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Pro Good contrast and brightness
According to tests performed by PC Monitors, PB279Q set to factory defaults (90% brightness, "Splendid" preset) produces luminance in the range of 0.24 - 282 cd/m² with a contrast of 1175. It provides both lots of brightness and reasonably dark blacks.
Pro Easily adjustable
The monitor tilts (5° forward, 20° backward), swivels (60° to both the left and right), pivots (90° clockwise, allowing it to be used in portrait mode) and allows adjusting height between 43mm (1.69") to 410mm (16.14").
Pro Good color accuracy
The monitor covers all of sRGB space and represents the colors accurately.
Pro Thin bezels
The top and side bezels are about 13mm thin with the bottom bezel being slightly thicker at 18mm.
Pro Low input lag
Complete input lag time (signal delay and pixel response time) is 7.4ms or under ½ of a frame.
Pro Reasonably good luminance uniformity
The screen also has good luminance uniformity, providing a evenly lit picture. At the dimmest point, the deviation is 12% from the brightest point (141.4 cd/m² to 160.4 cd/m²).
Con Minor color temperature uniformity issues
According to Spyder4Elite tests performed by PC Monitor, PB279Q has color temperature issues that can be seen with the naked eye. A DeltaE deviation of over 3 can be easily noticed and the left side of the monitor deviates between 2.4 and 3.1.
Con AHVA glow
AHVA glow is the light on the sides or corners of the screen that can reduce some of the peripheral detail.
Con A maximum refresh rate of 60Hz can be a concern for some
A 60Hz monitor, while sufficient for most people in most cases, can still cause issues with fast-moving objects on screen. It's especially important with things like gaming where the ability to react to events happening on the screen quickly is important.
Con HDMI connections are limited to 30Hz
DisplayPort 1.2 (or MiniDP 1.2) is needed to run at 60Hz.