Asus VG278H reviews and prices: : 27" Monitor

23 customer reviews

+ This monitor has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on compatibility.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 23 reviews.
Asus VG278H: 27" 1080 x 1920 LCD screen with DVI Interface and Loudspeakers function. See full product description
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Benjamin, Ipswich Experienced IT Systems Builder

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Extremely clear and big. The menu system is easy to navigate and the 3d transmitter and glasses add more fun to compatible games unfortunately i have a amd system so its not compatible with it but my friend who has the same screen and is running it which i have used works very well and is easy to setup.
Bad points:
Its a bit heavy and the headphone jack cant be used by a 90 degree piece only straight.
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Jul 2012

Alexander, Abingdon 34 year old male

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent for 3D gaming, 1 pair 3D glasses included, no seperate IR emmiter required. The glasses hold their charge for a good 30 hours or so, which is great - and you can wear them and continue using them whilst they charge up. OSD setup isnt too complicated. Screen is matt so no distracting reflections. Very smooth motion at 120Hz. A good firm base, no rocking that ive noticed.Reasonably good viewing angle (you wont notice in normal use, its very bright and clear). A wholly immersive 3D experience for games, Im very impressed with this monitor!
Asus offer their own warranty, which is reassuring - Ive not had any issues with any asus tech before, but the screen arrived and has no dead pixels - though it was a little glitchy on first use, but there has been no problems since. (probably the fault of my previous display.) If you are tempted to go for a cheap large display, forget about it - get this instead or something similar. If you can spare the cash - you'll realise you'll get what you pay for in the long run even if this option seems quite dear.
Bad points:
Quite costly, despite the inclusion of the 3D glasses and built in emitter. Colour reproduction is a little fiddly to set up - I like to have all three of my displays look the same, (I have two multisync NEC monitors in portrait mode) and the built in settings aren't the most accurate colour profiles - avoid this monitor if you're a graphic designer and not using it for gaming. Getting the knack of the nvidia 3d settings is a little tricky at first, but thats not the monitors fault - Just remember to disable the 3d when youre finished gaming or between restarts. If you do plenty of photo editing, this is not the monitor for you. If you're a gamer and dont mind spending the money for this monitor, knowing in a couple of years cheaper maybe better alternatives will be along, then you wont be disappointed... if you want a bargain, I would wait. Alternatively wait for some kind of IPS / TN hybrid panel.
Overall rating 8.0
How easy to set-up 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Oct 2012

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Score 7.0/10
Good points:
3D experiance is fantastic. No percievable crosstalk once the contrast is set right. Only instance where it is able to be seen is for example if you look at a black building against white clouds in the background, you see its faint outline
120Hz is nice. Provides smooth 120FPS experience (though 3D is limited to 60FPS).
Inbuild emitter stops desk clutter
3D Vision Lightboost is a brilliant feature. Turning it off makes everything look dark and is awkward to look at even in a dark room. Lightboost just makes it like your not wearing glasses.
The second gen glasses aren't perticularly heavy and fit well over headphones.
Bezels are nice shiny plastic.
Matte screen so you don't see reflections of whats behind you. Personally find this annoying on other displays.
2ms response rate is exellent.
Bad points:
Backlight bleed around edges was perticularly bad on the one I recieved, very distracting when watching movies with bars on the top and bottom.
Colour/Gradient banding
OSD is difficult to get around. Not that big a deal since it allows you to set profiles if your the kind of person that uses different settings frequently.
Glasses pick up scratches extremely easily. Even using a damp microfibre cloth and blowing debris off them before you touch the lenses, you'll scratch them. Avoid the temptation to clean them unless they're mucky enough for you to not be able to see out of them properly.
Basically, don't buy this if you don't have alot of interest in 3D. Theres much better for the price.

Overall rating 7.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Oct 2012

Damien, Manchester Frequent gamer

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Big clear screen, excellent 3d, good build quality
Bad points:
Expensive, better quality screen would be nice for the size i.e. higher resolution, better viewing angles.
Overall rating 6.0
How easy to set-up 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 May 2012

Vladyslav,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It works with AMD (ATI) cards thru HDMI 1.4
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Dec 2012

Andrew, Berks I'm a gamer

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
- Bright clear display
- 3D just works. Makes the screen look like a window rather than a monitor
- Glasses don't pinch
Bad points:
- Still get ghosting in high contrast scenes in games like X3, Skyrim
- Clunky on-screen controls
Overall rating 7.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Oct 2012

James,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great quality screen, 3D gaming on PC is amazing. Easy to set up, speakers supriseingly quite good.
Bad points:
It's quite expensive and there is cheaper models out, but it's the best of the ones I've used.
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 May 2013

This Asus VG278H is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 27
Type of screen LCD
Extra functions Loudspeakers
Connections DVI Interface
Connections VGA
Response time (Milliseconds) 2
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 50000000
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 1920
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Brightness (Candela per square metre) 300
Horizontal frequency (Kilohertz) 140
Vertical frequency (Hertz) 122
Reflection angle 170
 

Manufacturer's Description

Enter an immersive 3D full HD 1080p world of games and movies with the VG278H. Through the use of the world’s first NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ 2 glasses technology, it instantly takes you into another dimension – transforming all your gaming experiences and movies to 3D. With its new technology, it delivers twice sharper 3D images than conventional 3D technology. There are more than five hundreds popular PC game titles* currently compatible with the NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Kit.

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