Asus sells the largest microLED monitor ever for a cool $200,000 — but it’s only 4K and a low refresh rate
Asus is aiming its massive 135-inch professional-quality MicroLED monitor at those in the creative industry, including post-production professionals and VFX artists, but its size may be offset by some limitations.
The ProArt Cinema PQ07 delivers virtually infinite contrast ratios, just like OLED displays, but unlike today’s mainstream display standard, it isn’t hampered by automatic brightness limiters (ABLs).
This means it can maintain a stunning brightness level of 2,000 nits across the full field Notebook check. LG’s latest OLED TVs can hit 2,100 nits by comparison, but again these are limited by ABLs that automatically dim the screen when it’s displaying a white or bright image at any given time.
The largest MicroLED monitor money can buy
MicroLED screens are a relatively new type of technology in the field of displays, but the prices are still very expensive, while OLED screens have become much more affordable in recent years. Many of the latest MicroLED displays were on display at CEDIA 2023 in September.
Asus’ MicroLED display does not use panels from Samsung – one of the market leaders in this technology – because the pixel pitch of 0.78mm is lower than what Samsung showed earlier this year, the publication said.
The hardware manufacturer first presented this display at Computex 2023 in June, but very little information about its specifications was available at the time.
It features the largest screen size for a MicroLED monitor on the market today, but you can also combine several to increase the display area in a modular way.
Although the ProArt Cinema PQ07 has enormous advantages, there are also several limitations. In addition to the $200,000 price tag, the color gamut is 95% DCI-P3, which is just below the level that the best OLED screens reach.
It may also be limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, while many professional monitors can reach a refresh rate as high as 240Hz.
It’s not the largest screen available, but Samsung’s The Wall – which is also aimed at virtual production – works a little differently and is more suitable for use in digital signage.
LG’s Direct View LED display, meanwhile, is designed to fit into home theaters and has a range from 81 inches to a whopping 325 inches. But like Samsung’s screen, it’s not aimed at professionals like Asus’ ProArt PQ07.