Asus PA328Q 4K 31.5" IPS Monitor £799.98 @ BT Shop
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Asus PA328Q 4K 31.5" IPS Monitor £799.98 @ BT Shop

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Found 18th Jul 2017
Decent price for this, £1100-1200 (£977 Amazon) elsewhere.

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It might be a good price for this monitor, but it's a bad price for an equivalent monitor, for instance here's an equivalent BenQ monitor for £726.64: amazon.co.uk/Ben…+4k
CampGareth

It might be a good price for this monitor, but it's a bad price for an … It might be a good price for this monitor, but it's a bad price for an equivalent monitor, for instance here's an equivalent BenQ monitor for £726.64: https://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-BL3201PT-Designer-Adjustment-Animation/dp/B00P8UFBA6/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1500465154&sr=1-5&keywords=32%22+4k



Not checked the link, but is this certified and factory calibrated? That's why it's expensive.

144hzmonitors.com/rev…ew/
Edited by: "The_Hoff" 19th Jul 2017
The_Hoff

Not checked the link, but is this certified and factory calibrated? … Not checked the link, but is this certified and factory calibrated? That's why it's expensive.http://www.144hzmonitors.com/reviews/asus-pa328q-review/


No it is not, but it is good and not far off. Best alternative I can find that's calibrated out of the box is the BenQ PD3200U which is on Scan for £764 at the moment, but it's a pre-order, they don't have stock yet.

I concede defeat and will vote this deal hot.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 19th Jul 2017
Awesome monitor. Very tempted.
I'd buy a 50" 4K TV for that price and use it as a monitor (_;)
Sphere

I'd buy a 50" 4K TV for that price and use it as a monitor (_;)



Not sure if serious...
The_Hoff

Not sure if serious...



SIZE MATTERS
I'd love the upgrade but can't justify paying £1400 when my u2711 is still going strong.
CampGareth

It might be a good price for this monitor, but it's a bad price for an … It might be a good price for this monitor, but it's a bad price for an equivalent monitor, for instance here's an equivalent BenQ monitor for £726.64: https://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-BL3201PT-Designer-Adjustment-Animation/dp/B00P8UFBA6/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1500465154&sr=1-5&keywords=32%22+4k


The BenQ is 8 bit + FRC, while the ASUS is a 10 bit panel. For a 10 bit 4K panel, this is a good deal.
djeyewater

The BenQ is 8 bit + FRC, while the ASUS is a 10 bit panel. For a 10 bit … The BenQ is 8 bit + FRC, while the ASUS is a 10 bit panel. For a 10 bit 4K panel, this is a good deal.



10 bit is exactly why I ordered one. Fantastic photo editing monitor.
Seriously does any run of the mill pc owners pay this much for a monitor. Idk if it worth it but wow these inflated prices are ridiculous to me personally. It's almost like the the pc owners themselves are creating these rip off prices by acting all superior and knowledgeable and being brainwashed into having the best.

I feel stupid now.
Thanks for showing me the error of my ways.

Gottograbthemall

Seriously does any run of the mill pc owners pay this much for a monitor. … Seriously does any run of the mill pc owners pay this much for a monitor. Idk if it worth it but wow these inflated prices are ridiculous to me personally. It's almost like the the pc owners themselves are creating these rip off prices by acting all superior and knowledgeable and being brainwashed into having the best.

Gottograbthemall

Seriously does any run of the mill pc owners pay this much for a monitor. … Seriously does any run of the mill pc owners pay this much for a monitor. Idk if it worth it but wow these inflated prices are ridiculous to me personally. It's almost like the the pc owners themselves are creating these rip off prices by acting all superior and knowledgeable and being brainwashed into having the best.



You don't really understand what you're commenting on, but that's because it is somewhat specialist, which also explains the price and the reason you don't understand.
mikeyfive8 h, 42 m ago

I feel stupid now.Thanks for showing me the error of my ways.


Your welcome
The_Hoff

You don't really understand what you're commenting on, but that's because … You don't really understand what you're commenting on, but that's because it is somewhat specialist, which also explains the price and the reason you don't understand.


That's kind of what he said. For run of the mill PC users, it's bragging rights. For some of the people posting, it's useful, e.g. photo editing.
cold not HD
Lonyo

That's kind of what he said. For run of the mill PC users, it's bragging … That's kind of what he said. For run of the mill PC users, it's bragging rights. For some of the people posting, it's useful, e.g. photo editing.



No, he also implied its a "rip off" when actually for a precalibrated monitor of this standard, it's cheap. Go take a look at some of the Eizo professional lines...
Gottograbthemall

Seriously does any run of the mill pc owners pay this much for a monitor. … Seriously does any run of the mill pc owners pay this much for a monitor. Idk if it worth it but wow these inflated prices are ridiculous to me personally ...


I use a Philips BDM4065 40 inch 4k monitor, which cost £630. I justified this because it replaced my four older TN 1080p monitors with a single screen which can divide into 4 active panes with the benefit of running as a single 4k pane as well. IPS plus better colours than TN too, but only 8-bit colour depth so not perfect for photo editing.
The price was less than four IPS 22 inch screens at the time, so I don't consider it inflated.
I use a 15" CRT monitor. Witcher 3 looks awesome minus some lines on the screen
Trying to find something to push that 1080ti hey? :{;)
matthahnsmail

I use a 15" CRT monitor. Witcher 3 looks awesome minus some lines on the … I use a 15" CRT monitor. Witcher 3 looks awesome minus some lines on the screen


How do I like my own comment?
matthahnsmail

How do I like my own comment?



Sorted.

Can you like mine mate? Ta
The_Hoff

Sorted.Can you like mine mate? Ta


Sorted!
matthahnsmail

Sorted!



Cheers.
zwarder

This BenQ seems good … This BenQ seems good valuehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01N4AIIIV/ref=pd_aw_sim_sbs_147_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=T2Q83MFS9R9TKHJ4BKE9&dpPl=1&dpID=715rdZqzArL



Sounds better than the Asus tbh from the Tom's Hardware review... Would have preferred an Amazon warranty than a BT Shop one too.
mikeyfive

Sounds better than the Asus tbh from the Tom's Hardware review... Would … Sounds better than the Asus tbh from the Tom's Hardware review... Would have preferred an Amazon warranty than a BT Shop one too.



VA screen, no pre-calibration. Looking at Amazon reviews it seems there's some serious banding issues.

I'd be dubious that Benq didn't send TH a golden sample (calibrated) and that you'd get something very different. No guarantee of colour accuracy at all.

The Benq is a true 10-bit IPS panel, I got the impression it uses the same AOO panel as the Asus.
You could say that every manufacturer sends a pre calibrated sample to TH but from the results it sounds as good as the Asus... with the bonus of being a 2017 model and not from the BT shop.


The_Hoff

VA screen, no pre-calibration. Looking at Amazon reviews it seems there's … VA screen, no pre-calibration. Looking at Amazon reviews it seems there's some serious banding issues.I'd be dubious that Benq didn't send TH a golden sample (calibrated) and that you'd get something very different. No guarantee of colour accuracy at all.

... the Amazon reviews don't inspire total confidence though, tbf.
Gottograbthemall

Seriously does any run of the mill pc owners pay this much for a monitor. … Seriously does any run of the mill pc owners pay this much for a monitor. Idk if it worth it but wow these inflated prices are ridiculous to me personally. It's almost like the the pc owners themselves are creating these rip off prices by acting all superior and knowledgeable and being brainwashed into having the best.


No, because its not a run of the mill monitor.......
It might have come down in price but it's not a good price for a UHD 8 bit 32" monitor.

Take the Philips 328P6VJEB/00 which offers UHD 10 bit VA and calibrated, by the same seller at £580 why would you chose to pay £200 more for a lesser spec ?
Thoughtful1st Aug

It might have come down in price but it's not a good price for a UHD 8 bit …It might have come down in price but it's not a good price for a UHD 8 bit 32" monitor.Take the Philips 328P6VJEB/00 which offers UHD 10 bit VA and calibrated, by the same seller at £580 why would you chose to pay £200 more for a lesser spec ?


It's not 8 bit. It's a true 10 bit IPS panel... it's calibrated too.
VA is inferior to IPS imho.
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