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27" 100000000:1 LED Jul 2013
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ASUS PA279Q Professional Grade LCD Monitor Unboxing & Overview
ASUS PA279Q review - HispaZone.com
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Asus PA279Q

24 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

This PC display has received ten awards from expert review sites.

The editors of three expert review sites all wrote that this medium monitor was outstanding and gave it their highest award. This flatpanel monitor received an "Editor's Choice" award from 3dnews.ru, Technopat.net and Chinese.vr-zone.com.

The writers at two other expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this flatpanel monitor. This LCD screen received a "Recommended" award from both Focus-numerique.fr and Compress.ru.

The writers at three more expert review sites all wrote that this medium monitor was good. Digital Versus gave this PC display a "5 Star" award, it received a "Must Have" award from Kitguru.net and it received a "Best for High End" award from Hispazone.com.

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

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Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Advisor.co.uk, Chip.de and altomdata.dk the average expert rating of this PC display is 91%. If all the PC monitors of this spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this flatpanel monitor is in the top 7%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 228 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Asus PC display is 90 out of 100.

Good Size

A number of Asus PA279 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was a good height. Jd wrote in their Asus PA279 review on Amazon “Left/right, tilt up/down, good height adjustment for multi-monitor setups etc, you couldn't ask for anything more”. S.w said on Amazon “It has a great picture, is very sturdy and being able to change the height is great”. Tony P mentioned “Its adjustments are very good both in height and angle -” .

A few customers who bought the Asus PA279 mentioned that it was thin. Amazon Customer rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their Asus PA279 review on Amazon “The bezel is relatively thin and the chassis has an industrial look that appeals to me”. Amazon Customer also said “Two details are of interest on the bezel - the first is a thin red strip that accents the design without appearing frivolous”.

Two customers said in their reviews that the product was lightweight.

A few Asus PA279 owners said in their reviews that it was tall. Mr. Christopher Sunman mentioned on Amazon five years ago “I normally struggle on getting a monitor to a decent height being fairly tall.” in his Asus PA279 review. Neringa said 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”.

One person who bought the Asus PA279 mentioned that it was a good size. Vladimir Jirasek said on Amazon “Good size offering a lot of space for editing two side by side word documents” and scored the product 5 stars.

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Good Technical Features

Eight customers thought this PC monitor had good features. Three years ago Mr. H mentioned in their Asus PA279 review “Lots of great features”. Mr. H also wrote “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

Several Asus PA279 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Chryseus mentioned in their review of the Asus PA279 “I find sRGB is the best mode to use for pretty much everything”. Magy357 mentioned in their review “It would be very handy, if those ports would have power from monitor power supply” . Mr. H said in their review of the Asus PA279 “The sRGB was also handy when I moved into web design work” .

Several Asus PA279 owners said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Spuds gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “The monitor was easy to set up and use.”. Steven said three years ago “Sturdy base and easy to setup, plenty of swivel, lot's of vertical height adjustment” in his review of this PC monitor.

Three Asus PA279 owners said that the Asus PA279 was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Neringa wrote in their review on Amazon “Only negative part so far are menu buttons, if you trying to regulate screen position is very easy to press them.”. Peter J Williams mentioned in his Asus PA279 review on Amazon four years ago “I find the menu easy to use” and gave the product a very good rating. Spuds scored the product very highly and wrote on Amazon two years ago “The old settings were indeed harsh” in their review of this PC monitor.

A number of Asus PA279 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good experience. Electro wrote on Amazon “Arrived quickly, overall a great experience” in their review of this PC monitor. Spuds gave this PC monitor a very good review and said “Web-browsing is an altogether more pleasant experience” in their review.

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Robust

Eighteen Asus PA279 reviewers reckoned that the Asus PA279 was well made. Chryseus mentioned on Amazon “The build quality feels fantastic compared with other cheaper monitors I've had in the past”. Two years ago David Aitken said “Amazing monitor and brilliant build quality! Use regularly for games” in his review and gave the Asus PA279 a rating of 5 stars. Enthusiast mentioned on Amazon “Solid for the price”.

Some customers who purchased it concluded that it was strong and durable. Jd wrote “+ 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”. Mr. M. P. H mentioned on Amazon five years ago “The stand is sturdy with fantastic versatility.”. Phil mentioned in his review of this PC monitor 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” and rated it 5 stars.

One Asus PA279 reviewer wrote that it was sealed.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Asus PA279 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was good in terms of USB connections. Neringa mentioned in their review of the Asus PA279 on Amazon “Other stuff is very good including usb hub”. Pedro Batista mentioned in his review “It has all the normal connections plus an handy USB hub”. Phil mentioned 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”.

A few Asus PA279 reviewers thought this PC monitor was good in terms of connectivity. Emre Caglar wrote on Amazon “Apart from it it is looks really cool colour quality was great connectivity and usb hubs were great” in their review. M.bryant wrote on Amazon five years ago “It is well constructed, plenty of connectivity, features and it looked good” in their review of this PC monitor. Martin Sall said “PA238Q has a lot to offer - great connectivity options, PIP/PbP” in his review although he rated it 60 out of 100.

Some Asus PA279 owners said in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Two years ago Anthony Alston said on Amazon “This thing has inputs galore (1x HDMI 2.0, 2x HDMI 1.4, Mini DP, DP” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Nice Design

Several customers who bought the Asus PA279 agreed that it was good looking. B. A. Carter said on Amazon three years ago “This is an excellent, beautifully clear and bright monitor” in their review of the Asus PA279. Two years ago Justin C mentioned “They're pretty awesome”. Also two years ago Mike mentioned “Pretty easy to set up” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars.

A number of people who reviewed it thought it was a good design. Electro wrote in their review on Amazon “This monitor is excellent because of the high quality screen/colours and design”. J. Sharp said in their review on Amazon “It is a design flaw that needn't be present”. Ms. V. A. Stonham mentioned “Amazing monitor for any photo editing and or graphic design work! Clear to see” in their review of this PC monitor and rated the product 5 stars.

Two people concluded that the Asus PA279 was smooth. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon four years ago “The rest of the setup was relatively smooth”. Five years ago Murali_14 mentioned “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 person who purchased this PC monitor thought it was well designed. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Well designed” in their review of this PC monitor and rated it 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Several people who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it was good quality. Five years ago A. Jones wrote in their review of the Asus PA279 on Amazon “The screen and stand feel well made” and gave the Asus PA279 a score of 5 stars. Adam Holuj wrote on Amazon “Very good quality and colours” and gave the Asus PA279 a score of 5 stars. Al gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned four years ago “Build quality is great” in his review of this PC monitor.

Reasonably Priced

Some Asus PA279 reviewers said in their reviews that the Asus PA279 was good value for money. A. N. Fong gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review of the Asus PA279 on Amazon “The only difference is the warranty period and the massive reduction in cost”. Three years ago Amazon Customer said “Nice quality for price”. Artefact gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote four years ago “The monitor is great value for money, Light bleed from the edges is outrageous in "all black".” in their review.

Five Asus PA279 reviewers agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Adam Holuj wrote on Amazon two years ago “Very good deal!” in his Asus PA279 review. J. Sharp mentioned in their Asus PA279 review on Amazon “The feel of the plastic of the Asus screen was rather cheap”. R. Wood gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Switching to a cheap GTX 660 (http” in their Asus PA279 review.

A few Asus PA279 reviewers thought it was cheap. Flashg mentioned “I couldnt find one at a price in my budget range certainly not with my wife nagging me” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it an excellent review. Josephine said “Incredibly good budget screen!”. Josephine also said “I think it is by far the best budget screen on the market”.

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Good Picture Quality

A few customers said that the product had good colour saturation. Alex Doherty said “The colours are great and it really does look much better compared to a standard TN panel” in his review. Eamonster said four years ago “Everything else was fine - colours were good” in their review of the Asus PA279 but they rated this PC monitor 1 stars. Five years ago Mr Gibbs wrote on Amazon “Fantastic Colours, backlight bleeding not a problem for me”.

A number of Asus PA279 owners agreed that the Asus PA279 had good picture quality. B. H. J. Hatcher mentioned “Amazed by the Picture quality straight out of the Box” in their review and rated the Asus PA279 as very good. Mike scored it very highly and he said in his review of the Asus PA279 on Amazon “Picture quality far better than I had expected”. Mr D H North gave the product an excellent review score and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “Bought a pair of these after reading a PC Mag review, excellent picture quality, excellent colour reproduction, excellent build quality”.

A few Asus PA279 reviewers who purchased it 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. Also five years ago Michael scored it very highly and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor “The only complain i can make is viewing angle is overrated”.

A number of Asus PA279 owners who bought it reckoned that it had a good refresh rate. Martin Sall mentioned in his review of this PC monitor 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” but despite that he only rated it 60 out of 100.

One customer thought the Asus PA279 had a sharp image. Nathan Jarman mentioned in his review “The colors and sharpness are perfect, have mine set to standard” and rated the product 5 stars.

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Asus Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

Asus is one of the better rated PC screen brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium monitors.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some Asus PA279 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was quiet. Mr. Christopher Sunman mentioned on Amazon “Things must have been quiet as it came in 1 day” in his review of the Asus PA279. One person who purchased it concluded that it was noisy. Martin Sall mentioned “My PA238Q also has this noise”.

Six USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

The Asus PA279 has more USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys than most of the medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PA279. Most of the medium monitors that were released around the same time as the PA279 only have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, however this PC display has six USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

We compared all the other PC screens that have an LED Display to this LCD screen and we think a cheaper PC display such as the Samsung S27A850[plb_1388314_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC display such as the Viewsonic VP2772[plb_1626100_price] are also worth considering.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

Unlike most of the other LCD screens that were released more than two years ago which do not have a card reader integrated, the Asus PA279 has a card reader integrated.

Alternative PC displays with a card reader integrated currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper PC displays such as the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price], or the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus PA279 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. Most of the other LCD screens of this age and type do not have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper PC displays such as the 34UM95[pl_2175141_price], or the 31MU97[pl_2477818_price] both from LG or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price].

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Two DisplayPorts Quantitys

The Asus PA279 is a two displayPorts quantity PC screen.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angle, horizontals of LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the PA279 range from -5° to 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the Asus PA279 has a quite wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the PA279.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the Asus PA279 has one of the wider viewing angle, verticals amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The viewing angle, verticals of similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the PA279 range from 15° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Quite 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 more than two years ago. The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that are a similar age to the PA279 is 25 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m².

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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Asus PA279 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all PC monitors of this age and spec is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has Seven Cables Includeds

The Asus PA279 has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to it. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PC screens of this age and spec. The cables includeds "Audio (3.5mm)", "DisplayPort", "DVI", "HDMI", "Mini DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this LCD screen.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Support

A few Asus PA279 owners who reviewed the Asus PA279 reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Three years ago Mark H wrote “Any one have a solution?SOLUTION - see comment from Kornel below - PROBLEM SOLVED! No help from Assus Tech Support”.

Not Cheap

We think this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago. The price range of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago is from £43 to £9,999.

Running Costs Are Very High

The PA279 has an average 8 year running cost of £126 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 16% of all 1,019 flatpanel monitors of this age and type.

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Not 3D

Most PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago are not 3D. The Asus PA279 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The Asus PA279 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The Asus PA279 has one of the slower response times (6 milliseconds) amongst PC monitors of this age. The average response time of PC screens of a comparable type and age to the PA279 is 6.1ms.

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Heavy

Across all the LCD screens of this spec and age the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The Asus PA279 is quite heavy (10 kilograms) compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a similar age to the PA279.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus PA279

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the PA279 over three years ago.

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10 Awards

3dnews.ru Editor's Choice compress.ru Recommended hispazone.com Best for High End focus-numerique.fr Recommended kitguru.net Must Have 01net.com 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star chinese.vr-zone.com Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star technopat.net Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(25)
1 April 2014

Although 24-inch 1080p IPS displays are now available under £200, good-quality 27-inch consumer panels are still a fair bit more expensive. Therefore there's not too much of a price difference...

28 March 2014

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…

10 December 2013

Kitguru.net

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…

19 August 2013

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…

29 July 2013

With a practical set of hardware features and colour fidelity that's even better than with previous models in the range, the Asus PA279Q certainly does justice to the ProArt monitor line. However,...

Digital Versus

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User Reviews

(155)
Reviewed 8 October 2013 by Anonymous

If you are looking for a worthy tablet that will last for a while .. this is the one. The specs are extremely high, and it will be a blow out for some time...

Reviewed 18 November 2013 by Tobin E.

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…

Reviewed 19 November 2013 by Robert T.
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 31 October 2013 by Nick W.
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 11 January 2014 by Jason D.
(Verified Purchase)

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…

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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.62 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus pa279, asus pa279q, asus 2ry8682, asus 2560x1440, asus lcd monitors pa279, asus lcd monitors pa279q
Barcodes 00012300309899, 00012305073863, 00088021474987, 00803982777188, 00807320177715, 00807320196747, 00809392589663, 00824551138025, 00836046984277, 00886227456406, 00886227459377, 04053162935167, 04716659456407, 04716659480365, 05054484660880, 05054533660885, 08862274593778

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LG 34UM95 vs Asus PA279

LG 34UM95 vs Asus PA279
LG 34UM95 Asus PA279
£ 661.98 £666.48
£5 Cheaper
Hugely Better Review from Pcworld.pl
Higher Resolution
Vastly Higher RMS Rated Audio Power
Hugely Worse Review from Digital Versus
Hugely Worse Review from 01net.com

Asus VG278 vs Asus PA279

Asus VG278 vs Asus PA279
Asus VG278 Asus PA279
£ 449.99 £666.48
£216 Cheaper
Two Times Faster Response Time
User Reviews Are Marginally Better
28% Shorter Height With Stand
Hugely Worse Review from Kitguru.net
Hugely Worse Review from Les Numeriques.com
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