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Asus Proart PA148CTV Review

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Vetted product reviewers loved the ASUS ProArt PA148CTV for being a portable monitor that delivers good color accuracy right out of the box. And this helped boost its productivity performance to the next level. However, they were heavily let down by its poor contrast ratio, sub-par black levels, and lack of HDR or wide color gamuts.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The ASUS ProArt PA148CTV is a mid-level portable monitor that first came out in 2021. Similar to the highest-rated computer monitors in its range, the ASUS ProArt PA148CTV features a 14-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution IPS panel that the brand claims is excellent for productivity-related use cases. It features two USB type C ports, both of which support the USB PD (Power Delivery) standard for power input and display input. In addition, it also includes a micro HDMI port, just like the brand’s own ASUS ROG Strix XG16AHPE portable gaming monitor. Besides the built-in kickstand, this portable monitor also features a tripod stand at the bottom, and the brand claims to have included a TÜV Rheinland-certified blue light and flicker filter to ensure a comfortable watching experience, similar to the Asus Proart Display PA278CV monitor. Best of all, it features a 10-point multi-touch input system that works with Windows even in tablet mode, unlike the Wacom Cintiq 16.

Best For

  • Portable

  • Touch Screen

Consensus

our Verdict

Our group of vetted critics liked using the ASUS ProArt PA148CTV for its portability and its performance while handling productivity-related workloads. Product reviewers at Tom’s Hardware were ecstatic about its out-of-the-box color accuracy, as they could not find any noticeable issue in their tests, just like the ASUS TUF VG27VQ gaming monitor.

However, editors at MonitorNerds weren’t at all happy with its poor black levels. They mainly blamed its IPS panel, as, despite the brand claiming a dynamic contrast ratio, the native contrast only turned out to be 985:1 in their tests. They also were let down by its lack of wide color gamuts, as a result of which this monitor does not support HDR, which would’ve been a good add-on for content consumption and productivity-related tasks. As a result, they recommend avoiding this monitor if you’re looking for the top-rated HDR monitors available in the market.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Superb text clarity
  • Exceptional gray uniformity
  • Very low input lag and response time
  • Excellent color accuracy out of the box
  • Fantastic SDR color volume coverage

Reason to Avoid

  • Limited to only 60 Hz refresh rate
  • No presence of wide color gamuts or HDR
  • Poor native contrast ratio
  • Terrible black levels
  • The ergonomics could’ve been better

Asus Proart PA148CTV Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs1
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time5 ms
Screen size14"
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)251
Contrast Ratio (as ratio x:1)985
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)70
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)97.35
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)71.3
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.1
Response Time (ms)8.7
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)26
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)27
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)31
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)26
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5

All Tests

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Asus Proart PA148CTV Review

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The ASUS ProArt PA148CTV is a mid-level portable monitor that first came out in 2021. Similar to the highest-rated computer monitors in its range, the…

The ASUS ProArt PA148CTV is a mid-level portable monitor that first came out in 2021. Similar to the highest-rated computer monitors in its range, the ASUS ProArt PA148CTV features a 14-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution IPS panel that the brand claims is excellent for productivity-related use cases. It features two USB type C ports, both of which support the USB PD (Power Delivery) standard for power input and display input. In addition, it also includes a micro HDMI port, just like the brand’s own ASUS ROG Strix XG16AHPE portable gaming monitor. Besides the built-in kickstand, this portable monitor also features a tripod stand at the bottom, and the brand claims to have included a TÜV Rheinland-certified blue light and flicker filter to ensure a comfortable watching experience, similar to the Asus Proart Display PA278CV monitor. Best of all, it features a 10-point multi-touch input system that works with Windows even in tablet mode, unlike the Wacom Cintiq 16.

Besides the slightly larger screen size (16 inches), the ASUS ZenScreen Touch MB16AMT portable monitor performs extremely similar to the ASUS ProArt PA148CTV. However, the…

Besides the slightly larger screen size (16 inches), the ASUS ZenScreen Touch MB16AMT portable monitor performs extremely similar to the ASUS ProArt PA148CTV. However, the ProArt PA148CTV sports much better color volume and broader color gamuts in SDR (MB16AMT’s 60.1% sRGB and 47% Adobe RGB coverage against PA148CTV’s 93.9% sRGB and 76.3% Adobe RGB coverage). The ProArt PA148CTV also gets much brighter at 301 nits versus the MB16AMT’s 249 nits.

While something like the Lenovo ThinkVision M14 portable monitor performs exactly the same as the ASUS ProArt PA148CTV in almost all categories, the ThinkVision M14…

While something like the Lenovo ThinkVision M14 portable monitor performs exactly the same as the ASUS ProArt PA148CTV in almost all categories, the ThinkVision M14 supports display input from supported mobile devices and tablets and features a better glare diffusing layer. However, ASUS’ model easily beats it when it comes to text clarity.

The LG Gram +View 16MQ70.ADSU1 portable monitor features a bigger (16 inches) and higher resolution (2560 x 1600) IPS screen when compared to the ASUS…

The LG Gram +View 16MQ70.ADSU1 portable monitor features a bigger (16 inches) and higher resolution (2560 x 1600) IPS screen when compared to the ASUS ProArt PA148CTV’s meager Full HD (1080p) IPS panel, which is better both for text clarity and productivity.

Display Type

LCD

HDMI Inputs

1

HDR Format

n/a

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Panel Type

IPS

Refresh Rate

60 Hz

Response Time

5 ms

Screen size

14"

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Score Card

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Expert Score

80

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Customer Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    64
    The ASUS ProArt PA148CTV is an okay monitor for most uses. It’s marketed mainly as… Read More

    By:

    Joel Burgess
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

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    Asus’ ProArt PA148CTV hits all the right notes with a 14-inch Full HD panel, excellent… Read More

    By:

    Brandon Hill
  • Digital Camera World
    49.58

    Category Trust Rating

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    The portable ProArt Display 14 from Asus is an excellent in-the-studio monitor companion for your… Read More

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    Samuel Breton

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