Review LCD Monitor Asus PB279Q

Review LCD Monitor Asus PB279Q

Production company is positioning the model Asus PB279Q as a professional monitor, ready for work and for play. And as key characteristics of notes screen diagonal of 27 inches Resolution 3840 to 2160 pixels, coverage of 100% sRGB, 10-bit color and viewing angles of 178 degrees.

Design strict, “professional”, with direct chopped form without explicit decorative elements and black matte plastic panels and housing supports. In this part of the plane on the rear panel are knurled “wafer” texture. The outer surface of the matrix black, semi-matte, and feel the hard outer layer of the matrix. Block screen is relatively thick and massive. Right at the bottom of the front frame of the screen block is marked buttons and the buttons located below the rear panel opposite the label.

This is convenient, and the label is clear and the buttons are easy to find, and when you click on them, keep your finger on the screen (big front, rear index clicks on a button), so the monitor is not shaking. The only thing in the dark to use the buttons are not very convenient, as the icons are not highlighted. However, it does not matter, because the main thing – do not accidentally press the power button, and on what would have to first press – it does not matter. By the way, determine the location of the power button can be in the dark, because under it on the bottom of the screen unit is the status indicator. All interface connectors and power jack are located in a niche on the rear panel and are oriented downward.

Connect the cables to the monitor quite handy, especially when you turn the unit screen in portrait orientation. Also on the rear panel can be found for a Kensington lock slot. Ventilation grilles located at the perimeter of the projection on the rear. For the upper grille can see two small oval speaker in their own miniature acoustic boxes. Established stand allows you to block the screen is slightly tilted forward, lean back, lift, turn into portrait orientation and turn left or right.

Stand Base relatively large in size, but it is flat, which increases the efficiency of the working area of the table. The monitor is not on the stand is very stable.

The front desk has a fixed height, but underlaid by a spring mechanism with ball bearing rail provides the vertical movement of the joint, which is mounted on the unit screen. The design of the stand is stiff enough. Below its base enhanced the profile of thick steel plate. In fact, all bearing elements and metal (steel, stamped or cast alloy). Around the vertical axis monitor rotates together with stand on a fixed bottom disk on the basis of the stand made of plastic, which are pasted on the perimeter of rubber pads – prevent slipping on smooth surfaces of the monitor.Bottom to the very foundation of glued lining of fibrous material, which facilitates the rotation of the monitor and protects the table surface from scratches.

Review LCD Monitor Asus PB279Q

Such an arrangement effectively reduces the rotational number of articulations, and increases the overall rigidity. The cables from the connectors on the monitor, you can press the rack special plastic bracket supplied. If necessary, you can disconnect the stand and secure unit on the screen VESA-compatible bracket (area 100 by 100 mm).

Monitor sold in large modestly decorated box of thick and durable with plastic handle on top, which is convenient for transportation by one person. True handle managed to tear off and hung it inside the box. That, however, suggests that it is better not to rely on it.
Switching

The monitor is equipped with six digital inputs: two DisplayPort and a full-size version of miniature and as many as four HDMI. All inputs support HDMI connectivity with support for MHL 2.0 signal to Full HD at 60 frames / sec. Here are just put in a box with the appropriate monitor cable manufacturer stingy. Inputs are selected in the menu (short or mostly) also has an automatic search of the active connection.

HDMI and DisplayPort inputs are capable of receiving digital audio (PCM stereo only) that appear after the conversion to analog jack 3.5 mm connector or built-in speakers. This jack can connect external powered speakers or headphones. When working with analog audio source you need to use the second minijack 3.5 mm, and do not forget to select the input menu on the page with the sound settings. Built-in speakers sound according to their size and the acoustic environment – enough for the user in front of a loud, without the bass at all, with the phrase “plastic” overtones and parasitic resonances, but in general they are not so bad, at least not obvious at high volume overload and the stereo effect is felt. Power headphone output was enough to 32-ohm headphones with a sensitivity of 112 dB volume is sufficient, but with no reserve. The sound quality of the headphones in principle a good idea – the sound is more or less clean, all frequencies are played, in the pauses of noise is not audible.

The status indicator relatively bright, but he sent down, so the user does not blind eyes. He glows white when using the monitor, orange in standby mode and is off when the monitor is turned off.LED lighting in working order can be disabled in the menu. Menu navigation is relatively easy, thanks in particular contribute to the icons-tips just above the buttons and looped lists. If the display is on the screen and there is no menu, the first time you press any button (except the power button) displays a short menu of icons and buttons on the window with the description above.

The functions assigned to the first two buttons, the user can select from the list in the main menu.

Review LCD Monitor Asus PB279Q

Main menu relatively large. If you adjust picture menu remains on the screen, which is slightly hinders assessment introduced adjustments.

Customizable background transparency and delay automatic exit. It is possible to lock all buttons or only the Power button (the question of random it is pressed). There is a Russian version of the OSD.

Cyrillic font relatively readable, but still too small. The quality of the translation into Russian average. Felt that the translator had never seen the monitor itself, and had no idea what makes this or that function / setting. This monitor is attached brief guide where there is a variant of the text in Russian, and warranty card. Everything else – the driver and the full version of the manual – are invited to download from the manufacturer’s website. They are there (just guidance), but this option is very economical delivery.
Among the additional features present traditional opportunity to display a grid layout and multiple formats and functions of a set GamePlus – the sight of one of the four species and a countdown timer to five fixed values.

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Plenty of settings. There are several preset profiles.

To understand what is and how to change these profiles, you can turn the demo mode Splendid Demo Mode, in which the correction is applied only to half of the screen. When you select a series of profiles of the settings are not available for editing. Color balance is determined by selecting one of the three color temperature profiles, as it is possible to correct adjustments intensity of the three colors.

When the mode is switched ASCR dynamic brightness control (brightness increases for light scenes and lowered for dark). Mode Eco Mode – lowering the brightness to save energy. VividPixel – advanced zoom function to the matrix resolution.

Four modes of geometric transformation: Full Screen – the image is stretched to full screen, 4: 3- output in the specified format with extension to the horizontal borders of the screen; 1: 1 – output pixel by pixel in the center of the screen, OverScan – the same as Full screen but the picture is still slightly increased so that the perimeter slightly trimmed.
There is a dual view picture-in-picture (PIP) and Picture-next-to-picture (PBP). In PIP mode position is selected an additional window in one of the four corners, as well as its size of three possible (but none of us did not get output pixel by pixel for an additional window). In the PBP in the separation of the screen into two parts, you can get two images with a resolution of 1920 by 2160, three – two in 1920 and one for 1080 to 1920, 2160, four – four and a resolution of 1920 by 1080, and the coincidence of each physical resolution of the monitor and the input signal is output pixel by pixel.

Review LCD Monitor Asus PB279Q

That is, on this monitor can receive up to four full-fledged desktops / images from four sources.

With HDMI-connection supports resolutions up to 2160 pixels on 3840 inclusive, but only at 30 Hz frame rate. You can watch a movie, you can not work. When you connect to DisplayPort maximum frequency at this resolution is increased to 60 Hz comfortable frame rate. Despite the claims of the manufacturer about displaying 1073700000, in the case of DisplayPort (Mode 1.2) and professional video we did not get the output in the 10-bits per color. However, we make no claims will be, as never officially stated that it supported the conclusion in the 10-bit, and how many there actually shades monitor can display, we do not know. Note that for some reason, the 1080p mode and RGB color coding was overstated black level, it was not at the color difference (in the version 4: 4: 4) color coding

HDMI connection because of limitations in 30 frames / second at full resolution only interesting as a source for the sub window (lower resolution) or video source. Therefore, all the basic tests were performed when connected to DisplayPort mode 3840 to 2160 pixels at 60 Hz frame rate.

Theatrical modes, we tested using the Blu-ray-player Sony BDP-S300 . Checks operation via HDMI.The monitor accepts signals 576i / p, 480i / p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p at 50 and 60 frames / sec.1080p at 24 frames / sec is maintained, but the footage in this mode are derived from the ratio of the duration of 2: 3. In the case of interlaced signals unchanging portions are displayed on the staff, moving objects – often in the fields. For some combinations of fields from the original frame for an interlaced signal is performed correctly progressive conversion, but only one half of the screen. Also on gradient color with interlaced signals could be seen artifacts. Subtle gradations of shades differ both in light and shadow to the standard range of video. The brightness and color definition high. Interpolation at low resolutions and Full HD resolution to the matrix is performed without significant artifacts.

Review LCD Monitor Asus PB279Q

“Crystalline” effect is so weak that it is possible to recognize his absence. The matte surface of the matrix allows to work with comfort in the case of an exemplary embodiment of the monitor layout, user and fixtures in the room.

Conclusion

Monitor Asus PB279Q turned out quite versatile. A single field with higher resolution and a rather big size allows us to recommend this monitor for use in design and engineering, as well as video editing. If there is no urgent need to support the expansion of coverage and 10-bit output, the subject of the article is suitable for professional work with color. Note that, in his spare time for this monitor, you can play the most dynamic games because the response time in the mode of dispersal is low, and the delay is small. Watch a movie, too, can (a suitable format and relatively high contrast), including connecting to domestic player. But for simple office work to buy Asus PB279Q hardly rational, or at least have a relatively inexpensive model UHD-authorization for TN-matrices , which are well suited for text.

Pluses:

• Good quality color
• Six digital video inputs
• Strict design
• Comfortable and adjustable stand
• Display up to two to four sources simultaneously
• Flicker-free illumination
• Effective adjustable acceleration matrix
• Low latency output
• Good quality headphone output
• Built-in grid patterns, virtual sight and screen timer
• VESA-area 100 by 100 mm

Disadvantages:

• No significant

Review LCD Monitor Asus PB279Q updated: April 14, 2015 author: John Malkovich