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Asus PG278QR PC Monitor

£539.99
27" LED Oct 2015
Display Diagonal Display 3D Release Date
Thirty-eight industry awards
A top selling PC display
Not good value for money
505 Reviews + 38 Awards
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Reviews

Thirty-Eight Industry Awards

Amongst flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec, this medium monitor is one of the most highly awarded by experts in PC screens.

This flatpanel monitor received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites PC Mag, Hothardware.com, Techgage.com, Tweaktown.com, Overclockersclub.com, 3dnews.ru, Techno-labs.com, Hwp.com.tr, Technolabs.net and Greentechreviews.ru all of whom said that this medium monitor was superb.

The experts at seven other expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this LCD screen. Legitreviews.com, Nordichardware.se, Vido.com.ua, Tek.no and Itwriter.ru all gave this PC screen a "Recommended" award and Digitaltrends.com and Allround-pc.com both gave it a "Recommended Product" award.

This flatpanel monitor was given a "Gold" award by review websites Pcper.com, Hardware.info, Bjorn3d.com, Teknokulis.com, Xtremehardware.com, Pcgameware.co.uk and Elektroniktest.dk all of whom decided that this LCD screen was superb.

This LCD screen received a "Performance Award" from both websites Overclock3d.net and Hwa.com.tr, both of which concluded that this PC display performed well.

Websites Profesionalreview.com and Gamestar.de both said that this flatpanel monitor was exceptional and gave it their "Platinum" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Based on thirty-four expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Mag, ereviews.dk and xtremehardware.com the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 90%. This puts this Asus PC display in the top 7% of all the flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than a year when ranked by average expert review score.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, PG278Q owners rated this PC display 81%. 237 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this PC display either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

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

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Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the Asus PG278Q did not have good technical guidance. Website Newegg.com said “Instructions make it appear as if it's plug”. They also wrote “DId not come with any instructions really either” in their review.


Price

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Not Good Value for Money

Thirty-four customers who bought this PC monitor wrote that it was not good value for money. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned two years ago “To me it's unacceptable at this cost to not ship the monitor box in a bigger box with some padding”. Website Newegg.com wrote “Price can be a deterrent”. They also mentioned “You certainly get a tip-top tier gaming monitor for the price though” in their review.

Thirteen customers considered that the product was not expensive. Website Newegg.com mentioned in their review of the Asus PG278Q “Too expensive” . They also wrote “Not something to knock it for but, unless you want a really expensive” in their review. And also mentioned “Expensive as balls”.

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Pricey

The price range of PC displays of this type and age is from £50 to £3,769. We think that this PC display looks expensive compared to other PC displays of this type and age.


Other

A Top Selling PC Display

According to sales data from Amazon, the PG278Q is one the most popular LCD screen currently on sale.

Released Over a Year Ago

This PC screen was released in October 2015.


Performance

Supports NVIDIA G-SYNC

The Asus PG278Q supports NVIDIA G-SYNC. Most of the other PC displays of this age and type do not support NVIDIA G-SYNC.

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Technical Details

Has a Game Mode

The Asus PG278Q has a game mode. Most of the other PC screens of this type and age also have a game mode.

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Power

Full Performance in Battery Mode

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Extremespec.net mentioned in their Asus PG278Q review “Full performance in battery mode”. Three years ago John Ryan wrote in his review of this PC monitor “ It has the same remarkable 10 hour battery life.”.


Features

Good Features

Four owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote “Has many lovely features”. Website Newegg.com said “Simple menu features, not a lot of bloat” in their review of this PC monitor yet they scored the product 3 stars out of 5. Mike mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon “Great Gaming monitor mixes best features”.


Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

Four owners who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Website Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Stand is strong and heavy”. They also said “It's really heavy, great for holding your papers down” in their review.

Aaron F. mentioned on expert website Newegg.com “It just looks nicer on my desk compared to the bulky HP it replaced” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was noisy. Extremespec.net mentioned “Noise levels” in their review of the Asus PG278Q.

Noise Levels

Two owners who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was noisy. Extremespec.net mentioned “Noise levels” in their review of the Asus PG278Q.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus PG278Q does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to this flatpanel monitor which have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this PC screen to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the AOC C3583FQ (£519.31) is also worth considering.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Asus PG278Q has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other PC displays of this spec and age also have an Energy Star certified.

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Packaging Content

Has Three Cables Included

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

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Display

Has an HDCP

The Asus PG278Q has an HDCP. Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as this PC monitor also have an HDCP.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the Asus PG278Q has one of the narrower viewing angles, vertical amongst medium monitors of this age. The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of LCD screens of a similar type and age to this LCD screen is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Similar spec PC displays that have been around for more than a year have viewing angles, horizontal of between 80° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 170 degrees, the Asus PG278Q has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this PC screen.

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Very Fast Response Time

PC screens of this age and spec have response times of between 1ms and 25ms. At only 1 millisecond, the Asus PG278Q has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to this LCD screen.

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Design

Good Quality

Thirty-eight people reckoned that it was good quality. Website Newegg.com wrote “Good build quality” . They also mentioned “Great design and build quality” in their review. And also wrote “Now to the visual quality of the monitor, which other than simply stating the specs (which are below), is not something easily conveyed in text.”.

Good Looking

Twenty-seven owners agreed that the product was good looking. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Aesthetic on monitor is far superior than others, has a nice adjustable swivel stand for changing to portrait mode” in their review of this PC monitor. Website Walmart.com said “Beautiful picture” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also wrote “Fast, Fluid, Beautiful, Vibrant” in their review.

Nineteen customers who reviewed it agreed that it was smooth. Website Newegg.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Smooth as butter”. They also said “It truly is a buttery smooth screen while” in their review. And also mentioned “It is really smooth”.

Ten owners said that the product was well designed. Website Newegg.com wrote “The design of this monitor is fantastic” and gave this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “The monitor is gorgeous to look at very sleek and sharp design, sadly had a dead pixel in it” in their review. Haydn said in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon two years ago “+ Design is stunning”.

Five people who bought this PC monitor agreed that it had a thin frame. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Really like the thin bezel, matte finish is nice too”. They also wrote “Thin bezel, huge stand, fully rotational on numerous axis” in their review. And also said “Great thin bezel”.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was neat. Website Newegg.com wrote “Neat lighted red ring on the monitor base that changes depending on use”. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “It offers some neat gaming features”.

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Easy to Use the Menus

Seventeen people considered that the product was easy to use the menus. Website Newegg.com mentioned “The menu control is actually a highlight in my book”. They also wrote “The side panel controls are very intuitive and easy to use to change settings” in their review. And also said “On screen menu navigation is a breeze with the joystick control”.

Ten owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use. Website Newegg.com said “Screen had no dead pixels and the controls on the monitor with the mini joystick are simple to use” in their review of this PC monitor. They also mentioned “Great picture, colors are bright, easy to use” in their review. And also said “Super easy to use and useful controls (joystick control”.

Two people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to setup. Website Newegg.com said “Easy To Set Up”. They also wrote “Ease of setting up was a huge plus” in their review.

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Well Made

Thirty-seven owners said in their reviews that it was well made. Website Newegg.com mentioned “This thing is solid” but even so they only gave this PC monitor a rating of 3 stars out of 5. They also wrote “Very well built and a solid stand” in their review. Website Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this PC monitor in the same month “In lieu of a new PC build over the holidays” and scored this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Seven customers who reviewed the product thought it was strong and durable. Extremespec.net said “Sturdy stand”. Website Newegg.com wrote “Well constructed, sturdy and its weight adds a sense of durability”. They also said “Swivel is rugged” in their review.

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Good Refresh Rate

Eight customers mentioned that it had a good refresh rate. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Windows desktop animations are also snappier and things feel more "crisp" due to that refresh rate”. They also said “Refresh rate is amazing” in their review. And also wrote “The higher refresh rate makes games so smooth”.

Eight people who purchased it considered that it had good picture quality. Website Newegg.com wrote “Nice gaming monitor with the combination of strong gaming graphics card”. They also said “The picture quality is fantastic” in their review. And also mentioned “The gaming and graphics editing is amazing with this monitor”.

Four people considered that it had good colour saturation. Davey mentioned “Everything on the swift was pin sharp and the colours were amazing, you do”. Acidx wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Someone sat next to you will see the exact same colours, especially if you angle the screen evenly” . Boffinboy said “This is really noticeable in some games in light colours and was enough for me to return the monitor”.

Two people who reviewed it said that it had clear images. Haydn mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “+ Resolution hits the sweet spot for image clarity and how easy it is to power” . Toby95 gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said “In terms of colour clarity everything looks great once you've calibrated it to your liking”.

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Product Identifiers

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Asus PG278Q Review Sources

To prepare this Asus PG278Q 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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