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Asus MG278Q

$567.41
Asus MG278Q
95
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152 Reviews + 7 Awards
77
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Good Features
66
Value for Money
Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A good spec and multi award winning 27" PC screen.
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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Asus MG278Q Price History

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With outstanding reviews and very good features, we have scored the Asus MG278Q as follows:

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Kagoo Score
95
Reviews
77
Features
0
Popularity
67
Value for Money

72

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this PC display to others.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer flatpanel monitors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2018.
This Asus PC monitor has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Bigger than average display diagonal
Narrower than average horizontal viewing angle
Narrower than average vertical viewing angle

What is the Kagoo Score?

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Reviews

Average Review Score

4.5 stars (178 reviews).

57%

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

What Are People Saying About the Asus MG278Q?

How Good Are Asus PC Screens?

We have analysed 11,558 expert reviews and 155,232 user reviews for PC screens written online and used this information to evaluate an average rating for Asus PC screens of 88%. This makes Asus the 8th best flatpanel monitor brand according to customer reviews.

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Features

Key Features

2560 X 1440 Pixels Resolution
Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal
Very Fast Response Time
Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle
Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle
Low Typical Contrast Ratio
Has a Built-in USB Hub
Has a Built-in Speaker
Ultra High Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Has DisplayPort and HDMI
2560 X 1440 Pixels Resolution

The Asus MG278Q has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. Across all PC displays the resolution ranges from 480 x 234 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 (5K) pixels (best). §.

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Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal
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PC displays have display diagonals of between 3.5" and 95", and the average display diagonal is 25". The Asus MG278Q's display diagonal of 27" is bigger than average when compared to most other PC displays. It is bigger than 81% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Very Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of PC displays is 1ms, the slowest is 55ms, and the average response time is 5.9ms. The response time of the Asus MG278Q of only 1ms is in the fastest 6% of all PC monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the PC displays the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The Asus MG278Q's horizontal viewing angle of only 170° is in the narrowest 21% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of PC displays is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The vertical viewing angle of the Asus MG278Q of only 160° is narrower than 82% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Low Typical Contrast Ratio

This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on PC monitors. 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, which is unusual. 82% of LCD 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 displays do not have a built-in speaker.

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Ultra High Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This PC monitor 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 displays. The most commonly found cables included is VGA, but this cables included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included DisplayPort and HDMI are also found on this Asus PC screen.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most PC displays 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 displays do not have an HDMI.

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Has a Headphone Out

The Asus MG278Q has a headphone out, which is unusual. 85% of PC displays do not have a headphone out.

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Popularity

The Asus MG278Q is currently ranked number 1133 across all PC monitors.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

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Manufacturer's Description

Nical Specification Display Panel Size: Wide Screen 27.0"(68.47cm) 16:9 Colour Saturation: 72% (NTSC) Panel Type: TN True Resolution: 2560x1440 *1 Display Surface: Non-glare Pixel Pitch: 0.233mm Brightness (Max): 350 cd/ Contrast Ratio (Max): 1000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR): 100000000:1 Viewing Angle: 170 (H)/160 (V) Response Time: 1ms Display Colours: 16.7M Flicker free Video Feature Trace Free Technology: Yes Skin.

Tone Selection: 3 Modes Colour Temperature Selection: 4 Modes Game Plus (modes): Yes (Crosshair/Timer/FPS Counter) Low Blue Light: Yes HDCP support: Yes Vivid Pixel: Yes Game Visual: 6 Modes (Scenery/Racing/Cinema/RTS/RPG/FPS/sRGB Modes) FreeSync technology supported Audio Stereo Speakers: 2x 2W Convenient Hotkey Input Selection Game Plus 5-way OSD Navigation Joystick Game Visual I/O Ports Signal Input: HDMI x 2, DisplayPort 1.2, Dual-link DVI.

DEarphone jack: 3.5mm Mini.

Jack USB Port(s): 3.0x2 Power Consumption Power Consumption:< 38.7W (based on ES 6.0) Power Saving M.

Technical Specification Display Panel Size: Wide Screen 27.0"(68.47cm) 16:9 Colour Saturation: 72% (NTSC) Panel Type: TN True Resolution: 2560x1440 *1 Display Surface: Non-glare Pixel Pitch: 0.233mm Brightness (Max): 350 cd/ Contrast Ratio (Max): 1000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR): 100000000:1 Viewing Angle: 170 (H)/160 (V) Response Time: 1ms Display Colours: 16.7M Flicker free Video Feature Trace Free Technology: Yes Skin.

Jack USB Port(s): 3.0x2 Power Consumption Power Consumption:< 38.7W (based on ES 6.0) Power Saving Mode:.

4.5 Stars

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57% of Customers Would Recommend
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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
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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

Barcodes

00889349095690, 00889349099322, 04053162944152, 04054842098653, 04712900087666

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