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Asus Professional PA279Q , Black 27” WQHD 2560X1440 (2K) AH-IPS 144 Hz up to 165 Hz LED Backlight LCD Monitor, Ergonomically-designed, build in speakers , Tilt,Swivel,Pivot,Height Adjustable

  • 2560X1440 (2K)
  • Pre-calibrated for unmated color accuracy (?E< 2) with 99% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB
  • DisplayPort, HDMI, and Dual-link DVI, USB 3.0 X6 and 9-in-1 card reader
  • Wall-mount capability for comfortable viewing position
  • Asus Rapid Replacement for 3 Years

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True Color and Absolute Fidelity: Professional 27" Pre-Calibrated AH-IPS 16:9 2560 x 1440 WQHD LED-Backlit Monitor

  • Factory pre-calibrated for unmatched color accuracy (ΔE<2) with 99% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB, and 120% NTSC
  • Professional 27-inch AH-IPS display with 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolution and 109 pixels per inch for greater image detail
  • DisplayPort input, Daisy-chain DisplayPort output, HDMI, and Dual-link DVI; along with six USB 3.0 ports and a 9-in-1 card reader
  • Ergonomic tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment for a comfortable viewing angle

True, Consistent Color

Color Consistency for Photographer and Retouching with 99% Adobe RGB Color Space

The ASUS PA279Q is pre-calibrated at the factory for the highest accuracy and outstanding color space reproduction – 99% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB, and 120%* NTSC. With a wide color gamut of 99% Adobe RGB, the colors seen in photos will be reproduced faithfully and consistently in a way that cannot otherwise be on monitors with just an sRGB color space.


10-Bit Color for Smoother Gradations

The PA279Q offers 10-bit display color for over one billion on-screen colors and supports 14-bit internal look-up table (LUT), which gives smoother gradations and a more natural transition between hues.

Pre-Calibrated Right Out-of-the-Box

The out-of-the-box settings are impressive as each PA279Q is pre-calibrated at factory to prove the best color accuracy. To ensure that each PA279Q produces the most accurate and consistent color, we carefully measure its ΔE and gamma value and track its gray-scaling. It even supports Gamma 2.2 for PC and Gamma 1.8 for Mac – offering users more flexibilities to work with. Each PA279Q guarantees industry-leading color accuracy, having been pre-calibrated to minimize the color difference to ΔE (Delta E) of less than two – ensuring precise reading of color input and guarantees excellent color fidelity.


Next-Generation IPS Display Technology

The ASUS PA279Q features AH-IPS (Advanced High-Performance In-Plane Switching) display technology for superior color accuracy, a brighter image from increased backlight transmission and lower power consumption. Each PA279Q also features a brightness rated at 350cd/m² and an 100,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio for enhanced image contrast.


See Better and Wider

The PA279Q WQHD monitor provides 109 pixels per inch (PPI), resulting in high quality 2560 x 1440 visuals – equaling four times the resolution of stand 720p sets. It allows users to view greater image detail and do more with an onscreen footprint larger than that of standard displays.

The screen's 109PPI density means there are 109 RGB matrices within one inch. Generally, the more pixels a display has, the more lighting (or power) those pixels require to achieve the best visuals. However, with advanced LED backlighting on the PA279Q, power and energy savings are no longer compromised, while better visuals are assured.

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Made for Work and Play

With its WQHD display, you enjoy 77% more desktop space than a full HD screen to spread out your windows and palettes. It is also about 25% sharper than a generic 27" full HD display, delivering ultra-smooth visuals thanks to 6ms (GTG) response time. This ensures you get lag-free experiences in movies and gaming, with the latter looking more vivid, with all in-game details shown in true color. The ASUS PA279Q is undoubtedly your best choice for work and play.

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Six-Axis Independent Color Adjustment

Customized hue and saturation control with six-color adjustment allows you to adjust six colors (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta and yellow) independently without affecting other colors.

Uniformity Compensation

The ASUS PA279Q comes with Uniformity Compensation to help solve problems like brightness and chroma (color) fluctuations on different parts of the screen. The diagram below shows the difference between the luminance recorded at each point on the screen as compared to the central reference point. Ideally, the luminance difference should be within -3% to 2%. You can turn on the Uniformity Compensation function in the OSD to prevent inconsistent and inaccurate color.



Robust Connectivity

The PA279Q has a built-in multi-format memory SD card slot and a six-port USB 3.0 hub for convenient pass-through connectivity at speeds up to ten times that of USB 2.0, with compatible devices. One USB port also supports SuperSpeed Battery Charge for accelerated (about 40% faster) USB device recharging than standard USB 3.0.


The ASUS PA279Q has DisplayPort, HDMI and dual-link DVI-D ports, and can display content from two video inputs simultaneously. DisplayPort allows users to daisy chain up to four monitors* for a multi-display workstation from one video source.


ASUS Exclusive Innovation and Design

Splendid™ Video Intelligence Technology

ASUS Splendid™ Video Intelligence Technology is built upon a color engine that automatically analyzes and determines the nature of the user's current task, thereafter adjusting the display's parameters according to ensure color accuracy and image fidelity. Seven preset modes (Scenery, Theater, Adobe RGB, sRGB, standard and two user modes) can be selected via a designated hotkey.


Intuitive Five-Way Navigation Key

The PA279Q has a 5-way navigation key that acts as a joystick that gives access to the QuickFit Virtual Scale function along with all OSD functions and settings.


Customizable OSD Shortcuts

The PA279Q also features two user-customizable shortcuts for frequently used monitor controls, removing the need to navigate the full on-screen menu system.

Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture

ASUS exclusive innovations Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) allows users to view images from different signals in almost anyway they want. PIP and PBP let users view images from different signals and let them switch between the main and PIP source, including audio, easily.


QuickFit Virtual Scale Function

ASUS included its exclusive QuickFit Virtual Scale Function with the PA279Q , allowing users to preview photos and documents on screen in their actual sizes prior to printing. It can activated via a hotkey on monitor and used as a guide to accurately view and edit photos. Additionally, the PA279Q also comes with a choice of seven different background colors for users to choose from.

Supported Formats:
  • Document: A4, letter
  • Photo: 8 x 10", 5 x 7", 4 x 6", 3 x 5", 2 x 2"
  • Grid: Alignment, Centimeters, Inches

Ergonomic Design

As with most ASUS displays, the PA279Q is VESA-wall mount compliant and comes with a versatile stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment. A monitor hood attachment is also supplied for shielding the display from bright ambient light for even greater color accuracy.

What's in the Box


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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Brian F.
  • 11/24/2014 5:58:09 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsDisplay Port Cable

Pros: Amazing screen, holry schmow.

Cons: Costs 1 grand.

Other Thoughts: For those of you that hook this monitor with an HDMI cable, don't. HDMI only supports 8bit colours which mean there are 256 shades of red, green, and blue (256 reds x 256 greens x 256 blues = 16.7 million colour combinations).

Hook this baby up with a display port cable and you will get 10bit colours which means there are 1024 shades of red, green, blue (1024 x 1024 x 1024 = 1.07 billion colour combinations).

The diference between colours is like a rainbow with 16.7 million bands of colours vs. 1.07 billion colours. The reds, blue, and greens will look the same, but there are more smoother transitions since there are smoother stripes of rainbow. Sorta like when you stpped up from the 8 crayons box to the 64 crayon box, same colour intensities, but you suddenly saw the 56 colours between the main 8 crayons.

The DisplayPort cable only supports more colours, but both HDMI and Displayport support the max resolution 2540x1440.

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  • Claudette R.
  • 7/30/2014 1:17:40 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsColors!!!

Pros: Good pivot. Lots of cables. SD card reader. USB3 hub. 10bit display with a Quadro card in Windows.

Cons: You have to plug the DVI port first to use the menu...

Other Thoughts: Will buy another one anytime.

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  • Donald S.
  • 6/28/2014 10:32:29 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love Photoshop on this monitor

Pros: Color out of the box. Amount of space to use photoshop with one screen. Seems to be of high quality build and materials.
I was able to get rid of some old external speakers since they're built in to the monitor. They don't sound bad.

Cons: it had two small scratches on the base. I know this won't affect the quality of the displayed image, but maybe Asus will read the review and do something to make sure this doesn't happen to others.

Other Thoughts: I'm a Photographer and needed a bigger monitor as I'm getting older and my eyes are going. This was the best money I've spent all year. The color is fantastic and there is so much screen space that I was able to dump my two monitor set up for Photoshop and just put everything on this one monitor. I still run a second monitor for Emails in landscape, which is also a big help since my pallets do not block client e-mails that have all their instructions on them. Also I was able to run both monitor with DVI. I think I read somewhere that only the display port cable will support the resolution. Not true. I can run both monitors at full resolution no problems. And one other thing.....very bright out of the box. I ended up setting the brightness to 16 from the original 50 that it came at.

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  • Jay H.
  • 5/8/2014 8:37:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGood Monitor, but not sure fully supported by Mac

Pros: Color is good, but having trouble with a new MacPro trying to access the Adobe RGB and sRGB modes, which are calibrated

Cons: Text not as clear as a Thunderbolt display

Other Thoughts: I have went round and round with Apple and Asus to figure out what is going on with my new Mac Pro cylinder and this monitor. All I want to do is access the calibrated Adobe RGB and sRGB modes which are greyed out. I am using miniDP/Thunderbolt to Display Port. Asus says to access these modes you need to use an analog signal/connection. I don't have a calibration puck, as I was buying a calibrated monitor. At the end of the day I want to be viewing a calibrated screen. Admittedly, it bothers me that I don't fully understand the color gamut issue. To me neither Apple of Asus seemed to be able to explain it to me either.

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4 out of 5 eggsgreat monitor

Pros: too expensive comparatively otherwise i,d buy another

Cons: expensive

Other Thoughts: expensive for coming tech

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  • Douglas J.
  • 2/11/2014 6:54:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWith a little tweaking it's perfect

Pros: Spot on color. Solid feel and construction. Beautiful anti glare screen. Six axis Hue and Saturation controls built in grid overlays for cm, in rule of thirds, A4, Letter, 8x10, 5x7. 4x6, 3x5. 2x2(US passport).
Picture in Picture DisplyPort out for Daisy Chaining multiple displays.
For what this Monitor does I can't believe it is so reasonably priced. Just a great value all around for me.

Cons: To utilize the 10bits per channel you need a workstation card which are quite expensive unless you know were to look. Even then it isn't really necessary and turning on 10bit output on you card will disable Windows Aero in Win7 and all the peak features in Win7 and 8.

Also the pre-calibrated color modes Adobe 1988 RGB and sRGB represent those color spaces very well however I print to an Epson 9900 from Photoshop and no matter what color space I was set up in in Photoshop the matching Color mode on the Monitor did not give me matching colors in my prints. I had to tweak one of the User Modes matching it to several test prints until I got the colors locked in. Now I get EXACTLY what I see on my screen no matter the color profile I am using in Photoshop.

Other Thoughts: I do a lot of artwork reproductions and for me this monitor is going to save me so much time and money. Time and Money that was wasted printing prints over and over because my Dell UltraSharp U2312HM's 8bit panel could never display the colors I was trying to find.
It goes something like this. So I would make a print, check the print against my monitor, Hmm the blues in my print are too red. OK. lets add some yellow to them. (not much changes on the screen) reprint DOH, blues are turning green in my print now. OK. let's dial back the yellow. reprint, Dang now their too red again. And back and forth and back and forth. You get the picture.

That has become a thing of the past thanks to this monitor

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  • p j.
  • 2/11/2014 6:07:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggslight bleeding issues, limited OSX features - nightmare ASUS warranty

Pros: looks impressive on paper

Cons: horrible LED backlight bleeding. got one in December, was waiting over a month to get mine serviced directly by ASUS. they tout 3 year warranty with advance replacement (they will send you a new unit first) - that did not happen.
had to send them mine first and was without it for a month!

came back - light bleeding is worse then before, contact ASUS again today and was being fed some nonsense that i need to contact retailer (yes, you: Fiona - ASUS Product Support Team). what a load of garbage.
retailers usually provide 30day return policy, rest is on ASUS and their self-proclaimed "great 3y warranty"
i got this display to replace aging 27" from a competing major brand that was actually perfect, i just needed USB 3.0

this is a total disappointment and utter disgrace by ASUS and the their so-called "warranty service".

Other Thoughts: additionally, on 2012 15" macbook pro (display port) with OSX 10.9.1 - advanced color modes are not available via the menu. in W7 all the color profiles are available.
shame. should have been mentioned.

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  • Jason D.
  • 1/11/2014 7:23:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate: Muuuch Better...

Pros: All the nice things I said before, plus the wealth of connectivity options, the USB hub, the built-in speakers which are of surprisingly good clarity, and the beautiful factory-calibrated color presets which are amazingly rich. Something about this monitor screams attention-to-detail (at the risk of overlooking other things like DEAD PIXELS... :P ) for the market segment for which it was designed. The overall construction of the panel, stand, and base feels very solid and sturdy, with only the main vertical swivel where the panel attaches to the base having a somewhat flimsy curved plastic cover but that's beyond minor. The action of the different pivots and portrait-to-landscape rotation is really smooth and solid without being tight and requiring unnecessary force to work. I will definitely recommend this monitor to the graphic and CGI artists I know as an upgrade for either Windows or Mac, with the caveat about Asus' pixel policy, though... (see Other Thoughts)

Cons: The OSD menu operation is a little wonkey. It utilizes what is basically like a mini joystick that is at once both very sensitive and non-responsive; some menu options seem to select easy with a simple press and others seem to require a long press. This is really nitpicking because how often do you need to dive into the OSD when there's color presets (and if you're a CG artist you'll pick either the AdobeRGB or sRGB calibrated presets and stick with one of those), and dedicated buttons for auto-picture adjust and input selection... Also, the look of the OSD and the button faces and their layout on the bezel isn't as polished or fancy at the latest Dell UltraSharps. All definitely minor things but as I can't rate this a 4.5, I'll give it 5 stars to average with my prior 4 star review.

Other Thoughts: So as a follow-up on my previous purchase of this monitor, Asus rejected my RMA on the basis of their utterly draconian pixel policy. They require 3 dead pixels, at least, and in tight grouping, in order to warrant an RMA, which is very not cool. Dell and HP have a zero pixel policy when it comes to bright/dead pixels. But Newegg, continuing to be the knight in shining armor they've always been, took it back, and sent me another with zero defects. Stay classy, Newegg.

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  • Dean B.
  • 12/29/2013 3:19:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing for Software Development

Pros: Size, Clarity, Connections, USB 3 and CF slots. Constructed like a boat anchor!

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I have owned several Asus and Dell Ultrasharp monitors in the 20-30 inch ranch. This is by far the best blowing the Dell's out of the water and besting my other Asus. Don't buy a 27 inch 1080 resolution monitor. Shoot higher, save a bit longer, and get this one. You WON'T regret it. I use it as my primary Visual Studio development monitor and for Camtasia Studio 8 work.

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  • Jason D.
  • 12/26/2013 7:00:30 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGlaring Blemish on an Otherwise Dreamy Monitor

Pros: The factory-calibrated color of this monitor is amazing. The feature set is very impressive. The 10bit color capability is probably the best value of this monitor for me, as a digital artist and faithful-color-reproduction-obsessive. I enabled it Photoshop CS6 and thanks to my Quadro, gradient banding is gone and will soon be a distant memory. The increase in screen real estate from my previous 1920×1200 is a drastic improvement. Little things like the measurements etched into the bezel, the full range of motion, the soft white power LED.

Cons: It arrived with two dead pixels in the upper left quadrant, right next to each other — just one working pixel between them. Because of the extreme dot pitch, though, it creates the appearance of a tiny black gash 1-2 mm long in the display. It's VERY visible. I've had monitors with dead or stuck pixels before but they were always in obscure locations, never grouped tightly, and didn't really warrant too much complaint. But this is a very expensive monitor that somehow went through an entire factory calibration process to nail down the color gamut and yet shipped with two glaringly dead pixels in a markedly obvious, cant-miss location. It's just too distracting of a non-cosmetic, functional flaw to tolerate for what should represent a high-end product, so I'm deducting one egg for the completely ludicrous scenario of having a monitor cared for by the factory so much and yet ignore the larger issue of quality. It's an otherwise perfect product.

Other Thoughts: I've gone ahead and contacted ASUS support because they've always been good to me in the past. My only gripe there is the fact that I've had to use ASUS support on quite a few occasions. Still, I try and stay loyal because they've always come through for me. Hopefully the defect with my issue of this monitor will warrant a replacement, otherwise I'll be forced to return it and seek an alternative. This kind of defect on a professional-grade product needed for professional results just isn't acceptable. Real shame.

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