ASUS has reportedly introduced today the PA248Q ProArt Series LCD IPS display with excellent color fidelity and nice features such as four USB 3.0 ports. This monitor is targeted for photography and design professionals.
This is one of the few 16:10 aspect ratio monitors we’ve seen lately. It has a 1920 x 1200 IPS LED-backlit panel with 100% sRGB color reproduction and an ordinary 178° wide view angle.
The company claims its PA248Q guarantees industry-leading color accuracy and that it has been calibrated to minimize the color difference to Delta E less than 5.
The hue and saturation controls are customizable and there are independent color adjustments for red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow.
The response time is very good for an IPS panel and it is stated officially at 6 milliseconds. The 5000:1 contrast ratio is around what’s expected from a professional solution like the ProArt PA248Q.
This is the world's first monitor with four USB 3.0 ports and this is probably one of the few really useful extra features that don’t relate to the IQ or the display panel.
There is an extensive array of connectivity options including DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, and the classic D-sub.
The PA248Q also comes with Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) and therefore, it lets users view images from different signals and allows them to switch between the main and PIP source, including audio with ease.
The ASUS PA248Q has an ergonomic design and can be adjusted in tilt, swivel, pivot and height for comfortable viewing.
The pricing has not been made available yet, but considering that 16:10 screens offer a larger display area than the 16:9 models, we think that the extra cost over the usual IPS monitor is worth it.