Asus PB278 vs Asus PB278Q vs Asus PB287

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Asus PB278
Asus PB278Q
Asus PB287

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The Asus PB278 has a vertical viewing angle of 178°° (as does the Asus PB278Q), but the Asus PB287 is only a 160°° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
5% wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Asus PB278 is a 178°° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB278Q. That's 8° wider than the Asus PB287 (170°°).
Higher RMS rated audio power Edit
The Asus PB278 is a 5WW RMS rated audio power PC monitor. That's 2W higher than the Asus PB278Q (4WW) and 1W higher than the Asus PB287 (4WW). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

5 Reasons For
11% wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The Asus PB278Q has a vertical viewing angle of 178°° (as does the Asus PB278), however the Asus PB287 is only a 160°° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
Wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Asus PB278Q is a 178°° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB278. That's 8° wider than the Asus PB287 (170°°).
Cheaper by $1
The Asus PB278Q costs $1 less than the Asus PB278 and costs $61 less than the Asus PB287.
Marginally better expert reviews
Based on 48 expert reviews, the average review score of the Asus PB278Q is 84%, however the average rating of the Asus PB287 is 81% (based on 73 reviews).
Better user reviews
Based on 285 user reviews, the average review score of the Asus PB278Q is 91%, however the average rating of the Asus PB278 is 77% (based on 31 reviews) and the average rating of the Asus PB287 is 82% (based on 262 reviews).
4 Reasons For
4% bigger screen size Edit
The Asus PB287 is a 28"" PC monitor. That's 1" bigger than the Asus PB278 and the Asus PB278Q (28""). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Four times faster response time Edit
The Asus PB287 has a response time of 1msms, but the Asus PB278 and the Asus PB278Q are both 5msms response time PC monitors (4ms slower). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Asus PB287 has two HDMI ports, however the Asus PB278Q only has one HDMI port.
Nine more awards
The Asus PB287 has 21 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Asus PB278Q has 12 awards.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
4% smaller screen size Edit
The Asus PB278 is a 27"" PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB278Q. That's 1" smaller than the Asus PB287 (28""). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Significantly slower response time Edit
The Asus PB278 has a response time of 5msms (as does the Asus PB278Q), whereas the Asus PB287 is a 1msms response time PC monitor (4ms faster). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

One less HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Asus PB278 is one (as does the Asus PB278Q), but the Asus PB287 only has two HDMI ports.
More expensive by $1
The Asus PB278 is $1 more expensive than the Asus PB278Q.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Asus PB278 only has an average user score of 77%, but the Asus PB278Q has an average user rating of 91% (based on 285 reviews) and the Asus PB287 has an average user rating of 82% (based on 262 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Asus PB278Q is a 27"" PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB278. That's 1" smaller than the Asus PB287 (28""). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

4ms slower response time Edit
The Asus PB278Q has a response time of 5msms (as does the Asus PB278), but the Asus PB287 is a 1msms response time PC monitor (4ms faster). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

One less HDMI port Edit
The Asus PB278Q has one HDMI port (as does the Asus PB278), however the Asus PB287 only has two HDMI ports.
67% lower RMS rated audio power Edit
The Asus PB278Q is a 3WW RMS rated audio power PC monitor. That's 2W lower than the Asus PB278 (4WW) and 1W lower than the Asus PB287 (4WW). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

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Older by over one year
The Asus PB278Q is 22 months older than the Asus PB278 and 19 months older than the Asus PB287.
Nine less awards
The Asus PB278Q has only received 12 awards, whereas the Asus PB287 has received 21 awards.
9 Reasons Against
12% narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Asus PB287 has a vertical viewing angle of 160°°, however the Asus PB278 and the Asus PB278Q are both 178°° vertical viewing angle PC monitors (18° wider).
5% narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Asus PB287 is a 170°° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° narrower than the Asus PB278 and the Asus PB278Q (170°°).
One less DVI port Edit
The number of DVI ports on the Asus PB287 is , but the Asus PB278Q only has one DVI port.
1W lower RMS rated audio power Edit
The Asus PB287 is a 4WW RMS rated audio power PC monitor. That's 1W lower than the Asus PB278 (4WW) and 1W higher than the Asus PB278Q (4WW). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

More expensive by $61
The Asus PB287 is $60 more expensive than the Asus PB278 and $61 more expensive than the Asus PB278Q.
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Older by three months
The Asus PB287 is three months older than the Asus PB278.
Expert review Rating is marginally Worse
The Asus PB287's average expert score is 81%, however the Asus PB278Q 's is 84% (based on 48 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Asus PB287's average user score is 82%, however the Asus PB278Q 's is 91% (based on 285 reviews).

Awards

No awards found 12 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
chinese.vr-zone.com: Editor's Choice
datormagazin.se: Recommended
elektroniktest.dk: Silver
ferra.ru: Best Product
Good Gear Guide.com.au: Editor's Choice
hardware.info: Silver Award
hothardware.com: Recommended
noticias3d.com: Good Choice
overclock3d.net: Gold Award
technopat.net: Performance Award
uk.hardware.info: Silver
21 Awards
alphr.com: Recommended (A List)
altomdata.dk: Test Winner
awardfabrik.de: Golden Wheel
chip.com.my: Recommended
goldfries.com: Recommended Hardware
hardware.info: Excellent
hispazone.com: Recommended Product
itwriter.ru: Recommended
kitguru.net: Must Have
legitreviews.com: Recommended
overclock3d.net: Gold Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
techno-labs.com: Good Design
tek.no: Recommended
tomshardware.co.uk: Smart Buy
tomshardware.com: Smart Buy
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
tweaktown.com: Editor's Choice
ua.gecid.com: Gamer's Choice
uk.hardware.info: Gold
vido.com.ua: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Display

Screen Size
27" 27" 28"
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Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 100000000:1
 100000000:1
 100000000:1
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Display Type
 LED
 LED
 LED
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Graphics Resolution
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
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HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
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Digital Vertical Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 75 30 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 89 24 - 99
Viewable Size Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 684.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 75 Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 89 Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.233 x 0.233 0.16 x 0.16
Display Colour Count
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1,073.7M
Vertical Viewing Angle
178°
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178°
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160°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178°
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178°
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170°
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 300 cd/m² 300 cd/m²
Response Time
5ms 5ms 1ms
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Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
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 16:9
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Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
1 1 1
HDMI Port
1 1 2
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DVI-D Port
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
1
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1
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Multimedia

RMS Rated Audio Power
5W
BEST
3W 4W
Loudspeaker
2 2 2

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

Tilt Angle
20 - -5 -5 - 20 20 - -5

Power

Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption When Off
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
30W
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60W 60W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W 0.5W
Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 TCO
 RoHS
 TCO
 RoHS
 TCO

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
11kg 12kg 10.6kg
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Packaging Height
470mm 470mm 465mm
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Packaging Depth
224mm 224mm 224mm
Packaging Width
755mm
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755mm
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764mm
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height With Stand
552.3mm 552.3mm 414mm
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Depth With Stand
218mm
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218mm
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220.06mm
Width With Stand
643mm
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643mm
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660mm
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 7.9kg
Height
386.2mm 386.2mm 380.67mm
Depth
69.6mm 69.6mm 63.55mm
Width
643mm 643mm 660.26mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 VGA
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
 AC
 VGA
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
 AC
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 VGA
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
 AC
BEST
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