Asus PB278 vs Asus PB278Q vs Asus PB287

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Asus PB278
Asus PB278Q
Asus PB287

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Reasons For

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

$35.72 cheaper to run
Over five years the Asus PB278 is $35.72 cheaper to run than the Asus PB278Q and $35.72 cheaper to run than the Asus PB287. Read more
Better selling
The Asus PB278 ranks No. 251 by number of sales, but the Asus PB287 ranks No. 382.
3 Reasons For
11% wider viewing angle, vertical Edit
The Asus PB278Q has a viewing angle, vertical of 178° (as does the Asus PB278), however the Asus PB287 is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
Wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The Asus PB278Q has a viewing angle, horizontal of 178°, and so does the Asus PB278. That's 8° wider than the Asus PB287 (170°).
Much 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).
6 Reasons For
4% bigger display diagonal 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.

10% brighter display brightness Edit
The Asus PB287 is a 330 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 30 cd/m² brighter than the Asus PB278 and the Asus PB278Q (330 cd/m²).
Four times faster response time Edit
The Asus PB287 has a response time of 1ms, but the Asus PB278 and the Asus PB278Q are both 5ms 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 ports quantity Edit
The Asus PB287 has two HDMI ports quantitys, however the Asus PB278Q only has one HDMI ports quantity.
Cheaper by $121
The Asus PB287 costs $120.89 less than the Asus PB278.
5 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
4% smaller display diagonal 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.

10% dimmer display brightness Edit
The Asus PB278 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB278Q. That's 30 cd/m² dimmer than the Asus PB287 (330 cd/m²).
Significantly slower response time Edit
The Asus PB278 has a response time of 5ms (as does the Asus PB278Q), whereas the Asus PB287 is a 1ms 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 ports quantity Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Asus PB278 is one (as does the Asus PB278Q), but the Asus PB287 only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
More expensive by $121
The Asus PB278 is $120.89 more expensive than the Asus PB287.
Not as many stockists
The Asus PB278 is only stocked by 17 retailers, however the Asus PB287 is stocked by 22 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
Older by one month
The Asus PB278 is one month older than the Asus PB287.
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).
8 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal 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.

Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Asus PB278Q is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB278. That's 30 cd/m² dimmer than the Asus PB287 (330 cd/m²).
4ms slower response time Edit
The Asus PB278Q has a response time of 5ms (as does the Asus PB278), but the Asus PB287 is a 1ms 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 ports quantity Edit
The Asus PB278Q has one HDMI ports quantity (as does the Asus PB278), however the Asus PB287 only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
67% lower RMS rated power Edit
The Asus PB278Q is a 3W RMS rated audio power PC monitor. That's 2W lower than the Asus PB278 (4W) and 1W lower than the Asus PB287 (4W). 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 23 months older than the Asus PB287.
$35.72 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs of the Asus PB278Q are $73.71 which is $35.72 more than the Asus PB278 over five years. Show assumptions.
5 Reasons Against
12% narrower viewing angle, vertical Edit
The Asus PB287 has a viewing angle, vertical of 160°, however the Asus PB278 and the Asus PB278Q are both 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitors (18° wider).
5% narrower viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The Asus PB287 has a viewing angle, horizontal of 170°. That's 8° narrower than the Asus PB278 and the Asus PB278Q (170°).
1W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Asus PB287 is a 4W RMS rated audio power PC monitor. That's 1W lower than the Asus PB278 (4W) and 1W higher than the Asus PB278Q (4W). 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.

Higher running costs over five years by $35.72
The running costs of the Asus PB287 are $73.71 which is $35.72 more than the Asus PB278 over five years. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Asus PB287 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 382 by number of sales in our PC monitors, however the Asus PB278 ranks No. 251.

Awards

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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
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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

32 months Ago 54 months Ago 31 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 35.73
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.26
Total running cost $ 37.99
Purchase price $ 389.99
Total cost of ownership $ 427.98
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ 71.45
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.26
Total running cost $ 73.71
Electricity cost - switched on $ 71.45
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.26
Total running cost $ 73.71
Purchase price $ 269.10
Total cost of ownership $ 342.81
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.25T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.49T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.49T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
27" 27" 28"
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Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 100000000:1
 100000000:1
 100000000:1
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Display
 LED
 LED
 LED
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3D
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 3D
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Supported Graphics Resolutions
 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
BEST
Full HD
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 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Display SRGB
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display sRGB
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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
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178°
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178°
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160°
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178°
BEST
178°
BEST
170°
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 300 cd/m² 330 cd/m²
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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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Display Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Out
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 Headphone out
PC Audio in
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 PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPorts Quantity
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1 2
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DVI-D Ports Quantity
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
5W
BEST
3W 4W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2 2
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
 Black

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Ergonomics

Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
Tilt Angle
20 - -5 -5 - 20 20 - -5
Tilt Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
 Swivelling
 Swivelling
 Swivelling
Wall Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wall mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivot
 Pivot
 Pivot
 Pivot
Plug and Play
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 Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
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 Stand-by LED
Power LED
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 Power LED
On/off Switch
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 On/off switch
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators

Power

Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (off)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
30W
BEST
60W 60W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W 0.5W
Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
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 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
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
11kg 12kg 10.6kg
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Package Height
470mm 470mm 465mm
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Package Depth
224mm 224mm 224mm
Package 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
BEST
220.06mm
Width (with Stand)
643mm
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643mm
BEST
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

Quick Start Guide
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 Quick start guide
Cables 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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