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Asus VG278HR

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Asus VG278
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A fully featured and award winning 27" LCD screen, with satisfactory running costs but representing only moderate value for money
27" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 50000000:1 Yes Jul 2012
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Asus VG278 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Asus VG278 number 42 in 3D monitors.
87
Reviews
532 Reviews + 3 Awards
51
Value for Money
Average
85
Features
Fully-Featured
60
Age
5 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£79 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has very good user reviews but ok expert reviews. 95% of buyers recommended this LCD screen to others. This PC monitor has received three awards including a "Silver" from Elektroniktest.dk and a "Value for Money" from Play3r.net. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC monitors with better features are available. However this Asus PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2018.
The VG278 has running costs of £79 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,255 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving LCD screens.
Customers report good technical features, excellent design and that it is robust. However they also report inferior battery life.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
Very fast response time
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Has an audio output
144Hz rapid refresh rate with 2ms response time
50,000,000:1 ASUS smart contrast ratio
Full HD 1080p support
Splendid video intelligence technology
Ergonomic design

Should You Buy it Now?

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Asus VG278 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Three Industry Awards

The editors of two expert review sites both endorsed this PC screen. The editor of review website Elektroniktest.dk decided that this Asus PC display was very good and gave it a "Silver" award and it received a "Value for Money" award from website Play3r.net who decided it was good value for money.

One additional expert review site said that this PC screen was very good. This was from Kitguru.net who gave it an "Worth Considering".

Average Expert Reviews

This Asus PC monitor has an average expert rating of 66% based on 31 expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, T3.com and PC Mag.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this PC display rated it as 88%. 294 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this PC monitor either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Sub-Standard Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it did not have a good battery life.

Asus PC Screens Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 42,619 owner and expert reviews (including 6,335 verified purchases) for Asus flatpanel monitors and found that on average Asus has very good reviews compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Asus flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Users Report Excellent Design

Nine owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth, eight owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking and two customers who reviewed the product said that it was neat. two customers agreed that this PC monitor was well designed.

Customers Report That it is Robust

10 owners who purchased it agreed that it was well made and two customers concluded that the Asus VG278 was strong and durable.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

11 people who purchased it considered that it was easy to use the menus and three owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

  • That is the poor interface and it lacks an easily accessible way of cycling through input devices…
    Jack (Amazon.co.uk) - August 2015
  • Not take up much space, only issue was the volume controls on the monitor were part of the monitor control menu would have been nice as separate buttons…
  • As with most monitors you will need to tinker around with the settings to get the best results from the screen The adjustments to set it how you like are very functional as well allowing landscape…
  • Some messing around with the monitor controls quickly gets it perfectly set and is quite easy to do, stand is just the right size to hold the monitor securely…
  • One of the best monitors you can currently buy! Very easy to use and the response time…
  • The menu system is easy to use…
    Gina (Amazon.co.uk) - January 2014
  • It took my literally less than 10 minutes to find more appropriate settings on-line…
    Mike (Amazon.co.uk) - October 2014
  • Found for me the best settings were as follows…
  • Easy to set up and looks great…
  • The only issue is that the presets are pretty bad and you will need to go online and find out what settings to fine tune as it results in much better picture quality…

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Two customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good size.

  • Nice size does everything it said it would, Good quality, love the glossy finish…
  • Down sides are that it runs very hot and it is quite heavy…
  • This monitor is the ideal size for my desk…
    J (Amazon) - January 2015
  • For a monitor it has a thin to medium sized border, quality is excellent from design to actual use…
  • The base is heavy with a carousel style base meaning you can turn your monitor around 90 degrees with ease…
  • The height adjustment is too loose, any slight pressure or weight applied will cause the screen to instantly drop, so mounting anything on top of the screen is a no go…

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

27 people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

10 owners who reviewed the Asus VG278 wrote that it had good colour saturation, seven owners reckoned that it had good picture quality and five owners mentioned in their reviews that it had clear images. three people who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it had image ghosting and two owners considered that it had a good refresh rate.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

18 people who purchased this PC monitor thought it was good value for money.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

Play3r.net highlighted in their review that this flatpanel monitor was great for its price.

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at [price] it is more expensive than 86% of PC monitors.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the VG278 is £79, which is typical compared to the other 3,255 flatpanel monitors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This PC display has been on the market since July 2012.

Features

1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors.

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Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The Asus VG278's display diagonal of 27" is bigger than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is bigger than 72% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature. Flatpanel monitors have display diagonals of between 3.5" and 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".

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Very Fast Response Time

The Asus VG278's response time of only 2ms is faster than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the fastest 9% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature. The response times of flatpanel monitors range from 1ms to 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.

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Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Asus VG278's horizontal viewing angle of 170° is relatively standard compared to most other PC screens. It is wider than 62% of all PC screens when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angles of PC screens range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The vertical viewing angle of the Asus VG278 of only 160° is in the narrowest 34% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Audio Output

The Asus VG278 has an audio output, unlike 87% of PC displays which do not have an audio output.

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Has an HDMI

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

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3D

The Asus VG278 is 3D. 98% of PC monitors are not 3D.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

visipax prvg278hv, visipax vg278hv, asus 1920x1080, visipax m3045v, asus vg278hr, asus vg278he, asus vg278hv

Barcodes:

00012300421904, 00014445040514, 00014445256137, 00115970723979, 00163120797035, 00632608719635, 00690590522930, 00734911160804, 00779184371724, 00801947281138, 00804067723144, 00804904217287, 00805100141604, 00807030506782, 00807320194323, 00808114325190, 00809186282497, 00809385677377, 00886227160143, 00886227206193, 00889349332054, 04053162935273, 04056572597390, 04716659160144, 04716659217787, 05054629136553, 08862272061934

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