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Asus PB278 PC Monitor

$359.99
$299.00 $60.99 cheaper than 51 days ago
27" 80000000:1 643mm Jun 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Built-In Speaker(s) Width Release Date $62.34 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average owner reviews
Good quality
Good value for money
31 Reviews
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Price Has Gone Down by $60.99 (17%)

The price has dropped from $359.99 to $299 in the last 51 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 72% chance that the price will go back up. However the future is never certain and there remains a 28% chance that the price will actually go down further.

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Good Value for Money

Five Asus PB278 owners who reviewed the Asus PB278 concluded that it was good value for money.

Lesteph gave it a rating of 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Great value alternative to Apple screens”. Lesteph also said “Feels like great value given it's half the price of an Apple 27" Display (which I also have” in their review. Gary H wrote on Amazon in April last year “Great Monitor at a great price, what else could you ask for?” in his Asus PB278 review.

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Expensive

Three customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was expensive.

J 'wildfire' Town gave the product a score of 8 stars and wrote on Amazon two years ago “Right now 4K gaming is still expensive and I dont need that high resolution for the desktop either” in their review of this PC monitor. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Asus PB278 in the same month “I'm a keen amateur photographer so having a "decent" screen (perfect is far too expensive) is necessary” . Amazon Customer also said “To no avail and when buying an expensive product like this you expect a bit of quality” in their review.

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Reviews

Average Owner Reviews

This flatpanel monitor has an average owner rating of 77 out of 100 based on 12 owner reviews.

Asus Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Asus PC displays and also specifically for Asus medium monitors and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.


Design

Good Quality

Four Asus PB278 owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good quality.

Jason France gave the product a rating of 9 stars and he said on Amazon “Excellent quality monitor”. In April last year Guitarist wrote on Amazon “I just love the quality of the 4K” and gave it a score of 8 stars. Three years ago Strawberry Blonde wrote on Amazon “9 aspect ratio and a LED-backlit 27” WQHD display that provides 109 pixels per inch (PPI), resulting in high quality 2560 x 1440 visuals thus giving four times the resolution of standard 720p sets”.

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Well Designed

Three people who bought the product agreed that it was well designed.

Strawberry Blonde said in their review of the Asus PB278 “I have been using for a week now & on receiving the monitor it gives a highly ergonomic & cool design with tilt, pivot, swivel” .

Well Made

Three Asus PB278 reviewers who bought it mentioned that it was well made.

Mr. S. Henderson rated the Asus PB278 6 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Had it for a few months and it is working solid” in their review of the Asus PB278. J 'wildfire' Town gave it a score of 6 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Clean looking build, easy'ish setup options”. Strawberry Blonde said “The monitor stand is solid, easy to assemble (twist”.

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Strong and Durable

One Asus PB278 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

Strawberry Blonde said in their review of the Asus PB278 on Amazon “It's certainly is impressive, packaged very well & robust”.

Good Looking

One Asus PB278 owner who purchased it thought it was good looking.

Not Easy to Use the Menus

One Asus PB278 reviewer who reviewed the Asus PB278 concluded that it was not easy to use the menus.

Two years ago Christian R wrote in his review of the Asus PB278 on Amazon “Poor on-screen display settings”.

Not Easy to Use

Five people who reviewed the Asus PB278 wrote that it was not easy to use.

Robert said “Terrible quality control” in his Asus PB278 review. G. Woodruff mentioned three years ago “Unfortunately the reliability/quality control is highly dubious” in their review of this PC monitor. Christian R wrote “It is not possible to control volume from your computer (in my case a Mac) if connected via DisplayPort”.

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Clear Images

Three customers who reviewed the Asus PB278 agreed that it had clear images.

Stephen mentioned in his review of the Asus PB278 on Amazon “I spend 10 hours a day in front of my computer wirting PHP/JS and the clarity is superb”.

Good Colour Saturation

Five Asus PB278 owners said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation.

Jonathan Perkins mentioned on Amazon “The colours are bright and rich”. Paul George said in his review of the Asus PB278 “Colour matching across software was spot-on and colours were perfect along with clarity & contrast”. Azeem rated it 5 stars and wrote in their Asus PB278 review “Colours are decent, not as good as I've seen on my Dell Ultrasharps”.

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Image Ghosting

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had image ghosting.

In April last year Cpalmer said “The IPS 60hz display is excellent and I've yet to see any noticeable ghosting” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 6 stars.

Flickering Image

Two customers who reviewed the Asus PB278 concluded that it had a flickering image.

Aurazor wrote two years ago “I have always been very demanding of my monitors, I am highly sensitive to flicker and colour shades”. Dexter wrote in his Asus PB278 review on Amazon “Anything positive? Yes, if I have to say, I love the "Right part" of this screen, great color, vivid, sharp and no flickering”.

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Features

Good Features

Two customers who purchased this PC monitor thought it had good features.

Paul George scored it 7 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Asus PB278 “You can mess around & have fun with the settings as I have & love the different features on offer Reading”. Christian R wrote on Amazon “I would like to be able to have more, as I don't use the unchangeable "quickfit" and "input select" features very useful, as I rarely have more than one input” and rated it 6 stars.

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Connectivity

Good in Terms of Connectivity

One Asus PB278 owner concluded that the product was good in terms of connectivity.

Strawberry Blonde rated it 6 stars and wrote “Features a host of connectivity options that include HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One customer said in their reviews that this PC monitor had good technical guidance.


Audio

Noisy

One person concluded that the product was noisy.

Two years ago Christian R said on Amazon “Even at 1% it is very loud” in his review of the Asus PB278.


Weight & Dimensions

Tight

One Asus PB278 reviewer who reviewed the Asus PB278 mentioned that it was tight.

Gary H mentioned in his Asus PB278 review “Only negative comment is that the inputs are a bit difficult to get to and cables are a tight fit.”.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Unlike most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the PB278 which do not have a built-in speaker(s), the Asus PB278 has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Samsung 320MXN-3, the LG 29EA73, or the Planar Systems PLL2210MW ($129.77) which has better reviews.

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Display

Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the Asus PB278 has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago. The viewing angles, horizontal of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age range from 18° to 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The Asus PB278 has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical (178 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PB278. The viewing angles, vertical of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the PB278 range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Ports & Interfaces

Only One HDMI Port

The Asus PB278 is a one HDMI port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the PB278 over two years ago.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus 2560x1440, asus 300cdm2, asus pb278q
Barcodes 00012303908686, 00012305080717, 00014444456453, 00021112262346, 00100177353746, 00163120564460, 00172302717754, 00734911161917, 00779177337294, 00779177337317, 00803982781505, 00809392587614, 00886227236510, 00886227236565, 00886227306879, 00886227718559, 03610173324093, 04053162744998, 04056572597307, 04716659236511, 04716659236528, 04716659718550, 05054533753068, 05055860570175, 08862272365650

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