ASUS ProArt PA32UC 32" 16:9 Wide Gamut IPS Monitor

ASUS ProArt PA32UC 32" 16:9 Wide Gamut IPS Monitor

ASUS ProArt PA32UC 32" 16:9 Wide Gamut IPS Monitor

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Product Highlights

  • 32" In-Plane Switching (IPS) HDR Panel
  • Thunderbolt 3 | DisplayPort | HDMI
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz Native Resolution
  • 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio
  • 1000 cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 5 ms Response Time (GtG)
  • Adobe RGB, sRGB, DCI-P3, and Rec. 2020
  • Built-In Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.0 Hub
  • Local Dimming
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The ProArt PA32UC 32" 16:9 Wide Gamut IPS Monitor from ASUS is an anti-glare panel featuring a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz. It also features In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, a static contrast ratio of 1000:1, an ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio of 100,000,000:1, 1000 cd/m2 brightness, 138 pixels per inch, a 5 ms (GtG) response time, and WLED backlighting. Using the 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles, it is possible to watch content from virtually any position. This display can accept signals using its two Thunderbolt 3 ports (one upstream, one downstream), one DisplayPort 1.2a port, and four HDMI 2.0b ports, as well as an upstream USB Type-B port, two USB Type-A ports, and a USB 3.0 Type-C port. The HDMI ports also support audio input and audio can be output using the dual integrated 3W stereo speakers.

ASUS has engineered the PA32UC with support for 99.5% of the Adobe RGB gamut, 100% of the sRGB (Rec. 709) gamut, and 90% of the DCI-P3 gamut, as well as the Rec. 2020 color space. Color accuracy is set at △E<2 for SRGB and Adobe RGB, gamma values can be set at 2.4, 2.2, 2.0, and 1.8, while users may also choose from color temperatures of 5000K, 5500K, 6500K, and 9300K. If you prefer to use preset modes, there are 7 pre-configured ones, including Standard, sRGB, Adobe RGB, HDR, Scenery, Reading, and Darkroom, plus two modes that may be configured by the user.

To further help improve viewing and accessibility, the PA32UC features a vertical tilt of -5 to 23°, a left/right swivel of ±60°, a clockwise/counterclockwise pivot of 90°, and a height adjustment of 5.12". This display is covered by a Zero Bright Dot warranty and included is a power cord, a Thunderbolt cable, a DisplayPort cable, an HDMI cable, and a USB cable.

General Features

Optimized 384 zones direct-LED backlight matrix support and ASUS LED driving technology achieves 1 ms operation for better HDR performance (1000 cd/m2, peak).
Powerful interface with Intel Thunderbolt 3, DP, and HDMI I/O easily connect to various devices.
Wide Color Gamut technology reproduces 85% of Rec.2020, 99.5% of Adobe RGB, 95% of DCI-P3, and 100% of sRGB color space.
Factory pre-calibrated, with ASUS ProArt Calibration Technology to ensure color accuracy during different using scenarios.
ASUS Eye Care monitors feature TÜV Rheinland-certified Flicker-free and Low Blue Light technologies to ensure a comfortable viewing experience.
UPC: 889349903681
In the Box
ASUS ProArt PA32UC 32" 16:9 Wide Gamut IPS Monitor
  • Power Cord
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • DisplayPort Cable
  • HDMI Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Zero Bright Dot Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Panel Size (Diagonal) 32" / 81.3 cm
    Display Viewing Area (HxV) 27.89 x 15.69" / 70.85 x 39.85 cm
    Screen Type IPS
    Display Surface Non-glare
    Color Saturation 99.5% Adobe RGB
    100% sRGB (Rec. 709)
    90% DCI-P3
    Supports Rec. 2020
    True Resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
    Pixel Pitch 0.1845 mm / 138 ppi
    Brightness 1000 cd/m2 (max)
    Contrast Ratio 1000:1 (max)
    ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) 100,000,000:1
    Viewing Angle (CR≧10) 178°/178°
    Display Colors Not specified by manufacturer
    Response Time 5 ms (GtG)
    Flicker-Free Yes
    LCD ZBD Warranty Yes
    Video Features
    Trace Free Technology Yes
    SPLENDID Video Preset Modes 9 modes (Standard, sRGB, Adobe RGB, HDR, Scenery, Reading, Darkroom, User Mode 1, and User Mode 2)
    Color Temperature Selection 4 modes (5000K, 5500K, 6500K, and 9300K)
    HDCP Yes, HDCP 2.2 for DisplayPort & HDMI
    Color Accuracy △E<2 (sRGB and Adobe RGB)
    Gamma Adjustment 2.4, 2.2, 2.0, and 1.8
    Extreme Low Motion Blur Yes
    Smart View Technology Yes
    Audio Features
    Stereo Speakers 2 x 3 W, RMS
    Convenient Hotkey
    Input Selection Yes
    QuickFit / GamePlus / TURBO / Aura Lighting Yes, QuickFit
    Input / Output
    Signal Input 1 x DisplayPort 1.2a
    2 x Thunderbolt 3
    4 x HDMI 2.0b
    AV Audio Input 4 x HDMI 2.0b
    Earphone Jack 1 x 3.5 mm
    USB Ports Upstream: 1 x Thunderbolt 3 / USB Type-C, 1 x USB Type-B
    Downstream: 1 x Thunderbolt 3 / USB Type-C
    2 x USB Type-A
    1 x USB Type-A (for service only)
    1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
    Signal Frequency
    Analog Signal Frequency Not specified by manufacturer
    Digital Signal Frequency Not specified by manufacturer
    Power Consumption Not specified by manufacturer
    Power Saving Mode Not specified by manufacturer
    Power Off Mode Not specified by manufacturer
    Voltage Not specified by manufacturer
    Mechanical Design
    Chassis Colors Not specified by manufacturer
    Tilt (Angle) -5 to 23°
    Swivel (Angle) -60 to 60°
    Pivot (Angle / Direction) 90° clockwise and counterclockwise
    Height Adjustment Yes, 0 to 5.12" / 0 to 13 cm
    VESA Wall Mounting 100 x 100 mm
    Kensington Lock Support Yes
    Compliance and Standards
    Compliance and Standards ENERGY STAR 7.0, EPEAT Silver, UL/cUL, CB, CE, ErP, FCC (Class B), ICES-3, CCC, BSMI, CU, RCM, VCCI, TCO7.0, TUV-GS, TUV-Ergo, ISO-9241-307, PSE, J-MOSS, RoHS, WEEE, Windows 7, 8.1 &10 WHQL, Mac Compliance, UkrSEPRO, China Energy Label, EU Energy Label, KC, KCC, e-Standby, PSB, TUV-Flicker Free, and TUV-Low Blue Light
    Dimensions & Weight
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 37.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 35.5 x 20.5 x 14.0"
    ProArt PA32UC 32" 16:9 Wide Gamut IPS Monitor is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from CAN NOT BE PROPERLY CALIBRATED - a huge disappointment. I really wanted to love this monitor. I've been waiting a year for it to come out because it really looked like it could be what I've been waiting for.� The image out of the box is esthetically pleasing. Of course it is, it's a big bright 4K monitor. But I didn't buy it to have a subjectively pleasing image. I bought it because it was advertised as a color -accurate professional monitor. I bought it for objective reasons. I want to see colors as they're supposed to be seen. And I wanted hardware calibration built into the monitor as promised. I have been trying to get a good calibration for days with no luck. I am using the recommended i1 Display Pro, and all of the drivers, and Windows settings are as they supposed to be, but The ProArt calibration software is a mess. It crashes constantly, and often freezes the monitor requiring the power to be reset on a hardware level. And every time that happens the software forces you to wait another 30 minutes until it'll let you attempt calibration again. This is meant to protect users from calibrating a display that hasn't been warmed up to operating temperatures. But there is no override. All you can do is wait, even if the monitor is thoroughly warmed up. Sometimes the software will make you wait even when the monitor has been on and uninterrupted for all over a half hour.� The uniformity calibration doesn't Work. I've run it probably 30 times. 75% of the time it froze the monitor or crashed the software. And the attempts that did complete left massively inaccurate uniformity a huge section of the screen was too bright or had random color splotches.� The best I was ever able to do was to a basic color calibration. And each time I do that I get wildly different results. The only constant is that I consistently get a Delta E greater than 4 in the Red channel. That number is frequently as high as 6 or 7 and sometimes I get crazy numbers like 30 above Delta E for Red. This is apparent as the image (especially whites) are notably reddish even in the factory calibrated preset. So when they advertise this monitor as having a Delta E as less than 2 they're speaking on average. There could be one channel (in my case red) with an extremely high error and it would average out and allow them to have their marketing speak. I was able to get a fairly decent calibration using third party software like Displaycal. But that is using an ICC profile in Windows, which is obviously not the promised hardware calibration and something I wanted to avoid. But at least with DisplayCal I can take readings and manually adjust the RGB gain in the monitor menu to get a balanced white point. But I can only do that in the modes which allow me to do so. The two User Modes that store the hardware calibration have all of those controls locked. However after getting a decent white point I checked the calibration a day or so later, again using Displaycal, and noticed that the white point had drifted dramatically. None of this is acceptable for a monitor of this price, marketed the way it is. I have reached out to Asus on multiple occasions. I called them a week ago and spoke with someone in India. They said I would be hearing back soon. So far they've done nothing but ignore me. I complained on Twitter and an Asus Help profile responded asking for details. But they just gave me the standard basic tech support advice about checking cables and reinstalling software. When I said I did all that they never responded and just ignored me.� Once again, considering the price of this monitor, unacceptable.� In addition to the calibration issues I find the menus very annoying to navigate with the little joystick. And every time the computer starts it latches onto the first signal it gets and switches to that input. In addition to using this as a desktop monitor I also have it connected via HDMI to a Blackmagic Mini Monitor card for video editing output. So many times when I wake the computer from sleep the monitor finds that signal first and then I have to constantly switch it back to Displayport. Which is very annoying... Oh and in addition to all that I've noticed a few patches of dead pixels.� So this monitor is going back. I'm currently trying to decide is I should exchange and give it a second chance or if I should just get a refund.� This has been a huge disappointment, not only in the product and software itself but also in Asus customer service.
    Date published: 2018-03-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Huge Nice. What do you expect for $2,000. The high pixel density naturally makes everything smaller. Took some fiddling around to adjust fonts sizes, etc., to make it work. Icons are still mostly smaller now, but hey -- that's life. The layout grid feature that I liked so much on my PA249,� is stripped down to just one large scale grid instead of several grid densities. Disappointing. The so-called speakers suck. They sound like vibrating pie tins.
    Date published: 2018-03-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A few days in I've had this for a few days now. I wanted to note that the initial calibration for sharpness was off for me. It was set to 50/100 out of the box which led to a noticeably grainy image. After setting this to 0/100 and then lowering the temperature one notch, I'm really liking the monitor. Great contrast and color. I was really disappointed at first impression and wanted to pass this along for anyone else in the same situation.
    Date published: 2018-03-01
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed So, I’ve just bought and returned two pa32uc. I would use this for games, imaging, and photos The second purchase was me hoping I was wrong about the first one The 384 Zone Fald does not work. Dynamic dimming has almost a full second lag before the bright spot dissipates. If you move your mouse around a dark color background, the monitor displays a medium bright comet of lit zone cells behind the movement Bright objects have bleeding auras around them Brightness - this has to be the lowest brightness monitor I’ve seen in 3840x2160 It’s dim, with contrast corrected and brightness set at 100 Text- is a mess due to some strange contrast ratios than can’t be resolved unless contrast is set to zero, brightness at max, and then the monitor is too dark to use, but the contrast and fonts made more sense. Color accuracy- easy, there isn’t any. Worst I’ve seen not counting some tube monitor from the mid 90’s Coil whine from built in power supply - a plenty. High pitched whistle. Dim corners� Monitor seems like a vignette setting in a video game Strobing from led - the setting gives you voices of of or 24-900+. � But it does �only 120 and the vibration is quite noticeable� HDR - Hdr1 did seem to make some elements eye watery bright while obscuring any and all surrounding detail. Hdr2 was overbright with even more blackout on surrounding detail. The monitor unsold any curiosity for hdr Build quality - nice stand� However, the monitor itself had a wavy lower bezel that ondulated in and out (only saw this on second monitor) My other monitor is a pa329q and it was so amazing to me how good it was when I plugged it back in after the pa32uc So maybe I just was unlucky in the monitor lottery, but both monitors a small clusters of dead/stuck pixels. I’m not the best person on pixel issues because I will return a 2000 dollar monitor over 1 dead/locked pixel. Luckily, I made the decision to return the monitors due to the other flaws, the dead pixel was just something additional I noticed Hope this helps
    Date published: 2018-03-16
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