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Asus PG278Q PC Monitor

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27" LED Oct 2015
Screen Size Display Type 3D Compatible Release Date
- Crisp 27-inch, 2560 x 1440 visuals combined with fast 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, made smooth by NVIDIAG-SYNC technology- Exclusive GamePlus onscreen timer/crosshair, 60-120-144Hz... More
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ASUS PG278Q 144Hz G-Sync gaming monitor video review - Hardware.Info TV (Dutch)
ASUS SWIFT PG278Q *REAL* Unboxing in English
4Launch Review - ASUS Swift PG278Q

19 Reasons For

Thirty-Five Industry Awards

Amongst PC screens of this type and age, this PC display is one of the most awarded by PC screen experts.

This PC screen was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag, Hothardware.com, Techgage.com, Tweaktown.com, Overclockersclub.com, 3dnews.ru, Techno-labs.com and Hwp.com.tr all of whom thought that this PC display was superb.

This medium monitor was given a "Gold" award by Pcper.com, Hardware.info, Bjorn3d.com, Teknokulis.com, Xtremehardware.com, Pcgameware.co.uk and Elektroniktest.dk all of whom decided that this PC display was terrific.

The editors of Legitreviews.com, Nordichardware.se, Allround-pc.com, Vido.com.ua, Tek.no and Itwriter.ru all recommend this LCD screen and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This medium monitor was given a "Performance Award" by both Overclock3d.net and Hwa.com.tr, both of which decided that this PC screen performed well.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on thirty expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Mag, tweaktown.com and pcauthority.com.au the average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 91%. If all the medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago are ranked by average expert review score then this LCD screen is in the top 7%.

Good Owner Reviews

PG278Q owners on average rated this PC display 80%.

Robust

Some people said in their reviews that the product was well made. This year Acidx wrote “Feels like a good solid product all round” in their review. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Build is very good”. Haydn mentioned on Amazon “Viewing angles are solid” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Several Asus PG278Q owners who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable. In November Ryan gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “The build quality of this is really good, strong and sturdy” in his review of this PC monitor. A few weeks ago Toby95 said on Amazon “The stand is heavy and sturdy” in their review.

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Nice Design

Seventeen Asus PG278Q reviewers thought this PC monitor was smooth. Amun82 said on Amazon “Sweet! - gameplay is as smooth as butter- 144hz rocks - I used 60hz for years” and rated the Asus PG278Q 80 out of 100. Amun82 also said “In return you get a buttery smooth high res image that looks amazing even when in motion”. Boffinboy said on Amazon “Pros+ Motion clarity excellent at high refresh rates+ G-sync makes for extremely smooth gaming, even when framerate goes up or down+ High quality build” although they gave this PC monitor a rating of 3 stars.

Several customers who bought it said that it was good looking. Acidx wrote on Amazon “When I look at this beautiful display for hours on end, I am slowly absorbed into a softly shaded vignette as the world around me blurs” in their review. Amun82 mentioned in their review of the Asus PG278Q on Amazon “No-nonsense from the moment you take it out of the box- It looks gorgeous”. In November last year G. Woodruff said “As for the rest of the monitor, I just came from an IPS and am actually pretty impressed with this TN panel”.

Several Asus PG278Q reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was a good design. Acidx said in their review of the Asus PG278Q in November “The design is awesome” . Haydn gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned last year “The jump is so significant it feels like going from 30Hz to 60Hz.+ Design is stunning” in their review. Peter mentioned on Amazon “The resolution is great the monitor design is great the refresh rate is amazeballs just let down by very very poor quality control in my opinion”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Asus PG278Q was neat.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-two people concluded that it was good quality. Almokhtar Bukhamsin said “I point fingers to this monitor because its Awesome in quality and performance, yet infuriatingly minimalist in effing inputs” in their review of the Asus PG278Q however despite that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Assumed it would last me for a very long time since I thought ASUS was a high quality company” in their Asus PG278Q review. D. Cousins gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The build quality is amazing” in their review of this PC monitor.

Easy to Use

Several Asus PG278Q owners considered that this PC monitor was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Contrast and brightness weren't great on default settings” in their review of the Asus PG278Q. Amazon Customer also mentioned “After fiddling with the settings a bit it was perfect”. In November last year Dave wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Settings that seem to work for me are brightness set to 20 contrast set to 50”.

Some Asus PG278Q reviewers who bought it considered that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Asus PG278Q “I don't expect bad quality control on a premium product, so was disappointed with the failed one”. P. Cross wrote in their Asus PG278Q review on Amazon “Otherwise it was easy to set up and a joy to use”.

A few people who bought it considered that it had a good experience. Amun82 wrote in their review on Amazon “Painful to watch (black flag, witcher 2)I was a bit worried about picture quality on swift as I didn't have a good experience with TFT panels”. Pluckybrit wrote in their Asus PG278Q review “I'm convinced that if you want the best PC gaming experience today this is the monitor to go for” and scored the product 5 stars.

A number of Asus PG278Q owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to setup. In November last year A. Jiboye said in their Asus PG278Q review “Pretty easy to set up and so far no issues to report! Always a pleasure dealing with amazon uk!”. Ryan mentioned this year “Switched it on it is all really simple to set up, loading into a game with the gsync” in his review.

One Asus PG278Q reviewer mentioned that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Mike scored this PC monitor 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon in November last year “This made it much more comfortable on the eyes”.

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Good Picture Quality

Some Asus PG278Q owners wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. D. Cousins wrote “While the image quality is probably the best I've seen from a TN”. Disposalist said “The G-Sync is good - really makes for smooth graphics - hard to describe the improvement is subtle” in their review of this PC monitor. Nathan mentioned on Amazon “If you're capable of upgrading your graphics card, I would definitely recommend using a card with more than 2GB VRAM” in his review and gave the Asus PG278Q a rating of 5 stars.

Several Asus PG278Q reviewers mentioned that it had good colour saturation. This year Acidx gave the Asus PG278Q a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Someone sat next to you will see the exact same colours, especially if you angle the screen evenly”. Boffinboy mentioned in their review on Amazon “This is really noticeable in some games in light colours and was enough for me to return the monitor”. Davey gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on Amazon “Everything on the swift was pin sharp and the colours were amazing, you do” in their review of the Asus PG278Q.

Seven people who purchased the product thought it had a good refresh rate. Last year David mentioned “G-Sync and the 144Hz refresh rate are amazing though, my advice, wait for the IPS version” but he scored it 1 stars. Haydn mentioned on Amazon “+ Resolution hits the sweet spot for image clarity and how easy it is to power.+ 144Hz refresh rate is glorious”. Haydn also said “+ 144Hz refresh rate is glorious and going back to 60Hz now is just impossible”.

Some Asus PG278Q reviewers considered that it had clear images. Toby95 wrote in November this year “In terms of colour clarity everything looks great once you've calibrated it to your liking” . One Asus PG278Q owner said in their reviews that the product had a wide viewing angle.

One customer concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Acidx said on Amazon in November this year “The contrast ratio is excellent” in their review of the Asus PG278Q.

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Best Seller

Across all PC displays, the PG278Q is one the fastest selling products currently on the market according to sales data from Amazon.

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens

Asus is one of the better rated LCD screen manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Asus also has good ratings for its medium monitors.

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Good Technical Features

A few people who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. In November last year Mike said on Amazon “Great Gaming monitor mixes best features” in his Asus PG278Q review. Peter said “OSD was quick as and had nice features, only displayport to connect devices was another minor annoyance” but in spite of that he only gave it a score of 40 out of 100. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site PC Mag two years ago “It offers some neat gaming features”.

Good Size

Two Asus PG278Q reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was thin. Richard Flanagan said in his review “My only caveat is the viewing angle is rather narrow compared to other monitors I have used” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Two years ago Hardwarezone.com.sg said “You cannot argue against its slim design and those thin bezels”.

One customer reckoned that the product was a good height. Sid Did said in his review of the Asus PG278Q in November last year “The stand is great, easy to adjust for height” and scored it very highly. One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good depth. Disposalist said on Amazon two years ago “Good vibrancy and depth” in their review of the Asus PG278Q.

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Good Support

One person who bought it thought it had good technical guidance.

Good Connectivity

One customer who bought it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Although its connectivity options could be better, this screen is still perfectly suited to its” and rated it 5 stars.

3D Compatible

The Asus PG278Q is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PG278Q which are not 3D compatible.

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LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for more than a year.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC screens that have an LED Display and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price], and the LG 34UC87C[plb_2969397_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus PG278Q has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to the PG278Q. The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the PG278Q is 25 cd/m², the brightest is 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 PG278Q is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The best resolution of all medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the PG278Q is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The average response time of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the PG278Q is 5.7ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms. When compared to other similar spec PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the PG278Q that we have checked, the response time of the Asus PG278Q of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Asus PG278Q does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age do have a built-in speaker.

It is worth also looking at alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the LG 34UC87C[plb_2969397_price], the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price], or the Viewsonic VP2780[plb_2884616_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most similar spec LCD screens that came out more than a year ago do not have a built-in camera. The Asus PG278Q is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Asus PG278Q does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC screens that have been available for more than a year also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors with an integrated card reader and we think the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus PG278Q which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only Has Three Cables Included

The Asus PG278Q has a greater number of cables included than most similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC displays that were released more than a year ago. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this Asus LCD screen.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Asus PG278Q has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the PG278Q. Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the PG278Q have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the Asus PG278Q has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. The average horizontal viewing angle of PC screens of this spec and age is 170°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When Off

The average power consumption when off of medium monitors that are a similar age to the PG278Q is 1.6W, and the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 350W. With a power consumption when off of 0.5 Watts, the Asus PG278Q has one of the higher power consumptions when off amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
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3D Technology
HD Type
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
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Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPort
USB 3.0 Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Design
Case Colour
Performance
NVIDIA 3D Vision
NVIDIA 3D Vision 2
Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
Maximum Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mount Interface
Cable Lock Slot
Power
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Power Consumption When Off
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
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Height With Stand
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Width With Stand
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Cable Included
Technical Details

34 Awards

techgage.com Editor's Choice legitreviews.com Recommended pcgameware.co.uk Gold tweaktown.com Editor's Choice pcper.com Gold overclockersclub.com Editor's Choice guru3d.com Top Pick overclock3d.net Performance kitguru.net Must Have Bjorn3d.com Golden Bear Award teknokulis.com Gold gamestar.de Platinum 3dnews.ru Editor's Choice ixbt.com Original Design vido.com.ua Recommended profesionalreview.com Platinum nordichardware.se Recommended hwp.com.tr Editor's Choice techno-labs.com Editor's Choice hwa.com.tr High Performance PC Mag Editor's Choice 01net.com 5 Star hardware.info Gold Award allround-pc.com Recommended Product prad.de Very Good hothardware.com Editor's Choice Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star tek.no Recommended itwriter.ru Recommended chip.com.my Outstanding xtremehardware.com Gold elektroniktest.dk Gold pcauthority.com.au Hot Award

Expert Reviews

(69)
20 February 2015

However, it doesn't have any side USB ports, only a single DisplayPort 1.2 input, and the uniformity of the display leaves a lot to be desired. The pre-calibrations numbers are decent though not...

23 December 2014

The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q is a 27-inch WQHD monitor designed for gamers. It uses Nvidia's G-Sync technology and a 144Hz refresh rate to deliver super-smooth motion performance, and it offers some...

PC Mag

4 December 2014

Nvidia G-SYNC technology is something that is hard to put into words but if you try it you will understand it and it will be tough to game without it. 10...

Bjorn3d.com

6 November 2014

I mentioned above that G-SYNC is hard to truly appreciate simply from reading a review, so I'll try to do it justice here. Because I got a hands-on preview last fall, I pretty much knew what to...

Techgage.com

31 October 2014

The ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q is hands down the best gaming monitor that we have had the opportunity to use so far this year. The difference with and without G-Sync is very pronounced on most of the...

Legitreviews.com

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User Reviews

(125)
Reviewed 3 September 2015 by Carl L.
(Verified Purchase)

The G-Sync technology is effective, but definitely not worth the added cost of this monitor, and I'll tell you how I came to this conclusion. I purchased this monitor back in April and was... Read more…

Reviewed 19 March 2015 by Gina P.

After paying $800 for a monitor and receiving this kind of customer service I am beyond furious. I will NEVER buy another asus product again and will strong urge anyone else to buy from them.... Read more…

Reviewed 23 March 2015 by Joseph S.
(Verified Purchase)

Don't waste your money or your time...

Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Linda C.
(Verified Purchase)

Thank you Asus for making such a fantastic monitor. I have used many different products from Asus in the past, mostly motherboards, but I will definitely use Asus monitors in the future...

Reviewed 14 April 2015 by THOMAS M.
(Verified Purchase)

Every time I sit back down at my computer I am impressed by this monitor. I walk to the fridge and come back, realizing I forgot how amazing it is in that small amount of time. I will be buried... Read more…

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