Asus VG278 vs Benq GW2765HT

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Asus VG278
Benq GW2765HT

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Faster response time Edit
The Asus VG278 has a response time of 2ms, but the Benq GW2765HT is a 4ms response time PC monitor (2ms slower). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Higher RMS rated audio power Edit
The Asus VG278 is a 6W RMS rated audio power PC monitor. That's 4W higher than the Benq GW2765HT (2W). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

14 Reasons For
99% more display colour count Edit
The Benq GW2765HT is a 1,070M display colours PC monitor. That's 1,053.23M more than the Asus VG278 (1,070M).
11% wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq GW2765HT is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° wider than the Asus VG278 (178°).
8° wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq GW2765HT has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, however the Asus VG278 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
15% brighter display brightness Edit
The Benq GW2765HT has a display brightness of 350 cd/m², however the Asus VG278 is only a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
0.5W lower power consumption when in PowerSave mode Edit
The Benq GW2765HT is a 0.5W power consumption when in PowerSave mode PC monitor. That's 0.5W lower than the Asus VG278 (0.5W).
16% lighter Edit
The Benq GW2765HT is a 6.9kg weight PC monitor. That's 1.1kg lighter than the Asus VG278 (6.9kg).
6.6mm shorter Edit
The Benq GW2765HT is a 379mm tall PC monitor, whereas the Asus VG278 is a 385.6mm tall PC monitor (6.6mm taller).
7% shallower Edit
The Benq GW2765HT has a depth of 56mm. That's 3.5mm shallower than the Asus VG278 (56mm).
Marginally narrower Edit
The Benq GW2765HT is a 641mm wide PC monitor, whereas the Asus VG278 is a 643mm wide PC monitor (2mm wider).
£113 cheaper
The Benq GW2765HT costs £113.09 less than the Asus VG278.
Available from 36 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
53% cheaper to run
The Benq GW2765HT only costs £51.28 to run over five years but the Asus VG278 costs £110.25 to run (115% more). Read more
More popular
The Benq GW2765HT is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 1972 by sales volume in our PC monitors, however the Asus VG278 ranks No. 285699.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Benq GW2765HT has an average expert review score of 88% based on 8 reviews, however the Asus VG278 has an average rating of 78% (based on 17 reviews).

Reasons Against

15 Reasons Against
Less display colour count Edit
The Asus VG278 is a 16.77M display colours PC monitor, whereas the Benq GW2765HT is a 1,070M display colours PC monitor (1,053.23M more).
12% narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Asus VG278 has a vertical viewing angle of 160°, however the Benq GW2765HT is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider).
5% narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Asus VG278 is a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° narrower than the Benq GW2765HT (178°).
17% dimmer display brightness Edit
The Asus VG278 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² dimmer than the Benq GW2765HT (350 cd/m²).
A lot higher power consumption when in PowerSave mode Edit
The Asus VG278 has a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of 1W, whereas the Benq GW2765HT is a 0.5W power consumption when in PowerSave mode PC monitor (0.5W lower).
14% heavier Edit
The Asus VG278 has a weight of 8kg, however the Benq GW2765HT is a 6.9kg weight PC monitor (1.1kg lighter).
2% taller Edit
The Asus VG278 is a 385.6mm tall PC monitor. That's 6.6mm taller than the Benq GW2765HT (379mm).
A little deeper Edit
The Asus VG278 has a depth of 59.5mm, however the Benq GW2765HT is a 56mm deep PC monitor (3.5mm shallower).
Wider Edit
The Asus VG278 is a 643mm wide PC monitor. That's 2mm wider than the Benq GW2765HT (641mm).
More expensive by £113
The Asus VG278 is £113.09 more expensive than the Benq GW2765HT.
Less retailers
The Asus VG278 is only stocked by 4 shops, whereas the Benq GW2765HT is stocked by 40 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
Older by over one year
The Asus VG278 is 15 months older than the Benq GW2765HT.
Higher running costs over five years by £58.97
Over five years the Asus VG278 costs £110.25 to run which is £58.97 more to run than the Benq GW2765HT. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Asus VG278 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 285699 by number of sales in our PC monitors, however the Benq GW2765HT ranks No. 1972.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Asus VG278's average expert score is only 78%, however the Benq GW2765HT's is 88% (based on 8 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
50% slower response time Edit
The Benq GW2765HT is a 4ms response time PC monitor. That's 2ms slower than the Asus VG278 (4ms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Significantly lower RMS rated audio power Edit
The Benq GW2765HT has an RMS rated audio power of 2W, whereas the Asus VG278 is a 6W RMS rated audio power PC monitor (4W higher). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

Awards

2 Awards
elektroniktest.dk: Silver
kitguru.net: Worth Considering
2 Awards
f1cd.ru: Recommended
kitguru.net: Worth Buying

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

45 months Ago 30 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 104.16
Electricity cost - standby £ 6.09
Total running cost £ 110.25
Purchase price £ 313.08
Total cost of ownership £ 423.33
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 51.28
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 51.28
Purchase price £ 199.99
Total cost of ownership £ 251.27
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.55T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.25T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
27" 27"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 50000000:1
BEST
 50000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
3D Technology
 NVIDIA 3D Vision
 NVIDIA 3D Vision 2
 NVIDIA 3D Vision
 NVIDIA 3D Vision 2
HD Type
 Wide Quad HD
 Wide Quad HD
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
SRGB Display Feature
 SRGB display feature
 SRGB display feature
Digital Vertical Frequency
50 - 144 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency
28 - 160 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
55 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
24 - 83 Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.2331 x 0.2331
Display Colour Count
16.77M 1,070M
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
160° 178°
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
170° 178°
BEST
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal
68.6cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LCD
 LCD
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
2ms
BEST
4ms
Color Gamut
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours

Ports & Interfaces

PC Audio in
 PC audio in
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Headphone Output
1 1
Audio Output Port
 Audio output port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Input Port
 Audio input port
 Audio input port
PC Audio Out Port
 PC Audio out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Port
1 1
DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
DVI Port
1 1
AC Power in Port
 AC power in port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Audio Power
6W
BEST
2W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Integrated TV Tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Performance

NVIDIA 3D Vision 2
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Ethernet LAN Port
 Ethernet LAN port
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi
 WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

Picture-in-Picture Mode
 Picture-in-Picture mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Height Adjustment
100mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Adjustable Height
 Adjustable height
 Adjustable height
Tilt Angle
-5 - 15 Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
 Swivelling base
Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivel Angle Range
-75 - 75 Unknown - Click to provide data
Wall Mountable
 Wall mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivoting Base
 Pivoting base
Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stand-By LED
 Stand-by LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power LED
 Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Menu Display
 On screen menu display
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
1W 0.5W
BEST
Power Consumption When Off
0.6W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
65W 32W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
1W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption
29.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 100 - 240
BEST
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
BEST
 RoHS
Compliance Industry Standard
 Rohs
BEST
 Rohs
Energy Star Certificate
 Energy Star certificate
 Energy Star certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
12.1kg 9kg
BEST
Packaging Height
560mm 487mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
176mm
BEST
224mm
Packaging Width
732mm
BEST
748mm
Weight With Stand
8.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height With Stand
437.8mm
BEST
555mm
Depth With Stand
249.7mm 244mm
BEST
Width With Stand
643mm 641mm
BEST
Weight
8kg 6.9kg
BEST
Height
385.6mm 379mm
BEST
Depth
59.5mm 56mm
BEST
Width
643mm 641mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
 HDMI
 DisplayPort
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
 HDMI
 DisplayPort

Other Features

Connection to a PC
 Connection to a PC
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HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
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