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Asus PB278QR PC Monitor

£333.43
27" 80000000:1 643mm Sep 2012
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Built-In Speaker(s) Width Release Date £156.39 Electricity cost over 5 years
Twelve industry awards
A top selling product
Unacceptable noise level
511 Reviews + 12 Awards
overclock3d.net Gold Award uk.hardware.info Silver hothardware.com Recommended Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice
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Reviews

Twelve Industry Awards

PC screen experts really like this flatpanel monitor and have given it twelve awards.

Three expert review sites all thought that this LCD screen was very good. Uk.hardware.info and Elektroniktest.dk both gave this flatpanel monitor a "Silver" award and it received a "Silver Award" from Hardware.info.

This Asus PC monitor was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both review sites Good Gear Guide.com.au and Chinese.vr-zone.com, both of which decided that this PC screen was excellent.

This PC screen received a "Recommended" award from both websites Hothardware.com and Datormagazin.se, both of which wrote that this medium monitor was good.

Another two expert review sites thought that this PC display was good. The editor of review site Overclock3d.net gave this Asus LCD screen a "Gold Award" and thought it was brilliant and it received a Technopat.net "Performance Award".

The writers at three more expert review sites all thought that this flatpanel monitor was good. This LCD screen received a "Good Choice" award from Noticias3d.com, 01net.com gave it a "4 Star" award and it received a "Best Product" award from Ferra.ru.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-seven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Mag the average expert rating of this medium monitor is 84 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this PC screen on average 90 out of 100. 331 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this LCD screen the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

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

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Features

Good Features

Five people said in their reviews that this PC monitor had good features. Website Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “Nice features and rotates” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “Receive awesome performance and a rich feature set in return” in their review of this PC monitor. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au said “Has useful features” in their review of this PC monitor.


Other

A Top Selling Product

The PB278Q is a popular choice amongst people who bought PC displays in the last 3 months.

Released Over Four Years Ago

Asus released the PB278Q in September 2012.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Website Tigerdirect.com said three years ago “Built in speakers are not very loud (not that that's to be expected”. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Noise When On Standby” however they still scored it 4 stars out of 5. Three years ago D. Iles wrote “For me it's loud enough for a monitor” however they still gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Noisy

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Website Tigerdirect.com said three years ago “Built in speakers are not very loud (not that that's to be expected”. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Noise When On Standby” however they still scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Three years ago D. Iles wrote “For me it's loud enough for a monitor” however they still gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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Price

Price Has Gone Up by £90.18 (27%)

There was a cheaper price of £243.25 on eBay 90 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 65% chance that the price will go up further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 35% chance that the price will actually go back down.

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Expensive

We think this Asus PC display looks expensive compared to other flatpanel monitors of this type and age. The cheapeast comparable spec flatpanel monitor that was released more than two years ago that we found costs £49 and the most expensive costs £9,999.

Useful Ergonomic Options At a Good Price

Fourty-four people considered that the Asus PB278Q was good value for money. Website Cnet.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor five years ago “Useful ergonomic options at a good price” . Website Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Excellent price”. Expert website Cnet.com.au said “While that monitor offered great performance at a reasonable price, aside from b”.

Four customers considered that the product was expensive. Mr D G Taylor gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert website Amazon “It is expensive unfortunately.”. Gary C wrote on expert review site Amazon “The only complaint would be that they are still very expensive to buy” in his review of this PC monitor and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers who bought it considered that it had a good battery life. Website Bestbuy.com said “Long Battery Life” however despite that they rated the product 3 stars out of 5. Jack gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Easy and intuitive, light weight with long lasting battery life”.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus PB278Q has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this LCD screen to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the LG 29UB65 (£329.99) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC display and we think the iiyama GB2773HS (£348.39), or the Viewsonic VX2475SMHL-4K (£350.06) are also worth considering.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people who reviewed the product thought it was good structurally. Mark said on expert review site Walmart.com “Solid construction including nice adjustable stand”. Nico wrote in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The construction and swivel is not as bad as stated in other reviews on this product” and rated the Asus PB278Q 80 out of 100.

Two people considered that the product was heavy and bulky. Vliu said two years ago “Numerous laptops were too heavy, low in battery life etc” in their review of this PC monitor. Also two years ago Ivy mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “It is too heavy”.

Two people reckoned that the product was thick. Zombiecarp wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Adjusting the height glides easy, while not being loose” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “The plastic on this is thick enough it doesn't bow in like some monitors do” in their review.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Dredd rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Light and compact”. Rumcrew mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The 11.6 is a great compact size with a great display” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Very High

The PB278Q is one of the least economic to run medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the PB278Q will cost £157 over 8 years to run.


Ergonomics

Wall Mountable

The Asus PB278Q is wall mountable, as are most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Display

Full HD

The Asus PB278Q is Full HD, as are most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The Asus PB278Q has one of the wider viewing angles, horizontal (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this PC monitor is 18°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Has an HDCP

The Asus PB278Q has an HDCP. Most of the other PC displays that have been around for more than two years also have an HDCP.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Asus PB278Q has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other PC displays of a similar spec and age to this flatpanel monitor.

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Very Good Image Quality

Fifteen people who purchased the product thought it had good picture quality. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Picture quality is fantastic” in their review of this PC monitor and rated it 5 stars out of 5. They also said “Super sharp graphics.” in their review. Bzboyz wrote in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Walmart.com “Good build quality and picture quality” and gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Nine customers who bought this PC monitor agreed that it had good colour saturation. Mr J L Elliot said “The visuals are just so incredibly alive, colours are rich” in his review of this PC monitor. Charles A. Crolla mentioned “Great picture, beautiful colours”. Chris wrote on expert review site Amazon “Extreme definition Very large Fantastic colours and refresh rate Simple yet business-like design Adjustable for height, angle”.

Three people who purchased this PC monitor agreed that it had clear images. Three years ago Maestro scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Excellent recommendation - resolution is wonderful and clarity is fascinating” in their review of this PC monitor. Four years ago Jax the Ax mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Love the built in speakers and clarity” in their review of this PC monitor. Gary C said “A lot more detail becomes visible and is especially good on battlefield 4 as you can pick out enemies much easier due to the clarity of the screen”.

Two people agreed that it had image ghosting. Three years ago website Tigerdirect.com mentioned “Crazy bright, no ghosting” in their review of this PC monitor. Porcupine said in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon “There is slight ghosting that occurs for faster animations”.

Two people who purchased it concluded that it had a wide viewing angle. J Oever mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon “The contrast and viewing angle is great”. Two years ago Camerawork wrote in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “A good picture and wide viewing angle” but despite that they rated the product 60 out of 100.

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Design

Solid Build

Twenty-seven customers who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it was well made. Ten years ago website Behardware.com said “Solid build” in their review of this PC monitor. Four years ago expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “It has a few good preset modes, is well built”. An anonymous reviewer scored it a maximum of 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of this PC monitor on expert website Newegg.com “Solid base, sleek design”.

Five customers said in their reviews that this PC monitor was strong and durable. Two years ago Tj said “Still robust enough” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Bert scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The base mount is sturdy and mounts easily with a single thumbscrew” in his Asus PB278Q review. Mke said “The controls are OK and the stand is nice and sturdy” in their review of this PC monitor.

Three owners considered that it was reliable. Two years ago website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Reliable Performance”. Calaverasgrande wrote in their review of this PC monitor “They are a reliable, high quality brand” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Scullion_scholar said in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon “My gripe is about reliability rather than performance” however they gave this PC monitor a score of 40 out of 100.

Two owners who purchased it considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Four years ago Blake wrote “This may have been a bad batch or damage in shipping” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Good Looking

Twenty-two customers who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. Website Bestbuy.com gave the Asus PB278Q a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Beautiful Colors”. They also said “Adjustable, beautiful display” in their review. An anonymous reviewer mentioned on expert review site Newegg.com “Contrast is beautiful and the monitor with the base has some weight to it without it being too bulky” in her review of this PC monitor.

Six owners who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was well designed. Digital Versus wrote “Good hardware and design” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Website Behardware.com said “Design original”. Hibble mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon four years ago “Excellent build quality modest design again not gloss so no worry about fingerprints” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Three customers said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this PC monitor five years ago “Ergonomic stand”.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. G mentioned on expert website Tigerdirect.com “The monitor stand works nice and smooth when changing the position of the screen”. Zombiecarp said “Gaming for me is smooth on this monitor” in their review of this PC monitor. Journeyswithacamera rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The base is very sturdy and has a smooth vertical adjustment”.

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Good Quality Image

Fifty-four owners who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Website Itproportal.com mentioned “Great colour quality”. Ten years ago website Behardware.com wrote “Good quality image”. Website Techreviewsource.com mentioned “Very good image quality” in their Asus PB278Q review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Thirteen customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Two years ago website Bestbuy.com wrote “Great Quality Control”. Sevangelo said on expert website Bestbuy.com “The functions of being able to move it into any position you want makes it practical for whichever way you want to mount it on your desk”. Treefree mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The controls are easy to use” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the Asus PB278Q a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Eleven customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Digital Versus wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Accurate colours after adjusting the settings (Delta E 2.9”. Three years ago website Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Easy to adjust settings” but they rated it 3 stars out of 5. Five years ago expert review site Uk.hardware.info mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The colour fidelity is great even with factory settings, with very high contrast”.

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to setup. Website Bestbuy.com scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said “Easy to set up and adjust” in their review of this PC monitor. Avery mentioned “Easy to set up, great performance”. Saganna said on expert review site Bestbuy.com “It is very easy to set up and you get great images”.

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Comfortable Keyboard”. Every Detail Counts wrote in their review of this PC monitor “At 27 inches it is a very good and comfortable size to work with” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. John in Jersey mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The computer is very fast and the keyboard is comfortable” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers visipax 2560x1440, visipax prpb278q, asus 2560x1440, visipax pb278q, asus 300cdm2, asus 2py4303, asus pb278q
Barcodes 00012303197004, 00100177353746, 00716659236511, 00779184035268, 00886227236510, 00886227236565, 00886227306879, 00886227718559, 04054843435860, 04716659236511, 04716659236528, 05055860570175, 08862272365650

Asus PB278Q Review Sources

To prepare this Asus PB278Q 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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