Asus PB278Q
Asus PB278Q
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Asus PB278Q Gold Award Silver Recommended Good Gear Editor's Choice
A multi award winning 2560 x 1440 PC screen with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 80000000:1 No Sep 2012
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Asus PB278Q Review

With excellent reviews, we have scored the Asus PB278Q as follows for Summary.
685 Reviews + 12 Awards
Missing Some Features
5 Years Old
£157 Over 8 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 30?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this PC screen to others. This PC monitor has received 12 awards including a "Silver" award from plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Good Gear plus one other site. NEC flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer LCD screens with better features are available. However this Asus PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest LCD screens 2017.
The PB278Q has running costs of £157 over 8 years, which puts it in the most expensive 11% of all 2,772 LCD screens that we have compared it to.
Customers report good picture quality, technical features and great product quality.
It is missing some features:

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12 Industry Awards

This PC display is one of the most highly awarded by experts in PC displays of all the flatpanel monitors.

This PC monitor received a "Silver" award from websites, and all of whom concluded that this PC screen was great.

This PC display was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both websites Good Gear and, both of which thought that this flatpanel monitor was outstanding.

The authors at websites and both recommend this PC screen and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Two other expert review sites both liked this Asus PC display. This PC monitor received a "Performance Award" and it received an "Gold Award".

The editors of three other expert review sites all concluded that this flatpanel monitor was very good. This PC screen received a "Best Product" award from, it received a "4 Star" award from and it received a "Good Choice" award from

Expert Reviews Are Good

This flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 84% based on 28 expert reviews from sites including, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Mag.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, PB278Q owners rated this PC screen 89%. Over 71% of reviewers gave this PC screen the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Seven owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good picture quality, six customers wrote that the product had good colour saturation and two customers considered that it had clear images.

Asus Has Very Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens

Based on 23,903 owner and expert reviews (including 4,266 verified purchases), Asus has very good ratings for its PC screens. 96% of those that bought a Asus PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Four customers thought it had good features.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

36 owners considered that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Two customers agreed that it was thick and two people who reviewed the Asus PB278Q reckoned that it was compact.

Users Report Excellent Design

21 people agreed that the product was good looking, three people agreed that it was smooth and three owners said that the product was well designed.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

33 owners said in their reviews that this PC monitor was good value for money.

Customers Report That it is Robust

24 people who purchased this PC monitor considered that it was well made, five owners who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable and two owners agreed that this PC monitor was reliable.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

11 customers who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use, nine customers thought it was easy to use the menus and four customers mentioned that it was easy to setup. two owners reckoned that this PC monitor was comfortable and easy to hold, however 12 owners said that it was not easy to use. and six customers who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was not easy to use. five owners considered that the product was not easy to use the menus.


Wall Mountable

The Asus PB278Q is wall mountable, unlike 92% of flatpanel monitors which are not wall mountable.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The average viewing angle, vertical of all flatpanel monitors is 160°, with the narrowest being 16° and the widest being 180°. The viewing angle, vertical of the Asus PB278Q of 178° is in the widest 22% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of flatpanel monitors is 17°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. The Asus PB278Q's viewing angle, horizontal of 178° is fairly wide compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the widest 22% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The largest display resolution of the Asus PB278Q is 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all LCD screens the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus PB278Q has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 53% of flatpanel monitors which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Asus released the PB278Q in September 2012.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The PB278Q is in the most expensive 11% of all 2,772 flatpanel monitors that we have looked at for 8 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the PB278Q is £157.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers visipax 2560x1440, visipax prpb278q, visipax pb278q, asus 2560x1440, brand pb278qr, asus 300cdm2, asus 2py4303, asus pb278q
Barcodes 00012303197004, 00012303908686, 00012305080717, 00014444456453, 00021112262346, 00100177353746, 00163120564460, 00172302717754, 00716659236511, 00734911161917, 00779177337294, 00779177337317, 00779184035268, 00803982781505, 00809392587614, 00886227236510, 00886227236565, 00886227306879, 00886227718559, 03610173324093, 04054843435860, 04716659236511, 04716659236528, 05055860570175, 08862272365650

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