ASUS PB287Q True 4K Monitor Review

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ASUS PB287Q True 4K Monitor Review

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Monitors are hardly the most exciting thing in the world to have pictures of. It's a bit black rectangle with some buttons on it for adjustments. Still we've seen enough monitors that attempted to do something funky with the packaging of the screen that we appreciate a bezel which doesn't detract from the main event. When your screen is 28 inches of 4K goodness, that main event is most definitely the reason we're here. 

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In the introduction we mentioned how the lines between a television and a monitor have almost disappeared. However, one area that we're delighted to see there is still a gap is in the matte coating on the PB287Q's panel. Why television manufacturers are insisting on sticking near mirror-coatings onto their flat panels, thus replicating the most annoying element of CRTs is beyond us. The 4K TN panel on the ASUS has none of that reflectivity, which is great to see.

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There are only two input types on the PB287Q. From left to right we have two HDMI 1.4 ports, a DisplayPort 1.2, and the audio in and out. It's definitely worth noting that the left hand HDMI port supports the Mobile High-definition Link protocol, so you can connect your smart device to the PB287Q and broadcast onto the monitor and all it's 4K goodness.

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29-06-2014, 19:28:46

Oooh show me your display Quote

29-06-2014, 20:29:42

4K screens are starting to drop in price and the quality of them is improving, this one is a start.
Now we just need the GPUs to catch up so a single card is enough to run one 4K screen as good as they can on a 1080p one today.
Until that happens, it isn't really worth going 4K for 90% of people. By the time it does happen, 4K screens will be even cheaper and there will be better ones than the ones today.Quote

29-06-2014, 20:33:34

Very swish! And I really like the performance figures, puts into perspective just how much horsepower is going to be needed for 4k, particularly as things progress. One question though.....don't happen to have a couple of Titan's knocking around to run a test or 2 in SLI? The 295x2's only have 4GB per GPU, so the Titans could be a little experiment into the value that could be offered by something like a much mooted yet never materialising 6GB 780Ti, or even the 880 in the future.

Also, does your camera have a manual focus or focus lock? If not have you considered using a dSLR instead?Quote

29-06-2014, 20:40:33

Does it support 120Hz with 1080p? I'm intrigued by the idea of having such a screen and doing work stuff at 4k, and then game at 1080p. There wouldn't be blurriness since at 1080p every pixel is represented by a 2x2 cluster.Quote

29-06-2014, 20:58:12

Asus is really bringing it these days with their monitors. Ive been doing some research on some wanting to upgrade my 25" HP and a lot of the top ones out there seem to be by Asus.

Think Ill pass on 4K though for a while. I think its a little too much resolution requiring a little too much GPU horsepower. Luckily for my 42 year old eyes, 1920x1080 looks plenty sharp. Quote

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