Asus PB278Q reviews and prices: : 27" Monitor

55 customer reviews

This monitor is a good all rounder.

£280 – £473 at 2 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

8.9 out of 10 based on 55 reviews.
Asus PB278Q: 27" 1440 x 2560 LCD screen with HDMI and Loudspeakers function. See full product description
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Most helpful reviews

Ben, Northallerton IT Consultant

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great image quality, no dead pixels, bright and sharp, no buzzing or squealing, excellent for the price.

No backlight bleed - (I had 2 dell's that both got returned to a different supplier because of that very reason)
Bad points:
Controls are fiddely but I haven't yet found a monitor with good controls

Stand horizontal rotation done in a kinda cheap way but works on a smooth surface.
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Oct 2013

Neal, Dovercourt Computer nerd?

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
You can read all the reviews and watch all the youtube stuff until you get totally confused as to which 27" monitor is the best - but it really comes down to only 2 : the Dell or the Asus, right? I honestly don't think there is much between them but with a little nudge from Linus I decided on the Asus. I can only say with all honesty that it is just FANTASTIC! So it's up to you... (but go for the Asus!!)
Bad points:
errr...none!
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Jun 2013

JAMES, LIVERPOOL

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
BEST 27" SCREEN ON THE MARKET
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Jul 2014

Samuel, Newton-le-Willows First time computer builder

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very nice monitor. Some say it looks cheap, but I think it looks good. Not quite Apple or Samsung "Beautiful", but good none the less. Picture quality is very nice. Size is perfect. Comes with ALL cables!
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Feb 2014

Thomas,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture quality

Really easy to set up

The pixel density is just insane
Bad points:
None as of yet
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Apr 2014

Pawel, gaming enthusiast

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
excellent image quality
high pixel density
a range of configuration options
simple yet solid design
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Dec 2013

Ian, Sheffield IT Professional

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent colour reproduction
Ghosting to a minimum for games
Bad points:
Very plastic construction
Weak buttons with flaky action
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 6.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Jan 2014

This Asus PB278Q is reviewed on Expert Reviews

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 27
Type of screen LCD
Extra functions Loudspeakers
Connections DVI
Connections VGA
Connections HDMI
Response time (Milliseconds) 5
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 80000000
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 2560
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1440
Brightness (Candela per square metre) 300
Dot pitch (Millimetres) 0.233
Horizontal frequency (Kilohertz) 89
Vertical frequency (Hertz) 75
Reflection angle 178
Certification standard TCO 5.2
Certification standard No
Release date 2012-10-31

Also known as: PB278Q

 

Manufacturer's Description

Envision bigger with 2560 × 1440 WQHD, packing four times the pixel density of 720p! New premium 16:9 wide-format PB278Q LED displays afford 178° wide viewing angles for better productivity, opening extra multitasking space to fit more windows and projects on-screen. ASUS exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, QuickFit Virtual Scale, and 100% sRGB fidelity ensure reality-defining colour and image accuracy, giving you true “what you imagine is what you create” power. HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, and dual-link DVI support WQHD natively, accentuated by room-dominating audio via twin 3W speakers. To help you stay naturally focused, ergonomic design includes tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment, plus streamlined cabling that keeps clutter off your desktop.
The PB278Q features a 16:9 aspect ratio and a LED-backlit 27” WQHD display that provides 109 pixels per inch (PPI), resulting in high quality 2560 × 1440 visuals – equalling four times the resolution of standard 720p sets. It allows users to view greater image detail and do more with an onscreen footprint larger than that of standard displays. The screen’s 109PPI density means there are 109 RGB matrices within one inch. Generally, the more pixels a display has, the more lighting (or power) those pixels require to achieve the best visuals. However, with advanced LED backlighting on the PB278Q, power and energy savings are no longer compromised, while better visuals are assured.

The ASUS PB278Q provides an ultra-wide 178° viewing angle on both horizontal and vertical planes, thereby minimizing onscreen colour shift even when viewed from extreme angles. With its WQHD display, you enjoy 77% more desktop space than a full HD screen to spread out your windows and palettes. It is also about 25% sharper than a generic 27” full HD display, delivering ultra-smooth visuals thanks to 5ms (GTG) response time. This ensures you get lag-free experiences in movies and gaming, with the latter looking more vivid, with all in-game details shown in true colour. The ASUS PB278Q is undoubtedly your best choice for work and play.

The PB278Q features a host of connectivity options that include HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, and dual-link DVI for native WQHD, plus D-sub for full HD 1080p content transmission. Twin built-in 3W speakers provide quality audio for a completely immersive home theatre experience.

With 80,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) and 300cd/m² brightness, the PB278Q enhances display contrast and sharpness by adjusting backlight luminance to achieve the deepest black tones and brightest whites, resulting in extra-clear visuals that truly come to life.

ASUS includes its exclusive QuickFit Virtual Scale feature with the PB278Q, allowing you to preview photos and documents on-screen in their actual size prior to printing. It can be activated via a monitor hotkey, and serves as a highly useful guide to accurately view and edit photos in their native size.

Driven by a precision colour engine that automatically analyses and determines the nature of your current task, Splendid™ Video Intelligence Technology adjusts display parameters accordingly to ensure colour accuracy and image fidelity. Six present modes (scenery, theatre, sRGB, standard, and two user-customizable modes) can be quickly selected via a designated hotkey.

The PB278Q offers a highly ergonomic and smart design that comes with tilt, pivot, swivel, and height adjustments to ensure an always-comfortable viewing and usage experience. Its smart cable management further promotes clutter-free spaces for work and enjoyment.

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