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Asus PG278Q PC Monitor

$639.99
27" LED Oct 2015
Display Diagonal Display 3D Release Date
Twenty-six industry awards
Nice design
Poor technical guidance
504 Reviews + 38 Awards
ua.gecid.com Gamer's Choice Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star
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Reviews

Twenty-Six Industry Awards

Experts in PC displays rave about this PC screen and have given it twenty-six awards.

The editors of eight expert review sites all wrote that this PC display was superb and gave it their highest award. Hothardware.com, Tweaktown.com, Overclockersclub.com, 3dnews.ru, Techno-labs.com, Hwp.com.tr, Technolabs.net and Greentechreviews.ru all gave this Asus LCD screen an "Editor's Choice" award.

This flatpanel monitor received a "Gold" award from review websites Pcper.com, Hardware.info, Xtremehardware.com and Elektroniktest.dk all of whom thought that this Asus PC monitor was outstanding.

This LCD screen received a "Recommended" award from websites Digitaltrends.com, Vido.com.ua and Tek.no all of whom wrote that this flatpanel monitor was good.

This PC display received a "Platinum" award from both review websites Profesionalreview.com and Gamestar.de, both of which wrote that this LCD screen was exceptional.

Furthermore, this medium monitor received an Ixbt.com "Original Design" award and the writer at review site Overclock3d.net gave it a "Performance" award and thought it performed well.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Twenty-four experts from sites including Digital Versus, in.ign.com, altomdata.dk and fz.se have rated this PC display on average 88%. If all the flatpanel monitors of this type and age are ranked by average expert review score then this flatpanel monitor is in the top 19%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

The average owner rating of this PC screen is 81 out of 100 based on 643 owner reviews. 206 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this PC display either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Asus PC Displays Have Good Reviews

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

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Design

Nice Design

Thirty-four people who purchased the Asus PG278Q reckoned that it was good looking. Jan F. rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of this PC monitor on Newegg.com “Matching this monitor with a 980TI Lightning makes for incredibly gorgeous game play”. Joseph W. mentioned on Newegg.com “It's a beautiful monitor that, now that my AA setting have been adjusted, handles everything I throw at it” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Lori L. mentioned “The colors were pretty decent for a TN” in her review of this PC monitor but in spite of that she gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Thirty-three people who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was smooth. Expert website Overclockersclub.com wrote “I could go on all day long about how smooth each of” in their review of this PC monitor. Jesse E. wrote “There is absolutely zero motion blur on the screen and it is liquid smooth”. Two years ago Lina J. said “278q is bigger brighter and more smooth that's it”.

Nine owners who reviewed it thought it was well designed. Expert review site Yugatech.com wrote “It's the perfect marriage between outstanding design and innovative display technology, one that will truly complement your high-end gaming rig”. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg said “The ASUS ROG Swift RG278 combines cutting-edge monitor technologies in a sleek and attractive design”. Case G. wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Newegg.com “The technology in the monitor and the design and aesthetics are amazing”.

One person who reviewed it thought it was ugly. Expert website Kitguru.net mentioned “G-SYNC has been designed to eliminate screen tearing – an unpleasant artifact that can rear its ugly head from time to time” . One person who reviewed it concluded that it was neat. Jacob W. wrote “I went ahead with my purchase and this thing is immaculate” in his review of this PC monitor.

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was ergonomic. Lee wrote two years ago “Its ergonomic stand lets you adjust the panel for the optimal viewing position”.

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Robust

Twenty-two people said that the product was well made. Case G. said “I and I'm sure many others would expect better build quality from an $800 monitor, don't get me wrong” in their review of the Asus PG278Q. Carl L. wrote on Newegg.com “The Styrofoam still solid and fit the monitor perfectly” in his review of this PC monitor. David P. said on Newegg.com “If you're looking for a solid monitor that'll last you, look elsewhere” yet he only scored it 3 stars out of 5.

Three people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was strong and durable. Lyle W. mentioned three years ago “The stand feels extremely sturdy, rotating the screen, pivoting it, everything is exactly how I would expect a premium monitor to feel” . Carl L. said “The box was still new and sturdy”. Ryan gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The build quality of this is really good, strong and sturdy”.

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Easy to Use

Twenty-three people who purchased the Asus PG278Q wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Jesse E. wrote in his review of this PC monitor “I used NVIDIA Control Panel instead of the OSD settings to fine tune it” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Jesse E. also mentioned “Battlefield 4 in game settings @ ULTRA net 100fps average” in his review. James W. he wrote “I am not that impressed with G-SYNC because I didn't notice any difference at all in BF4 with V-Sync Off and ultra and high settings”.

Ten owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use. Thomas M. mentioned in his review of this PC monitor two years ago “It's thin and the controls are wonderful” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Joe wrote on Bhphotovideo.com in the same month “I just love the ease of use of this monitor” in his review of this PC monitor. Robert O. said “There are only a couple of games that I would have liked to use the crosshairs with” in his review of this PC monitor.

Six owners agreed that it was easy to setup. A. Jiboye mentioned two years ago “Pretty easy to set up and so far no issues to report! Always a pleasure dealing with amazon uk!”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The monitor itself comes preassembled with the stand which makes it super easy to set up” in their review of this PC monitor. Ryan gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Having plugged it in and switched it on it is all really simple to set up, loading into a game with the gsync”.

Three people said in their reviews that this PC monitor was comfortable and easy to hold. Lyle W. scored it a maximum of 5 stars and he said “I have had 0 problems with it, After 1 week and likely 30+ hours of gaming (single evga 780ti) Very bright out of the box reduced brightness from 80 to 28 comfortable for me” in his review of this PC monitor. Mike mentioned “This made it much more comfortable on the eyes”.

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Good Product Quality

Fourty-five customers concluded that it was good quality. Three years ago expert review site Overclockersclub.com wrote “The ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q G-Sync monitor delivers great picture quality and truly impressive gaming”. Lori L. wrote “I heard reviews on this monitor and heard that it was a "high quality" TN panel” in her review of the Asus PG278Q but despite that she only scored the product 3 stars out of 5. Two years ago Julien L. wrote on Newegg.com “I can't believe ASUS allows this poor quality control on their flagship $1k gaming monitor”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was inferior quality.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “Although its connectivity options could be better, this screen is still perfectly suited to its” in their review of this PC monitor.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to sync. Two years ago Robert S. said on Newegg.com “By perfectly syncing output with the monitor refresh rate, screen tearing is eliminated without any of the drawbacks of traditional v-sync”.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had a good battery life. Three years ago John Ryan said in his review of this PC monitor “ It has the same remarkable 10 hour battery life.” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.


Performance

Supports NVIDIA G-SYNC

The Asus PG278Q supports NVIDIA G-SYNC, which is unusual. Most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to this PC screen do not support NVIDIA G-SYNC.

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Technical Details

Has a Game Mode

The Asus PG278Q has a game mode. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to this PC display also have a game mode.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Seven customers concluded that it had good features. Three years ago Overclockersclub.com wrote “A wealth of other features, such as a resolution of up to 2560x1440”. Joe scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “From the way the buttons and OSD are setup to the features” in his review of this PC monitor. Csgo King wrote “Has all the bells and whistles a gamer wants to pwn some noobs”.


Display

Has an HDCP

The Asus PG278Q has an HDCP. Most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago also have an HDCP.

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Very Fast Response Time

The response times of similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to this PC screen range from 1ms to 25ms, and the average response time is 5.3ms. With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the Asus PG278Q has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to this PC monitor.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for more than a year the viewing angles, vertical range from 50° to 180°. At only 160 degrees, the Asus PG278Q has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At only 170 degrees, the Asus PG278Q has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of flatpanel monitors that were released one year ago is 80°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Hardwarezone.com.sg said three years ago “You cannot argue against its slim design and those thin bezels” and rated it 75 out of 100. Robert O. mentioned on Newegg.com “The bezel is very thin” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. John Ryan said on Amazon.co.uk “ It's over 18% thinner and 6% lighter than the astonishingly slim predecessor” in his Asus PG278Q review.

Three owners who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Acidx wrote “I waited a good 6 months of heavy usage before leaving my review on this product”. Aaron F. said three years ago “It just looks nicer on my desk compared to the bulky HP it replaced” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Toby95 mentioned on Amazon “The stand is heavy and sturdy”.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Asus PG278Q has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to this PC monitor.

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Packaging Content

Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus PG278Q is more than most LCD screens of a similar age and type to it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC screens of a comparable spec and age to this PC monitor. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this Asus PC monitor.

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Good Picture Quality

Seventeen customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Karen W. mentioned “I was only able to get 110hz out of it and overclocking it would mess up the image quality noticeably” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Three years ago Sten O. said “I planned for a better graphics card” and rated the Asus PG278Q a maximum of 5 stars. Steven R. wrote on Newegg.com “The image quality is very good for a TN panel”.

Eleven people who bought this PC monitor concluded that it had good colour saturation. G. Woodruff gave this PC monitor a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Honestly the colours are perfectly accurate for a non professional”. Davey said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Everything on the swift was pin sharp and the colours were amazing, you do”. Lebo wrote in their review of this PC monitor “I had to constantly adjust the position of the monitor in order to see colours correctly” .

Nine people thought it had a good refresh rate. Digitalversus.com wrote “It's also the first QHD TN panel to hit the market, with an excellent refresh rate of 144 Hz” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Robert O. said “The higher refresh rate is also noticeable on the Windows desktop (no mouse blurring” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Haydn said “+ 144Hz refresh rate is glorious” in their review of this PC monitor.

Five owners who purchased it thought it had clear images. Calibrator scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “No dead or stuck pixels! 2560X1440 G-Sync is for real 144Hz refresh rate Build quality Picture clarity OSD menu Easy to tilt” in their review of this PC monitor. Haydn gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “+ Resolution hits the sweet spot for image clarity and how easy it is to power”. Billy M. gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Newegg.com “The move from 24" to 27" is way more noticeable than I thought it would be and the clarity/crispness is superb”.

One owner who reviewed this PC monitor said that it had a good contrast ratio. Acidx scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The contrast ratio is excellent”. One customer who reviewed it considered that it had a wide viewing angle. Richard Flanagan said on Amazon “My only caveat is the viewing angle is rather narrow compared to other monitors I have used”.

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Support

Poor Technical Guidance

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have good customer support. Jordan H. gave it a score of 40 out of 100 and he mentioned “I now have to deal with the stressful system of Customer Support in order to receive an RMA”. Case G. said “Otherwise, after 30 days, you'll have to contact ASUS support and deal with their customer support, very slow shipping speeds”.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus PG278Q does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a comparable time to this PC display do have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Asus MX27UQ or the AOC C3583FQ ($582.63), or the Acer Predator XB271HU are also worth considering.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium monitor was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00886227752454, 00886227752478, 04053162744752, 04056572597338, 04716659752455, 04716659752462, 04716659917649, 05054629482612, 08862277524786

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