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Expert Reviews Are Excellent
This PC display received a score of 95 out of 100 from expert review website Chip.de. This means that experts think this LCD screen is one of the very best PC displays of this spec and age.
User Reviews Are Good
People who bought this Asus flatpanel monitor rated this PC display 88% on average.
The VG278HV is one the best selling PC screen currently on sale.
Asus has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC display range.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. J. Gallagher gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their Asus VG278HV review “Great price and quality”.
Good Product Quality
One customer who reviewed the product thought it was good quality.
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Has a Built-In Speaker
The VG278HV has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year also have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker to this PC screen and we think the AOC Q2577PWQ[plb_3032056_price], and the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 29UM57-P[plb_2782303_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
The screen sizes of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VG278HV range from 48cm to 600cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. With a display diagonal of 68.6 centimeters, the Asus VG278HV has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the VG278HV.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC 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 available for around the same time as it.
Quite Fast Response Time
The average response time of flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the VG278HV is 5.7ms. At only 1 millisecond, the VG278HV has a quite fast response time 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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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The VG278HV does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other PC screens of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The VG278HV is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other LCD screens that were released around the same time as the VG278HV, the VG278HV does not have an integrated card reader.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
At only 100 millimeters, the Asus VG278HV has a fairly low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VG278HV. Medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VG278HV have maximum height adjustments of between 17mm and 510mm.
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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 LCD screens of a comparable age and type to it.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on PC displays of this type and age.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
Similar spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VG278HV have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. At only 160 degrees, the VG278HV has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the VG278HV.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angles of PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the VG278HV range from 18° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The VG278HV has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other PC screens that have been around for a similar time to the VG278HV.
Across all the medium monitors that have been around for more than a year the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg. The VG278HV is one of the heavier similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG278HV (8.2 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Fairly High Power Consumption When Off
The lowest power consumption when off of PC monitors that are a similar age to the VG278HV is 0.005W, the highest is 350W, and the average power consumption when off is 1.6W. When compared to other PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the VG278HV, the power consumption when off of the VG278HV of 1 Watt is one of the highest.
3 Other reasons to consider the Asus VG278HV
Running Costs Are OK
The average 5 year running cost of the VG278HV is £48 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 505 PC monitors of a similar age and type.
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Asus released the VG278HV.
LCD Display Type
The VG278HV has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most PC screens of a similar age and spec to it.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC monitors that have an LCD Display currently available including the AOC Q2778[plb_2770550_price] which has better reviews.
PC screens with a better display type that might be worth looking at include the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price] (LED), or the DELL U2515H[plb_2680650_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.
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