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Asus PA279Q PC Monitor

£665.40
27" 100000000:1 LED Jul 2013
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £125.63 Electricity cost over 5 years
Ten industry awards
Good quality
Clear images
180 Reviews + 10 Awards
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Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Ten customers reckoned that this PC monitor did not have good technical guidance. Bhphotovideo.com said “Not very good instructions for non-technical person to get started with could cause a real problem”. Bhphotovideo.com also said “A quick review of the user manual doesn't really explain the included apps, forcing people to use them to figure them out” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Useless Quick Start Guide” in their review.


Reviews

Ten Industry Awards

This LCD screen is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the PC screens of a comparable type and age.

This medium monitor received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites 3dnews.ru, Technopat.net and Chinese.vr-zone.com all of whom concluded that this Asus flatpanel monitor was exceptional.

The editors of websites Focus-numerique.fr and Compress.ru both recommend this PC screen and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all concluded that this LCD screen was good. This PC screen received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, Kitguru.net gave it a "Must Have" award and it received a "Best for High End" award from Hispazone.com.

This PC monitor received a "5 Star" award from both 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Advisor.co.uk, kitguru.net and chip.com.tr this Asus flatpanel monitor has an overall expert rating of 91 out of 100. That puts this medium monitor in the top 6% of all the LCD screens of a similar spec and age.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this LCD screen is 90% based on 228 owner reviews. Over 88% of reviewers gave this LCD screen either 4 or 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

Based on 17,144 expert and owner reviews (including 2,848 verified purchases), Asus has good ratings for its PC displays. Asus also has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Asus PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

One person considered that this PC monitor did not have a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned three years ago “Battery life is so-so (still good.” . One person considered that the Asus PA279 was not quick to charge. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “2A charger is insufficient -it takes FOREVER to charge” in their review of the Asus PA279.


Clear Images

Sixteen owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Xpert said on Amazon “Amazing colours Solid Built swivel, tilt, pivot” in their review of the Asus PA279 and rated it 6 stars. Vectian said “Excellent monitor with accurate colours and a superb adjustable stand” in their Asus PA279 review. Adam Holuj wrote on Amazon “Very good quality and colours” in his review of this PC monitor and gave it a score of 7 stars.

Eleven people who bought the product concluded that it had good picture quality. Yampycat said on Amazon “The first one I bought was perfect, crisp and amazing image quality” in their review of the Asus PA279. Vladimir wrote “The picture quality and colors are excellent” . Two years ago Unriddle wrote “It looks fantastic and image quality is awesome” in their review of the Asus PA279 and rated it 8 stars.

Four owners who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it had a wide viewing angle. Marcel said five 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 “The only complain i can make is viewing angle is overrated”.

Three customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had clear images. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned three years ago “Size, Clarity, Connections, USB 3” . Jeffwired mentioned “This monitor performed as specified and has brilliant contrast and clarity”.

Two people concluded that the product had a good refresh rate. Five years ago Martin Sall he 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 specifications”.

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Good Sound Quality

Two customers who bought this PC monitor agreed that it had good sound quality. Three years ago Photographer in Montana mentioned in their Asus PA279 review “The sound quality is certainly not going to wow anyone”.


Smart TV

Good in Terms of Connectivity

Four people who purchased the Asus PA279 wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “All the nice things I said before, plus the wealth of connectivity options”. Emre Caglar wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Apart from it it is looks really cool colour quality was great connectivity and usb hubs were great”. M.bryant said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon five years ago “It is well constructed, plenty of connectivity, features and it looked good”.


Design

Well Made

Twenty-five owners wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their Asus PA279 review “Feels solidly built” however they rated it 1 stars. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Built in speakers” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also said “I was able to get rid of some old external speakers since they're built in to the monitor” in their review.

Nine owners wrote in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “The stand is robust and versatile in its range of motion” in their review of this PC monitor. Three years ago Adam wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Very sturdy, with ever adjustment you could want”. Jd said “+ 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 of this PC monitor.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was sealed.

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Good Quality

Fourty-three customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Very good sound quality for a tablet”. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Seems to be of high quality build and materials” in their review. Vladimir mentioned on Amazon “It comes at a good price and provides excellent picture quality, ergonometric features”.

Good Looking

Thirteen people mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Bhphotovideo.com said in their Asus PA279 review “The beautiful factory-calibrated color preset”. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “This tablet is really beautiful.” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Beautiful anti glare screen” in their review.

Ten owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was well designed. Four years ago Hong T. said on Newegg.com “Inconvenience button design enough to destory user experience”. Ry-Guy mentioned “Good size, Great Colours, Sleek design” in their review of this PC monitor. Photographer in Montana said “The colors are beautiful, I love the ergonomic design of it” in their review of this PC monitor.

Four people who purchased it agreed that it was smooth. Three years ago Bhphotovideo.com said “Fast, smooth operation” in their review of the Asus PA279. Tom wrote in his review of the Asus PA279 “Deep blacks and smooth gradations” . Amazon Customer said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The rest of the setup was relatively smooth”.

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Easy to Use

Thirteen owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Three years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Amount of space to use photoshop with one screen” however they scored it 1 stars. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “It is very intuitive and easy to set up” in their review. Digitalversus.com gave it a score of 6 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “With a practical set of hardware features”.

Thirteen customers who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Nick W. rated it 7 stars and he mentioned on Newegg.com four years ago “With the high resolution and maxed settings (dropped AA to 4x on FC3), was entirely playable for everything; while this is a nice rig”. Manny L said in their Asus PA279 review “Love the easy to use settings menu and programmable buttons” . Two years ago Lp gave it a rating of 8 stars and said “I have worked with the PA27Q's user settings extensively” in their review of this PC monitor.

Six people who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to setup. Three years ago Peter wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “So, you don't have to attach the stand before setting up; just swivel the monitor into the horizontal” in his review of this PC monitor. Also three years ago Steven wrote on Amazon “Sturdy base and easy to setup, plenty of swivel, lot's of vertical height adjustment”. Spuds said on Amazon “The monitor was easy to set up and use.” and gave it a score of 8 stars.

One owner who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it had a good interface. Four years ago Hong T. mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “I like the old version 10.1 UI is the best interface for android tablet”. One customer wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Cameron said “It has made my process much more comfortable” .

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Price

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Expensive

Four people agreed that this PC monitor was expensive. Bhphotovideo.com said “Too expensive comparatively otherwise i, d buy another” in their review of this PC monitor although they only gave this PC monitor a rating of 1 stars.

Expert website Techworld.com mentioned “Although 24-inch 1080p IPS displays are now available under £200, good-quality 27-inch consumer panels are still a fair bit more expensive” in their review of this PC monitor. Three years ago Rosemary W. rated it 8 stars and she mentioned “Expensive for coming tech” in her review of this PC monitor.

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Pricey

We think this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. The cheapeast LCD screen of a similar type and age that we found costs £46 and the most expensive costs £9,999.

Good Value for Money

Thirty-two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good value for money. Bhphotovideo.com wrote three years ago “Much faster than my previous android tablet and with a fairly inexpensive micro ssd card, lots of storage”. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “The 10bit color capability is probably the best value of this monitor for me, as a digital artist” in their review. Four years ago Digitalversus.com said “However, this is no model for gamers and its high cost may be off-p”.

Four people agreed that this PC monitor was expensive. Bhphotovideo.com said “Too expensive comparatively otherwise i, d buy another” in their review of this PC monitor although they only gave this PC monitor a rating of 1 stars. Expert website Techworld.com mentioned “Although 24-inch 1080p IPS displays are now available under £200, good-quality 27-inch consumer panels are still a fair bit more expensive” in their review of this PC monitor. Three years ago Rosemary W. rated it 8 stars and she mentioned “Expensive for coming tech” in her review of this PC monitor.

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Features

Good Features

Twelve owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good features. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Size, options and features, fantastic color”. Bhphotovideo.com also said “The features on it is absolutely incredible” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “The feature set is very impressive” in their review.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC screen was released in April 2017.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was quiet. Mr. Christopher Sunman wrote on Amazon “Things must have been quiet as it came in 1 day” in his Asus PA279 review. One customer who purchased it considered that it was noisy. Mr. M. P. H gave this PC monitor a rating of 6 stars and mentioned five years ago “Too noisy for a monitor without speakers” in their review of this PC monitor.


Performance

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Asus PA279 has a card reader integrated. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as this LCD screen do not have a card reader integrated.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors with a card reader integrated to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Benq BL3201 (£659.99) which is cheaper; or the Benq PG2401 (£598.00) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a card reader integrated to this LCD screen and we think the DELL U3014 (£749.00) is also worth considering.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus PA279 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to this flatpanel monitor also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper PC screens such as the Benq BL3201 (£659.99), or the LG 34UC97 (£719.99).

There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at including the Asus PA328 (£767.00).

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Energy

Very High Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the PA279 is £126, which makes it one of the least economic to run similar spec PC displays that have been around for more than two years.


Display

Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angles, horizontal of flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to this PC display range from 18° to 1,800°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the Asus PA279 has one of the wider viewing angles, horizontal amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Has an HDCP

The Asus PA279 has an HDCP. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor also have an HDCP.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Asus PA279 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to this PC monitor also have an Energy Star certified.

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Packaging Content

Has Seven Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus PA279 is more than most similar spec LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to it. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PC displays that are a similar age to this PC screen. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "DisplayPort", "DVI", "HDMI", "Mini DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this Asus PC screen.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Structurally

Four owners mentioned that this PC monitor was a good size. Robert T. rated the Asus PA279 7 stars and he said in his review of this PC monitor on Newegg.com “The smaller exterior dimensions make it easier”. Vladimir Jirasek mentioned two years ago “Good size offering a lot of space for editing two side by side word documents” in their review of the Asus PA279. Peter gave it a rating of 8 stars and he said “The various display parameters and dimensions were perfect right out of the box”.

Three customers who reviewed it agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Marcel mentioned in his Asus PA279 review “The screen is nice and heavy” . Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 7 stars and mentioned four years ago “I currently have my PC connected via Displayport, which is far less bulky and awkward than a DVI cable”. Mr. Christopher Sunman scored it 6 stars and he mentioned on Amazon five years ago “The base is very heavy and gives a massive range of adjustment, especially height”.

Two customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was lightweight.

Two customers who purchased the product concluded that it was thin. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this PC monitor four years ago “Two details are of interest on the bezel - the first is a thin red strip that accents the design without appearing frivolous” and rated it 5 stars. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The bezel is relatively thin and the chassis has an industrial look that appeals to me” in their review.

One customer considered that it was good structurally. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Solid feel and construction” but even so they gave it a score of 1 stars.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus 90lm0040b01370, asus 2560x1440, asus 9dl7za00, asus 9dl7zs00, asus 350cdm2, asus pa279qb
Barcodes 00012300309899, 00012305073863, 00088021474987, 00803982777188, 00807320177715, 00836046984277, 00886227456406, 00886227459377, 04053162935167, 04716659456407, 04716659480365, 05054484660880, 05054533660885, 05054629572023, 08862274593778

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