- ASUS VG278HR fast gaming monitor shortens the time it takes for rendered frames to display on the screen. Lower monitor latency gives a gamer the opportunity to improve their in-game response...
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23 Reasons For
A few Asus VG278 owners who bought it considered that it was smooth. Danielpcbuilder said in their Asus VG278 review on Amazon “Game play is smooth, picture quality is superb”. J mentioned on Amazon “I can now happily boost my games all the way up over 100FPS for butter smooth results”. Jamie Thompson said on Amazon “Motion on this monitor at +120Hz is smooth and relatively ghosting free.” in his review of the Asus VG278 and rated it 99 out of 100.
A few people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was good looking. Carl Putnam mentioned two years ago “Pretty damn good monitor, amazing refresh rates”. Jakub wrote in their review of this PC monitors “The monitor itself is gorgeous; simply dragging windows on screen is mesmerizing due to its smoothness”. Mattg said on Amazon “Amazing features make this a really good quality, sleek and sexy monitor” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
Two people reckoned that this PC monitors was neat. Femcrusader gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Be neat with it though”. Jamie Thompson wrote on Amazon “The base also includes a handy cable tidy, which is useful when rotating the monitor as it prevents cables from being pulled out” in his review of the Asus VG278 and gave this PC monitors a score of 99 out of 100.
Two people who bought it considered that it was a good design. In September last year Dean Simpson wrote in his review “The 144hz really helps with overall gaming, has good colours and very lovely design, bo problems at all, good for gaming, good for films”. Little John ^_^ wrote “For a monitor it has a thin to medium sized border, quality is excellent from design to actual use” in their review.
Good Picture Quality
Fourteen Asus VG278 owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer said “As for gaming the colours are clear and precise in battlefield 4 as is the desktop”. Ashley said on Amazon “I really like the swivel base very simple and easy to set up and use, Colours are decent” in his review of this PC monitors. Colin said on Amazon “The colours look great and the response it”.
A number of Asus VG278 reviewers reckoned that this PC monitors had a good refresh rate. Bird is the Word wrote “Fast 144 mhz refresh rate, check with some games though as it may not be officially supported for example call of duty ghosts had issues to start with” and gave this PC monitors a rating of 4 stars. I. Earl gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their Asus VG278 review on Amazon “It has a fast refresh rate of 144Hz, giving you higher frame rates when V-Sync is enabled”. Iain Tricker mentioned “This monitor delivers!144 Hz refresh rate is astonishingly clear” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
A few people who purchased this PC monitors thought it had good picture quality. Adam Dale said on Amazon “Find out what settings to fine tune as it results in much better picture quality” and scored this PC monitors 99 out of 100. Two years ago Carl Putnam mentioned in his Asus VG278 review on Amazon “If you are looking for image quality, for cg work or film work for example, then this is not the monitor for you” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Danielpcbuilder said “Game play is smooth, picture quality is superb” in their Asus VG278 review and gave it a score of 5 stars.
One person who reviewed it considered that it had clear images. Two years ago Tom mentioned in his Asus VG278 review on Amazon “Really clear image, perfect for gaming”. One person said in their reviews that this PC monitors had a sharp image. Scooby said on Amazon “Sharpness - 50Trace Free - 100ASCR - OffNVIDIA CONTROL PANEL SETTINGS” in their review of this PC monitors.
One Asus VG278 owner said in their reviews that the Asus VG278 had a flickering image. In September last year Conal S. mentioned in their review of the Asus VG278 on Amazon “If you are sensitive to PWM flicker for brightness control you should consider a PWM free monitor”.
Easy to Use
A number of Asus VG278 owners concluded that the product was easy to use the menus. Adrian Mallon and he mentioned on Amazon “The 27" Asus shapes up nicely and the default colour settings reached via menu options are just brilliant”. Two years ago Cam96 said “For all wondering, these are my settings”. In September last year Danielpcbuilder said “Game play is smooth, picture quality is superb and bright, their are about 4 screen settings movie, gaming, natural”.
A few customers wrote that the Asus VG278 was easy to use. Gina said two years ago “Being used to using a standard 60hz monitor for years this is a joy to use” in her review of the Asus VG278. Jamie Thompson said in his review on Amazon “The base also includes a handy cable tidy, which is useful when rotating the monitor as it prevents cables from being pulled out”. Mez scored it 99 out of 100 and wrote in their review “Getting the maximum of 144Hz on the desktop is as easy as changing your Control Panel Display Settings.”.
A few Asus VG278 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitors considered that it had a good experience. Cam96 scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their Asus VG278 review on Amazon “Day difference.144hz is an amazing experience when playing faced pace games like FPS or racing games”. Cam96 also mentioned “It is an amazing experience and I am sure i will find it hard to go back to 60hz if I ever need to”. Three years ago I. Earl scored it 5 stars and mentioned “They're shipping out a replacement for me, no problem.I'd definitely recommend this monitor to any gamers out there who are looking for the best experience”.
Three Asus VG278 reviewers considered that it was easy to setup. Ashley wrote on Amazon “I really like the swivel base very simple and easy to set up and use, Colours are decent” in his Asus VG278 review. Bryan Hayles gave the Asus VG278 a score of 99 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon two years ago “Good all round gaming monitor - very easy to set up if you download ICC profile for this monitor, if you do not its very difficult”. Three years ago Nathanial rated this PC monitors 5 stars and he said in his review of the Asus VG278 “Once it was delivered its was extremely easy to setup, 5-10min max, when it was up”.
One Asus VG278 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it performed as expected. Adam Dale mentioned in his review of this PC monitors in September last year “This is a really good monitor and does what it says on the box”.
Good Product Quality
Several Asus VG278 owners considered that it was good quality. Adam Dale rated the product 99 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of the Asus VG278 “Find out what settings to fine tune as it results in much better picture quality”. In September last year Akeem Khan said “Superb quality, brilliant stand” in their review of this PC monitors. Auridas wrote “Love this monitor, its big enough for me and its quality is decent, games look so much better at 144hz” and rated it 99 out of 100.
A number of people considered that the Asus VG278 was well made. Two years ago Bird is the Word wrote “This monitor is built for FPS's not dragging of panes or display lag, this is great for Counter Strike, Battlefield” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Christian said on Amazon “Its very well built and it has great built in speakers”. Three years ago Conn Mcateer said in their review of the Asus VG278 on Amazon “I'm much happier, colors are great and build quality is much better” nonetheless only rated this PC monitors 1 stars.
One Asus VG278 owner who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Jamie Thompson rated it 99 out of 100 and he said “The monitor stand it very sturdy” in his review of the Asus VG278. One person who reviewed it considered that it was easy to damage or scratch.
Five people thought this PC monitors was a good height. Two years ago Craig wrote in his Asus VG278 review on Amazon “The features are great (tilt, swivel, height adjust, ect”. Also two years ago Easymodeaj mentioned on Amazon “Want to take advantage of 144hz then i would highly reccomend this, height adjustable it swivels on its point”. Iain Tricker mentioned on Amazon “The stand is easily flexible for tilt, height and rotation”.
Several customers who reviewed this PC monitors agreed that it was a good depth. Jamie Thompson said on Amazon “The graphical fidelity is is great for a 144Hz monitor, with reasonable colour depth and contrast ratio.”. Mr C. said “Bought one of these in 2013 and am still using it now! Bloody brilliant monitor!The colour depth is wonderful” in his review of the Asus VG278.
One customer who reviewed it considered that it was thin. Three years ago Little John ^_^ said on Amazon “For a monitor it has a thin to medium sized border, quality is excellent from design to actual use” and rated it 5 stars.
One person said in their reviews that the Asus VG278 was thick. Joe Jones said in his review of this PC monitors “On the desktop is incredible aswell as this being one of the few 'gaming' monitors that don't loose out on color” and scored it 5 stars.
One person who reviewed the product thought it was a good size. J wrote “This monitor is the ideal size for my desk” in their review of this PC monitors and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.
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Two Industry Awards
The reviewer at one expert review site wrote that this Asus flatpanel monitor was great. This Asus LCD screen received a "Silver" award from Elektroniktest.dk.
Kitguru.net gave this PC display a "Worth Considering" award.
Some customers agreed that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Asus VG278 “Well worth the money and good delivery”. Danielpcbuilder gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Great value for the technology”. Jamie Thompson gave it a score of 99 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “In conclusion, I feel that this is a great monitor at a fairly reasonable price”.
One person thought the Asus VG278 was cheap. J scored it 99 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Asus VG278 “Haven't tried the 3D yet, Probably won't bother since It needs expensive glasses and I already have a 3D tv for movies-”.
One customer who bought this PC monitors mentioned that it was a bargain for the price. Bird is the Word wrote two years ago “Coming gsync cards so if you can get this for a bargain price go for it” in their review and gave it a rating of 4 stars.
A number of Asus VG278 reviewers said that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Iain Tricker wrote on Amazon “Displayport, DVI and HDMI inputs give plenty of connection options”.
One Asus VG278 reviewer who bought the Asus VG278 wrote that it was wifi compatible. Iain Tricker mentioned on Amazon “Doesn't have a built-in IR emitter - meaning you also need to have an Nvidia active wireless 3D glasses kit with USB emitter to make the 3D glasses work” in their Asus VG278 review and gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100.
One person who bought it thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Captain Obvious mentioned “Excellent monitor with excellent connectivity options” and rated the product 80 out of 100.
We calculated the average ratings for all Asus PC monitors and specifically for Asus medium monitors and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings.
Good Technical Features
Some people who bought it considered that it had good features. Craig gave the Asus VG278 a rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The monitor looks superb and the features are great (tilt, swivel, height adjust, ect”. Jamie Thompson and he wrote on Amazon “Simple Features”. Mattg mentioned “Amazing colours and amazing features make this a really good quality, sleek”.
Good Battery Life
One Asus VG278 owner said in their reviews that it had a good battery life.
Acceptable Noise Level
One Asus VG278 reviewer said in their reviews that it was noisy. Last year Rashattack mentioned in their review of the Asus VG278 “Has built in speakers, which are loud enough.”.
User Reviews Are Excellent
VG278 owners on average rated this PC monitor as marvellous.
Unlike most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VG278 which are not 3D compatible, the Asus VG278 is 3D compatible.
We compared this PC display to all the other 3D compatible PC displays and we think because of it's better review score, the XL2720 (£279.99), and the BL2710 (£336.53) both from Benq or the Philips 278G4DHSD (£281.03) is also worth considering.
50000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Asus VG278 is 50000000:1. That's over two times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1. PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the VG278 dynamic contrast ratios range from Mega Contrast to 100000000:1.
We compared this PC display to all the other LCD screens that have a 50000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think because of it's better review score, the AOC Q2963PM (£299.99), and the Philips 288P6LJEB (£344.83) is also worth considering.
If the contrast ratio of this flatpanel monitor is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the U2868 (£349.24) (80000000:1), the G2770 (£219.99) (80000000:1), or the u3477 (£499.98) (80000000:1) all from AOC which also has a higher rating.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the VG278, the Asus VG278 has a built-in speaker.
Other LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the NEC MultiSync EA244WMI (£331.88), or the LG 29EB73 (£296.04).
We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Philips 271P4QPJ (£294.18).
Quite Big Display Diagonal
At 68.6 centimeters, the Asus VG278 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec. The smallest display diagonal of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 28cm, the biggest is 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 63cm.
Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power
The RMS rated audio powers of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VG278 range from 0.5W to 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.1W. At 6 Watts, the Asus VG278 has a fairly high RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a comparable age to the VG278.
1080p Video Mode
This LCD screen has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on comparable spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as it.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.
Very Fast Response Time
The average response time of PC monitors of this type and age is 6.2ms. With a response time of only 2 milliseconds, the Asus VG278 has one of the faster response times amongst medium monitors of this age.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus VG278 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in camera to this LCD screen and we think the Apple 27" Cinema Display (£230.00) or the 231C5 (£429.96), or the 272P4 (£426.48) both from Philips are also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Asus VG278 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the VG278 also do not have an integrated card reader.
There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to consider including the DELL U2713H (£399.00) which also has a higher rating.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
Across all the PC screens of a comparable age and type to the VG278 the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 1,300mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm. The Asus VG278 has one of the lower maximum height adjustments (only 100 millimeters) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.
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Not Cheap for an LCD Screen of This Age and Spec
After checking the price of 635 similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago they range in price from £41 to £8,760. We thought that this Asus PC screen looks expensive for an LCD screen of this age and spec.
Across all the PC monitors of a similar type and age to the VG278 the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 5.1kg. With a weight of 8 kilograms, the Asus VG278 is one of the heavier PC displays that were released more than two years ago amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age.
Fairly High Power Consumption When Off
The power consumptions when off of PC displays of this age and spec range from 0.1W to 21W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.51W. The Asus VG278 has one of the higher power consumptions when off (1 Watt) amongst PC screens of this age.
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Running Costs Are OK
The average running cost of the VG278 is £54 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 795 LCD screens of a similar type and age.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This flatpanel monitor was released over two years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
We compared all the other PC monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels to this PC display and we think the Asus VG236 (£349.99), and the Acer H276HL which has a better Rating; or the Eizo Flexscan EV2336W (£248.00) which is cheaper are also worth considering.
If you would prefer an LCD screen with a more display resolution then you might also want to consider the iiyama GB2773HS (£239.99) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated), the Eizo FlexScan EV2436WFS (1920 x 1200 and higher rated), or the Benq BL2411 (£219.99) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated).
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LCD Display Type
The Asus VG278 has an LCD display type which is better than most LCD screens that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to it have an LED display type.
There are a number of other PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available which you might want to consider including the Asus VG236 (£349.99) which has a better Rating; or the Eizo Flexscan EV2336W (£248.00), or the Apple 27" Cinema Display (£230.00) which is cheaper.
If the display type of this medium monitor is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the U2868 (£349.24) (LED and higher rated), or the G2770 (£219.99) (LED and higher rated) both from AOC or the Asus PB287 (£259.99) (LED and higher rated).
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Braksen would recommend the Asus VG278HE (Verified Purchase)
Excellent monitor, that arrived on time in the Store for pickup. Got the Monitor home and plugged it in. It blew away the 24" Dell I had been using. The 144hz refresh is night and day difference... Read more…
DrJ would recommend the Asus VG278HE (Verified Purchase)
Haven't tried it in 3-d yet but 2-d image quality is excellent. Highly adjustable stand, multiple inputs, built in speakers auto connect through HDMI input.
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Allen would recommend the Asus VG278HE (Verified Purchase)
I bought this monitor specifically to go with a new computer with a high-end nVidia graphics card and a 3D Vision 2 kit (that I purchased separately). This monitor works flawlessly with the card... Read more…
Observer would recommend the Asus VG278HE (Verified Purchase)
My husband likes to play video games. He noticed that his old monitor was a few seconds behind in the video. He just did not see the action until it was to late to react. This was like being in a... Read more…
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