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Asus PB278Q PC Monitor

27" 80000000:1 643mm Jun 2014
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Built-In Speaker Width Release Date
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Asus PB278QR user impressions and quasi review (new for 2015)
Asus PB278QR & PB278Q 2014 Review: Semi-Glosy 2560x1440p Flicker Free AHVA

14 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Average

Based on 52 user reviews this LCD screen has an average user rating of 77 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Several Asus PB278 owners who reviewed the Asus PB278 thought it was good quality. A few weeks ago Guitarist said on Amazon “I just love the quality of the 4K” in their review. Jason France rated this PC monitor as excellent and he mentioned on Amazon “Excellent quality monitor”. Strawberry Blonde mentioned on Amazon two years ago “A LED-backlit 27” WQHD display that provides 109 pixels per inch (PPI), resulting in high quality 2560 x 1440 visuals thus giving four times the resolution of standard 720p sets”.

Good Picture Quality

Several Asus PB278 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Aurazor said on Amazon “Images are bright, colours are pure” and rated it as excellent. Azeem mentioned in their review of the Asus PB278 in November last year “Colours are decent, not as good as I've seen on my Dell Ultrasharps” yet they gave this PC monitor a rating of 2 stars. Christian R mentioned “Very good display, great colours” in his review.

Some Asus PB278 owners wrote in their reviews that the Asus PB278 had clear images. This year Stephen wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “I spend 10 hours a day in front of my computer wirting PHP/JS and the clarity is superb” and scored it 5 stars.

Some people wrote in their reviews that the product had a flickering image. Aurazor rated the Asus PB278 as very good and wrote on Amazon last year “I have always been very demanding of my monitors, I am highly sensitive to flicker and colour shades” in their review of the Asus PB278. Dexter said two years ago “Anything positive? Yes, if I have to say, I love the "Right part" of this screen, great color, vivid, sharp and no flickering” in his review of this PC monitor.

One Asus PB278 owner who reviewed the product considered that it had image ghosting. This month Cpalmer mentioned “I've yet to see any noticeable ghosting”.

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A Top Selling PC Display

The PB278 is a popular choice amongst customers who bought LCD screens in the last 3 months.

Nice Design

Several Asus PB278 owners said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Strawberry Blonde said “I have been using for a week now & on receiving the monitor it gives a highly ergonomic & cool design with tilt”.

One Asus PB278 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Asus PB278 was good looking. G. Woodruff mentioned on Amazon “Crucially it stays flawless then it is an easy 5 star product as the image is beautiful and the response time/lag excellent”.

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Robust

Some customers who bought the product reckoned that it was well made. Last year J 'wildfire' Town gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Clean looking build, easy'ish setup options” in their review. Mr. S. Henderson wrote this month “It is working solid”. Strawberry Blonde wrote on Amazon “The monitor stand is solid, easy to assemble (twist”.

A few Asus PB278 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Two years ago Dexter mentioned on Amazon “OK, I've received the replacement today, no scratches, no lines, no dead pixels” in his review of the Asus PB278 but he rated the product 1 stars.

One Asus PB278 owner concluded that the Asus PB278 was strong and durable. Two years ago Strawberry Blonde mentioned “It's certainly is impressive, packaged very well & robust”.

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Good Brand

Medium monitors manufactured by Asus have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC displays (not just medium monitors) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Technical Features

Several customers concluded that this PC monitor had good features. Last year Christian R mentioned “I would like to be able to have more, as I don't use the unchangeable "quickfit" and "input select" features very useful, as I rarely have more than one input” in his review of this PC monitor.

Good Size

One Asus PB278 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was tight. A few weeks ago Gary H gave it an excellent rating and he said on Amazon “Only negative comment is that the inputs are a bit difficult to get to and cables are a tight fit.” in his review of this PC monitor.

Good Connectivity

One Asus PB278 owner who reviewed the Asus PB278 considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Strawberry Blonde said in their Asus PB278 review two years ago “Features a host of connectivity options that include HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2” and scored the Asus PB278 very highly.

Easy to Use

Several Asus PB278 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. A Purchaser wrote “If I wasn't fortunate enough to have spares to use I would have a useless screen” in their Asus PB278 review. Christian R scored it 4 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon last year “The built-in volume control, which is accessible only via the on-screen display controlled by the buttons on the underside of the display, should be done well”. G. Woodruff said on Amazon “Unfortunately the reliability/quality control is highly dubious”.

One Asus PB278 reviewer reckoned that the Asus PB278 was easy to assemble.

One Asus PB278 reviewer who bought it mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Paul George wrote “You can mess around & have fun with the settings as I have & love the different features on offer Reading” and gave the product an excellent rating.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer reckoned that the Asus PB278 was noisy. Christian R wrote on Amazon “Even at 1% it is very loud” in his Asus PB278 review.

Good Support

One person said in their reviews that this PC monitor had good technical guidance.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Asus PB278 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the PB278 do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker to this PC monitor and we think the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price], and the Acer B286HK[plb_2551124_price] which has better reviews; or the NEC MultiSync EA273[plb_1618349_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Asus PB278 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the PB278 also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the 272P4[pl_1489468_price], or the 271P4QPJ[pl_1445410_price] both from Philips or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most LCD screens of a similar age and type to the PB278 are not 3D compatible. The Asus PB278 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the BL2710[pl_1729060_price], or the XL2720[pl_1548412_price] both from Benq or the Acer XB280HK[plb_2431334_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago, the Asus PB278 does not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth also looking at alternative PC screens which also have an integrated card reader including the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price], the DELL U2413[plb_1565290_price], or the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price] which also has a higher rating.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus PB278

Released Over Two Years Ago

This LCD screen was released over two years ago.

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Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 by Gary h | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Was concerned at first about the light bleed and pixel comments from others, but the monitor i have works to perfection (am i lucky or did ASUS up their QC?). Anyway first class picture and i... Read more…

Reviewed 22 July 2016 by Jonathan Perkins
(Verified Purchase)

Really nice monitor. The colours are bright and rich. I haven't noticed any light bleed or dead pixels. The 1440p resolution is so much better than 1080p for this size panel! It makes the screen... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2016 by Alan M.
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant monitor, recommend highly.

Reviewed 15 June 2016 by Norbert Fuksz | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

It's a bit disappointing i was expecting more from the successor of the great Asus PB278Q however what i got was a monitor that is way worse thant the one it was supposed to replace. I have... Read more…

Reviewed 18 March 2016 by K
(Verified Purchase)

Absolutely brilliant...

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Electricity cost when switched on $37.31
Electricity cost when on standby $2.36
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Total running cost over 5 years $39.67
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00886227718559, 04053162744998, 04056572597307, 04716659718550, 05054533753068

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