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Asus PB278QR PC Monitor

£343.87
£324.72 £19.15 cheaper than 25 days ago
27" 80000000:1 643mm Jun 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Built-In Speaker(s) Width Release Date £79.47 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average user reviews
Good picture quality
Good technical features
32 Reviews
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Reviews

Average User Reviews

Based on 52 user reviews the average user rating of this PC screen is 77%.

Asus LCD Screens Have Good Reviews

We checked 17,105 expert and user reviews (including 2,837 verified purchases) for Asus PC displays and found that on average Asus has good reviews. We also found that Asus has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors. 96% of those that bought a Asus PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Price Has Gone Down by £19.15 (6%)

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Reasonably Priced

Five customers who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it was good value for money. Lesteph mentioned on expert website Amazon “Great value alternative to Apple screens” in their review of this PC monitor. They also said “Feels like great value given it's half the price of an Apple 27" Display (which I also have” in their review. Gary H mentioned in his review of this PC monitor last year “Great Monitor at a great price, what else could you ask for?” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Three owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was expensive. J 'wildfire' Town wrote two years ago “Right now 4K gaming is still expensive and I dont need that high resolution for the desktop either” . Also two years ago Amazon Customer said on expert review site Amazon “I'm a keen amateur photographer so having a "decent" screen (perfect is far too expensive) is necessary” in their review of this PC monitor but they only rated it 1 stars out of 5. They also wrote “To no avail and when buying an expensive product like this you expect a bit of quality” in their review.

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Good Picture Quality

Five people concluded that it had good colour saturation. Jonathan Perkins said on expert website Amazon “The colours are bright and rich”. Paul George scored it a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Colour matching across software was spot-on and colours were perfect along with clarity & contrast”. Two years ago Azeem wrote on expert website Amazon “Colours are decent, not as good as I've seen on my Dell Ultrasharps” in their review of this PC monitor.

Three customers who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it had clear images. Stephen wrote on expert review site Amazon last year “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 gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it had a flickering image. Aurazor wrote two years ago “I have always been very demanding of my monitors, I am highly sensitive to flicker and colour shades”. Dexter mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon “Anything positive? Yes, if I have to say, I love the "Right part" of this screen, great color, vivid, sharp and no flickering” but despite that he only gave it a score of 20 out of 100.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Paul George mentioned on expert review site Amazon “You can mess around & have fun with the settings as I have & love the different features on offer Reading” in his review of this PC monitor. Christian R said in his review of the Asus PB278 on expert website Amazon two years ago “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”.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The PB278 has an average 8 year running cost of £80 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,092 PC screens of this spec and age.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the PB278 in June 2014.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus PB278 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to this PC screen also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider include the Samsung 320MXN-3, the Apple 27" Cinema Display, or the Fujitsu B20T-6 which all of have better reviews.

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Display

Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

At 178 degrees, the Asus PB278 has a quite wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to this LCD screen. Across all the medium monitors that were released more than two years ago the viewing angles, vertical range from 10° to 180°.

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Has an HDCP

The Asus PB278 has an HDCP, as do most of the other PC displays that were launched around the same time as this flatpanel monitor.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Asus PB278 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other PC displays that came out around the same time as this PC monitor also have an Energy Star certified.

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Ports & Interfaces

Only One HDMI Port

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Asus PB278 which has one HDMI port.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Five people who bought the Asus PB278 thought it was good quality. Jason France gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert website Amazon “Excellent quality monitor”. Guitarist scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon “I just love the quality of the 4K”. Strawberry Blonde mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon “9 aspect ratio and 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” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

Nice Design

Three customers who purchased it concluded that it was well designed. Strawberry Blonde scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Amazon “I have been using for a week now & on receiving the monitor it gives a highly ergonomic & cool design with tilt, pivot, swivel” in their review of this PC monitor.

Robust

Three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. Last year Mr. S. Henderson scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “Had it for a few months and it is working solid”. J 'wildfire' Town wrote two years ago “Clean looking build, easy'ish setup options” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Strawberry Blonde said in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon “The monitor stand is solid, easy to assemble (twist”.

Easy to Use

Three people thought the product was easy to use. G. Woodruff said on expert website Amazon “Unfortunately the reliability/quality control is highly dubious” but despite that they rated the product 3 stars out of 5. Christian R mentioned “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”. A Purchaser said on expert website Amazon “If I wasn't fortunate enough to have spares to use I would have a useless screen”.


Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00886227718559, 04053162744998, 04056572597307, 04716659718550, 05054533753068

Asus PB278 Review Sources

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