Close

Loading image...
Asus PB278
+ 1 Video

Asus PB278QR PC Monitor

£334.97
£299.99 £34.98 cheaper than yesterday
27" 80000000:1 643mm Jun 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Built-In Speaker(s) Width Release Date
Precision to the Finest Detail Envision bigger with 2560 x 1440 WQHD, packing four times the pixel density of 720p! New premium 16:9 wide-format PB278QR LED displays with 178 wide viewing angle... More
£79.47 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
Prices will go up £31
within 2 weeks. 90% confidence. Chart
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Amazon UK
Asus PB278 from Amazon UK
£337.02
Checked 50 minutes ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Go to Store
Amazon UK
£469.99
Checked 14 hours ago
Standard delivery: £7.99
In stock
Go to Store
- Less from Amazon UK
Ebuyer
Asus PB278 from Ebuyer
£356.99
Checked 16 hours ago
Standard delivery: £4.19
In stock, only 4 left!
Go to Store
BT Business Direct
Asus PB278 from BT Business Direct
£387.24
Checked 17 hours ago
Standard delivery: £8.04
In stock
Go to Store
BT Shop
Asus PB278 from BT Shop
£395.84
Checked 17 hours ago
Standard delivery: £3.73
In stock
Go to Store
Ebuyer Business
Asus PB278 from Ebuyer Business
£395.99
Checked 5 hours ago
Standard delivery: £4.19
In stock (25 available)
Go to Store
eBay
Asus PB278 from eBay
£431.46
Checked 1 day ago
Go to Store
Maplin Electronics
Asus PB278 from Maplin Electronics
£469.99
Checked 19 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
Go to Store
Maplin Electronics
£469.99
Checked 1 day ago
FREE Standard delivery
Go to Store
- Less from Maplin Electronics
CompAdvance
Asus PB278 from CompAdvance
£299.99
Checked 1 day ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Adorama
Asus PB278 from Adorama
£353.10
Checked 1 day ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Scan
Asus PB278 from Scan
£354.60
Checked 1 day ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Target PC 1-888-311-4455
Asus PB278 from Target PC 1-888-311-4455
£354.74
Checked 1 day ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
KSN Online
£363.07
Checked 1 hour ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Buy It Direct Discounts
Asus PB278 from Buy It Direct Discounts
£365.97
Checked 1 day ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Overclockers UK
£368.99
Checked 10 hours ago
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
Tesco
£374.87
Checked 12 hours ago
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
Ginger6
£380.33
Checked 28 minutes ago
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
Watercooling UK
£398.26
Checked 1 hour ago
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
Communications Solutions
£401.12
Checked 5 hours ago
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
LambdaTek
Asus PB278 from LambdaTek
£404.58
Checked 1 day ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
The Tech Warehouse
Asus PB278 from The Tech Warehouse
£404.59
Checked 1 day ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
MoreFrom
Asus PB278 from MoreFrom
£416.42
Checked 1 day ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
MoreFrom
Asus PB278 from MoreFrom
£416.42
Checked 1 day ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
- Less from MoreFrom
Kikatek Outlet
Asus PB278 from Kikatek Outlet
£432.33
Checked 1 day ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
zippytom
Asus PB278 from zippytom
£454.28
Checked 1 day ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Marajo Limited
Asus PB278 from Marajo Limited
£476.55
Checked 1 day ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Custom PC
£482.12
Checked 20 minutes ago
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
Carbon8
£485.23
Checked 9 hours ago
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
Electronic Accent
Asus PB278 from Electronic Accent
£492.98
Checked 1 day ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
 Show All Prices - Less
Amazon UK
Asus PB278 from Amazon UK
£319.12
Checked 50 minutes ago
In stock
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...
Loan
Setup
Fee
Deposit Pay
Nothing
For
Loan
Period
Total
Cost
Estimated
Monthly
Payment
Ebuyer
Paypal 12 months
Purchase price £356.99. APR 14.9%.
- No
Deposit
- 12
months
£386.45 £32.20* Go to Store
Ebuyer
Pay4later 12 months
Purchase price £356.99. APR 18.9%.
- £35.70 - 12
months
£390.82 £29.59* Go to Store
Ebuyer
Paypal 18 months
Purchase price £356.99. APR 14.9%.
- No
Deposit
- 18
months
£400.57 £22.25* Go to Store
Ebuyer
Paypal 24 months
Purchase price £356.99. APR 14.9%.
- No
Deposit
- 24
months
£415.02 £17.29* Go to Store
Ebuyer
Pay4later 24 months
Purchase price £356.99. APR 18.9%.
- £35.70 - 24
months
£424.02 £16.18* Go to Store
Ebuyer Business
Paypal 12 months
Purchase price £395.99. APR 14.9%.
- No
Deposit
- 12
months
£428.67 £35.72* Go to Store
Ebuyer Business
Pay4later 12 months
Purchase price £395.99. APR 18.9%.
- £39.60 - 12
months
£433.52 £32.83* Go to Store
Ebuyer Business
Paypal 18 months
Purchase price £395.99. APR 14.9%.
- No
Deposit
- 18
months
£444.33 £24.69* Go to Store
Ebuyer
Pay4later 36 months
Purchase price £356.99. APR 18.9%.
- £35.70 - 36
months
£459.10 £11.76* Go to Store
Ebuyer Business
Paypal 24 months
Purchase price £395.99. APR 14.9%.
- No
Deposit
- 24
months
£460.35 £19.18* Go to Store
Ebuyer Business
Pay4later 24 months
Purchase price £395.99. APR 18.9%.
- £39.60 - 24
months
£470.35 £17.95* Go to Store
Ebuyer Business
Pay4later 36 months
Purchase price £395.99. APR 18.9%.
- £39.60 - 36
months
£509.25 £13.05* Go to Store
Amazon UK
16.9% APR for 12 Months
Purchase price £469.99. APR 16.9%.
- No
Deposit
- 12
months
£514.12 £42.84* Go to Store
Amazon UK
16.9% APR for 24 Months
Purchase price £469.99. APR 16.9%.
- No
Deposit
- 24
months
£557.16 £23.21* Go to Store

* Monthly payments are estimates only and you should verify the finance payment amounts on the retailer's website.

Finance may not be available on this product and you should verify on the retailer's website whether finance options are available for the Asus PB278.

Credit is subject to eligibility. You will need to apply through the retailer's application process.

Our website is completely free for you to use but we may receive a commission from some of the companies we feature. How our site works.

15 Reasons For

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 52 owner reviews the average owner rating of this LCD screen is 77 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

A number of people who purchased the product thought it had good colour saturation. Aurazor scored the product very highly and said on Amazon two years ago “Images are bright, colours are pure”. Azeem wrote in the same month “Colours are decent, not as good as I've seen on my Dell Ultrasharps” although they gave the product a score of 40 out of 100. Christian R rated the product 4 stars and he said on Amazon “Very good display, great colours” in his review.

Three Asus PB278 owners wrote in their reviews that it had clear images. Stephen said on Amazon “I spend 10 hours a day in front of my computer wirting PHP/JS and the clarity is superb” in his review of this PC monitor and scored the product very highly.

Two people who reviewed it said that it had a flickering image. Aurazor wrote “I have always been very demanding of my monitors, I am highly sensitive to flicker and colour shades” in their review of the Asus PB278 and rated the Asus PB278 5 stars. Dexter mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Anything positive? Yes, if I have to say, I love the "Right part" of this screen, great color, vivid, sharp and no flickering”.

One person who reviewed the product thought it had image ghosting. Cpalmer gave it an excellent review score and said on Amazon “I've yet to see any noticeable ghosting” in their review of the Asus PB278.

Read more Less

Popular Choice

Across all flatpanel monitors, the PB278 is one the top selling products currently on sale according to Amazon sales data.

Good Product Quality

Some Asus PB278 owners who purchased this PC monitor said that it was good quality. Guitarist said in January last year “I just love the quality of the 4K”. Jason France scored the product very highly and he wrote “Excellent quality monitor”. Strawberry Blonde said in their review of this PC monitor three years ago “A LED-backlit 27” WQHD display that provides 109 pixels per inch (PPI), resulting in high quality 2560 x 1440 visuals thus giving four times the resolution of standard 720p sets” .

Nice Design

A number of customers who purchased it considered that it was ergonomic. Three years ago Strawberry Blonde said “I have been using for a week now & on receiving the monitor it gives a highly ergonomic & cool design with tilt” and rated it as excellent.

One person considered that it was good looking. G. Woodruff said on Amazon “Crucially it stays flawless then it is an easy 5 star product as the image is beautiful and the response time/lag excellent” yet they gave the Asus PB278 a rating of 60 out of 100.

Read more Less

Robust

Three Asus PB278 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. J 'wildfire' Town gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of the Asus PB278 “Clean looking build, easy'ish setup options”. Mr. S. Henderson scored this PC monitor very highly and wrote on Amazon “It is working solid”.

A few Asus PB278 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Dexter wrote on Amazon three years ago “OK, I've received the replacement today, no scratches, no lines, no dead pixels” but he only gave it a score of 20 out of 100.

One person considered that it was strong and durable. Strawberry Blonde said “It's certainly is impressive, packaged very well & robust” in their review of this PC monitor and rated this PC monitor 5 stars.

Read more Less

Good Brand

Asus is one of the better rated flatpanel monitor brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium monitors.

Chart

Good Technical Features

A number of customers who bought the product agreed that it had good features. Christian R mentioned in his Asus PB278 review on Amazon “I would like to be able to have more, as I don't use the unchangeable "quickfit" and "input select" features very useful, as I rarely have more than one input”.

Reasonably Priced

Some Asus PB278 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Gary H scored it very highly and he wrote in his review of the Asus PB278 on Amazon “Great Monitor at a great price, what else could you ask for?”. Gary H also said “Well done ASUS for a really usable monitor at such a great price”. Two years ago Lesteph said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Great value alternative to Apple screens” and rated the Asus PB278 5 stars.

Good Size

One person who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was tight. Gary H gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Only negative comment is that the inputs are a bit difficult to get to and cables are a tight fit.”.

Good Connectivity

One Asus PB278 reviewer who bought this PC monitor considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Strawberry Blonde mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Features a host of connectivity options that include HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2”.

Easy to Use

A few Asus PB278 owners who purchased it said that it was easy to use. A Purchaser said on Amazon “If I wasn't fortunate enough to have spares to use I would have a useless screen” in their review of this PC monitor. Christian R he said on Amazon “The built-in volume control, which is accessible only via the on-screen display controlled by the buttons on the underside of the display, should be done well” in his review of this PC monitor. G. Woodruff said on Amazon “Unfortunately the reliability/quality control is highly dubious” but even so they rated the Asus PB278 60 out of 100.

One Asus PB278 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Paul George gave the product a very good review score and he wrote on Amazon “You can mess around & have fun with the settings as I have & love the different features on offer Reading”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Strawberry Blonde wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The monitor stand is solid, easy to assemble (twist and lock)”.

Read more Less

Acceptable Noise Level

One Asus PB278 owner said in their reviews that this PC monitor was noisy. Two years ago Christian R wrote on Amazon “Even at 1% it is very loud” and rated the Asus PB278 4 stars.

Good Support

One Asus PB278 reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it had good technical guidance.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus PB278 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the PB278 which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Acer K272HU[plb_2266301_price], or the Eizo FlexScan EV2436WFS[plb_1716855_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the NEC MultiSync A273[plb_1616913_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

6 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £54.97

In the last 38 days the price of the PB278 has increased by £54.97.

Not 3D

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PB278 are not 3D. The Asus PB278 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

LCD screens which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the VG236[pl_2030776_price], or the VG27AH[pl_1426322_price] both from Asus or the Samsung LS23A700DS[plb_1458097_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PB278 do not have a built-in camera. The Asus PB278 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at including the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Asus PB278 does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec also do not have a card reader integrated.

Chart Edit

Not Cheap

We checked 507 PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years and they range in price from £46 to £2,475. We think that this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years.

Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of a similar type and age to it.

Chart Edit

2 Other reasons to consider the Asus PB278

OK Running Costs

The PB278 is typical compared to the other 993 flatpanel monitors of this age and type that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the PB278 is £52.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC screen was released over two years ago.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
HD Type
HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Swivelling
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Pivot
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Depth
Width

User Reviews

(31)
Reviewed 23 July 2016 by Gary h | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Was concerned at first about the light bleed and pixel comments from others, but the monitor i have works to perfection (am i lucky or did ASUS up their QC?). Anyway first class picture and i... Read more…

Reviewed 22 July 2016 by Jonathan Perkins
(Verified Purchase)

Really nice monitor. The colours are bright and rich. I haven't noticed any light bleed or dead pixels. The 1440p resolution is so much better than 1080p for this size panel! It makes the screen... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2016 by Alan M.
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant monitor, recommend highly.

Reviewed 15 June 2016 by Norbert Fuksz | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

It's a bit disappointing i was expecting more from the successor of the great Asus PB278Q however what i got was a monitor that is way worse thant the one it was supposed to replace. I have... Read more…

Reviewed 18 March 2016 by K
(Verified Purchase)

Absolutely brilliant...

Reviewed 23 February 2016 by Stephen
(Verified Purchase)

Been using this monitor for a few weeks now and have to say I cannot understand the negative reviews. I spend 10 hours a day in front of my computer wirting PHP/JS and the clarity is superb. I've... Read more…

Reviewed 19 February 2016 by Andrew K.
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent product, speedy delivery...

Reviewed 11 January 2016 by Mr. S. Henderson
(Verified Purchase)

Loving this monitor. Had it for a few months and it is working solid. I particualarly like the KVM-like input switching, which allows you switch what source you want to view (I make use of this... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2016 by CPalmer
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic monitor. Picture extremely clear, makes everything look brilliant. The 1440p resolution is great for both productivity and gaming. The IPS 60hz display is excellent and I've yet to see... Read more…

Reviewed 2 January 2016 by Guitarist | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

I just love the quality of the 4K, it matches my NEW PNY NVidia Quadro K2200 graphics card.

« Prev 1 of 4 Next »

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
@ £0.139 per kwh - Edit electricity price and usage
kwh per hour
kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
@ £0.003474 per litre - Edit water usage and price
litres per hour
Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
Submit Energy Consumption Figures
Total running cost over 5 years £79.47
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Asus PB278uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.39T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus pb278, code pb278, info pb278, info pb278q, asus pb278q, pumps pb278, code pb278q, info pb278qr, asus pb278qr, pumps pb278q, code pb278qr, asus 300cdm2, pumps pb278qr, asus 9tqyzs00, asus 9tqyza00, code 2560x1440, asus 2560x1440, info 2560x14405, 90lmga001t02251, 90lmga001t02251c, info 2560x14405m, info 2560x14405ms, asus 90lmga001t02251, info 90lmga001t02251, asus 90lmga070t01081, asus 90lmga001t02251c, info 90lmga001t02251c, asus 90lmga070t01081c, 90lmga001t02251c pb278, 90lmga001t02251c pb278q
Barcodes 00886227718559, 04053162744998, 04056572597307, 04716659718550, 05054533753068

Save Money with These Great PC Monitor Vouchers & Offers

£20 Off
Voucher
£20 Off a £200+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17
10% Off
Voucher
10% Off the entire site
Offer ends today!
Free Next Day Delivery
Voucher
Free Next Day Delivery on orders over £100
Valid 11 Jan 17 - 31 Jan 17
20% Off
Voucher
20% OFF First Order
Valid 10 Oct 16 - 31 Jan 17

See How Other PC Monitors Compare to the Asus PB278

Samsung S27D590 vs Asus PB278

Samsung S27D590 vs Asus PB278
Samsung S27D590 Asus PB278
£ 329.99 £299.99
User Reviews Are Appreciably Better
5W Higher RMS Rated Audio Power
Cheaper to Run by £11.85
25% Faster Response Time
£30 More Expensive
Worse HD Type

Acer S241HL vs Asus PB278

Acer S241HL vs Asus PB278
Acer S241HL Asus PB278
£ 118.56 £299.99
£181 Cheaper
Faster Response Time
Higher Contrast Ratio
27.6mm Shallower
Worse HD Type
50 Cd/m² Dimmer Display Brightness

Acer G246H vs Asus PB278

Acer G246H vs Asus PB278
Acer G246H Asus PB278
£ 112.56 £299.99
£187 Cheaper
Faster Response Time
Considerably Better User Reviews
Higher Contrast Ratio
Worse HD Type
Older by Four Months
Feedback