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Asus PB287Q unboxing and turning on!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello there, fine ladies and gentlemen of the LTT forum! (hopefully this isn't in the wrong section ^^)

Today it is my pleasure to bring you an unboxing of the recent Asus PB287Q 4k monitor, as well as an overview of its mounting and a quick check that it works! I have plenty of pictures, all are taken using my Samsung NX1000 mirrorless camera, but my personal photography skills aren't that great so bear with me ^^ the native 4k video I use to demo the screen comes from digital storm's youtube channel, so shoutout to them :)

Enjoy! And please feel free to ask any questions regarding the screen, packaging and accessories.

 

The Box:

 

The box is pretty big (kind of has to be considering it contains a 28" screen) and made out of plain old cardboard. Nothing fancy looking, just some black ink over brown cardboard. Does the job and it was actually very easy to pop open.

 

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The packaging foam is meh, pretty rigid but does what it's supposed to as it's very thick.

 

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The Panel Itself & Accessories:

 

The panel comes pre-attached to the stand (but not to the base) and is enclosed in a nice plastic veil cover.

 

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Together with the monitor come: the base, an hdmi cable, a displayport cable, the power cable, a jack cable, a user manual and the warranty booklet.

The cables themselves are perhaps my biggest complaint: they are pretty short and to achieve the position I wanted on my desk I had to move my pc by about 40cm. Not a major issue, but it would have been nice to have them at least 2 metres long.

 

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Mounting The Monitor & Connectivity Pics:

 

Mounting this thing was extremely easy. I didn't even have to use my handy dandy screw drivers: there is a single screw on the bottom with a small handle that can be used to turn it by hand. Thumbs up Asus, excellent mounting system.

 

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screw drivers were unnecessary

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Connectivity Pics (2xhdmi1.3, 1xdisplayport1.2, jack in, jack out, power supply)

 

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Testing:

 

There isn't much to say: I plugged the monitor in through displayport, went through the menus to change it to 1.2 (from 1.1 30hz ewww). I didn't even have to turn my pc off, which is nice (but probably depends more on my pc itself rather than on the monitor). The picture clarity is outstanding and thanks to my epic eyesight I don't even feel the need to use any text scaling. I had no problems playing a native 4k video and it feels great to be able to watch a full quality 1080p movie in a relatively small window ^^ not to mention the awesome comfort of seeing a full (or almost) forum page!

 

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Thank you for checking out my unboxing and testing of the Asus PB287Q monitor! Again, if you have any question post below!


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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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How's the colour accuracy, do greys look true grey or a bit of a blueish grey?

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How's the colour accuracy, do greys look true grey or a bit of a blueish grey?

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The colour accuracy seems pretty good to me, only in pure blacks I have noticed a slight blue accent, but I'm sure that can be fixed in colour settings. Other than that, everything looks pretty nice (I come from another tn monitor so maybe my eye isn't the most qualified to tell how good the colours are), in a lot of cases i find it comparable to my nexus 7's ips screen. It's probably not good enough for a creative professional though, not as a main monitor at least. Lateral colour shift is not very marked, only the vertical one is significant imo.


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Sauron'stm Product Scores:

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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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The colour accuracy seems pretty good to me, only in pure blacks I have noticed a slight blue accent, but I'm sure that can be fixed in colour settings. Other than that, everything looks pretty nice (I come from another tn monitor so maybe my eye isn't the most qualified to tell how good the colours are), in a lot of cases i find it comparable to my nexus 7's ips screen. It's probably not good enough for a creative professional though, not as a main monitor at least. Lateral colour shift is not very marked, only the vertical one is significant imo.

Ah okay. Quite interesting. Good review by the way. Top job! :D


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Ah okay. Quite interesting. Good review by the way. Top job! :D

 

thanks ^^ by the way i found that by reducing the backlighting the blue goes away.


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Sauron'stm Product Scores:

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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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This turned ME on.


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This turned ME on.

 

I'm glad it did ^^ (sure as hell turned ME on too ^^)


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Sauron'stm Product Scores:

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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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I'm glad it did ^^ (sure as hell turned ME on too ^^)

 

 

Sorry for the late reply man, was cleaning some gooey stuff of my keyboard... This thread was hot...


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thanks ^^ by the way i found that by reducing the backlighting the blue goes away.

Nice! :)


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Surprised u didn't talk about the stand and how wobbly it is


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How is the monitor for productivity purposes and general web browsing, etc? I'm as excited as anyone that we can now buy a solid performing 4k monitor for ~$600, but if it's unusable for prolonged word processing and web browsing because everything looks tiny and fonts don't look good, I doesn't quite seem worthwhile.


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Surprised u didn't talk about the stand and how wobbly it is

 

How is the monitor for productivity purposes and general web browsing, etc? I'm as excited as anyone that we can now buy a solid performing 4k monitor for ~$600, but if it's unusable for prolonged word processing and web browsing because everything looks tiny and fonts don't look good, I doesn't quite seem worthwhile.

 

The stand is actually pretty good imo. It does wobble left and right a bit, but honestly I hadn't given that a thought. It certainly feels very solid. Besides, I'm used to the philips as my daily driver and that's a VERY wobbly monitor ^^ never bothered me though.

 

I've been web browsing a lot on it and is feel great. Being able to see almost the full web page without scrolling is awesome. Personally, I have no problem reading the small fonts, my eyesight is really good, however I had my parents try it and they have some difficulty reading it. It boils down to how good your eyesight is. If I couldn't read small fonts I wouldn't have bought the monitor, there's no point in having 4k if you upscale the text imo. The monitor also doesn't feel fatigueing to the eye, which is a great plus.


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Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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The stand is actually pretty good imo. It does wobble left and right a bit, but honestly I hadn't given that a thought. It certainly feels very solid. Besides, I'm used to the philips as my daily driver and that's a VERY wobbly monitor ^^ never bothered me though.

 

I've been web browsing a lot on it and is feel great. Being able to see almost the full web page without scrolling is awesome. Personally, I have no problem reading the small fonts, my eyesight is really good, however I had my parents try it and they have some difficulty reading it. It boils down to how good your eyesight is. If I couldn't read small fonts I wouldn't have bought the monitor, there's no point in having 4k if you upscale the text imo. The monitor also doesn't feel fatigueing to the eye, which is a great plus.

 

Ah, well then I think I would be fine since my eyesight is excellent as well. It does seem like an important qualification to make about 4k monitors, however, that if your eyesight isn't good to begin with you will likely have to deal with text scaling programs and that kind of thing if you want to use a 4k monitor for productivity purposes.


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Awesome review.


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you had to crush me, didn't you?

I bought a PB278Q in March. Until just now I was under the impression that it was an IPS panel. only when I checked out your monitor and compared it I found out it is PLS. It still looks much better than TN, but why the heck would ASUS and apparently all of the internet advertise it as a professional monitor, if it has no IPS panel. Argh, shit shit shit. You'd think when you spend 500 EUR on a monitor you'd check the Specs. 7-months-younger-me was such an idiot -.-

 

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you had to crush me, didn't you?

I bought a PB278Q in March. Until just now I was under the impression that it was an IPS panel. only when I checked out your monitor and compared it I found out it is PLS. It still looks much better than TN, but why the heck would ASUS and apparently all of the internet advertise it as a professional monitor, if it has no IPS panel. Argh, shit shit shit. You'd think when you spend 500 EUR on a monitor you'd check the Specs. 7-months-younger-me was such an idiot -.-

 

Well, if you haven't noticed it before chances are you don't really need an ips panel and the pls one is just as good for you ^^


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Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Well, if you haven't noticed it before chances are you don't really need an ips panel and the pls one is just as good for you ^^

well no, because I am a content creator so accurate color display is actually important. But I am still only a student so it's not that big of a deal. Still it is sad to find out half a year after purchase ^^


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Is it true that the colours aren't as good when using DP as an input?


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Is it true that the colours aren't as good when using DP as an input?

 

I haven't tried it with HDMI except for PIP. The colours are pretty good for a TN panel though. Besides I would never use it with HDMI since 30hz is unusable.


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Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

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-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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you had to crush me, didn't you?

I bought a PB278Q in March. Until just now I was under the impression that it was an IPS panel. only when I checked out your monitor and compared it I found out it is PLS. It still looks much better than TN, but why the heck would ASUS and apparently all of the internet advertise it as a professional monitor, if it has no IPS panel.

Surely PLS is a form of IPS? Probably not as good as ah-va, but very close. I remember reading that the only problem with pls displays is the backlight flickering and response times. Otherwise it has professional grade colour accuracy.


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