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27" LED Oct 2015
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- Crisp 27-inch, 2560 x 1440 visuals combined with fast 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, made smooth by NVIDIAG-SYNC technology- Exclusive GamePlus onscreen timer/crosshair, 60-120-144Hz... More
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21 Reasons For

Thirty-Five Industry Awards

This Asus PC display is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the PC screens of a similar age and type.

Eight expert review sites all concluded that this PC display was brilliant and gave it their highest award. This PC screen received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag, Hothardware.com, Techgage.com, Tweaktown.com, Overclockersclub.com, 3dnews.ru, Techno-labs.com and Hwp.com.tr.

The reviewers at seven more expert review sites all decided that this Asus LCD screen was outstanding and gave it one of their highest awards. Pcper.com, Teknokulis.com, Xtremehardware.com, Pcgameware.co.uk and Elektroniktest.dk all gave this LCD screen a "Gold" award, it received a "Gold Award" from Hardware.info and it received a "Golden Bear Award" from Bjorn3d.com.

The experts at Legitreviews.com, Nordichardware.se, Allround-pc.com, Vido.com.ua, Tek.no and Itwriter.ru all recommend this PC display and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This flatpanel monitor received a "Performance Award" from both Overclock3d.net and Hwa.com.tr, both of which thought that this medium monitor functioned well.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this medium monitor is 91 out of 100 based on thirty expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Mag, tweaktown.com and pcauthority.com.au. This means that experts think this PC display is one of the very best PC monitors of a comparable spec and age.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 319 owner reviews this Asus PC display has an average owner rating of 80%.

Easy to Use

Some people mentioned that the product was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer rated it as very good and said in their review of this PC monitor last year “Contrast and brightness weren't great on default settings”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “After fiddling with the settings a bit it was perfect”. Dave wrote “Settings that seem to work for me are brightness set to 20 contrast set to 50”.

Five customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. P. Cross said “Otherwise it was easy to set up and a joy to use” .

A number of Asus PG278Q owners said in their reviews that this PC monitor had a good experience. Amun82 said on Amazon “Painful to watch (black flag, witcher 2)I was a bit worried about picture quality on swift as I didn't have a good experience with TFT panels”. Pluckybrit rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “I'm convinced that if you want the best PC gaming experience today this is the monitor to go for” in their review of the Asus PG278Q.

A few customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to setup. Ryan gave the product an excellent review score and he said in his review on Amazon this month “Switched it on it is all really simple to set up, loading into a game with the gsync”.

One customer who bought it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. In November last year Mike wrote on Amazon “This made it much more comfortable on the eyes”.

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Robust

A number of Asus PG278Q owners said in their reviews that this PC monitor was well made. Acidx wrote in their Asus PG278Q review a few weeks ago “Feels like a good solid product all round”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Build is very good” however despite that they scored it 3 stars. D. Cousins mentioned in their review of the Asus PG278Q “The build quality is amazing” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Several Asus PG278Q reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable. Ryan wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon a few weeks ago “The build quality of this is really good, strong and sturdy” and scored the product 5 stars. In the same month Toby95 wrote “The stand is heavy and sturdy” in their Asus PG278Q review.

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Nice Design

Seventeen customers who bought it concluded that it was smooth. Amun82 mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Sweet! - gameplay is as smooth as butter- 144hz rocks - I used 60hz for years”. Amun82 also said “In return you get a buttery smooth high res image that looks amazing even when in motion”. In the same month Boffinboy said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Pros+ Motion clarity excellent at high refresh rates+ G-sync makes for extremely smooth gaming, even when framerate goes up or down+ High quality build”.

Twelve Asus PG278Q owners who reviewed the Asus PG278Q concluded that it was good looking. Last year A. Jiboye said on Amazon “Pretty easy to set up” in their review and gave the product an excellent review. Acidx wrote in November this year “When I look at this beautiful display for hours on end, I am slowly absorbed into a softly shaded vignette as the world around me blurs” in their review and scored this PC monitor very highly. Amun82 wrote in their review on Amazon two years ago “No-nonsense from the moment you take it out of the box- It looks gorgeous”.

Several Asus PG278Q reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it was a good design. Acidx said in their review of this PC monitor a few weeks ago “The design is awesome” and scored it very highly. Haydn mentioned “The jump is so significant it feels like going from 30Hz to 60Hz.+ Design is stunning” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Peter mentioned on Amazon “The resolution is great the monitor design is great the refresh rate is amazeballs just let down by very very poor quality control in my opinion”.

One Asus PG278Q owner said in their reviews that it was neat.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-two people considered that it was good quality. Almokhtar Bukhamsin mentioned on Amazon this year “I point fingers to this monitor because its Awesome in quality and performance, yet infuriatingly minimalist in effing inputs”. Amazon Customer mentioned “I don't expect bad quality control on a premium product, so was disappointed with the failed one” nonetheless they only gave this PC monitor a rating of 3 stars. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Assumed it would last me for a very long time since I thought ASUS was a high quality company”.

Good Picture Quality

Several Asus PG278Q owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had good picture quality. D. Cousins said on Amazon “While the image quality is probably the best I've seen from a TN”. Disposalist mentioned on Amazon “The G-Sync is good - really makes for smooth graphics - hard to describe the improvement is subtle” in their review of this PC monitor however despite that they scored it 60 out of 100. Nathan gave the product an excellent review and he wrote in his Asus PG278Q review “If you're capable of upgrading your graphics card, I would definitely recommend using a card with more than 2GB VRAM”.

A number of people who purchased it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Acidx gave it a very good rating and said on Amazon a few weeks ago “Someone sat next to you will see the exact same colours, especially if you angle the screen evenly”. Boffinboy said on Amazon “This is really noticeable in some games in light colours and was enough for me to return the monitor” however they only rated it 60 out of 100. Davey mentioned “Everything on the swift was pin sharp and the colours were amazing, you do”.

Seven people wrote in their reviews that it had a good refresh rate. Last year David wrote “G-Sync and the 144Hz refresh rate are amazing though, my advice, wait for the IPS version” but despite that he only gave the Asus PG278Q a score of 1 stars. Haydn scored it very highly and said in their review on Amazon “+ Resolution hits the sweet spot for image clarity and how easy it is to power.+ 144Hz refresh rate is glorious”. Haydn also wrote “+ 144Hz refresh rate is glorious and going back to 60Hz now is just impossible”.

A few customers concluded that it had clear images. Toby95 wrote on Amazon “In terms of colour clarity everything looks great once you've calibrated it to your liking” in their Asus PG278Q review and scored it 4 stars. One person who bought the Asus PG278Q said that it had a good contrast ratio. Acidx wrote in their review of this PC monitor in November this year “The contrast ratio is excellent” and scored the Asus PG278Q very highly.

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a wide viewing angle.

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Best Seller

According to sales data from Amazon, the PG278Q is one the fastest selling LCD screen currently available for purchase.

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens

Asus has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC screen range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Technical Features

Four Asus PG278Q owners who reviewed the product considered that it had good features. Mike rated the product 80 out of 100 and he said last year “Great Gaming monitor mixes best features”. Peter said “OSD was quick as and had nice features, only displayport to connect devices was another minor annoyance” nonetheless he only gave the product a rating of 2 stars. Two years ago expert review site Pcmag.com said “It offers some neat gaming features” and scored it 4 stars.

Good Size

A number of Asus PG278Q owners wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Richard Flanagan mentioned on Amazon “My only caveat is the viewing angle is rather narrow compared to other monitors I have used” in his Asus PG278Q review. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned two years ago “You cannot argue against its slim design and those thin bezels” and rated it 75 out of 100.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was a good depth. Disposalist wrote on Amazon “Good vibrancy and depth”. One customer who bought it considered that it was a good height. Sid Did wrote in his review of this PC monitor “The stand is great, easy to adjust for height” and rated it as very good.

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Good Support

One customer concluded that this PC monitor had good technical guidance.

Good Connectivity

One Asus PG278Q owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Digitalversus.com rated it as excellent and said in their Asus PG278Q review two years ago “Although its connectivity options could be better, this screen is still perfectly suited to its”.

Price Has Dropped by £40.01

In the last 49 days the price of the PG278Q has dropped by £40.01.

3D Compatible

The Asus PG278Q is 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the PG278Q are not 3D compatible.

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LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens that have an LED Display and we think a cheaper flatpanel monitor such as the LG 34UC97C[plb_3016738_price] or you might consider a higher scoring flatpanel monitor such as the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price], and the Benq XR3501[plb_2943761_price] are also worth considering.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus PG278Q has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens that were released more than a year ago. Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PG278Q the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The Asus PG278Q has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the PG278Q the worst resolution is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus PG278Q is more than most medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that are a comparable age to the PG278Q. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this Asus PC display.

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Very Fast Response Time

At only 1 millisecond, the Asus PG278Q has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type. Across all the PC screens of this type and age the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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A Bit Expensive

Eight Asus PG278Q owners agreed that it was not cheap. Almokhtar Bukhamsin mentioned in their review of the Asus PG278Q on Amazon “Something you wouldn't expect nor understand for such an expensive piece of tech!”. Last year Amazon Customer wrote in their Asus PG278Q review on Amazon “Awsome screen yet expensive for the quality you get” and rated it 60 out of 100. Antoni mentioned “A bit expensive for a monitor” in their review but despite that they rated the product 4 stars.

Several Asus PG278Q reviewers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was not good value for money. David scored it 20 out of 100 and he said in his review “The price point is too high for the panels quality.G-Sync”. G. Woodruff wrote on Amazon “Good screen, good accuracy for a TN, very bad price” in their Asus PG278Q review. G. Woodruff also mentioned “At too high a price”.

One Asus PG278Q reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it was not a bargain for the price. Frankin said “It doesn't look cheap and the 144hz works flawless” in their review.

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Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most PC monitors of this spec and age have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Asus PG278Q which has two USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Asus PG278Q does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age which have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Eizo FlexScan EV2750[plb_3262622_price], or the Viewsonic VP2780[plb_2884616_price]; or the Asus PG27AQ[plb_3142487_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that have been around for more than a year do not have a built-in camera. The Asus PG278Q is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the PG278Q, the Asus PG278Q does not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to consider including the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price].

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Pricey

We think this PC display looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of a similar age and spec. The price range of PC monitors of a similar age and spec is from £46 to £4,106.

Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus PG278Q is a two USB 3.0 port PC monitor. Most of the other PC monitors of this type and age have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

The Asus PG278Q has a fairly low maximum height adjustment (only 120 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago. The average maximum height adjustment of PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the PG278Q is 130mm, and the maximum height adjustments range from 17mm to 510mm.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

PC monitors that came out around the same time as the PG278Q have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Asus PG278Q has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PG278Q.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the Asus PG278Q has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. The average horizontal viewing angle of similar spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the PG278Q is 170°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When Off

Across all the medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 350W. The Asus PG278Q has one of the highest power consumptions when off (0.5 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Asus flatpanel monitor was released.

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35 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(72)
20 February 2015

However, it doesn't have any side USB ports, only a single DisplayPort 1.2 input, and the uniformity of the display leaves a lot to be desired. The pre-calibrations numbers are decent though not...

23 December 2014

The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q is a 27-inch WQHD monitor designed for gamers. It uses Nvidia's G-Sync technology and a 144Hz refresh rate to deliver super-smooth motion performance, and it offers some...

PC Mag

4 December 2014

Nvidia G-SYNC technology is something that is hard to put into words but if you try it you will understand it and it will be tough to game without it. 10...

Bjorn3d.com

6 November 2014

I mentioned above that G-SYNC is hard to truly appreciate simply from reading a review, so I'll try to do it justice here. Because I got a hands-on preview last fall, I pretty much knew what to...

Techgage.com

31 October 2014

The ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q is hands down the best gaming monitor that we have had the opportunity to use so far this year. The difference with and without G-Sync is very pronounced on most of the...

Legitreviews.com

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User Reviews

(229)
Reviewed 3 September 2015 by Carl L.
(Verified Purchase)

The G-Sync technology is effective, but definitely not worth the added cost of this monitor, and I'll tell you how I came to this conclusion. I purchased this monitor back in April and was... Read more…

Reviewed 19 March 2015 by Gina P.

After paying $800 for a monitor and receiving this kind of customer service I am beyond furious. I will NEVER buy another asus product again and will strong urge anyone else to buy from them.... Read more…

Reviewed 23 March 2015 by Joseph S.
(Verified Purchase)

Don't waste your money or your time...

Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Linda C.
(Verified Purchase)

Thank you Asus for making such a fantastic monitor. I have used many different products from Asus in the past, mostly motherboards, but I will definitely use Asus monitors in the future...

Reviewed 14 April 2015 by THOMAS M.
(Verified Purchase)

Every time I sit back down at my computer I am impressed by this monitor. I walk to the fridge and come back, realizing I forgot how amazing it is in that small amount of time. I will be buried... Read more…

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HP ENVY 34c vs Asus PG278Q

HP ENVY 34c vs Asus PG278Q
HP ENVY 34c Asus PG278Q
£ 312.60 £539.99
3 Times the Typical Contrast Ratio
Better HD Type
Higher Resolution
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Hugely Worse Review from Prad.de
Slower Response Time

AOC U3277PQU vs Asus PG278Q

AOC U3277PQU vs Asus PG278Q
AOC U3277PQU Asus PG278Q
£ 283.00 £539.99
More Display Colour Count
Twice the Resolution
Better HD Type
4, 1 USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Les Numeriques.com Review is Significantly Worse
Only One USB 3.0 Port

DELL U2415 vs Asus PG278Q

DELL U2415 vs Asus PG278Q
DELL U2415 Asus PG278Q
£ 246.49 £539.99
Considerably Better User Reviews
Four More USB 3.0 Ports
Four More USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Two DisplayPorts
Hugely Worse Review from Prad.de
Hugely Worse Review from Tweakers.net
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