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Asus PB278Q PC Monitor

27" 80000000:1 643mm Sep 2012
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Built-In Speaker(s) Width Release Date $122.67 Electricity cost over 5 years
Twelve industry awards
Unacceptable noise level
Weak webcam
509 Reviews + 12 Awards
overclock3d.net Gold Award uk.hardware.info Silver hothardware.com Recommended Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice

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Reviews

Twelve Industry Awards

This medium monitor has received twelve awards from experts.

This LCD screen was given a "Silver" award by websites Hardware.info, Uk.hardware.info and Elektroniktest.dk all of whom said that this flatpanel monitor was great.

Websites Good Gear Guide.com.au and Chinese.vr-zone.com both concluded that this medium monitor was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This LCD screen received a "Recommended" award from both review websites Hothardware.com and Datormagazin.se, both of which decided that this medium monitor was good.

Furthermore, this LCD screen received a "Gold Award" from review website Overclock3d.net and website Technopat.net gave it a "Performance Award" and thought it performed well.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on twenty-seven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Mag this Asus PC display has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

PB278Q owners on average rated this PC monitor 90 out of 100. 328 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Asus PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

We checked 17,144 expert and user reviews (including 2,848 verified purchases) for Asus PC monitors and found that on average Asus has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range. 96% of those that bought a Asus PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

Good Features

Eleven customers who purchased it mentioned that it had good features. Bestbuy.com wrote two years ago “Nice features and rotates” in their review of this PC monitor. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “Receive awesome performance and a rich feature set in return”. Goodgearguide.com.au said “Has useful features”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Two owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Ten years ago Behardware.com wrote “Good connectivity” in their review of the Asus PB278Q. M. R. Hudson wrote on Amazon “The multiple connectivity makes it ideal while I transition from older VGA-equipped laptops to newer DisplayPort capable ones” in their review of this PC monitor.


Design

Solid Build

Fourty-seven people wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Ten years ago Behardware.com mentioned “Built in subwoofer” but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 14 out of 100. Behardware.com also mentioned “Solid build” in their review. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “It has a few good preset modes, is well built” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the product a rating of 8 stars.

Seven people who bought the product thought it was strong and durable. Ginormica mentioned two years ago “The stand seems pretty sturdy”. In the same month Duane said on Bhphotovideo.com “The build of the PB278Q is exceptional”. Bert wrote “The base mount is sturdy and mounts easily with a single thumbscrew” and scored the product 7 stars.

Three owners who reviewed it thought it was reliable. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Reliable Performance” in their review of the Asus PB278Q. Calaverasgrande mentioned “They are a reliable, high quality brand” in their Asus PB278Q review. Scullion_scholar said on Amazon “My gripe is about reliability rather than performance” in their review of the Asus PB278Q.

Two owners concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Blake mentioned “This may have been a bad batch or damage in shipping” in his Asus PB278Q review. One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was sealed. Slips wrote “The monitor came carefully packed and factory sealed along with the aroma of godliness” .

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Great Design

Thirty-five owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 8 stars and wrote “Design and Features Unlike the gorgeous Samsung Series 9 S27B970D, another 27-inch PLS monitor” in their Asus PB278Q review. Four years ago expert review site Tweaktown.com wrote “It's gorgeous”. Uk.hardware.info wrote five years ago “The ASUS PB278Q is a very stylish monitor” .

Eleven people who reviewed it considered that it was well designed. Digital Versus mentioned “Good hardware and design” in their review of this PC monitor. Bestbuy.com said in their review of this PC monitor “No deadstatic pixels, all the tweaking controls necessary for graphic design and web development” . Two years ago I Have No Nicknames mentioned in their Asus PB278Q review “Add I can figure is that the design process is done entirely using CAD” although they gave the product a rating of 59.933774655583 out of 100.

Four customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was ergonomic. Five years ago Pc Mag wrote in their Asus PB278Q review on PC Mag “Ergonomic stand”. Kurono073 mentioned three years ago “The Asus is well built, solid, with great ergonomic adjustments (seen on more expensive monitors” .

Three owners concluded that it was smooth. Zombiecarp gave this PC monitor a score of 7 stars and said on Walmart.com “Gaming for me is smooth on this monitor” in their review of this PC monitor. Journeyswithacamera gave it a rating of 8 stars and said “The base is very sturdy and has a smooth vertical adjustment” in their review of this PC monitor. G said on Tigerdirect.com “The monitor stand works nice and smooth when changing the position of the screen” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was neat. Porcupine said on Amazon “The cable tidy on the back of the stand is a little fiddly” in their review of this PC monitor. Porcupine also wrote “Once installed helps considerably with the cable management; I route my mouse, keyboard and monitor cables through the cable tidy and it makes my desk feel neater for it” in their review.

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Good Quality Image

Ninety-six owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Good Gear Guide.com.au said “Excellent picture quality pre- and post-calibration” in their Asus PB278Q review however despite that they gave it a rating of 1 stars. Techreviewsource.com said five years ago “Very good image quality” however despite that they rated the product 18.8 out of 100. Behardware.com mentioned “Good quality image”.

Easy to Use

Twenty-nine owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their Asus PB278Q review “Great Quality Control” . Frijol mentioned in their review of this PC monitor four years ago “I supposed it would be good if I wanted to use it as a dedicated web browser monitor” and rated it 7 stars. I Have No Nicknames wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The the HDMI and Display Port connectors are so close together that it is impossible to use both of them” in their review of this PC monitor.

Twenty-five people considered that it was easy to use the menus. Digital Versus wrote in their review of this PC monitor five years ago “Accurate colours after adjusting the settings (Delta E 2.9”. Bestbuy.com said “Easy to adjust settings” in their review of this PC monitor. In the same month Uk.hardware.info gave the product a score of 75.901142795387 out of 100 and mentioned in their Asus PB278Q review “The colour fidelity is great even with factory settings, with very high contrast”.

Twelve owners who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Bestbuy.com mentioned “Very easy to set up”. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Easy to set up and adjust” in their review. Fishfood wrote “Great display, easy to set-up and no warm-up delay” in their review of this PC monitor.

Four owners who reviewed it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago Bestbuy.com wrote “Comfortable Keyboard” in their review of this PC monitor. Every Detail Counts wrote in their review of this PC monitor “At 27 inches it is a very good and comfortable size to work with”. John in Jersey mentioned “The computer is very fast and the keyboard is comfortable”.

Two people said in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Expert website Hothardware.com wrote in their Asus PB278Q review “The 27-inch panel proved especially adept at handling game play, where it delivered fast moving visuals free from artifacts like ghosting or motion blur” and scored it 5 stars. Four years ago Sigh mentioned “However, this unit is a little tatty, marks around the housing, stickers restuck using different glue, leaving clear lines and general handling marks”.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Bestbuy.com mentioned three years ago “Long Battery Life” in their review of this PC monitor but they rated the Asus PB278Q 1 stars. In April last year Rj said “I recently used it for a 3 hour online webinar and was impress with the battery consumption; I expected the battery to be almost all used.”. Vliu said on Bhphotovideo.com “Lightweight -long lasting battery -i5 processor (nothing slower) -price The MacBook was a little pricier than I intended to spend”.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus PB278Q has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to this PC monitor also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider include the Viewsonic VX2475SMHL-4K ($379.99), or the iiyama GB2773HS which is cheaper.

There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider including the Philips 288P6 ($427.75).

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Display

Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the Asus PB278Q has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were launched more than two years ago. Flatpanel monitors of this age and spec have viewing angles, vertical of between 10° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Full HD

The Asus PB278Q is Full HD. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to this LCD screen also are Full HD.

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Has an HDCP

The Asus PB278Q has an HDCP, as do most of the other PC displays of this age and spec.

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Ergonomics

Wall Mountable

The Asus PB278Q is wall mountable, as are most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to this PC display.

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Very Good Image Quality

Thirty-eight customers said in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their Asus PB278Q review “Sharp Graphics”. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “It's another highly-adjustable screen with excellent picture quality” in their Asus PB278Q review. Goodgearguide.com.au gave it a rating of 7 stars and said on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au four years ago “ASUS’ PDB278Q monitor is a great choice for gamers, business users, or anyone who wants the best possible image quality from a reasonably-priced monitor”.

Seventeen people who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it had good colour saturation. Jay said on Amazon “Reasonably good backlight uniformity, blacks are quite good, colours are bright, contrast”. Jay also mentioned “The colour calibration is bad, my 5 year old Samsung 226CW could produce better, more uniform, accurate colours” in his review. Mr J L Elliot rated it 7 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The visuals are just so incredibly alive, colours are rich” in his review of this PC monitor.

Four customers who reviewed it considered that it had a wide viewing angle. Expert website Itproportal.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “The Asus PB278Q offers the same strong colour and viewing angle performance for around £250 less”. J Oever mentioned on Amazon “The contrast and viewing angle is great” in their review of this PC monitor and rated it 6 stars. Joeblack said “The Asus PB278Q offers strong color and viewing angle performance”.

Four customers who bought the product considered that it had clear images. Jax the Ax gave it a score of 6 stars and said four years ago “Love the built in speakers and clarity”. Maestro wrote “Excellent recommendation - resolution is wonderful and clarity is fascinating” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a score of 7 stars. Gary C rated it 7 stars and he mentioned “A lot more detail becomes visible and is especially good on battlefield 4 as you can pick out enemies much easier due to the clarity of the screen” in his review of this PC monitor.

Four owners thought the product had a good refresh rate. Three years ago Kidd Supreme said on Bhphotovideo.com “This is because this monitor has a 60hz refresh rate” in their review of this PC monitor. Jayrock wrote “Amazing quality and great refresh rate”. Jayrock also mentioned “The refresh rate/quality is great for editing” in their review.

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Weak Webcam

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor did not have a good webcam. Behardware.com wrote “Webcam un peu faible”. Behardware.com also mentioned “Weak webcam” in their review.


Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Asus PB278Q has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other PC displays of a similar spec and age to this flatpanel monitor also have an Energy Star certified.

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Audio

Noisy

Three people who purchased it thought it was noisy. Three years ago Tigerdirect.com said “Built in speakers are not very loud (not that that's to be expected” in their Asus PB278Q review. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Noise When On Standby”.

D. Iles said “For me it's loud enough for a monitor”.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Three people who purchased it thought it was noisy. Three years ago Tigerdirect.com said “Built in speakers are not very loud (not that that's to be expected” in their Asus PB278Q review. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Noise When On Standby”. D. Iles said “For me it's loud enough for a monitor”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Four customers who reviewed the Asus PB278Q reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Yogurtslinger said on Bestbuy.com three years ago “GREAT CHOICE AMD FTW! Ok this will help you bc I have looked for a long time to figure out the OC process in general” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Also three years ago Mike D. scored the product 7 stars and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor “The CS people did their best to help”. Matt he said “The contents of the box contained a manual and plenty of cables depending on how I wanted to connect the monitor” in his review of this PC monitor.

One owner who purchased it concluded that it had good customer support. John W mentioned “So i said ok i will just get it collected by yourselves as customer support already agreed a collection when i had phoned up before hand”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Lgant Malgr Ses Dimensions Massives, Ce Moniteur Nous Plat Pour Ses 5 Entres Vido Et Son Systme De Rglage Tactile

Four customers agreed that the Asus PB278Q was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Bestbuy.com mentioned “High resbig screen is perfect for multi-tasking in interface heavy software like Adobe CS” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Ginormica scored it 7 stars and wrote “This nice, hefty 27" monitor is exactly what I had been looking for”. Vliu wrote two years ago “Numerous laptops were too heavy, low in battery life etc” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 7 stars.

Four owners who bought it thought it was good structurally. Mark mentioned “Solid construction including nice adjustable stand” in his Asus PB278Q review and scored the product 6 stars. Three years ago Nico said “My main goal was picture quality and this monitor delivers.I've read other reviews about the overall construction and lanky swivel option on the base”. Nico also said “The construction and swivel is not as bad as stated in other reviews on this product” in their review.

Three people wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Dredd gave the product a score of 7 stars and wrote last year “Light and compact” in their review of this PC monitor. Rumcrew wrote two years ago “The 11.6 is a great compact size with a great display” and scored it 7 stars. Jen wrote “This computer is lite and compact, exactly what we wanted for our preteen daughter” .

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was a good size. Behardware.com wrote ten years ago “Lgant malgr ses dimensions massives, ce moniteur nous plat pour ses 5 entres vido et son systme de rglage tactile” but even so they rated the product 1 stars. J. Chen scored it 7 stars and wrote on Amazon “Good size, high resolutions”.

Two owners who purchased it concluded that it was thick. Zombiecarp said on Walmart.com “The plastic on this is thick enough it doesn't bow in like some monitors do”. Zombiecarp also said “Adjusting the height glides easy, while not being loose” in their review.

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Heavy and Bulky

Four customers agreed that the Asus PB278Q was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Bestbuy.com mentioned “High resbig screen is perfect for multi-tasking in interface heavy software like Adobe CS” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

Ginormica scored it 7 stars and wrote “This nice, hefty 27" monitor is exactly what I had been looking for”. Vliu wrote two years ago “Numerous laptops were too heavy, low in battery life etc” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 7 stars.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Asus released the PB278Q.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00012303197004, 00100177353746, 00716659236511, 00886227236510, 00886227236565, 00886227306879, 00886227718559, 04716659236511, 04716659236528, 05055860570175, 08862272365650

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