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5 Reasons For
We checked 11,099 user and expert reviews for Asus PC screens and found that on average Asus has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Asus VX278Q has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC displays of this age and type also have a built-in speaker(s).
It may also be worth considering one of the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including a cheaper PC display such as the HP EliteDisplay E221c[plb_2895033_price], or the iiyama XUB2490HS-B1[plb_3069769_price] or you might consider a better rated PC display such as the Asus VX279H[plb_3451002_price].
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This PC display has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found supported graphics resolutions on flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago.
Has Six Cables Includeds
The number of cables included found on the Asus VX278Q is more than most comparable spec PC screens that have been around for more than a year. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC screens of this spec and age. The cables includeds "Audio (3.5mm)", "DisplayPort", "HDMI", "HDMI-DVI" and "VGA" are also found on this LCD screen.
Very Fast Response Time
The Asus VX278Q has a quite fast response time (only 1 millisecond) compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the VX278Q. Across all the PC screens of this type and age the response times range from 1ms to 25ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.
8 Reasons Against
Price Increase of £37.66
The price of the VX278Q has increased by £37.66 in the last 11 days.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus VX278Q does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other PC displays that are a similar age to the VX278Q also do not have a built-in camera.
The Asus VX278Q is not 3D. Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VX278Q are also not 3D.
If you are looking for a PC screen that is 3D then you might also want to consider the LG 24MP47[plb_2768374_price] which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The Asus VX278Q does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age also do not have a card reader integrated.
+5 More reasons against
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal
With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 170 degrees, the Asus VX278Q has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the VX278Q. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VX278Q is 18°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.
Quite High Power Consumption (off)
The Asus VX278Q has a quite high power consumption (off) (0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other PC screens of this spec and age. The lowest power consumption (off) of comparable spec PC displays that were released one year ago is 0.005W and the highest is 350W.
2 Other reasons to consider the Asus VX278Q
OK Running Costs
The VX278Q is typical compared to the other 486 flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VX278Q is £50.
Released Over a Year Ago
This LCD screen was released over a year ago.
1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
0.311 x 0.311
Display Colour Count
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
16.78 million colours
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Built-In USB Hub
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Colour of Product
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Thin Client Installed
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
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Power Consumption (typical)
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AC Input Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Input Voltage
24, 100, 100-240, 240
Operating Temperature (T-T)
20 - 5
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
AC, DisplayPort, HDMI, HDMI, DVI, VGA
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Total running cost over 5 years
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Asus VX278Quses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
Previous and future annual running costs of the Asus VX278Q assuming future electricity price inflation of 0.0600% per year. Edit inflation assumptions