ASUS announced the PA249Q ProArt Series LCD Monitor, a professional 24-inch display that is factory pre-calibrated for uncompromised color precision, straight from the box. The PA249Q ProArt Series LCD Monitor has a native 1920 x 1200 resolution with 16:10 aspect ratio and features AH-IPS (Advanced High-Performance In-Plane Switching) display technology for a bright and vibrant image with 178-degree wide viewing angles. The PA249Q also features ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio, and ASUS QuickFit Virtual Scale and Splendid Video Intelligence technnologies for enhanced image quality.
Factory pre-calibrated for unmatched color accuracy
The ASUS PA249Q ProArt Series LCD Monitor is pre-calibrated at the factory for unmatched color accuracy (∆E<3) and features independent six-axis color control with outstanding color space reproduction � 99% Adobe Wide Gamutt RGB, 100% sRGB and 120% NTSC. In addition, the PA249Q supports 10-bit ‘deep color’ for more natural transitions between different hues. The PA249Q also features a brightness rated at 350cd/m² and an 80,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio for enhanced image contrast.
Next-generation AH-IPS display technology
The ASUS PA249Q ProArt Series LCD Monitor is LED backlit and features AH-IPS (Advanced High-Performance In-Plane Switching) display technology for reduced energy consumption, superior color accuracy and increased backlight transmission for an overall brighter image.
A host of exclusive features allow professional users to get the best results. Exclusive ASUS QuickFit Virtual Scale displays on-screen guidelines for an actual-size preview of images prior to printing, while ASUS Splendid� Video Intelligence technology automaticallly adjusts display settings to give the best visual quality for the kind of image being displayed.
ASUS QuickFit Virtual Scale and Splendid� Video Intelligence, alongg with other monitor options, are accessed via a user-friendly five-way control on the monitor. The PA249Q also features two user-customizable shortcuts for frequently used monitor controls, removing the need to navigate the full on-screen menu system for functions such as brightness control.
Comprehensive video inputs with picture-in-picture support
The PA249Q ProArt Series LCD Monitor has DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D and D-Sub ports, and can display content from two video inputs at the same time. Picture-in-picture mode displays content from a second input in a window in one corner of the screen, while picture-by-picture mode splits the screen down the middle to display content from two separate sources side-by-side.
The PA249Q also features a four-port USB 3.0 hub for convenient pass-through connectivity at speeds up to 10 times that of USB 2.0 with compatible devices. The monitor is mounted on a versatile stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment.
ASUS ProArt Series monitors garnered accolades at the 2012 Good Design Awards and 2013 CES Innovation Awards.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS PA249Q ProArt Series LCD monitor will be available from April 2013 in Taiwan, Asia Pacific, European and North American markets. prices are TBA.
24.1 inch (518.4 x 324mm display area)
LED-backlit AH-IPS with anti-glare coating
1920 x 1200 (16:10 aspect ratio)
1.07 billion (10 bits per RGB sub-pixel)
178 degrees horizontal / 178 degrees vertical
1,000:1 (80,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio)
6ms (gray to gray)
99% Adobe Wide Gamut RGB, 100% sRGB, 120% NTSC on CIE1976 or 103% NTSC on CIE 1931 test standards
Six-axis (RGB, CMY) independent adjustment
5000K, 5500K, 6500K, 9300K
Skin tone selection (3 presets), ASUS Splendid� VVideo Intelligence (7 presets)