Friday, June 30th 2017

ASUS Intros BE27AQLB Business-grade 27-inch Monitor

ASUS today introduced the BE27AQLB, a 27-inch business-grade monitor designed for ergonomics and eye-comfort for protracted hours of business-usage. The monitor features a frame-less bezel design, with a stand that allows 90° rotation, height, tilt, and swivel adjustments, besides featuring a VESA mount on the stand, not just the main panel. The monitor uses a rheostat control for its illumination, and boasts of TÜV Rheinland Certification for flicker-free back-lighting. It also features a low-blue light illumination.

The BE27AQLB features an IPS panel, with WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution, 178°/178° viewing angles, 5 ms (GTG) response time, 350 cd/m² maximum brightness, and dynamic mega-contrast ratio. Inputs include both a standard and mini-DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, and dual-link DVI. Other features include 2W stereo speakers, and a 4-port USB 3.0 hub. The monitor features a typical power-draw of less than 18.82 W. Measuring 615 mm x (382~532 mm) x 226 mm, it weighs 7.7 kg. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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9 Comments on ASUS Intros BE27AQLB Business-grade 27-inch Monitor

#1
Ferrum Master
I had to google if rheostatic is a word, it feels odd to use it.

I would still use rheostat control.
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Chaitanya
Ferrum Master, post: 3686294, member: 90058"
I had to google if rheostatic is a word, it feels odd to use it.

I would still use rheostat control.
That would certainly mean use of DC drive for leds rather than PWM which is more common on craptastic LG monitors.
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#3
RejZoR
Even PWM monitors are flicker free. For as long as you're using it at full brightness. The lower you set it, the more it'll flicker.
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#4
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
btarunr, post: 3686191, member: 43587"
with WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution
How cute. Should be 4k.
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#5
Patriot
RejZoR, post: 3686400, member: 1515"
Even PWM monitors are flicker free. For as long as you're using it at full brightness. The lower you set it, the more it'll flicker.
... I mean, that is how pwm works... and it is going to have greater brightness range than rheostatic.

I see no reason why PWM can't be better than rheostatic, it's just a matter of implementation.
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#6
RejZoR
Well, if you often use lower than max brightness, DC mode is important because flickering is annoying and can make eyes tired a lot faster.
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#7
notb
Aquinus, post: 3686425, member: 102461"
How cute. Should be 4k.
It's just 27": 1440p is the optimal resolution.
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#8
lemonadesoda
In 2017 "business grade" means for the modern office where employees are scrolling through text, data, PDFs. There is no excuse not to have 4K. The ability to clearly read on screen stops users printing electronic documents just to read them once.
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notb
lemonadesoda, post: 3687414, member: 29805"
In 2017 "business grade" means for the modern office where employees are scrolling through text, data, PDFs. There is no excuse not to have 4K. The ability to clearly read on screen stops users printing electronic documents just to read them once.
This is pretty simple. Business LCDs have been hovering around 0.23-0.26mm pixel pitch for years, because that's good enough for typical viewing distance in an office (50-70cm). Not much visible resolution is sacrificed, but a lot of money is saved - that can be spent on more important things: high quality panel, adjustable stand etc.

Historically, there was another issue: interface scaling (or rather lack of it). High resolution screens resulted in unusably small interface elements. This is less of an issue today with DPI scaling working beautifully with most mainstream applications (at least under Windows).
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