ASUS has revealed a good number of new products for the ProArt lineup which is dedicated to professionals working in the creative industry.
At the Create the Uncreated online launch where ASUS slaps the OLED property onto nearly everything they have released so far, the ProArt family is getting more of a variety instead, albeit there are still new OLED products included. Let’s run through all of them briefly.
ASUS starts the list off with a prebuilt machine, the ProArt Station PD5 delivered in a form factor and design that is both elegant and powerful suitable for both home and office use. Equipped with up to Intel Core i9 CPU and either an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 or A2000 GPU, the PD5 can chew through any super heavy loads you throw at it – be it audio, video, visual, graphical, 3D, you name it. The chassis was made with some quality-of-life features such as tool-less HDD trays, power-button shield and the Lumiwiz LED indicators.
Next up is the world’s 1st OLED monitor with a built-in color calibrator, the ProArt Display OLED PA32DC. Eliminating the needs of an external color calibrator, creative workers can now rest assured that the color they are seeing are as accurate as possible with access to recalibration now easier than ever. The panel itself is a 31.5-inch 4K HDR pure RGB Stripe OLED panel that offers a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and satisfies the requirements of the VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black standard while delivering at a good response rate of 0.1 ms and superior color gamut at 99% DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB on top of true 10-bit color depth. The monitor is also smart enough to recognize software such as Calman and Light Illusion ColourSpace CMS to automatically engage the ProARt 2.0 calibration software or send notifications to users on performing recalibration regularly. Another great function of it is it can be adjusted into ‘Reference Monitor Mode’ to mimic a traditional reference monitor setup for engaging color-critical works.
In case you have missed out on our previous posts, the ProArt X570-CREATOR WiFi provides the highest build quality and component to serve the beastly AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPU through robust VRM heatsinks and passively-cooled PCH powered by a 14+2 power stage setup. In terms of connectivity, it supports Thunderbolt 4 (Yes, on AMD platform), 2.5G+10G ethernet, WiFi 6E, 5x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and 3x PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots. Moreover, ASUS is kind enough to include USB security features that control data movement across those ports.
Want to take the display game to the next level? Then the ProArt Projector A1 is ready to serve that purpose as the world’s 1st Calman Verified projector with 98% sRGB and Rec. 709 color gamut coverage and color accuracy of Delta E < 2. Users from sectors such as museums, galleries, and studios will definitely appreciate the 3000-lumen LED light source with 30,000-hour lifespan durability. To further enhance images, the A1 also provides 4 corner and 2D keystone correction and a 1.2x zoom ratio for large-scale projections in confined spaces. ASUS is also including the ProArt Preset and ProArt Palette for quick color range adaptation to whatever you are working on or trying to show. Additionally, it is smart enough to be connected wireless and stream contents from devices running iOS, Android, or Windows 10.
A special mouse with uncommon inputs, the ProArt Mouse 300 is the first ASUS mouse to feature a native ASUS Dial for easy and quick access to settings and adjustments on the go. The peripheral also has a side scroll wheel for horizontal movements while the entire unit is made to mimic the specs of gaming mice such as 1000Hz polling rate, high-quality switches, up to 4200 DPI, and more.
Yes, even ProArt products now include a mouse pad. The ProArt Mouse Pad PS201 is imbued with a pair of magnets situated on both the upper left and right-hand sides to let you safe-keep your gadgets such as earbuds, stylus, or anything magnetically attractive. The surface is treated with an antibacterial solution to prevent germ growth wile the silicon base grips properly holds the mouse pad in place.
Lastly, the new ProArt Display PA147CDV sports a rather quirky 14-inch 32:9 display that enhances the workflow of mobile creative professionals by pairing them with a laptop for screen expansion or to be used for providing access to the ASUS dial and Virtual Control Panel. As a professional-grade item, it comes with 100% sRGB and Rec. 709 color gamut with Delta E < 2 color accuracy. The best thing about it is you can either use a fingertip or a pen for inputs while the two USB-C ports are capable of delivering audio, video, and power in a single cable or via HDMI port if you wish.
Even though all these brand new ASUS ProArt products are super attractive to creative workers, you can’t buy them right now, unfortunately. But ASUS Malaysia did respond with an expected arrival timeframe at Q4 of this year so at least you’re gonna get them this year, no matter what. Just hold back your horses for the moment, please.