ASUS announced the new PB279Q 4K/UHD monitor designed for prosumers and gamers alike. The new monitor has a 27-inch IPS display and uses a 16:9 ratio 3840 x 2160 resolution with a pixel density of 163 PPI. The 100% sRGB gamut and 10-bit colour technology will give you a billion colours displayed perfectly, may it be to view the mountains and valleys of Kyrat in FarCry 4, or your pictures and videos of the great outdoors.
The monitor has plenty of connection options with one DisplayPort, one miniDisplayPort and four HDMI ports, but it’s only the DisplayPort connections that support 60Hz. ASUS also added its EyeCare technology, consisting of a DC-controlled WLED backlight to completely avoid PWM flicker, and low-blue light modes to reduce eye-strain. Further ASUS-exclusive technologies inside include SplendidPlus Video Intelligence Technology with eight display modes, QuickFit Virtual Scale, VividPixel Technology and GamePlus Technology.
The PB279Q isn’t the fastest on the block with the 5ms grey-to-grey refresh rate, but it should be enough for enjoyable gaming as well as anything else. Picture in Picture and Picture by Picture modes further enhance the abilities of this large display that comes with a narrow 9mm bezel.
The ASUS PB279Q will be available from mid-December in Taiwan, Asia Pacific, and Europe. Prices start from $799 USD and may vary by region. Overclockers UK have it listed as pre-order with an estimated arrival on the 19th and with a price of £679.99.
- 27-inches, 16:9
- 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz via DisplayPort/Mini DisplayPort
- 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz via via HDMI
- 1.07 billion colors (10-bit)
- 300cd/m² brightness
- Pixel pitch 0.155mm / 163 PPI
- Viewing angles 178 degrees (H) / 178 degrees (V)
- Brightness (max) 300cd/m2
- Contrast ratio 100,000,000:1
- Audio 2-Watt stereo speakers
- 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x Mini DisplayPort (mDP) 1.2, 4 x HDMI/MHL, 3.5mm Earphone-out, 3.5mm Audio-in
- Stand Tilt: +20°~-5°, Swivel: ±60°, Pivot: 90° clockwise
- Height adjustment: 0~150mm
- VESA wall mount: 100 x 100mm
- Size (WxHxD) 640.78 x 429.84 (lowest) x 240mm (With stand) and 624.96 x 368.23 x 58.8mm (Without stand)
- Estimated Weight: 7.7kg
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