ASUS ProArt 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor (PA27AC) Reviewed

8.7

Features

9.0/10

Ease of Use

9.0/10

Performance

8.0/10

Pros

  • Plenty of input ports
  • Supports X-Rite i1 Display Pro

Cons

  • No 4K support
ASUS ProArt 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor (PA27AC)

Whether you’re watching a movie or you’re in the middle of your favourite virtual battleground, immersion is one of the factors that matter most – and when you’re looking for proper immersion, your screen is one of the most important elements. Here’s more about the features of the ASUS ProArt PA27AC HDR Professional monitor and why it’s one of the best options for gamers, graphic designers, freelancers and casual PC users.

Made for Professionals

Design for professionals that want the best out of their monitors

The ASUS ProArt PA27AC HDR is a screen made for high-resolution, crisp clear video quality and proper clear lighting that won’t strain your eyes that’s required by professionals like artists, freelance journalists, graphic designers and career gamers.

Some of the key specifications of the ASUS ProArt 27-Inch Screen include:

DisplayPanel Size: Wide Screen 27.0"(68.47cm) 16:9
Color Saturation : 100%(sRGB)
Panel Type : IPS
True Resolution : 2560x1440
Display Viewing Area(HxV) : 608.6 x 348.3 mm
Brightness(Max) : 400 cd/㎡
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 100000000:1
Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 178°(H)/178°(V)
Response Time : 5ms (Gray to Gray)
Display Colors : 16.7M (real 8 bit)
Flicker free
LCD ZBD Warranty : Yes
Video FeatureTrace Free Technology : Yes
SPLENDID Video Preset Modes : 7 Modes (sRGB Mode/Scenery Mode/Standard Mode/User Mode 1/User Mode 2/Reading Mode/Darkroom Mode)
Color Temperature Selection : 4 Modes
Color Accuracy : △E< 2
Gamma adjustment : Yes (Support Gamma 1.8/2.0/2.2/2.4/2.6 )
Color Adjustment : 6-axis adjustment(R,G,B,C,M,Y)
QuickFit (modes) : Yes (A4/B5/Alignment Grid/Ruler/Customization Modes)
Picture-in-Picture : Yes
Picture-by-Picture : Yes
Low Blue Light : Yes
HDCP support : Yes, 1.4 & 2.2
Adaptive-Sync supported :Yes, DisplayPort / Thunderbolt™ 3 ports
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support :Yes, HDR-10 by HDMI(v2.0a) / DisplayPort / Thunderbolt™3 ports
Audio FeaturesStereo Speakers : 2W x 2 Stereo RMS
I/O PortsSignal Input : Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C™ x2 (In x1, Out x1), HDMI(v2.0a), DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI(v1.4) x2
PC Audio Input : 3.5mm Mini-Jack
AV Audio Input : HDMI
USB upstream : USB3.0 Type-B x1
USB downstream : USB3.0 Type-A x1, USB3.0 Type-C x1
Signal FrequencyDigital Signal Frequency : DisplayPort, Thunderbolt™ 3:120 KHz (H) / 48 ~60 Hz(V)
HDMI : 30~120KHz(H)/ 48~60Hz(V)
DimensionsPhys. Dimension with Stand (WxHxD) : 614 x (386 – 506) x 221 mm
Phys. Dimension without Stand (WxHxD) : 614 x 353 x 55 mm
Box Dimension (WxHxD) : 759 x 436 x 297 mm
WeightNet Weight (Esti.) : 8.5 kg
Net Weight Without Stand (Esti.) : 5.4 kg
Gross Weight (Esti.) : 11.5 kg

Avoiding eye-stain is one of the most important factors for anyone who spends a considerable amount of time in front of a computer screen, and you don’t have to worry about straining your eyes with the ASUS ProArt – it’s been designed for long-term use and is lit by a network of LED’s that make it one of the best workstation screens for professional use. While the PA27AC’s IPS screen is not 3840×2160 or 4K/Ultra HD, it’s still a big improvement over 1080p with a maximum resolution of 2560×1440.

Lightweight Plug & Play Design

The ProArt PA27AC HDR is made to be lightweight enough so that you can pack it up and take it along for easy travelling – the shipped weight of the ProArt PA27AC HDR clocks in at just under 12lbs. It’s also designed to be a pleasure to look at, with a sleek, flat, borderless design that’ll look great on your desk. There’s no need to worry about an hour’s worth of setup time when you’ve just received your ProArt PA27AC model out of the box either. No more fiddling with settings for hours, or needing to install any special software: Everything you need is right there, and it’s made for plug-and-play design, so you can get right to it.

A good range of input ports on the ASUS PA27AC

Similarly, access to controls and ports were not an issue. It’s common for some monitors to have their cables and ports located in weird places, but the ProArt PA27AC doesn’t have this common problem with access – you can find all the controls and ports located at the bottom-right underside of the TV, where it won’t get in your way even if you have several screens running at once. You can use the controls to customize pretty much every single setting that you can think of on the ProArt PA27AC, including the brightness, contrast and screen resolution – and there’s no compromising on quality, even when viewing something that requires an exceptionally clear view, like video on High Definition settings.

Soft touch buttons to adjust the monitor settins

Settings allow for a perfect video picture that’s as close to seeing the picture unfold in real-life as you can possibly get. In addition to being able to adjust the settings of the ASUS to the finest degree, you can also adjust the physical aspects of the screen to suit your needed angle; this is invaluable for people who spend a lot of time in front of their screens and need to switch angles regularly – or just people who prefer their screen at a certain angle to work comfortably.

Note: We did have some fuzzy font issues initially on our test iMac, these were resolved via a firmware update to the monitor.

Impressive – and Huge!

The ProArt PA27AC comes with a 27-inch display for the best quality display possible, and the monitor size is large enough to accommodate the needs for most professionals – and let’s be serious for a second, size matters, at least when we’re talking about the size of your PC monitor.

The base panel takes up a little more space than you would think, but considering the size of the screen, it’s not much of an issue – and the base keeps the screen solidly anchored to the surface always. So, if you are in the market for a new screen and not needing 4K or 5K resolution, the PA27AC is one to look at.

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