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Asus PB287Q 28in UHD monitor unveiled

Asus has taken the wraps off a new 28in monitor boasting an Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution.

The Asus PB287Q is a 16:9 monitor featuring a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160, and a pixel density of 157 ppi, which is quadruple that of a standard full HD display. That's some level of detail – though you'll need a pretty good graphics card to drive heavyweight apps or games at that resolution, of course.

This monitor is targeted at prosumers and gamers, providing a large chunk of screen real estate for multitasking, 10-bit display colours, along with a 1ms grey-to-grey response time (which means there should be no hint of ghosting when it comes to fast moving images in gaming).

The company claims the PB287Q delivers 330cd/m² in terms of brightness, and a 100,000,000:1 Asus Smart Contrast Ratio. In other words, a nice, bright, sharp picture.

The monitor has a refresh rate of 60Hz, and supports Picture-in-Picture (and Picture-by-Picture, for that matter, if you'd prefer to split two input sources down the middle, each having one half of the screen). Inputs include two HDMI ports (v1.4, one of which is MHL-enabled), and a DisplayPort 1.2.

There are also the obligatory extra technologies bunged in here, including SplendidPlus which is designed to optimise video playback, and EyeCare which reduces flicker and helps to avoid eyestrain (there's also a "reading mode" preset to this end).

The PB287Q should be available from Scan, eBuyer and Overclockers UK at some point next month, and the latter has it priced up on pre-order at £600.

Darren Allan

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