Update: Why none of this matters.
In a previous post, I wrote how I was unable to install Asus’ proprietary calibration software; but having read somewhere that X-Rite’s i1Profiler was supposed to give better results, I went ahead and used that instead. But the colors weren’t nearly as accurate as they were supposed to be; in fact, my 2017 iMac’s figures were twice as good as the Asus after calibration. Reluctantly, I started a live chat with one of Asus’ customer support clowns – which ended up being an hour of my life I’ll never get back: zero training, zero product knowledge, nothing. So at this point in time, I’m inclined to recommend to anyone considering an HDR monitor to spend the extra cheddar for the Pro Display XDR, if only because Apple has some of the best customer support in the business. Professionals shouldn’t have to wait 48 hours for a call-back when they’re having issues with a $4,000 monitor.