- Factory pre-calibrated for unmated color accuracy ( E< 2) with 99% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB, and 120% NTSC- Professional 27-inch AH-IPS display with 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolution and 109 pixels per...
* Monthly payments are estimates only and you should verify the finance payment amounts on the retailer's website.
Finance may not be available on this product and you should verify on the retailer's website whether finance options are available for the Asus PA279.
Credit is subject to eligibility. You will need to apply through the retailer's application process.
Our website is completely free for you to use but we may receive a commission from some of the companies we feature. How our site works.
28 Reasons For
Ten Industry Awards
This Asus PC monitor has received ten awards from PC display experts.
The reviewers at three expert review sites all wrote that this flatpanel monitor was marvellous and gave it their highest award. 3dnews.ru, Technopat.net and Chinese.vr-zone.com all gave this PC display an "Editor's Choice" award.
Focus-numerique.fr and Compress.ru both decided that concluded that they would recommend this Asus flatpanel monitor and gave it their "Recommended" award.
Twelve experts from sites including Digital Versus, PC Advisor.co.uk, Chip.de and altomdata.dk have rated this flatpanel monitor on average 91 out of 100. That puts this medium monitor in the top 6% of all the medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Excellent User Reviews
PA279 owners on average rated this flatpanel monitor 90 out of 100.
Some Asus PA279 owners who purchased it agreed that it was a good height. Jd gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review of the Asus PA279 “Left/right, tilt up/down, good height adjustment for multi-monitor setups etc, you couldn't ask for anything more”. S.w said in their Asus PA279 review four years ago “It has a great picture, is very sturdy and being able to change the height is great” . Tony P mentioned on Amazon “Its adjustments are very good both in height and angle -” in his review of this PC monitor.
A few customers reckoned that it was tall. Mr. Christopher Sunman said “I normally struggle on getting a monitor to a decent height being fairly tall.” in his review of this PC monitor. Neringa wrote on Amazon “The stand is high enough for a man 192 cm tall, so very well made, additionaly I was very happy to see how good design is, wow, recommended” and gave this PC monitor an excellent rating.
Two Asus PA279 reviewers thought the product was thin. Three years ago Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The bezel is relatively thin and the chassis has an industrial look that appeals to me”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Two details are of interest on the bezel - the first is a thin red strip that accents the design without appearing frivolous”.
Several Asus PA279 reviewers who reviewed the Asus PA279 concluded that it was lightweight.
One Asus PA279 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good size. Last year Vladimir Jirasek rated it 5 stars and wrote in their Asus PA279 review “Good size offering a lot of space for editing two side by side word documents”.
Good Technical Features
Eight Asus PA279 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had good features. Mr. H mentioned in their review of the Asus PA279 “Lots of great features”. Mr. H also said “It has so many great features for a web/digital/print designer”. Mr. H also mentioned “Well anyway, I had to return the monitor, with all the great features I couldn't stand the LED bleeding”.
Easy to Use
Eleven customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Chryseus gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “I find sRGB is the best mode to use for pretty much everything”. Magy357 mentioned on Amazon “It would be very handy, if those ports would have power from monitor power supply”. Two years ago Mr. H mentioned “The sRGB was also handy when I moved into web design work” in their review of the Asus PA279 however despite that they only gave this PC monitor a rating of 2 stars.
Some customers considered that this PC monitor was easy to setup. Spuds said in their review on Amazon “The monitor was easy to set up and use.”. Two years ago Steven wrote in his review “Sturdy base and easy to setup, plenty of swivel, lot's of vertical height adjustment”.
Several Asus PA279 reviewers who bought this PC monitor considered that it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Neringa wrote “Only negative part so far are menu buttons, if you trying to regulate screen position is very easy to press them.” in their Asus PA279 review. Peter J Williams mentioned in his review of this PC monitor three years ago “I find the menu easy to use” . Spuds wrote last year “The old settings were indeed harsh” and scored the Asus PA279 very highly.
A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good experience. Electro mentioned in their Asus PA279 review on Amazon “Arrived quickly, overall a great experience” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Spuds rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Web-browsing is an altogether more pleasant experience”.
+23 More reasons for
A few customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Chryseus said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The build quality feels fantastic compared with other cheaper monitors I've had in the past” and gave it a score of 5 stars. David Aitken said in his Asus PA279 review on Amazon “Amazing monitor and brilliant build quality! Use regularly for games”. Enthusiast mentioned in their review of the Asus PA279 “Solid for the price” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.
A number of people said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Jd mentioned on Amazon four years ago “+ superb brightness & colour accuracy + fully functional & durable stand as standard + a range of inputs (DVI-D & HDMI for 99% of users) + easy to use menu system + it looks awesome + lightweight + 1920 x 1080 res” in their review. Mr. M. P. H mentioned in their Asus PA279 review also four years ago “The stand is sturdy with fantastic versatility.”. Phil rated it 5 stars and he said in his review of the Asus PA279 on Amazon “The stand on this monitor is excellent, very sturdy and allows all sorts of positions of the monitor, its the best stand I've seen on a computer monitor”.
One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was sealed.
Several people agreed that it was good in terms of USB connections. Neringa wrote two years ago “Other stuff is very good including usb hub” in their review. Pedro Batista scored it 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon in the same month “It has all the normal connections plus an handy USB hub”. Phil said in his review of the Asus PA279 on Amazon “The viewing angles are very good with little change in the picture across a large range and I find having the multiple inputs and USB hub useful”.
Several Asus PA279 owners who reviewed the Asus PA279 wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity. Emre Caglar mentioned in their Asus PA279 review “Apart from it it is looks really cool colour quality was great connectivity and usb hubs were great”. M.bryant mentioned on Amazon four years ago “It is well constructed, plenty of connectivity, features and it looked good”. Martin Sall mentioned “PA238Q has a lot to offer - great connectivity options, PIP/PbP” in his review of this PC monitor.
Two Asus PA279 reviewers agreed that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Anthony Alston rated the product 5 stars and he wrote “This thing has inputs galore (1x HDMI 2.0, 2x HDMI 1.4, Mini DP, DP” in his review.
Some people who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. B. A. Carter said in their review of the Asus PA279 on Amazon two years ago “This is an excellent, beautifully clear and bright monitor” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars. In October last year Justin C rated it as very good and he wrote “They're pretty awesome” in his Asus PA279 review. Mike said “Pretty easy to set up” in his Asus PA279 review and rated this PC monitor as very good.
Six Asus PA279 owners concluded that it was a good design. Electro gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote “This monitor is excellent because of the high quality screen/colours and design” in their review of the Asus PA279. J. Sharp wrote on Amazon “It is a design flaw that needn't be present” however despite that they only scored it 3 stars. Ms. V. A. Stonham wrote in their review last year “Amazing monitor for any photo editing and or graphic design work! Clear to see” .
A few Asus PA279 owners said in their reviews that the Asus PA279 was smooth. Amazon Customer wrote “The rest of the setup was relatively smooth” in their Asus PA279 review. Murali_14 said in their review of the Asus PA279 on Amazon four years ago “Which means the monitor can reproduce that many colours using internal processing even though the native support is for 8 bit colour, to produce smooth gradations”.
One Asus PA279 owner concluded that the Asus PA279 was well designed. Amazon Customer mentioned three years ago “Well designed” in their review and rated it as very good.
Good Product Quality
Several customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. A. Jones wrote in their review “The screen and stand feel well made”. Adam Holuj rated the product 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Very good quality and colours” in his Asus PA279 review. Three years ago Al wrote “Build quality is great”.
Nineteen Asus PA279 owners who purchased the Asus PA279 mentioned that it was good value for money. A. N. Fong gave it a very good review score and said in their review of the Asus PA279 on Amazon “The only difference is the warranty period and the massive reduction in cost”. Amazon Customer said in their Asus PA279 review on Amazon “Nice quality for price” and scored the product 5 stars. Artefact said “The monitor is great value for money, Light bleed from the edges is outrageous in "all black".”.
A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Adam Holuj wrote on Amazon “Very good deal!” in his review of the Asus PA279. J. Sharp wrote “The feel of the plastic of the Asus screen was rather cheap” but in spite of that they only gave the product a score of 3 stars. R. Wood scored this PC monitor 5 stars and said in their review of the Asus PA279 on Amazon “Switching to a cheap GTX 660 (http”.
A few Asus PA279 reviewers who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was cheap. Flashg said on Amazon “I couldnt find one at a price in my budget range certainly not with my wife nagging me”. Four years ago Josephine mentioned “Incredibly good budget screen!” in her review of the Asus PA279 and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Josephine also said “I think it is by far the best budget screen on the market”.
Good Picture Quality
A number of Asus PA279 reviewers agreed that the product had good colour saturation. Two years ago Alex Doherty said in his Asus PA279 review on Amazon “The colours are great and it really does look much better compared to a standard TN panel” and gave the Asus PA279 an excellent review score. Eamonster said “Everything else was fine - colours were good” in their Asus PA279 review however they only scored this PC monitor 20 out of 100. Mr Gibbs wrote “Fantastic Colours, backlight bleeding not a problem for me” in his review of the Asus PA279.
A few Asus PA279 owners who reviewed the product thought it had good picture quality. B. H. J. Hatcher mentioned on Amazon “Amazed by the Picture quality straight out of the Box” and rated it as very good. Mike wrote on Amazon “Picture quality far better than I had expected”. Mr D H North said on Amazon “Bought a pair of these after reading a PC Mag review, excellent picture quality, excellent colour reproduction, excellent build quality” in his review of the Asus PA279.
A number of Asus PA279 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had a wide viewing angle. Marcel wrote four years ago “The screen is really good quality, bright sharp and clear from any viewing angle” in his review of this PC monitor. Michael wrote on Amazon “The only complain i can make is viewing angle is overrated” in his Asus PA279 review.
A few customers agreed that the Asus PA279 had a good refresh rate. Martin Sall mentioned on Amazon “So again, this seems to be an issue of all LCDs out there, that's why manufacturers specify the preferred refresh rate in their monitor spe” in his review of the Asus PA279 however he rated it 60 out of 100.
One customer reckoned that this PC monitor had a sharp image. Nathan Jarman mentioned on Amazon “The colors and sharpness are perfect, have mine set to standard”.
Asus Has Good PC Screen Reviews
On average Asus medium monitors have good reviews as do all flatpanel monitors built by Asus.
Acceptable Noise Level
A number of Asus PA279 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was quiet. Four years ago Mr. Christopher Sunman mentioned on Amazon “Things must have been quiet as it came in 1 day” in his review of this PC monitor.
One Asus PA279 owner considered that this PC monitor was noisy. Martin Sall said on Amazon “My PA238Q also has this noise” in his review of this PC monitor but in spite of that he only gave the Asus PA279 a rating of 60 out of 100.
Six USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Most of the other PC screens of this age and spec only have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, however the Asus PA279 has six USB Type-A downstream ports.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Asus PA279 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC display.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC monitors of this spec and age.
We compared this PC display to all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display and we think the U3014[pl_1655695_price], and the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price] both from DELL which is cheaper; or the Viewsonic VP2772[plb_1626100_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.
Has an Integrated Card Reader
Unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PA279 which do not have an integrated card reader, the Asus PA279 has an integrated card reader.
Alternative PC screens with an integrated card reader currently available which you might want to consider include a cheaper PC screen such as the DELL U3014[plb_1655695_price], or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price] or you might consider a better rated PC screen such as the Benq PG2401[plb_2083439_price].
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus PA279 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC screens of this spec and age which do not have a built-in speaker.
We compared this PC display to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker and we think the LG 34UC97[plb_2591370_price], and the Philips BDM3470[plb_2512918_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the Samsung S34E790C[plb_2580154_price].
Six USB 3.0 Ports
Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the PA279 only have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, however the Asus PA279 has six USB 3.0 ports.
The Asus PA279 is a two DisplayPort PC display. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec have between one and two DisplayPorts.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the PA279 the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Asus PA279 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The Asus PA279 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the PA279 have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Very Many Display Colour Count
The Asus PA279 has one of the most display colour counts (1,073.7 million) amongst PC screens of this age. The least display colour count of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the PA279 is 0.21M, the most is 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 100M.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
At 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus PA279 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the PA279. The average display brightness of PC screens of this age and type is 280 cd/m².
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The Asus PA279 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all flatpanel monitors of this type and age the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.
Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power
The RMS rated audio powers of medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.5W to 49W. At 6 Watts, the Asus PA279 has a fairly high RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Has Seven Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the Asus PA279 is more than most PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that came out more than two years ago. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "DisplayPort", "DVI", "HDMI", "Mini DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this PC screen.
7 Reasons Against
Some Asus PA279 reviewers thought it did not have good technical guidance. Mark H said on Amazon “Any one have a solution?SOLUTION - see comment from Kornel below - PROBLEM SOLVED! No help from Assus Tech Support” in his review of the Asus PA279.
The price range of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec is from £51 to £5,421. We think that this Asus LCD screen looks expensive compared to other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.
Running Costs Are Very High
The PA279 is one of the most expensive to run PC screens of a similar age and type that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the PA279 will cost £79 over 5 years to run.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the PA279, the Asus PA279 is not 3D compatible.
+4 More reasons against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus PA279 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the PA279 also do not have a built-in camera.
Quite Slow Response Time
The fastest response time of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the PA279 is 1ms and the slowest is 40ms. With a response time of 6 milliseconds, the Asus PA279 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a comparable age to the PA279.
With a weight of 10 kilograms, the Asus PA279 is one of the heavier PC screens that are a similar age to the PA279 amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age. The lightest PC monitor that was launched more than two years ago is 3g weight, the heaviest is 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.
1 Other reason to consider the Asus PA279
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Asus released the PA279.
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
2560 x 1440
Digital Vertical Frequency
49 - 86
Digital Horizontal Frequency
29 - 113
0.233 x 0.233
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Socket Size
1.073 billion colours
Audio Input Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Integrated Card Reader
Compatible Memory Card
Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, MS PRO, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS PRO, MS Pro-HG, MSXC, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Asus now has its sights firmly set on the high-end display market. Not content with being one of the first companies to offer a 4K monitor, the 31.5-inch PQ321Q, Asus has new professional displays... Read more…
KitGuru has reviewed many members of the ProArt family over the last 24 months and today we are analysing the 27 inch flagship, the PA279Q.This screen is part of the Professional range featuring... Read more…
Most IT product categories tend to evolve rapidly, but developments in computer monitors have been decidedly slower. Although larger screens are slowly becoming more affordable, the most common... Read more…
When you first start the tablet, go through the initial setup and check for system updates before you go any further. There were three (3) android system updates for this device. Install all 3... Read more…
I've always loved customizability. So Android seemed like a logical choice over iOS. But I got frustrated with limited capability. So I broke down and bought an iPad, and I must confess, I love... Read more…
Purchased as a general use display, not a professional graphics display (I'm enthusiast at best in that dept.) All of the pros listed above are really high-class for a general use display, though... Read more…
So as a follow-up on my previous purchase of this monitor, Asus rejected my RMA on the basis of their utterly draconian pixel policy. They require 3 dead pixels, at least, and in tight grouping,... Read more…
@ £0.139 per kwh - Edit electricity price and usage
kwh per hour
kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Hide electricity usage and price
Water cost when switched on
@ £0.003474 per litre - Edit water usage and price
litres per hour
Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
Hide water usage and price
Submit Energy Consumption Figures
Total running cost over 5 years
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Asus PA279uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
Previous and future annual running costs of the Asus PA279 assuming future electricity price inflation of 0.0600% per year. Edit inflation assumptions
no pa279, no pa279q, code pa279, asus pa279, info pa279, asus pa279q, info pa279q, code pa279q, asus p177701, asus pa279qb, asus 350cdm2, asus space10, asus 9dl7zs00, asus space10b, asus 9dl7za00, asus p177701p, contact pa279, contact pa279q, asus 2560x1440, code 2560x1440, asus space10bi, asus space10bit, info 2560x14406, info 2560x14406m, info 2560x14406ms, info 2560x14406msh, asus 90lm0040b01370, info 90lm0040b01370, asus 2560x14406mshd, 90lm0040b01370 pa279