Embedded dual HDMI ports, stereo speakers and 2ms quick response time, VE278H delivers high quality and smooth visual / audio enjoyment. Dynamically enhances the display's contrast by adjusting...
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18 Reasons For
A few customers who bought it thought it was good value for money. Three years ago A John mentioned “The screen is brilliant value and has VGA, DVI”. A John also said “Brilliant value for an entry level monitor at this size, definitely recommended”. A. Williams wrote in their review of the Asus VE278 “Best money can buy ' believe me ' ive had loads since 99 ' five stars all the way”.
Eleven Asus VE278 reviewers who bought it thought it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer said “For the money I think these are a bargain”. George Rowley and he mentioned on Amazon “All in all a fantastic, fairly cheap matte monitor!” in his review of the Asus VE278. K. Hadi wrote “It does the job perfectly for the cheap price” in their review of this PC monitors.
Some customers who reviewed the product considered that it was cheap. Desert Orchid said “The various input facility makes this a simple monitor to connect without having to buy additional (expensive) adaptors” in their review of the Asus VE278 and gave the Asus VE278 a rating of 5 stars. G. Wright and wrote four years ago “Great budget large monitor”. Last year Kieran J. mentioned “Looks superb! It's also not expensive” in their review of the Asus VE278.
Good Product Quality
Fifty-five Asus VE278 reviewers who bought the Asus VE278 considered that it was good quality. Admirer wrote on Amazon “Good quality”. Three years ago Bernie/richard wrote in their review on Amazon “High quality - makes all the difference”. Bernie/richard also wrote “A high quality productworth every penny”.
Good Picture Quality
A number of people reckoned that it had good picture quality. Cameron said on Amazon “The picture quality is also fantastic; it easily matches that of much more expensive monitors, as everything is very bright” and scored the Asus VE278 5 stars. Clockstruckduck rated the product 99 out of 100 and said “The picture quality is also great” in their review. Desert Orchid wrote on Amazon “It has excellent picture quality with no ghosting or delay when gaming”.
A number of people wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Foxtrot Oscar said in their review on Amazon “An excellent gaming monitor - colours and textures are far better defined than on my old LCD monitor”. Ianscardiff said on Amazon “Great unit! Bought this as a repackaged/return item from Amazon - and cannot tell the difference from new! Graphics / picture is sharp and colours great” and rated it 99 out of 100. Two years ago James gave it a score of 5 stars and he said “Really good colours”.
Several Asus VE278 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a wide viewing angle. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “One further thing I've noticed is that viewing angle is fairly critical - more so than I expected” in their Asus VE278 review. Reuben mentioned in his review “Viewing angle could be better”. Sam wrote “Viewing angle is excellent and the base allows tilting in any direction”.
A number of Asus VE278 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors had clear images. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon three years ago “The picture clarity is awesome, easily the best I have had”. Ms S D Brown rated it 5 stars and wrote “Excellent clarity”.
A few people who purchased the product reckoned that it had a sharp image. Guy said “I've had zero ghosting in bf4 and the colours and sharpness look very good” in his review of the Asus VE278. Hmgkt said “Thankfully same crispness in display quality”.
Easy to Use
Several Asus VE278 reviewers who reviewed the Asus VE278 agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Four years ago Amazon Customer rated it 4 stars and mentioned “In terms of the picture, you will have to mess around with the various 'splendid' settings and then fine-tune contrast, brightness etc yourself from there”. Amazon Customer also said “Incorporated in the advanced display settings were further adjustments for the monitor display, which was correctly identified”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Leaving the monitor itself on the best settings I had been able to find, I tweaked the advanced display management controls”.
Eleven customers said in their reviews that this PC monitors was easy to use. Three years ago A John wrote on Amazon “The screen controls are easy to use if you need to switch between inputs to connect a console over HDMI” in their review. Clockstruckduck gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “It makes it so much easier to use with the Xbox” in their review of this PC monitors. Clockstruckduck also mentioned “It's easy to use and ASUS are a solid brand”.
A few Asus VE278 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Asus VE278 review “Setting up was easy although the base is a bit flimsy which makes it wobble if you knock your desk” and gave the Asus VE278 a rating of 80 out of 100. D "d" gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Easy to set up (plug and play, selecting in the MacBook's System Preferences)”. Three years ago Fandango gave it a rating of 99 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “It was quick to set up” in their review of this PC monitors.
A few Asus VE278 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitors agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Kieran J. said in their review on Amazon last year “Quality at a Comfortable Price” and rated the Asus VE278 99 out of 100. Kieran J. also wrote “It's at a really nice and comfortable price”.
A few Asus VE278 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Asus VE278 was easy to assemble. Four years ago D "d" mentioned on Amazon “Easy to assemble” and gave the Asus VE278 a rating of 99 out of 100. One Asus VE278 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good experience. Tad Halder said “I decided to get a 27 monitor for a better gaming and movie experience”.
Thirty people who purchased the product agreed that it was well made. A John said on Amazon “There are 5 built in preset modes for Scenery, Theater, Game, Night View”. Brian C. said “For the price i think it's a solid buy”. Cameron wrote four years ago “The overall build quality is fantastic - the monitor itself is very sleek” in his review and gave it a score of 5 stars.
Seven Asus VE278 owners who purchased the product mentioned that it was strong and durable. James Roberts mentioned in his Asus VE278 review “The overall build quality is good - the monitor feels sturdy and of high quality” and scored it 99 out of 100. Mac said in his review on Amazon “Sturdy monitor”. Mimu wrote in their review of the Asus VE278 on Amazon “Stand is reasonably sturdy”.
A few people who bought it agreed that it was good looking. John said in his review on Amazon “For desktop computing the pre-programmed display "themes" are handy to get a (one button press) subtle change in appearance to your preferred colour / brightness / gamma setting”. Mr. G. Mangham mentioned five years ago “The colours from this screen when gamng is beautiful and I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED ANY GHOSTING WHILE GAMING! So i am happy with this screen for my needs” in their review and gave it a score of 99 out of 100. Mr. I. J. Turner mentioned “Fired up Skyrim and its looks beautiful” in their Asus VE278 review.
Four Asus VE278 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good design. Chris M-C said on Amazon “It's also got a nice firm design.” in his review of the Asus VE278 and gave this PC monitors a rating of 99 out of 100. Gonçalo wrote in their review on Amazon “Great, with good colors ans external design”. Hmgkt said on Amazon “Sleek design”.
A number of Asus VE278 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was neat. J. Cunningham wrote “Good quality, neat base and enough adjustments if required (I did not change a thing” and gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100. Five years ago John wrote in his review of this PC monitors “It was purchased to tidy up my desk, for the minimalistic styling, HDMI connectivity, built in speakers”.
One Asus VE278 owner who purchased this PC monitors wrote that it was ergonomic.
One customer concluded that it was aesthetic. Matthew said on Amazon “Well-lit, which combined with the sleek aesthetic appearence of the monitor, makes the viewer feel the need to break into spontaneous applause” in his review of this PC monitors.
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Fifteen customers who bought it agreed that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Three years ago A John wrote in their review of the Asus VE278 on Amazon “The screen is brilliant value and has VGA, DVI and HDMI inputs.21.5 inch widescreen at HD resolution is also great for excel spreadsheets”. Dave Lee wrote in August last year “The fact that it has 2 HDMI inputs is really useful as well” in his review of the Asus VE278 and rated it 4 stars. G. Wright mentioned in their review on Amazon four years ago “The other is when viewing the HDMI from the free view box the picture looks a bit soft although I might just be sitting a little close” and gave it a score of 99 out of 100.
Two customers agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity. John wrote “It was purchased to tidy up my desk, for the minimalistic styling, HDMI connectivity, built in speakers” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. One Asus VE278 owner said in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. Guy J. Martin wrote in his review of the Asus VE278 “Has a built-in USB hub if you need it”.
Acceptable Noise Level
A few people who bought the product agreed that it was quiet. John rated the Asus VE278 99 out of 100 and he wrote five years ago “It's connected via HDMI to my silent HD6450 graphics card (which may be upgraded later) so it will just be playing DVD” in his review. Mr. I. J. Turner wrote “SoundFar too quiet”. Three years ago Rachel and she wrote in her Asus VE278 review “Very quiet speakers”.
One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was noisy. Four years ago Pippa London said “I've not experianced any flickering or irritating humming noise (like my last monitor!”.
Good Technical Features
A number of people who bought the product considered that it had good features. Two years ago Fat Chris gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “It packs a wealth of features that just a few years back would have set us back at least four times the asking price” in their review of the Asus VE278. Mr the Beard said on Amazon “ASUS make some mointors with excellent quality and features and the VE248H is one of these” in his review. Mr. I. J. Turner said on Amazon “The StandPerhaps one of the best features” in their review of this PC monitors and gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100.
Asus Flatpanel Monitors Have Good Reviews
Asus has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire flatpanel monitor range compared to other brands.
Good Sound Quality
A number of Asus VE278 reviewers agreed that the Asus VE278 had good sound quality. Last year Dave Lee rated the Asus VE278 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “The only thing I'm knocking it on really is the sound quality but, if you want decent sound they buy some good speakers or headphones (which is what I do” in his review of the Asus VE278. Stewart Speirs wrote in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Have some idea of what you want to achieve this is superb and good general sound quality from internal speakers, used for mainly for Photography, work” and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100.
Excellent User Reviews
VE278 owners on average rated this LCD screen as excellent.
50000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Asus VE278 is 50000000:1. That's over two times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1. The best contrast ratio of all flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is 100000000:1 and the worst is Mega Contrast.
Other LCD screens that have a 50000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available which you might want to consider include a cheaper PC display such as the Viewsonic VX2363 (£97.00), or the AOC E2462 or you might consider a higher scoring PC display such as the Asus PB238 (£169.77).
If the contrast ratio of this flatpanel monitor is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the VG248QE (£219.97) (80000000:1), the MX239H (£168.63) (80000000:1), or the VN247 (£142.74) (80000000:1) all from Asus which is also higher rated.
Two HDMI Ports
The Asus VE278 is a two HDMI port PC display. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VE278 have between one and two HDMI ports.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
Similar spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the VE278 have screen sizes of between 28cm and 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 63cm. The Asus VE278 has a fairly big display diagonal (68.6 centimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the VE278.
Fairly High RMS Rated Audio Power
The average RMS rated audio power of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is 5.1W, and the RMS rated audio powers range from 0.5W to 49W. The Asus VE278 has one of the higher RMS rated audio powers (6 Watts) amongst PC monitors of this age.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC displays of a comparable age and type to it.
1200:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The Asus VE278 has a maximum typical contrast ratio of 1200:1. That's 20% more typical contrast ratio than a 1000:1 PC monitor, which is the most common typical contrast ratio. Across all comparable spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the VE278 the best typical contrast ratio is 5000:1 and the worst is 600:1.
9 Reasons Against
Several Asus VE278 owners said in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “I can't help feeling, though, that the controls on the monitor itself should be rather better”. Catherine Evans wrote in her review of the Asus VE278 on Amazon three years ago “Having said that, this is likely to be down to me, not having read the instructions and doing it wrong”. P. Haynes and mentioned in their Asus VE278 review “And the 'instructions' are absolutely pathetic”.
Not Good in Terms of Size
A few customers who reviewed it agreed that it was not heavy and bulky. In August last year Chris M-C mentioned in his review of the Asus VE278 “A little bit on the heavy side.” however scored the Asus VE278 5 stars. Mr. Smith mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “The screen is a bit bulky, granted it's a 24inch.” yet still scored the product 5 stars. Mr. Smith also mentioned “It's a bit chunky in the back, having said that it's still fairly light”.
Two people who bought it considered that it was not a good height. Mr. I. J. Turner said “You can also tilt it either forward or backwards compensating for the lack of a height adjustment feature” in their review however rated the Asus VE278 5 stars.
One Asus VE278 reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it was not thin. Ronnie wrote in his Asus VE278 review “I would advise you to buy your own sound device as built-in monitor speakers tend to sound thin and just frankly bad”.
One customer reckoned that the product was not heavy. Kaio said “At reasonable cost, so factor in about a tenner to the price of this monitor for a riser (unless you opt for using that hefty encyclopaedia book or someth” however scored it 5 stars.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Asus VE278 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the VE278 do have a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Benq BL2410 (£172.11) which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other PC screens that have been around for a similar time to the VE278, the Asus VE278 is not 3D compatible.
Like most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the VE278, the Asus VE278 does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC displays of this age and spec.
The Asus VE278 is one of the heavier PC monitors that are a similar age to the VE278 (6 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average weight of PC screens that were launched around the same time as the VE278 is 5.1kg, and the weights range from 3g to 39kg.
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
The average power consumption when off of comparable spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the VE278 is 0.51W, and the power consumptions when off range from 0.1W to 21W. The Asus VE278 has a quite high power consumption when off (0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the VE278.
4 Other reasons to consider the Asus VE278
Running Costs Are OK
The VE278 is typical compared to the other 795 flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VE278 is £61.
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when Asus released the VE278.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to it.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including the Lenovo LT2423 (£60.00), or the NEC MultiSync E224 (£165.60) which is cheaper; or the Benq EW2440 (£124.98) which has a better Rating.
If you would prefer a PC screen with a more display resolution then you might also want to look at the Eizo ColorEdge CX240 (£164.62) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated), or the Asus VS24 (£144.72) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated); or the HP LP2465 (£295.00) (1920 x 1200 and cheaper).
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LCD Display Type
The Asus VE278 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most PC monitors of a similar spec and age to it.
Other PC monitors that have an LCD Display currently available which you might want to consider include the LG 27MP35 (£163.50) which has a better Rating; or the Viewsonic VA2349 (£123.60) which is cheaper.
PC monitors with a better display type that might also be worth considering include the Asus VX239 (£114.97) (LED and cheaper), or the Lenovo LT2423 (£60.00) (LED and cheaper) or the NEC MultiSync EA274 (£528.00) (LED and higher rated).
Andy would recommend the Asus VE278H (Verified Purchase)
I bought this to be a monitor for my MacBook pro. Picture quality is great! Speakers are as good as you could expect for built in. Solid construction. Dedicated buttons for volume/ brightness.... Read more…
Bucksr would recommend the Asus VE278H (Verified Purchase)
No problem out of the box works and looks great the buttons could be designed better other than that no problem I do not use the speakers I have a good video card and the monitor works great with... Read more…