Asus VG278 vs Benq GW2765HT

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Asus VG278
Benq GW2765HT

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Faster response time Edit
The Asus VG278 has a response time of 2ms, but the Benq GW2765HT is a 4ms response time PC monitor (2ms slower). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Asus VG278 is a 6W RMS rated audio power PC monitor. That's 4W higher than the Benq GW2765HT (2W). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

Slightly better user reviews
The average user review score of the Asus VG278 is 91%, however the average rating of the Benq GW2765HT is 89% (based on 51 reviews).
9 Reasons For
11% wider viewing angle, vertical Edit
The Benq GW2765HT has a viewing angle, vertical of 178°. That's 18° wider than the Asus VG278 (178°).
8° wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The Benq GW2765HT has a viewing angle, horizontal of 178°, however the Asus VG278 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
15% brighter display brightness Edit
The Benq GW2765HT has a display brightness of 350 cd/m², however the Asus VG278 is only a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
0.5W lower power consumption (PowerSave) Edit
The Benq GW2765HT is a 0.5W power consumption when in PowerSave mode PC monitor. That's 0.5W lower than the Asus VG278 (0.5W).
16% lighter Edit
The Benq GW2765HT is a 6.9kg weight PC monitor. That's 1.1kg lighter than the Asus VG278 (6.9kg).
£250 cheaper
The Benq GW2765HT costs £250 less than the Asus VG278.
Available from 17 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
52% cheaper to run
The Benq GW2765HT only costs £82.04 to run over five years but the Asus VG278 costs £171.78 to run (109% more). Read more
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Benq GW2765HT has an average expert review score of 88% based on 8 reviews, however the Asus VG278 has an average rating of 78% (based on 17 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
12% narrower viewing angle, vertical Edit
The Asus VG278 has a viewing angle, vertical of 160°, however the Benq GW2765HT is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider).
5% narrower viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The Asus VG278 has a viewing angle, horizontal of 170°. That's 8° narrower than the Benq GW2765HT (178°).
17% dimmer display brightness Edit
The Asus VG278 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² dimmer than the Benq GW2765HT (350 cd/m²).
A lot higher power consumption (PowerSave) Edit
The Asus VG278 is a 1W power consumption when in PowerSave mode PC monitor, whereas the Benq GW2765HT is a 0.5W power consumption when in PowerSave mode PC monitor (0.5W lower).
14% heavier Edit
The Asus VG278 has a weight of 8kg, however the Benq GW2765HT is a 6.9kg weight PC monitor (1.1kg lighter).
More expensive by £250
The Asus VG278 is £250 more expensive than the Benq GW2765HT.
Less retailers
The Asus VG278 is only stocked by 2 stores, whereas the Benq GW2765HT is stocked by 19 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
Older by over one year
The Asus VG278 is 15 months older than the Benq GW2765HT.
Higher running costs over five years by £89.74
Over five years the Asus VG278 costs £171.78 to run which is £89.74 more to run than the Benq GW2765HT. Show assumptions.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Asus VG278's average expert score is only 78%, however the Benq GW2765HT's is 88% (based on 8 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
50% slower response time Edit
The Benq GW2765HT is a 4ms response time PC monitor. That's 2ms slower than the Asus VG278 (4ms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Significantly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Benq GW2765HT is a 2W RMS rated audio power PC monitor, whereas the Asus VG278 is a 6W RMS rated audio power PC monitor (4W higher). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

A bit Lower user review Score
The Benq GW2765HT's average user rating is 89%, however the Asus VG278's is 91% (based on 126 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
elektroniktest.dk: Silver
kitguru.net: Worth Considering
2 Awards
f1cd.ru: Recommended
kitguru.net: Worth Buying

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

47 months Ago 32 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 166.65
Electricity cost - standby £ 5.13
Total running cost £ 171.78
Purchase price £ 449.99
Total cost of ownership £ 621.77
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 82.04
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 82.04
Purchase price £ 199.99
Total cost of ownership £ 282.03
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.85T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.85 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.41T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
27" 27"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 50000000:1
BEST
 50000000:1
Display
 LCD
 LED
 LCD
 LED
BEST
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
HD Type
 Wide Quad HD
 Wide Quad HD
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Display SRGB
 Display sRGB
 Display sRGB
Digital Vertical Frequency
50 - 144 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency
28 - 160 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
55 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
24 - 83 Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.2331 x 0.2331
Display Colour Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,070M
Viewing Angle, Vertical
160° 178°
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
170° 178°
BEST
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1000:1
 1000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
68.6cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LCD
 LCD
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
2ms
BEST
4ms
Color Gamut
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Number of Colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours

Ports & Interfaces

PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
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Headphone Outputs
1 1
Audio Output
 Audio output
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Input
 Audio input
 Audio input
PC Audio Out
 PC Audio out
Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPorts Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
DVI-D Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 1
DVI Port
1 1
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
6W
BEST
2W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Performance

NVIDIA 3D Vision 2
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
Height Adjustment
100mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
Tilt Angle
-5 - 15 Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
 Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivel Angle Range
-75 - 75 Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivot
 Pivot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stand-By LED
 Stand-by LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power LED
 Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (PowerSave)
1W 0.5W
BEST
Power Consumption (off)
0.6W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
65W 32W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
1W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (max)
29.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
BEST
 RoHS
Compliance Industry Standards
 Rohs
BEST
 Rohs
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
12.1kg 9kg
BEST
Package Height
560mm 487mm
BEST
Package Depth
176mm
BEST
224mm
Package Width
732mm
BEST
748mm
Weight With Stand
8.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
437.8mm
BEST
555mm
Depth (with Stand)
249.7mm 244mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
643mm 641mm
BEST
Weight
8kg 6.9kg
BEST
Height
385.6mm 379mm
Depth
59.5mm 56mm
Width
643mm 641mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
 HDMI
 DisplayPort
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
 HDMI
 DisplayPort

Other Features

HDMI
 HDMI
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