Asus presented the three new 27 (or 28)" monitors ProArt PA278CV, TUF VG289Q1A and ROG XG27AQ, which are also interesting for professional work, they cover quite different requirements. For those who care about color fidelity at work, the most interesting model of the three new introductions is probably the PA278CV from Asus' ProArt series.
Asus ProArt PA278CV
Its 27" 8-bit IPs panel has a WQHD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and covers the Rec.709 and sRGB color space 100% - the display is color-calibrated at the factory (Calman certified) and has a Delta-E value of less than 2. It delivers up to 65W of power to a notebook via its USB-C interface and can be daisy-chained (to save space) with up to 4 other monitors via its two DisplayPorts. The refresh rate is variable via Adaptive Sync from 48 to 75Hz. It also has an HDMI 1.4 port as well as a 4-port USB 3.1 hub connected (via USB-C).
Its ergonomics functionality includes ways to change its viewing posture optimization (it can be tilted 35° to -5°, rotated ±45°, pivoted ±90°, and adjusted 150mm in height) as well as display its images more eye-friendly via ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Ligh and Flicker-Free technology.
Asus ProArt PA278CV ergonomics
Per ProArt preset, the PA278CV offers several color modes (sRGB, Rec. 709, DCI-P3, Reading, Darkroom, Fast Rendering) for quick color adjustment. In addition, manual adjustments of the colors can be made via 6-axis setup (R,G,B,C,M,Y) and the gamma values (Gamma 1.8/2.0/2.2/2.4/2.6).
The Asus ROG Swift XG27AQ is a 27" monitor that uses an 8-bit FastIPS panel with a WQHD eye resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and a very good color space coverage of 95% of the professional DCI-P3 color space (as well as 130% sRGB), and has a DisplayHDR400 certification with a peak brightness of 400 nits - but that's not enough for a sufficiently good display of HDR, in this case via HDR10.
Asus ROG Swift XG27AQ
It also has a variable refresh rate of up to 144 (or overclocked 170) Hz via G-SYNC, a response time of 1ms (GTG). Its interface selection consists of a DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 2.0 ports and a small 2-port USB hub for connecting peripherals. For the ideal viewing position, the XG27AQ can tilt +20° to -5°, rotate 25" to the left or right, pivot upside down, and adjust 100mm in height.
The 28-inch Asus TUF Gaming VG289Q1A also targets gamers, but features UltraHD 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution. Its 10-bit IPS panel still covers 90% of the DCI-P3 color space, but it does not have a DisplayHDR specification and is only bright to a maximum of 350 nits.
Its interfaces consist of a DisplayPort 1.2 and two HDMI 2.0 ports. HDR playback is supported via HDR10 - but the monitor lacks sufficient brightness or different mini-LED zones (local dimming) for a real display. For better ergonomics, it can be tilted by -5° to +20° and rotated by +15° and -15°.
Unfortunately, Asus has not yet announced prices and release dates, but we will provide them when they are announced.