Asus has a new portable monitor that’s certainly getting a lot of attention of late. The Asus ProArt Display PA148CTV has got some amazing features that are especially geared towards making life easier for content creators and other artistic types. So, is it really that special?
In this article, we’ll take a look at some of ProArt’s features to paint you a picture of what lies in store for those who invest in this small, but mighty display.
Key features to note:
- 14-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare panel with capacitive 10-point multitouch
- 100% sRGB and 100% Rec. 709 colour gamut and Calman Verified with factory pre-calibrated Delta E < 2 for exceptional colour accuracy
- User-friendly design with Intuitive OSD control via ASUS Dial, metal kickstand, and tripod socket
- I/O ports include two USB Type-C® ports (DP Alt Mode) and one Micro HDMI for a variety of device connections
- ASUS Eye Care monitors feature TÜV Rheinland-certified Flicker-free and Low Blue Light technologies to ensure a comfortable viewing experience
The Asus ProARt PA148CTV Touchscreen
With a 14inch screen and a resolution of 1920 x 1080, this little monitor doesn’t sound so impressive at first. The magic, however, is in its touch screen. This display is geared at content creators and the touch screen very much reflects this.
You aren’t limited to a stylus for the touchscreen, of course, and it’s good enough to support the Microsoft Surface Dial. This little portable screen is powerful, with its touchscreen able to register up to 10 simultaneous touches at a time.
Not too shabby, Asus!
External connections and the stand
As far as connections, this display has 2 USB-C ports that incorporate the transmission of images, audio, and even the power for this display into a single cable. Finally, an HDMI slot is also present if you are wanting to connect something older. This is very much a neat feature, in our opinion.
This model also comes with a tripod socket and a metal kickstand which is adjustable.
Workflow goodies for creators
With the goodness of the touchscreen, a lot of venues are open for streamlining creator workflow. In order to take advantage of the design, Asus has the proprietary software titles of ProArt Palette and ProArt Easel. ProArt Palette allows for fast colour adjustment or gradation with photos in order to make editing a breeze.
ProArt Easel, by contrast, adds intuitive menus where the user may customize their display parameters with a newfound quickness and ease.
It’s also the first Calman verified portable monitor
Have we mentioned that this display boasts a 100% Rec.709 colour spaces and 100% SRBG? That’s not all, however, as it comes pre-set with Delta E < 2 colour difference so that those creators who are using it on the go will be enjoying exquisitely accurate colour.
Asus Dial and Virtual Control Panel
Two of our favourite features for Asus Proart are the Asus Dial and the Control Panel. The Asus Dial is a black ring embedded in the rear of the display that edges out rather like early volume dials. Spinning this dial allows you to cycle through shortcuts that you can customize and it also allows you to change through tools that you are using with lightning speed.
It also works with any applications which are designed to be used with Microsoft Surface Dial, as well!
The Virtual Control panel is also a very neat addition, allowing you to create a landscape of sliders and other customized on-screen tools so that you can customize your working experience. It’s extremely useful, practical, and it’s definitely got the ‘WOW’ factor going for it.
Some final words on the ASUS ProArt Display PA148CTV
Say what you will, with all of these features the Asus ProArt PA148CTV is obviously a labour of love. With the auto-dial and customization, coupled with all those amazing ‘on-the-fly’ editing options, we have a feeling that this model is going to inspire a lot of competition looking to ride on Asus’s innovation with their own amazing portables.
That’s okay, though, because then we get to see what Asus brings us next!