While ASUS makes some fantastic monitors for consumers and gamers, their ProArt series displays offer higher quality image sharpness, resolution, and colors for creative professionals who work with such content on a daily basis. We take a look at the ASUS 32-inch ProArt PA329CV 4K monitor and here are our thoughts about it.
The new ASUS ProArt PA329CV features a 32-inch 4K IPS panel with a display viewing area of 708.48 x 398.52 mm. The non-glare coating of the screen ensures that light does not reflect and distracts you while doing image-editing jobs. The viewing angles are just fantastic just like other IPS displays.
While many monitors have buttons behind the screen, the buttons of the PA329CV monitor are located on the bottom left side facing the front. This is more convenient for users to easily access the menu to change the display settings. Along with the power button, there are five other operational buttons and one directional button included. The bezels on the bottom feature a hairline finish, giving it a premium look.
The supporting stand of the monitor helps to easily tilt, swivel, pivot, and do height adjustments that go with your viewing experience. You can tilt the monitor between +23° ~ -5°, pivot between +90° ~ -90°, and swivel between +30° ~ -30°. The height of the monitor can be adjusted between 0 and 130 mm. ASUS has also included a C-clamp if you want to get rid of the base.
The stand also comes with a pass-through for better cable management. The base of the monitor is quite large enough to place your smartphone and other equipment. Although, it would have been nice to see a wireless charger implemented too.
The rear side of the monitor comes with a unique design that indicates it’s a professional device. Instead of using the ASUS logo, the company opted to use the ProArt branding on the rear side. The monitor has ports located on the bottom and right sides when looking from the rear side.
The main I/O section comes with two HDMI 2.0 ports, one DisplayPort 1.2, one USB-C port, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, and one headphone jack. Apart from data transfers, the USB-C port also offers 90W power delivery. There are two more USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports on the right side of the device. The monitor also comes with dual 2W speakers.
As for dimensions, this is one of the heaviest and largest 32-inch monitors we have tried. With the stand and base, the monitor weighs about 12.6 Kg. And without the stand, the screen weighs 8.03 Kg. The dimensions of the monitor with the stand are 727.08 x (471.48~601.48) x 245 mm (W x H x D). The included accessories in the box are the Color pre-calibration report, the Desk C Clamp, one HDMI cable, one DisplayPort cable, one USB-C cable, a power cord, a quick start guide, a warranty, and a welcome card.
The ASUS ProArt PA329CV is designed to offer creative professionals the best colors to aid in their photo and video editing jobs. The 4K IPS panel features total display colors up to 1073.7 million (10-bit). While the standard contrast ratio of the display is 1000:1, enabling the ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) increases the contrast ratio to 100,000,000:1 for deeper blacks. As for the color space, the ProArt PA329CV is capable of covering 100% of both the sRGB and Rec. 709 color space, along with support for DCI-P3 color gamut for rich and vivid reproduction. This helps professionals to deliver photos and videos with lifelike details.
The display also is capable of ∆E < 2 color accuracy so professionals can reproduce images as how it was really meant to be. The ProArt PA329CV is also factory calibrated and Calman Verified, ensuring that the monitor can offer industry-leading color accuracy. The screen also has a pixel pitch of 0.1845mm, typical brightness of 350cd/㎡ , and an HDR brightness of 400 cd/㎡. Speaking of HDR, the ProArt PA329CV is a DisplayHDR 400 certified monitor, which is actually just mediocre rating. It should be noted that the monitor is only capable of a standard 60Hz native refresh rate and 5ms(GTG) response time.
The monitor also offers several ProArt video presets such as Standard, sRGB, DCI-P3, DICOM, Rec. 709, Scenery, Reading, Rapid Rendering, HDR, and two user modes. Other features include ProArt Palette, QuickFit Plus auto-adjustment, Adaptive-Sync, ProArt Chroma Tune, HDR modes, Low Blue Light protection mode, and more.
If you are looking for a fantastic 4K display that exceeds the color accuracy for your professional work, then take a look a the new ASUS ProArt PA329CV 4K monitor. The 32-inch IPS display has enough screen estate to satisfy creative pros and is capable of 1073.7 million colors (10-bit). The display also offers 100% coverage of the popular sRGB and Rec. 709 color space standards, along with support for DCI-P3 color gamut, and is also DisplayHDR 400 certified.
The monitor is also factory calibrated and is also Calman Verified display, along with Delta E < 2 for the best color accuracy. Connectivity options include two HDMI 2.0 ports, one DisplayPort 1.2 port, one USB-C port, four USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, and one headphone jack. The monitor also has a large base and ASUS also provides a C-clamp if you want to free some desk space. The monitor also has front-facing buttons and a navigational button for easier access to the on-device menu. And the monitor also features dual 2W speakers.