The Asus ProArt PA32UCG specs placed it in close competition with the professional monitor of Apple, not matching the upcoming XDR on resolution but beating it at refresh pace.
The Verge had to attempt it.
Asus has also been able to match the continuous brightness rating of Apple. A peak value of 1600 nits is impressive but not unique; the ability of the XDR to sustain 1000 nits without overheating indefinitely is actually the bigger thing–something it has achieved in part through the funky cooling vents featured in both the Mac Pro and the monitor. Asus suggests that with lower and less artsy vents, his monitor can do the same thing.
Resolution is the large distinction. Apple’s 6 K resolution implies that while leaving space for other screen components, videographers will be able to preview a 4 K video in complete resolution. As far as refresh rates are concerned, Asus appears to be primarily targeting game developers–a market to which the promo video below provides a particular shout-out.
Pricing is not yet renowned for the potential Apple Pro Display XDR alternative–but it likely includes a stand.
Asus claims the PA32UCG will be available in next year’s first quarter. Apple said the Mac Pro will be published in the fall, along with its own matching monitor.
The new model is not yet displayed on the ProArt website of the company, but you can look for a look at the promo video below.