Having a fast computer is great. But I find that many users allocate the majority of their budget to the computer and the monitor is more of an afterthought. The strange thing is that a really good monitor can easily outlast a computer. As an example, I invested in a really nice 30″ monitor back in 2007 and it is still going strong. I’ve used it with three different computers. Yes, I’ll provide a link to a monitor on Amazon. Yes, I’ll earn a small commission if you buy something with my links. No, I don’t like having to include this in every post with a link. No, I haven’t gotten a free monitor or anything else from Asus.
So instead of finding the least expensive way to look at the artwork you create and edit, find a monitor that allows you to be the most creative and productive. If I were to replace my monitor, I’d most likely choose the Asus PA329Q 32″ 4K ProArt Monitor.
Let’s go over the big specs first. It has a 32″ diagonal screen. If you’ve never worked on a big monitor (not a television, a monitor), it is awesome to have such a large viewing area. The resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels. In short, that means it have four full HD screens (1920 x 1080 pixels) so it displays a lot more content and/or detail.
How can you connect it to your computer? It has DisplayPort 1.2, mini-Displayport 1.2 and 4 HDMI 2.0 inputs. It also can function as a USB hub with five USB 3.0 ports. Throw in a card reader and a headphone jack and it is loaded with options for input and output. Even with all of the great features, it cost a lot less than what I paid for my current 30 inch monitor. Heck, you may even want to connect two of them for the ultimate workspace.
This is a very high quality monitor with high-end features at a reasonable price for what it delivers. If you are serious about the artwork you create or edit, you should seriously consider getting this monitor.