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PB287Q-initial impressions

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OK, finally a 60Hz 4k monitor with a nice stand and vesa mounts~ PB287Q

 

My setup -- late 2013 macbook pro running windows 8.1 and 10.9.3 --

 

it took a bit of fiddling to get everything just right (WTF is vividpixle, text looked terrible until I turned that off). 

 

no screen tearing and at 60Hz there is no response lag. 4k streaming is great but of course you can't really tell the difference at this size. 

 

I have no games to play so can't really say much about that part of things. 

 

Side to side viewing angles are great with no color distortion. viewing angle from above is just fine. from below, everything gets a yellow tint but text is still readable.

 

 

Ask me questions! I will put it to the test for you.  

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Grab the LG 4K video they use to demo their 4K monitors  -- its about 500MB for a 2 minute loop -

But run it through VLC and you will either get an erection or start crying or both.

 

 

If you cant find it I'll send it to you through wesendit - its free and non-copyright so this isnt a violation ;)

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But run it through VLC and you will either get an erection or start crying or both.

 

Like this ... ? 1239788892_jizz-in-my-pants.gif

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Like this ... ? 1239788892_jizz-in-my-pants.gif

That was my look exactly !!   Then I was really tired for some reason.

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Also check out Tears of Steel - its a free download movie @ 4K - I watched about 5 minutes of it, and did that face above -

Tears of Steel

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In regards to the 4K Dell 32" @ $2200 I mentioned -- its only 30Hz

 

So , I dont want it anymore - will stick with my boring 2560x1440 ASUS

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In regards to the 4K Dell 32" @ $2200 I mentioned -- its only 30Hz

It should only be 30Hz if you use HDMI, DisplayPort can do 4K@ 60Hz.

 

But perhaps you were better off not knowing (no more temptation :rofl: )

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It should only be 30Hz if you use HDMI, DisplayPort can do 4K@ 60Hz.

 

But perhaps you were better off not knowing (no more temptation :rofl: )

 

don't know about that one but there are monitors that limit you to 4k at 30Hz regardless of what your computer can do. 

 

the Dell one is like that. I spent hours trying to "hack' my way to 60hz on that one but it never happened. 

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don't know about that one but there are monitors that limit you to 4k at 30Hz regardless of what your computer can do. 

 

the Dell one is like that. I spent hours trying to "hack' my way to 60hz on that one but it never happened. 

When I read this, I thought "Yeah right, like anyone is stupid enough to produce a 30Hz monitor"

But it turns out you're right, the Dell P2815Q only supports 30Hz  :|

 

I guess their train of thought was, well HDMI 1.4 only supports up to 4K @ 30Hz, why go above that. The other 2 Dell 4K monitors I could find do however support 4k @ 60Hz

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When I read this, I thought "Yeah right, like anyone is stupid enough to produce a 30Hz monitor"

But it turns out you're right, the Dell P2815Q only supports 30Hz  :|

 

I guess their train of thought was, well HDMI 1.4 only supports up to 4K @ 30Hz, why go above that. The other 2 Dell 4K monitors I could find do however support 4k @ 60Hz

haha that's what I said!! ended up finding some hacks to do it but wasn't worth all the effort. 

 

I actually think there is a bunch of 30Hz only 4ks. 2 months ago when I was doing the research it was surprising.

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can we get some hardware pron?

 

(pron is still used, right? im still hip and with it and pop n fresh)

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I noticed  "28" 4K Ultra High Resolution (3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz) display, 4 times the pixel of FHD (1920 x 1080), 157 ppi for impeccable visuals"

 

I may be getting my wires crossed here, so what's the ppi for a 23 inch 1080 monitor?

(just so I'm not confusing myself further)

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In regards to the 4K Dell 32" @ $2200 I mentioned -- its only 30Hz

 

So , I dont want it anymore - will stick with my boring 2560x1440 ASUS

 

At least this Asus does seem to use SST for single stream instead of MST at 60Hz which means you can lower the resolution down without getting black bars like most 4K 60Hz monitors.  But despite Asus's claims this is a true 10 bit display, it's an 8bit that uses frame rate control which is a temporal dithering to achieve "10 bit" colors.  They really cannot claim it is 10 bit colors if they use dithering to achieve it, that's why I like certain Dell premier color monitors, true 10 bit without dithering.  I'll keep sticking to my Dell U2713H until a true 10bit, 60Hz, SST IPS 4K display is out.

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I agree with you Martog - stick with what I have until a true, 4K badass monitor comes that isnt $3000 - Then I'll switch - until then... this monitor is nice enough.

I just feel sorry for all those people who bought 27" monitors @ 1920x1080 - :x

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I agree with you Martog - stick with what I have until a true, 4K badass monitor comes that isnt $3000 - Then I'll switch - until then... this monitor is nice enough.

I just feel sorry for all those people who bought 27" monitors @ 1920x1080 - :x

 

If they have been buying 1080p the last few years, ick, as 1440p has been out and that's what I have in 27" at the moment.

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If they have been buying 1080p the last few years, ick, as 1440p has been out and that's what I have in 27" at the moment.

1440 resolution monitors are really expensive, that's why people buy 1080 monitors.

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1440 resolution monitors are really expensive, that's why people buy 1080 monitors.

 

I've always seen the 27" around the starting point for 1440p myself.  It is worth it, but I do understand pricing.  Hopefully with monitors like this Asus they can help higher resolution monitors come in at reasonable prices.

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If they have been buying 1080p the last few years, ick, as 1440p has been out and that's what I have in 27" at the moment.

1440p is not at all common. 1080p is still the "go-to" resolution. Just look at stores like Newegg - 345 1080p monitors for sale vs. 41 1440p monitors. Hell, you could even get three (and still have left over $) 1080p monitors for the price of one 1440p monitor on Newegg. Also, according to Steam Hardware Survey, 0.96% use 1440p monitors, while a whopping 33.18% use 1080p monitors. So yeah, about those 1440p monitors...I think 4k is going to be the next "big"/common resolution.

 

I'm waiting for a 4k monitor @ 120 Hz+ refresh rate. Until then, I'm ok with one 1080p monitor @ 144 Hz. We just need more graphics power! 

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1440p is not at all common. 1080p is still the "go-to" resolution. Just look at stores like Newegg - 345 1080p monitors for sale vs. 41 1440p monitors. Hell, you could even get three (and still have left over $) 1080p monitors for the price of one 1440p monitor on Newegg. Also, according to Steam Hardware Survey, 0.96% use 1440p monitors, while a whopping 33.18% use 1080p monitors. So yeah, about those 1440p monitors...I think 4k is going to be the next "big"/common resolution.

 

I'm waiting for a 4k monitor @ 120 Hz+ refresh rate. Until then, I'm ok with one 1080p monitor @ 144 Hz. We just need more graphics power! 

 

4K is definitely the next big push, but it also helps that the TV manufactures are going behind it, as they never really did for 1440p which was probably some of the hindrance in adoption on the monitor side when 1080p was a common resolution.  I'm fine with my 60Hz IPS, I'm not an extremely competitive gamer so give me the 10 bit color goodness for color accuracy. ^.^

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I'll wait until there's an affordable 60Hz 4k IPS monitor. TN nowadays is unacceptable.

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I will wait for the Asus PB287Q 4k Monitor since I just bought my dell u2713hm not long ago and maybe the price will go down or a better 4k monitor will be out with higher refesh rate Hz's.

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Congrats on the purchase! For me, I've always figured the display was the most important component. I've been using a Dell 3007 (2560x1600) since it was released. I've probably had 4 different computers and 8 different video cards since then. Granted, some of those old video cards struggled to handle the display in games, but that issue has finally leveled off with the GTX770 4GB I upgraded to recently.

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I'll wait until there's an affordable 60Hz 4k IPS monitor. TN nowadays is unacceptable.

that's how I feel about most TNs but this one is pretty damn good and very acceptable. sure it's not like my retina or the gorgeous IPS that asus uses in their laptops but it's pretty damn good. 

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If they have been buying 1080p the last few years, ick, as 1440p has been out and that's what I have in 27" at the moment.

right there with ya.  About 10 years ago I bought a 24" Samsung 245BW ? that was 1920x1200 - there was no way I was going to gain 3" and drop resolution.

I had an Ultrasharp as well - 1920x1200 - so when I was able to get this 2560x1440 ASUS @ $450 - I couldnt resist

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