Asus PB278 vs Asus PB278Q vs Asus PB287
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Asus PB278

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

Asus PB278

$409.99
Our Verdict:
A classic and good spec 27" LCD screen, with low running costs but representing only moderate value for money
90
Reviews
52 Reviews
63
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
71
Running Costs
$65 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 80000000:1 No Jun 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 27"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 80000000:1
3D No
Release Date Jun 2014
Asus PB278Q

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score

Asus PB278Q

$69.95
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and best selling 27" flatpanel monitor, with moderate running costs and an affordable price
96
Reviews
651 Reviews + 12 Awards
84
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Running Costs
$130 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 80000000:1 No Sep 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 27"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 80000000:1
3D No
Release Date Sep 2012
Asus PB287

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and multi award winning 28" PC display, with alright running costs
94
Reviews
943 Reviews + 21 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
64
Running Costs
$130 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
28" 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 100000000:1 No Apr 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 28"
Display Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100000000:1
3D No
Release Date Apr 2014
Asus PB278

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

Asus PB278

$409.99
Our Verdict:
A classic and good spec 27" LCD screen, with low running costs but representing only moderate value for money
90
Reviews
52 Reviews
63
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
71
Running Costs
$65 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 80000000:1 No Jun 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 27"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 80000000:1
3D No
Release Date Jun 2014
Asus PB278Q

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score

Asus PB278Q

$69.95
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and best selling 27" flatpanel monitor, with moderate running costs and an affordable price
96
Reviews
651 Reviews + 12 Awards
84
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Running Costs
$130 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 80000000:1 No Sep 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 27"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 80000000:1
3D No
Release Date Sep 2012
Asus PB287

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and multi award winning 28" PC display, with alright running costs
94
Reviews
943 Reviews + 21 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
64
Running Costs
$130 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
28" 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 100000000:1 No Apr 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 28"
Display Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100000000:1
3D No
Release Date Apr 2014

Top Prices

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Adorama
ASUS PB278Q 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor (Brand new, unopened) - on
$409.99
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ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$422.71
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ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$465.20
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Asus PB278Q Back And Front Monitor Cover (Brand new, unopened)
$69.95
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Asus PB278Q 27" WQHD LED-lit Professional Graphics Monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$408.09
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eBay
ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$432.11
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eBay
Asus PB278Q PLS LED 27" 16_9 2560X1440 T/S/P/H HDMI D-SUB DP DUAL LINK DVI-D (Brand new, unopened)
$483.59
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ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 PLS/ IPS & AmazonBasics Single Monitor Display... (Brand new, unopened)
$546.52
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eBay
ASUS PB278QR 27" 2K Ultra HD IPS Black computer monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$613.96
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Amazon US
ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor
Out of stock
$372.97
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Amazon US
Asus PB278Q 27" LED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - 5 ms
Out of stock
$407.00
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Amazon US
Asus Professional 27†IPS LED LCD Monitor PB278Q
Out of stock
$433.76
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Amazon US
ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 PLS/ IPS & AmazonBasics Single Monitor Display Mounting Arm Set
Out of stock
$479.98
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Amazon US
PB278QR 27" LED 5ms 300nits DVI HDMI
$526.86
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ASUS PB278Q 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor
$379.99
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Best Buy
Asus - 27" Widescreen Flat-Panel IPS LED HD Monitor - Black PB278Q
$399.99
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BuyVPC
Asus PB278Q 27" LED LCD Monitor - 16_9 - 5 ms (Brand new, unopened) - on
$409.10
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Adorama
ASUS PB278Q 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor, 2560x1440 Resolution, 300cd/m2 Brightness, 5ms Response Time
$409.99
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Wholesale Connection Store
Asus PB278Q 27" LED LCD Monitor - 16_9 - 5 ms (Brand new, unopened) - on
$412.06
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PCNation-Outlet
Asus Pb278q 27" Led Lcd Monitor - 16_9 - 5 Ms New (Brand new, unopened) - on
$412.10
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NEW ASUS PB278Q Widescreen LCD Moitor 27-in Monitor 27in PLS LED WQHD (Brand new, unopened) - on
$434.98
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MwaveJewelry
Asus PB278Q 27" LED Monitor 16_9 5ms 2560x1440 300 Nit VGA DVI HDMI DisplayPort (Brand new, unopened) - on
$439.45
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ASUS PB278Q 27" 1440p 5ms LED IPS Monitor with VGA/DVI/HDMI/DiplayPort Inputs (Brand new, unopened) - on
$450.67
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ASUS PB278Q 27" Wide Quad HD PLS Black computer monitor (Brand new, unopened) - on
$452.69
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ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor (Brand new, unopened) - on
$468.09
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Reasons For

Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
3 Reasons For
Wider Vertical Viewing Angle
The Asus PB278 has a vertical viewing angle of 178° (as does the Asus PB278Q), but the Asus PB287 is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

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5% Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Asus PB278 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB278Q. That's 8° wider than the Asus PB287 (170°).

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

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$65 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Asus PB278 is $65 cheaper to run than the Asus PB278Q and $65 cheaper to run than the Asus PB287.
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8 Reasons For
11% Wider Vertical Viewing Angle
The Asus PB278Q has a vertical viewing angle of 178° (as does the Asus PB278), however the Asus PB287 is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

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Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Asus PB278Q is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB278. That's 8° wider than the Asus PB287 (170°).

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

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Cheaper by $340
The Asus PB278Q costs $340.04 less than the Asus PB278.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
Better Expert Reviews
The Asus PB278Q has an average expert review score of 85%, however the Asus PB287 has an average rating of 80% (based on 76 reviews).
Better Expert Reviews Review Score
The Asus PB278Q has an Expert Reviews review score of 100%, whereas the Asus PB287 only has a rating of 80% from the same site.
Better 01net.com Review Score
01net.com's Asus PB278Q review gave it a score of 80%, whereas the rating of the Asus PB287 was only 40% from the same site.
Better Prad.de Review Score
The Asus PB278Q has a review score of 80% from Prad.de, whereas the Asus PB287's rating was only 0% from the same site.
8 Reasons For
4% Bigger Display Diagonal
The Asus PB287 is a 28" PC monitor. That's 1" bigger than the Asus PB278 and the Asus PB278Q (27").

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

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Four Times Faster Response Time
The Asus PB287 has a response time of 1ms, but the Asus PB278 and the Asus PB278Q are both 5ms response time PC monitors (4ms slower).

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

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One More HDMI Port
The Asus PB287 has two HDMI ports, however the Asus PB278Q only has one HDMI port.

This indicates the number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

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Nine More Awards
The Asus PB287 has 21 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Asus PB278Q has 12 awards.
Marginally Better User Reviews
Based on 866 user reviews, the Asus PB287 has an average review score of 91%, however the Asus PB278 has an average rating of 77% (based on 31 reviews) and the Asus PB278Q has an average rating of 90% (based on 446 reviews).
Better Overclock3d.net Review Score
Overclock3d.net's Asus PB287 review gave it a score of 97%, whereas the rating of the Asus PB278Q was only 87% from the same site.
Better Reviewed.com Review Score
The Asus PB287 has a Reviewed.com review score of 76%, whereas the rating of the Asus PB278Q was only 53% from the same site.
Better Tweaktown.com Review Score
The Asus PB287 has a review score of 96% from Tweaktown.com, whereas the Asus PB278Q's rating was only 0% from the same site.

Reasons Against

Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
6 Reasons Against
4% Smaller Display Diagonal
The Asus PB278 is a 27" PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB278Q. That's 1" smaller than the Asus PB287 (28").

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

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Significantly Slower Response Time
The Asus PB278 has a response time of 5ms (as does the Asus PB278Q), whereas the Asus PB287 is a 1ms response time PC monitor (4ms faster).

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

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One Less HDMI Port
The number of HDMI ports on the Asus PB278 is one (as does the Asus PB278Q), but the Asus PB287 only has two HDMI ports.

This indicates the number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

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More Expensive by $340
The Asus PB278 is $340 more expensive than the Asus PB278Q.
Not As Many Stockists
The Asus PB278 is only stocked by 2 shops, however the Asus PB278Q is stocked by 13 sellers.
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
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User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
The Asus PB278 only has an average user score of 77%, but the Asus PB278Q has an average user rating of 90% (based on 446 reviews) and the Asus PB287 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 866 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Smaller Display Diagonal
The Asus PB278Q is a 27" PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB278. That's 1" smaller than the Asus PB287 (28").

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

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4ms Slower Response Time
The Asus PB278Q has a response time of 5ms (as does the Asus PB278), but the Asus PB287 is a 1ms response time PC monitor (4ms faster).

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

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One Less HDMI Port
The Asus PB278Q has one HDMI port (as does the Asus PB278), however the Asus PB287 only has two HDMI ports.

This indicates the number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

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Older by Over One Year
The Asus PB278Q is 22 months older than the Asus PB278 and 19 months older than the Asus PB287.
$65 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
The running costs of the Asus PB278Q are $132 which is $65 more than the Asus PB278 over five years. Show assumptions.
Nine Less Awards
The Asus PB278Q has only received 12 awards, whereas the Asus PB287 has received 21 awards.
User Review Rating is Marginally Worse
The Asus PB278Q's average user score is 90%, however the Asus PB287's is 91% (based on 866 reviews).
Worse Reviewed.com Review Score
Reviewed.com only gave the Asus PB278Q a review score of 53%, whereas the rating of the Asus PB287 was 76%.
Worse Overclock3d.net Review Score
The Asus PB278Q has only received an Overclock3d.net review score of 87% , whereas the rating of the Asus PB287 was 97%.
8 Reasons Against
12% Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle
The Asus PB287 has a vertical viewing angle of 160°, however the Asus PB278 and the Asus PB278Q are both 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitors (18° wider).

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

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5% Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Asus PB287 is a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° narrower than the Asus PB278 and the Asus PB278Q (178°).

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

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Not Currently Available
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Older by Three Months
The Asus PB287 is three months older than the Asus PB278.
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $65
The running costs of the Asus PB287 are $132 which is $65 more than the Asus PB278 over five years. Show assumptions.
Expert Review Rating is Worse
The Asus PB287's average expert score is 80%, however the Asus PB278Q's is 85% (based on 56 reviews).
Worse Expert Reviews Review Score
The Asus PB287 has only received a review score of 80% from Expert Reviews, whereas the Asus PB278Q has a score of 100%.
Worse 01net.com Review Score
The Asus PB287 has only received a 01net.com review score of 40% , whereas the rating of the Asus PB278Q was 80%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Asus PB287 has more awards than the Asus PB278Q. The Asus PB287 has 21 awards, where as the Asus PB278Q has 12 awards. Compare all award winning PC monitors.
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12 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star chinese.vr-zone.com: Editor's Choice datormagazin.se: Recommended elektroniktest.dk: Silver ferra.ru: Best Product Good Gear Guide.com.au: Editor's Choice hardware.info: Silver Award hothardware.com: Recommended noticias3d.com: Good Choice overclock3d.net: Gold Award technopat.net: Performance Award uk.hardware.info: Silver
21 Awards Best
alphr.com: Recommended A-List altomdata.dk: Test Winner chip.com.my: Recommended goldfries.com: Recommended Hardware hardware.info: Excellent hispazone.com: Recommended Product itwriter.ru: Recommended kitguru.net: Must Have legitreviews.com: Recommended overclock3d.net: Gold Award PC Mag: Editor's Choice technolabs.net: Good Design tecnogeekies.com: Gold tek.no: Recommended tomshardware.co.uk: Smart Buy tomshardware.com: Smart Buy Trusted Reviews: Recommended tweaktown.com: Editor's Choice ua.gecid.com: Gamer's Choice uk.hardware.info: Gold vido.com.ua: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

The Asus PB278Q has better expert reviews than the Asus PB287. The average expert reviews score for the Asus PB278Q is 85% based on 56 reviews, where as the average score for the Asus PB287 is 80% based on 76 reviews.
Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
16 reviews
4 stars
11 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
10 reviews
4 stars
13 reviews
3 stars
1 review
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1 review
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Asus PB287 has the best user reviews out of the three PC monitors with an average review score of 91% based on 866 reviews. The Asus PB278Q has the second best user reviews with an average review score of 90% based on 446 reviews. The Asus PB278 has the third best user reviews with an average review score of 77% based on 31 reviews.
Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
5 stars
20 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
1 review
1 star
7 reviews
5 stars
325 reviews
4 stars
66 reviews
3 stars
25 reviews
2 stars
11 reviews
1 star
19 reviews
Best
5 stars
633 reviews
4 stars
142 reviews
3 stars
37 reviews
2 stars
25 reviews
1 star
29 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

The Asus PB287 has the greatest proportion of users recommending it. Out of 942 reviews, 65.8% recommend the Asus PB287. 29.8% recommend the Asus PB278Q and 0% recommend the Asus PB278.

Uk.hardware.info Review Score

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Most IT product categories tend to evolve rapidly, but developments in computer monitors have been decidedly slower. Although larger screens are slowly becoming more affordable, the most common resolution remains 1920x1080 pixels. Nonetheless, this y...
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Aug 2013
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We've been waiting for resolutions higher than Full-HD for a long time now but it's finally here. 2014 was the year of Ultra HD, not just for televisions but also on you're desk. Hardware.info has tested eight different UHD-monitors so far and in the...
Gold
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Feb 2015

Tweaktown.com Review Score

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15 hours, 20 mins agoI recently purchased an ASUS PB278Q monitor for my daily use, and it's gorgeous. It's 2560x1440 resolution provides plenty of desktop real estate, but it only arrives with a 60Hz refresh rate. I feel like I'm substituting r......
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Aug 2013
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We've got quite the treat in the lab today in the form of the new ASUS PB287Q 4K monitor. 4K is a beautiful technology that provides the same screen area as four 1080p monitors (when you times x and y axis by two), as illustrated in the image below.4...
Editor's Choice
Let's just start with the obvious. 4K is awesome for professionals. My raw 18-megapixel photos can almost be shown at 100 percent zoom on a 4K monitor, as opposed to a 1080p monitor that just shows a small portion (less than one-fourth)......
May 2014

Tomshardware.com Review Score

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Until cutting-edge UHD (3840×2160) displays hit the mainstream, most enthusiasts have to be content with QHD monitors at 2560x1440 pixels. In the lab today, we have two more 27-inch QHD screens: the ZR2740w from HP and the PB278Q from Asus. It see...
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May 2013
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We've seen plenty of buzz about the beauty of gaming at 3840x2160. Up until now, though, that meant spending several grand on a 4K monitor. Asus drives the price down to $650 with its 28-inch PB287Q. But are there sacrifices made in the process? We k...
Smart Buy
As with most bleeding-edge technologies, most of the discussion about 4K monitors revolves around price. The first-generation displays hit the market at an eye-watering $3500, and even now are still selling for over $2500. Thanks to Chi Mei Optronics...
May 2014

Reviewed.com Review Score

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If you've been shopping around for a monitor lately, you've probably noticed that the current market is subject to a wall-to-wall flood of nigh-identical $200 computer monitors. These clone clusters usually share performance parameters and feature se...
Sections......
Jan 2013
Best
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If you've been waiting patiently for 4K monitors to become moderately affordable?less than $1,000?your wait is over.The Asus PB287Q (MSRP $649) is a 28-inch monitor with a native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160, a 1ms G2G response time, a 60 Hz refresh r...
The Asus PB287Q (MSRP $649) has many strengths: decent color production, lightning-fast response time, a smart build, and a (comparably) dirt-cheap price. Despite all that, it's not suited for every buyer. Professionals who need a wider color space, ...
Jun 2014

Overclock3d.net Review Score

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Monitor choice is thankfully a lot easier in recent times. Even a cheap TN panel will be reasonable quality.For gamers though we've had a couple of different branches to take on the display path. The advent of 3D and Eyefinity has meant that there re...
Gold Award
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Let's start with the monitor itself.It's huge. Make no mistake, the difference between even a 24" 1080P monitor, and the 27" ASUS offering is immense. The amount of screen real-estate available is glorious, and you really feel the benefit of the extr...
Dec 2012
Best
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Once upon a time a computer monitor was a separate thing to a television, with different requirements and different inputs. As the switch to flat panel displays alongside the increased media capabilities, and indeed popularity, of home consoles came ...
Gold Award
Monitors are always a difficult thing to review when it comes to getting the difference across because even if we manage to make the best possible video or take the finest screenshots known to mankind, you'll still be viewing them on your own monitor...
Jun 2014

PC Mag Review Score

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Design and Features Unlike the gorgeous Samsung Series 9 S27B970D, another 27-inch PLS monitor, the PB278Q is fairly plain looking. The 27-inch panel resides in a 2.8-inch thick matte black cabinet with relatively thin (0.75-inch) bezels and a thin, ...
Great color quality
Lots of video ports
Ergonomic stand
Wide viewing angles
A bit pricey
No auto-pivot function
No USB ports
The Asus PB278Q is a well equipped 27-inch monitor based on Plane to Line Switching (PLS) panel technology. You?ll pay more for this technology but receive awesome performance and a rich feature set in return......
Nov 2012
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If you've been itching to buy an Ultra High-Definition (UHD) monitor, but have been waiting for prices to drop below the $1,000 mark, your wait is over. The Asus PB287Q ($649) impresses with its sharp UHD image quality, robust colors, and a generous ...
Editor's Choice
Relatively affordable
Outstanding Ultra High-Definition (UHD) image quality
Solid performance and feature set
Fast pixel response
So-so viewing angle performance
Slightly skewed greens
No USB ports
The Asus PB287Q is a reasonably priced 28-inch Ultra High-Definition monitor that delivers stunning 4K imagery and handles fast motion with aplomb......
May 2014

Expert Reviews Review Score

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The PB278Q is a 27in IPS monitor with a large 2,560x1,440 resolution, and is very similar in specification to Viewsonic's VP2770-LED. It's another highly-adjustable screen with excellent picture quality, and is ideal for working on multiple documents...
Fewer extras than the competition, but excellent high-resolution images out of the box......
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The Dell P2815Q could only output Ultra HD resolutions at 30Hz, which meant there was an unbearable amount of input lag and choppy movement, even we performed the most basic the most basic of tasks. This made it best suited to the watching of Ultra H...
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Jul 2014

Date Released

Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
44 months old Best 66 months old 47 months old

Key Features

Display Diagonal

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Response Time

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Width

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

PC monitor running costs calculated based on an average of 8 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the PC monitor and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving PC monitors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these PC monitors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Asus PB278
Asus
PB278
10 trees 0.39 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Asus PB278Q
Asus
PB278Q
20 trees 0.78 tonnes CO2
Asus PB287
Asus
PB287
20 trees 0.78 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
Display Diagonal 27" 27" 28"
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Display Resolution
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
100000000:1
 100000000:1
100000000:1
 100000000:1
100000000:1
 100000000:1
Response Time 5ms 5ms 1ms
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Vertical Viewing Angle 178°
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178°
BEST
160°
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178°
BEST
178°
BEST
170°
Display
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Supported Graphics Resolutions
2560 x 1440 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
2560 x 1440 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
2560 x 1440 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
HD Type
4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
Digital Vertical Frequency Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Size Diagonal Unknown - Click to provide data 684.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness 300 Cd/m² 300 Cd/m² 300 Cd/m²
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
HDMI Port 1 1 2
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Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort 1 1 1
DVI-D Port 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port 1
BEST
1
BEST
 
 
 
Multimedia Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
Speaker 2 2 2
RMS Rated Power 5W
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3W 4W
Loudspeaker 2 2 2
 
 
 
Ergonomics Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
Tilt Angle
 
 
 
Power Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
Typical Power Consumption 30W
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60W 60W
Standby Power Consumption 0.5W 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (PowerSave) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (off) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
 
 
 
Packaging Data Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
Package Weight 11kg 12kg 10.6kg
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Package Height 470mm 470mm 465mm
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Package Depth 224mm 224mm 224mm
Package Width 755mm
BEST
755mm
BEST
764mm
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
Weight With Stand Unknown - Click to provide data 8.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand) 552.3mm 552.3mm 414mm
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Depth (with Stand) 218mm
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218mm
BEST
220.06mm
Width (with Stand) 643mm
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643mm
BEST
660mm
Weight Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 7.9kg
Height 386.2mm 386.2mm 380.67mm
Depth 69.6mm 69.6mm 63.55mm
Width 643mm 643mm 660.26mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
Cables Included
VGA HDMI
DVI DisplayPort
 VGA
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
VGA HDMI
DVI DisplayPort
 VGA
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
VGA HDMI
DVI DisplayPort
 VGA
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort

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