Ahead of their planned series of reveals at Computex next week, today Acer announced that it would soon bring to market its first 4K Ultra HD monitor, targeted at professional users. The ASUS PQ321 True 4K UHD Monitor (that’s right, that’s the full name) will sport a whopping 3840×2160 resolution, which is exactly four times that of your current 1080p HDTV.
ASUS is taking advantage of improvements in screen tech, like Sharp’s IGZO tech, which is widely rumored to be in consideration for next-generation mobile devices like the iPhone 5S and iPad 5.
You can expect 176° viewing angles both horizontally and vertically, as well as 8ms grey-to-grey response times. ASUS claims a 350 nit brightness, which isn’t bad, though rarely do monitors this large effect an even brightness rating across their full surface. The PQ321 manages to be around 1.38 inches at its widest point, leading ASUS to claim that this monitor is the world’s thinnest 4K UHD display available today.
The PQ321 comes with both dual-HDMI ports as well as DisplayPort; you’ll need one or the other to successfully deliver such a detailed image. There’s no word quite yet on pricing and availability, though ASUS is likely to release those details later next week.