Asus PB279Q Review: Ergonomic Gaming Experience
We are slowly seeing lots of 4K monitors make their way into the market and we are excited.
We have always upheld the fact that 4K on a 27+” monitor is perfect for working with, though maybe not so much for gaming, and ASUS’s PB279Q fits the bill effortlessly.
Asus has been making great proficient quality monitors for a long time, and now the 4K Asus PB279Q has arrived in our market. It’s big and classy, and we have been able to test it with games, movies, and all kinds of other tasks.
The panel measures 27 inches diagonally and adapts to the now-standard 16:9 aspect ratio. 4K actually incorporates a number of possible resolutions, but we have the most common implementation here which is a straight-up quadrupling of 1920×1080 to 3840×2160. There are also Asus’s own modernism: SplendidPlus colour presets which let you alter settings for different situations, EyeCare flicker reduction, and VividPixel image improvement.
Features and aesthetics
From the front, the monitor has a nifty well-organized appearance with black matte plastic featuring heavily. The bezels are very slender at the top and sides, the bottom bezel is thicker. The right side of the bottom bezel has small silvery-white painted dashes to mark out the On Screen Display buttons. The buttons themselves are found on the rear of the monitor. Also note the screen surface of the monitor, which is semi-glossy.
You will have no trouble setting up the Asus PB279Q using the included DisplayPort cable. The on-screen menu might prove difficult to navigate. The SplendidPlus modes will certainly make a difference to the picture, and you will particularly like the Reading and Darkroom modes.
Another interesting tool is Asus QuickFit, which offers you an idea of what your creative work should look like when printed.
You will find portions of the video where there is heavy motion tend to appear blocky, and zones where one colour changed to another will also be affected. While the pure sharpness of the image makes it look much improved than it would at lower resolutions, there are still evident faults in video handling. Image quality decreases extremely as the intensity is increased, so the only way to keep video quality satisfactory is to tone down the brightness.
Using a 4K computer monitor is a revelation. The sheer extravagance of space will make you reassess how you do everything you have become used to doing, specifically if you have become used to sluggish laptop screens. A few teething worries regardless, most parts of Windows and most programs look sharp and give you enormous freedom. Asus has thrown in plenty of features, but not the finest user interface. Many of the tools are hard to notice and use, and might be overlooked as a result.
On the whole, we can carefully say that this monitor does a respectable job with most computer functions.
Picture courtesy- tech4gamers.com
by techtalks @TechTalks August 13, 2015 12:17 PM UTC