ASUS ProArt Series PA279Q 27" + 2013 MacBook Pro 15" Retina

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sylonien, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Sylonien macrumors regular


    May 21, 2011

    Well here it is. My new ASUS ProArt PA279 AH-IPS professional
    calibrated monitor for my MacBook Pro Retina, late 2013.
    After my recent happy & sad experience with the LG 34UM95,
    tons of research and courier troubles.

    It has finally arrived and two things I want to say before I open it,
    a) its massive (the box) and b) it's so heavy! Totally unexpected.
    Feels almost like its as heavy as the 27" iMac box!
    Fingers crossed, the screen quality will be as much as it weights.

    Some key bumf from ASUS:
    • Factory pre-calibrated for unmatched color accuracy (∆E< 2) with 99% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB, and 120% NTSC
    • Professional 27-inch AH-IPS display with 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolution and 109 pixels per inch for greater image detail
    • DisplayPort input, Daisy-chain DisplayPort output, HDMI, and Dual-link DVI; along with six USB 3.0 ports and a 9-in-1 card reader
    • Ergonomic tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment for a comfortable viewing angle

    Oh and finally, I brought this monitor from Amazon for £667.94 (inc. delivery).
    Fingers crossed it'll work beautiful without any RGB hacks with OS X 10.9.4
    and the DisplayPort. Eek.

    I'm going to spend the day unboxing, setting it up and play around for a while
    before I do a review on this on my YouTube channel. Stay tuned folks!


    Monitor still recognised as TV despite running OS 10.9.4. :mad:
    Had to go out and buy new bluetooth keyboard and do the hack. :confused:
    Now displays as DisplayPort RGB overwrite.

    Thing is though, there was negligible difference between TV and RGB :eek:

    PS: Waiting for Spyder 4 Pro to come on Wednesday for full calibration! :p
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Why the PA279Q over the PB278Q if you're calibrating? What will you do with the monitor where the extended color depth makes a substantial difference?

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