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Asus PQ321QE PC Monitor

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31.5" LED 750mm Aug 2013
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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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14 Reasons For

Eleven Industry Awards

This PC display is one of the most highly awarded by experts of all the medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

The editors of two expert review sites both said that this flatpanel monitor was well designed. 3dnews.ru gave this PC screen an "Innovative Design" award and Ixbt.com gave it an "Original Design" award.

The writers at Hothardware.com and Compress.ru both recommend this PC screen and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Two additional expert review sites both said that this PC display was brilliant and gave it their highest award. This LCD screen received an "Editor's Choice" award from both Tweaktown.com and Chinese.vr-zone.com.

This LCD screen was given a "Gold" award by Techstation.it who said that this Asus flatpanel monitor was excellent.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including Techradar, Digital Versus, PC Mag and tweaktown.com this LCD screen has an overall expert rating of 74 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this PC screen as terrific on average.

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

On average Asus medium monitors have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all PC displays manufactured by Asus.

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Good Picture Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had clear images. Expert website Alphr.com wrote in their review “Asus' 4K PC monitor conjures stunning image clarity.” however despite that they scored it 50 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One Asus PQ321QE owner thought it was easy to setup. S. Crosshill said “The monitor is easy to set up with a 2014 MacBook Pro” in their review.

LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is typical of many LCD screens of this age and type.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC displays that have an LED Display and we think cheaper LCD screens such as the Eizo ColorEdge CG277[plb_2222633_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PQ321QE has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the PQ321QE do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the HP ENVY 34[plb_2697216_price].

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Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The PQ321QE is a two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity PC display.

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3840 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The PQ321QE has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This LCD screen's resolution (3840 x 2160) is actually the best resolution amongst all medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of LCD screen the worst resolution is 640 x 350.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The display diagonal (metric)s of LCD screens that are a comparable age to the PQ321QE range from 28cm to 590cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 63cm. When compared to other medium monitors that are a similar age to the PQ321QE that we have assessed, the display diagonal (metric) of the PQ321QE of 80.1 centimeters is one of the biggest.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years the display brightnesss range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus PQ321QE has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the PQ321QE.

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Fairly High Height Adjustment

The PQ321QE has one of the higher height adjustments (150 millimeters) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. The height adjustments of comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the PQ321QE range from 13mm to 1,200mm, and the average height adjustment is 130mm.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The PQ321QE has a greater number of cables included than most PC screens that have been available for around the same time as it. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC displays that have been available for more than two years. The cables includeds "DisplayPort" and "RS-232" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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10 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A number of Asus PQ321QE reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was not cheap. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “It's wildly expensive and its out of the box color accuracy could use a little tweaking” however despite that they still scored this PC monitor 4 stars. Techradar.com said on Techradar “With this outrageous (and expensive) flatscreen, Asus is giv” but despite that they gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One Asus PQ321QE owner wrote that it was not a bargain for the price. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “Price (it has very few ports, low response time, bad sound.) ultimately this monitor isn't much of a deal” in their review.

One Asus PQ321QE reviewer who purchased the product wrote that it was not good value for money. Expert website Alphr.com mentioned “Its performance doesn't justify the huge price” .

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Expensive

The cheapeast PC displays of a similar type and age that we found costs £46 and the most expensive costs £2,475. We think that this PC display looks expensive for a flatpanel monitor of a similar type and age.

Not 3D

The PQ321QE is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other LCD screens of this age and type are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec, the Asus PQ321QE does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the PQ321QE, the PQ321QE does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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High Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the PQ321QE will cost £186 over 5 years to run, which is in the most expensive 3% of all 993 flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the Asus PQ321QE has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been around for more than two years. The average response time of LCD screens that were released more than two years ago is 6.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 69ms.

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Heavy

The PQ321QE is one of the heaviest medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PQ321QE (13 kilograms) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The lightest LCD screen that has been around for a similar time to the PQ321QE is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (off)

Across all the flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the PQ321QE the power consumption (off)s range from 0.005W to 21W. With a power consumption (off) of 1 Watt, the PQ321QE has one of the higher power consumption (off)s amongst medium monitors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus PQ321QE

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Asus PC screen was released.

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11 Awards

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

Expert Reviews

(40)
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…

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…

28 November 2013

If you're in the market for an affordable monitor upgrade, the Asus PQ321QE definitely isn't it ? this is the first ?consumer? 4K monitor to hit the market. With a hulking 31.5in panel, the... Read more…

23 November 2013

The Asus PG321 offers stunning 4K image detail via a massive 31.5-nch IGZO monitor...

21 November 2013

The Asus PG321 offers stunning 4K image detail via a massive 31.5-nch IGZO monitor. However, it's wildly expensive and its out of the box color accuracy could use a little tweaking...

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User Reviews

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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 £238.44
Electricity cost when on standby £30.77
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Total running cost over 5 years £269.21
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Asus PQ321QEuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 35 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pq321qe, asus code, asus pq321, asus pq321q, asus pq321qe, asus 3840x2160, asus 90lm00j0b01870, asrockasusantecarcticb rs232, asrockasusantecarcticb pq321, asrockasusantecarcticb pq321q, asrockasusantecarcticb rs232c, asrockasusantecarcticb pq321qe
Barcodes 00886227486205, 04053162935211, 04716659486213, 08862274862058

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