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ASUS PB279Q 27" 4K Ultra HD IPS Black computer monitor

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Long product name ASUS PB279Q 27" 4K Ultra HD IPS Black computer monitor :
The short editorial description of ASUS PB279Q 27" 4K Ultra HD IPS Black computer monitor

68.58 cm (27 ") , 3840 x 2160, 300 cd/m², DisplayPort, miniDisplayPort, HDMI x 4
ASUS PB279Q 27" 4K Ultra HD IPS Black computer monitor:
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2014 is quickly becoming the year of 4K. It is becoming a valid resolution that offers an improved experience whether it be in the benefit of sheer desktop work space dimensions and enhanced workflow or improved PPI. Equally beneficial is the eye opening enjoyment offered by the clearer, sharper and more detailed viewing of photos and videos. PC gamers are also embracing this resolution, while the current next gen consoles struggle to offer a consistent 1080 resolution gaming experience PC gamers are making the shift from 1080 and 2560 resolutions to 3840. ASUS currently offers two 4K monitors meeting the growing demand from all segments whether it be content creation, productivity, gaming or others. The current 4K portfolio is made up of the the ultra high end IGZO based PQ321 and the new aggressively priced but surprising capable PB287Q. We are excited to announce another upcoming 4K monitor along with the previously announced PA328Q, this new monitor is the PB279Q.

When we previously announced the PB287Q it was about offering 4K to the masses, bringing down the price point of adoption without compromising on the quality of the display overall and offer rich features and functionality. Users and media alike have been impressed by the new generation 10 bit TN panel used in the PB287Q offering impressive color reproduction, solid view angles and ultra sharp clarity. The new PB279Q aims to build on the interest of a more aggressively price 4K monitor but with a focus of offering higher performance for prosumers, professionals and display enthusiasts.

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ASUS and its display division have been extremely busy over the last couple years releasing a wide range of monitors for all segments whether it be gaming, content creation, productivity and much more. Whether it be through inspired designs with rich functionality or advanced specification support there has been an ASUS monitor to meet just about any usage model. Getting added into the award winning PB series of monitors focused at at prosumer, content creation professional, videographer and image quality enthusiast is the upcoming PB279Q. It is a 27” 100% sRGB 4K UHD monitor offering 10-bit color support based on a in plane switching panel. This will offer even higher performance and image quality as well color accuracy and reproduction when compared to the PB287Q. In addition black levels will also superior overall providing users with a price aggressive but high quality and higher performing 4K monitor than the impressive PB287Q. Many games will also be satisfied with solid response time of 5ms while. For many the combination of richer colors, deeper blacks and solid response times will be a no sensible upgrade to the solid color and black performance of the quicker 1ms PB287Q. Rounding out specification the PB279Q will also feature native 60Hz operation ensuring a smooth and responsive experience. Continuing in the tradition of recent ASUS monitors connectivity and aesthetics are improved upon with the PA279Q offering all the connections you could ask for whether it be DP, HDMI or MHL. Last buy not least the monitor features a super thin narrow bezel complimenting multi monitor installations.

In addition to 3840×2160 resolution and outstanding color saturation, performance display enthusiasts will appreciated the flexibility offered by the monitor. Whether it be its extensive range adjustments that include pivot, tilt, swivel or height adjustment the PB279Q will easily adjust to your usage environment and workflow. Additionally great ASUS features like our content creation friendly quickfit overlay system is present along with new Splendid Plus display adjustments allowing you to quickly and easily set the display for appropriate usage whether it be content creation, reading, video / movie watching or gaming. The PB279Q also implements the new OSD GUI ( onscreen display graphic user interface ) implemented in the recent PB287Q. This new OSD offers a clean and easy to under menu system with rich functionality for tweaking and tuning your display. Users looking to maximize the input flexibility and large resolution will appreciate the advanced PiP ( picture in picture ) support as well as PbP ( picture by picture ) support. All in all this is a fantastic display for those looking into any type of content creation, editing, modeling or large workflow usage models. Equally at home this high performance display offers outstanding image quality for image quality enthusiasts in the PC gaming space look to have an ultra sharp and large display for the most detailed PC gaming experience. The adjustment options are great for FPS gamers who prefer a vertical gaming experience compared to a traditional horizontal gaming experience. Movie and video watches will rejoice in rich and accurate color reproduction as well as deep black levels allowing for a cinematic experience whether it be in watching high bit rate HD material or native 4K video content.

Short summary description ASUS PB279Q 27" 4K Ultra HD IPS Black computer monitor:
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ASUS PB279Q, 68.6 cm (27"), 3840 x 2160 pixels, LED, 5 ms, 300 cd/m², Black

Long summary description ASUS PB279Q 27" 4K Ultra HD IPS Black computer monitor:
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ASUS PB279Q. Display diagonal: 68.6 cm (27"), Display resolution: 3840 x 2160 pixels, HD type: 4K Ultra HD, Display technology: IPS, Display: LED, Response time: 5 ms, Display brightness: 300 cd/m², Native aspect ratio: 16:9, Viewing angle, horizontal: 178°, Viewing angle, vertical: 178°. Built-in speaker(s). VESA mounting, Height adjustment. Energy Star certified. Colour of product: Black

Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
68.6 cm (27")
Display brightness *
Brightness is the amount of radiating light emitted from the screen. The brightness rating is measured in candellas per square meter, commonly known as 'nits'.
300 cd/m²
Display resolution *
The number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the sharper the image.
3840 x 2160 pixels
Response time *
The response time is the time difference between the moment that a source (for example a video card) sends a signal and that equipment (for example a monitor) receives or display the signal. (Used abbreviations: R/F = Rise and Fall.)
5 ms
Display *
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
HD type *
Type of supported High Definition (e.g. Full HD, 4K Ultra HD).
4K Ultra HD
Display technology *
The technology used in the display e.g. plasma, LED.
Supported graphics resolutions *
The graphic resolutions that can be displayed by the device. The graphic resolution describes the width and height dimensions of a display, such as a computer monitor, measured in pixels.
3840 x 2160
Contrast ratio (typical) *
The difference in light intensity between the brightest white and the darkest black.
Viewing angle, horizontal *
Maximum horizontal angle at which a display can be viewed with acceptable visual performance.
Viewing angle, vertical *
Maximum vertical angle at which a display can be viewed with acceptable visual performance.
Display number of colours *
1.073 billion colours
Native aspect ratio *
The aspect ratio is the ratio of the width of an image to its height. The native aspect ratio is the one which the projector/display is particularly designed for. Images shown in native aspect ratio will utilize the entire resolution of the display and achieve maximum brightness. Images shown in other than native aspect ratio will always have less resolution and less brightness than images shown in native aspect ratio.
Contrast ratio (dynamic)
A property of a display system, defined as the ratio of the luminance of the brightest color (white) to that of the darkest color (black) that the system is capable of producing.
Aspect ratio
The aspect ratio is the ratio of the width of a shape to its height. For example, 4:3 is common for standard displays and 16:9 is the ratio for Widescreen TV.
Display diagonal (metric)
This is the size of the display screen, measured diagonally.
68.47 cm
Pixel pitch
This is the parameter of a picture tube, which specifies the shortest distance between two dots of the same colour. The principle is: the smaller the dot pitch, the better sharpness of image.
0.155 x 0.155 mm
Display sRGB
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of digital copy protection to prevent copying of digital audio and video content as it travels across connections.
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Built-in speaker(s) *
The device contains speaker(s) to produce sound.
TV tuner integrated *
Device has an in-built TV tuner.
Number of speakers
The quantity of speakers included in/with the product.
RMS rated power
RMS (Root mean square) is a measure of the continuous power required by a device, in particular audio amplfiers and loudspeakers.
4 W
Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Thin Client
Thin client installed *
The product includes a thin client, which is a computer or a computer program which depends heavily on some other computer (its server) to fulfill its computational roles. This is different from the traditional fat client, which is a computer designed to take on these roles by itself. The specific roles assumed by the server may vary, from providing data persistence (for example, for diskless nodes) to actual information processing on the client's behalf.
Bluetooth is a low-power radio technology developed to replace the cables and wires currently used to link or connect electronic devices such as personal computers, printers, and a wide variety of handheld devices including mobile phones. Because it uses radio-wave connectivity, a Bluetooth-enabled device has a constant, established connection to whatever browser it uses. This saves the user the trouble of logging on to check for emails or news updates, for example.
Popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.
Ethernet LAN
An Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) interface is present, for a wired conection via a cable.
Ports & interfaces
DVI port *
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface to connect a video source to a display device, such as a computer monitor.
HDMI ports quantity *
The number of sockets (ports) for HDMI connections. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed/uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant device ("the source device") to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.
DisplayPorts quantity
Number of DisplayPorts. A DisplayPort is a digital display interface developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). The interface is primarily used to connect a video source to a display device such as a computer monitor, though it can also be used to carry audio, USB, and other forms of data.
Mini DisplayPorts quantity
Headphone connectivity
How headphones connect to a device e.g. wirelessly or via a cable and connector.
3.5 mm
DC-in jack
The socket/plug where the DC electricity supply connects to the device.
Headphone out
The socket for connecting headphones to the device.
Cable lock slot *
Holes on the edge of devices through which a cable lock can be passed, so the device can be locked to a desk etc.
VESA mounting *
Height adjustment *
The part of the device that can be adjusted to change the height.
On/off switch *
The button which is pressed to switch the device on or off.
VESA mounting interfaces
The product can be used wih VESA mounting interfaces.
100 x 100 mm
LED indicators
Swivel angle range
-60 - 60°
Tilt adjustment
The tilt, which means the angle at which the device is pointing (up or down), can be changed.
Tilt angle range
20 - -5°
Pivot angle
0 - 90°
Plug and Play
Indicates whether this product supports is "plug and play". Plug and play is hardware or software that, after being installed ("plugged in"), can immediately be used ("played with"), as opposed to hardware or software which requires configuration.
Power LED
Stand-by LED
Picture-in-picture (PiP) is a feature of some television receivers and similar devices. One program (channel) is displayed on the full TV screen at the same time as one or more other programs are displayed in inset windows. Sound is usually from the main program only.
Power consumption (standby) *
The amount of electricity that is consumed when the product is on standby.
0.5 W
Power consumption (typical) *
Amount of power consumed by this model, often expressed in watts (W). Typical values that manufacturers give are power consumption when off, standby/suspended mode, typical use, maximum usage.
60 W
Energy efficiency class *
The energy efficiency of the appliance is rated in terms of a set of energy efficiency classes from A+++ to G on the label, A+++ being the most energy efficient, G the least efficient.
AC input voltage
The voltage of the AC electricity that is inpitted into the product.
96 - 264
AC input frequency
Power consumption (off)
0.5 W
Energy Star certified *
This indicates that the product is compliant with Energy Star, which is an international standard for energy-efficient consumer products.
Energy Star, BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, CEL level 1, C-Tick, CU, ErP, FCC, ISO-9241-307, KCC, PSE, RoHS, TCO6.0, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL (Windows 8, Windows 7), MEPS
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
625 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
58.8 mm
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
368 mm
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
7.7 kg
Width (with stand)
625 mm
Depth (with stand)
220.1 mm
Height (with stand)
407.8 mm
Packaging data
Package width
The distance from one side of the packaging to the other.
753 mm
Package depth
The distance from the front to the back of the packaging.
224 mm
Package height
The distance from the top to the bottom of the packaging.
452 mm
Package weight
Weight of the packaged product.
10 kg
Packaging content
Cables included
AC, Audio (3.5mm)
Quick start guide
Instructions, either online, as a computer program or in paper form, to allow you to set up and start using the product quickly.
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Testseek has collected 18 expert reviews for ASUS PB279Q and the average expert rating is 81 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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The ASUS PB279Q offers a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160, a 178 degree viewing angle, 100% sRGB and 10 bit colour. It ships with DisplayPort 1.2, Mini Displayport and four HDMI 1.4/MHL ports to cover almost any system configuration. Four input sources can be...
Good excellent overall image quality, decent onscreen menu system, good viewing angles, onboard speakers, plenty of connection options...
Bad You need serious graphics horsepower to get a steady 60fps at 4K, out of the box brightness settings are too high.
Bottom line The Asus PB279Q delivers a clean, crisp image and will certainly help the company cement their footing within the Ultra HD 4K market.If you are thinking of ditching that old TN panel to move into the world of IPS screens, then the benefits are easy to qua...
The plastic casing has a matte finish, as does the screen.This helps keep reflections at bay.The Asus PB series is mainly aimed at pros, particularly graphic designers. This perhaps explains this model's relatively understated design, as it'll fit seamles...
Good Accurate colours straight out of the box, Heightadjustable stand plus tilt, swivel and pivot functions, PiP mode...
Bad HDMI 1.4 ports rather than HDMI 2.0, No builtin USB hub...
Bottom line Thanks to decent in-factory calibration, the Asus PB279Q keeps its promises with great image fidelity straight out of the box. Contrast comes in lower than VA monitors, but that's what you get with an IPS display. It's still way better that anything with...
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