|151 Reviews + 7 Awards|
|Lots of Positive Reviews|
66Value for Money
|3 Years Old|
|27"||2560 X 1440 Pixels||No||1ms||Aug 2015||B|
|Display Diagonal||Display Resolution||3D||Response Time||Release Date||Energy Efficiency|
Asus MG278Q Best US Prices
Asus MG278Q Price History
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Value for Money
Why Has it Scored 81?
What is the Kagoo Score?
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Average Review Score
4.5 stars (151 reviews)
of Customers Would Recommend
2 Excellent Awards
The Asus MG278Q has received an Excellent Award from expert review sites uk.hardware.info and hardware.info.
2 Recommended Awards
The Asus MG278Q has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites HEXUS.net and itc.ua.
3 Further Awards
It's received an Award from expert review sites pcper.com, kitguru.net and greentechreviews.ru.
How Good Are Asus PC Displays?
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. §.
Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal
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".
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.
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°.
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.
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.
Has a Built-in USB Hub
The Asus MG278Q has a built-in USB hub. 81% of PC screens do not have a built-in USB hub.
Has a Built-in Speaker
The Asus MG278Q has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. 54% of PC screens do not have a built-in speaker.
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.
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.
Two HDMI Ports
Most PC screens have between one and five HDMI ports, including the Asus MG278Q which has two HDMI ports.
Has an HDMI
The Asus MG278Q has an HDMI, which is unusual. 92% of PC screens do not have an HDMI.
Has a Headphone Out
The Asus MG278Q has a headphone out. 83% of PC screens do not have a headphone out.
The Asus MG278Q has been listed on Kagoo since February 2017 and is currently ranked number 255 out of 1,651 PC monitors.
Value for Money
Value for Money
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Asus MG278Q Release Date
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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.
Asus MG278Q Video Reviews
|5 Stars||89 Reviews|
|4 Stars||16 Reviews|
|3 Stars||10 Reviews|
|2 Stars||5 Reviews|
|1 Star||11 Reviews|
Asus MG278Q Specification
|Display Resolution||2560 x 1440 pixels|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio||Ultra High|
|Vertical Viewing Angle||160°|
|Horizontal Viewing Angle||170°|
|Typical Contrast Ratio||Low|
|Aspect Ratio||High-Definition TV (16:9)|
|Supported Graphics Resolutions||2560 x 1440|
|Backlight Type||LED backlight|
|HD Type||Wide Quad HD|
|Digital Vertical Frequency||35 - 144|
|Digital Horizontal Frequency||51.2 - 221.97|
|Pixel Pitch||0.233 Mm|
|Display Colour Count||16.7M|
|Display Diagonal (Metric)||68.47cm|
|Display Brightness||350 Cd/m²|
|Native Aspect Ratio||16:9|
|Colours||16.78 million colours|
|Display Brightness (Typical)||350 Cd/m²|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|Built-in USB Hub||Yes|
|Headphone Connectivity||3.5 mm|
|USB Type-A Downstream Port||2|
|USB Hub Version||USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)|
|TV Tuner Integrated||No|
|RMS Rated Power||4W|
|Compatible Memory Cards||SD, xD|
|Thin Client Installed||No|
|Pivot Angle||0 - 90|
|Tilt Angle||-5 - 20|
|Swivel Angle Range||60 - -60|
|VESA Mounting Interfaces||100 x 100mm|
|Cable Lock Slot||Yes|
|Cable Lock Slot Type||Kensington|
|Energy Efficiency Class||B|
|Typical Power Consumption||38.7W|
|Standby Power Consumption||0.5W|
|Power Consumption (PowerSave)||0.5W|
|Power Consumption (Off)||0.5W|
|Annual Energy Consumption||57kWh|
|Energy Star Certified||Yes|
|Certification||RoHS, BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, FCC, J-MOSS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL, Energy Star|
|Compliance Industry Standards||Rohs|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|Height (With Stand)||563mm|
|Depth (With Stand)||233mm|
|Width (With Stand)||625mm|
|Cables Included||DisplayPort, HDMI|
|User Controls||Input Select, Colour Temperature|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||62.5 Cm X 23.3 Cm X 56.3 Cm - With Stand|
|Native Resolution||QHD 2560 x 1440 at 144 Hz pixels|
|Features||Security Lock Slot (Cable Lock Sold Separately)|
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