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Asus PA248Q review

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Price when reviewed : £382
inc VAT

A feature-packed high-quality IPS monitor with some clever designer-focussed features


24.1in screen size, 1,920×1,200 resolution, DVI: yes, VGA: yes, HDMI:

There are other extras to help with photography and print layout. The inside of the horizontal and vertical bezels have half-centre measurement marks to help you judge the size of objects on screen, and there’s also what Asus calls QuickFit. This generates various onscreen overlays, each of which can help you line up objects and judge their actual sizes. Clicking the joystick button cycles through a half-centimetre grid, a 1/4in grid, A4 and Letter overlays and a photo print overlay for various sizes of print. You can also use the joystick to move the overlays to where you need on screen, so you don’t have to rearrange your application windows to fit.

Asus PA248Q

Asus’s PA248Q is an expensive screen, but you get an impressive specification for your money, including a top-quality fully-adjustable IPS screen with even colours across its surface, a built-in USB3 hub and the intriguing QuickFit mode, which will certainly come in handy for print designers. This all comes at a price, and if you’re a home user we’d definitely recommend a more consumer-oriented display, such as the 3D-capable Samsung S27A950D,, but for professionals the PA248Q’s extra features make a lot of sense.

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Basic Specifications

Rating ****


Viewable size 24.1 in
Native resolution 1,920×1,200
Contrast ratio Not disclosed (8,000,000:1 dynamic)
Brightness 300cd/m²
Horizontal viewing angle 178°
Vertical viewing angle 178°
Response time 6ms
Response time type grey-to-grey
Screen depth 62mm
Base (WxD) 280x235mm
Screen elevation 45-135mm


Portrait mode yes
Wall mount option yes
Height adjustable yes
Internal speakers none
Detachable cables yes
USB hub 4-port USB3
Integrated power supply yes
Kensington lock lug yes
Display extras none
VGA input yes
DVI input yes
S-video input no
Component input no
Composite input no
HDCP support yes
Audio inputs N/A


Power consumption standby 1W
Power consumption on 32W

Buying Information

Price £382
Warranty three years RTB

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