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24 Reasons For
Several people who reviewed the Asus PB287 agreed that it was good value for money. In August last year Chris R said in his review of the Asus PB287 on Amazon “A superb monitor for it's price and great for gaming”. David T. said in his Asus PB287 review “Great size, reasonable price”. David T. also wrote “Wanted 4k high resolution monitor at a reasonable price given I am not using it for video editing etc”.
A number of Asus PB287 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Gareth mentioned “I got it cheap” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Jason Morley said 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 review of this PC monitors and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Michael Heng mentioned last year “Was v cheap compared to other amazon sellers”.
One Asus PB287 owner who bought the Asus PB287 wrote that it was cheap. expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review of this PC monitors “Not too expensive 28-inch display”.
Good Product Quality
A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. In August last year Alex B. said on Amazon “Pretty much the best visual quality you can get with this kind of panel”. Andy rated the Asus PB287 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “The plastic feels solid and of good quality” in his Asus PB287 review. Dr T. S. Hall wrote “Picture quality is great” in their Asus PB287 review.
Some Asus PB287 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Andy gave this PC monitors a rating of 4 stars and he said on Amazon “Photos are beautiful to look at even the old jpegs of my 10 year-old camera” in his review of this PC monitors. In August last year Gary Robertson scored it 4 stars and he wrote “Pretty Good Monitor” in his Asus PB287 review. Gary Robertson also wrote “DP1.2 cablesMassive ResolutionGames look gorgeous (after a little tweaking)Cons”.
A number of Asus PB287 reviewers who purchased this PC monitors concluded that it was smooth. Andy mentioned on Amazon “Just a silent smooth movement with good friction in all axes”. 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 rated it 4 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon last year “Fall stand/tilt is very smooth”.
A number of customers who bought this PC monitors wrote that it was a good design. Hawkersyddeley wrote on Amazon “The screen is WELL MADE and SOBER in DESIGN”. Mr Rowan Lonsdale and he mentioned in his Asus PB287 review “Only gripe is the design of the cable management”. Expert website Thetechreviewer.com said “ASUS's PB287Q offers a real bang for your buck with a versatile design and impressive performance for its sub-$600 pricing” in their Asus PB287 review.
One Asus PB287 reviewer concluded that it was neat. Jason Morley mentioned in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Comes with some neat features (Not needed Picture-in-Picture”. One Asus PB287 reviewer who purchased it thought it was ergonomic. Arron Walker wrote “Solid build and great ergonomics” in his review but despite that scored this PC monitors 2 stars.
Good Picture Quality
Some people reckoned that the Asus PB287 had good picture quality. Dr T. S. Hall said in their Asus PB287 review “Picture quality is great”. Eyeglass mentioned in their review “You do need a very good graphics card though” however despite that only rated it 60 out of 100. Hawkersyddeley mentioned on Amazon “ANGLE OF VISION is FINE, if not somewhat sensitive/narrow for precision touching up work” in their review.
A few people who bought it mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer wrote two years ago “I'm afraid that the purpose of the monitor was for my software development, so text and colours need to be bang on”. Last year Andy said in his Asus PB287 review on Amazon “10-bit colours are amazingly natural and needed very little adjustment”. Greg Per mentioned on Amazon “Bought IIyama ProLite X2888HS instead - much better choice, vivid colours and half price of this 4K screen that don't deliver” in his Asus PB287 review but even so gave the Asus PB287 a rating of 60 out of 100.
Two customers thought this PC monitors had a good refresh rate. Eyeglass said “My understanding is it is used in a clever way to allow such a high resolution and refresh rate”. Jake Hanley said on Amazon this year “The stand is fanominal, fantastic refresh rate, great customisation” in his review of the Asus PB287 and gave the product a score of 5 stars.
One person said in their reviews that it had a wide viewing angle. This month Joel B wrote on Amazon “Adjust the hight of this screen into the perfect viewing angle for you with ease” in his review of this PC monitors and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100.
Several Asus PB287 owners who reviewed this PC monitors concluded that it was well made. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “The bracket is very solid” and gave this PC monitors a rating of 5 stars. Last year Andy said in his Asus PB287 review “The plastic feels solid and of good quality” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Arron Walker said in his review “Solid build and great ergonomics”.
Five Asus PB287 reviewers who reviewed the Asus PB287 concluded that it was strong and durable. Amirul Islam Hasan Mirza gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “It was tough to select a good 29 inch ips monitor” in their review of this PC monitors. Andy said in his Asus PB287 review in August last year “Once the stand connected (don't overtighten by hand, use a driver for final tightening) the monitor feels sturdy enough” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Two years ago Rj wrote in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Base are sturdy, rotating works well enough” and scored the product 80 out of 100.
One person who reviewed this PC monitors concluded that it was reliable. Andrew Wilkinson wrote in his review of the Asus PB287 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”.
Easy to Use
A number of people who reviewed this PC monitors concluded that it was easy to use. In August last year Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Only problem is it has no built in volume control, no problem for pc”. Andrew Padley wrote in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “The display itself is excellent and had I the computer to use it properly, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend” and gave it a score of 99 out of 100. Last year Emteq wrote in their review of this PC monitors “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 customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. J. Ritmeijer wrote on Amazon “Then there is the menu system / button positioning, what were they thinking” in their review of this PC monitors. Mr. Peter Erik Neijs gave this PC monitors a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Why did it come with a EU plug? Works on full settings using just one 980 card so cannot understand some reviews where they are saying you need two cards”. Pig_thomas mentioned “In the settings make sure DP1.2 at 60hz is on” in their review.
Several Asus PB287 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was easy to assemble. Jay Em said on Amazon “It was really easy to put together and feels solidly positioned on my desk” in his review. Saffasy mentioned in their review “Easy to assemble”.
One Asus PB287 owner reckoned that the product was easy to handle. Pcmag.com mentioned two years ago “The Asus PB287Q is a reasonably priced 28-inch Ultra High-Definition monitor that delivers stunning 4K imagery and handles fast motion with aplomb” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.
One customer who reviewed the Asus PB287 considered that it was easy to setup. Morgana rated it 5 stars and said in their Asus PB287 review on Amazon “Really easy to set up and the screen looks great, vibrant”.
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Twenty-One Industry Awards
PC monitor experts really like this PC screen, and have given it several awards.
The reviewers at two more expert review sites both wrote that this Asus PC screen was fantastic and gave it their highest award. PC Mag and Tweaktown.com both gave this PC screen an "Editor's Choice" award.
Techno-labs.com decided that this PC screen was carefully designed and gave it their "Design Award".
A few Asus PB287 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was a good height. Andy wrote in his Asus PB287 review “No cellophane-sweet-wrapper crackles when adjusting the angle/tilt/height”. Craig Clark gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of the Asus PB287 on Amazon “It makes everything look better! The stand is solid and the height adjustment is very useful”. H.s.a. said two years ago “I'm hugely against 27 inch monitors.I think the 1080p height is the perfect size”.
Several people who purchased the Asus PB287 thought it was a good width. John Kelleher mentioned in his review of the Asus PB287 “Though I like the extra width of the LG”. One Asus PB287 reviewer considered that it was a good depth. Ochso said “Colour depth is perfect -” in their review of the Asus PB287.
One Asus PB287 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was thick. In August last year Emteq wrote in their Asus PB287 review on Amazon “Out the box, my 1st impression was it was too wide and thin, having been used to a 1920x1080 panel which was about 5cm deeper”.
One customer concluded that it was a good size. Amazon Customer said “The unit itself seemed lovely - was a good size and the finish was good” in their review of this PC monitors but despite that rated the Asus PB287 2 stars.
One Asus PB287 reviewer reckoned that the Asus PB287 was heavy and bulky. Andy gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of the Asus PB287 “This 28" monitor arrived in a strong box not as bulky as the 27" Samsungs”.
The PB287 is a popular choice of PC monitor according to sales data from Amazon.
Asus PC Displays Have Good Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all Asus PC screens and specifically for Asus medium monitors and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings.
Good User Reviews
Owners have rated this PC display on average 81%.
Good Technical Features
Three people mentioned that it had good features. Jason Morley mentioned on Amazon “Comes with some neat features (Not needed Picture-in-Picture” in his review of the Asus PB287 and scored it 80 out of 100. Two years ago expert website Idgnews.in wrote “The 28-inch Asus PB287Q has an impressive list of features” in their review of this PC monitors. Alphr.com wrote in their Asus PB287 review “Asus delivers a giant-sized 4K monitor with good image quality and a solid fist of features for a bargain price” and gave it a rating of 83 out of 100.
Two Asus PB287 owners who reviewed this PC monitors reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Hawkersyddeley mentioned “I have added the Zoom (+/-) in the toolbar, to help facilitate viewing certain websites at the click of a button”. Smilewithjason gave the Asus PB287 a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Best 4K Monitor for the money once you set it up correctly - Read my guide on this below”.
Acceptable Noise Level
One person said in their reviews that it was quiet. In August last year Andy mentioned “Just a silent smooth movement with good friction in all axes”.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as it.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the AOC I2460[plb_2045326_price], or the iiyama GB2773HS[plb_2014648_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 29UB65[plb_2148069_price] which has a better Rating.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Asus PB287 has a maximum contrast ratio of 100000000:1. That's over five times the contrast ratio of the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
This PC screen's contrast ratio (100000000:1) is in fact the best contrast ratio amongst all comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the PB287.
The worst contrast ratio amongst similar types of PC screen is Mega Contrast.
Other LCD screens that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available which you might also want to consider include the Acer H276HL[plb_2126922_price] which is cheaper.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus PB287 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think a cheaper PC screen such as the Acer H276HL[plb_2126922_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC screen such as the Asus MX299[plb_1584809_price], and the AOC G2770[plb_2305284_price] are also worth considering.
Very Many Display Colour Count
The display colour counts of flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the PB287 range from 0.21M to 1,100M. At 1,073.7 million, the Asus PB287 has a very many display colour count compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the PB287.
Has Two Cables Included
The Asus PB287 has a greater number of cables included than most comparable spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included AC and Audio (3.5mm) are also found on this PC screen.
Two HDMI Ports
The Asus PB287 is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor.
3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Asus PB287 is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).
This PC monitor's resolution (3840 x 2160) is actually the best resolution across all PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the PB287.
A 720 x 400 graphics resolution is the worst resolution amongst similar types of PC monitor.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The average display brightness of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the PB287 is 290 cd/m². At 330 candellas per square meter, the Asus PB287 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the PB287.
Quite Fast Response Time
When compared to other similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the PB287 that we have assessed, the Asus PB287's response time of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest. The fastest response time of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 1ms, the slowest is 69ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms.
9 Reasons Against
One Asus PB287 reviewer who reviewed the Asus PB287 thought it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. This year Mr Ian Kirkby said in his review of the Asus PB287 “The built-in monitor speakers running through the HDMI are so bad that I still use the internal speakers on the MacBook”.
Not 3D Compatible
The Asus PB287 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the PB287 are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Philips 278G4DHSD[plb_1499355_price]; or the Benq XL2411T[plb_1522088_price], or the AOC D2769[plb_1563236_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus PB287 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other PC displays of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Asus PB287 does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the PB287 also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Very High Running Costs
The average running cost of the PB287 is £100 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 12% of all 795 LCD screens of this spec and age.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays that have been available for around the same time as it.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Asus PB287 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PB287. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of LCD screens of this age and spec is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
PC displays that were launched around the same time as the PB287 have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The Asus PB287 has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other PC monitors that came out around the same time as the PB287.
At 7.9 kilograms, the Asus PB287 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the PB287. Flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the PB287 have weights of between 3g and 39kg, and the average weight is 5.1kg.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this PC display was released.
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