At its Create the Uncreated event, Asus unveiled new display and peripheral solutions to help creators work and display their projects. The company showed off its new factory-calibrated and color-accurate PA32DC OLED monitor, as well as a new 1080p LED projector.
“This model is the product of direct feedback from the professionals,” Asus said of its ProArt OLED PA32DC monitor. “They wanted a large OLED screen with incredible color accuracy, a wide range of coverage, and a flexible design suitable for the studio as well as home monitoring.”
The 31.5-inch monitor features 4K resolution and pure RGB OLED pixels that support 10-bit color and 99% coverage of the wide DCI-P3 color space, as well as 80% of Rec. Specifications 2020. Using the monitor is “more comfortable” on a desk than it is on a TV, says Asus.
“When it comes to HDR, the PA32DC meets the VESA display HDR 400 true black specification and outshines all LED TVs by achieving full screen luminance of 250 nits indefinitely and peaks well above 400 nits.” the company.
It is designed as a reference monitor that is factory calibrated and comes with a colorimeter for scheduled and on-demand screen calibration that appears at the top of the screen. The concept is no different than some of the consumer displays that have a pop-up webcam, except that the webcam here is replaced by the colorimeter.
“So we ran full factory calibrations to achieve an immediate delta E of less than one in sRGB and AdobeRGB and a delta E of less than two in DCI-P3 to help maintain color accuracy,” said Asus. The monitor comes with a built-in handle on the back, interchangeable industrial legs for a stable location when working in the field or on the video set, and a desktop mounting bracket.
It is also compatible with a hood to minimize glare and reflections and comfortable cable management at the rear.
Asus also released a ProArt Projector A1, which is a 1080p projector that can achieve 2,000 lumens of brightness and has a 120Hz refresh rate. Like the monitor, the ProArt Projector A1 is designed to offer color accuracy to allow creators to show their work to a large audience. The fast refresh rate is great for displaying high-speed videos, 3D animations, and more.
“That is why we have calibrated all projectors … to achieve an immediate delta E of less than two in sRGB mode, specifications generally reserved for professional desktop monitors,” said Asus. Due to its accurate color reproduction, this projector is listed as the world’s first Calman Verified projector with 98% sRGB coverage.
Another cool feature the monitor supports is wireless mirroring for Windows 10, Android, and iOS devices, making it easy to display your wallet from whatever device you have on hand.
Asus did not disclose pricing for its new professional monitor, but the company said “pricing for the A1 will be affordable for established freelancers and small studios, from creation to consumption, from new beginners to seasoned professionals.”
“In essence, we are innovators who take pride in bringing our best ideas to life,” added Asus.
The company also announced a new mouse designed for creators that comes with an integrated dial designed to make it easy to make adjustments to popular Adobe applications. Unlike using sliders with a keyboard shortcut and mouse scrolling, the company claims that the dial helps you keep your eye on your project as adjustments are made so you don’t need to keep looking at the sliders in the screen.
The ProArt mouse also features a large programmable third button in the center and durable Omron switches. A 4200 DPI sensor and 1000Hz polling rate round out the features. The mouse’s rechargeable battery lasts for 150 days on a full charge, and a 60-second fast charge can extend the battery to eight hours of intermittent light use, the company claims.
The mouse is designed to work on a variety of surfaces, including glass, but Asus is also making new mouse pads for the ProArt mouse that feature a magnetic leather strip on top that can be used to hold small things, as clips, the Asus digital. stylus, or even your AirPods.