Asus took to its virtual CES stage today to unveil a bevvy of products, including new laptops and a portable monitor launching under the Asus ProArt Display umbrella of professional content creation displays.
The 14-inch PA148CTV portable IPS monitor will ship as the newest member of the growing ProArt family, aimed at content professionals working in fields like photography, film, design, or visual effects. One potential issue we see in this launch are the early numbers for Adobe RGB and DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, hitting just 85% and 79%, respectively. The 100% sRGB coverage does slightly make up for it, though, and will prove helpful for anyone who edits content designed for the web exclusively.
Another concern we have for the idea of a portable professional content creation is the amount of glare a mobile monitor could attract, but Asus seems to have thought of this already since the ProArt PA148CTV will come equipped with an anti-glare panel. Asus’ other ProArt models come standard with three light shields for the same purpose, since having as little glare on your screen as possible is critical for color work.
The monitor will also feature a dial on the back that the company is calling (perhaps a bit unimaginatively) the “Asus Dial.” The Dial will be fully customized to work with Adobe software, giving users the ability to quickly swap between tools using the joystick on the back of the device while they continue to draw with the stylus on the front.
The monitor will utilize a micro-HDMI input, as well as USB-C, and be compatible with smartphones via micro-HDMI adapters. No word on a release date just yet, but stay tuned to PCMag for more from Asus and others at CES 2021.