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Asus MG278Q

$582.12
Asus MG278Q
94
Reviews
151 Reviews + 7 Awards
90
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
66
Value for Money
Good
70
Age
3 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A fully loaded and multi award winning 27" flatpanel monitor, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 6 further awards from other expert sites. Has a good screen, it has [an excellent] picture quality and it's really good-looking.
kitguru.net Must Have pcper.com Silver uk.hardware.info Excellent HEXUS.net Recommended
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels No 1ms Aug 2015 B
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Asus MG278Q number 255 across all PC monitors.

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Kagoo Score
95
Reviews
91
Features
88
Popularity
67
Value for Money
71
Age

81

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this LCD screen to others. This PC monitor has received seven awards including a "Recommended" award from Itc.ua plus one other site and a "Silver" from Pcper.com.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer LCD screens with better features are available. However this Asus PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest LCD screens 2019.
The MG278Q has some great features:
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Bigger than average display diagonal
Faster than average response time
Low typical contrast ratio

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each PC monitor by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the PC monitor is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec PC monitors come to market, the older PC monitors will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Reviews

Average Review Score

4.5 stars (151 reviews)

59%

of Customers Would Recommend
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2 Excellent Awards

The Asus MG278Q has received an Excellent Award from expert review sites uk.hardware.info and hardware.info.
Excellent from uk.hardware.info Excellent from hardware.info

2 Recommended Awards

The Asus MG278Q has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites HEXUS.net and itc.ua.
Recommended from HEXUS.net Recommended from itc.ua

3 Further Awards

It's received an Award from expert review sites pcper.com, kitguru.net and greentechreviews.ru.
Silver from pcper.com Must Have from kitguru.net Editor's Choice from greentechreviews.ru

How Good Are Asus PC Displays?

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Features

Key Reasons For and Against

2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Bigger than average display diagonal
Faster than average response time
Low typical contrast ratio
Has a built-in USB hub
Has a built-in speaker
Ultra High dynamic contrast ratio
Has DisplayPort and HDMI
Two HDMI ports
Has an HDMI
Has a headphone out
Narrower than average horizontal viewing angle
Narrower than average vertical viewing angle
2560 X 1440 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the Asus MG278Q is 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. The best resolution of all LCD screens is 5120 x 2880 (5K) pixels and the worst is 480 x 234 pixels. §.

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Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal
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The display diagonal of the Asus MG278Q of 27" is in the biggest 24% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. The display diagonals of flatpanel monitors range from 3.5" to 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".

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Faster Than Average Response Time

The response times of PC screens range from 1ms to 55ms, and the average response time is 5.9ms. The response time of the Asus MG278Q of only 1ms is faster than 96% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Asus MG278Q's horizontal viewing angle of only 170° is in the narrowest 17% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature. PC screens have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angles of PC screens range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The Asus MG278Q's vertical viewing angle of only 160° is narrower than average when compared to most other PC screens. It is narrower than 83% of all PC screens when ordered by this feature.

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Low Typical Contrast Ratio

This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many PC screens. A contrast ratio of between 500 and 1,000.

A contrast ratio of between 500 and 1,000.

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Has a Built-in USB Hub
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The Asus MG278Q has a built-in USB hub. 81% of PC screens do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Has a Built-in Speaker
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The Asus MG278Q has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. 54% of PC screens do not have a built-in speaker.

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Ultra High Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This PC screen has a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many PC displays. A contrast ratio of 50,000:1 or higher.

A contrast ratio of 50,000:1 or higher.

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Has DisplayPort and HDMI

The Asus MG278Q has a greater number of cables included than most PC screens. The most frequently found cables included is VGA, but this cables included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included DisplayPort and HDMI are also found on this LCD screen.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most PC screens have between one and five HDMI ports, including the Asus MG278Q which has two HDMI ports.

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Has an HDMI

The Asus MG278Q has an HDMI, which is unusual. 92% of PC screens do not have an HDMI.

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Has a Headphone Out

The Asus MG278Q has a headphone out. 83% of PC screens do not have a headphone out.

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Popularity

Popularity

The Asus MG278Q has been listed on Kagoo since February 2017 and is currently ranked number 255 out of 1,651 PC monitors.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

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Age

Asus MG278Q Release Date

August 2015

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When Are Most New Asus LCD Screens Released?

February to April is the most common period for new Asus LCD screens to be released in.

If you want the latest Asus flatpanel monitor features you may want to think about waiting until February 2019. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current Asus PC monitors cheaper in February once the latest models have been released. In April 2018, four new Asus LCD screens were released making it the biggest month that year for new Asus LCD screen releases. In 2017 most new Asus PC monitors were released in July, with nine new Asus PC monitors released that month. February was the biggest month in 2016 for new Asus LCD screens, with six new Asus LCD screens released that month.

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How Fast Do Asus PC Display Prices Drop After Release?

Most PC monitors drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release, however Asus PC monitors tend to depreciate faster.

On average Asus PC screens drop in price by 6% in the first 6 months after release. On a typical new Asus PC screen costing $397, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $25.

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4.5 Stars

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59% of Customers Would Recommend
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151 Reviews
Excellent from uk.hardware.info Silver from pcper.com Recommended from HEXUS.net Must Have from kitguru.net Excellent from hardware.info Editor's Choice from greentechreviews.ru Recommended from itc.ua
7 Awards

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Asus MG278Q Specification

Key Features
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
3D
Response Time
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
HDCP
Aspect Ratio
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Backlight Type
Display Surface
HD Type
Display SRGB
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Display Diagonal (Metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Color Gamut
Screen Shape
Native Aspect Ratio
Colours
Pixel Density
Panel Type
Display Brightness (Typical)
Ports & Interfaces
Built-in USB Hub
Headphone Out
HDMI Port
Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Outputs
USB Version
DisplayPort
DVI-D Port
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-in Speaker
Built-in Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Design
Colour
Market Positioning
Performance
Compatible Memory Cards
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Cable Lock Slot
VESA Mounting
Pivot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (Off)
Annual Energy Consumption
Packaging Data
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Certification
Compliance Industry Standards
Weight & Dimensions
Height (With Stand)
Depth (With Stand)
Width (With Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Other Features
HDMI
User Controls
Display Technology
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Native Resolution
Technical Details
Features
Speakers

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

asus 90lm01s0b01170, asus 2560x1440, asus mg278q, asus 1ms

Barcodes

 00889349095690,  00889349099322,  04053162944152,  04054842098653,  04712900087666

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