sunday, June 23, 2013 - link

    So 4K @ 31.5" would be 50% smaller pixels then 1600p monitors?

    Think Id prefer the 39" for desktop.
  • shin0bi272 - Saturday, July 13, 2013 - link

    Ive never used display port but does the video card youre running on not make a difference as to how fast the screen can be drawn? If so why are they running 2 of these off of an onboard video card? Plug those suckers into an nvidia 780!
  • sheikhjee - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - link

    Why peoples like this ASUS brand because its quality is better to many other brands and one thing which is teasing me that is it supported to the as a projector like this

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