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Asus PG278 PC Monitor

27" Jul 2014
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6 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Asus flatpanel monitor received a "The Choice of Gamers" award from Ua.gecid.com.

A Best Selling LCD Screen

The PG278 is a popular choice amongst customers who purchased flatpanel monitors in the last 3 months.

Asus PC Screens Have Good Reviews

Asus medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all flatpanel monitors Asus is one of the superior manufacturers.

Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus PG278 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the PG278. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the PG278 have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m².

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The Asus PG278 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the PG278 graphics resolutions range from 720 x 400 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).

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Quite Fast Response Time

The response times of medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the PG278 range from 1ms to 69ms. The Asus PG278 has one of the fastest response times (only 1 millisecond) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Asus PG278 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC screens of this spec and age.

Alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at include the Benq BL3200 ($410.99), the LG 29MA73, or the iiyama XB2779QS which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Asus PG278 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PG278 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Asus VG236, the Philips 272G5DYEB ($1,171.43), or the Samsung SMT-2232 ($702.65) which also has a higher Rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that have been available for more than two years do not have a built-in camera. The Asus PG278 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in camera and we think the C272P4, the 272P4QPJKEB ($833.35), or the 272P4 ($591.10) all from Philips which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the PG278, the Asus PG278 does not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth considering other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the U2713H ($689.99), or the UP2414Q ($839.95) both from DELL or the Acer DA220 which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus PG278 is a two USB 3.0 port PC monitor.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus PG278

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the PG278.


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