ASUS ProArt PA32UCXR 4K Mini LED IPS with Automatic CalibrationAs an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made using the “Buy” button at the bottom of this post. Where possible, you'll be redirected to your nearest store. Further information on supporting our work.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) on capable hardware can really help bring content to life. The ASUS ProArt PA32UCXR is built around this premise, based on a 32″ Mini LED UHD panel to provide excellent ‘desktop real estate’ and detail levels. A motorised colorimeter is included at the bottom left, which can flip up when required to provide a full hardware calibration or re-calibration. Light and proximity sensors are also included in this region, allowing the monitor to adjust its brightness according to ambient conditions and dim or shut off the screen if nobody is detected. The top and side bezels have a dual-stage design with slim panel border flush with the rest of the screen, plus thin hard outer part. A detachable monitor hood is also included, improving glare-handing. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by buttons and a joystick towards the bottom right of the screen.
The monitor uses a 32″ IPS-type panel with 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. Adaptive-Sync is supported, allowing technologies such as AMD FreeSync and Nvidia ‘G-SYNC Compatible’ to be used. A matte anti-glare screen surface is adopted, whilst a 1000:1 static contrast, 178°/178° viewing angles and true 10-bit colour are specified. The monitor is factory calibrated with a specified DeltaE <1, whilst hardware calibration is supported using the included motorised colorimeter or alternative compatible device and ASUS ProArt calibration software. Calman and Light Illlusion ColourSpace CMS is also supported. A flicker-free QD Mini LED backlight with 2304 dimming zones provides a 97% DCI-P3 and 99% Adobe RGB colour gamut, alongside a 1000 cd/m² (1600 cd/m² HDR peak) typical maximum luminance. The monitor responds to HDR10 content at the VESA DisplayHDR 1400 level with Dolby Vision and HLG supported as alternative formats. The screen is able to put its powerful backlight, local dimming and gamut to good use alongside 10-bit+ colour processing.
A 5ms grey to grey response time is specified, which as usual isn’t a figure to put too much weight on. The monitor is fully adjustable, including 100mm (3.94 inches) height adjustment and pivot into portrait. The stand attaches to the screen using a quick-release mechanism and can be removed to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. The ports face downwards and include; 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, DP 1.4, 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports (1 with 90W PD, DP Alt Mode and upstream data), a 3.5mm headphone jack, 4 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (3 Type-A, 1 Type-C) and AC power input (internal power converter with ‘zero watt’ switch). 2 x 3W speakers are also included and 2 system PiP/PbP is supported.
Further details can be found on the on the manufacturer’s website. Details on price and availability still to come.