What to Look for in Your Next Professional PC Monitor

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This article, by Eric Born, is brought to you by our friends at ASUS

A designer’s monitor is more than just a monitor. It’s the tool that lets them see and shape their work with confidence before it’s released to the masses. Frank Ramirez, owner and videographer of Coyull Films, agrees: “Monitors. Having the wrong one causes eye strain, frustration and decreased productivity,” he says. “The right one gives you confidence in your work, keeps you excited to work throughout the day and helps get work out faster.”

ASUS’s ProArt family of displays is built for this exacting work. Introducing two new ProArt monitors: the PA278QV and PA248QV, that make professional-caliber display technology accessible to a broad audience. For those who are just setting out on their creative journeys, the PA278QV and PA248QV provide an accurate and reliable canvas for their photos, digital art and video.

All the Right Hardware in All the Right Places

For most creators, it’s essential to find a monitor that offers accurate, vivid colors. When looking for a new monitor, keep an eye out for features like factory calibration and verification, as well as robust coverage of color gamuts.

Both the PA278QV and PA248QV use an IPS panel, the LCD technology of choice for enthusiasts chasing the most accurate, vivid colors. Both monitors cover 100% of the sRGB and Rec. 709 color gamuts typical for standard-dynamic-range photos and videos. The PA278QV and PA248QV are factory calibrated and Calman Verified to ensure an average Delta E value of less than two, so that they offer the color accuracy necessary for professional work out of the box.

IPS displays are renowned for their wide viewing angles, too. Even when a client or co-worker looks at the display from off angles, colors and contrast won’t shift as they might on other panel types. Both displays are equipped with a convenient and ergonomic-friendly stand that allows for tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustments.

In addition, both of these new ProArt monitors feature a 75Hz refresh rate and Adaptive-Sync technology, which helps to eliminate screen tearing to preserve image quality even as delivered GPU frame rates naturally fluctuate.

The Right Tools for the Job

The 27" ProArt PA278QV has a generous 2560×1440 resolution, with ultra-slim bezels that make it ideal for multi-monitor setups. It’ll accept inputs through a broad selection of ports, including DisplayPort 1.2, Mini DisplayPort and HDMI 1.4, and can also serve as a convenient USB 3.0 hub thanks to a USB passthrough.

At 24.1", the ProArt PA248QV has a smaller diagonal than the PA278QV, but has a resolution of 1920×1200, giving it a 16:10 aspect ratio. Many of today’s monitors have an aspect ratio of 16:9, which is often regarded as the ideal ratio for watching movies and other entertainment. The extra vertical space afforded by 16:10 displays can be helpful for creatives using software like Adobe Photoshop or Premiere, programmers who need lots of vertical space, or anyone who commonly works with two documents arranged side-by-side on the same monitor. The ProArt PA248QV also features ultra-slim bezels, and it accepts a wide variety of inputs, including DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 inputs, and a legacy D-Sub (VGA) port. This monitor can also serve as a USB 3.0 hub.

Dependable Partners for Creative Enthusiasts

Need a starting point for your work in photography and videography? These displays provide out-of-the-box color accuracy at price points within the reach of just about any creative enthusiast. Whether you’re touching up photos for social media or editing video for your YouTube channel, PA278QV and PA248QV will pave the way to transform your creative vision into completed projects. Explore more about them on ASUS’s Let’s Create website, and enter the giveaway for your chance to win your own PA248QV monitor.

Established in 1989, ASUS is a multinational company known for the world’s best motherboards and high-quality PCs, monitors, graphics cards, routers and other technology solutions. ASUS founded the ProArt product line in 2011 with the goal of helping creators power up their imagination.