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Asus PB279Q PC Monitor

£579.99
27" 100000000:1 LED Sep 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £156.39 Electricity cost over 5 years
Nine industry awards
Good value for money
Not good in terms of size
304 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

Four owners who bought it considered that it was not thick. Andy rated it 1 stars out of 5 and he wrote “The computer will loose signal when it goes on standby”. Jbl mentioned “The cable gets too loose and loses the connection”. Jbl also wrote “It is now working Second, power cable connection is a bit loose” in their review.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Andy said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “This 28" monitor arrived in a strong box not as bulky as the 27" Samsungs” yet he still scored the Asus PB279 80 out of 100.

One owner said in their reviews that it was not thin. Hawkersyddeley mentioned “ANGLE OF VISION is FINE, if not somewhat sensitive/narrow for precision touching up work” but in spite of that they scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

Amongst LCD screens that were released more than two years ago, this LCD screen is one of the most highly awarded by experts in PC screens.

This Asus PC screen received a "Recommended" award from websites HEXUS.net, Gagadget.com and Cnews.cz all of whom concluded that this PC screen was good.

This medium monitor received a "Gold" award from both review websites Xtremehardware.com and Elchapuzasinformatico.com, both of which concluded that this PC screen was marvellous.

Kitguru.net gave this LCD screen a "Worth Buying" award, Noticias3d.com gave it a "Good Choice" award and it received an "Excellent" award from Hardware.info.

This flatpanel monitor received a "High Functionality" award from Ua.gecid.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, gadgets.ndtv.com, xtremehardware.com and prad.de this PC screen has an overall expert rating of 81%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, PB279 owners rated this flatpanel monitor 84 out of 100. Over 78% of reviewers gave this flatpanel monitor either 4 or 5 stars and 90% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

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

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Price

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Good Value for Money

Thirty-six customers wrote in their reviews that the Asus PB279 was good value for money. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Cheap 4k”. Javier Flores mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Incredible when taking the price into account”. Two years ago Greg Per mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon.co.uk “Bought IIyama ProLite X2888HS instead - much better choice, vivid colours and half price of this 4K screen that don't deliver” however he only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was expensive. Jay Em wrote “They're more expensive (or they were when I looked)” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Expensive

We checked 499 flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age and they range in price from £46 to £9,999. We think that this PC display looks expensive compared to other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners said in their reviews that it was quiet. Geoff Barnett gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Only gripe is the built in speakers are very quiet when taking audio over HDMI” in their review of this PC monitor.


Features

Good Technical Features

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Hexus.net said in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site HEXUS.net three years ago “Matching the premium panel and abundance of features is a price-tag of £650”. Two years ago Mr D G Taylor mentioned on Amazon “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” in his review of this PC monitor.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Two years ago expert website Kitguru.net scored the Asus PB279 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “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 monitor. James Pullen mentioned “Being able to side-by-side documents is a massive help and I can see the benefits for gaming too now”. Hawkersyddeley mentioned three years ago “I have added the Zoom (+/-) in the toolbar, to help facilitate viewing certain websites at the click of a button” .


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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Asus released the PB279.


Design

Nice Design

Twenty-two people who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Hawkersyddeley said “TN argument becomes somewhat obsolete here.] In short, I think it is pretty clear, I am VERY SATISFIED with this acquisition”. Smilewithjason wrote three years ago “I have been using 1440 Asus ips for the past year & I have to say out the box the Color this TP panel produced was beautiful”. Perpman mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The ASUS is beautiful and flexible”.

Three customers said in their reviews that the Asus PB279 was well designed. Kn mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “All are well designed” in their review of this PC monitor. Mr Rowan Lonsdale he said “Only gripe is the design of the cable management”. Hawkersyddeley wrote on Amazon three years ago “The screen is WELL MADE and SOBER in DESIGN” in their review of this PC monitor and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Three people thought this PC monitor was smooth. Two years ago Emteq wrote on Amazon “The rise and fall stand/tilt is very smooth” in their review of this PC monitor. Andy said in his review of this PC monitor in the same month “A paradox because our eyes are supposed to smooth out frame rates in the dark (hence hollywood film shot at 24-25Hz”. Andy also wrote “Just a silent smooth movement with good friction in all axes” in his review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was rough. Amp said “I even use it for rough color corrects and have been pleased with the results” in their review of this PC monitor. One customer wrote in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Arron Walker mentioned on Amazon “Solid build and great ergonomics” in his review of this PC monitor although he rated the product 2 stars out of 5.

One owner who bought the product considered that it was neat. Jason Morley mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “Comes with some neat features (Not needed Picture-in-Picture” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5.

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Excellent Overall Image Quality, Decent Onscreen Menu System, Good Viewing Angles, Onboard Speakers, Plenty of Connection Options

Twenty-seven owners reckoned that the product was good quality. Kitguru.net gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Excellent overall image quality, decent onscreen menu system, good viewing angles, onboard speakers, plenty of connection options”. Bhphotovideo.com said “Great Quality For The Pri”. Tamas Koncsik gave the Asus PB279 a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Excellent quality, brilliant colours”.

Well Made

Nineteen owners who purchased it agreed that it was well made. Bhphotovideo.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Sturdy Base Construction”. John Kelleher mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “The display is bright and and (at 60Hz) rock solid with great adjustable display”. In April last year Jake Hanley gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote “Great size, AMAZING build quality”.

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Rj wrote on Amazon “Stand and base are sturdy, rotating works well enough”. Thekidbass said on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The base is very sturdy and well constructed” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Amirul Islam Hasan Mirza wrote “It was tough to select a good 29 inch ips monitor”.

Two customers reckoned that the product was reliable. Andrew Wilkinson scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this PC monitor 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”.

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Easy to Use

Eleven people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Pig_thomas said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “On the graphics options, in my case Catalyst Control Center "make sure you download the latest drivers"”. Simon said “The 4k display is nice to use and on Windows 8 setting up display scaling works well”. Travis wrote three years ago “The controls on scene are also very hard to use and you make a lot of mistakes using them at first”.

Ten customers who bought the product said that it was easy to use the menus. Smilewithjason wrote in their Asus PB279 review “I have been playing BF4 on ultra settings this past week” . Three years ago Pig_thomas mentioned “In the settings make sure DP1.2 at 60hz is on”. Scott Reilly mentioned on Amazon “After a little bit of playing around with settings it was set up”.

Four owners said in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Saffasy gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote two years ago “Easy to assemble”. Jay Em said in his review of this PC monitor “It was really easy to put together and feels solidly positioned on my desk”.

Three owners who bought this PC monitor thought it was easy to setup. Morgana wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Really easy to set up and the screen looks great, vibrant” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Chris Hvac mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Very easy to set up and the adjustable stand is a great addition”.

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Andy rated it 4 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Scrolling web pages and pdfs is still comfortable owing to the quick response of this monitor although I doubt it is a genuine 1ms”. Jay Em said on Amazon “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”.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus PB279 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to this LCD screen.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the DELL U3415W (£684.48), and the LG 34UC97 (£719.99) which has better reviews; or the NEC MultiSync EA274 (£528) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Energy

Very High Running Costs

The PB279 is one of the least economic to run LCD screens of this age and type that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the PB279 will cost £157 over 8 years to run.


Ports & Interfaces

Four HDMI Ports

The Asus PB279 is a four HDMI port flatpanel monitor.

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Has a Headphone Out

The Asus PB279 has a headphone out, as do most of the other LCD screens of this age and type.

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Ergonomics

Features Picture-in-Picture Support

The Asus PB279 features Picture-in-Picture support, as do most of the other comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to this PC display.

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Display

Has an HDCP

The Asus PB279 has an HDCP, as do most of the other PC monitors of this type and age.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Asus PB279 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other PC displays of this spec and age.

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Packaging Content

Has Two Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus PB279 is more than most PC screens that have been around for around the same time as it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on comparable spec PC displays that have been available for a similar time to this PC screen. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)" is also found on this PC screen.

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Good Picture Quality

Sixteen customers said in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Mike wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon.co.uk “This monitor gives a superb picture on all content I have watched on it so far and the colours like so much better than any other monitor I have used” and gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Amazon Customer wrote in their Asus PB279 review 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” however they rated it 40 out of 100. Andy wrote on Amazon “10-bit colours are amazingly natural” in his review of this PC monitor.

Fourteen customers who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it had good picture quality. Leigh Pankhurst mentioned in his review of this PC monitor two years ago “It has a very good stand that adjusts in all sorts of directions and the image quality is amazing” . Shakeel wrote on Amazon “The image quality really does look fantastic out of the box with no adjustments.” and scored it 80 out of 100. Ralaar wrote “When set to sRGB it is suitable to doing graphics work, especially for the web”.

Three people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good refresh rate. Jake Hanley wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon.co.uk “The stand is fanominal, fantastic refresh rate, great customisation”. Red Diamond wrote “The most serious drawback is that the PB287Q only has a 30Hz refresh rate at 4K”. Eyeglass said “My understanding is it is used in a clever way to allow such a high resolution and refresh rate”.

One owner said in their reviews that the product had clear images. Michael said “Colour depth and image clarity is the best iv come across with this style of monitor”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus 3840x2160, asus pb279q
Barcodes 00886227786930, 04053162744769, 04056572597314, 04716659764687, 05054629739877

Asus PB279 Review Sources

To prepare this Asus PB279 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,037 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 687,538 product attributes, 78,627 PC monitor reviews and 7,443,100 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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A Little Better Expert Reviews
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£ 139.99 £579.99
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