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Asus PG278Q

$699.00
Asus PG278Q
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A top-rated and good spec 27" PC monitor, with average running costs but representing only moderate value for money
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels Yes 1ms Oct 2015
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ASUS ROG SWIFT 27-inch 144Hz G-SYNC Gaming 3D Monitor [PG278Q] 1440p, 1ms Rapid Response Time, 2560 x 1440 WQHD Full HD Display with Pivot, Tilt, and Swivel, USB 3.0, Display Port
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Used - ASUS ROG SWIFT 27-inch 144Hz G-SYNC Gaming 3D Monitor [PG278Q] 1440p, 1ms Rapid Response Time, 2560 x 1440 WQHD Full HD Display with Pivot, Tilt, and Swivel, USB 3.0, Display Port
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Refurbished - ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q Black 27" 1ms Widescreen LED Backlight LCD 3D Monitor With 1 Year Extended Warranty
$499.99
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Used - ASUS PG278Q 27" Widescreen LED LCD Monitor (Used)
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Asus PG278Q Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Asus PG278Q number 656 across all PC monitors.
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Reviews
140 Reviews
58
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
68
Running Costs
$86 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 84%, based on 140 reviews.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer LCD screens 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 running costs of $86 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 18% of all 3,292 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving LCD screens.
The PG278Q has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Forged for gaming perfection: the world's first WQHD G-SYNC monitor with rapid 144hz refresh rate and 1ms response time - crisp 27-inch, 2560 x 1440 visuals combined with fast 144hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, made smooth by NVIDIAG-SYNC technology
Exclusive gameplus onscreen timer/crosshair, 60-120-144hz refresh rate turbo key and intuitive 5-way OSD navigation joystick
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
Narrower than average vertical viewing angle

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Value for Money

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Asus PG278Q of £539.99 ($539.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $159.01.

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Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The PG278Q has an average 5 year running cost of $86 based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the most expensive to run PC screens.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Asus PG278Q of 27" is bigger than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the biggest 20% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. The display diagonals of flatpanel monitors range from 3.5" to 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Resolution

The Asus PG278Q has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst resolution of all LCD screens is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2880 pixels.

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Very Fast Response Time

The response time of the Asus PG278Q of only 1ms is faster than average when compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the fastest 6% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature. Flatpanel monitors have response times of between 1ms and 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus PG278Q does not have a built-in speaker(s), although this is within the context that 53% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

Across all the flatpanel monitors the vertical viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The Asus PG278Q's vertical viewing angle of only 160° is narrower than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the narrowest 23% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle of the Asus PG278Q of only 170° is narrower than 87% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of flatpanel monitors is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Asus PG278Q's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is fairly average compared to most other PC displays. It is in the highest 53% of all PC displays when ranked by this feature.

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Supports NVIDIA G-Sync

The Asus PG278Q supports NVIDIA G-Sync, unlike 98% of PC displays which do not support NVIDIA G-Sync.

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Has a Game Mode

The Asus PG278Q has a game mode. 92% of flatpanel monitors do not have a game mode.

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Has AC, DisplayPort and 1 More Cables Included

The Asus PG278Q has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors. This flatpanel monitor has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC displays. The cables included "AC" and "DisplayPort" are also found on this PC screen.

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3D

The Asus PG278Q is 3D, unlike 98% of flatpanel monitors which are not 3D.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

asus 90lm00u0b01370, info 90lm00u0b01370, info 2560x14401, asus 9lgbza00, asus 9lgbzs00, asus pg278qr, info pg278q, acme pg278q

Barcodes:

00601577720607, 00801947290345, 00804067300338, 00804904103825, 00808112938972, 00809394588831, 00886227752454, 00886227752478, 00889349470992, 04053162744752, 04056572597338, 04712900470994, 04716659752455, 04716659752462, 04716659752479, 04716659917649, 05054629482612, 05754117752455, 08862277524786

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