Asus Unveils Factory Calibrated PA249Q ProArt Monitor

Paul Lilly

There's no need to fuss with the PA249Q's calibration controls, Asus claims.

Most monitors can benefit from a burn-in period and custom calibration, some needing more than others. This is especially true if you require pinpoint color accuracy for photography chores or other professional work, so it's always nice when a company can deliver a panel that's ready to go right out of the box. Such is the claim Asus makes with its new PA249Q ProArt Series display, a professional 24-inch monitor that comes pre-calibrated from the factory "for uncompromised color precision."

The PA249Q features a native 1920x1200 resolution with 16:10 aspect ratio, 178-degress viewing angles, and independent six-axis color control. According to Asus, the panel boasts 99 percent Adobe Wide Gamut RGB, 100 percent sRGB, and 120 percent NTSC.

Other features include support for 10-bit deep color, 350 cd/m2 brightness, 80,000,000:1 Smart Contrast Ratio, QuickFit Virtual Scale (displays on-screen guidelines for an actual size preview of images prior to printing), Asus Splendid Video Intelligence technology (automatically adjusts display settings for best visual quality), picture-in-picture support, and several connectivity options: DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D, D-Sub, and a four-port USB 3.0 hub.

No word yet on price or availability.

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