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Monitor Asus ProArt PA27AC HDR – good & pro with high price tag

Asus launches the PA27AC as a professional monitor for those who perform tasks on their computer that requires an uncompromising approach to how the colors are rendered. This screen is not for players who want crazy update rates, nor is it a monitor for everyday users who just want something that looks good to surf the Web. This monitor is a high quality unit with a color accuracy in mind.

Asus ProArt PA27AC HDR is made around a 27-inch WQHD (2560x) IPS panel that supports 100% of the sRGB color range and is calibrated by the factory. It also supports the HDR10 color space if you use it via HDMI 2.0 a. Wise connectivity, there are DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0 A and 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C pots (1x input, 1x out). The USB-C port will also provide up to 45w power and act as a DisplayPort input, so you can connect your laptop with PA27AC with a single power cable and video. The tripod can be tilted, rotated, rotated and can be extended to a height of 120mm. There are built-in speakers, but they are just good for system noises, not for pumping melodies.

Color accuracy is important for infographic professionals because colors don’t always show the same between different computers. What looks like a nice shade of blue on one monitor may seem grotesque in another, even if the computer is sending the same signal to both monitors. The same is true when something is printed on the paper in front of the screen. The way the monitors handle these discrepancies is called color accuracy.

Unfortunately, the Asus PA27AC does not support the full range of Adobe RGB, nor does it support the full range of DCI-P3 colors. If you are in the market for a video to use to match your digital photos to a printing process or to the color grading of the video to a projection standard, you will need to shell out more cash for a video with a wider range of colors.

This is the problem with the PA27AC-for who is it exactly? The upgrade rate is not suitable for players, the color gamut support is not wide enough for real pros and the $1,200 price is pretty high for anyone who simply wants a solid monitor and bet. For $400 less than PA27AC, Dell sells the UltraSharp UP2716D, which makes 100% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB, 100% REC 709 and 98% DCI-P3, all that is missing is the Thunderbolt 3 support and that is a niche requirement anyway. The ASUS PA27AC is a great looking monitor and the Thunderbolt 3 ports with 45w power delivery are very nice.

Asus PA27AC  specs: 27-inch 16:9 • 2560 x 1440 resolution • 5ms GtG response • flicker free • low blue light • 100% sRGB colour gamut • HDR10 support • 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C • 2x HDMI 1.4 • 1x HDMI 2.0 • 1x DisplayPort 1.2• Stereo Speakers : 2W x 2 Stereo RMS•QuickFit (modes) : Yes (A4/B5/Alignment Grid/Ruler/Customization Modes)
Picture-in-PictureYes
Picture-by-Picture Yes
Low Blue LightYes
HDCP supportYes, 1.4 & 2.2
Adaptive-Sync supported :Yes, DisplayPort / Thunderbolt™ 3 ports

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