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Asus Has Good PC Monitor Reviews
Based on 12,492 owner and expert reviews, Asus has good reviews for its PC screens. Asus also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other brands.
User Reviews Are Good
Based on 8 user reviews the average user rating of this Asus flatpanel monitor is 86 out of 100.
One Asus VG278HV reviewer who bought it mentioned that it was good value for money. J. Gallagher said in their review of this PC monitors in September this year “Great price and quality”.
Good Product Quality
One customer who reviewed this PC monitors thought it was good quality. J. Gallagher said on Amazon a few weeks ago “Great price and quality” and gave the Asus VG278HV a rating of 5 stars.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus VG278HV has a built-in speaker. Most of the other similar spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as the VG278HV also have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper PC screens such as the LG 27MP68HM-P (£221.34), the Wortmann AG 2255W (£139.08), or the Asus MX25AQ (£249.99).
Fairly High RMS Rated Audio Power
New PC displays have RMS rated audio powers of between 1W and 32W. With an RMS rated audio power of 6 Watts, the VG278HV has a quite high RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VG278HV.
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1080p Video Mode
This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many new medium monitors.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Quite Fast Response Time
The average response time of recently released medium monitors is 5.2ms. With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the VG278HV has a very fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the VG278HV.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The VG278HV does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other new medium monitors also do not have an integrated card reader.
Not 3D Compatible
The VG278HV is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months are also not 3D compatible.
PC displays which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Acer GN276HL (£275.94).
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The VG278HV does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the VG278HV also do not have a built-in camera.
Only LCD Display Type
The VG278HV has a better display type than most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it. This LCD screen has an LCD display type, whereas most medium monitors that were released around the same time as it have an LED display type.
This LCD screen's display type (LCD) is actually the worst display type amongst all medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months.
An LED display type is the best display type amongst comparable types of LCD screen.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available including cheaper PC displays such as the Viewsonic VX2776-smhd (£189.79), the LG 24MP68VQ-P (£186.80), or the Philips 323E7QDAB (£218.85).
If the display type of this Asus PC monitor is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung LC27F396FHU (£215.65) (LED), the Wortmann AG 2255W (£139.08) (LED), or the Acer GN276HL (£275.94) (LED) which is also cheaper.
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Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released in the last 12 months.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
When compared to other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VG278HV that we have checked the maximum height adjustment of, the VG278HV's maximum height adjustment of only 100 millimeters is one of the lowest. The maximum height adjustments of new similar spec PC screens range from 20mm to 1,200mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 140mm.
Only 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 have been available for around the same time as it.
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available which you might also want to look at including the Acer RT270bmid (£199.98), or the Viewsonic VX2776-smhd (£189.79) which is cheaper.
If the display resolution of this flatpanel monitor is not many enough for you then you might also want to consider the NEC E245WMi (£179.99) (1920 x 1200), the Acer B246WL (£252.97) (1920 x 1200), or the iiyama XB2485WSU-B3 (£203.20) (1920 x 1200) which is also cheaper.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 65° to 180°. At only 160 degrees, the VG278HV has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as the VG278HV.
Across all the recently released medium monitors the weights range from 2.6g to 33kg, and the average weight is 4.8kg. The VG278HV is one of the heavier recently released PC displays (8 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
When compared to other latest medium monitors, the power consumption when off of the VG278HV of 1 Watt is one of the highest. The lowest power consumption when off of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VG278HV is 0.005W and the highest is 4.3W.
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Running Costs Are Average
Based on average energy prices we estimate that the VG278HV will cost £48 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 371 medium monitors that have been around for the last year.
Released Twelve Months Ago
It was twelve months ago when this PC screen was released.
50000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the VG278HV is 50000000:1. That's 50% less contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 100000000:1.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays that have a 50000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the AOC I2775PQU (£209.99) which is cheaper.
If the contrast ratio of this LCD screen is too low for you then you might want to consider the Viewsonic VX2776-smhd (£189.79) (80000000:1), or the Asus VZ249H (£152.99) (80000000:1) which is also cheaper.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.23 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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