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Compared to some other gaming monitors, this ASUS display isn't as fast. The maximum refresh rate is limited at 60 Hz, which is the industry standard for all monitors. Some fast-paced games greatly benefit from a higher refresh rate such as 120 or 144 Hz as it increases fluidity. See More
Thanks to the IPS panel ASUS has used in its MG24UQ, color reproduction is excellent. This monitor can display the full 100% sRGB color range -good for graphical editing. Without calibration, the MG24UQ is able to reach 78% of the AdobeRGB coverage. For comparison: an average monitor reaches about 76% of the AdobeRGB color spectrum. After calibration however, over 79% of the spectrum can be achieved and the average color accuracy delta E can also be reduced significantly from a little over 2 to 1.06 which results in an even better color reproduction. Anything less than 1 deltaE is imperceptible to the human eye. As a result, color accuracy is near perfect in practice. sRGB is the color spectrum that is most commonly used on cameras and prints, and is also used for most images on the web. AdobeRGB however offers a wider color spectrum and as a result, more vibrant and lifelike colors. See More
The MG24UQ uses a 4K-display with a resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels, which is four times the amount of pixels of a Full HD display. This results in an extremely sharp image. The fact that the MG24UQ is relatively small further increases pixel density and thus sharpness. In terms of pixels per inch (ppi), the MG24UQ measures at 183 ppi. For comparison: a Full HD monitor of the same size would only reach half of that - 91 pixels per inch. See More
ASUS has handled the on-screen display (OSD) of the MG24UQ very well in a clear and easy to navigate interface. You can choose from a different number of presets on the fly, and all attributes such as brightness, contrast and refresh rate are adjustable. The blue light filter can also be adjusted in intensity. You can also create your own presets for easy switching between settings. See More
The design of the MG24UQ is quite sturdy and the base of the monitor contains seven large rubber pads to prevent accidental sliding of the display. The panel itself slides into the base via a metal insert, but VESA wall-mounting options are available as well. In terms of design, the base provides an easy way to route cables out of sight and all connections are clearly labeled. See More
Full Adobe RGB coverage, a dedicated black and white mode, exceptional color accuracy, excellent connectivity, hardware calibration capabilities, great adjustability, and superb picture quality are only some of the features that make the BenQ SW2700PT an ultimate tool for photo editing in this price range. See More
Just like any professional-grade monitor that is used for color-critical applications, the BenQ SW2700PT needs some occasional recalibration, as, just like virtually any other monitor, it suffers from hardware ware over the time. To keep it in the best possible shape, consider re-calibrating it each 1-2 months. See More
Regarding its picture quality, the BenQ SW2700PT barely has any competitor in its price range as the monitor features the ultimate combination of native contrast ratio, peak brightness, gamma response, color accuracy, and pixel density. It displays a beautiful, life-like image that has deep and rich blacks, vivid and realistic colors, natural intermediate tones and shades, and exceptional sharpness. The BenQ SW2700PT reproduces highly intense dark scenes even though its native contrast ratio is measured at the humble 1121:1. The key element here, however, is the monitor’s ability to reproduce extremely dark blacks that are only 0.01 nits bright - so dim, in fact, that only a professional grade luminance meter can measure it. Colors pop and look vibrant thanks to the monitor’s high peak brightness, which measures around 350 nits. Its color accuracy is indisputable as the SW2700PT’s average color error dE is measured at 0.61 - so small, that the human eye can’t perceive it. The mid-tones and shades are represented flawlessly, as the monitor’s gamma is only 0.09% away from its ideal value. Additionally, the picture has that extra bit of sharpness and saturation because of the monitor’s high, 2560x1440 pixel resolution. See More
The monitor’s shading hood is an excellent solution for minimizing or even eliminating glare and reflections caused by doors, mirrors, and windows, near the monitor. Additionally, it’s worth noting that even without the hood, the BenQ SW2700PT does an excellent job of absorbing and diffusing reflections and glare because of its high peak brightness and matte screen finish. See More
The BenQ SW2700PT is an excellent tool for professional photographers and photo-editors because it can display the full range of sRGB and Adobe RGB colors within the exceptional accuracy. With this monitor, you can edit and post-process any photo that is converted to either sRGB or Adobe RGB - the two color spaces that are most widely used in the professional photography. Additionally, the BenQ SW2700PT lets you see precisely how each photo of yours will look like after it's printed because the Adobe RGB does cover the CMYK, which is the color space that is used by the overwhelming majority of printing houses. See More
You can use the monitor’s integrated USB hub to charge and interconnect peripheral USB devices and access SD cards. It consists of two downstream USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, and a single upstream USB 3.0 port that connects the hub to the computer. The hub is located on the side of the monitor, which is an excellent and easy-to-reach position. See More
You can navigate through the monitor’s OSD menu and quickly swap between its color profiles using the BenQ’s remote control called ‘the puck’. It consists of five large navigation buttons and four programmable buttons that can be used to hot-swap three predefined color profiles. See More
You’ll be hard-pressed to find the BenQ SW2700PT a matching competitor in its price range because some of it's features unusual for a monitor that costs less than $1000. For example, 99% Adobe RGB coverage, hardware calibration capabilities, the 1 > dE, factory calibration, and the shading hood, aren't the things you'd expect from a monitor in this price range. See More
The Samsung uses a 10-bit color display panel, resulting fantastic picture quality. It can reproduce more than a billion colors, compared to the 16 million colors of 8-bit panels. The color saturation and accuracy easily compete with more expensive screens, although they are not precise enough for photo-centric work. Contrast levels are average, but the monitor is brighter than other monitors in its price group. See More
The screen’s 10-bit panel covers 97% of the sRGB color spectrum which is a respectable result for a budget monitor. For professional use, you will have to look for something more accurate. Color saturation and accuracy is excellent and can compete with higher priced models. See More
The Freesync feature is almost useless as the range is actually 54-64hz instead of at least 40-60hz. And no, even using CRU won't help, as any modification to the freesync range will result into the monitor turning complete white (stuck) eventually after awhile. See More
This screen's connectivity consists of two HDMI 2.0 ports and one DisplayPort 1.2., which is enough for most users. Samsung offers picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture modes. Meaning that you can view two inputs side by side or one can be scaled down to a small window that you can place on one of the corners. See More
According to Spyder4Elite tests performed by PC Monitor, P2415Q has good color temperature uniformity. A DeltaE deviation of over 3 can be easily noticed by most people and the highest deviation recorded is 2.5. It's worth noting that the monitor has an uniformity compensation setting that in the same test proved to make things worse with a maximum deviation of 2.9. See More
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. See More
According to tests performed by PC Monitors, P2415Q set to factory defaults (75% brightness, Standard preset) produces luminance in the range of 0.21 - 237 cd/m² with a contrast ratio of 1129. It provides good brightness and dark blacks. It is also capable of going up to 0.30 - 331 cd/m² with a contrast ratio of 1182 at 100% brightness. See More
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