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Asus VE278 PC Monitor

27" 1920 X 1080 50000000:1 LED Jul 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
Embedded dual HDMI ports, stereo speakers and 2ms quick response time, VE278H delivers high quality and smooth visual / audio enjoyment. Dynamically enhances the display's contrast by adjusting... More
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19 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this Asus PC display is terrific based on 245 owner reviews.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some people who bought this PC monitor said that it was quiet. John said on Amazon “It's connected via HDMI to my silent HD6450 graphics card (which may be upgraded later) so it will just be playing DVD” and scored the product 5 stars. Mr. I. J. Turner said on Amazon “SoundFar too quiet”. Rachel said “Very quiet speakers” .

One customer who purchased it considered that it was noisy. Pippa London mentioned in their review on Amazon “I've not experianced any flickering or irritating humming noise (like my last monitor!”.

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Good Picture Quality

A few people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Cameron gave the product a score of 5 stars and he mentioned “The picture quality is also fantastic; it easily matches that of much more expensive monitors, as everything is very bright”. Clockstruckduck said “The picture quality is also great” in their Asus VE278 review. Desert Orchid said in their review “It has excellent picture quality with no ghosting or delay when gaming” and scored it very highly.

Several Asus VE278 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had good colour saturation. Foxtrot Oscar scored the product 4 stars and mentioned “An excellent gaming monitor - colours and textures are far better defined than on my old LCD monitor”. Ianscardiff wrote in their review “Great unit! Bought this as a repackaged/return item from Amazon - and cannot tell the difference from new! Graphics / picture is sharp and colours great”. James mentioned in his review on Amazon “Really good colours”.

Some customers who purchased the Asus VE278 reckoned that it had clear images. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The picture clarity is awesome, easily the best I have had” in their review.

Three Asus VE278 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a wide viewing angle. Amazon Customer said in their review of this PC monitor “One further thing I've noticed is that viewing angle is fairly critical - more so than I expected”. Reuben mentioned in his Asus VE278 review “Viewing angle could be better”. Sam scored the product 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Viewing angle is excellent and the base allows tilting in any direction”.

A number of customers who reviewed the Asus VE278 reckoned that it had a good refresh rate. Christopher Zoechling wrote in his review “Its great! Love the fast refresh rate of 2ms”.

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Good Product Quality

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Two years ago Alex mentioned on Amazon “Excellent quality” in his Asus VE278 review and scored the product very highly. Four years ago Bernie/richard wrote “High quality - makes all the difference”. Bernie/richard also wrote “A high quality productworth every penny”.

Easy to Use

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on Amazon five years ago “In terms of the picture, you will have to mess around with the various 'splendid' settings and then fine-tune contrast, brightness etc yourself from there”. Amazon Customer also said “Incorporated in the advanced display settings were further adjustments for the monitor display, which was correctly identified”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Leaving the monitor itself on the best settings I had been able to find, I tweaked the advanced display management controls”.

A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. A John said “The screen controls are easy to use if you need to switch between inputs to connect a console over HDMI” and scored the product very highly. Clockstruckduck wrote in their review of the Asus VE278 on Amazon “It makes it so much easier to use with the Xbox” and rated this PC monitor as excellent. Clockstruckduck also said “It's easy to use and ASUS are a solid brand”.

Ten customers agreed that the Asus VE278 was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned “Setting up was easy although the base is a bit flimsy which makes it wobble if you knock your desk” . D "d" said on Amazon “Easy to set up (plug and play, selecting in the MacBook's System Preferences)” and rated the product 5 stars. Fandango said in their review of this PC monitor “It was quick to set up” and gave the Asus VE278 a score of 5 stars.

Two Asus VE278 owners wrote in their reviews that the Asus VE278 was easy to assemble. D "d" mentioned five years ago “Easy to assemble” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars.

Two people agreed that the Asus VE278 was comfortable and easy to hold. Kieran J. mentioned “Quality at a Comfortable Price” in their Asus VE278 review. Kieran J. also said “It's at a really nice and comfortable price”.

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Nice Design

A few Asus VE278 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was good looking. Six years ago John said on Amazon “For desktop computing the pre-programmed display "themes" are handy to get a (one button press) subtle change in appearance to your preferred colour / brightness / gamma setting” in his review of the Asus VE278. Also six years ago Mr. G. Mangham mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The colours from this screen when gamng is beautiful and I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED ANY GHOSTING WHILE GAMING! So i am happy with this screen for my needs”. Mr. I. J. Turner wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Fired up Skyrim and its looks beautiful”.

Some people who reviewed it thought it was a good design. Chris M-C said in his review of this PC monitor “It's also got a nice firm design.”. Gonçalo gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Great, with good colors ans external design” in their review of the Asus VE278. Hmgkt wrote “Sleek design”.

Several Asus VE278 owners said in their reviews that the product was neat. J. Cunningham said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Good quality, neat base and enough adjustments if required (I did not change a thing” and rated the product as excellent.

One Asus VE278 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was aesthetic. Five years ago Matthew mentioned on Amazon “Well-lit, which combined with the sleek aesthetic appearence of the monitor, makes the viewer feel the need to break into spontaneous applause” in his Asus VE278 review.

One customer who bought the Asus VE278 reckoned that it was smooth. Scott Robertson wrote “In fact the Xbox screen is so smooth I almost thought it was 120Hz as apposed to 60Hz” in his Asus VE278 review. One Asus VE278 owner considered that the product was ergonomic.

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Robust

Thirty Asus VE278 owners who purchased it thought it was well made. A John rated it 5 stars and wrote in their Asus VE278 review on Amazon “There are 5 built in preset modes for Scenery, Theater, Game, Night View”. Brian C. gave the Asus VE278 a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said “For the price i think it's a solid buy”. Cameron gave this PC monitor an excellent review score and he said on Amazon “The overall build quality is fantastic - the monitor itself is very sleek”.

Seven people who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable. Three years ago James Roberts mentioned in his Asus VE278 review on Amazon “The overall build quality is good - the monitor feels sturdy and of high quality”. Mac said “Sturdy monitor” in his review of this PC monitor however he gave the Asus VE278 a rating of 60 out of 100. Mimu said in their review of this PC monitor “Stand is reasonably sturdy” and gave the Asus VE278 an excellent review.

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Reasonably Priced

Several customers who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was good value for money. A John wrote on Amazon four years ago “Brilliant value for an entry level monitor at this size, definitely recommended” in their Asus VE278 review. A. Williams said on Amazon “Best money can buy ' believe me ' ive had loads since 99 ' five stars all the way” in their Asus VE278 review. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Otherwise a really good buy for the money”.

Eleven Asus VE278 reviewers agreed that the Asus VE278 was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon two years ago “For the money I think these are a bargain” in their review of the Asus VE278. George Rowley said on Amazon “All in all a fantastic, fairly cheap matte monitor!” in his review. K. Hadi said on Amazon “It does the job perfectly for the cheap price”.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was cheap. Desert Orchid said three years ago “The various input facility makes this a simple monitor to connect without having to buy additional (expensive) adaptors” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. G. Wright mentioned on Amazon “Great budget large monitor”. Kieran J. said on Amazon “Looks superb! It's also not expensive” in their Asus VE278 review.

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Good Connectivity

Several people who purchased it reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. A John said in their Asus VE278 review “The screen is brilliant value and has VGA, DVI and HDMI inputs.21.5 inch widescreen at HD resolution is also great for excel spreadsheets”. Dave Lee scored it 80 out of 100 and he said in his review “The fact that it has 2 HDMI inputs is really useful as well”. G. Wright mentioned on Amazon “The other is when viewing the HDMI from the free view box the picture looks a bit soft although I might just be sitting a little close” and rated it 5 stars.

Several people who reviewed it agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity. John said “It was purchased to tidy up my desk, for the minimalistic styling, HDMI connectivity, built in speakers” in his review. One customer who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Guy J. Martin mentioned in his review of the Asus VE278 on Amazon “Has a built-in USB hub if you need it”.

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Good Technical Features

Several Asus VE278 reviewers who reviewed the Asus VE278 reckoned that it had good features. Fat Chris said in their review of this PC monitor “It packs a wealth of features that just a few years back would have set us back at least four times the asking price” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Mr. I. J. Turner mentioned on Amazon “The StandPerhaps one of the best features” in their Asus VE278 review and scored it very highly.

Asus Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

Asus medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC screens Asus is one of the superior brands.

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Good Sound Quality

A few customers who bought this PC monitor thought it had good sound quality. Dave Lee mentioned “The only thing I'm knocking it on really is the sound quality but, if you want decent sound they buy some good speakers or headphones (which is what I do” in his Asus VE278 review. Stewart Speirs said in his review on Amazon four years ago “Have some idea of what you want to achieve this is superb and good general sound quality from internal speakers, used for mainly for Photography, work”.

LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is the most frequently found display on medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to consider including the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus VE278 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the VE278 do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most comparable spec PC displays that have been around for more than two years have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the Asus VE278 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

Across all the LCD screens of a similar type and age to the VE278 the display diagonal (metric)s range from 28cm to 590cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 63cm. At 68.6 centimeters, the Asus VE278 has a fairly big display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The Asus VE278 has one of the higher RMS rated powers (6 Watts) amongst PC screens of this age. The RMS rated powers of LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the VE278 range from 0.5W to 49W.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This flatpanel monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Fast Response Time

At only 2 milliseconds, the Asus VE278 has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the VE278. The average response time of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the VE278 is 6.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 69ms.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Support

Several customers who bought it concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Amazon Customer gave the Asus VE278 a score of 3 stars and mentioned five years ago “I can't help feeling, though, that the controls on the monitor itself should be rather better” in their review of the Asus VE278. Four years ago Catherine Evans mentioned on Amazon “Having said that, this is likely to be down to me, not having read the instructions and doing it wrong” in her review of this PC monitor. P. Haynes mentioned in their Asus VE278 review on Amazon “And the 'instructions' are absolutely pathetic”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

Several customers said in their reviews that it was not heavy and bulky. Chris M-C said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “A little bit on the heavy side.” but despite that he still scored it very highly. Mr. Smith said in their Asus VE278 review “The screen is a bit bulky, granted it's a 24inch.”. Mr. Smith also mentioned “It's a bit chunky in the back, having said that it's still fairly light”.

A number of Asus VE278 owners who purchased this PC monitor considered that it was not a good height. Mr. I. J. Turner said on Amazon two years ago “You can also tilt it either forward or backwards compensating for the lack of a height adjustment feature”.

One customer who bought this PC monitor thought it was not heavy. Kaio mentioned in their review “At reasonable cost, so factor in about a tenner to the price of this monitor for a riser (unless you opt for using that hefty encyclopaedia book or someth” but even so they rated the product as very good.

One Asus VE278 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was not thin. Ronnie mentioned on Amazon “I would advise you to buy your own sound device as built-in monitor speakers tend to sound thin and just frankly bad” in his review but despite that he scored this PC monitor 5 stars.

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Not 3D

The Asus VE278 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the VE278 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a flatpanel monitor that is 3D then you might also want to consider the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Asus VE278 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the VE278 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VE278, the Asus VE278 does not have a card reader integrated.

We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors which also have a card reader integrated including the U3011[pl_1534149_price], the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], or the UP3214Q[pl_2251540_price] all from DELL which is also higher rated.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens of this type and age.

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Heavy

The weights of PC monitors of this age and spec range from 3g to 39kg. With a weight of 6 kilograms, the Asus VE278 is quite heavy compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

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Quite High Power Consumption (off)

With a power consumption (off) of 0.5 Watts, the Asus VE278 has a quite high power consumption (off) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VE278. The average power consumption (off) of PC displays of this age and type is 0.5W, and the power consumption (off)s range from 0.005W to 21W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus VE278

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Asus released the VE278.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD Type
Full HD
HDCP
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
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
PC Audio in
Headphone Connectivity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
LED Indicators
Power
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (max)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
HDMI

Expert Reviews

14 January 2013

Der Asus VE278H ist ein gelungener multimediatauglicher Allround-Monitor mit einem hellen und reaktionsschnellen Display. Der Leistungsaufnahme ist mit mittleren 29 Watt recht moderat. ...

User Reviews

(202)
Reviewed 28 December 2013 by Tmbb
Tmbb would recommend the Asus VE278H (Verified Purchase)

This monitor is great for the price. Sharp picture with a fast refresh rate. The only complaint is the menu buttons, which I see they redesigned on new model...

Reviewed 18 March 2014 by Cardking5150
Cardking5150 would recommend the Asus VE278H (Verified Purchase)

The monitor is great.good value.the only draw back is the speakers suck they work but i suggest a headset...

Reviewed 6 October 2014 by Andy
Andy would recommend the Asus VE278H (Verified Purchase)

I bought this to be a monitor for my MacBook pro. Picture quality is great! Speakers are as good as you could expect for built in. Solid construction. Dedicated buttons for volume/ brightness.... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Vivid Colors
Lightweight
Sharp Image
Value
Speakers
Can't think of a thing
Speaker Sound Rather Dull
Poor Adjustability
Menu Buttons
Reviewed 23 March 2014 by Bucksr
Bucksr would recommend the Asus VE278H (Verified Purchase)

No problem out of the box works and looks great the buttons could be designed better other than that no problem I do not use the speakers I have a good video card and the monitor works great with... Read more…

Reviewed 13 March 2014 by TimeFreedom
TimeFreedom would recommend the Asus VE278H (Verified Purchase)

I'm impressed withe the response time of this monitor and of course the quality. I play video games on this monitor and noticed the response is a lot faster than my previous monitor...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus bg565, asus bg725, asus ve278, asus bg725a, asus ve278q, apple ve278, asus bg565a, asus ve278hl, apple ve278h, asus bg565as, asus bg725as, asus ve278hle, asus asuve278, asus ve278hled, asus asuve278h, asus asusve278qa12, asus asusve278qa12n, asus asusve278qa12nr, asrockasusantecarcticb ve278, asrockasusantecarcticb ve278h
Barcodes 00012300421911, 00012303194355, 00163120564286, 00721607700055, 00722868958988, 00722868974223, 00809385677674, 00886227160136, 00886227177707, 00886227253838, 04054843435716, 04716659160137, 04716659177708, 04716659184058, 05026686169317, 07426900327352, 08862272538382

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