Asus Intros PB287Q True 4K/UHD Monitor

On Monday, Asus launched the PB287Q, a 28-inch display designed with prosumers and gamers in mind. The panel offers a 3840 x 2160 resolution at 60 Hz, and is available now in Taiwan, Asia Pacific, European and North American markets with a starting price of $799 USD.

According to the company, the new white light emitting diode (WLED) display packs a pixel density of 157 pixels per inch (PPI). Additional hardware features include 1.07 billion colors, a brightness of 330cd/m², a 100,000,000:1 Asus Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR), and a 1ms gray-to-gray (GTG) fast response time.

"There is also Picture-in-Picture (PiP) and Picture-by-Picture (PbP) support, with users being able to switch between video sources easily. PiP mode lets users display content from a second input source in a window placed in one corner of the display, while PbP mode splits the screen down the middle," states the PR.

The new display includes the new SplendidPlus Video Intelligence Technology that optimizes videos and images by enhancing color brightness, contrast, and sharpness. Users can switch between different modes including Reading, Darkroom, Scenery, Standard, Theater, sRGB, Game, and Night View. Also included is the company's EyeCare Technology, which adopts Flicker-free technology and uses DC adjustment backlighting to reduce onscreen flicker.

This new display also packs the company's VividPixel technology that enhances image outlines and reduces noise bars. There's also the QuickFit Virtual Scale that allows users to preview actual-size photos and documents on screen prior to printing.

"The PB287Q features a slim, ergonomic design with a full range of swivel, tilt, pivot and height adjustments to provide the user with an ideal viewing position. The PB287Q is also VESA mount compatible for wall or stand mounting," states the PR.

The list of inputs and outputs include DisplayPort 1.2, one HDMI 1.4 port, one HDMI 1.4 port that supports MHL, 3.5 mm audio input and 3.5 mm audio output. The panel can pivot 90 degrees, tilt 20 degrees to -5 degrees, and swivel 60 degrees. The viewing angles are 170 degrees (H) / 160 degrees (V).

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  • ragenalien
    Looks like the same panel used in the samsung U28D590D. 60hz TN with 8 bit color expanded to 10 with some kind of demon magic.
  • icrf
    HDMI 1.4, not 2.0, so only 30 Hz there. The only way to get 60 Hz is over DisplayPort, and even then, only using MST, which isn't exactly ideal, as consistency can be finicky.

    I know, no video cards output HDMI 2.0, either, but something has to be first, right?
  • firefoxx04
    Nxic reviewed this over a week ago at least. . . .