Let's just start with the obvious. 4K is awesome for professionals. My raw 18-megapixel photos can almost be shown at 100 percent zoom on a 4K monitor, as opposed to a 1080p monitor that just shows a small portion (less than one-fourth).
This is my first chance to get up and close with 4K, and I'm just going to put it out there: 4K is awesome. We've had quite a bit of 4K discussion here on TweakTown. Our video card reviews have just gone to 4K. Our very own Anthony Garreffa has written in detail about 4K. Now we're starting to get 4K monitors in for review. The time is ripe for 4K, so we hope that we'll start seeing 4K content being produced. Netflix, I'm looking at you to lead the way. Movie and TV studios, I'm also looking at you to get into this ASAP.
The monitor has performed admirably during the course of its review. I will note that trying to game on it with my dual 6870s appears to have pushed my secondary 6870 too far as it now artifacts when trying to game. However, I can't be certain that 4K gaming caused that.
Coming in at $649 in the US, the price point is right. Looking at Newegg, the only cheaper 4K monitor available is a Dell for $590. After that, you have the Samsung panel that ASUS felt was apt to compare to the new PB287Q at $699.
Let's face it: 4K is here and it doesn't appear to be going anywhere. Let's just hope it catches on better than the 2560x1440 resolution that didn't seem to get much adoption. At this price, I expect enthusiasts to start going out and picking up 4K monitors for gaming and home use. It's like having four 1080p monitors in one, so it could theoretically replace my triple monitor setup.
Clearly, the ASUS PB287Q has ticked all of the boxes required for a kickass display at a solid price. I certainly want to own this one for myself, making it an obvious TweakTown Editor's Choice display.
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