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Asus MG278Q PC Monitor

pcper.com Silver HEXUS.net Recommended kitguru.net Must Have hardware.info Excellent itc.ua Recommended
27" 100000000:1 LCD Aug 2015
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
The MG278Q gaming display is built for victory in the professional gaming arena, and features a WQHD panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms fast response time. Its ergonomic design, together with... More
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16 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

Amongst medium monitors that were released more than a year ago, this LCD screen is one of the most awarded by experts in PC monitors.

The reviewers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this PC display. HEXUS.net and Itc.ua both gave this LCD screen a "Recommended" award.

This flatpanel monitor received a "Silver" from Pcper.com who said that this medium monitor was great.

Kitguru.net gave this LCD screen a "Must Have" award and it received an "Excellent" award from Hardware.info.

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Expert review website kitguru.net scored this flatpanel monitor 90%. This means that experts think this Asus PC screen is one of the better LCD screens of this age and type.

User Reviews Are Good

MG278Q owners on average rated this PC monitor 81%.

Robust

A few customers who bought this PC monitor said that it was strong and durable.

A few customers considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. L wrote on Amazon in October “The worst of which was on the front, upon opening the box I discovered that the monitor screen was facing exactly where the damage was” nonetheless they gave this PC monitor a score of 3 stars. This month Lookagain said “The fact that it broke so quickly, I just couldn't replace it” in their review nonetheless they only scored the product 2 stars.

One Asus MG278Q reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Asus MG278Q was well made. Pen Name said on Amazon “Excellent screen, good build quality with good adjustments for tilt, height etc”.

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Good Product Quality

A few people who purchased the Asus MG278Q considered that it was good quality. Alex Hopkins mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Great quality picture; very useful mobility (rotation, height adjustment); size is great; screen settings are easy to navigate”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon last year “Excellent screen quality with plenty of different screen options”. Boris scored the product 4 stars and he said “Monitor is of very good build quality - a sturdy plastic, certainly feels quite premium as it should at this price range” in his Asus MG278Q review.

Asus Flatpanel Monitors Have Good Reviews

Based on 12,930 owner and expert reviews, Asus has good ratings for its PC screens. Asus also has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers.

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Easy to Use

Some Asus MG278Q reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said in their review “Very easy to set up” . Some Asus MG278Q owners who bought it mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Lookagain wrote this year “The settings are easy to navigate” in their review but despite that they only rated the Asus MG278Q 2 stars.

Good Size

A number of Asus MG278Q owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good height.

One Asus MG278Q owner concluded that it was thick. L wrote in their review of the Asus MG278Q “I noticed on a few occasions that the monitor would look as if it was tearing, several thick white-ish fuzzy lines would appear on the display”.

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Nice Design

A few Asus MG278Q reviewers who bought the product thought it was good looking. Odd Duck Reviews said this month “Beautiful monitor and picture” and rated it as excellent. Tomshardware.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “We don't hate TN monitors by any means and the latest panels look pretty good.” .

Good Picture Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. In October L said “Good colours and viewing angles for a TN display”. One customer who bought it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Boris wrote on Amazon this year “Gaming is very good on this monitor - I am using a Nvidia based graphics card and no problems have been found yet”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Asus MG278Q has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Philips BDM3270QP, and the Acer XB270H ($456.99) which has better reviews; or the Asus MG279Q ($436.99) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the MG278Q have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Asus MG278Q which has two HDMI ports.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

Similar spec PC displays that came out more than a year ago have maximum height adjustments of between 20mm and 180mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm. The Asus MG278Q has a fairly high maximum height adjustment (150 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released one year ago.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus MG278Q has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age. Medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MG278Q have display brightness of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Asus MG278Q is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The worst resolution of all LCD screens that were released more than a year ago is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Very Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the MG278Q is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the Asus MG278Q has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MG278Q.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The Asus MG278Q is a two USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the MG278Q have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Asus MG278Q does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been available for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most LCD screens of this type and age are not 3D compatible. The Asus MG278Q is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Samsung S29E790C.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Asus MG278Q does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens of a similar type and age to it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus MG278Q is a two USB 3.0 port PC display.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The Asus MG278Q has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included DisplayPort and HDMI are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

At only 160 degrees, the Asus MG278Q has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the MG278Q. The vertical viewing angles of similar spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the MG278Q range from 10° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

PC displays of a similar spec and age to the MG278Q have horizontal viewing angles of between 18° and 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the Asus MG278Q has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the MG278Q.

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Heavy

The lightest PC display of a similar age and type to the MG278Q is 2.3g weight, the heaviest is 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg. With a weight of 7.7 kilograms, the Asus MG278Q is quite heavy compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When Off

The Asus MG278Q has a fairly high power consumption when off (0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and type to the MG278Q. The lowest power consumption when off of similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the MG278Q is 0.005W, the highest is 350W, and the average power consumption when off is 1.6W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus MG278Q

Released Over a Year Ago

This PC display has been on the market for over a year.

LCD Display Type

The Asus MG278Q has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

Flatpanel monitors with a better display type that might be worth looking at include the Samsung S29E790C (LED and cheaper), or the Benq BL2420U ($399.00) (LED and cheaper) or the Acer XB270H ($456.99) (LED and higher rated).

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Average Width

The Asus MG278Q has a pretty typical width (625 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the MG278Q.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 625mm wide LCD screens currently available including the Asus MG279Q ($436.99) which is cheaper.

If you are not bothered about having a wider width then you might also want to consider the Benq BL2420U ($399.00) (563.2mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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5 Awards

pcper.com Silver HEXUS.net Recommended kitguru.net Must Have hardware.info Excellent itc.ua Recommended

Expert Reviews

(11)
30 December 2015

ASUS has pretty much covered all of its bases for variable refresh rate monitors. If you want a low cost FreeSync display with a TN screen they have it with the MG278Q. If are willing to pay more...

Pcper.com

20 December 2015

We don't hate TN monitors by any means and the latest panels look pretty good, but we still prefer IPS. In this case, the MG278Q matches its more-expensive stablemate in every area except for...

20 December 2015

Recently we checked out Asus' MG279Q, a stunning-looking 27-inch IPS gaming monitor with FreeSync, 144Hz and a premium price. Today we're reviewing a cheaper alternative -- the TN-based... Read more…

31 July 2015

Final pricing on the Asus MG278Q is yet to be confirmed but it's positioned to sell for less than the IPS-based MG279Q that currently retails for £470 here in the UK. Expect an approximate etail...

HEXUS.net

27 July 2015

As we would expect, the Asus MG278Q is better for AMD Freesync gaming than the MG279Q. That said the MG279Q incorporates an IPS panel so overall picture quality is higher. That's not to say the...

Kitguru.net

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 by Pen Name
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent screen, good build quality with good adjustments for tilt, height etc. Came with all the cables except audio. The default colour, contrast settings I found were not great but after a bit... Read more…

Reviewed 29 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent...

Reviewed 28 June 2016 by Odd Duck Reviews
(Verified Purchase)

Beautiful monitor and picture. The High Rez + Freesync means a consistently decent picture/frame rate without having to tax the GPU by double rendering with vsync, so no latency. If you are... Read more…

Reviewed 9 June 2016 by Luke Le Gallais
(Verified Purchase)

Great quality materials and output. I run this on a high spec gaming PC and work perfectly. Would recommend.

Reviewed 7 June 2016 by LookAgain
(Verified Purchase)

When I first received the monitor my, oh my, was it a mighty big box! The packaging is great and the selection of cables will sure make you happy. Setting up the monitor is simple, you simply... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $47.82
Electricity cost when on standby $2.35
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Total running cost over 5 years $50.17
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus tn144, asus mg278, code mg278, pumps mg278, asus mg278q, code mg278q, apple mg278, asus tn144h, apple mg278q, asus tn144hz, asus 350cdm2, pumps mg278q, asus bs4cza00, asus dvidp2xh, asus bs4czs00, apple 350cdm2, asus 2560x1440, asus dvidp2xhd, apple 2560x1440, asus dvidp2xhdm, asus dvidp2xhdmi, hpdellapple mg278, asus dvidp2xhdmis, asus dvidp2xhdmisp, hpdellapple mg278q, asus 90lm01s0b01170, asus dvidp2xhdmispe, asus dvidp2xhdmispea, asus dvidp2xhdmispeak, asus dvidp2xhdmispeake
Barcodes 00889349087664, 00889349099322, 04053162944152, 04054842098653, 04712900087666, 05054629860854, 05057103049455

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