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ASUS ProArt PA279CRV 4K IPS with USB-C

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For content creation pixel-dense ~27″ ‘4K’ UHD options can be very attractive. The ASUS PA279CRV of the ProArt series offers this, with accurate colour output in mind. The monitor has a professional-look with satin silver-coloured stand neck, reduced width matte silver stand base (upper surface) and dark matte plastic bottom bezel. The top and side bezels use the common dual-stage design, with slim panel borders flush with the rest of the screen plus thin hard plastic outer part. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by buttons which face forwards towards the right side of the bottom bezel.

Professional styling

A 27″ 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) IPS-type panel is adopted, with 60Hz refresh rate plus Adaptive-Sync and VESA MediaSync Display certification. This allows technologies such as AMD FreeSync and Nvidia ‘G-SYNC Compatible’ to be used with assumed 48 – 60Hz VRR range. A matte anti-glare screen surface is included with 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles and 10-bit (8-bit + FRC) colour support specified. A flicker-free LED backlight provides a colour gamut of 99% Adobe RGB, 99% DCI-P3 and 100% sRGB with a 350 cd/m² typical maximum luminance. The monitor is TÜV Low Blue Light (Hardware Solution) certified as a nod towards reduced energetic blue light output from the panel, potentially enhancing viewing comfort. A Calman Verified factory calibration is included with specified DeltaE <2, with various colour space presets such as sRGB, Adobe RGB and DCI-P3.

VESA DisplayHDR 400 is supported, allowing the monitor to put its generous gamut to good use alongside a specified 400 cd/m² brightness and 10-bit colour output. This is a limited brightness by HDR standards, whilst this is a very basic HDR level that doesn’t require local dimming to enhance contrast. A 5ms grey to grey response time is specified, a figure which as usual you shouldn’t pay too much attention to. The stand offers full adjustability including 130mm (5.12 inches) height adjustment and pivot into portrait, with an oval-shaped cable tidy towards the bottom of the neck. It can be removed via a quick-release mechanism to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. The ports face downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter with ‘zero watt’ switch), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, DP 1.4, DP 1.4 output (for MST daisy chaining), USB-C (96W PD, DP Alt Mode, upstream data) a 3.5mm headphone jack and 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports. A third USB 3.2 Gen 1 port plus USB-C downstream port is located at the bottom of the monitor for easy access, towards the left side as viewed from the front. 2 x 2W speakers are included for basic sound output and 2-system PiP/PbP is supported..

Good ergonomics

Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~$470 USD.