Monday, June 2nd 2014

ASUS Showcases PB279Q 27-Inch UHD Monitor at Computex

In addition to the 32-inch ProArt PA328Q ASUS has brought to Computex 2014 another 'prosumer' oriented UHD (3840 x 2160) monitor, the 27-inch PB279Q. Seen below, this upcoming model features a 'super slim' 9 mm bezel, 100% sRGB coverage, 178/178-degree viewing angles, a 5 ms (GTG) response time, 300 cd/m2 brightness, and one DisplayPort 1.2, one mini DisplayPort and four HDMI 1.4 inputs.

The PB279Q also offers full pivot, tilt and swivel and height adjustment. No word yet on pricing or availability.
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10 Comments on ASUS Showcases PB279Q 27-Inch UHD Monitor at Computex

#1
GhostRyder
Hmm, this is going to be the smallest monitor yet thats UHD. Maybe I should go for this one over the 28inch Asus...
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Brusfantomet
27" IPS? maybe its of the non IGZO variant ant therefore a bit cheaper?

Hopeful they have a updated scaler that can take one 3840 x 2160 stream at 60Hz, thats were my money is going.
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JDG1980
by: GhostRyder
Hmm, this is going to be the smallest monitor yet thats UHD. Maybe I should go for this one over the 28inch Asus...
Dell has a 24" UHD monitor (UP2414Q) that's been on the market for a couple of months. It has an IPS display and supports 60 Hz via DisplayPort 1.2 (requires multi-stream, unfortunately).
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Svarog
I would hold off untill Monitors with Adaptive Sync appear.
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quake4toll
by: Svarog
I would hold off untill Monitors with Adaptive Sync appear.
This.
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Octavean
by: Svarog
I would hold off untill Monitors with Adaptive Sync appear.
Prudent decision especially so if gaming is the main focus.

My guess of a MSRP on such a 27" UHD monitor now (assuming IPS) based on the going rate of the Dell 24" UP2414Q ($725 to ~$1000+ USD) would be about ~$1500 USD to ~$1900.

In any event it likely won't be anywhere near as cheap as a slightly larger TN 28" UHD monitor (~$599 to ~$799) so a guess of roughly 2x to 3x the price might hit the mark.
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alwayssts
by: Octavean
Prudent decision especially so if gaming is the main focus.

My guess of a MSRP on such a 27" UHD monitor now (assuming IPS) based on the going rate of the Dell 24" UP2414Q ($725 to ~$1000+ USD) would be about ~$1500 USD to ~$1900.

In any event it likely won't be anywhere near as cheap as a slightly larger TN 28" UHD monitor (~$599 to ~$799) so a guess of roughly 2x to 3x the price might hit the mark.
Both this and the 32'' announced today are (I'm 99% sure) auo va panels.

That's good, though. From everything I've seen so far it appears AUO has similar color to Sharp, perhaps slightly poorer contrast (but obviously not ips bad), better motion/refresh rates (to the tune of actually around 5ms, unlike LG and sharp), and decent viewing angles.

I do not think that it will be super expensive, at least once more companies start using the panel. I certainly could see lesser brands/time bringing it to around $600, but granted asus is not (usually) a completely value brand (usually a slight notch above with added features), and also this is early days of the panel. It could be up to $1000 or so, but I very much doubt any higher than that. If it is, it's probably not worth it imho.

I don't think it's 'that' out of line to assume you could compare these to their (auo) current 55/64.5 uhdtvs, which when you think in terms of scale (one 55/64.5 makes four of these monitors) starts to make a lot of sense.

I'm still waiting on the 65'' vizio P (which I've all-but-decided is an ~day 1 purchase), which I'd be willing to bet shares a lot in common with these monitors...as it's probably the best all-around panel tech atm (under 41.66ms Leo Bodnar, decent contrast/viewing angle, etc).
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Octavean
by: alwayssts
Both this and the 32'' announced today are (I'm 99% sure) auo va panels.

That's good, though. From everything I've seen so far it appears AUO has similar color to Sharp, perhaps slightly poorer contrast (but obviously not ips bad), better motion/refresh rates (to the tune of actually around 5ms, unlike LG and sharp), and decent viewing angles.

I do not think that it will be super expensive, at least once more companies start using the panel. I certainly could see lesser brands/time bringing it to around $600, but granted asus is not (usually) a completely value brand (usually a slight notch above with added features), and also this is early days of the panel. It could be up to $1000 or so, but I very much doubt any higher than that. If it is, it's probably not worth it imho.

I don't think it's 'that' out of line to assume you could compare these to their (auo) current 55/64.5 uhdtvs, which when you think in terms of scale (one 55/64.5 makes four of these monitors) starts to make a lot of sense.

I'm still waiting on the 65'' vizio P (which I've all-but-decided is an ~day 1 purchase), which I'd be willing to bet shares a lot in common with these monitors...as it's probably the best all-around panel tech atm (under 41.66ms Leo Bodnar, decent contrast/viewing angle, etc).
For what its worth, I just heard that the PB279Q would be under ~$1000 USD. So your prediction seems to be spot on,....
FAQ
When will this monitor be available?
This product is still under design and development but projected release time frame is in mid to late Q3.

How much will it cost?
MSRP pricing will be released closer to product availability. Pricing is expected to be clearly under 1000 USD.
http://pcdiy.asus.com/2014/06/pb279q-4k-for-the-masses-part-two-computex-2014/
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