You're going to hear a lot about 4K and UHD at Computex 2014. The newest resolution technology has spilled over from the home cinema realm and splashed onto your desktop. ASUS is joining in that deluge with the announcement of their latest 28" 4K UHD display. The ASUS PB287Q sports a resolution of 3840 x 2160, putting it at four times the total resolution of modern 1920 x 1080 displays. This UHD resolution isn't quite the 4K we're being sold by the market in general, but given current tech, it's the closest we'll get for a while. Think of it as the 720p of 4K.
That doesn't mean this display doesn't look impressive. ASUS has put their best foot forward with the PB287Q. The true 10-bit display can show upwards of 1.07 billion (with a b) colours. Those colours are transported to the screen over either DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4, though you'll want to use the DisplayPort due to its higher 60Hz refresh.
The ASUS PB287Q monitor will be available in mid-June with pricing starting at $649 USD. You can get all the details in the press release below, and Futurelooks will keep bringing you more goodness from the floor of Computex 2014.
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ASUS Introduces the PB287Q True 4K/UHD Monitor
-- The ASUS PB287Q delivers the best PC viewing experience for visual artists, work professionals, gamers and home consumers with amazing image realism and clarity --
Fremont, CA (May 28, 2014) - Open your eyes to breathtaking levels of detail with the award winning ASUS PB287Q True 4K ultra-high definition (4K UHD) 28” monitor designed for prosumers and gamers. The ASUS PB287Q delivers next-generation 4K UHD visuals with resolutions 4 times greater than Full HD for extremely productive multitasking and stunning image clarity that has to be seen to be believed.
Capable of displaying 1.07 billion colors, the PB287Q delivers outstanding color reproduction and saturation with smoother color gradations for a more natural-looking transition between hues. The PB287Q also delivers an impressive 1ms (gray-to-gray) fast response time and a 60Hz* refresh rate for fluid and responsive visuals needed to experience today’s games or video content to their fullest with lifelike realism.
Extensive connectivity with class leading ergonomics
The ASUS PB287Q features extensive connectivity options that include DisplayPort 1.2 for true 4K/UHD content support at refresh rates of up to 60Hz, two HDMI ports, with the second HDMI port providing MHL support. Users can also use the MHL connector to view content from their mobile device on the PB287Q while charging the mobile device at the same 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 native resolution content up to 1080P from a second input source in a window placed in a corner position of their choice. PbP mode lets the user connect two PCs to the same monitor and view the desktops of both simultaneously on one screen that is split into two.
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 experience.The PB287Q is also VESA mount compatible for wall or stand mounting.
ASUS-exclusive technologies for stunning images
The ASUS PB287Q features the new SplendidPlus™ Video Intelligence Technology that optimizes videos and images by enhancing color brightness, contrast, and sharpness. It features two new modes —Reading and Darkroom — in addition to the Scenery, Standard, Theater, sRGB, Game, and Night View modes found in previous versions. The PB287Q also comes with ASUS EyeCare Technology, which adopts Flicker-free technology and uses DC adjustment back-lighting to reduce onscreen flicker and provide a comfortable viewing experience. ASUS VividPixel Technology adds to the PB287Q’s crystal-clear and detailed visuals by enhacing image outlines and reducing noise bars.
In addition, ASUS QuickFit Virtual Scale allows users to preview actual-size photos and documents on screen prior to printing. Onscreen square grid overlays provide users with alignment, adding to the overall flexibility and productivity aspects of the PB287Q display for digital content creators.
Availability & Pricing
ASUS PB287Q True 4K/UHD Monitor will be available in mid-June at leading re-sellers in North America. MSRP pricing will start from US $649 and will vary by country. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.
Full additional information please visit - https://www.asus.com/Monitors_Projectors/PB287Q/overview/.
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.