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23 Reasons For
Several Asus VS278 owners wrote that it was good value for money. Last year Alastair mentioned on Amazon “Great price for what you get” in their review of this PC monitors. Alf Bennett mentioned in their review on Amazon in August last year “Great screen at a great price, Just watch your wall mount.I mounted this to my racing sim which uses the normal wall mount points, no problems”. Alison Todd mentioned on Amazon “Very good value for money” in her Asus VS278 review.
A few Asus VS278 reviewers reckoned that the product was a bargain for the price. Abshaef rated the product 99 out of 100 and mentioned in their review in August last year “This has been an excellent monitor for me providing a great deal of screen real estate, easy setup, easy adjustments”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Cheap screen though picture seems ok, just wanted HDMI” in their review of the Asus VS278. Andrew Durber mentioned “They are very cheap for the quality of the product” in his review of the Asus VS278.
One Asus VS278 owner who purchased it considered that it was cheap. Mr. M. Lyne said on Amazon “While this is a decent budget monitor there are some limitations” in their review of the Asus VS278 but even so only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.
Good Product Quality
Several Asus VS278 owners who reviewed this PC monitors wrote that it was good quality. Alastair scored this PC monitors 4 stars and wrote “The picture quality is superb” in their Asus VS278 review. Andrew Durber wrote in his review on Amazon “They are very cheap for the quality of the product” and gave the Asus VS278 a score of 5 stars. Angela said a few weeks ago “Good value and excellent visual quality” in her Asus VS278 review.
Good Picture Quality
Sixteen Asus VS278 reviewers agreed that the product had good picture quality. Alastair mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is superb”. Alison Todd and she wrote on Amazon in August last year “Good graphics sound not as good which is to be expected with a monitor”. Appox wrote “It fulfilled all my needs, great resolution great refresh time, great image quality and stuff” in their review of this PC monitors.
Some Asus VS278 owners who reviewed this PC monitors considered that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer said “It displays great colours” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Andrew Durber wrote on Amazon “I can choose how vibrant I want the colours which is useful since I use my PC for everything” and scored the product 5 stars. Andrewg said in their review of the Asus VS278 two years ago “Very nice monitor, with vivid colours and has suitable VESA-100 mount holes on the back”.
Four Asus VS278 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it had clear images. Archie wrote in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “With the led background it produced a super clear image” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. This month Cate H. wrote “However now I'm running smoothly and the clarity is very good” in their Asus VS278 review. Daniel mentioned in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon a few weeks ago “The clarity is awesome, very bright”.
Some people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a wide viewing angle. Alex Hunt and he said “Lovely viewing angle – much better than the laptop I have it plugged into”. Last year L. A. Ward mentioned in their review of the Asus VS278 on Amazon “Colours are good and viewing angle superb”. M said in their review of this PC monitors in August last year “Viewing angle is really good with no apparent dead pixels”.
One Asus VS278 owner who bought this PC monitors thought it had a good refresh rate. Razak mentioned on Amazon two years ago “60fps is still the ideal gaming refresh rate which is fine” in their review and scored the product 80 out of 100.
Easy to Use
Nine Asus VS278 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote “The brightness is fantastic, making it very easy and clear to use for working” in their review. Bobbyuk94 wrote on Amazon “The menu buttons are easy to use” in their review of this PC monitors. Everythingpc mentioned in their review on Amazon “Found this as a handy addition as many monitors at this price point decide to omit this” and gave the Asus VS278 a score of 5 stars.
Several Asus VS278 reviewers who purchased this PC monitors reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Linda said “Lovely menu system with buttons under screen”. Mark Humphreys wrote this month “Text is clear at normal windows settings although my wife needs to make text bigger so this could be a personal thing” in his review. Mr. James A. Carter mentioned “Have a good choice of Menu to select how colors on screen appear” in his Asus VS278 review however rated the product 3 stars.
Several Asus VS278 owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to setup. Bobbyuk94 wrote in their Asus VS278 review in August this year “Setting up was super easy and the screen turns on very fast” and rated it 4 stars. Elizabeth J. Moore gave this PC monitors a rating of 99 out of 100 and she wrote on Amazon “Easy to set up - even a TOG like me managed it” in her review of this PC monitors. Elizabeth J. Moore also mentioned “Came quickly well packaged just what I needed easy to set up and working just fine”.
Four Asus VS278 owners who reviewed this PC monitors agreed that it was easy to assemble. Gabriel Gauci Maistre said “Monitors are normally a hassle to assemble out of the box”. Gabriel Gauci Maistre also wrote “This was was great and really quick to assemble”. Linda mentioned in her review of the Asus VS278 on Amazon “Easy to assemble just twist base on, plug in vga”.
Some Asus VS278 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Amy Laz and she wrote on Amazon in August “Beautiful screen, full HD resolution 1920x1080 with no problems at all (no dead pixels either” in her Asus VS278 review. Andrew Durber wrote in his review on Amazon two years ago “Gorgeous monitors”. Andrew Durber also said “They're gorgeous with a beautiful display”.
One customer who reviewed it thought it was smooth. Mark Humphreys wrote on Amazon this month “Playing Fallout 4 the action is very smooth and very clear with loads of detail”. One customer reckoned that it was neat. This month M. G. Chisholm mentioned on Amazon “Keep my study looking tidy and HDMI is the best way to get a longer length of run”.
One Asus VS278 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. M mentioned “The monitor looks great - lovely gloss finish and slim design” in their Asus VS278 review.
One customer mentioned that the product had a good case. Daniel and he said in August this year “Very good quality casing and not at all cheap looking or feel as you often find on some of these - more reasonably priced - monitors” in his review.
A number of people who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. In August last year Amy gave it a score of 99 out of 100 and she mentioned “Gotta give it to Asus, they do make solid products”. This year Amy Laz mentioned on Amazon “A stereo audio in cable for the built in speakers” in her review of the Asus VS278. Em_ks mentioned in their Asus VS278 review “The quality of the build seems good”.
Some people reckoned that this PC monitors was strong and durable. Linda said on Amazon “FULL TILT on a very sturdy stand”. Miss Roscoe said “If it were on something more sturdy it probably wouldn't have this problem”. Two years ago Nabibi said on Amazon “All in all its a sturdy 27 inch monitor” in their Asus VS278 review and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.
One customer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Paul2250 wrote in their review of this PC monitors this year “Only thing I can complain about is some damage to the paintwork on the side of the screen, not sure how it happened”.
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Six Asus VS278 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was thin. Amazon Customer mentioned “The monitor looks great and is very thin” in their review. Helen T said on Amazon this month “Unusable for slim fit wall mount” in her review. Helen T also mentioned “I have my pc at a slim narrow desk - space is premium”.
A number of Asus VS278 owners said that it was lightweight. Carrigeen04 wrote “Quite lightweight”. Kindle Customer mentioned on Amazon “Very lightweight and was a bit worried when I opened it (2 boxes?” in their Asus VS278 review. Kindle Customer also wrote “It's a very lightweight plastic base”.
A number of Asus VS278 owners thought the Asus VS278 was a good weight. Carrigeen04 wrote “Good small light weight monitor” but in spite of that only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. S.wil rated this PC monitors 99 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Asus VS278 on Amazon “Incredible how light in weight the unit is”.
One Asus VS278 reviewer thought the Asus VS278 was heavy and bulky. R De Bulat gave it a score of 5 stars and said “It is elegant and not at all bulky” in their review of this PC monitors.
One person considered that the Asus VS278 was thick. P. D. Gregory said in their Asus VS278 review “The viewing angle is very wide so you can see from the side or above, they were a great price” and scored the Asus VS278 5 stars.
Several Asus VS278 owners reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “Cheap screen though picture seems ok, just wanted HDMI”. Ann wrote in August last year “The DVI to HDMI cable was nice to see in the box” in her review of the Asus VS278 and gave this PC monitors a score of 5 stars. Daniel wrote in August “This was bought because it has the HDMI port to connect to a Macbook as a second screen”.
Some customers who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Guy said in his review on Amazon “Great connectivity, fast response”. O. Hansen said in their review of the Asus VS278 “Great picture and good connectivity.”.
One Asus VS278 reviewer wrote that this PC monitors was able to connect to the internet. Mark Humphreys gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of the Asus VS278 on Amazon this year “A quick search on the internet remedied that”.
Asus Has Good PC Monitor Reviews
Asus is one of the better rated PC screen brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium monitors.
Good Technical Features
Some Asus VS278 owners reckoned that it had good features. Alex Hunt mentioned in his review on Amazon last year “Overall, it’s clearly missing some features and build quality that more expensive monitors have.”. Everythingpc mentioned in their Asus VS278 review a few weeks ago “Smart View are some the flagship features that Asus decide to cram in here”. Jonathan Mccrum mentioned in his Asus VS278 review on Amazon “It has features such as tilt” but in spite of that gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.
Good Sound Quality
Two customers who bought it thought it had good sound quality. Chelseafan and mentioned in their Asus VS278 review on Amazon “That is to say I did not really care of headphones or good sound quality before”. Radiolite wrote “Sound quality from the speakers is not great (I have yet to hear of a monitor that does have incredible audio quality” in their Asus VS278 review and gave the Asus VS278 a rating of 99 out of 100.
Good Environmental Credentials
One Asus VS278 owner who bought it reckoned that it was good in terms of recycling. Dogbone mentioned in their review on Amazon two years ago “Foolishly assuming the quality would be good, I recycled the packaging too soon!” however despite that gave it a score of 40 out of 100.
Good User Reviews
VS278 owners on average rated this LCD screen 87%.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC screens that have been around for more than two years.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the iiyama XB2780HSU (£229.72), the Benq EW2740 (£194.99), or the AOC I2460 (£201.35).
80000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Asus VS278 has a maximum contrast ratio of 80000000:1. That's over four times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1. Across all medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the VS278 the contrast ratio ranges from Mega Contrast (worst) to 100000000:1 (best).
Other PC displays that have an 80000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available that you might also want to look at include the AOC G2770 (£363.34), the Hanns.G HS271 (£139.98), or the Philips 272G5DJEB (£199.97) which has a better Rating.
If the contrast ratio of this PC display is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the H276HL (£239.99) (100000000:1), or the 276HL (£139.99) (100000000:1) both from Acer or the Asus VW24 (£185.07) (100000000:1) which also has a higher rating.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus VS278 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the LG 27MP75, the Fujitsu B24W-7 (£341.35), or the Acer FT220HQL.
Supports One Placement
The Asus VS278 has a greater number of placements than most medium monitors that were released around the same time as it. This Asus PC screen supports a Horizontal placement, which is the most commonly supported placement supported by flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the VS278.
Three HDMI Ports
The Asus VS278 has more HDMI ports than most of the similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the VS278. Most of the similar spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the VS278 only have between one and two HDMI ports, however this LCD screen has three HDMI ports.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
Medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the VS278 have screen sizes of between 28cm and 770cm. At 68.6 centimeters, the Asus VS278 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
1080p Video Mode
This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
The Asus VS278 is quite shallow (only 50 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The shallowest PC monitor of a comparable age and spec to the VS278 is 12mm deep and the deepest is 810mm.
Quite Fast Response Time
The response time of the Asus VS278 of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest amongst PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the VS278. The fastest response time of comparable spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago is 1ms, the slowest is 69ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms.
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Poor Expert Reviews
Three experts from sites including Techradar, altomdata.dk and techradar.com/au/ have rated this PC screen on average 60%. This puts this medium monitor in the bottom 4% of all the medium monitors that came out more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.
One customer who bought the Asus VS278 thought it did not have good technical guidance. Mik said “I didn't expect any being it's a ASUS, shame there isn't a manual for it to aid in set-up”.
Very High Running Costs
The VS278 is in the most expensive 19% of all 795 PC screens of this spec and age that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VS278 is £73.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the VS278, the Asus VS278 is not 3D compatible.
The Asus VS278 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the VS278 also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on LCD screens of a similar spec and age to it.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Asus released the VS278.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many LCD screens of a comparable type and age to it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer 276HL (£139.99), the Asus VX239 (£144.56), or the Benq EW2740 (£194.99).
If the display resolution of this PC screen is not many enough for you then you might also want to consider the Eizo ColorEdge CX240 (£164.62) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated), the Philips C240P4 (£238.74) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated), or the iiyama GB2773HS (£239.99) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated).
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MUKDUBS3 would recommend the Asus VS278Q (Verified Purchase)
I was looking for a monitor for sub-$300 with quick response time (<3ms) and excellent picture quality. This one fit the bill! I purchased both the Asus VS278Q-P and ViewSonic VX2753MH to compare... Read more…
As I said previously, when I first bought this monitor and hooked it up I wanted to return it. The colors looked horrible. (Black was basically grey)
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After some fiddling around, here are the settings that I liked the best:
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