Author Topic: Best 32" 4K 3840x2160 AHVA/IPS/PLS & VA Monitors  (Read 36542 times)


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« on: July 31, 2017, 11:58:42 pm »

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Asus PA32UC-K

Review by Belgium Hardware & Measurements
Review by PC Monitors (inaccurate; 7800k preset color temperature)
Review by Playwares

Matte 4K wide gamut HDR supporting AUO AHVA panel with 40-60hz AMD Free-Sync, but slightly more than 1 frame of input lag and vast over-sharpening when the sRGB is selected to prevent over-saturation when viewing non-aRGB and HDR content.  It supports hardware calibration with an accurate colorimeter such as the X-Rite i1 Display Pro, and local dimming which increases the contrast by more than 30%. 

Asus PA32UCX

Review by NL Hardware (poor sRGB mode sharpness)
Review by PRAD
Review by Tom's Hardware

Matte fully adjustable 3840x2160, wide gamut/HDR panel with Back-light Dimming, Displayport, Hardware Calibration (Asus ProArt which does not work properly), 3x HDMI 2.0, 2x Thunderbolt USB-C (1 In & 1 Out), 3x USB 3.1 and Uniformity Compensation which reduces the contrast and does not work very well.  The PA32UCX-K is quite accurate (2.14 out of the box gamma is disappointing), but needs to be set to the accurate but too red REC 709 (Tom's Hardware preset color accuracy section) or sRGB mode to prevent the over-saturation of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content since the PA32UCX-K uses a an HDR-capable wide gamut panel which is preset to use the native DCI-P3/HDR color space, and unfortunately locks the color controls when the HDR mode is enabledAccording to NL Hardware, the PA32UCX suffers from sharpness problems when the sRGB mode is selected.

The PA32UCX-K's color temperature changes and normalizes over a period of two hours when turned on after calibration, as well as suffers from varying color accuracy depending on how long it is turned on and which settings are changed.  The Asus has low input lag and fast pixel response times (for a 60hz non-TN panel) with minimal overshoot ghosting when the preset Trace Free 60 setting is used, and almost full HDR support thanks to the 1152 zone back-light dimming, 1500cdm/2 maximum brightness and wide gamut panel. The PA32UCX-K is a good 60hz gaming and media viewing display, especially once calibrated, but is not suitable for professional use over monitors from Eizo and NEC due to the Asus's improperly working hardware calibration (ProArt) and Uniformity compensation modes, and color-changing issues which occur over time after being turned on, and when settings are changed.

Asus CG32UQ

Measurements by NL Hardware

Fully adjust-able, matte, semi-wide gamut, 3840x2160 VA panel with 40-60hz AMD Free-Sync (G-Sync compatible), Displayport, 3x HDMI 2.0, 3x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.
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