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21 Reasons For
Several Asus PB279 owners concluded that the product was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote “A very reasonable price as well”. Amazon Customer also said “Very nice screen at a decent price”. Chris R mentioned on Amazon last year “A superb monitor for it's price and great for gaming” in his review of this PC monitors.
A number of Asus PB279 owners who purchased it thought it was a bargain for the price. Gareth said “I got it cheap” in their Asus PB279 review. Jason Morley wrote on Amazon “For the price, these are minor issues (except the TN screen, which may be a deal breaker for a certain subset of people)” in his Asus PB279 review. In August last year Michael Heng and he mentioned in his Asus PB279 review on Amazon “Was v cheap compared to other amazon sellers”.
One Asus PB279 reviewer who bought this PC monitors reckoned that it was cheap. Jay Em mentioned “It's not ridiculously expensive”.
Sixteen Asus PB279 owners wrote in their reviews that the Asus PB279 was good looking. Amazon Customer rated it 5 stars and mentioned “It is a truly beautiful bit of kit”. This year Andrew rated it 99 out of 100 and he wrote “4k is beautiful” in his review. Andy gave the Asus PB279 a rating of 4 stars and he said “Photos are beautiful to look at even the old jpegs of my 10 year-old camera” in his review.
Several Asus PB279 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was smooth. Andy mentioned on Amazon “Just a silent smooth movement with good friction in all axes” in his review of the Asus PB279. 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 “Fall stand/tilt is very smooth” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.
A number of Asus PB279 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good design. Hawkersyddeley mentioned two years ago “The screen is WELL MADE and SOBER in DESIGN”. Mr Rowan Lonsdale said in his Asus PB279 review last year “Only gripe is the design of the cable management”.
One customer concluded that the Asus PB279 was neat. Two years ago Jason Morley mentioned on Amazon “Comes with some neat features (Not needed Picture-in-Picture”.
One customer who purchased it thought it was ergonomic. Arron Walker mentioned in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Solid build and great ergonomics” but despite that only gave this PC monitors a rating of 40 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
Twelve Asus PB279 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Two years ago Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “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 review. Andy mentioned in his Asus PB279 review “10-bit colours are amazingly natural and needed very little adjustment” and rated it 80 out of 100. Hawkersyddeley mentioned on Amazon “DEFINITION, FINESSE of characters, precision of colours are superb, sublime”.
A few people concluded that it had good picture quality. Dr T. S. Hall gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their review of the Asus PB279 two years ago “Picture quality is great”. Eyeglass said on Amazon “You do need a very good graphics card though” in their Asus PB279 review but even so rated it 3 stars. Two years ago Hawkersyddeley mentioned in their review of the Asus PB279 on Amazon “ANGLE OF VISION is FINE, if not somewhat sensitive/narrow for precision touching up work”.
One Asus PB279 reviewer said in their reviews that it had clear images. Michael mentioned on Amazon “Colour depth and image clarity is the best iv come across with this style of monitor”.
One Asus PB279 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good refresh rate. Eyeglass mentioned in their review on Amazon “My understanding is it is used in a clever way to allow such a high resolution and refresh rate” nonetheless gave it a score of 3 stars.
Good Product Quality
Several customers who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “Screen quality is amazing”. Andy scored the product 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon last year “The plastic feels solid and of good quality” in his review of this PC monitors. Dado Fripley mentioned on Amazon “Great quality and wide!” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
A few people said in their reviews that it was well made. Last year Amazon Customer scored the Asus PB279 5 stars and said on Amazon “The bracket is very solid”. Andy said in the same month “The plastic feels solid and of good quality”. In August last year Arron Walker mentioned on Amazon “Solid build and great ergonomics” but despite that gave the product a score of 2 stars.
Four Asus PB279 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was strong and durable. Amirul Islam Hasan Mirza wrote “It was tough to select a good 29 inch ips monitor” in their review. Andy said in his review of the Asus PB279 on Amazon “Once the stand connected (don't overtighten by hand, use a driver for final tightening) the monitor feels sturdy enough”. A few weeks ago Midnightz wrote in their review of the Asus PB279 “The stand is very sturdy and allows for easy height, swivel”.
One person who reviewed the Asus PB279 reckoned that it was reliable. Andrew Wilkinson rated it 5 stars and he said on Amazon two years ago “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 the Asus PB279.
Some Asus PB279 owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good height. Andy wrote on Amazon in August last year “No cellophane-sweet-wrapper crackles when adjusting the angle/tilt/height”. Craig Clark wrote “It makes everything look better! The stand is solid and the height adjustment is very useful” in his review of this PC monitors. H.s.a. said on Amazon “I'm hugely against 27 inch monitors.I think the 1080p height is the perfect size” in their review of the Asus PB279.
A few Asus PB279 owners wrote in their reviews that the Asus PB279 was thick. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “That price this must be the mother of all great purchases, its my first ultra wide monitor”. D. J. Dwight mentioned on Amazon “Crystal Clear Wide Screen and a Superb price”. Dado Fripley rated the Asus PB279 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Asus PB279 on Amazon “Great quality and wide!”.
One person considered that it was a good width. One Asus PB279 owner reckoned that it was a good depth. Ochso mentioned in their Asus PB279 review on Amazon “Colour depth is perfect -”.
One person who reviewed it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Last year Andy wrote “This 28" monitor arrived in a strong box not as bulky as the 27" Samsungs”.
One Asus PB279 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was a good size. Amazon Customer wrote in their review “The unit itself seemed lovely - was a good size and the finish was good”.
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Easy to Use
A number of Asus PB279 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer said in August last year “Only problem is it has no built in volume control, no problem for pc”. Andrew Padley mentioned in his review of this PC monitors “The display itself is excellent and had I the computer to use it properly, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend”. Emteq wrote “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”.
Some Asus PB279 reviewers who reviewed the Asus PB279 wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Last year Beendare and wrote in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “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”. Two years ago Pig_thomas said “In the settings make sure DP1.2 at 60hz is on” in their review of this PC monitors.
Two people said that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Andy said “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. Jay Em said “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 and gave the Asus PB279 a score of 99 out of 100.
Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to assemble. Alexander Robins wrote on Amazon “It is really easy to assemble, 5 screws to tighten (four are loose” in his review of the Asus PB279 and rated the product 99 out of 100. Last year Jay Em and he mentioned on Amazon “It was really easy to put together and feels solidly positioned on my desk” in his Asus PB279 review.
The writers at three additional expert review sites all concluded that this flatpanel monitor was good. This Asus flatpanel monitor received a "High Functionality" award from Ua.gecid.com, Noticias3d.com gave it a "Good Choice" award and it received a "Worth Buying" award from Kitguru.net.
This flatpanel monitor received an "Excellent" award from Hardware.info.
On average Asus medium monitors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all PC monitors manufactured by Asus.
Good Technical Features
Some customers who bought it thought it had good features. Jason Morley said in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Comes with some neat features (Not needed Picture-in-Picture”. 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”. Hexus.net wrote on expert review site HEXUS.net “Matching the premium panel and abundance of features is a price-tag of £650”.
Acceptable Noise Level
Several Asus PB279 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was quiet. Andy and he wrote on Amazon “Just a silent smooth movement with good friction in all axes” in his review of this PC monitors. In August this year Geoff Barnett wrote on Amazon “Only gripe is the built in speakers are very quiet when taking audio over HDMI” in their Asus PB279 review and rated the product 80 out of 100.
Good Owner Reviews
PB279 owners on average rated this flatpanel monitor 83%.
A few customers considered that the product had good technical guidance. 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 of the Asus PB279. James Pullen and he wrote in his Asus PB279 review a few weeks ago “Being able to side-by-side documents is a massive help and I can see the benefits for gaming too now”. expert review site Kitguru.net scored it 4 stars and said “The Asus PB279Q delivers a clean, crisp image and will certainly help the company cement their footing within the Ultra HD 4K market” in their review of this PC monitors.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Gary Robertson said on Amazon “Comes with both HDMI and DP1.2 cables Massive Resolution Games look gorgeous (after a little tweaking) Cons” in his review of this PC monitors.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Asus PB279 is 100000000:1. That's over twenty times the contrast ratio of the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1.
A 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is in fact the best contrast ratio across all LCD screens of this age and spec.
The worst contrast ratio across comparable types of LCD screen is Mega Contrast.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus PB279 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the PB279 also have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to consider including the LG 34UC87C (£599.99), the Samsung S34E790C (£584.11), or the Philips BDM3470 (£565.04).
Four HDMI Ports
The Asus PB279 has more HDMI ports than most of the LCD screens of this spec and age. This flatpanel monitor is a four HDMI port PC monitor compared to most of the medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the PB279 which only have between one and three HDMI ports.
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Asus PB279 is more than most medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included AC|Audio (3.5mm) are also found on this LCD screen.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
The least display colour count of comparable spec PC displays that have been around for more than a year is 16M and the most is 1,100M. With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the Asus PB279 has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the PB279.
3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Asus PB279 is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).
A 3840 x 2160 graphics resolution is in fact the best resolution amongst all medium monitors that have been available for more than a year.
The worst resolution across similar types of flatpanel monitor is 720 x 400.
9 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus PB279 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the PB279 also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Asus PB279 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago also do not have an integrated card reader.
We compared all the other PC screens which also have an integrated card reader to this PC display and we think the Benq SW2700PT (£523.19) or the Benq BL3201 (£650.71) are also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the PB279, the Asus PB279 is not 3D compatible.
Pricey Compared to Other Medium Monitors That Have Been Around for More Than a Year
We thought that this Asus LCD screen looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year. The cheapeast medium monitors that have been around for more than a year that we found costs £51 and the most expensive costs £5,066.
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Very High Running Costs
The PB279 has an average 5 year running cost of £100 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run PC screens of a comparable type and age.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to it.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
With a weight of 7.7 kilograms, the Asus PB279 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PC monitors that came out more than a year ago. Across all the medium monitors that came out around the same time as the PB279 the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
With a power consumption when off of 0.5 Watts, the Asus PB279 has one of the higher power consumptions when off amongst LCD screens of this age. Across all the flatpanel monitors of this spec and age the power consumptions when off range from 0.0005W to 1.2W.
3 Other reasons to consider the Asus PB279
Released Over Two Years Ago
Asus released the PB279 over two years ago.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC screens that were launched more than a year ago.
With a width of 624.96 millimeters, the Asus PB279 has a relatively typical width compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the PB279.
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