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Asus VG278HR PC Monitor

£449.99
27" 1920 X 1080 50000000:1 LCD Oct 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £171.78 Electricity cost over 5 years
Three industry awards
Weak battery life
Unacceptable noise level
244 Reviews + 3 Awards
kitguru.net Worth Considering play3r.net Value for Money elektroniktest.dk Silver
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The authors at two expert review sites both thought that this LCD screen was good. The expert at review website Elektroniktest.dk gave this Asus PC monitor a "Silver" award and decided it was great and it received a Play3r.net "Value for Money" award.

This PC screen received a "Worth Considering" award from Kitguru.net.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Thirty-one experts from sites including Expert Reviews, T3.com, Digital Versus and PC Mag have rated this LCD screen on average 67%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this flatpanel monitor on average 86 out of 100. 121 reviewers (82% of all reviewers) gave this PC screen either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Asus Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

Based on 17,144 user and expert reviews (including 2,848 verified purchases), Asus has good reviews for its flatpanel monitors. Asus also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors. 96% of those that bought a Asus LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who bought the product considered that it was noisy.


Power

Weak Battery Life

Twelve customers concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this PC monitor on CNET.co.uk four years ago “Weak battery life”. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned in the same month “The Archos GamePads battery life is less than impressi” in their review of this PC monitor. Wired.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Nonremovable battery offers soso battery life”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One owner who purchased this PC monitor thought it was good in terms of power usage. Skudds gave the product a score of 79.620495290949 out of 100 and said on Amazon in April last year “Has the option for energy saving” in their review of this PC monitor.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four owners said in their reviews that this PC monitor had good features. R. Coyne mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “The question is are the extra features (stick and buttons) worth the extra £60-80”. Craig mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The monitor looks superb and the features are great (tilt, swivel, height adjust, ect” and rated it 6 stars. Mattg said “Amazing colours and amazing features make this a really good quality, sleek” in their review of this PC monitor.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One owner concluded that the Asus VG278 was good in terms of connectivity. Captain Obvious gave it a score of 8 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Excellent monitor with excellent connectivity options” in their review of the Asus VG278.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One owner who reviewed the product considered that it had good technical guidance.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market since April 2017.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus VG278 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to this PC display also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at including the Philips 272P4 (£458.70), the Acer S277hkwmidpp (£462), or the LG 29EA93 (£434.28) which has better reviews.

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Price

Price Has Gone Up by £180.85 (40%)

There was a cheaper price of £269.14 on eBay 51 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 87% chance that the price will go back down. However the future is never certain and there remains a 13% chance that the price will actually go up further.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Play3r.net highlighted in their review that this PC screen provided a good bang for your buck.

Not Cheap

After checking the price of 499 PC monitors of a similar spec and age they range in price from £46 to £9,999. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of a similar spec and age.

Low Price

Twenty-five customers who reviewed the Asus VG278 reckoned that it was good value for money. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk four years ago “Low price” but despite that they scored it 1 stars. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The GamePad seem thinner than it is, with a pleasant if cheap grey plastic design thats Archos through”. Four years ago Itproportal.com said “Reasonably priced”.

Seven owners thought it was expensive. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said five years ago “It's an expensive screen.”. Steve Sandy said on Amazon “Paid £364.95 from amazon, found it more expensive on several sites with people pleased with their purchase”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “It is still slightly expensive.”.

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Energy

Running Costs Are High

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the VG278 is £172, which is in the most expensive 9% of all 1,088 LCD screens of a comparable type and age.


Display

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on PC displays of this age and spec.

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Has an HDCP

The Asus VG278 has an HDCP, as do most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Fast Response Time

Comparable spec PC screens that have been available for more than two years have response times of between 1ms and 40ms. At only 2 milliseconds, the Asus VG278 has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to this PC monitor.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an Audio Output

The Asus VG278 has an audio output. Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as this PC screen also have an audio output.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Asus VG278 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as this PC display.

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Packaging Content

Has Four Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus VG278 is more than most comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PC displays of this age and spec. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "DVI" and "VGA" are also found on this PC display.

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Inferior Webcam

One customer wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good webcam.

Lowquality Webcam Audio Quality a

One customer who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it did not have good sound quality. Digital Versus said in their Asus VG278 review “Lowquality webcam Audio quality a”.

Good Refresh Rate

Nineteen people who bought it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Will Howard wrote “Colours look good as well” in his review of this PC monitor. Ryan Shepheard said on Amazon two years ago “Com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/1wxse9/just_bought_a_glorious_asus_vg248qe_gaming/Colours are great, motion blur is at a minimum” and scored the product 6 stars. Mr. M. Celiker said on Amazon “The only reason I deducted a star is the colours aren't as "crisp" (difficult to explain if you don't have an IPS”.

Fourteen owners who purchased it thought it had a good refresh rate. Bhphotovideo.com said “Fast Refresh Rate” in their review of this PC monitor but in spite of that they scored it 20 out of 100. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “This monitor's high refresh rate and great contrast make it perfect for gaming” and gave it a rating of 6 stars. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “The Asus VG278HE is a versatile 27-inch monitor featuring a 144Hz refresh rate and a speedy pixel response” in their review of this PC monitor.

Thirteen customers who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it had good picture quality. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “3d Vision 2 Compatible” in their Asus VG278 review. Expertreviews.co.uk rated it 7 stars and mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “It's a 27in 1080p LCD with Nvidia 3D Vision support and a huge 144Hz refresh rate for super-smooth visuals” in their Asus VG278 review. Mum of Two said in their Asus VG278 review on Amazon three years ago “Glad I did, not only is he very happy with his gaming, I am happy with the 3d vision” and rated it 6 stars.

Three people who purchased it said that it had image ghosting. Skudds gave it a rating of 8 stars and said last year “The picture is absolutely crisp with no ghosting or frame stutter”. Steve Sandy said on Amazon “Pros - no dead pixels that can find no ghosting on games height & tilt adjustable very easy to fix on stand cons - initially too bright.”. Three years ago Jamie Thompson mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “Motion on this monitor at +120Hz is smooth and relatively ghosting free, however nVidias new GSync chip for this monitor may solve this minor issue”.

Three people who bought it considered that it had a sharp image. Scooby scored it 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Sharpness - 50Trace Free - 100ASCR - OffNVIDIA CONTROL PANEL SETTINGS”. One person said in their reviews that it had clear images. Tom he wrote “Really clear image, perfect for gaming” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Design

Reliable

Twenty-one customers who bought the product reckoned that it was well made. Four years ago Androidcentral.com said in their review of this PC monitor “The GamePad solves this by having everything you expect to see in a game controller built in”. Two years ago Rashattack gave it a score of 7 stars and said “Has built in speakers, which are loud enough.” in their review of this PC monitor. S. Miller scored it 5 stars and said in their review of the Asus VG278 on Amazon “Asus build a nice monitor”.

Three customers who purchased this PC monitor thought it was strong and durable. Skudds said “Asthetically this is a stunning Monitor, with a low profile base which is sturdy and has a wide angle swivel” in their review of the Asus VG278. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The base, back and front of the monitor are all made of a high quality gloss plastic the stand its self is actually matte and seems very sturdy” in their review of this PC monitor and rated it 8 stars. Jamie Thompson mentioned “The monitor stand it very sturdy”.

Two owners who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was reliable. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Reliable, fast, smooth design”. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “OS X, reliable, long battery life, affordable software through app store” in their review.

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Miracle mentioned on Amazon “I do not have any broken pixels and I love the 3 year guarantee on this Monitor where others only give 1 yr warranty” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Intuitive and Flexible Buttonmapping Function

Sixteen customers who bought it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Ryan Shepheard scored it 7 stars and he said “The menus are easy to navigate”. Two years ago Mr. M. Celiker said “Can come pretty close when fiddling with settings so that was nice! It takes some getting used to.”. S. Miller gave the product a score of 6 stars and wrote on Amazon “Colours well expectable and menu functionality good too”.

Fourteen people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Intuitive and flexible buttonmapping function” nonetheless they only rated the product 14 out of 100. Four years ago Digital Versus mentioned “Archos Mapping Tool is handy for assigning functions to buttons” in their review of this PC monitor. In the same month Chniba wrote in their review of this PC monitor “It's light in the hands so comfortable to use for long periods”.

Four owners thought it was easy to setup. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Easy To Set Up”. Two owners considered that it was easy to assemble. Feedback wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Well constructed & easy to assemble” .

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Its Design is Not

Twenty owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was smooth. Five years ago expert website Kitguru.net said “The VG278HE – which sports a 1080p resolution, nVidia 3D Vision support and a whopping 144hz refresh rate for super smooth 3D gaming”. Rashattack scored it 7 stars and said “144Hz looks super smooth” in their Asus VG278 review. Sam rated it 7 stars and he mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “The best monitor money can buy! It is Super Clear and so smooth”.

Eleven customers who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Willo46 mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Nice looking monitor” in their review of this PC monitor. Four years ago Scooby said in their review of this PC monitor “Out of the box monitor picture is pretty darn bad -Connectors are fairly limited with only 1 HDMI”. Scott W he said on Amazon “Beautiful picture and my games look amazing @ 144hz! Of you have a powerful rig, get this to show what your rig can really do!” in his review of this PC monitor.

Seven people considered that it was well designed. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor four years ago “Its design is not”. Scooby wrote “Monitor design is pretty nice -No Dead Pixels -Native 120hz/144hz looks great” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a score of 4 stars. Dean Simpson wrote two years ago “The 144hz really helps with overall gaming, has good colours and very lovely design, bo problems at all, good for gaming, good for films” and gave the product a rating of 10 stars.

Three people who bought the product said that it was neat. Webber303 said four years ago “Overall this is a tidy portable gaming console at 2/3 price of a Vita” and gave the product a score of 7 stars. Femcrusader said on Amazon two years ago “Be neat with it though” and rated it 7 stars. Jamie Thompson said in his review of this PC monitor “The base also includes a handy cable tidy, which is useful when rotating the monitor as it prevents cables from being pulled out”.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-two people who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was good quality. Wombat gave it a score of 9 stars and wrote in their Asus VG278 review “Top quality monitor”. Mr. S. D. Pearson said “I do mainly gaming and it is quality”. Scott W wrote “Bought this about 6 months ago and, after a few tips on getting the best picture quality from reddit, I am stunned with it”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Five owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was heavy and bulky. T. Brookes said on Amazon “Great for games, 100% worth the seemingly hefty price tag” in their Asus VG278 review. T. Brookes also wrote “This is totally worth the seemingly hefty price tag if you play a lot of games especially” in their review. Mr. Lee Mcgeorge wrote “You'll notice it in heavy gameplay” in his Asus VG278 review.

Three customers who purchased it mentioned that it was thin. Skudds mentioned in their review of the Asus VG278 on Amazon “It has a very sleek design and thin screen”. Little John ^_^ said on Amazon “For a monitor it has a thin to medium sized border, quality is excellent from design to actual use” in their review of the Asus VG278.

One owner who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was thick. One person who purchased this PC monitor said that it was a good size. J gave it a rating of 7 stars and wrote on Amazon “This monitor is the ideal size for my desk” in their Asus VG278 review.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers visipax prvg278hv, visipax vg278hv, visipax m3045v, asus 1920x1080, asus vg278hv, asus vg278hr, asus vg278he, 1920x1080p
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