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Asus PA246Q 24-inch Monitor Review

A monitor manufactured with the professional artist in mind.

$325.99 at Best Buy
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Introduction

The Asus ProArt PA246Q (MSRP $549) is a relatively expensive 24-inch monitor produced and fashioned with the professional artist in mind. It has a thick and deep bezel that is marked by what Asus calls the "QuickFit Virtual Scale," a tool meant specifically for designers that shows an image at actual size by pressing a hotkey. While it certainly doesn't win any stylishness points for being slim or lightweight (it is neither), the PA246Q is well-built and sturdy. It showcased an excellent maximum contrast ratio, features a number of useful settings for an artist (built in sRGB display, on-screen grid mapping, and the QuickFit Virtual Scale, to name a few), and has all the bells and whistles to be billed as an artist's monitor. Coupled with decently accurate color reproduction, this monitor could prove invaluable to professionals.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Performance
  4. Usability
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  8. Conclusion
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