Asus VG278HR
Asus VG278
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Asus VG278HR

£485.23 Worth Considering Value for Money Silver
An award winning 1920 x 1080 PC screen, but with not very good features and a price that represents poor value for money
27" 1920 X 1080 Pixels 50000000:1 LCD Oct 2013
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Asus VG278 Review

With very good reviews but at over 3 years old, we have scored the Asus VG278 as follows for Summary.
259 Reviews + 3 Awards
Missing Some Features
3 Years Old
£172 Over 8 Years
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Why Has it Scored 30?

It has very good user reviews but ok expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this LCD screen to others. This PC monitor has received three awards including a "Silver" from and a "Value for Money" from 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 VG278 has running costs of £172 over 8 years, which puts it in the most expensive 9% of all 2,772 flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to.
Customers report superior technical features, that it is robust and it is easy to use. However they also report inferior battery life.
It is missing some features:

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Asus VG278 In-Depth Analysis


Three Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both thought that this flatpanel monitor was very good. This LCD screen received an "Silver" award and it received a "Value for Money" award.

One more expert review site thought that this Asus PC display was very good. This was from who gave it an "Worth Considering".

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 32 expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, and PC Mag the average expert rating of this PC screen is 67 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 227 owner reviews this flatpanel monitor has an average owner rating of 86%. Over 82% of reviewers gave this PC screen either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Inferior Battery Life

Two customers who bought it thought it did not have a good battery life.

Very Good Brand

We checked 23,903 expert and owner reviews (including 4,266 verified purchases) for Asus PC screens and found that on average Asus has very good reviews compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Asus flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Three owners thought the product had good features.

Users Report That it is Robust

Six customers who purchased the product said that it was well made and two owners who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Seven people said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus and two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use.

Users Report Excellent Design

Five owners said in their reviews that the product was good looking, five people who reviewed it reckoned that it was smooth and two people who bought it reckoned that it was well designed. two owners said in their reviews that the product was neat.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

11 customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

14 customers who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Six owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good colour saturation, four people who reviewed it agreed that it had good picture quality and three people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had image ghosting.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money highlighted in their review that this flatpanel monitor was great for its price.

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at [price] it is more expensive than 87% of flatpanel monitors.

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We found a cheaper price for the Asus VG278 of $300.00 (£390.81) in the United States. That's a saving of £94.42.

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Very Fast Response Time

The average response time of all PC screens is 5.7ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms. The response time of the Asus VG278 of only 2ms is quite fast compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the fastest 10% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Has an HDMI

The Asus VG278 has an HDMI, unlike 93% of flatpanel monitors which do not have an HDMI.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus VG278 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 53% of PC screens do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on LCD screens.

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Has an Audio Output

The Asus VG278 has an audio output, unlike 88% of flatpanel monitors which do not have an audio output.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This LCD screen has been on the market since October 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The VG278 is in the most expensive 9% of all 2,772 PC displays that we have looked at for running costs. Based on adequate energy prices, we estimate the VG278 will cost £172 over 8 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers info 90lme6001t02231c, info 1920x10801ms, asus 1920x1080, asus vg278hv, asus vg278hr, asus vg278he, info vg278hv
Barcodes 00012300421904, 00014445256137, 00163120797035, 00690590522930, 00805100141604, 00886227160143, 00886227206193, 00889349139721, 04053162935273, 04056572597390, 04712900139723, 04716659160144, 04716659217787, 04716659412311, 08862272061934

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