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Asus PA246Q 24" LCD Monitor

by Asus

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  • QuickFit Function instantly boost design efficiency by providing real-size document, photo, and grid on screen
  • P-IPS panel with 98% Adobe RGB coverage and 178° wide viewing angle
  • Built-in USB hubs and 7-in-1 card reader for instant connection
  • Picture in Picture
  • Customized Color Adjustment
  • True Resolution : 1920x1200
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 12 x 17.5 inches ; 23 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 23.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004NBZ994
  • Item model number: PA246Q
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,596 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 10, 2011

Product Description

Product Description

ASUS PA246Q P-IPS LCD - 24.1" 1920x1200 - 24.1" P-IPS LCD - 98% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB, and 102% NTSC with 1.07 billion colors -Height/Swivel/Pivot/Tilt Adjustable with USB Hub and 7-in-1 Card Reader

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Design With Confidence

Create picture-perfect images with the fully-adjustable 24-inch ASUS PA246Q IPS LCD monitor. Featuring a 1920 x 1200 resolution P-IPS (Professional In-Plane Switching) panel—the latest in IPS technology, this monitor delivers 98% color reproduction of Adobe RGB color space and 100% color reproduction in the sRGB color space. Along with a 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio and 178 degree viewing angle, experience accurate high definition picture from virtually any perspective. Built with an assortment of easily accessible USB ports and card reader slots, you can quickly transfer data to and from storage devices. The ASUS PA246Q is VESA-mountable and boasts 4-way ergonomic adjustments - pivot, height, swivel, and tilt adjustments quickly suit your specific needs. Connect via the DisplayPort 1.1a, HDMI 1.3, DVI, or D-sub and start designing your work of art with confidence.

Design With Confidence

Key Features

  • 24-inch 1920 x 1200 P-IPS (Professional In-Plane Switching) panel delivers consistent color depth at virtually any angle (Learn more)
  • Expanded color gamut with 98% color reproduction of Adobe RGB color space and 100% color reproduction of sRGB color space for precise color (Learn more)
  • ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio with 50,000:1 contrast ratio dynamically adjusts between black and white for sharper and brighter visuals
  • VESA mountable design and 4-way ergonomic adjustments enable pivot, height, swivel, and tilt adjustmentst
  • (Learn more)
  • Two USB 2.0 ports and a 7-in-1 card reader for quick image and data transfers between storage devices (Learn more)
  • QuickFit provides commonly-used layout formats directly on screen for more accurate sizing (Learn more)
  • 3 year system warranty, 3 year panel warranty, 3 year Zero Bright Dot guarantee, ASUS Rapid Replacement policy


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Definitive Image Accuracy

Definitive Image Accuracy
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Featuring the latest IPS panel—Professional-IPS, the PA246Q monitor delivers 1.07 billion colors with precise color accuracy. Coupled with its leading color gamut, you can select 98% Adobe RGB or 100% sRGB color spaces for CAD/CAM drafting, graphic design, and photo editing. And with 1920 x 1200 high resolution, as well as a 16:10 aspect ratio and 178 degree viewing angle, you can experience extraordinary image quality from virtually any angle.

Ergonomic Versatility

Ergonomic Versatility
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Built from the ground up to suit your specific needs, the PA246Q monitor is VESA wall mountable and features easy tilt, height, pivot, and swivel adjustments. A measurement ruler edged around the display frame and base stand ensures exact alignment to a tee.

Easy Accessibility

Ergonomic Versatility
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Along with ergonomics, the PA246Q provides easy access to your storage devices. It has two USB 2.0 ports and a 7-in-1 card reader on the side panel to quickly transfer data between storage devices. Hot keys—aligned across the bottom of the display's frame—instantly switches color modes, inputs, and enables the QuickFit function. QuickFit overlays 5 real world document formats and commonly-used size patterns directly on the screen to preview your work without printing.

Optimum Connectivity

Ergonomic Versatility
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The PA246Q includes DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D, D-sub, PC audio in, and a 1/8" audio-in jack, providing you with a wealth of connectivity to PCs, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, and more. When connected to multiple devices, effortlessly switch between them using the front side input hotkey or place them side by side simultaneously using the Picture-in-Picture mode.

ASUS Warranty

The PA246Q comes with a 3 year global warranty as well as a 1 year Zero Bright Dot guarantee that ensures full replacement if there's so much as 1 bright dot pixel. Plus, ASUS Rapid Replacement provides fast and free replacement in no time at all.*

What's in the Box

  • ASUS PA246Q LCD Monitor
  • DVI Cable
  • VGA Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Power Cord & Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Information Card

Specifications

  • Panel: P-IPS
  • Panel Size: 24.1-inch Widescreen (16:10 Aspect Ratio)
  • True Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Color Saturation (NTSC): 102%
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.270mm
  • Brightness(Max): 400 cd/m2
  • Contrast Ratio (Max): 50,000:1
  • Display Color: 1.073 billion (10-bit)
  • Viewing Angle (CR>=10): 178°(H)/178°(V)
  • Response Time: 6ms (Gray-to-Gray)
  • Video Features:
    Trace Free Technology
    Color Rich Technology
    Splendid Video Intelligence Technology
    Splendid Video Preset Modes (6 modes)
    Color Temperature (3 modes)
    HDCP support
    Picture-in-Picture
  • Audio Features: N/A
  • Convenient Hotkey:
    SPLENDID Video Preset Mode Selection
    Auto Adjustment
    Brightness Adjustment
    Contrast Adjustment
    QuickFit
    Volume Adjustment
    Input Selection
  • PC Video Input: Display Port 1.1a/ DVI/ D-Sub / HDMI 1.3
  • PC Audio Input: 3.5 mm mini-jack (for HDMI only)
  • Analog Signal Frequency: 30 ~ 83kHz(H)/ 56 ~ 76 Hz(V)
  • Digital Signal Frequency: 30 ~ 83KHz(H)/56 ~ 76 Hz(V)
  • Power Consumption: Normal < 72 W; Standby < 2 W
  • Chassis Colors: Black
  • Tilt: +20°~ 5°
  • Swivel: +60°~ -60°
  • Pivot: 90° (clockwise)
  • Height Adjustment: 100mm
  • VESA Wall Mounting: 100mm x 100mm
  • Card Reader: 7-in-1 Card Reader (MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/ SM/ xD/ SD/ MMC)
  • USB: 2 x USB 2.0 out, 1 x USB 2.0 in
  • Security: Kensington lock
  • Phys. Dimension (W x H x D): 21.98 x 14.99 x 9.25 –inches
  • Weight (estimated): 15.87 lbs
  • Regulation Approval: Energy Star, TCO'03, UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, TUV-GS, TUV-ERGO, ISO9241-307, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, PSB, NOM, J-Moss, RoHS, Windows 7 WHQL

© 2011 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice. Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos. (*) ASUSTeK will provide warranty coverage without charge if the purchased product is proven defective and workmanship under normal use within the warranty period, from the date of purchase from ASUSTeK or its authorized reseller. This limited warranty applies only to the original consumer purchaser and is effective only within three years (for the standard warranty) and one year (for the Zero Bright Dot warranty) from date of purchase. ASUS Rapid Replacement covers 2-way free shipping for US and Canada regions only.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The colors are bold and pop and are accurate to photo printing.
Amazon Customer
In all honesty, this asus monitor is a huge leap over the dell 24" ultrasharp.
Roman Baytalsky
First - this review is for the ASUS monitor and their lousy customer service.
Randy B. Cheek

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

58 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Whaler on April 1, 2011
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After a little research I decided to take a chance on the new IPS Asus P246Q. Here's my review; First and foremost, I consider myself to be a serious hobbyist with regards to photography. I have been working with either a calibrated 10 year old 19" Trinitron CRT or my 15 inch Dell ultra sharp laptop monitor and my print jobs, both old and new, were a little hit and miss, more miss than hit. I purchased a 23 inch Samsung LED and worked with it for a couple of weeks. I was less than enamored so I returned it to the brick and mortar retailer. I pulled the trigger on the Asus. When it arrive the first thing I noticed was the method and materials used to package the monitor. It was packed as one would expect a high end piece of equipment should be. This is in comparison to the Samsung I purchased and returned. The monitor itself was heavier and the provided cables were premium grade. I plugged it in, loaded the driver, and set it to factory defaults. After it warmed up, I calibrated it with the Spyder II. I opened up LR3, a landscape image is almost 8.5 X 11. Holy crap I can see stuff that I was unable to see before. I fired off a couple of prints through the 3880. . . . . bada boom bada bing, PERFECTION!!!!!!!!! What I saw on the monitor is what came out of the printer. What I love most is that can move around and the screen remains sharp, bright, and without color shift. When calibrating I noticed that the colors remained constant from the top of the screen to the very bottom and left to right. Simply stated, I am one happy camper. Best of all? The screen has a dull finish unlike my old CRT and laptop monitor. So if your thinking of a new monitor for 2011 I highly recommend the Asus.
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By triscuit256 on November 11, 2011
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The ASUS PA246Q is an awesome affordable accurate monitor that, when calibrated, will produce close to 100% of the Adobe RGB spectrum. I recently bought 2 and both have helped me create and analyze my work at a far more critical level than I was able to before. For someone who works with many forms of media day in and out, this is a huge plus! Both monitors have been awesome in almost every single respect, except for one thing.

One of the monitors I received had a dead pixel, and I failed to adequately inspect the monitor and the screen in enough time to exchange it through Amazon.com. Big deal right? I'll just go through ASUS support and get and RMA through them, since it was after all, sold with a Zero bright pixel policy, and the general warranty covered manufacturing errors for up to 1 year. It had barely been a month since I bought it so I figured it would be a pretty simple process.

3 months later, I am still desperately trying to get ASUS to authorize an advance RMA for this thing. I've called 5 times with each rep being more clueless than the last, some of whom have tried to deny me an RMA at all because I needed at least 6 dead pixels to RMA. Each time I pointed out the Zero tolerance policy posted on their own website, and they suddenly appeared to be much more helpful after that. I almost thought I was going to receive a replacement after I had filled out and sent in some paperwork for the advance RMA, but that was a month ago, and no replacement has shown up.

I could go on, but I think you get the point. Am I ever going to get a replacement? Maybe, or maybe not. Your guess is a good as mine. I used to think ASUS was a good solid company, and because of that I have bought many different products from them.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Patterson on February 25, 2011
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Just picked up one of these bad boys and so far I'm impressed.

Note on shipping: though the shipping estimate said I would get it in about 7 days with Prime (weird?), it came next day, about 24 hours after I clicked purchase. You have to love Amazon.

Versus Other Displays: As an amateur in the color space world, I'm still getting used to the colors vs my other Asus monitors. I'm having a hard time getting all three monitors to play nice together, but I think that mainly has to do with the low quality of my other two 25" ASUS displays. I purchased a Spyder3 Express monitor calibration device and now at least all of the white balances are the same across the three monitors, but the PA246Q is clearly of much better quality.

As far the monitor by itself, it's pretty amazing. The settings that it comes with are deep and the colors that it can display are breath taking. I have yet to do any really heavy lifting with it, just mostly Photoshop, Lightroom and regular web usage. It might just be me, but the AdobeRGB profile looks really red... but again I'm still learning how to set everything up. I'm sure someone a lot more experienced than me will have thoughts on that.

UPDATE (3/2/2011): I calibrated everything correctly (thanks to some Google searching), embedded the color profile to some photos, and sent them off to be processed. Result? Almost perfect 1:1 representation of what I saw on the screen to what I got back from the printer. Was just a tad darker in the print than the screen, but I would think that has to do with the printer. Tickle me impressed.

Cons: As far as I can tell right now, the only con for this monitor is the price. There is a Dell 24" with IPS that sells for about $30 less or so.
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