15 January 2014

Asus launches 4K monitor, portable LED projector

The PB287Q i28” 4K/ultra high definition monitor
Consumer notebook vendor and motherboard maker Asus moved the goalposts at CES in the US last week with new products to meet content creation and mobile needs at higher performance points and improved price points. 

Bigger, better, and faster were the main messages around the product launch. Asus joins the 28", 4K*/ultra high definition (UHD) display bandwagon with the PB287Q. The display has been designed with a slim profile and supports a full range of swivel, tilt, pivot and height adjustments along with Splendid Plus video intelligence technology for viewer comfort.

With a native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, the PB287Q displays four times as many pixels as the existing Full HD standard for increased detail. The Asus PB287Q also features 1ms response times for graphics.

Separately, Asus showcased the S1 Mobile LED Projector, which at 3cm (1.18 inches) tall and weighing 342g (0.75lbs) is designed to travel with mobile professionals. This portable projector has a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts for up to three hours on a single charge.

Top view: the Asus S1 Mobile LED Projector

Despite its size, there have been no compromises with performance. The S1 Mobile LED Projector displays a 41-inch diagonal projection just 1m away from the screen, and powers on instantly. 

*Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

*'4K' is a generic term for displays that have a horizontal resolution of 4,000 pixels. 4K, Ultra HD or UHD displays typically have larger screen sizes and provide more detailed images where pixels are less visible than with 1080p, which was the trending standard prior to 4K.