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The Asus PA248Q doesn't quite match last year's PA246Q in performance, but that's to be expected. The PA246Q sported a more expensive panel capable of displaying more colors. The trade-off? The PA248Q is much less expensive (at least $170 less) and, thanks to its more eco-friendly LED backlight, uses less power. Also, unless you're a graphics professional, you likely won't notice the PA248Q's color deficiency. The PA248Q has the same great connections and ergonomic features as its predecessor and even manages to fit in an unprecedented level of USB 3.0 support. The PA248Q is so close in design to the PA246Q that much of the design and features section of that review is used here. In the top-left corner of the 24-inch Asus PA248Q's chassis, written in white text, is the word "ProArt." If there was any ambiguity about the type of user Asus is targeting with this monitor, this small design touch should abolish it. However, while most "Pro" monitors, like 2011's PA246Q, house an aptly named Professional In-Plane Switching (P-IPS) panel, the PA248Q uses an Enhanced IPS (E-IPS) panel.
The Asus PA248Q is a new 24-inch monitor aimed at professionals and demanding users. It's actually an update of the excellent PA246Q, and is based on the same winning formula—an IPS screen, a practical stand, native resolution higher than Full HD and factory-calibrated colours for reliable out-of-the-box results. When unboxing this monitor we found ourselves wondering whether Asus had sent us PA246Q instead of a PA248Q, as the two models really do look very similar, with the same matte plastic casing and top-notch finish. All in all, the PA248Q feels like a robust, well-made device. The screen can be flipped round into portrait mode, and the stand is height-adjustable with a swivel base. The IPS screen panel ensures wider viewing angles than with TN-type LCD panels. There's been no change to the video connections, with VGA, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort sockets on the back of the PA248Q. However, there are still no built-in speakers, so you'll have to output sound coming via the HDMI or DisplayPort connection through the headphones jack (with headphones or a speaker set). There have only been two changes to the hardware in this updated monitor. The first is that the built-in card reader has been replaced with 4-port USB 3.0 hub (backwards compatible with USB 2.0). The second new feature is a little control stick on the right-hand side of the screen casing to make it easier to navigate through the internal menus.
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