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Asus MG278Q PC Monitor

£399.99
27" 100000000:1 LCD Aug 2015
B
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £101.78 Electricity cost over 5 years
Five industry awards
Nice design
Has a built-in USB hub
28 Reviews + 5 Awards
hardware.info Excellent kitguru.net Must Have pcper.com Silver HEXUS.net Recommended
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Reviews

Five Industry Awards

This flatpanel monitor has received five awards from LCD screen experts.

This PC display received a "Recommended" award from both review websites HEXUS.net and Itc.ua, both of which wrote that this PC screen was good.

One other expert review site concluded that this medium monitor was great. This PC screen received a "Silver" award from Pcper.com.

This flatpanel monitor received a "Must Have" award from Kitguru.net and it received an "Excellent" award from Hardware.info.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This medium monitor received a score of 90 out of 100 from PC screen expert review site kitguru.net. That puts this flatpanel monitor in the top 12% of all the PC displays of a similar spec and age.

Good User Reviews

MG278Q owners on average rated this PC display 82 out of 100.

Asus Has Good PC Screen Reviews

Based on 17,105 owner and expert reviews (including 2,837 verified purchases), Asus has good ratings for its PC monitors. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Asus PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

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Reasonably Priced

Four owners who purchased this PC monitor thought it was good value for money. Expert website Pcper.com wrote “If you want a low cost FreeSync display with a TN screen they have it with the MG278Q” in their review of this PC monitor. In April last year Alex Jones said in his review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon “The stand is sturdy and easily adjustable and to be honest the price is amazing compared to other monitors with similar specs”. David F mentioned on expert review site Amazon in the same month “Drop the price to a sensible level” in his review of this PC monitor although he gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Expensive

PC monitors of a similar age and spec range in price from £50 to £3,769. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of a similar age and spec.


Design

Nice Design

Two customers thought the Asus MG278Q was good looking. Two years ago expert review site Tomshardware.com wrote “We don't hate TN monitors by any means and the latest panels look pretty good.”. Davidian said “Beautiful monitor and picture” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5.

Easy to Use

Two customers thought the Asus MG278Q was easy to use the menus. Lookagain said in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon “The settings are easy to navigate” but they only rated it 2 stars out of 5. Two owners said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Two years ago Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Very easy to set up”.

Robust

Two people concluded that it was well made. Boris said “Monitor is of very good build quality - a sturdy plastic, certainly feels quite premium as it should at this price range” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Good Product Quality

Five owners who purchased it considered that it was good quality. Luke Le Gallais gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he said “Great quality materials and output”. Pen Name wrote “Excellent screen, good build quality with good adjustments for tilt, height etc” in their review of this PC monitor and rated this PC monitor 5 stars out of 5. Alex Hopkins scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of this PC monitor “Great quality picture; very useful mobility (rotation, height adjustment); size is great; screen settings are easy to navigate”.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was August 2015 when this medium monitor was released.


Energy

OK Running Costs

This Asus LCD screen has an efficiency rating of B. The MG278Q is typical compared to the other 648 comparable spec PC screens that were launched more than a year ago that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the MG278Q will cost £102 over 8 years to run.


Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The Asus MG278Q has a built-in USB hub. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for more than a year do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Asus MG278Q which has two HDMI ports.

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Has a Headphone Out

The Asus MG278Q has a headphone out. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to this PC screen also have a headphone out.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus MG278Q has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as this PC monitor.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including cheaper LCD screens such as the AOC Q3277PQU (£324.99), or the Asus VG278HV.

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Packaging Content

Has Two Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus MG278Q is more than most comparable spec PC screens that came out more than a year ago. The most frequently found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included DisplayPort and HDMI are also found on this Asus PC monitor.

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Other Features

Has an HDMI

The Asus MG278Q has an HDMI. Most of the other PC monitors that have been around for more than a year also have an HDMI.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Asus MG278Q has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago also have an Energy Star certified.

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Display

Has an HDCP

The Asus MG278Q has an HDCP, as do most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to this PC monitor.

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Very Fast Response Time

Across all the similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to this PC display the response times range from 1ms to 25ms, and the average response time is 5.4ms. With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the Asus MG278Q has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as this PC display.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus 90lm01s0b01170, asus 2560x1440, asus bs4czs00, asus bs4cza00, asus 350cdm2, pumps mg278q, asus mg278q
Barcodes 00889349087664, 04053162944152

Asus MG278Q Review Sources

To prepare this Asus MG278Q review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 692,351 product attributes, 78,668 PC monitor reviews and 7,521,600 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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