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For general purpose use and colour-critical work, 27″ 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) IPS models can be particularly attractive. Some models also offer an increase over the standard 60Hz, making them more appealing to some. The ASUS PA278QV is a good example of such a model, with strong all-round performance. The PA278QC offers a similar feature set, with the addition of USB-C. It has the same smart home-office appearance. The top and side bezels are dual stage with a slender panel border that’s flush with the rest of the screen, plus a slender hard plastic outer component. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by buttons that face forwards at the right side of the bottom bezels.
A 27″ 2560 x 1440 (WQHD or 1440p) IPS-type panel is used, more specifically the Innolux M270KCJ-L5B. This includes a light matte anti-glare screen surface and a 75Hz refresh rate. Adaptive-Sync is supported, with a 48 – 75Hz VRR range. True 8-bit colour is supported, whilst the monitor includes a Calman Verified factory calibration with a specified average DeltaE <2. A flicker-free WLED backlight is included, offering 100% sRGB colour space coverage and a 350 cd/m² typical maximum luminance. Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are included to enhance viewing comfort. A 5ms grey to grey response time is specified and a strobe backlight setting called ‘Rapid Rendering’ is included. This can be activated at 75Hz instead of Adaptive-Sync. The stand is fully adjustable, including 150mm (5.91 inches) of height adjustment. It can be easily attached using a quick release mechanism, if you wish, and replaced by a 100 x 100mm VESA compatible solution. Most of the ports face downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter with zero-watt power switch), 3.5mm headphone jack, HDMI 1.4, DP 1.2a, USB-C (65W PD, DP Alt Mode, upstream data), DP output (MST daisy chaining) and 2 USB 3.1 ports. 2 additional USB 3.1 ports are located at the left side, as viewed from the front. 2 x 2W speakers are included for basic sound output.
Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~$370 USD.