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Asus VS278H PC Monitor

27" 1920 X 1080 80000000:1 LED May 2014
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22 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

This PC display has an average owner rating of 87 out of 100 based on 406 owner reviews.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Asus VS278 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Alison Todd scored the Asus VS278 very highly and she mentioned in her review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Good graphics sound not as good which is to be expected with a monitor”. Appox wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “It fulfilled all my needs, great resolution great refresh time, great image quality and stuff”. D108 said “Graphics come out great on this screen”.

Some Asus VS278 owners who bought the Asus VS278 wrote that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned last year “It displays great colours” in their review. Andrew Durber scored the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his Asus VS278 review on Amazon “I can choose how vibrant I want the colours which is useful since I use my PC for everything”. Andrewg mentioned on Amazon “Very nice monitor, with vivid colours and has suitable VESA-100 mount holes on the back” in their review of the Asus VS278 and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Some people who reviewed it thought it had clear images. Archie scored this PC monitor very highly and he said “With the led background it produced a super clear image”. In November Cate H. rated the product 5 stars and wrote “However now I'm running smoothly and the clarity is very good” in their review of this PC monitor. Daniel wrote “The clarity is awesome, very bright” in his Asus VS278 review.

A number of customers concluded that it had a wide viewing angle. Alex Hunt wrote “Lovely viewing angle – much better than the laptop I have it plugged into” in his Asus VS278 review. L. A. Ward rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Colours are good and viewing angle superb”. M mentioned on Amazon “Viewing angle is really good with no apparent dead pixels” in their review.

One Asus VS278 owner said that it had a good contrast ratio. Hayden Whelan mentioned “Very clear, High contrast ratio and very quick response time” and rated the product as excellent.

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Robust

A few Asus VS278 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Amy gave the product a rating of 5 stars and she said in her review on Amazon “Gotta give it to Asus, they do make solid products”. Amy Laz said on Amazon “A stereo audio in cable for the built in speakers”. Em_ks mentioned in their Asus VS278 review this month “The quality of the build seems good”.

A few people wrote that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Linda said in her Asus VS278 review “FULL TILT on a very sturdy stand”. Miss Roscoe wrote “If it were on something more sturdy it probably wouldn't have this problem” in her Asus VS278 review. Nabibi mentioned on Amazon “All in all its a sturdy 27 inch monitor” in their review of the Asus VS278.

One Asus VS278 owner wrote that this PC monitor was easy to damage or scratch. Paul2250 wrote this year “Only thing I can complain about is some damage to the paintwork on the side of the screen, not sure how it happened”.

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Good Connectivity

Some people said in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Ann said in her review on Amazon “The DVI to HDMI cable was nice to see in the box”. A few weeks ago Daniel mentioned “This was bought because it has the HDMI port to connect to a Macbook as a second screen”. M. G. Chisholm gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review “Most of all though it has an HDMI port”.

Several customers who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. In November last year Guy wrote “Great connectivity, fast response” in his review of the Asus VS278 and rated it as very good. O. Hansen mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Great picture and good connectivity.” in their review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet. Mark Humphreys gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon this year “A quick search on the internet remedied that”.

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Nice Design

Several Asus VS278 reviewers who purchased it thought it was good looking. In November Amy Laz scored it 5 stars and she said “Beautiful screen, full HD resolution 1920x1080 with no problems at all (no dead pixels either” in her Asus VS278 review. Andrew Durber gave the Asus VS278 a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon two years ago “Gorgeous monitors”. Andrew Durber also said “They're gorgeous with a beautiful display”.

One person who purchased it thought it had a good case. Daniel mentioned “Very good quality casing and not at all cheap looking or feel as you often find on some of these - more reasonably priced - monitors”. One Asus VS278 reviewer thought the Asus VS278 was a good design. M wrote “The monitor looks great - lovely gloss finish and slim design” in their review.

One Asus VS278 reviewer who reviewed the Asus VS278 mentioned that it was neat. M. G. Chisholm wrote on Amazon in November this year “Keep my study looking tidy and HDMI is the best way to get a longer length of run” in their review.

One Asus VS278 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was smooth. In November Mark Humphreys mentioned in his review of the Asus VS278 on Amazon “Playing Fallout 4 the action is very smooth and very clear with loads of detail”.

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Good Size

Several Asus VS278 reviewers reckoned that the Asus VS278 was thin. Amazon Customer mentioned in November last year “The monitor looks great and is very thin”. Helen T said in her review a few weeks ago “Unusable for slim fit wall mount”. Helen T also mentioned “I have my pc at a slim narrow desk - space is premium”.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Carrigeen04 mentioned on Amazon this year “Quite lightweight”. Kindle Customer mentioned “Very lightweight and was a bit worried when I opened it (2 boxes?” in their review of this PC monitor and gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars. Kindle Customer also mentioned “It's a very lightweight plastic base”.

A number of customers who bought the product wrote that it was a good weight. Carrigeen04 said on Amazon “Good small light weight monitor” however they only scored the Asus VS278 60 out of 100. Two years ago S.wil said on Amazon “Incredible how light in weight the unit is”.

One Asus VS278 owner wrote that this PC monitor was easy to carry around. Jonathan Mccrum said on Amazon “The monitor is actually incredibly light and easy to carry around”.

One Asus VS278 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Asus VS278 was compact. O. Hansen mentioned on Amazon “Quite compact on your desk since the base lets it be pushed fairly close to the wall” in their Asus VS278 review and gave it a score of 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers considered that the Asus VS278 was good quality. Alastair wrote “The picture quality is superb” in their review of the Asus VS278. Angela wrote “Good value and excellent visual quality”. Angela also said “I think this is a good value monitor with an excellent visual quality”.

Easy to Use

A few Asus VS278 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “The brightness is fantastic, making it very easy and clear to use for working”. Bobbyuk94 said “The menu buttons are easy to use”. Everythingpc wrote in their review of the Asus VS278 a few weeks ago “Found this as a handy addition as many monitors at this price point decide to omit this”.

Several Asus VS278 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. This year Bobbyuk94 mentioned on Amazon “Setting up was super easy and the screen turns on very fast” in their Asus VS278 review. Elizabeth J. Moore mentioned “Easy to set up - even a TOG like me managed it”. Elizabeth J. Moore also wrote “Came quickly well packaged just what I needed easy to set up and working just fine”.

A number of Asus VS278 owners thought this PC monitor was easy to use the menus. Linda scored the product 5 stars and she said in her review of the Asus VS278 “Lovely menu system with buttons under screen”. Mark Humphreys mentioned on Amazon this month “Text is clear at normal windows settings although my wife needs to make text bigger so this could be a personal thing” in his review. Last year Mr. James A. Carter wrote “Have a good choice of Menu to select how colors on screen appear” in his review.

A few Asus VS278 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to assemble. Gabriel Gauci Maistre gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon three years ago “Monitors are normally a hassle to assemble out of the box”. Gabriel Gauci Maistre also said “This was was great and really quick to assemble”. Linda wrote on Amazon “Easy to assemble just twist base on, plug in vga”.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Asus PC screens and also specifically for Asus medium monitors and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings.

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Good Technical Features

Three people who bought it considered that it had good features. Alex Hunt said “Overall, it’s clearly missing some features and build quality that more expensive monitors have.” in his review of the Asus VS278 and scored this PC monitor 5 stars. Everythingpc gave this PC monitor a very good review score and wrote on Amazon “Smart View are some the flagship features that Asus decide to cram in here” in their review of this PC monitor. Jonathan Mccrum said on Amazon in November last year “It has features such as tilt”.

Good Sound Quality

Several customers who purchased it considered that it had good sound quality. Chelseafan said in their review “That is to say I did not really care of headphones or good sound quality before” . Radiolite said in their review of the Asus VS278 three years ago “Sound quality from the speakers is not great (I have yet to hear of a monitor that does have incredible audio quality”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One Asus VS278 owner said that this PC monitor was good in terms of recycling. Dogbone wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Foolishly assuming the quality would be good, I recycled the packaging too soon!”.

LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display to this PC monitor and we think because of it's better review score, the 27MB65[pl_2256056_price], and the 24GM77[pl_2470022_price] both from LG or the iiyama XB2780HSU[plb_1370714_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Asus VS278 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the P2460[pl_2298428_price], and the I2460[pl_2045326_price] both from AOC or the Philips 272C4QPJKAB/00[plb_1532812_price] is also worth considering.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Asus VS278 is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the VS278 have between one and three HDMI ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Resolution

This PC monitor has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum resolution on PC monitors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The Asus VS278 has a quite big display diagonal (68.6 centimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago. The screen sizes of comparable spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as the VS278 range from 28cm to 770cm.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Supports One Placement

The number of placements supported by the Asus VS278 is more than most PC displays of a similar type and age to it. This Asus PC screen supports a Horizontal placement, which is the most commonly supported placement supported by medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VS278.

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Very Shallow

The Asus VS278 is one of the shallower medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the VS278 (only 50 millimeters) amongst similar spec PC screens of this age. Medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VS278 have depths of between 12mm and 560mm.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of LCD screens of this age and type is 1ms and the slowest is 40ms. The Asus VS278 has one of the fastest response times (only 1 millisecond) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including Techradar, altomdata.dk and techradar.com/au/ the average expert rating of this PC screen is 60%. That puts this PC display in the bottom 2% of all the comparable spec PC screens that came out more than two years ago.

Poor Support

One Asus VS278 reviewer thought the product did not have good technical guidance. Mik wrote last year “I didn't expect any being it's a ASUS, shame there isn't a manual for it to aid in set-up” in their review of this PC monitor.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the VS278, the Asus VS278 is not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the XL2420[pl_1453626_price], or the XL2411[pl_2130532_price] both from Benq or the Asus VG248QE[plb_1529549_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the VS278, the Asus VS278 does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera which you might want to consider including the Philips 272C4QPJKAB/00[plb_1532812_price], the AOC I2472[plb_2126699_price], or the HP EliteDisplay S231[plb_2198924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most LCD screens of a similar type and age to the VS278 do not have an integrated card reader. The Asus VS278 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus VS278H

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Asus released the VS278.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on PC screens of a similar age and type to it.

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Specification

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HDCP
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Response Time
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PC Audio in
Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Outputs
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HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
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TV Tuner Integrated
Built-In Subwoofer
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Picture-in-Picture
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Pivot
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Display (OSD)
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Energy Star Certified
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Volume Control
Connection to PC
HDMI
Screen Saving Functions
Number of Products Included
Placement Supported

Expert Reviews

(1)
23 May 2013

Hvad nu, hvis man vågnede op en dag og konstaterede, at man i bedste Kafka-stil var blevet forvandlet til en pc-skærm? Hvordan skulle man leve et rigt liv?

Decent colour and contrast
1ms response time
Bad case of the fizzies
Tilt, only stand and lack of DVI input
Tiltonly stand and lack of DVI input

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 7 August 2015 by Supermain
Supermain would recommend the Asus VS278Q (Verified Purchase)

Bought this as a second monitor to supplement my 32" Sharp TV/monitor that I use on my workstation. It performs great, love the built in speakers and two HDMI inputs. If I had the space for a... Read more…

It's big. 1ms GTG advertised
0 dead pixels on arrival
Lightweight
Easy stand setup
DVI to HDMI cable included
The monitor has too many display modes - more than anyone would need. Calibration is cumbersome. The monitor is supposed to support viewing of media content (BDP, etc. ., but it won't replace an HDTV'
Brightness and contrast adjustments are not very sensitive from 0 to 100 when I calibrated using a Disney WOW Blu-ray calibration disc. Color calibration is limited and frustrating
Not all the calibration settings are available for each display mode
Default adjustments are no where close to acceptable. Required more than just tweaking but with patience, it will produce exactly the picture quality you desire. The adjustment scale for speed of GTG
The stand could use some improvements but I'm not knocking off eggs for that
Reviewed 24 September 2014 by 10ac
10ac would recommend the Asus VS278Q (Verified Purchase)

This monitor has reduced my eye strain dramatically . Its great . A friend of mine said you will never go back to a smaller screen. He is right. Cons: The menu for settings seems to be made to... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Lightweight
Sharp Image
Its big enough to play games and watch movies on. Has a excellent display and has a button to switch between DVI and HDMI
I got the monitor as an upgrade from another Asus because I wanted a larger screen and because the other one had developed a dead pixel. To these ends, the new one works well
It has this dumb quick fit function that sucks and it does not come with a DVI cable or a Displayport function. The quality with the HDMI to DVI cable is pretty distorted and you should use the displa
I connect my computer and PlayStation to my monitor via HDMI, and I have a stereo cable running from the monitor's headphone output to my speaker system. With the previous monitor, this was no problem
Abysmal audio out via the headphone jack. Sound became hollow, lacking all depth. .. the lows are nearly completely lost. Very tinny and grating. Quite a disappointment since this feature (the stereo
Needs to be color calibrated when you first get it but this can be done with free utilities found online. Hardly an issue. I also wish it was 2560 x 1600 but hey for 700 less I'll take it : -)
Doesn't work, turns on for a few seconds then off can't get it to display menu. Only turns on when I hit the input source button and then turns off again. When it is "off" it is actually in standby mo
Reviewed 17 April 2013 by J H.
(Verified Purchase)

Good sized monitor for the price with a nice refresh rate. Don't expect to get great colors even after messing with the settings. Would probably be fine for office use but that's about it...

27in, 1080p, 1ms and that is where they end
Big screen, nice color, excellent blacks; resolution and 1ms respons rate for fast action are both very good
The image is crisp and the colors are vibrant. Being a 1ms panel makes this a good gaming screen for me despite having cards that can exceed the 60fps this is limited to
Great size, great picture. Not too bright. Not too dark
Can't live with out it, this is beast when it comes to monitors and when you get a 1ms response it makes it even better. all and all GET THIS MONITOR
First thing I noticed was how short the power cable was, 3ft maximum, this was really annoying, but the same can be said about the DVI cable as well. Next problem was the colors were completely washed
Menu is not user-friendly; base is not very stable
The plugs in the back are horizontal instead of vertical. This meant I could not use my current flush mount wall monitor bracket. I had to get a new wall mount that stood away from the wall to allow f
Setup, would not let me pull up the menu, it was set to VGA. My video card does not have a VGA out, after trying different ways to get to the menu I went to my old PC parts box and found a DVI to VGA
To bright might want to not worry about it, but don; t play with out a secondary light source, like a lamp, so don't play in the dark

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $54.15
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Total running cost over 5 years $54.15
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.36 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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