The ProArt Display PA279CRV is a 27-inch 4K HDR monitor tailored for professional video editors, content creators, designers, and photographers. Calman Verified, it showcases a wide color gamut with 99% DCI-P3 and 99% Adobe RGB coverage, delivering exceptional color accuracy out of the box. Its built-in USB-C port offers DisplayPort support, rapid data transfers, and 96-watt power delivery via a single cable, ensuring seamless connectivity and functionality.
This monitor caters to a diverse range of creative needs, including photo and video editing, graphic design, and entertainment, thanks to its extensive color capabilities, vivid visuals, and minimal motion blur. With multiple connectivity options, such as DP over USB-C with 96W Power Delivery, HDMI, and a USB hub, it enhances convenience and versatility.
Maximizing desk space, the PA279CRV features a slim profile, compact base, and wall-mountable design, while ergonomic adjustments like tilt, swivel, pivot, and height ensure comfortable viewing experiences.
|Features||Energy Star |
TÜV Low Blue Light (Hardware Solution)
VESA DisplayHDR 400
VESA MediaSync Display
|Connectivity||1x USB-C (DP Alt Mode) |
2x DisplayPort 1.4 (Daisy Chain)
2x HDMI(v2.0) 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
|HDR||VESA DisplayHDR 400|
|Max Refresh Rate||60Hz|
|Response Time||5ms (GTG)|
|Display Colors||1.07 billion colors|
|Color Gamut||99% DCI-P3 99% sRGB|
|Built-in Speaker||Speaker (2Wx2)|
|Ergonomics||Tilt: Yes (+23° ~ -5°) |
Swivel: Yes (+30° ~ -30°)
Height Adjustment: 0~115mm
VESA Wall Mounting: 100x100mm
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The Asus ProArt PA279CRV comes packaged in a large brown cardboard box. Inside the box, the monitor and all included accessories are carefully protected by foam padding. Each component and accessory are placed in designated pockets within the foam, ensuring they are secure during transit. The package includes the following items:
- Asus ProArt PA279CRV
- Color pre-calibration report
- DisplayPort cable
- HDMI cable
- Power cord
- Quick release stand
- Quick start guide
- USB-C cable
- Warranty Card
- Welcome Card
Design & Connectivity
The Asus ProArt PA279CRV showcases a premium finish and robust build, with a sturdy stand supporting its considerable weight. Weighing 5.7 kgs with the stand, it suits most desks.
Compared to its predecessor, the ProArt Display PA279CRV features a 33% smaller space-saving base and a 30% slimmer profile, measuring just 8 mm at its thinnest point. Its sleek black color and industrial design, crafted from durable plastics and an internal aluminum plate, make it visually appealing. The monitor is VESA mount compatible, allowing for easy wall mounting.
Featuring slim 3-sided bezels, the monitor maximizes screen real estate. It offers versatile adjustments, including tilt (5° to 23°), pivot (up to 90°), swivel (30° to either side), and height adjustment up to 130mm.
Connectivity options on the Asus ProArt PA279CRV are impressive, with a 96-watt Power Delivery-enabled USB-C port supporting fast data transfer and DisplayPort Alternate mode. There are also 2x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI v2.0 ports, 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C ports, and 1x 3.5mm headphone jack, providing flexibility for various peripherals.
The USB-C port allows superfast data transfers, DisplayPort connectivity, and 96-watt power delivery through a single cable, turning the PA279CRV into a USB hub for seamless peripheral access. While one USB Type-A port and USB-C are conveniently located at the bottom edge, others on the rear I/O panel maybe more challenging to reach. Nonetheless, the diverse range of connectivity options ensures seamless integration into workstations.
OSD & Features
The Asus ProArt PA279CRV offers a user-friendly on-screen display (OSD) menu, accessible through a combination of analog buttons and a 5-way joystick. Conveniently located at the front of the screen on the lower right, these buttons allow quick access to ProArt Preset color modes, video inputs, brightness, blue light settings, and power controls.
The initial OSD menu provides basic settings adjustments, while the detailed main menu offers comprehensive configuration options for fine-tuning the monitor to individual preferences. The monitor features a preset color filter, and the 5-way joystick serves as an excellent navigation tool for easy adjustments.
The Asus ProArt PA279CRV boasts a 4K HDR display with a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, 400 nits brightness, and VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification. The 5ms (GTG) response time ensures minimal motion blur and ghosting for fast-moving images, while the wide 178-degree viewing angles offer clear and consistent visuals from off-center positions.
With HDR support, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 99% DCI-P3, and 99% sRGB color coverage, this monitor delivers exceptional color reproduction and image quality, although deep-blacks lack contrast on occasion. With a brightness of 350 cd/m2 and a peak brightness of 400 cd/m2 in HDR mode, the display performs well in indoor lighting conditions. The 4K resolution at a 60Hz refresh rate provides high-resolution gaming experiences, although with some trailing and smudges, but is not a deal-breaker.
The monitor features software-emulated HDR, enhancing image appearance, though true HDR performance is not available. It incorporates proprietary technologies like Flicker-Free and Ultra-Low Blue Light, reducing flicker and minimizing eyestrain during extended usage, making it a comfortable choice for long gaming sessions.
In addition to its standard features, the Asus ProArt PA279CRV also includes several proprietary technologies developed by ASUS. These include:
- Flicker-Free technology, which reduces flicker to minimize eyestrain and improve comfort during long gaming sessions.
- Ultra-Low Blue Light technology, which reduces the amount of potentially harmful blue light emitted by the display, with four different filter settings available to control the level of reduction.
Asus ProArt PA279CRV Review Verdict
The Asus ProArt PA279CRV is a 27-inch 4K HDR monitor tailored for creative professionals. Its exceptional color accuracy, wide color gamut, and HDR support make it an excellent choice for photo and video editing and graphic design. The slim and sleek design with adjustable ergonomic features maximizes comfort and desk space.
Featuring a variety of connectivity options, including USB-C with power delivery, this monitor ensures seamless integration into any workstation. With that said, this is not a monitor built for enthusiast gamers and despite its software-emulated HDR, the display’s overall performance and proprietary technologies make it a compelling choice for users seeking precise color reproduction. Overall, the Asus ProArt PA279CRV is a great investment for those looking for a high-end monitor for content creation.