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Asus PG278 PC Monitor

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27" Jul 2014
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15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This LCD screen received a "The Choice of Gamers" award from Ua.gecid.com.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Expert review site tweakers.net scored this Asus PC display 100 out of 100. This puts this PC screen in the top 2% of all the PC monitors that have been available for more than two years when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this flatpanel monitor rated it as 84%.

Easy to Use

Several people who purchased the Asus PG278 reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer rated it as very good and said in their review of this PC monitor “Contrast and brightness weren't great on default settings”. Amazon Customer also said “After fiddling with the settings a bit it was perfect”. Craig said on Amazon in January last year “Controls for the menus etc are good”.

A number of Asus PG278 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. A. Jiboye wrote on Amazon two years ago “Pretty easy to set up and so far no issues to report! Always a pleasure dealing with amazon uk!”. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and said on Amazon last year “The monitor itself comes preassembled with the stand which makes it super easy to set up”. Ryan he said on Amazon in January last year “Switched it on it is all really simple to set up, loading into a game with the gsync”.

A few people considered that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote “I don't expect bad quality control on a premium product, so was disappointed with the failed one”. In January last year P. Cross wrote “Otherwise it was easy to set up and a joy to use”.

A few people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good experience. Amun82 wrote in their Asus PG278 review three years ago “Painful to watch (black flag, witcher 2)I was a bit worried about picture quality on swift as I didn't have a good experience with TFT panels”. Pluckybrit gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Asus PG278 “I'm convinced that if you want the best PC gaming experience today this is the monitor to go for”.

One Asus PG278 owner who purchased the Asus PG278 concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mike said in his review of the Asus PG278 on Amazon “This made it much more comfortable on the eyes”.

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Good Product Quality

A few Asus PG278 owners agreed that it was good quality. In January last year Almokhtar Bukhamsin said in their Asus PG278 review on Amazon “I point fingers to this monitor because its Awesome in quality and performance, yet infuriatingly minimalist in effing inputs”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Assumed it would last me for a very long time since I thought ASUS was a high quality company” in their review. Amazon Customer also wrote “First impression is that the build quality is very very nice”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was inferior quality.

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Nice Design

Seventeen people who reviewed it said that it was good looking. Acidx scored the product 5 stars and mentioned “When I look at this beautiful display for hours on end, I am slowly absorbed into a softly shaded vignette as the world around me blurs” in their review. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon in January last year “The picture quality is superb for a TN panel, when I turned on the monitor for the first time I was blown away by the gorgeous display”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Beautiful monitor”.

A few Asus PG278 reviewers considered that it was smooth. Amun82 wrote “Sweet! - gameplay is as smooth as butter- 144hz rocks - I used 60hz for years” in their Asus PG278 review. Amun82 also said “In return you get a buttery smooth high res image that looks amazing even when in motion”. Boffinboy wrote “Pros+ Motion clarity excellent at high refresh rates+ G-sync makes for extremely smooth gaming, even when framerate goes up or down+ High quality build”.

Several Asus PG278 reviewers concluded that this PC monitor was a good design. In January last year Acidx wrote on Amazon “The design is awesome” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Haydn wrote in their review “The jump is so significant it feels like going from 30Hz to 60Hz.+ Design is stunning”. Two years ago Peter wrote on Amazon “The resolution is great the monitor design is great the refresh rate is amazeballs just let down by very very poor quality control in my opinion” however despite that he gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.

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Robust

Fourteen Asus PG278 owners who bought it reckoned that it was well made. Acidx mentioned on Amazon “Feels like a good solid product all round” in their review. Amazon Customer mentioned two years ago “Build is very good” in their review of the Asus PG278. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Solidly built and it is obvious a lot of time was spent designing this monitor”.

Some Asus PG278 owners agreed that the Asus PG278 was strong and durable. Ryan mentioned in his review of the Asus PG278 last year “The build quality of this is really good, strong and sturdy”. Toby95 wrote “The stand is heavy and sturdy”.

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Good Picture Quality

Some people who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it had good colour saturation. Acidx gave this PC monitor a very good review score and wrote “Someone sat next to you will see the exact same colours, especially if you angle the screen evenly” in their Asus PG278 review. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Ok the colours on this monitor might not be quite as good as the IPS one.”. Boffinboy wrote “This is really noticeable in some games in light colours and was enough for me to return the monitor” in their review.

A few Asus PG278 owners who bought the product concluded that it had good picture quality. D. Cousins mentioned on Amazon three years ago “While the image quality is probably the best I've seen from a TN” in their review of the Asus PG278. Disposalist mentioned in their review of the Asus PG278 “The G-Sync is good - really makes for smooth graphics - hard to describe the improvement is subtle”. Nathan said in his review of this PC monitor “If you're capable of upgrading your graphics card, I would definitely recommend using a card with more than 2GB VRAM”.

Seven customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good refresh rate. David wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “G-Sync and the 144Hz refresh rate are amazing though, my advice, wait for the IPS version”. Haydn gave the product an excellent review score and said in their review of the Asus PG278 “+ Resolution hits the sweet spot for image clarity and how easy it is to power.+ 144Hz refresh rate is glorious”. Haydn also said “+ 144Hz refresh rate is glorious and going back to 60Hz now is just impossible”.

Some Asus PG278 owners who reviewed the product considered that it had clear images. Toby95 mentioned “In terms of colour clarity everything looks great once you've calibrated it to your liking”. One Asus PG278 reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Acidx wrote on Amazon “The contrast ratio is excellent”.

One Asus PG278 owner mentioned that the product had a wide viewing angle.

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Asus LCD Screens Have Good Reviews

Based on 10,776 user and expert reviews, Asus has good reviews for its PC displays. Asus also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.

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Good Technical Features

Several customers said in their reviews that the Asus PG278 had good features. Two years ago Mike mentioned in his Asus PG278 review on Amazon “Great Gaming monitor mixes best features”. Peter mentioned in his Asus PG278 review also two years ago “OSD was quick as and had nice features, only displayport to connect devices was another minor annoyance”.

Good Support

One Asus PG278 owner who bought it considered that it had good technical guidance.

Good Size

One Asus PG278 reviewer who reviewed the Asus PG278 thought it was a good depth. Disposalist mentioned “Good vibrancy and depth”.

One Asus PG278 owner mentioned that this PC monitor was thin. Richard Flanagan scored it very highly and he mentioned in his review of the Asus PG278 two years ago “My only caveat is the viewing angle is rather narrow compared to other monitors I have used”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was a good height. Sid Did said on Amazon two years ago “The stand is great, easy to adjust for height” in his review of this PC monitor and scored the product very highly.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Medium monitors that have been around for more than two years have display brightnesss of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus PG278 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type.

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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Asus PG278 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The worst resolution of all similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PG278 is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Across all the PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the PG278 the response times range from 1ms to 69ms. With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the Asus PG278's response time is one of the fastest amongst flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the PG278.

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7 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Ten customers reckoned that the product was not cheap. Last year Almokhtar Bukhamsin mentioned in their review “Something you wouldn't expect nor understand for such an expensive piece of tech!”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Awsome screen yet expensive for the quality you get” in their review. Antoni said in their review “A bit expensive for a monitor”.

Some customers who reviewed the Asus PG278 thought it was not good value for money. David wrote in his Asus PG278 review on Amazon “The price point is too high for the panels quality.G-Sync”. Two years ago G. Woodruff said “Good screen, good accuracy for a TN, very bad price”. G. Woodruff also said “At too high a price”.

One person said in their reviews that the Asus PG278 was not a bargain for the price. Last year Frankin wrote in their review of the Asus PG278 on Amazon “It doesn't look cheap and the 144hz works flawless”.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most medium monitors that are a similar age to the PG278 do not have a built-in speaker(s). The Asus PG278 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this PC display to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the AOC Q2770PQU[plb_2119581_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most flatpanel monitors of this age and spec are not 3D. The Asus PG278 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

PC displays which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Asus VG23AH[plb_1411330_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Asus PG278 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price].

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the PG278, the Asus PG278 does not have a card reader integrated.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC displays with a card reader integrated and we think the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price], or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens of this age and spec.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus PG278 is a two USB 3.0 port PC display. Most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus PG278

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium monitor has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Display
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Display Resolution
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD Type
Sync-On-Green (SOG)
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Display Brightness
Response Time
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
AC (power) in
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
NVIDIA G-SYNC
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
Height Adjustment
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Pivot
On/off Switch
On Screen Display (OSD)

1 Award

ua.gecid.com The Choice of Gamers

Expert Reviews

(3)
13 November 2014

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Nofrill design with generous air vents for better head dissipation
Almost nonexistent matteblack bezels
Offers various monitor adjustments (Tilt
Swivel
Pivot
Premium price tag 799 or Ph 45 000)
Viewing angles are not that great
Color reproduction and Contrast is good, but not at par with other panels
Only has one 1) video port
GSYNC is only limited to NVidia Graphics cards (sorry AMD users)
23 July 2015

De Swift is een prachtige monitor welke voor zijn prijs een gigantische set aan features geeft. Zaken als 1440P, 144 Hz, G-Sync en ULMB voegen echt veel toe. En daardoor kan ik zonder twijfel...

GSync funktionaliteten
WQHD oplsning og billedekvalitet generelt
Design
Stevige bouwkwaliteit
Instelbaarheid
Fylder meget
Kun 1 videoindgang
Prijs
ULMB en G-Sync kunnen niet tegelijk aan, (Maar n aansluitmogelijkheid)
Hoge prijs
12 January 2015

?????? ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q ? ????? ?? ?????? ?????????, ???? ??????? ????????? ?????????? NVIDIA G-SYNC. ????? ???????, ?????? ???? ?????? ??????. ?????? ??? ??????? ????????? ? 60 ?? ????????...

Ua.gecid.com

Sharp WQHD image
Excellent gaming performance
Fully adjustable stand
Cool gamer-centric features
Only one video input
So-so viewing-angle performance
Skewed greens

User Reviews

(122)
Reviewed 4 November 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Beautiful monitor...

Reviewed 19 October 2016 by Lucage
(Verified Purchase)

A fantastic monitor. The image is so crisp and sharp. No shadow artefacts at all.

Asus have just announced the replacement to this model namely the PG278QR which has several refinements including a much needed HDMI port as well now. Dont purchase this old model as the new one... Read more…

Reviewed 8 October 2016 by Terry
(Verified Purchase)

Pros: Still one of the best gaming monitors as of 2016 (As IPS version suffers from back light bleed) High refresh rate Easy to set up and use. Cons: Expensive Can suffer from bugs: Every now and... Read more…

Reviewed 4 October 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Well i struggled for some time with the decision on whether to buy this TN monitor or the PG279Q IPS, as there are positives and negatives with each, it all depends on what sort of gamer you are.... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus pg278, info pg278, asus bg764, code pg278, acme pg278, apple pg278, code pg278q, acme pg278q, asus pg278q, info pg278q, asus bg764a, asus p202476, info pg278qr, asus 350cdm2, asus pg278qr, asus bg764as, apple pg278q, asus 9lgbza00, asus p202476p, asus 9lgbzs00, asus 2560x1440, asus 2560x14401, info 2560x14401, asus monitor165, asus 2560x14401m, asus monitor165h, info 2560x14401m, asus 2560x14401ms, asus monitor165hz, info 2560x14401ms
Barcodes 00886227752454, 00886227752478, 00886227917648, 00889349470992, 04053162744752, 04056572597338, 04712900470994, 04716659752455, 04716659752462, 04716659917649, 05054629482612, 08862277524786

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