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Asus PG278Q PC Monitor

techno-labs.com Editor's Choice hwa.com.tr High Performance PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star itwriter.ru Recommended
27" LED Oct 2015
Display Diagonal Display 3D Release Date
- Crisp 27-inch, 2560 x 1440 visuals combined with fast 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, made smooth by NVIDIAG-SYNC technology- Exclusive GamePlus onscreen timer/crosshair, 60-120-144Hz... More
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17 Reasons For

Thirty-Four Industry Awards

Amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago, this flatpanel monitor is one of the most highly awarded.

This PC monitor received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag, Hothardware.com, Techgage.com, Tweaktown.com, Overclockersclub.com, 3dnews.ru, Techno-labs.com and Hwp.com.tr all of whom wrote that this LCD screen was excellent.

The reviewers at Pcper.com, Hardware.info, Bjorn3d.com, Teknokulis.com, Xtremehardware.com, Pcgameware.co.uk and Elektroniktest.dk all decided that this Asus PC monitor was outstanding and gave it their "Gold" award.

This LCD screen was given a "Recommended" award by Legitreviews.com, Nordichardware.se, Allround-pc.com, Vido.com.ua, Tek.no and Itwriter.ru all of whom thought that this flatpanel monitor was good.

This medium monitor was given a "Performance Award" by both Overclock3d.net and Hwa.com.tr, both of which wrote that this flatpanel monitor performed well.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-nine expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Mag, tweaktown.com and pcauthority.com.au the average expert rating of this PC monitor is 91%. This puts this PC screen in the top 6% of all the PC displays of a comparable age and type when ranked by average expert review score.

Average Owner Reviews

Based on 144 owner reviews the average owner rating of this PC screen is 78 out of 100.

Nice Design

Some Asus PG278Q reviewers reckoned that the Asus PG278Q was a good design. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote “The ASUS ROG Swift RG278 combines cutting-edge monitor technologies in a sleek and attractive design” and scored the product 4 stars. Three years ago Yugatech.com said in their Asus PG278Q review “It's the perfect marriage between outstanding design and innovative display technology, one that will truly complement your high-end gaming rig”.

One Asus PG278Q owner mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. One person reckoned that the product was smooth. Three years ago Overclockersclub.com mentioned “I could go on all day long about how smooth each of” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Good Picture Quality

A few Asus PG278Q owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “In order to stay competitive, most gaming enthusiasts will outfit their PC's with powerful graphics cards capable of insane frame rates”.

One Asus PG278Q owner who bought the Asus PG278Q considered that it had a good refresh rate. Digitalversus.com rated it as excellent and mentioned “It's also the first QHD TN panel to hit the market, with an excellent refresh rate of 144 Hz” in their review.

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Asus Has Good PC Screen Reviews

Based on 11,099 expert and user reviews, Asus has good reviews for its PC monitors. Asus also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.

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Good Technical Features

Two customers mentioned that this PC monitor had good features. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote “It offers some neat gaming features” in their review of this PC monitor and rated it 4 stars. Expert review site Overclockersclub.com mentioned “A wealth of other features, such as a resolution of up to 2560x1440” in their review of this PC monitor.

Good Connectivity

One Asus PG278Q owner who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “Although its connectivity options could be better, this screen is still perfectly suited to its” in their review of this PC monitor.

Reasonably Priced

Two Asus PG278Q owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert review site Overclock3d.net said in their review “In fact two of our favourite monitors of all time are ASUS models, including the very recently reviewed 4K screen that was extremely good value”. Yugatech.com said “The best gaming monitor money can buy right now” in their review of the Asus PG278Q.

One person who purchased the product considered that it was cheap. Expert website In.ign.com said “If you have a giant budget for your gaming monitor needs”.

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Good Size

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin. Hardwarezone.com.sg said “You cannot argue against its slim design and those thin bezels” in their review of this PC monitor.

Easy to Use

One Asus PG278Q reviewer concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Dave said “Settings that seem to work for me are brightness set to 20 contrast set to 50”.

Good Product Quality

One Asus PG278Q reviewer who bought it thought it was good quality. Expert review site Overclockersclub.com mentioned in their review three years ago “The ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q G-Sync monitor delivers great picture quality and truly impressive gaming” .

LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many LCD screens that were launched around the same time as it.

There are a number of alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Benq XR3501[plb_2943761_price], the LG 34UC87C[plb_2969397_price], or the Acer XR341CK[plb_2972210_price].

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus PG278Q has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium monitors of this age. The average display brightness of comparable spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the PG278Q is 280 cd/m².

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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the Asus PG278Q is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all medium monitors that came out around the same time as the PG278Q is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the Asus PG278Q is more than most flatpanel monitors of this age and type. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than a year. The cables includeds "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this PC screen.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Across all the LCD screens of this age and spec the response times range from 1ms to 25ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms. With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the Asus PG278Q has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the PG278Q.

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11 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £40.99

The price of the PG278Q has increased by £40.99 in the last 34 days.

Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

Most PC screens of this spec and age have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the Asus PG278Q which has two USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus PG278Q does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the PG278Q which have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this PC screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the HP ENVY 34c[plb_2976258_price] or the 34UC97C[pl_3016738_price], or the 34UC87C[pl_2969397_price] both from LG are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Asus PG278Q does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Asus PG278Q does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to the PG278Q also do not have a card reader integrated.

There are a number of other PC displays which also have a card reader integrated which you might also want to look at including the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] which is also higher rated.

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Pricey

The price range of PC screens of this spec and age is from £64 to £4,006. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other PC screens of this spec and age.

Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Low Height Adjustment

The height adjustments of PC screens of this type and age range from 17mm to 180mm, and the average height adjustment is 130mm. With a height adjustment of only 120 millimeters, the Asus PG278Q has one of the lower height adjustments amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The average viewing angle, vertical of comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the PG278Q is 170°, and the viewing angle, verticals range from 10° to 180°. At only 160 degrees, the Asus PG278Q has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the PG278Q.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The Asus PG278Q has one of the narrower viewing angle, horizontals (only 170 degrees) amongst PC displays of this age. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year is 18° and the widest is 180°.

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Quite High Power Consumption (off)

Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year the power consumption (off)s range from 0.005W to 350W. With a power consumption (off) of 0.5 Watts, the Asus PG278Q has one of the higher power consumption (off)s amongst medium monitors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus PG278Q

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Asus released the PG278Q.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD Type
HDCP
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
NVIDIA G-SYNC
NVIDIA 3D Vision
NVIDIA 3D Vision 2
Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
Height Adjustment
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Pivot
On/off Switch
On Screen Display (OSD)
Power
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Technical Details
Game Mode

34 Awards

techgage.com Editor's Choice legitreviews.com Recommended pcgameware.co.uk Gold tweaktown.com Editor's Choice pcper.com Gold overclockersclub.com Editor's Choice guru3d.com Top Pick overclock3d.net Performance kitguru.net Must Have Bjorn3d.com Golden Bear Award teknokulis.com Gold gamestar.de Platinum 3dnews.ru Editor's Choice ixbt.com Original Design vido.com.ua Recommended profesionalreview.com Platinum nordichardware.se Recommended hwp.com.tr Editor's Choice techno-labs.com Editor's Choice hwa.com.tr High Performance PC Mag Editor's Choice 01net.com 5 Star hardware.info Gold Award allround-pc.com Recommended Product prad.de Very Good hothardware.com Editor's Choice Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star tek.no Recommended itwriter.ru Recommended chip.com.my Outstanding xtremehardware.com Gold elektroniktest.dk Gold pcauthority.com.au Hot Award

Expert Reviews

(69)
20 February 2015

However, it doesn't have any side USB ports, only a single DisplayPort 1.2 input, and the uniformity of the display leaves a lot to be desired. The pre-calibrations numbers are decent though not...

23 December 2014

The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q is a 27-inch WQHD monitor designed for gamers. It uses Nvidia's G-Sync technology and a 144Hz refresh rate to deliver super-smooth motion performance, and it offers some...

PC Mag

4 December 2014

Nvidia G-SYNC technology is something that is hard to put into words but if you try it you will understand it and it will be tough to game without it. 10...

Bjorn3d.com

6 November 2014

I mentioned above that G-SYNC is hard to truly appreciate simply from reading a review, so I'll try to do it justice here. Because I got a hands-on preview last fall, I pretty much knew what to...

Techgage.com

31 October 2014

The ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q is hands down the best gaming monitor that we have had the opportunity to use so far this year. The difference with and without G-Sync is very pronounced on most of the...

Legitreviews.com

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User Reviews

(125)
Reviewed 3 September 2015 by Carl L.
(Verified Purchase)

The G-Sync technology is effective, but definitely not worth the added cost of this monitor, and I'll tell you how I came to this conclusion. I purchased this monitor back in April and was... Read more…

Reviewed 19 March 2015 by Gina P.

After paying $800 for a monitor and receiving this kind of customer service I am beyond furious. I will NEVER buy another asus product again and will strong urge anyone else to buy from them.... Read more…

Reviewed 23 March 2015 by Joseph S.
(Verified Purchase)

Don't waste your money or your time...

Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Linda C.
(Verified Purchase)

Thank you Asus for making such a fantastic monitor. I have used many different products from Asus in the past, mostly motherboards, but I will definitely use Asus monitors in the future...

Reviewed 14 April 2015 by THOMAS M.
(Verified Purchase)

Every time I sit back down at my computer I am impressed by this monitor. I walk to the fridge and come back, realizing I forgot how amazing it is in that small amount of time. I will be buried... Read more…

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