Asus’ latest transportable monitor appears as if somebody by accident sat on it and squished it down into an awkwardly large form. It’s referred to as the Asus ProArt Show PA147CDV, and it has a 14-inch panel in a 32:9 facet ratio, giving it the same look to the second display on the laptop computer maker’s Zenbook Professional Duo laptops.
Whereas massive displays with a 32:9 facet ratio market their potential to behave as two separate normal-sized screens, the ProArt Show is supposed to behave extra as a companion display for inventive professionals, just like (however hopefully extra helpful than) the Contact Bar or an Elgato Stream Deck.
The ProArt show has a 14-inch, 1920 x 500-pixel IPS touchscreen mounted on a mechanical stand that may be positioned horizontally or vertically. Asus says the display covers 100% of the sRGB coloration gamut and is Calman-verified for coloration accuracy. For now, we’ve been left at nighttime as to how shiny the panel will get. On the facet of the bottom are two USB-C ports and an HDMI port.
One other distinctive function of this unusual accent is the dial on the facet, which is analogous to Microsoft’s Floor Dial in you could customise the instrument to entry sure features inside inventive apps like Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom Basic. Any app supported by the Microsoft Floor Dial will work with the Asus Dial. The monitor additionally helps Microsoft’s Pen Protocol 2.0 for many who don’t wish to smudge the display or who want extra precision when making wonderful edits.
You may be questioning why anybody would want such an ultra-wide display. Whereas this doubtless received’t change your Wacom or iPad, the ProArt lets creatives separate their instruments from the content material being edited on a bigger show. On this setup, the show acts as a customizable management panel for apps like Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Professional, and After Results. It may additionally home your timeline or be positioned vertically subsequent to your monitor or laptop computer for notes or net pages.
Asus didn’t give us pricing or launch date specifics, stating solely that the ProArt is “obtainable for media evaluation” and will probably be launched in Q2 of this yr. And sure, we’ve already pinged our Asus rep for a evaluation unit and can let you realize what we consider this sizzling canine bun-shaped monitor.