Asus PB279 vs Samsung U28E850R

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Asus PB279

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The Asus PB279 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° wider than the Samsung U28E850R (160°).
Moderately wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Asus PB279 has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, but the Samsung U28E850R is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
Four HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Asus PB279 is four, but the Samsung U28E850R only has two HDMI ports.
Available from 2 shops
The more retailers stock this PC monitor, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
User reviews are better
Based on 114 reviews, the Asus PB279 has an average user review score of 83%, but the Samsung U28E850R has an average rating of 77% (based on 23 reviews).
6 Reasons For
1" bigger screen size Edit
The Samsung U28E850R has a screen size of 28", whereas the Asus PB279 is only a 27" PC monitor (1" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

70 cd/m² brighter display brightness Edit
The Samsung U28E850R has a display brightness of 370 cd/m², whereas the Asus PB279 is only a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (70 cd/m² dimmer).
Four times faster response time Edit
The Samsung U28E850R is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 4ms faster than the Asus PB279 (1ms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

56% lighter Edit
The Samsung U28E850R is a 4.9kg weight PC monitor. That's 2.8kg lighter than the Asus PB279 (4.9kg).
£65 cheaper
The Samsung U28E850R is £65.03 cheaper than the Asus PB279.
More popular
The Samsung U28E850R is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 6309 by sales volume in our PC monitors, whereas the Asus PB279 ranks No. 29707.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
A bit smaller screen size Edit
The Asus PB279 has a screen size of 27", but the Samsung U28E850R is a 28" PC monitor (1" bigger). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Asus PB279 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², but the Samsung U28E850R is a 370 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (70 cd/m² brighter).
Slower response time Edit
The Asus PB279 is a 5ms response time PC monitor. That's 4ms slower than the Samsung U28E850R (1ms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Heavier Edit
The Asus PB279 is a 7.7kg weight PC monitor. That's 2.8kg heavier than the Samsung U28E850R (4.9kg).
£65 more expensive
The Asus PB279 is more expensive than the Samsung U28E850R by £65.03.
Seven months older
The Asus PB279 is older than the Samsung U28E850R by seven months.
Worse selling
The Asus PB279 ranks No. 29707 by sales volume, but the Samsung U28E850R ranks No. 6309.
5 Reasons Against
18° narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Samsung U28E850R is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the Asus PB279 (160°).
8° narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Samsung U28E850R has a horizontal viewing angle of 170°, whereas the Asus PB279 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
Only two HDMI ports Edit
The Samsung U28E850R is a two HDMI port PC monitor, whereas the Asus PB279 only has four HDMI ports.
Fewer sellers
Only 14 sellers sells the Samsung U28E850R, but 16 shops sell the Asus PB279. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this PC monitor, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Samsung U28E850R is only 77%, whereas the average user rating of the Asus PB279 is 83% (based on 114 reviews).

Awards

9 Awards
cnews.cz: Smart Buy
elchapuzasinformatico.com: Gold
gagadget.com: Recommended
hardware.info: Excellent
HEXUS.net: Recommended
kitguru.net: Worth Buying
noticias3d.com: Good Choice
ua.gecid.com: High Functionality
xtremehardware.com: Gold
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

28 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 96.14
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 99.18
Purchase price £ 440.00
Total cost of ownership £ 539.18
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

0.49T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Screen Size
27" 28"
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
SRGB Display Feature
 SRGB display feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 341.28mm
Viewable Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 620.93mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.155 x 0.155 0.16 x 0.16
Vertical Viewing Angle
178°
BEST
160°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178°
BEST
170°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
68.47cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 370 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
5ms 1ms
BEST
Color Gamut
Unknown - Click to provide data 72%
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Brightness (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 310
Maximum Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz

Ports & Interfaces

DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DisplayPort
1 1
HDMI Port
4
BEST
2
Mini DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Audio Power
4W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Performance

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Ethernet LAN Port
 Ethernet LAN port
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi
 WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

Picture-in-Picture Mode
 Picture-in-Picture mode
 Picture-in-Picture mode
Pivot Angle
0 - 90 -1.5 - 91.5
Maximum Height Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data 130mm
Adjustable Height
 Adjustable height
 Adjustable height
Tilt Angle
20 - -5 -5 - 22
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
 Swivelling base
 Swivelling base
Swivel Angle Range
-60 - 60 -25 - 25
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivoting Base
 Pivoting base
 Pivoting base
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
 Stand-by LED
 Stand-by LED
Power LED
 Power LED
 Power LED
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
LED Indicator
 LED indicator
 LED indicator

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 B
 B
BEST
Power Consumption When Off
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
60W Unknown - Click to provide data
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 9
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 9
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
Power Consumption (DPMS)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 40

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 TCO
BEST
 RoHS
 TCO
Energy Star Certificate
 Energy Star certificate
 Energy Star certificate
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
10kg
BEST
10.7kg
Packaging Height
452mm
BEST
503mm
Packaging Depth
224mm
BEST
327mm
Packaging Width
753mm 738mm
BEST
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4kg
Height With Stand
407.76mm
BEST
421.5mm
Depth With Stand
220.06mm
BEST
260.6mm
Width With Stand
624.96mm
BEST
661.1mm
Weight
7.7kg 4.9kg
BEST
Height
368mm 384.5mm
Depth
58.8mm 60.7mm
Width
624.96mm 661.1mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cable Included
 AC
BEST
 AC
Manual Included
 Manual included
Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide On CD-ROM
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide on CD-ROM

Other Features

Easy to Install
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Technical Details

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Samsung Magic Function
Unknown - Click to provide data MagicAngle, MagicBright, MagicRotation Auto
ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
Active Display Area (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 341.28 x 620.93
No Flickering
Unknown - Click to provide data
 No flickering
Samsung Eye Saver Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Samsung Eye Saver Mode
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