ASUS PB287Q

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80
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

Gamers looking for an affordable 4K solution might find something to like in the PB287Q, but non-gamers may be disappointed by its compromises.

The PB287Q looks fine out of the box, with Eurogamer calling it "sleek-looking" and "very sturdy despite some mild creaking." The monitor even has "a full complement of position adjustments," according to Tom's Hardware, though Trusted Reviews says they're a "little dubious as to how useful" the pivot options are "in a TN-based monitor." Eurogamer notes the PB287Q comes with "two HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2 for 4k resolution," but gamers with older equipment may be disappointed that "all legacy connectors (DVI and VGA) have been dropped entirely and as such there's no analogue support."

Unfortunately, despite the all-digital ports and 4K resolution, PC Gamer says the PB287Q exhibits "slightly washed out colours." Macworld had problems with the "limited angle of view" and says the screen has a "grainy, slightly broken look to it." However, Eurogamer says the PB287Q delivers "balanced greyscale and colour reproduction that we simply didn't expect to see from a TN-based display." So while TrustedReviews says "serious photo editing is a no-no on this screen," the "poor vertical viewing angle" isn't going to be "too great a problem" for gaming and Tom's Hardware says the "color, grayscale, and gamma results are on par with other gaming screens."

Professionals who have taken the plunge into 4K content might find the PB287Q's flaws frustrating. Gamers, however, will find it a serviceable and affordable option for enjoying their favorite games.

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