Laptops aren’t the only devices getting crazy high-resolution displays this year. Asus has just unveiled a new desktop monitor with a 4K display.
The Asus PQ321 is a 31.5 inch monitor that has just as many pixels as 4 different 1080p screens out together.
In other words, if your computer’s video card can handle it, you could theoretically plug in the Asus PQ321 and watch four 1920 x 1080 pixel movies at the same time.
The screen has a 3840 x 2160 pixel display IGZO display which makes it easier to pack a lot of pixels tightly together — although to be honest, there are plenty of phones, tablets and laptops with higher pixel density. The Asus PQ321 features just 140 pixels per inch — but since the monitor will likely be further away from your eyes than a smartphone or tablet screen, you’d probably be hard pressed to tell the difference in sharpness.
Asus says the LED-backlit display has 176-degree viewing angles, features built-in 2W stereo speakers, two HDMI inputs, and DisplayPort.
Unfortunately one thing Asus hasn’t said is how much this display will cost. My guess is: a lot.