Asus's 31.5-inch 4K PC monitor is a designer / gamers dream

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asus-pq231-4k-monitor.jpg4K screens aren’t purely the reserve of high-end home cinema fanatics – for the past few years they’ve been trickling into the upper echelons of PC usage too, courting the wallets of designers and owners of premium graphics cards demanding the highest resolutions for games.

Asus’s latest ultra-resolution monitor, the Asus PQ231, is the sort of screen that dreams are made of.

An imposing 31.5-inches, it’s running at 3840×2160 resolution, boasting 10-bit RGB “deep color” technology, LED backlighting, a 350cd/m² brightness rating, 8ms gray-to-gray reponse time, dual-HDMI ports and 176-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angle.

On top of all that, it’s also the thinnest 4K UHD monitor on the market, measuring just 35mm at its thickest point.

Being showcased at Computex 2013 in Taipei, the PQ231 will hit US stores in June. No word on pricing or a UK release date yet, but we’ll keep you posted. Asus will also be showing off a 39-inch version of the monitor too, so you better start reinforcing your computer desk along with your bank balance.

Gerald Lynch