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ASUS PA279Q Black 27" 6ms WQHD HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight True Color Professional Monitor 350 cd/m2 100000000:1 Built-in Speakers height&pivot adjustable

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Donald S.
  • 6/28/2014 10:32:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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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  • Rosemary W.
  • 4/11/2014 2:16:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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  • Petr J.
  • 2/11/2014 6:07:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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  • Roy D.
  • 12/19/2013 1:19:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellence at a fair price

Pros: The color and lighting uniformity is outstanding. I expect this level of performance from monitors costing double for what I paid for this.

The factory calibration was spot on; however, make sure you select the mode that were calibrated. If you are uncertain you can find this information on the include calibration report.

The stand is robust and versatile in its range of motion. This was a pleasant surprise.

I use this for work and the occasional gaming and I am very pleased. This monitor brings new life to my work and gaming.

Cons: This is LED back-lit which is not necessarily a con; however, I had turn down the brightness substantially since my office is not very bright. Factor brightness level hurt the eyes a bit but turn it down helped tremendously.

Other Thoughts: The best bang for the buck without a doubt. It holds it own with >$1K NEC monitors.

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  • Nick W.
  • 10/31/2013 7:14:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSerious upgrade over 24" 1080p

Pros: Size, options and features, fantastic color and color controls.

Cons: Very bright out of the box - fried my eyeballs - like every other display I've purchased in the last few years (4 or 5 or so). My home and office are generally low-light... See below for other thoughts on this (spoiler: it's fine after adjustments).

Other Thoughts: Purchased as a general use display, not a professional graphics display (I'm enthusiast at best in that dept.) All of the pros listed above are really high-class for a general use display, though by themselves don't really justify the ~$300 premium over "non-professional" displays.

However, what (IMHO) does justify the price premium is the fact that after setting the brightness to zero (from 50), contrast to ~40 (from 80), and saturation to 30 (from 50), I can still see ALL OF THE COLORS, and they're not truncated. This especially shines in dark games (F:NV, Skyrim), where you can turn all the lights out, daylight scenes don't eat your face, and dark areas look genuine and rich, not washed out with six shades of blah. (not a heavy user of mods either, these are mostly vanilla games.)

Other games like CivV are stupid gorgeous, and I noticed no ghosting on the very few FPS games I play (FC3, STALKER:COP) [*Note my rig is a 670, SSD, P2500k... With the high resolution and maxed settings (dropped AA to 4x on FC3), was entirely playable for everything; while this is a nice rig, it's not OC and it's not ridiculous... No need to assume 2xTitans are required for awesome gaming at this resolution, but I digress...]

Productivity is as one would assume, MS Office (esp. Excel) become that much more serviceable, VStudio, web navigation; all are just "more."

Image editing is also a plus here; again, even with everything dropped to dark/very dark, I can see much more color detail than other displays. (I must again caveat that I am not a professional graphic artist, so please seek that review elsewhere.)

At the end of the day, 90% of your interaction with a computer is via the display; I decided not to skimp this time. If I regret this decision later, or come across other thoughts, I'll update this review.

Pro Tip: Don't tell your wife how much this cost :)

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