Asus BE27AQLB 27″ monitor reports for work

High refresh rates, VRR, and backlight strobing are technologies that can go a long way toward improve a gaming experience. Meanwhile, good color reproduction and support for wide color gamuts are critical for photo editing, video production, and other types of content creation. Many developers and office workers don't need any of those particular frills, but they do need high-resolution displays tuned to minimize eye strain. Asus' BE27AQLB business monitor is a 27" display designed for these and other folks that need good image quality without a headache at the end of the day.

The BE27AQLB is built around a low-glare 27" 2560×1440 IPS panel with a brightness rating of 350 cd/m² and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. Asus says the viewing angle is 178°, and lists the response time as 5 ms. The panel has a flicker-free backlight and a four-mode blue light reduction feature. The BE27AQLB's thin bezels and wide viewing angles should be a boon to multi-screen users, too.

Around the back, there are threaded holes for VESA mounting. The included stand provides height adjustment, tilt, swivel, and the ability to pivot between portrait and landscape modes. The back of the stand also includes a VESA mount for strapping a mini PC and saving precious desktop real estate.

Businesses looking for new monitors might not be ready to trade in their old PCs, so the BE27AQLB offers up a wealth of input options including standard and miniature DisplayPorts, HDMI, and dual-link DVI. A pair of 2W speakers are built in, as are a four-port USB 3.0 hub and a pair of audio jacks.

Asus' BE27AQLB draws 18.8 W when powered on. The company didn't offer any pricing or availability information, though.

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    • Drachasor
    • 3 years ago

    Anyone have experience with displays greater than 1080p for work? I find 1080p is lacking just enough room to have two windows side-by-side for a number of websites, work related tasks, etc.

    The math for a 27″ or so screen with 1440p seems like it should work out to fix that, but I’d like to hear people have to say.

      • Kretschmer
      • 3 years ago

      I’ve used 27″ and 34″ 1440P screens from home in remote environments, and it’s quite nice. The 27″ just gives you more of everything, while 3440×1440 allows for comfortable display of 3 documents side-by-side. It’s a huge boon for interconnected productivity!

      My last client had UWS 25]560×1080 monitors which were a mixed bag – a nice step up from 1920×1080, but sort of pointless in a world with 2560×1440 monitors.

    • Shobai
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]a long way toward improve[/quote<] This may be an Americanism, I guess, but I'd use either 'improving' or rework for 'an improved'.

    • Mr Bill
    • 3 years ago

    Its got me interested. Wonder how it compares to the Asus PA248Q IPS.
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    Ah never mind WQHD is 16:9 aspect ratio; I prefer 16:10.

      • DancinJack
      • 3 years ago

      I doubt you’ll miss it considering it has 1440 vertical pixels vs 1200 on the PA248Q. I went from a Dell 16:10 1200p Ultrasharp to an Asus 16:9 1440p and I don’t mind the 16:9 at all.

        • Kretschmer
        • 3 years ago

        This. 16:10 isn’t worth the premium.

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    VRR is still useful for business monitors too.

    Plenty of video content and rendered CGI is not 30 or 60fps. We render a lot of stuff at 25fps or 50fps for PAL transmission and any DVD or Blu-Ray is rendered at 24fps or 48fps for the most likely compatible standalone player framerate. As for GoPro footage, drone footage, or slow-motion footage, being capped at 60Hz is not useful.

    • DPete27
    • 3 years ago

    IF it’s sub-$300 (excluding sale prices) it’d be a great deal.

    • strangerguy
    • 3 years ago

    No RGB leds? -11/10 worst product ever.

      • EzioAs
      • 3 years ago

      Yeah, raves and discos are businesses too.

      • Drachasor
      • 3 years ago

      This is why 4k edgeless monitors are so important, you can have the center of the screen be 1080p, and the rest of the pixels are for RGB effects.

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