ASUS Unveils New Displays Including One With a Wireless Charging Pad

ASUS' new performance monitors throw in everything but the kitchen sink.


ASUS didn't show every new product it had at CES 2017. These two new ASUS high-end monitors each has a specific audience in mind. The Designo Curve MX38VQ targets the everyday user, and the ProArt PA32U is for those that need extremely accurate color reproduction with a high resolution.

The ASUS Designo Curve MX38VQ features a Qi wireless charger in the base, which is a characteristic I don't believe I've seen on a monitor before. It seems like it would be very handy for a quick charge while working, as long as your phone is compatible with the Qi. The Designo Curve is equipped with a 37.5-inch, 3,840 x 1,600 resolution IPS 2300R curved display. Information on refresh rate and Freesync/G-Sync compatibility isn't available at this time.

The ASUS ProArt PA32U is aimed to bring the highest fidelity possible to professionals who need it. This 32-inch monitor is billed as the world's first professional direct-lit LED 4K HDR monitor. The ProArt design incorporates quantum-dot technology which allows the screen to cover 95% of the DCI-P3, 85% of the Rec. 2020, and 99.5% of the Adobe RGB color gamuts. The PA32U has two Thunderbolt 3 ports, as well as single USB 3.1 Gen 2 and DisplayPort 1.2 inputs. Again, no information has been released on the ProArt PA32U concerning refresh rate or Freesync/G-Sync capability.

The ASUS ProArt PA32U and the ASUS Designo Curve won't be available for purchase until the third quarter of this year. The ProArt monitor will MSRP at $1,799 to $1,999, and the Designo Curve will be available for $1,099.

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