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ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Dec 05, 2023 at 11:01 am
ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV Picture
7.8
Mixed Usage
8.6
Office
7.0
Gaming
7.7
Media Consumption
8.6
Media Creation
6.8
HDR

The ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV is a 27-inch, 4k monitor. Part of ASUS' ProArt lineup, it sits alongside the 32-inch ASUS ProArt Display PA329CRV, and it's higher-end than the popular ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV. It's intended for video editing as it comes factory calibrated and is Calman Verified. It even has different picture modes depending on the color space you use, as there are options for anything from sRGB to Rec. 2020. It comes with a bunch of productivity features, like an ergonomic stand and a USB hub that includes three USB-A ports and two USB-C ports, one of which supports DisplayPort Alt Mode with an advertised 96W of power delivery. It's also advertised to support daisy chaining, so you can connect a secondary monitor directly to this one.

Our Verdict

7.8 Mixed Usage

The ASUS PA279CRV is good for most uses. It's designed with content creators in mind, and it excels for that as it has very accurate colors thanks to its factory calibration. It also has some useful productivity features, including a USB hub, and it has incredible ergonomics and wide viewing angles that make it easy to share the screen with someone else. It's also excellent for office use thanks to its sharp text clarity and 27-inch screen. It's good for watching multimedia content in well-lit rooms as it gets bright enough to fight glare, but it struggles in dark rooms due to its low contrast ratio. Lastly, it's just okay for HDR; while it displays a wide range of colors, it doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop.

Pros
  • Sharp text clarity.
  • Incredible ergonomics.
  • Bright enough to fight glare.
  • Remarkable accuracy in sRGB mode.
Cons
  • Limited 60Hz refresh rate.
  • Low contrast ratio.
8.6 Office

The ASUS ProArt PA279CRV is excellent for the office. It has a high 4k resolution that results in high pixel density and sharp text, and its 27-inch screen is big enough to multitask. You won't have any issues using it in well-lit rooms, as it gets bright enough to fight glare and has good reflection handling. It's even a great choice if you need to share your screen with someone else, as it has incredible ergonomics and wide viewing angles. Lastly, it has extra perks to improve your workflow, like a USB-C port that supports DisplayPort Alt Mode.

Pros
  • Sharp text clarity.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Incredible ergonomics.
  • USB-C with DisplayPort Alt Mode.
  • Bright enough to fight glare.
Cons
  • No KVM switch.
7.0 Gaming

The ASUS PA279CRV is decent for gaming, although it isn't designed for this. It has a basic 60Hz refresh rate, and while it supports variable refresh rate (VRR), it only works within a narrow refresh rate range. It has a responsive feel for gaming, but motion looks blurry due to its slow response time. Lastly, it has a low contrast that makes blacks look gray, and it has a local dimming feature that performs terribly, so it's bad for dark room gaming.

Pros
  • VRR support, but limited range.
  • Low input lag.
Cons
  • Limited 60Hz refresh rate.
  • Slow response time.
  • Low contrast ratio.
7.7 Media Consumption

The ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV is good for media consumption. It performs best for watching SDR content, especially in bright rooms, as it delivers detailed and realistic images thanks to its high resolution and remarkable accuracy, and it also gets bright enough to fight glare. It even has wide viewing angles that make it easy to share your screen with someone else. That said, it performs worse in dark rooms as blacks look gray, and even though it has a local dimming feature, it performs terribly and fails to improve the contrast.

Pros
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Incredible ergonomics.
  • Bright enough to fight glare.
  • 4k resolution delivers detailed images.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • Terrible local dimming feature.
8.6 Media Creation

The ASUS PA279CRV is excellent for content creation. It comes factory-calibrated with remarkable accuracy in the sRGB mode, and it has various picture modes for different color spaces, which is ideal for any type of content you work with. It also has a high 4k resolution that results in very sharp text and images, and the 27-inch screen offers enough space to multitask. It even has extra features to improve your workflow, like a USB hub, and it has a very ergonomic stand that makes it easy to adjust it in an ideal position. Unfortunately, if you need to edit videos in HDR, it doesn't get very bright, and it also has a low contrast, but at least it displays a wide range of colors.

Pros
  • Incredible ergonomics.
  • Bright enough to fight glare.
  • 4k resolution delivers detailed images.
  • Remarkable accuracy in sRGB mode.
  • Different picture modes for various color spaces.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • Low HDR peak brightness.
6.8 HDR

The ASUS PA279CRV is okay for HDR. It displays a wide range of colors with good tone mapping, but highlights don't pop because it has limited peak brightness in HDR. It also has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray, and even though it has an edge-lit local dimming feature, it's limited to eight zones and fails to improve the contrast.

Pros
  • Displays wide range of colors.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • Terrible local dimming feature.
  • Low HDR peak brightness.
  • 7.8 Mixed Usage
  • 8.6 Office
  • 7.0 Gaming
  • 7.7 Media Consumption
  • 8.6 Media Creation
  • 6.8 HDR
  1. Updated Dec 05, 2023: Review published.
  2. Updated Nov 30, 2023: Early access published.
  3. Updated Nov 23, 2023: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated Nov 08, 2023: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated Nov 03, 2023: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.
  6. Updated Nov 02, 2023: The product has won our suggestion poll, so we'll buy and test it soon.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 27-inch ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV, which is also available in a 32-inch size, the PA329CRV, but the results are only valid for this 27-inch model. ASUS also has the P279CV available, which is a monitor meant for photo editing, while the P279CRV is intended for video editors. You can see the differences between the two monitors below.

Model Size Resolution DisplayPort Type Power Delivery Daisy Chaining
PA279CRV 27" 4k 1.4 96W Yes
PA279CV 27" 4k 1.2 65W No

Our unit was manufactured in July 2023; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The ASUS PA279CRV is an excellent monitor for content creation thanks to its remarkable accuracy before calibration, and it even has different picture modes for various color spaces. It has features to benefit any type of creator, like a USB hub that includes a USB-C port with DisplayPort Alt Mode and 90W of power delivery, so you can easily connect your work laptop to it. Its HDR support is also useful for editing movies, but it has a lower contrast ratio than its main competitor, the Dell U2723QE. It doesn't have a KVM switch like the Dell either, but you can usually find the ASUS for a bit cheaper, so you'll be happy with it if you don't need all the premium features of the Dell.

See our recommendations for the best monitors for photo editing, the best monitor for video editing, and the best 4k monitors.

Dell U2723QE

The Dell U2723QE and the ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV are both 4k, 27-inch monitors aimed at content creators. They have many of the same features and similar performance, but they also have a few differences. The Dell uses a panel with IPS Black technology, resulting in a higher contrast than the ASUS, making it the better choice to edit content in a dark environment. The ASUS is better for well-lit rooms because it has much better reflection handling. The ASUS is also better for editing content in HDR as it has better color volume, and even in SDR, it has slightly better accuracy before calibration. On the other hand, the Dell has extra features, like a bigger USB hub and a KVM switch that makes it easy to multitask.

ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV

The ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV is a higher-end monitor than the ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV, so it performs better in most areas. The PA279CRV has a higher 4k resolution for better text clarity, and it also supports HDR, which the PA278CV doesn't. They each have a USB hub, but the PA279CRV delivers higher power delivery than the PA278CV, and it also has Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes.

Dell U3223QE

The Dell U3223QE and the ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV are both 4k monitors aimed at content creators, with the Dell having a bigger screen. They have many of the same features and similar performance, but they have a few differences. The Dell uses a panel with IPS Black technology, resulting in a higher contrast than the ASUS, making it the better choice to edit content in a dark environment. The ASUS is better for well-lit rooms because it has much better reflection handling. The ASUS is also better for editing content in HDR as it has better color volume, as colors are undersaturated on the Dell. However, the Dell has extra features, like a bigger USB hub and a KVM switch, making it easy to multitask.

Apple Studio Display

The Apple Studio Display and the ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV are both excellent monitors for content creators. They're intended for different uses as the ASUS supports HDR, which the Apple monitor doesn't, and it also has much better ergonomics. However, the Apple monitor is better for editing content with a Mac, as it has features you can only use with macOS, like an extremely accurate sRGB mode. The Apple also gets much brighter, has better reflection handling, and its higher resolution results in better text clarity.

Dell UltraSharp U2720Q

The Dell UltraSharp U2720Q and the ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV are 4k monitors intended for content creation. The ASUS has an advantage in most areas as it gets brighter, has better reflection handling, and it also displays a wider range of colors in SDR and HDR. Each monitor has a USB hub with the same ports, but the ASUS has a few extra features, like Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved
No
Curve Radius
Not Curved

The ASUS PA279CRV has a simple look that's familiar with ASUS ProArt monitors. It has a black plastic body, including matte plastic on the back, and there's silver throughout, particularly with the stand. It fits into any office environment well.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is great. The plastic materials feel good and don't flex easily. The stand holds the screen well as it's stable, and adjusting it feels good. There's one minor downside, with the lines to align the stand on the base, as you can see here. When you align the markings, the screen isn't straight with the front edge of the base, which can be annoying.

9.4
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
4.9" (12.5 cm)
Tilt Range
-25° to 2.5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
Yes, Both Ways
Swivel Range
-45° to 45°
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

The ergonomics are incredible. You can easily adjust the screen to your liking or swivel it a lot in either direction to show the screen to someone next to you. At its minimum height adjustment, the top of the screen is 16.1" (40.8 cm) from the desk. The stand also has a cutout for cable management.

Design
Stand
Base Width
9.0" (22.8 cm)
Base Depth
7.5" (19.1 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
5.4" (13.6 cm)
Weight (With Display)
12.5 lbs (5.7 kg)

The square-based stand doesn't take up a lot of space on your desk and holds the screen well.

Design
Display
Size
27"
Housing Width
2.4" (6.2 cm)
Housing Height
14.3" (36.2 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
1.6" (4.0 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
8.8 lbs (4.0 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.2" (0.6 cm)
Design
Controls

The controls include a power button, five buttons to control the on-screen menu, and a joystick. They're very easy to use and feel responsive.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
Internal

  • DisplayPort cable
  • HDMI cable
  • USB-C cable
  • Power cord
  • User document, including calibration report

Picture Quality
5.8
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
920 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
939 : 1

The ASUS PA279CRV has a disappointing contrast ratio. Blacks look gray next to bright highlights in dark rooms, and the local dimming feature is ineffective at improving the contrast.

1.0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
Yes
Backlight
Edge

The local dimming feature consists of eight edge-lit dimming zones, and it performs terribly. As the zones are big, any bright object on a dark background causes an entire zone to turn on, resulting in distracting blooming. This is especially noticeable with subtitles, and the zones are slow to turn on and off with objects moving across the screen. It also causes the black levels to raise, meaning blacks look gray in the dark. The uniformity is good when there are small objects across the entire screen, like a starfield or any other content that requires all zones to be done, but that means the feature isn't actively doing anything. All of the Dynamic Dimming settings perform similarly, but overall, it's better just not to use this feature.

8.1
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
353 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
374 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
375 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
376 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
376 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
376 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
374 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
375 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
376 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
376 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
376 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000
Minimum Brightness
39 cd/m²

The SDR brightness is great. It easily gets bright enough to fight glare and maintains its brightness consistently across different content, which is great.

These results are from after calibration in the 'User 1' Preset Mode with the Brightness at its max, and Dynamic Dimming disabled. Interestingly, it's a bit dimmer in some content with Dynamic Dimming on 'Fast', and the Automatic Brightness Limiter is a bit more aggressive, so disabling it results in the best performance.

6.8
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
DisplayHDR 400
Real Scene
410 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
425 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
436 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
439 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
443 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
445 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
425 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
436 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
439 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
442 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
444 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.002

The HDR brightness is okay. It gets fairly bright but fails to make small highlights pop against the rest of the image. The PQ EOTF also has raised blacks, but then it tracks the target curve well before a sharp cut-off at the peak brightness, meaning it lets highlights get the brightest they can. These results are in the 'PQ Clip' HDR Mode with Dynamic Dimming on 'Fast' and Brightness at its max.

7.2
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
38°
Color Washout From Right
38°
Color Shift From Left
39°
Color Shift From Right
41°
Brightness Loss From Left
45°
Brightness Loss From Right
45°
Black Level Raise From Left
28°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
33°
Gamma Shift From Right
41°

The horizontal viewing angle is decent. It's fine if you need to share the screen with a coworker or client next to you, but the image gets darker at really wide angles.

8.0
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
32°
Color Washout From Above
36°
Color Shift From Below
42°
Color Shift From Above
45°
Brightness Loss From Below
36°
Brightness Loss From Above
39°
Black Level Raise From Below
70°
Black Level Raise From Above
70°
Gamma Shift From Below
64°
Gamma Shift From Above
67°

The ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV has a good vertical viewing angle. The image remains consistent if you stand up and look down at the monitor.

7.7
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
4.016%
50% DSE
0.143%

The gray uniformity is good. While the edges of the screen are darker than the rest, there's minimal dirty screen effect in the center, which is great if you're working on content with large areas of uniform colors.

6.4
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.750%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
1.711%

The black uniformity is mediocre. Without local dimming, blacks look blue and there's backlight bleed throughout. Enabling the local dimming improves the contrast, but there's more blooming around bright objects.

9.1
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
sRGB
sRGB Gamut Area xy
103.1%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
1.57
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,378 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.19
Color dE (Avg.)
1.19
Contrast Setting
80
RGB Settings
Default
Gamma Setting
Default
Brightness Setting
N/A
Measured Brightness
84 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
Yes

The ASUS PA279CRV has remarkable accuracy. It comes factory-calibrated, and the 'sRGB' Preset Mode locks colors well to the sRGB color space. There are minimal inaccuracies, and gamma and the color temperature are great. Using the sRGB mode locks a few settings, including Brightness, as this mode is meant to be used at a low brightness. However, you can use another picture mode that has more customizable settings, including the brightness, but it less accurate, as you can see here in 'User 1'.

It also has other picture modes targeted for various color spaces, including DICOM used in medical imaging. You can see the results of them below, but keep in mind that the white balance and color inaccuracies are in comparison to the sRGB color space, so it's expected that these results seem inaccurate. You can also see all the default settings for each mode here.

Picture ModeWhite Balance dEColor dEColor TemperatureGraphs
Adobe RGB1.484.056477KGraph
Rec. 20202.836.186432KGraph
DCI-P39.657.186091KGraph
DICOM7.378.986483KGraph
Rec. 7092.872.066441KGraph

9.7
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
User Mode
sRGB Gamut Area xy
99.1%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.57
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,523 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.19
Color dE (Avg.)
0.43
Contrast Setting
80
RGB Settings
50-49-50
Gamma Setting
Default
Brightness Setting
24
Measured Brightness
100 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

The accuracy after calibration is outstanding. While the factory calibration already results in remarkable accuracy, calibrating it gives you access to settings that are locked out in the sRGB mode, including Brightness.

9.9
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
99.3%
sRGB Picture Mode
User Mode
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
99.0%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
User Mode

The SDR color gamut is fantastic. It has perfect coverage of the common sRGB color space, but it oversaturates colors in the Adobe RGB color space, mainly used in professional publishing. These results are with Dynamic Dimming off, and while the color gamut is slightly better with it on, there isn't a significant difference, and the overall picture quality is worse with local dimming enabled.

9.7
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.3%
sRGB Picture Mode
User Mode
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
96.9%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
User Mode

The ASUS ProArt PA279CRV has remarkable SDR color volume. It displays most bright colors well, but it struggles with dark colors with local dimming disabled, which was off for testing. However, the overall color volume is better with Dynamic Dimming on 'Fast', which you can see below. That said, the overall picture quality is worse with local dimming, so it's better to leave it off anyway.

9.4
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
98.5%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
PQ Clip
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
80.6%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
PQ Clip

The ASUS PA279CRV has a fantastic HDR color gamut. It displays a wide range of colors and has good tone mapping in the DCI-P3 and Rec. 2020 color spaces, but some saturated colors are off. Unlike in SDR, these results are with Dynamic Dimming on 'Fast'.

9.2
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
93.8%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
PQ Clip
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
76.2%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
PQ Clip

The color volume is incredible. It displays bright and dark colors well, but it's mainly limited by its incomplete color gamut, particularly in Rec. 2020.

7.6
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.2%
Indirect Reflections
3.2%
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.0%

The reflection handling is good. While the matte coating struggles with glare from strong light sources, like opposite a bright window, it still gets bright enough to fight that glare.

9.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Pixel Type
IPS
Subpixel Layout
RGB

The text clarity is fantastic, thanks to its high pixel density. Enabling Windows ClearType (top photo) helps improve the text clarity with bolder lines. These photos are in Windows 10, and you can also see it in Windows 11 with ClearType on and with ClearType off.

9.6
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The gradient handling is outstanding, and you won't notice any issues with banding in scenes with shades of similar colors, like a sunset.

Motion
6.0
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
60 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
60 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
60 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
30 Hz
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
FreeSync
Compatible (Tested)
G-SYNC
Compatible (Tested)
VRR Maximum
60 Hz
VRR Minimum
48 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
DisplayPort, HDMI
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes

Although the ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV isn't advertised to support any VRR, it still works within a limited refresh rate range. FreeSync works over DisplayPort and HDMI, and it's G-SYNC compatible, only with an HDMI connection. While this limited VRR support isn't ideal for gaming, it's useful if you work with programs that can change frame rates, like Lightroom. The setting for it in the OSD is called MediaSync.

5.9
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
60
Rise / Fall Time
8.9 ms
Total Response Time
17.0 ms
Overshoot Error
0.5%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
15.1 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
29.5 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
3.7%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
0ChartTablePhoto
20ChartTablePhoto
40ChartTablePhoto
60ChartTablePhoto
80ChartTablePhoto
100ChartTablePhoto

The response time at 60Hz is disappointing. There's noticeable motion blur with fast-moving objects, which isn't ideal if you're editing video with a lot of movement. The overdrive setting is known as Trace Free, and while the settings all perform similarly, '60' has the fastest total response time. That said, you can't use this setting in HDR, in which case the response time performs like the '0' Trace Free setting.

not tested
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
No 120Hz Refresh Rate
Rise / Fall Time
N/A
Total Response Time
N/A
Overshoot Error
N/A
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
N/A
Worst 3 Total Response Time
N/A
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
N/A

The ASUS ProArt PA279CRV doesn't support a 120Hz signal.

5.9
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
60
Rise / Fall Time
8.9 ms
Total Response Time
17 ms
Overshoot Error
0.5%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
15.1 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
29.5 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
3.7%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
0ChartTablePhoto
20ChartTablePhoto
40ChartTablePhoto
60ChartTablePhoto
80ChartTablePhoto
100ChartTablePhoto

As the max refresh rate is 60Hz, these results are the same as the Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate, and there's motion blur.

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
No BFI
Maximum Frequency
N/A
Minimum Frequency
N/A
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Pulse Width Control
No BFI
Pulse Phase Control
No BFI
Pulse Amplitude Control
No BFI
VRR At The Same Time
No BFI

The ASUS PA279CRV doesn't have an optional backlight strobing feature to reduce persistence blur.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free
Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The backlight remains flicker-free at all brightness levels, which helps reduce eye strain if you're sensitive to flicker. The lines in the graphs are just noise and aren't the same as flicker.

Inputs
8.3
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
8.6 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
N/A
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
8.6 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
N/A

This monitor has low enough input lag that you won't notice any delay while working or editing content.

9.0
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
3840 x 2160
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
8.3 MP
Pixel Density
163 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
26.9"
Screen Area
310 in²
8.0
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

The ASUS ProArt PA279CRV works well with the PS5, and even though it doesn't support 120Hz signals, everything else works at 60Hz, including VRR.

7.5
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

The ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV works well with the Xbox Series X|S, and even though it doesn't support 120Hz signals, everything else works at 60Hz, including VRR.

Inputs
Inputs Photos

You can see the additional USB-A and USB-C ports on the underneath of the left side of the monitor here.

Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 1.4)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
2 (HDMI 2.0)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
No HDMI 2.1
DVI
No
VGA
No
Daisy Chaining
DisplayPort Out
3.5mm Audio Out
1
HDR10
Yes
3.5mm Audio In
No
3.5mm Microphone In
No

The manufacturer advertises the monitor to support daisy chaining with its DisplayPort output, but we couldn't get it to work. We tried using different PCs, monitors, and cables, and even though we could pass audio to a second monitor, we couldn't display an image from it. This may be an issue with our unit alone, but we don't know. If you have this monitor, let us know in the Discussions if daisy chaining works for you or not.

Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
3
USB-A Rated Speed
5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB-B Upstream Port
No
USB-C Ports
2
USB-C Upstream
Yes
USB-C Rated Speed
5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB-C Power Delivery
90W
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
Yes
Thunderbolt
No

The USB-C port on the back supports DisplayPort Alt Mode, so you can quickly connect a laptop to display an image from it. You can use the USB-C port underneath the left side to connect a mouse or keyboard, but you need to connect your computer to the other USB-C port for it to work properly. Otherwise, the USB-C underneath the monitor's side is just for charging. The manufacturer advertises the two USB-C ports as having 96 and 15W of power, but we measured 90 and 12W.

Inputs
macOS Compatibility

The ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV works well with macOS. You can't enable HDR or VRR over USB-C, but HDR works over HDMI, and other than that, everything works as expected. If you're working on a MacBook via USB-C, you can close the lid and continue working on the screen if you have a mouse and keyboard connected to the monitor. Windows also return to their original position when waking the laptop or reopening the lid. The default resolution also changes depending on which connection you use, but you can just switch to 4k.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
Yes
RGB Illumination
No
Multiple Input Display
PIP + PBP
KVM Switch
No

The ASUS PA279CRV has a few extra settings to improve your workflow, including Picture-by-Picture and Picture-in-Picture modes, but those don't work with HDR. It also has a Blue Light Filter option to help reduce eye strain. Lastly, it has QuickFit Plus options to display virtual overlays to help while editing content, but it doesn't work with HDR either. It has five different overlays:

  • Safe Area: Makes it easier to edit content in one area of the screen.
  • Center Marker: Displays a crosshair in the center of the screen, similar to gaming monitors.
  • Mirror Mode: Flips the image horizontally.
  • Customization: Lets you adjust the image size on the screen.
  • Ruler: Displays a ruler on the edges, and you can switch between metric and imperial.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)