4K resolution comes to the desktop PC arena with ASUS’ PB287Q, and believe me when I say it does make your digital world smaller.
The first thing anyone would notice is the size, here’s how it compares to a 19″ LCD monitor. That’s a gargantuan 28″ against a 19″ that pre-dates Full HD resolution. A 24″ monitor would lie somewhere in between them.
Starting of with the base, the large and weighty component stands as the support structure for the display giant.
From the bottom, you’ll see that the base is supported by many rubber paddings.
Next is the monitor panel, buttons for monitor controls are at the back.
On the other side of the display panel’s bottom area are the DisplayPort, HDMI , HDMI/MHL ports.
The display panel is attached to the base via the solid beam.
The rail holds the display panel very firmly, pushing it downward requires some force while shifting it upwards is near effortless. If you were to lift the monitor by holding the panel, the base would just slide down the rails on the beam as the base is quite heavy.
The monitor comes with dim lit indicators to pin point the location of the buttons that are placed behind the display panel. I think this is good as I do come by some monitors that are without any form of indicators, some monitors have indicators that are barely viewable even under sufficiently bright conditions. Adjusting the monitor in anything short of the brightness of the sun is like playing a guessing game.
And just how big is 4K resolution? Well, this is what Facebook looks like. 4K resolution fits 4x Full HD resolution.
More details at the official product page.
Assembling the monitor was easy and getting it up and running is no different from any other monitor.
Viewing angle is pretty good despite not being an IPS panel. The monitor works best with DisplayPort as it will perform up to 60Hz for refresh rate while on HDMI the refresh rate is limited to 30Hz. It has a refresh rate of 1ms and pretty decent audio output for a monitor.
I love the 4K resolution, gaming looks much sharper because there’s greater pixel density per inch BUT when it comes to work, I had to squint my eyes away. Browsers left at 100% zoom doesn’t work well as all websites look extremely tiny.
The ASUS PB287Q True 4K (UHD) Monitor retails at RM2,499, it’s not a monitor that I would recommend for work purpose mainly due to the IPS panel. As a monitor for gaming, I think it doesn’t get any better than this. If you love gaming on large screens with sharp looking visuals, then the PB287Q would be perfect, just make sure you have the graphic setup of your computer that’s able to keep up with it.