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Asus PB279 PC Monitor

$717.56
27" 100000000:1 LED Sep 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date $122.67 Electricity cost over 5 years
Nine industry awards
Easy to assemble
Good value for money
304 Reviews + 9 Awards
elchapuzasinformatico.com Gold hardware.info Excellent kitguru.net Worth Buying HEXUS.net Recommended
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Good Value for Money

Twenty-six people who purchased it agreed that it was good value for money.

Simonsapathy mentioned two years ago “At this price don't complain”. Javier Flores mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Incredible when taking the price into account” in his review of this PC monitor. Greg Per mentioned “Bought IIyama ProLite X2888HS instead - much better choice, vivid colours and half price of this 4K screen that don't deliver” in his review of the Asus PB279.

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Cheap

Nine Asus PB279 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was cheap.

Pluckybrit mentioned on Amazon three years ago “It's cheap for a 4k” in their Asus PB279 review. Scott Reilly mentioned in his Asus PB279 review on Amazon “If I buy any tech worth more than a couple of hundred pounds I'll always do a lot of comparative work to make sure that I get the best deal”. Jbl said “It looks cheap” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 7 stars.

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Expensive

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was expensive.

Jay Em said on Amazon “They're more expensive (or they were when I looked)” in his review of this PC monitor and rated the product 8 stars.


Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

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

The editors of three expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this flatpanel monitor. HEXUS.net and Gagadget.com both gave this PC screen a "Recommended" award and Cnews.cz gave it a "Smart Buy" award.

This PC screen received a "Gold" from both Xtremehardware.com and Elchapuzasinformatico.com, both of which concluded that this flatpanel monitor was exceptional.

Kitguru.net gave this PC screen a "Worth Buying" award, Noticias3d.com gave it a "Good Choice" award and it received an "Excellent" award from Hardware.info.

The reviewer at one more expert review site concluded that this LCD screen was good. This Asus PC monitor received a "High Functionality" award from Ua.gecid.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this PC display is 81 out of 100 based on nine expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, xtremehardware.com, prad.de and Lydogbilde.no.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 309 owner reviews this medium monitor has an average owner rating of 84%. 176 reviewers gave this PC display either 4 or 5 stars and 90% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

Asus medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all PC displays Asus is one of the superior brands.

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Design

Easy to Assemble

Four Asus PB279 reviewers who reviewed the Asus PB279 reckoned that it was easy to assemble.

Saffasy wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon.co.uk “Easy to assemble”. Two years ago Jay Em rated the Asus PB279 9 stars and he said “It was really easy to put together and feels solidly positioned on my desk” in his review of the Asus PB279.

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Easy to Setup

Two customers thought it was easy to setup.

Morgana wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Really easy to set up and the screen looks great, vibrant”. Chris Hvac wrote on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Very easy to set up and the adjustable stand is a great addition” in his review of the Asus PB279.

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Good Quality

Twenty-six Asus PB279 reviewers considered that this PC monitor was good quality. Kitguru.net wrote “Excellent overall image quality, decent onscreen menu system, good viewing angles, onboard speakers, plenty of connection options” although they only rated it 19.1 out of 100.

Tamas Koncsik mentioned on Amazon “Excellent quality, brilliant colours”. Alex B. said “Pretty much the best visual quality you can get with this kind of panel”.

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Strong and Durable

Six Asus PB279 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable.

Rj said “Stand and base are sturdy, rotating works well enough” in their review of the Asus PB279. Two years ago Thekidbass mentioned in their review of the Asus PB279 “The base is very sturdy and well constructed” and scored the product 8 stars. Amirul Islam Hasan Mirza mentioned on Amazon “It was tough to select a good 29 inch ips monitor” in their review of the Asus PB279.

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Good Looking

Twenty-two Asus PB279 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking.

Smilewithjason gave it a rating of 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I have been using 1440 Asus ips for the past year & I have to say out the box the Color this TP panel produced was beautiful”. Three years ago Hawkersyddeley mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “TN argument becomes somewhat obsolete here.] In short, I think it is pretty clear, I am VERY SATISFIED with this acquisition” and gave the Asus PB279 an excellent review score. Also three years ago Rj wrote in their review of the Asus PB279 on Amazon “Pretty happy!”.

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Smooth

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth.

Emteq wrote “The rise and fall stand/tilt is very smooth” in their Asus PB279 review. Andy said on Amazon “A paradox because our eyes are supposed to smooth out frame rates in the dark (hence hollywood film shot at 24-25Hz”. Andy also wrote “Just a silent smooth movement with good friction in all axes” in his review.

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Well Made

Eighteen customers who purchased it reckoned that it was well made.

John Kelleher scored it 6 stars and he mentioned two years ago “The display is bright and and (at 60Hz) rock solid with great adjustable display”. Jake Hanley wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Great size, AMAZING build quality”. R. Court wrote on Amazon “The cabling (I've tried the Lenovo and Startech cables available on this site), or the screen itself.I can get 50 Hz at 1920 * 1080 rock solid and stable.” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Reliable

Two Asus PB279 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was reliable.

Andrew Wilkinson said on Amazon “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”.

Well Designed

Three people wrote that it was well designed.

Kn wrote “All are well designed”. Mr Rowan Lonsdale mentioned in his review of the Asus PB279 on Amazon “Only gripe is the design of the cable management”. Hawkersyddeley wrote “The screen is WELL MADE and SOBER in DESIGN” in their review of the Asus PB279.

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Comfortable and Easy to Hold

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Andy mentioned on Amazon “Scrolling web pages and pdfs is still comfortable owing to the quick response of this monitor although I doubt it is a genuine 1ms” in his Asus PB279 review and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Jay Em mentioned two years ago “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 of the Asus PB279.

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Easy to Use the Menus

Ten people who bought the product thought it was easy to use the menus.

Three years ago Smilewithjason mentioned “I have been playing BF4 on ultra settings this past week” in their review of this PC monitor. Pig_thomas scored it 4 stars and said in their review of the Asus PB279 “In the settings make sure DP1.2 at 60hz is on”. Scott Reilly wrote on Amazon “After a little bit of playing around with settings it was set up” in his Asus PB279 review.

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Ergonomic

One person who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was ergonomic.

Arron Walker gave it a score of 6 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Asus PB279 “Solid build and great ergonomics”.

Easy to Use

Ten customers said in their reviews that the Asus PB279 was easy to use.

Pig_thomas mentioned three years ago “On the graphics options, in my case Catalyst Control Center "make sure you download the latest drivers"” in their review of this PC monitor. Two years ago Simon wrote on Amazon “The 4k display is nice to use and on Windows 8 setting up display scaling works well” in his Asus PB279 review. Travis said “The controls on scene are also very hard to use and you make a lot of mistakes using them at first” .

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Rough

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was rough.

Amp said on Bhphotovideo.com “I even use it for rough color corrects and have been pleased with the results” and rated it 7 stars.


Good Colour Saturation

Sixteen customers who reviewed it said that it had good colour saturation.

Mike wrote three years ago “This monitor gives a superb picture on all content I have watched on it so far and the colours like so much better than any other monitor I have used”. 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” in their Asus PB279 review and scored the Asus PB279 5 stars. Andy mentioned in his review of the Asus PB279 “10-bit colours are amazingly natural”.

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Good Picture Quality

Fourteen customers who purchased the Asus PB279 mentioned that it had good picture quality.

Leigh Pankhurst said on Amazon.co.uk “It has a very good stand that adjusts in all sorts of directions and the image quality is amazing” in his Asus PB279 review and gave the Asus PB279 a score of 7 stars. Three years ago Shakeel mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The image quality really does look fantastic out of the box with no adjustments.”. Ralaar said in their review of this PC monitor on Bhphotovideo.com last year “When set to sRGB it is suitable to doing graphics work, especially for the web”.

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Clear Images

One person who reviewed it thought it had clear images.

Michael he wrote in his review of this PC monitor “Colour depth and image clarity is the best iv come across with this style of monitor”.

Good Refresh Rate

Three Asus PB279 owners who purchased the Asus PB279 reckoned that it had a good refresh rate.

Jake Hanley he wrote in his Asus PB279 review “The stand is fanominal, fantastic refresh rate, great customisation”. Last year Red Diamond said on Bhphotovideo.com “The most serious drawback is that the PB287Q only has a 30Hz refresh rate at 4K” however they gave the product a rating of 66.583302684879 out of 100. Eyeglass said on Amazon “My understanding is it is used in a clever way to allow such a high resolution and refresh rate”.

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Audio

Quiet

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

Geoff Barnett gave it a rating of 8 stars and mentioned “Only gripe is the built in speakers are very quiet when taking audio over HDMI” in their review of this PC monitor.


Features

Good Features

Three Asus PB279 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it had good features.

Expert review site Hexus.net said “Matching the premium panel and abundance of features is a price-tag of £650” and scored the product 4 stars. Two years ago Mr D G Taylor mentioned on Amazon “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” in his review of the Asus PB279.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance.

Kitguru.net wrote “The Asus PB279Q delivers a clean, crisp image and will certainly help the company cement their footing within the Ultra HD 4K market”. James Pullen mentioned “Being able to side-by-side documents is a massive help and I can see the benefits for gaming too now” and rated the product 7 stars. Hawkersyddeley wrote “I have added the Zoom (+/-) in the toolbar, to help facilitate viewing certain websites at the click of a button”.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus PB279 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the PB279 do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the LG 29UB65, or the Acer XB270H ($60) which is cheaper; or the Asus PB278Q ($69.95) which has better reviews.

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Ports & Interfaces

Four HDMI Ports

The Asus PB279 is a four HDMI port PC screen.

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Packaging Content

Has Two Cables Included

The Asus PB279 has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to it. This PC screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)" is also found on this PC display.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

Two customers who reviewed the product considered that it was heavy and bulky.

Andy mentioned “This 28" monitor arrived in a strong box not as bulky as the 27" Samsungs”.

Not Thin

One customer who bought the Asus PB279 reckoned that it was not thin.

Hawkersyddeley wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “ANGLE OF VISION is FINE, if not somewhat sensitive/narrow for precision touching up work”.

Not Thick

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that the Asus PB279 was not thick.

Andy wrote in April last year “The computer will loose signal when it goes on standby”. Jbl said “The cable gets too loose and loses the connection” in their review of this PC monitor. Jbl also said “It is now working Second, power cable connection is a bit loose” in their review.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

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


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00886227786930, 04053162744769, 04056572597314, 04716659764687, 05054629739877

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