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Asus VE278 PC Monitor

27" 1920 X 1080 50000000:1 LED Jul 2012
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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... More
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18 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this medium monitor is marvellous based on 246 user reviews.

Nice Design

A few people who reviewed the product considered that it was good looking. John mentioned 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” and scored it very highly. Five years ago Mr. G. Mangham mentioned on Amazon “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”. Mr. I. J. Turner said on Amazon “Fired up Skyrim and its looks beautiful”.

Several people reckoned that it was a good design. Last year Chris M-C mentioned in his Asus VE278 review “It's also got a nice firm design.”. Gonçalo mentioned in their review of the Asus VE278 “Great, with good colors ans external design” . Hmgkt mentioned “Sleek design” .

Two customers who purchased the product considered that it was neat. J. Cunningham said in their review of the Asus VE278 on Amazon “Good quality, neat base and enough adjustments if required (I did not change a thing”. John rated it 5 stars and he said five years ago “It was purchased to tidy up my desk, for the minimalistic styling, HDMI connectivity, built in speakers” in his Asus VE278 review.

One Asus VE278 owner reckoned that the Asus VE278 was aesthetic. Matthew mentioned on Amazon four years ago “Well-lit, which combined with the sleek aesthetic appearence of the monitor, makes the viewer feel the need to break into spontaneous applause”.

One person who reviewed the Asus VE278 thought it was smooth. Scott Robertson mentioned in his Asus VE278 review four years ago “In fact the Xbox screen is so smooth I almost thought it was 120Hz as apposed to 60Hz” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Good Picture Quality

A few customers who purchased it agreed that it had good picture quality. Four years ago Cameron gave the Asus VE278 a very good review and he said “The picture quality is also fantastic; it easily matches that of much more expensive monitors, as everything is very bright” in his Asus VE278 review. Clockstruckduck wrote “The picture quality is also great” in their review. Two years ago Desert Orchid said on Amazon “It has excellent picture quality with no ghosting or delay when gaming” in their review.

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the Asus VE278 had good colour saturation. Foxtrot Oscar mentioned three years ago “An excellent gaming monitor - colours and textures are far better defined than on my old LCD monitor” . Ianscardiff mentioned “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”. James mentioned on Amazon “Really good colours” in his review.

Several Asus VE278 reviewers considered that this PC monitor had clear images. Amazon Customer wrote three years ago “The picture clarity is awesome, easily the best I have had”.

A number of customers who reviewed it considered that it had a wide viewing angle. Four years ago Amazon Customer wrote “One further thing I've noticed is that viewing angle is fairly critical - more so than I expected” in their review of this PC monitor. Reuben said on Amazon “Viewing angle could be better” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Sam said on Amazon “Viewing angle is excellent and the base allows tilting in any direction” and gave it an excellent review score.

Some customers who reviewed this PC monitor said that it had a good refresh rate. Christopher Zoechling said in his review of the Asus VE278 in November this year “Its great! Love the fast refresh rate of 2ms”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Asus VE278 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Asus VE278 was good quality. Alex mentioned in his Asus VE278 review in November last year “Excellent quality” . Bernie/richard mentioned on Amazon “High quality - makes all the difference” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Bernie/richard also mentioned “A high quality productworth every penny”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several people who purchased the product agreed that it was quiet. John said “It's connected via HDMI to my silent HD6450 graphics card (which may be upgraded later) so it will just be playing DVD” and gave the product an excellent review. Mr. I. J. Turner gave it a very good review and said in their review of the Asus VE278 “SoundFar too quiet”. Rachel mentioned “Very quiet speakers” in her Asus VE278 review and scored it 80 out of 100.

One person who reviewed the Asus VE278 reckoned that it was noisy. Four years ago Pippa London mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “I've not experianced any flickering or irritating humming noise (like my last monitor!”.

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Easy to Use

A few Asus VE278 reviewers who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer 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” in their Asus VE278 review. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Incorporated in the advanced display settings were further adjustments for the monitor display, which was correctly identified”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Leaving the monitor itself on the best settings I had been able to find, I tweaked the advanced display management controls”.

Some customers who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. A John mentioned in their review of the Asus VE278 on Amazon “The screen controls are easy to use if you need to switch between inputs to connect a console over HDMI” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Clockstruckduck gave it an excellent rating and mentioned in their Asus VE278 review “It makes it so much easier to use with the Xbox”. Clockstruckduck also said “It's easy to use and ASUS are a solid brand”.

Some Asus VE278 owners who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said in their review “Setting up was easy although the base is a bit flimsy which makes it wobble if you knock your desk”. Four years ago D "d" scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “Easy to set up (plug and play, selecting in the MacBook's System Preferences)” in their review. Fandango wrote in their review of the Asus VE278 “It was quick to set up”.

A number of Asus VE278 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to assemble. D "d" wrote four years ago “Easy to assemble”.

A number of people who reviewed the Asus VE278 considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Kieran J. gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their Asus VE278 review “Quality at a Comfortable Price”. Kieran J. also mentioned “It's at a really nice and comfortable price”.

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Good Connectivity

Several people who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Dave Lee scored it 80 out of 100 and he wrote “The fact that it has 2 HDMI inputs is really useful as well”. G. Wright scored it very highly and wrote on Amazon “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” in their review of the Asus VE278. Hmgkt mentioned “Multiple HDMI ports are useful to connect multiple devices-- so for me XBOX360, PC” .

Several Asus VE278 reviewers said in their reviews that the Asus VE278 was good in terms of connectivity. One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Guy J. Martin said on Amazon two years ago “Has a built-in USB hub if you need it” in his review.

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Robust

Thirty Asus VE278 owners reckoned that the product was well made. A John mentioned in their review on Amazon three years ago “There are 5 built in preset modes for Scenery, Theater, Game, Night View”. Brian C. mentioned in his review on Amazon “For the price i think it's a solid buy”. Cameron wrote on Amazon “The overall build quality is fantastic - the monitor itself is very sleek” in his Asus VE278 review.

Several people wrote in their reviews that the Asus VE278 was strong and durable. James Roberts said two years ago “The overall build quality is good - the monitor feels sturdy and of high quality” in his review of this PC monitor. Mac said “Sturdy monitor” . Five years ago Mimu mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Stand is reasonably sturdy”.

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Reasonably Priced

Several Asus VE278 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money. A John gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “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 said “Best money can buy ' believe me ' ive had loads since 99 ' five stars all the way”.

A few customers who reviewed the Asus VE278 concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “For the money I think these are a bargain”. George Rowley said on Amazon “All in all a fantastic, fairly cheap matte monitor!” in his review and scored the product 5 stars. K. Hadi wrote in their review “It does the job perfectly for the cheap price”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was cheap. Desert Orchid said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The various input facility makes this a simple monitor to connect without having to buy additional (expensive) adaptors” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. G. Wright mentioned “Great budget large monitor”. Kieran J. mentioned in their Asus VE278 review “Looks superb! It's also not expensive” .

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Good Technical Features

Some people who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it had good features. Fat Chris mentioned in their review “It packs a wealth of features that just a few years back would have set us back at least four times the asking price” and gave this PC monitor an excellent review score. Last year Mr. I. J. Turner said in their review on Amazon “The StandPerhaps one of the best features”.

Good Brand

On average Asus medium monitors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all PC screens manufactured by Asus.

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Good Sound Quality

A few Asus VE278 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Last year Dave Lee mentioned “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”. Stewart Speirs mentioned 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” in his review.

LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Asus VE278 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VE278 which do not have a built-in speaker.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Asus VE278 is a two HDMI port PC monitor.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

Across all the medium monitors that have been around for more than two years the screen sizes range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. With a display diagonal of 68.6 centimeters, the Asus VE278 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many comparable spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of PC screens that are a similar age to the VE278 is 1ms and the slowest is 40ms. At only 2 milliseconds, the Asus VE278 has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been available for a comparable time to the VE278.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Support

A number of customers who purchased the product considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Amazon Customer mentioned “I can't help feeling, though, that the controls on the monitor itself should be rather better” in their review. Catherine Evans said “Having said that, this is likely to be down to me, not having read the instructions and doing it wrong”. P. Haynes mentioned in their review of the Asus VE278 on Amazon three years ago “And the 'instructions' are absolutely pathetic”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

Three Asus VE278 owners who reviewed the Asus VE278 mentioned that it was not heavy and bulky. Last year Chris M-C wrote in his review of this PC monitor “A little bit on the heavy side.”. Mr. Smith said in their review of the Asus VE278 three years ago “The screen is a bit bulky, granted it's a 24inch.”. Mr. Smith also said “It's a bit chunky in the back, having said that it's still fairly light”.

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the Asus VE278 was not a good height. In November last year Mr. I. J. Turner wrote “You can also tilt it either forward or backwards compensating for the lack of a height adjustment feature” in their review.

One Asus VE278 owner who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was not heavy. Four years ago Kaio wrote on Amazon “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” but even so they still gave it a very good rating.

One Asus VE278 owner who purchased it considered that it was not thin. Ronnie wrote on Amazon “I would advise you to buy your own sound device as built-in monitor speakers tend to sound thin and just frankly bad” in his review of this PC monitor but he gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Asus VE278 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Asus VE278 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Asus VE278 does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this type and age also do not have an integrated card reader.

Other PC screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to look at include the U2413[pl_1565290_price], or the U2713H[pl_1518815_price] both from DELL which is also higher rated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Heavy

At 6 kilograms, the Asus VE278 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago. Across all the PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the VE278 the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus VE278

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Asus LCD screen was released.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many LCD screens of this age and type.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
HD Type
Full HD
HDCP
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
PC Audio in
Headphone Socket Size
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
VESA Mount Interface
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
LED Indicator
Power
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
HDMI

Expert Reviews

14 January 2013

Der Asus VE278H ist ein gelungener multimediatauglicher Allround-Monitor mit einem hellen und reaktionsschnellen Display. Der Leistungsaufnahme ist mit mittleren 29 Watt recht moderat. ...

User Reviews

(205)
Reviewed 28 December 2013 by Tmbb
Tmbb would recommend the Asus VE278H (Verified Purchase)

This monitor is great for the price. Sharp picture with a fast refresh rate. The only complaint is the menu buttons, which I see they redesigned on new model...

Reviewed 18 March 2014 by Cardking5150
Cardking5150 would recommend the Asus VE278H (Verified Purchase)

The monitor is great.good value.the only draw back is the speakers suck they work but i suggest a headset...

Reviewed 6 October 2014 by Andy
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…

Easy To Set Up
Vivid Colors
Lightweight
Sharp Image
Value
Speakers
Can't think of a thing
Speaker Sound Rather Dull
Poor Adjustability
Menu Buttons
Reviewed 23 March 2014 by Bucksr
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…

Reviewed 13 March 2014 by TimeFreedom
TimeFreedom would recommend the Asus VE278H (Verified Purchase)

I'm impressed withe the response time of this monitor and of course the quality. I play video games on this monitor and noticed the response is a lot faster than my previous monitor...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers home ve278, code ve278, asus ve278, asus bg725, asus bg565, info ve278, code ve278h, asus ve278h, asus ve278n, asus bg725a, asus bg565a, info ve278h, apple ve278, asus ve278q, home ve278h, asus bg565as, apple ve278h, asus ve278hl, asus bg725as, asus ve278hle, asus asuve278, warranty ve278, asus 1920x1080, asus ve278hled, asus asuve278h, info 1920x10802, warranty ve278h, 90lmb5101t010o1, 90lmb5101t010o1c, info 1920x10802m
Barcodes 00012300421911, 00012300422000, 00012303194355, 00012303194393, 00012305080151, 00042111670581, 00073368806263, 00074718430770, 00088021510395, 00112840000901, 00163120564286, 00191120079479, 00610839326983, 00721607700055, 00721993010349, 00722868958988, 00722868974223, 00734911326187, 00734911347182, 00763616017649, 00777781881936, 00803982812933, 00803982822703, 00806293538325, 00807030490104, 00807030507055, 00809185826180, 00809186265599, 00809186282817, 00809385660577

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