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Asus MG278Q PC Monitor

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27" 100000000:1 LCD Aug 2015
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The MG278Q gaming display is built for victory in the professional gaming arena, and features a WQHD panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms fast response time. Its ergonomic design, together with... More
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15 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This PC display is one of the most awarded of all the PC displays of a comparable spec and age.

The writers at HEXUS.net and Itc.ua both endorse this LCD screen and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This medium monitor received a "Silver" from Pcper.com who said that this PC display was great.

The experts at two more expert review sites both wrote that this flatpanel monitor was good. Kitguru.net gave this Asus flatpanel monitor a "Must Have" award and Hardware.info gave it an "Excellent" award.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

This PC display received a rating of 90% from LCD screen expert review site kitguru.net. The LCD screen expert review sites think this PC screen is one of the very best PC displays of a comparable age and spec.

Good User Reviews

People who bought this medium monitor rated this LCD screen 81 out of 100 on average.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers who bought the Asus MG278Q said that it was good value for money. In December this year Alex Jones wrote in his Asus MG278Q review on 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 wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “At the moment save your money and wait till the greedy sellers realise not all people are as daft as I was” but he gave it a score of 3 stars. David F also wrote “Drop the price to a sensible level”.

One person who bought the Asus MG278Q thought it was cheap. David F said on Amazon a few weeks ago “It's not bad, so overpriced though”.

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Robust

Several Asus MG278Q owners who bought this PC monitor thought it was strong and durable.

Some Asus MG278Q owners who purchased the Asus MG278Q thought it was easy to damage or scratch. This month L said in their review “The worst of which was on the front, upon opening the box I discovered that the monitor screen was facing exactly where the damage was”. Lookagain said on Amazon “The fact that it broke so quickly, I just couldn't replace it” in their review of the Asus MG278Q.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who bought the Asus MG278Q said that it was good quality. In December this year Alex Hopkins rated the Asus MG278Q 5 stars and he wrote 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”. Last year Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Excellent screen quality with plenty of different screen options” in their review. This month Boris wrote “Monitor is of very good build quality - a sturdy plastic, certainly feels quite premium as it should at this price range”.

Easy to Use

A few Asus MG278Q owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Lookagain wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon in December “The settings are easy to navigate” however despite that they scored it 2 stars.

Some Asus MG278Q owners who bought it considered that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Very easy to set up” in their Asus MG278Q review and scored this PC monitor 5 stars.

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Good Brand

Medium monitors built by Asus have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all LCD screens (not just medium monitors) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Size

Two Asus MG278Q reviewers who bought it thought it was a good height. Pen Name wrote this month “Excellent screen, good build quality with good adjustments for tilt, height etc” and gave the Asus MG278Q a score of 5 stars.

One Asus MG278Q owner said in their reviews that it was thick. L mentioned in their Asus MG278Q review on Amazon “I noticed on a few occasions that the monitor would look as if it was tearing, several thick white-ish fuzzy lines would appear on the display” but in spite of that they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Nice Design

Some people considered that the product was good looking. Odd Duck Reviews said this month “Beautiful monitor and picture” in their Asus MG278Q review. In December last year Tomshardware.com said in their Asus MG278Q review “We don't hate TN monitors by any means and the latest panels look pretty good.”.

Good Picture Quality

One Asus MG278Q owner mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. This month Boris said on Amazon “Gaming is very good on this monitor - I am using a Nvidia based graphics card and no problems have been found yet” in his review of this PC monitor.

One customer who purchased the Asus MG278Q concluded that it had good colour saturation. L mentioned on Amazon “Good colours and viewing angles for a TN display” nonetheless they scored the product 3 stars.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus MG278Q has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other PC screens of this spec and age.

We compared this PC screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price] which has better reviews; or the Asus MG279Q[plb_2900144_price], and the Benq BL2420U[plb_2885076_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Asus MG278Q is a two HDMI ports quantity PC display.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The Asus MG278Q has a fairly bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age. The display brightnesss of flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the MG278Q range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Quite Fast Response Time

When compared to other LCD screens that came out more than a year ago that we have checked the response time of, the Asus MG278Q's response time of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest. Comparable spec PC screens that were released one year ago have response times of between 1ms and 25ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

The Asus MG278Q is a two USB Type-A downstream ports quantity LCD screen. Most of the other PC monitors of this type and age have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that have been around for more than a year do not have a built-in camera. The Asus MG278Q is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

The Asus MG278Q is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Asus MG278Q does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago also do not have a card reader integrated.

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Not Cheap

We think this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other flatpanel monitors of this age and type. The cheapeast LCD screen of this type and age that we found costs £64 and the most expensive costs £4,006.

Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

At only 160 degrees, the Asus MG278Q has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that came out more than a year ago. The viewing angle, verticals of medium monitors that were released one year ago range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At only 170 degrees, the Asus MG278Q has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the MG278Q. Similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the MG278Q have viewing angle, horizontals of between 18° and 180°.

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Heavy

At 7.7 kilograms, the Asus MG278Q is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the MG278Q. The weights of LCD screens of this type and age range from 2.3g to 79kg.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (off)

With a power consumption (off) of 0.5 Watts, the Asus MG278Q has one of the higher power consumption (off)s amongst medium monitors of this age. The average power consumption (off) of PC monitors that are a similar age to the MG278Q is 1.6W, and the power consumption (off)s range from 0.005W to 350W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus MG278Q

Released Over a Year Ago

This PC display has been on the market for over a year.

OK Running Costs

The average running cost of the MG278Q is £66 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 486 PC screens of a similar type and age.

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LCD Display

The Asus MG278Q has an LCD display which is better than the LED display found on most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than a year ago.

PC monitors with a better display type that might be worth considering include the Benq BL2420U[plb_2885076_price] (LED and cheaper) or the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price] (LED and higher rated), or the Benq XL2730[plb_2752099_price] (LED and higher rated).

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5 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(11)
30 December 2015

ASUS has pretty much covered all of its bases for variable refresh rate monitors. If you want a low cost FreeSync display with a TN screen they have it with the MG278Q. If are willing to pay more...

Pcper.com

20 December 2015

We don't hate TN monitors by any means and the latest panels look pretty good, but we still prefer IPS. In this case, the MG278Q matches its more-expensive stablemate in every area except for...

20 December 2015

Recently we checked out Asus' MG279Q, a stunning-looking 27-inch IPS gaming monitor with FreeSync, 144Hz and a premium price. Today we're reviewing a cheaper alternative -- the TN-based... Read more…

31 July 2015

Final pricing on the Asus MG278Q is yet to be confirmed but it's positioned to sell for less than the IPS-based MG279Q that currently retails for £470 here in the UK. Expect an approximate etail...

HEXUS.net

27 July 2015

As we would expect, the Asus MG278Q is better for AMD Freesync gaming than the MG279Q. That said the MG279Q incorporates an IPS panel so overall picture quality is higher. That's not to say the...

Kitguru.net

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User Reviews

(15)
Reviewed 17 August 2016 by Pen Name
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent screen, good build quality with good adjustments for tilt, height etc. Came with all the cables except audio. The default colour, contrast settings I found were not great but after a bit... Read more…

Reviewed 29 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent...

Reviewed 28 June 2016 by Odd Duck Reviews
(Verified Purchase)

Beautiful monitor and picture. The High Rez + Freesync means a consistently decent picture/frame rate without having to tax the GPU by double rendering with vsync, so no latency. If you are... Read more…

Reviewed 9 June 2016 by Luke Le Gallais
(Verified Purchase)

Great quality materials and output. I run this on a high spec gaming PC and work perfectly. Would recommend.

Reviewed 7 June 2016 by LookAgain
(Verified Purchase)

When I first received the monitor my, oh my, was it a mighty big box! The packaging is great and the selection of cables will sure make you happy. Setting up the monitor is simple, you simply... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £99.22
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £101.78
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00889349099322, 04053162944152, 04712900087666

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