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Asus PB279Q PC Monitor

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27" 100000000:1 LED Sep 2014
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ASUS PB279Q betaalbare IPS 4K monitor review - Hardware.Info TV (Dutch)
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21 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

This PC display is one of the most highly awarded by experts of all the PC displays of a comparable age and spec.

The experts at HEXUS.net, Gagadget.com and Cnews.cz all recommend this PC screen and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at two additional expert review sites both concluded that this PC monitor was brilliant and gave it one of their highest awards. Xtremehardware.com and Elchapuzasinformatico.com both gave this flatpanel monitor a "Gold" award.

The reviewers at three more expert review sites all concluded that this Asus flatpanel monitor was good. Kitguru.net gave this PC screen a "Worth Buying" award, it received a "Good Choice" award from Noticias3d.com and Hardware.info gave it an "Excellent" award.

The writer at one additional expert review site wrote that this medium monitor was good. This PC screen received a "High Functionality" award from Ua.gecid.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

This PC display has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100 based on seven expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, kitguru.net, Les Numeriques.com and Lydogbilde.no.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 134 user reviews the average user rating of this LCD screen is 83%.

Good Size

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good height. In October last year Andy said on Amazon “No cellophane-sweet-wrapper crackles when adjusting the angle/tilt/height” in his review. H.s.a. mentioned on Amazon “I'm hugely against 27 inch monitors.I think the 1080p height is the perfect size” in their review. Midnightz scored the product 5 stars and said “Even though it's 1080p I find the vertical height sufficient with docs”.

One Asus PB279 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was a good depth. Ochso gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Colour depth is perfect -”. One Asus PB279 owner who bought the product considered that it was a good width.

One Asus PB279 reviewer who purchased it thought it was thin. Emteq mentioned “Out the box, my 1st impression was it was too wide and thin, having been used to a 1920x1080 panel which was about 5cm deeper”. One person said in their reviews that this PC monitor was a good size. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The unit itself seemed lovely - was a good size and the finish was good” in their review of the Asus PB279.

One Asus PB279 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Andy gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “This 28" monitor arrived in a strong box not as bulky as the 27" Samsungs” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Easy to Use

Some customers thought the product was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this PC monitor in October last year “Only problem is it has no built in volume control, no problem for pc”. Andrew Padley said on Amazon last year “The display itself is excellent and had I the computer to use it properly, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend” in his review of this PC monitor. Emteq gave the product a score of 4 stars and said “I'm using the PB298Q with AMD FirePro V3900, just plugged in using DisplayPort, rebooted the Windows 7 PC and the display was set-up to use the full resolution automatically” in their review of this PC monitor.

A few Asus PB279 owners who purchased the Asus PB279 agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Beendare said in their review “I also like the Splendid color settings for viewing different material”. J. Ritmeijer wrote on Amazon “Then there is the menu system / button positioning, what were they thinking” in their review of this PC monitor. Pig_thomas mentioned in their review of the Asus PB279 “In the settings make sure DP1.2 at 60hz is on” .

Some people considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Andy wrote in his Asus PB279 review in October last year “Pdfs is still comfortable owing to the quick response of this monitor although I doubt it is a genuine 1ms” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 80 out of 100. Jay Em wrote on Amazon “This one sat within my comfortable price brackets and now that I've got it I can honestly say that it's worth the money, especially as it came with those cables” in his review.

Some Asus PB279 owners who purchased it considered that it was easy to assemble. Alexander Robins said in his review on Amazon this month “It is really easy to assemble, 5 screws to tighten (four are loose”. Last year Jay Em wrote on Amazon “It was really easy to put together and feels solidly positioned on my desk” in his Asus PB279 review.

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Robust

A number of Asus PB279 reviewers mentioned that the Asus PB279 was well made. In October last year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The bracket is very solid” in their review of this PC monitor and scored the Asus PB279 5 stars. Craig Clark mentioned on Amazon two years ago “It makes everything look better! The stand is solid and the height adjustment is very useful”. Geoff Barnett mentioned in their review this month “Only gripe is the built in speakers are very quiet when taking audio over HDMI” .

Several Asus PB279 owners said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Amirul Islam Hasan Mirza wrote in their review on Amazon “It was tough to select a good 29 inch ips monitor”. Andy gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said “Once the stand connected (don't overtighten by hand, use a driver for final tightening) the monitor feels sturdy enough”. Midnightz rated the product 5 stars and said on Amazon a few weeks ago “The stand is very sturdy and allows for easy height, swivel”.

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it was reliable. Andrew Wilkinson mentioned “Wow the games come to life on this screen, I thought I was imaging it, So I compared against my old trusty 1080p screen, like night” in his review of this PC monitor and scored this PC monitor very highly.

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Nice Design

Sixteen people who reviewed it said that it was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned “It is a truly beautiful bit of kit” in their review of the Asus PB279 and rated it as very good. Andrew said this month “4k is beautiful” . Andy wrote in his Asus PB279 review “Photos are beautiful to look at even the old jpegs of my 10 year-old camera”.

Several people reckoned that it was smooth. Andy said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Just a silent smooth movement with good friction in all axes”. Andy also mentioned “A paradox because our eyes are supposed to smooth out frame rates in the dark (hence hollywood film shot at 24-25Hz”. Emteq said on Amazon “Fall stand/tilt is very smooth”.

Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. Hawkersyddeley said on Amazon “The screen is WELL MADE and SOBER in DESIGN” and rated it 5 stars. Mr Rowan Lonsdale mentioned “Only gripe is the design of the cable management” in his Asus PB279 review.

One customer said in their reviews that it was neat. Jason Morley wrote on Amazon two years ago “Comes with some neat features (Not needed Picture-in-Picture” in his review of the Asus PB279. One Asus PB279 owner who bought it reckoned that it was ergonomic. Last year Arron Walker said “Solid build and great ergonomics” in his review.

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Good Product Quality

Some Asus PB279 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “Screen quality is amazing”. Andy he wrote “The plastic feels solid and of good quality”. Dado Fripley mentioned last year “Great quality and wide!”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Asus PB279 owners thought it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer said “I'm afraid that the purpose of the monitor was for my software development, so text and colours need to be bang on”. Andy mentioned in his review of the Asus PB279 on Amazon “10-bit colours are amazingly natural and needed very little adjustment”. Hawkersyddeley rated it as excellent and wrote on Amazon “DEFINITION, FINESSE of characters, precision of colours are superb, sublime” in their review of this PC monitor.

Several Asus PB279 owners who reviewed it said that it had good picture quality. Dr T. S. Hall mentioned on Amazon “Picture quality is great”. Eyeglass said in their Asus PB279 review on Amazon “You do need a very good graphics card though” however they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Hawkersyddeley said in their review on Amazon two years ago “ANGLE OF VISION is FINE, if not somewhat sensitive/narrow for precision touching up work”.

One person concluded that the Asus PB279 had clear images. Michael rated the Asus PB279 5 stars and he wrote in his Asus PB279 review “Colour depth and image clarity is the best iv come across with this style of monitor”.

One customer wrote that the product had a good refresh rate. Eyeglass mentioned on Amazon “My understanding is it is used in a clever way to allow such a high resolution and refresh rate” in their review of this PC monitor but despite that they only rated it 60 out of 100.

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A Top Selling PC Screen

According to Amazon sales data, the PB279 is one the top selling PC monitor currently on the market.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Asus PC displays and also specifically for Asus medium monitors and found that in both cases Asus had good reviews.

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Good Technical Features

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the Asus PB279 had good features. Mr D G Taylor mentioned “It`s a shame as otherwise this is a great picture with some good features like Vivid Pixel, so I may have just got unlucky” however despite that he scored it 3 stars. Hexus.net said on HEXUS.net “Matching the premium panel and abundance of features is a price-tag of £650” in their review of this PC monitor.

Acceptable Noise Level

Two Asus PB279 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was quiet.

Good Support

A few people who reviewed it mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago Hawkersyddeley said on Amazon “I have added the Zoom (+/-) in the toolbar, to help facilitate viewing certain websites at the click of a button” in their review and gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars. James Pullen wrote this month “Being able to side-by-side documents is a massive help and I can see the benefits for gaming too now”. Kitguru.net mentioned “The Asus PB279Q delivers a clean, crisp image and will certainly help the company cement their footing within the Ultra HD 4K market”.

Good Connectivity

One Asus PB279 owner said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Gary Robertson said “Comes with both HDMI and DP1.2 cables Massive Resolution Games look gorgeous (after a little tweaking) Cons”.

LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC screens of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the LG 29EA93, or the Philips BDM3470UP which is cheaper; or the iiyama XB2776QS which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the PB279 which do not have a built-in speaker, the Asus PB279 has a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the LG 34UC97 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker to this PC screen and we think the LG 27EA83, or the Philips BDM3470 is also worth considering.

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Four HDMI Ports

The Asus PB279 is a four HDMI port flatpanel monitor.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

Across all the medium monitors that were released around the same time as the PB279 the display colour counts range from 0.21M to 1,100M. When compared to other similar spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the PB279, the display colour count of the Asus PB279 of 1,070 million is one of the most.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The Asus PB279 has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most common resolution.

A 3840 x 2160 graphics resolution is in fact the best resolution amongst all medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of PC screen the worst resolution is 640 x 350.

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Has Two Cables Included

The Asus PB279 has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors that were released more than two years ago. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as the PB279. The cable included "Audio (3.5mm)" is also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Asus PB279 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been available for more than two years, the Asus PB279 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Asus PB279 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC monitors that were released more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader which you might want to look at including the DELL UP2414Q; or the DELL U3014 ($1,499.99), or the Benq PG2401 ($749.99).

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays that were launched more than two years ago.

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Heavy

The lightest medium monitor that was released more than two years ago is 3g weight, the heaviest is 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The Asus PB279 is one of the heavier PC displays of this age and spec (7.7 kilograms) amongst PC displays of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus PB279

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the PB279.

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9 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(21)
2 September 2015

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...

21 July 2015

Using a 4K computer monitor is a revelation. The sheer luxury of space will make you reconsider how you do everything you've become used to doing (and how long it takes you), especially if you've...

16 January 2015

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...

Kitguru.net

28 November 2014

The ASUS PB279Q, if you hadn't already noticed by now, is a premium monitor aimed at 'prosumers' or the type of enthusiast who simply needs to have the best-quality kit. Matching the premium panel...

HEXUS.net

31 August 2015

Précalibré en usine, le moniteur Asus PB279Q tient ses promesses avec un rendu très fidèle. Le contraste reste inférieur à celui des modèles VA, mais ceci est propre aux dalles IPS et...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 12 August 2015 by Staynactiv
Staynactiv would recommend the Asus PB279Q (Verified Purchase)

Tried two separate 4k Dells that did not function and were returned. B&H's customer service was very helpful resolving both returns. Decided to switch it up and go with the Asus and am happy to... Read more…

Reviewed 22 November 2015 by Thekidbass
Thekidbass would recommend the Asus PB279Q (Verified Purchase)

Excellent colors. Easily customizable settings. Multiple input sources:Multi-HDMI inputs, Display Port input. The base is very sturdy and well constructed...

Reviewed 30 October 2015 by Jdbyron
Jdbyron would recommend the Asus PB279Q (Verified Purchase)

I use the monitors for photo and video editing. I bought two of them and I'm running them side by side. The monitors match perfectly. Very happy...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
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Powerful
Sturdy Base Construction
(Verified Purchase)

Received unit with some small (0.5 cm) scratches on the screen. It was just as described by Amazon Warehouse. Unfortunately they did not spot that in the middle of the screen there was a small bug... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I was looking forward to taking delivery of this monitor, but i have to say it's been giving me nothing but problems. I have this attached to a 2013 mac pro. When the system goes to sleep and is... Read more…

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Electricity cost when on standby $2.34
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus pb279, asus pb279q, asus 3840x2160, asus 90lm00w0b011b0
Barcodes 00886227786930, 04053162744769, 04056572597314, 04716659764687, 05054629739877

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