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Asus ProArt PA348CGV review | TechRadar

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The new Asus ProArt PA348CGV (opens in new tab) ultra-wide monitor (opens in new tab) focuses entirely on content creators. But it also has a broader appeal to general productivity, plus a refreshing twist that adds a dose of after-hours fun.

As you’d expect from an Asus ProArt monitor, at the heart of its appeal is a high-quality 34-inch ultra-wide IPS panel with wide color coverage, including 98 percent of the DCI-P3 digital cinema gamut. Undoubtedly less expected is the refresh rate of 120 Hz. High refresh rates are not a strict priority for content creation or other productivity tasks. But it’s still a welcome feature in terms of overall responsiveness and giving this screen a bit more usability bandwidth.

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Of course, as with any ultra-wide panel, there are obvious productivity benefits to the form factor. A wider panel can be great for viewing application tools like video editing timelines, as well as a boon for multitasking in general. What the Asus ProArt PA348CGV does not deliver, however, is a really high pixel density. The native resolution of 3,440 by 1,440 pixels provides a fairly large pixel pitch.

You also don’t get any true HDR capabilities, although HDR signal processing is supported. Connectivity is another strong point, with USB Type-C in the mix, and the ergonomics look good with both a bundled stand and desk clamp. All in all, the feature set looks promising, albeit with a few fairly obvious limitations. As for pricing, at $689 in the US or around £650 in the UK, this isn’t exactly a cheap option given its relatively modest 1440p-class resolution. But given the excellent color accuracy, it can still be a decent value depending on your workflows.

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