ASUS Introduce PB287Q 4K Monitor
Earlier this year ASUS announced a new 28-inch, 4K/UHD monitor, or VDU, for prosumers and gamers. This is among the few 4K VDU’s available for less than $1k that delivers next-generation visuals. ASUS have now made their new PB287Q VDU available this June.
The ASUS PB287Q VDU boasts a 4K ultra HD (high definition) 3840×2160 resolution. This VDU has a pixel density of 157 PPI, which is four times the pixel density of standard Full HD displays. As such, this is a VDU which showcases astonishingly detailed visuals.
This is a VDU that ASUS have tailored for gamers. It boasts a fantastic array of colors. With its real 10-bit colors the VDU provides smoother color graduations. It has 60Hz refresh rate for true 4K visuals.
In addition, the PB287Q has extensive connectivity options. It includes a HDMI, HDMI Mobile High-Definition Link and DisplayPort 1.2, which supports true 4K UHD content. This display also has built-in stereo speakers and a headphone jack.
The VDU has an ergonomic design. It is a slim VDU with a range of swivel, pivot, height and tilt adjustments. As the PB287Q is VESA mount compatible you can mount it to a wall or stand.
ASUS have incorporated some of their proprietary technologies into the PB287Q. For example, it includes SplendidPlus that optimizes both images and videos. SplendidPlus includes new Reading and Darkroom modes alongside Standard, Theater, Scenery and sRGB modes.
Another innovation added to the PB287Q is its Picture-in-Picture mode that displays content from two separate sources simultaneously. The PiP mode places a second input source in one corner of the display, and then you can place a second input source at the top right or bottom right. Or you can display content from two sources side-by-side and switch between them with Picture-By-Picture mode.
With the PB287Q’s QuickFit Virtual Scale you can preview actual-size photos and documents with a grid overlay before printing them. This supports B5, A4 and letter document formats and 8 X 10, 5 X7, 4 X 6, 3 X 5 and 2 X 2 photo sizes.
The ASUS PB287Q also uses a TN Panel. This actually bucks the general trend of IPS LCD panels making a comeback, and TN-based VDUs declining. As TN panels have greater response times they are probably better suited for gaming VDUs than the IPS alternatives.
The ASUS PB287Q is out now. At $799 it is a relative bargain for a 4K high-definition VDU that is ideally suited for gamers and prosumers. Below is a more detailed list of the PB287Q’s specifications.
Panel Size: Wide Screen 28″(71.12cm) 16:9
True Resolution: 3840×2160 at 60Hz (DisplayPort), 3840×2160 at 30Hz (HDMI)
Pixel Pitch: 0.16mm
Brightness: 300 cd/㎡
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio: 100000000:1
Response Time: 1ms (Gray to Gray)
Display Colors: 1073.7M (10bit)
Signal Input: HDMI , HDMI/MHL, DisplayPort
PC Audio Input: 3.5mm Mini-Jack
Earphone jack: 3.5mm Mini-Jack (HDMI & DisplayPort Only)
Dimension with Stand (WxHxD): 660 x 414 x 220.06 mm
Dimension without Stand (WxHxD): 660.26 x 380.67 x63.55 mm
SPLENDID Video Preset Modes: 8 Modes (sRGB Mode/Scenery Mode/Theater Mode/Standard Mode/Night View Mode/Game Mode/Reading Mode/Darkroom Mode)