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Asus PB278Q PC Monitor

Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice overclock3d.net Gold Award uk.hardware.info Silver hothardware.com Recommended 01net.com 4 Star
27" 80000000:1 643mm Sep 2012
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Built-In Speaker Width Release Date
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Twelve Industry Awards

This Asus PC monitor has received twelve awards from experts in PC screens.

Hardware.info, Uk.hardware.info and Elektroniktest.dk all decided that this flatpanel monitor was very good and gave it their "Silver" award.

The experts at two additional expert review sites both decided that this Asus PC monitor was brilliant and gave it their highest award. Good Gear Guide.com.au and Chinese.vr-zone.com both gave this PC screen an "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at Hothardware.com and Datormagazin.se both said that concluded that they would recommend this flatpanel monitor and gave it their "Recommended" award.

An other two expert review sites endorsed this PC display. This flatpanel monitor received a "Gold Award" from Overclock3d.net who said it was brilliant and the writer at Technopat.net wrote that it functioned well and gave it a "Performance Award".

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Mag this flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 84%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this PC screen is superb based on 452 owner reviews.

Good Size

Three Asus PB278Q owners considered that it was a good height. Jules gave the product a score of 5 stars and he said in his Asus PB278Q review on Amazon “Professional height adjust, tilt, pivot & swivel stand + optional cable management clip”. Pmanc gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “The stand is well made, height adjustable, tilt”. Porcupine scored it 5 stars and wrote in their Asus PB278Q review three years ago “The pivot is fantastic, feels secure and has a great height adjustment range”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was a good width. Two years ago Mr J L Elliot gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The extra width would be great for gaming.”. Three years ago Porcupine gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “IDE's fit perfectly with the 1440 width, m”.

One Asus PB278Q reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor mentioned that it was a good size. J. Chen said on Amazon “Good size, high resolutions” in their review however despite that they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

One customer who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Four years ago S. Keegan rated this PC monitor 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “Can say there's no sign of the heavy grain you often see on large monitors”.

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Good Technical Features

A number of customers who reviewed this PC monitor mentioned that it had good features. Scullion_scholar wrote on Amazon last year “Picture quality/features are terrific so no problem there”. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com four years ago “The Asus PB278Q almost perfectly hits a happy medium between features and value” in their Asus PB278Q review and scored the product 80 out of 100. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag in the same month “Design and Features Unlike the gorgeous Samsung Series 9 S27B970D, another 27-inch PLS monitor”.

Good Product Quality

A few people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Alexander Moore scored it very highly and he wrote in his review of the Asus PB278Q “Very pleased with the quality of this monitor - vast improvement over the 1920x1080 screen it has replaced”. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and said on Amazon “Connected my external speakers to the headphone socket, so I can now read more easily and listen to better quality sound” in their Asus PB278Q review. Two years ago Captain Will wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Perfect quality”.

Easy to Use

A number of people thought this PC monitor was easy to use. Allan Swanson said in his Asus PB278Q review on Amazon “Performance of this monitor is unbelievably superb, practical use of the menu is clear”. D. Iles gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “I also found a handy site that stores specific monitor profiles” in their review of this PC monitor. D. Iles also said “Rotation is very handy and feels very sturdy”.

Several Asus PB278Q owners thought it was easy to use the menus. Brian said “As for gaming, BF4 runs in the max resolution on my low/mid range graphics card with medium settings which im happy about” in his Asus PB278Q review. Charles A. Crolla wrote on Amazon “The reality?I run all games on ultra settings and maximum resolution without any difficulty” in his Asus PB278Q review. Cowboydom mentioned in their Asus PB278Q review on Amazon “Fab until menu kept popping up in middle of screen”.

Some customers reckoned that this PC monitor was easy to setup. Gary J. Walker rated the product 5 stars and he said “Easy to set up” in his review of the Asus PB278Q .

Some customers who bought the product concluded that it had a good experience. Three years ago Ju Taylor said “His gaming experience has suddenly come alive” in their Asus PB278Q review. Jules wrote in his review of the Asus PB278Q on Amazon “Here is my experience with the PB278Q, using the DVI output for my setup”.

A few customers who reviewed it thought it was easy to handle. Three years ago Sigh mentioned “However, this unit is a little tatty, marks around the housing, stickers restuck using different glue, leaving clear lines and general handling marks” in their review of the Asus PB278Q however despite that they only scored it 1 stars. Expert website Hothardware.com said four years ago “The 27-inch panel proved especially adept at handling game play, where it delivered fast moving visuals free from artifacts like ghosting or motion blur” in their Asus PB278Q review.

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Nice Design

Thirteen people who purchased this PC monitor thought it was good looking. Ashgeo gave this PC monitor an excellent review and mentioned on Amazon “Such a top quality beautiful matt screen”. Brian gave the product an excellent review score and he wrote in his review of the Asus PB278Q on Amazon “Dota2 runs at 2560x1440 so it's pretty sweet I don't have any negative things to say about this monitor yet”. Charles A. Crolla said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Great picture, beautiful colours”.

Four people who reviewed the Asus PB278Q reckoned that it was a good design. Captain Will wrote in their Asus PB278Q review “The PB27Q is a genuinely high quality monitor employing a simple design (which I prefer)” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Chris rated it as very good and he mentioned in his review “I prefer this design.”. Chris also said “Refresh rate Simple yet business-like design Adjustable for height, angle”.

Several customers agreed that the product was neat. Porcupine scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon three years ago “The cable tidy on the back of the stand is a little fiddly”. Porcupine also mentioned “Monitor cables through the cable tidy and it makes my desk feel neater for it”.

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Robust

A number of Asus PB278Q reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Three years ago Allan Swanson said “The HDMI port makes this monitor very versatile and the built in sound system is another welcome feature” in his review of the Asus PB278Q . Andy he wrote “Its a great display, well built and looks great” in his review. Brian said in his review of the Asus PB278Q on Amazon “The build quality is fantastic”.

One Asus PB278Q reviewer reckoned that the product was strong and durable. Mr. P. A. Wynn-Mackenzie scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “It was a tough decision for me between this” in their review. One Asus PB278Q owner wrote in their reviews that it was reliable. Scullion_scholar said “My gripe is about reliability rather than performance”.

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Reasonably Priced

Twenty-six Asus PB278Q reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. A. Butt said in their review on Amazon “All in all its good for the price”. Alexander Moore scored the product very highly and he mentioned “Great monitor at a sensible price” in his review of this PC monitor. Allan Swanson said “The resolution of this monitor speaks for its self and as for the price, its the best investment I've ever made, no regrets whatsoever”.

Ten Asus PB278Q owners said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Chris wrote on Amazon “I can see that this monitor is the real deal” in his review of the Asus PB278Q . Three years ago Gary J. Walker mentioned “I'm sure cheap 4k screens will make this obsolete.” in his review of this PC monitor. Hibble said on Amazon “The difference is hardly notable.-semi anti glare(AG) panel coating so many cheap screens are gloss”.

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Good Picture Quality

A number of Asus PB278Q reviewers reckoned that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Brian wrote in his Asus PB278Q review “After a lot reading I found in order to take advantage of the higher hz I'd need a powerful graphics card” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Captain Will said in their review two years ago “Yes, you will require a suitably powered graphics card to run newer games at this resolution”. Charles A. Crolla said “The image quality is also brilliant”.

A few Asus PB278Q owners who reviewed the Asus PB278Q reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Brian wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “YouTube/Movies look really really nice on this screen with some vivid colours”. Colin Heatherley mentioned on Amazon “Is well impressed with the colours”. Gary C wrote on Amazon “Moving up from 1080 screens you immediately can see a difference, everything is very sharp and clear and the colours really stand out nicely”.

Several customers said that this PC monitor had a wide viewing angle. J Oever said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “The contrast and viewing angle is great”. Expert website Itproportal.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The Asus PB278Q offers the same strong colour and viewing angle performance for around £250 less” .

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a sharp image. J. Paffett rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Asus PB278Q on Amazon “I did find I had to play around with the Image > Sharpness setting to get clear type on screen”. Terry Keep mentioned on Amazon “What a difference - firstly the max resolution can be used and the crispness of the screen really comes to life” in his review of the Asus PB278Q and rated it 5 stars.

Two customers who bought the Asus PB278Q considered that it had a good contrast ratio. Three years ago Tad Halder wrote in his review of this PC monitor “The black depth and contrast ratio were however very pleasing”.

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

We checked 13,047 expert and owner reviews for Asus PC monitors and found that on average Asus has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range.

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Good Connectivity

One Asus PB278Q owner mentioned in their reviews that the Asus PB278Q was good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago M. R. Hudson scored this PC monitor 5 stars and said “The multiple connectivity makes it ideal while I transition from older VGA-equipped laptops to newer DisplayPort capable ones”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought it reckoned that it was noisy. D. Iles gave the Asus PB278Q a score of 5 stars and said two years ago “For me it's loud enough for a monitor”.

Good Support

One person said in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Gary J. Walker gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his Asus PB278Q review “Which is good as there seemed little more than a quick guide in the box”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the PB278Q which do not have a built-in speaker, the Asus PB278Q has a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the Asus PB298[plb_1731108_price], and the Eizo Foris FS2434[plb_2367743_price] which is cheaper; or the AOC G2770[plb_2305284_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Quite Large Viewable Size Diagonal

The average viewable size diagonal of medium monitors that have been around for more than two years is 570mm. With a viewable size diagonal of 684.7 millimeters, the PB278Q has a quite large viewable size diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Asus PB278Q is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this flatpanel monitor. Similar spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the PB278Q graphics resolutions range from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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7 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £73.31

The PB278Q has increased in price by £73.31 in the last 24 days.

Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the PB278Q are not 3D compatible. The PB278Q is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Philips 272G5DYEB[plb_3175233_price]; or the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The PB278Q does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the PB278Q also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the PB278Q do not have an integrated card reader. The PB278Q is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL U2713H[plb_1518815_price].

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Very High Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the PB278Q will cost £100 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the least economic to run medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.

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Not Cheap

The cheapeast comparable spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago that we found costs £51 and the most expensive costs £5,421. We think that this Asus PC monitor looks expensive for a medium monitor that has been available for more than two years.

Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec PC displays that were launched more than two years ago.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus PB278Q

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Asus released the PB278Q .

Specification

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12 Awards

Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice overclock3d.net Gold Award uk.hardware.info Silver hothardware.com Recommended 01net.com 4 Star elektroniktest.dk Silver hardware.info Silver Award technopat.net Performance Award datormagazin.se Recommended noticias3d.com Good Choice chinese.vr-zone.com Editor's Choice ferra.ru Best Product

Expert Reviews

(47)
15 January 2014

The ASUS PB278Q performed well in most of our tests and apart from minor backlight bleeding we did not really find any shortcomings with the monitor as such. Sure, it could have done with a better...

19 August 2013

Most IT product categories tend to evolve rapidly, but developments in computer monitors have been decidedly slower. Although larger screens are slowly becoming more affordable, the most common... Read more…

6 August 2013

15 hours, 20 mins agoI recently purchased an ASUS PB278Q monitor for my daily use, and it's gorgeous. It's 2560x1440 resolution provides plenty of desktop real estate, but it only arrives with a... Read more…

25 May 2013

After years of being stuck with the dreadful "movie-watching friendly" 1920x1080 displays in the mainstream, we're finally seeing some progress on the resolution and pixel density front, albeit... Read more…

16 May 2013

Until cutting-edge UHD (3840×2160) displays hit the mainstream, most enthusiasts have to be content with QHD monitors at 2560x1440 pixels. In the lab today, we have two more 27-inch QHD screens:... Read more…

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User Reviews

(283)
Reviewed 30 November 2013 by Steve
Steve would recommend the Asus PB278Q

I'm posting this review particularly for someone who wants to know how this monitor compares to Apple's 27" monitor or a 27" iMac for editing photographs. So, first some qualification: I'm... Read more…

Reviewed 27 February 2013 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Asus PB278Q

I like this monitor, it's the best monitor I've owned. I suggest that since an owner's manual isn't included, Best Buy should remove that note from this product's online description. Or change the... Read more…

Reviewed 18 March 2013 by Daveblahblah
Daveblahblah would recommend the Asus PB278Q (Verified Purchase)

The high resolution of this monitor is excellent, but many cards will not support that. So be sure you have one of these cards. And this resolution can only be attained with HDMI, dp, and DVI... Read more…

Reviewed 12 October 2013 by DCinAlexandria
DCinAlexandria would recommend the Asus PB278Q (Verified Purchase)

It works great, remember to get a video card that supports the resolution. The screen rotates to portrait and has templates to setup real size paper images although I didn't need them it was cool.... Read more…

Reviewed 8 June 2013 by Shebazon
Shebazon would recommend the Asus PB278Q (Verified Purchase)

I am so happy I ordered this monitor. It is easy to handle - I tend to adjust height so being able to adjust the screen up and down,, and tilted - is super simple. The package includes cables for... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £96.14
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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