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EmptyMellon August 28, 2012 01:22 PM

ASUS Launches the PB278Q WQHD Display [techPowerUp]
 
Wonder about the price though.

Quote:

ASUS today launches the PB278Q wide quad highdefinition (WQHD) display. This new ergonomically-designed 27" monitor promises true-to-life 2560 x 1440 resolution visuals courtesy of an LED-backlit, wide-view angle (178) display.
Source: ASUS Launches the PB278Q WQHD Display | techPowerUp

great_big_abyss August 28, 2012 02:44 PM

But, is it IPS? There's no indication in the article as to the type of panel.

Unless we're supposed to assume from the 178* viewing angle that it is, indeed, IPS. That's a pretty big assumption to make though.

Sagath August 28, 2012 04:20 PM

This is just a rebrand of their two existing 27" models, with a combination of inputs from them both being the difference (Displayport, DVI-D, HDMI and VGA). I believe both are IPS.

Price point is ~700. Nothing special.

sswilson August 28, 2012 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sagath (Post 651899)
This is just a rebrand of their two existing 27" models, with a combination of inputs from them both being the difference (Displayport, DVI-D, HDMI and VGA). I believe both are IPS.

Price point is ~700. Nothing special.


Do you have a link to those? The Asus Panels I'm seeing are all 1080p, and unfortunately the ASUS website seems to be up to it's old tricks WRT speed of page loading. :)

Sagath August 28, 2012 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 651901)
Do you have a link to those? The Asus Panels I'm seeing are all 1080p, and unfortunately the ASUS website seems to be up to it's old tricks WRT speed of page loading. :)

Asus VA278Q and PA278Q. Same IPS (PLS) Samsung panel, same resolution, just more generic (all in one) inputs to reach a broader market.

EmptyMellon August 28, 2012 07:24 PM

Two things:
1. it's not whether this is IPS, (it is definetly IPS), but the fact that this monitor is a 27" monitor at 2560 x 1440 and not at the silly 1080.
2. the price will determine if this is a good monitor, "there is no such thing as a bad product, only a bad price".


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