Asus' first mini LED gaming monitor launches in May for $3,000

Shawn Knight

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What just happened? Asus’ Republic of Gamers division has announced the upcoming availability of the ROG Swift PG32UQX, which Asus is billing as the world’s first mini LED 4K HDR gaming monitor. The PG32UQX is a 32-inch 4K gaming monitor boasting 1,152 independent mini LED zones, enabling it to reach a peak brightness of up to 1,400 nits.

The unit is also Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate certified with a max refresh rate of 144Hz. It covers 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut and 160 percent of the sRGB color space.

As PC Gamer highlights, however, the pricey monitor is lacking HDMI 2.1 support, and instead only ships with HDMI 2.0. The biggest difference here is in bandwidth, as HDMI 2.0 tops out at 18.0 Gbit/s, far less than the full 48 Gbit/s that HDMI 2.1 can deliver.

Asus’ first HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor, the Strix XG43UQ, is said to be launching in May.

Another nifty feature of the Swift PG32UQX is LiveDash, an OLED panel that is built into the lower bezel. According to Asus, it can be programmed to show useful system information like fan speeds, temperatures and voltages.

The ROG Swift PG32UQX gaming monitor will be available on shelves by the end of May 2021 priced at $2,999.99.

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Austinturner

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Useless features raising the price of an interesting monitor: “ Another nifty feature of the Swift PG32UQX is LiveDash, an OLED panel that is built into the lower bezel. According to Asus, it can be programmed to show useful system information like fan speeds, temperatures and voltages.”
 

Mr Majestyk

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LOL, no HDMI 2.1 and a price even Apple would be proud of. I really wonder how many numbskulls would actually pay this sort of money.
 

Xex360

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Stupid pricing as others said, for this price you could get an OLED with way superior image quality and can double as TV, plus an overpriced graphics card.
 

Watzupken

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I will gladly use a portion of the cost of this monitor to get a better display on the new iPad Pro with Mini LED display. It’s true you can’t use the iPad as a monitor, but if the use case is to watch movies, it’s not a bad option as compared to this monitor. If it’s used for professional work, I am not sure if this is the best choice either. We need more competition in this space to bring prices to a more sane level.
 

Adi6293

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What other mini LED monitors are being sold?

I know there isn't any mini leds out there but to try and sell a $3000 monitor without HDMI 2.1 it's a joke. LG CX48 OLED is can be had for £1050 which is less than half the price and it will be better
 

Pastuch

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42 inch LG Oled for $1000 comes out later this year. This is already hilariously overpriced and out of date.