Asus ProArt PA279Q review

Asus has new professional displays promising colour accuracy at a range of other screen sizes. The Asus ProArt PA279Q is its latest 27in screen.??The PA279Q uses a matt anti-glare 10-bit IPS panel with a wide-colour gamut, quoted as factory calibrated for a delta E figure of less than 2. As with other high-end displays, such as the NEC P242W it uses a recent LG advanced high-performance IPS (AH-IPS) panel, with a native WQHD 16:9 resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.

This translates to a dot pitch of 0.233 mm, and a pixels-per-inch density of 108 ppi. The listed response time of 6 ms suggests it should be fine for gamers as well as graphics professionals. The can screen swivel 90 degrees, to be used vertically if desired; the PA279Q actually arrives boxed in that orientation. It can also tilt forward, up to 20 degrees.

There's a USB 3.0 upstream port to connect to your computer, which enables six USB 3.0 ports on the display itself, one of which is specified as a battery charging port. And topping off the list is a ‘9-in1' card reader, which supports both SD and Sony MemoryStick cards.

Performance and Quality

Using the Standard preset, with the PA279Q uncalibrated out of the box, and brightness and contrast settings at their defaults, the PA279Q looked slightly saturated, especially at the red end of the spectrum. For accurate colour representation, the sRGB and Adobe RGB presets were a much better choice. ??There are plenty of menu options to adjust the image, but many are disabled in different display modes. With the sRGB or AdobeRGB presets, for example, the only control you can adjust is the brightness, with settings such as white point, contrast and gamma already preset so greyed out.

Asus declares the PA279Q to have 100 per cent sRGB coverage, and 99 per cent Adobe RGB. We measured 98 per cent Adobe RGB coverage, which is close enough, along with 95 per cent NTSC, an excellent result that rivals displays that cost a lot more.

Luminance in the middle and lower sections was also good, with a maximum difference below 5%. At the top it varied slightly more though, with a difference in brightness of 21.4% in the central section, which is more reminiscent of a consumer display.

As a 27-inch screen with a 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution, we'd expect the display to consume a little more power than smaller, lower-res models.

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