Asus PB287Q

If you are in the market for a 4k (UHD 3840×2160) 60hz panel and you weren’t happy with the build quality of the Samsung U28D590D 4k monitor you might want to take a look at the Asus PB287Q 28″ monitor. It’s basically the exact same screen crammed into a much better stand and case combination for $50 more than the Samsung U28D590D.

As you can see from the video above (from youtube member PCPER), the Asus panel is much more stable and comes with a VESA mount. That’s a pretty good upgrade for $50. You can pre-order the Asus PB287Q 28″ monitor for $649 with free shipping on B&H right now and they are expected to start shipping on June 10th.  I’m guessing we’ll see the price spike up to $750 or so once they start shipping just like the Samsung U28D590D 4k monitors did, so a pre-order is probably your best bet.

I’ve been pretty happy with the Samsung so far and image quality on these two panels are going to be exactly the same, but I would have gladly paid the extra $50 for a nicer stand and the VESA mounting option. The Samsung panels are still selling for $597 on ebay if the stand isn’t that important to you, but the Asus PB287Q looks like a pretty big improvement in design and quality for the price.

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