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ASUS’ ProArt PA27AC professional monitor comes with HDR support and Thunderbolt 3

By Koh Wanzi - on 14 Feb 2018, 11:18am

ASUS’ ProArt PA27AC professional monitor comes with HDR support and Thunderbolt 3

Image Source: ASUS

ASUS has announced the launch of the ProArt PA27AC professional monitor, a 27-inch screen that supports HDR10 and VESA’s new DisplayHDR 400 standard.

This is the entry-level specification, and requires a minimum peak luminance of 400 nits, true 8-bit performance, and at least 95 per cent coverage of the BT.709 color space.

The ProArt PA27AC has all that, but it boasts a slightly wider color gamut than the DisplayHDR 400 standard calls for, with up to 100 per cent coverage of the sRGB and BT.709 color space.

Its 27-inch IPS display features a 2,560 x 1,440-pixel resolution and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, and has been pre-calibrated for better color accuracy, according to ASUS. This is a monitor targeted at graphics designers, photographers, and other creative professionals, so it also comes with more robust uniformity control – up to 95 per cent – to reduce brightness and chroma fluctuations across the screen.

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ASUS offers a selection of different setups for when you want to recalibrate the display’s brightness and color consistency as well, and you can then save all the color parameter profiles on the monitor’s internal scaler integrated circuit chip. More importantly, the ProArt Calibration Technology is also compatible with common hardware calibrators like the X-Rite i1Display Pro and the Datacolor Spyder 5 series.

Finally, the monitor is equipped with a wide range of connectors, including two Thunderbolt 3 ports, one DisplayPort and three HDMI inputs, and a USB-C port that can provide up to 45W of power. This means you can daisy-chain a second display or other Thunderbolt 3 devices, and easily charge a range of USB peripherals.

The ASUS ProArt PA27AC will be available at the end of February at S$1,399.

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