Asus PB278 vs Asus PB278Q vs Asus PB287 vs Asus VG278
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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 VG278

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and award winning 27" PC screen, with low running costs
89
Reviews
532 Reviews + 3 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
71
Running Costs
$64 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good
27" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 50000000:1 Yes Jul 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 27"
Display Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 50000000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Jul 2012
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 VG278

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and award winning 27" PC screen, with low running costs
89
Reviews
532 Reviews + 3 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
71
Running Costs
$64 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good
27" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 50000000:1 Yes Jul 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 27"
Display Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 50000000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Jul 2012

Top Prices

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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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ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$432.11
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Asus PB278Q PLS LED 27" 16_9 2560X1440 T/S/P/H HDMI D-SUB DP DUAL LINK DVI-D (Brand new, unopened)
$483.57
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ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 PLS/ IPS & AmazonBasics Single Monitor Display... (Brand new, unopened)
$546.52
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ASUS PB278QR 27" 2K Ultra HD IPS Black computer monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$612.69
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ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor
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$372.97
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Amazon US
Asus PB278Q 27" LED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - 5 ms
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$407.00
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Asus Professional 27†IPS LED LCD Monitor PB278Q
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$433.76
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ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 PLS/ IPS & AmazonBasics Single Monitor Display Mounting Arm Set
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$479.98
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PB278QR 27" LED 5ms 300nits DVI HDMI
$526.85
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ASUS PB278Q 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor
$379.99
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Asus - 27" Widescreen Flat-Panel IPS LED HD Monitor - Black PB278Q
$399.99
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Asus PB278Q 27" LED LCD Monitor - 16_9 - 5 ms (Brand new, unopened) - on
$409.10
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ASUS PB278Q 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor, 2560x1440 Resolution, 300cd/m2 Brightness, 5ms Response Time
$409.99
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Asus PB278Q 27" LED LCD Monitor - 16_9 - 5 ms (Brand new, unopened) - on
$412.06
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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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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 Asus VG278
2 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 and the Asus VG278 are both only 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitors (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 PB278 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB278Q. That's 8° wider than the Asus PB287 and the Asus VG278 (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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14 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 and the Asus VG278 are both only 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitors (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 PB278Q is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB278. That's 8° wider than the Asus PB287 and the Asus VG278 (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 shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
Better Expert Reviews
Based on 56 expert reviews, the Asus PB278Q has an average review score of 85%, however the Asus PB287 has an average rating of 80% (based on 76 reviews) and the Asus VG278 has an average rating of 66% (based on 62 reviews).
Better Itproportal.com Review Score
Itproportal.com's Asus PB278Q review gave it a score of 80%, whereas the rating of the Asus VG278 was only 50% from the same site.
Better Digital Versus Review Score
Digital Versus gave the Asus PB278Q a review score of 80%, whereas the Asus VG278 only has a rating of 40% from the same site.
Better PC Mag Review Score
PC Mag gave the Asus PB278Q a review score of 80%, whereas the rating of the Asus VG278 was only 60% from the same site.
Better Expert Reviews Review Score
Expert Reviews gave the Asus PB278Q a review score of 100%, whereas the Asus PB287 only has a rating of 80% and the Asus VG278 only has a rating of 60% from the same site.
Better 01net.com Review Score
The Asus PB278Q has a review score of 80% from 01net.com, whereas the rating of the Asus PB287 was only 40% and the rating of the Asus VG278 was only 40% from the same site.
Better Les Numeriques.com Review Score
Les Numeriques.com gave the Asus PB278Q a review score of 80%, whereas the rating of the Asus VG278 was only 40% from the same site.
Better Tweakers.net Review Score
The Asus PB278Q has a Tweakers.net review score of 100%, whereas the rating of the Asus VG278 was only 80% from the same site.
Better Chip.de Review Score
Chip.de's Asus PB278Q review gave it a score of 90%, whereas the Asus VG278's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Prad.de Review Score
Prad.de's Asus PB278Q review gave it a score of 80%, whereas the Asus PB287's rating was only 0% from the same site.
17 Reasons For
Bigger Display Diagonal
The Asus PB287 is a 28" PC monitor. That's 1" bigger than the Asus PB278, the Asus PB278Q and the Asus VG278 (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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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) and the Asus VG278 is a 2ms response time PC monitor (1ms 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 VG278 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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Picture-in-Picture Support
The Asus PB287 features Picture-in-Picture support, whereas the Asus VG278 does not.

This indicates whether the monitor is able to show one smaller screen inside the main screen - usually down in a corner.

This is helpful for things like YouTube videos or Skype calls - being able to surf while you chat to people or watch cat videos!

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18 More Awards
The Asus PB287 has 21 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Asus PB278Q has 12 awards and the Asus VG278 has 3 awards.
A Little Better User Reviews
The Asus PB287 has an average user review score of 91% based on 866 reviews, however the Asus PB278 has an average rating of 77% (based on 31 reviews), the Asus PB278Q has an average rating of 90% (based on 446 reviews) and the Asus VG278 has an average rating of 89% (based on 431 reviews).
Better Techradar Review Score
Techradar's Asus PB287 review gave it a score of 80%, whereas the rating of the Asus VG278 was only 0% from the same site.
Better Techradar.com/au/ Review Score
Techradar.com/au/'s Asus PB287 review gave it a score of 80%, whereas the Asus VG278 only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Overclock3d.net Review Score
The Asus PB287 has a review score of 97% from Overclock3d.net, whereas the rating of the Asus PB278Q was only 87% from the same site.
Better Reviewed.com Review Score
Reviewed.com gave the Asus PB287 a review score of 76%, whereas the rating of the Asus PB278Q was only 53% from the same site.
Better Tweaktown.com Review Score
Tweaktown.com's Asus PB287 review gave it a score of 96%, whereas the Asus PB278Q's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Kitguru.net Review Score
The Asus PB287 has a review score of 90% from Kitguru.net, whereas the Asus VG278 only has a rating of 70% from the same site.
Better Trusted Reviews Review Score
The Asus PB287 has a review score of 80% from Trusted Reviews, whereas the rating of the Asus VG278 was only 0% from the same site.
Better PC Mag Review Score
The Asus PB287 has a PC Mag review score of 80%, whereas the rating of the Asus VG278 was only 60% from the same site.
Better Les Numeriques.com Review Score
The Asus PB287 has a Les Numeriques.com review score of 80%, whereas the rating of the Asus VG278 was only 40% from the same site.
Better Tweakers.net Review Score
Tweakers.net gave the Asus PB287 a review score of 100%, whereas the rating of the Asus VG278 was only 80% from the same site.
Better Tek.no Review Score
The Asus PB287 has a Tek.no review score of 80%, whereas the rating of the Asus VG278 was only 0% from the same site.
5 Reasons For
3D
The Asus VG278 is 3D, but the Asus PB278, the Asus PB278Q and the Asus PB287 are not.

Monitors that are 3D compatible are able to display 3D images. Some monitors will require you to wear special glasses to appreciate the 3D affect.

A 3D monitor allows you to view 3D content on the monitor such as 3D films, 3D games or 3D applications.

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Cheaper to Run by $65 Over Five Years
Over five years the Asus VG278 is $1 cheaper to run than the Asus PB278, $65 cheaper to run than the Asus PB278Q and $65 cheaper to run than the Asus PB287.
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Better Altomdata.dk Review Score
The Asus VG278 has an Altomdata.dk review score of 70%, but the Asus PB287 only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Chip.com.tr Review Score
Chip.com.tr's Asus VG278 review gave it a score of 70%, but the Asus PB287's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Prad.de Review Score
Prad.de's Asus VG278 review gave it a score of 80%, but the rating of the Asus PB287 was only 0% from the same site.

Reasons Against

Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287 Asus VG278
7 Reasons Against
Smaller Display Diagonal
The Asus PB278 is a 27" PC monitor, and so do the Asus PB278Q and the Asus VG278. 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 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) and the Asus VG278 is a 2ms response time PC monitor (3ms 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 do the Asus PB278Q and the Asus VG278), 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 shops.
Fewer numbers of sellers 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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$1 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
The Asus PB278 costs $67 to run which is $1 more than the Asus VG278 over five years. Show assumptions.
User Review Rating is Much 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), the Asus PB287 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 866 reviews) and the Asus VG278 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 431 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
4% Smaller Display Diagonal
The Asus PB278Q is a 27" PC monitor, and so do the Asus PB278 and the Asus VG278. 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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Hugely 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) and the Asus VG278 is a 2ms response time PC monitor (3ms 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 do the Asus PB278 and the Asus VG278), 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.
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $65
Over five years the running costs of the Asus PB278Q are $132 which is $65 more than the Asus PB278, $0 more than the Asus PB287 and $65 more than the Asus VG278. 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 a Little 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° (as does the Asus VG278), 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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Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Asus PB287 is a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so does the Asus VG278. 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
We couldn't find any retailers that are currently selling the product.
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Older by Three Months
The Asus PB287 is three months older than the Asus PB278.
$65 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the running costs of the Asus PB287 are $132 which is $65 more than the Asus PB278 and $65 more than the Asus VG278. 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%.
18 Reasons Against
4% Smaller Display Diagonal
The Asus VG278 is a 27" PC monitor, and so do the Asus PB278 and 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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A Lot Slower Response Time
The Asus VG278 has a response time of 2ms, however the Asus PB278 and the Asus PB278Q are both 5ms response time PC monitors (3ms slower) and the Asus PB287 is a 1ms response time PC monitor (1ms 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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18° Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle
The Asus VG278 has a vertical viewing angle of 160° (as does the Asus PB287), whereas 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 VG278 is a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB287. 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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One Less HDMI Port
The Asus VG278 is a one HDMI port PC monitor (as do the Asus PB278 and the Asus PB278Q), whereas 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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Not Currently Available
We couldn't find any retailers that are currently selling the product.
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Older by Over Two Years
The Asus VG278 is two years older than the Asus PB278, two months older than the Asus PB278Q and 21 months older than the Asus PB287.
18 Less Awards
The Asus VG278 has only received 3 awards, but the Asus PB278Q has received 12 awards and the Asus PB287 has received 21 awards.
Expert Review Rating is Considerably Worse
The average expert rating of the Asus VG278 is only 66%, whereas the average expert rating of the Asus PB278Q is 85% (based on 56 reviews) and the Asus PB287 is 80% (based on 76 reviews).
User Review Rating is Slightly Worse
The average user rating of the Asus VG278 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Asus PB278Q is 90% (based on 446 reviews) and the Asus PB287 is 91% (based on 866 reviews).
Worse Expert Reviews Review Score
Whilst the Asus VG278 has received a review score of 60% from Expert Reviews, the Asus PB278Q's rating was 100% and the Asus PB287's rating was 80%.
Worse Digital Versus Review Score
Whilst the Asus VG278 has received a review score of 40% from Digital Versus, the Asus PB278Q's rating was 80%.
Worse Itproportal.com Review Score
Whilst the Asus VG278 has received an Itproportal.com review score of 50%, the Asus PB278Q has a score of 80%.
Worse PC Mag Review Score
The Asus VG278 has only received a review score of 60% from PC Mag, but the Asus PB278Q has a score of 80% and the Asus PB287 has a score of 80%.
Worse Kitguru.net Review Score
Kitguru.net's review score for the Asus VG278 was only 70%, but the Asus PB287's rating was 90%.
Worse Les Numeriques.com Review Score
The Asus VG278 has only received a review score of 40% from Les Numeriques.com, but the Asus PB278Q has a score of 80% and the Asus PB287 has a score of 80%.
Worse 01net.com Review Score
Whilst the Asus VG278 has received a 01net.com review score of 40%, the Asus PB278Q has a score of 80%.
Worse Tweakers.net Review Score
The Asus VG278 has only received a review score of 80% from Tweakers.net, but the Asus PB278Q has a score of 100% and the Asus PB287 has a score of 100%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Asus PB287 has the most awards out of the four PC monitors with 21 awards. The Asus PB278Q has the second most awards with 12 awards. The Asus VG278 has the third most awards with 3 awards. Compare all award winning PC monitors.
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No awards found
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
3 Awards
elektroniktest.dk: Silver kitguru.net: Worth Considering play3r.net: Value for Money

Average Expert Rating

The Asus PB278Q has the best expert reviews out of the four PC monitors with an average review score of 85% based on 56 reviews. The Asus PB287 has the second best expert reviews with an average review score of 80% based on 76 reviews. The Asus VG278 has the third best expert reviews with an average review score of 66% based on 62 reviews.
Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287 Asus VG278
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
2 stars
1 review
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
5 reviews
4 stars
12 reviews
3 stars
5 reviews
2 stars
7 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Asus PB287 has the best user reviews out of the four 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 VG278 has the third best user reviews with an average review score of 89% based on 431 reviews. The Asus PB278 has the fourth best user reviews with an average review score of 77% based on 31 reviews.
Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287 Asus VG278
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
5 stars
296 reviews
4 stars
75 reviews
3 stars
29 reviews
2 stars
12 reviews
1 star
19 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, 8.5% recommend the Asus VG278 and 0% recommend the Asus PB278.

Itproportal.com Review Score

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Best
Itproportal.com logo
Plane to Line Switching (PLS) is a relatively new panel technology developed by Samsung as an alternative to LG's popular IPS panel. Both technologies claim to offer very good colour quality and wide viewing angles, and both are more expensive to man...
Great colour quality
Display isn't reflective
Lots of video ports
Ergonomic stand
A touch pricey
Lack of USB ports
While not as stylish as the Samsung Series 9, the Asus PB278Q offers the same strong colour and viewing angle performance for around £250 less, and it has a highly adjustable stand and an audio input, both of which are missing from the Series 9. The...
Nov 2012
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Archos is something of a pioneer in the media tablet market. In fact the French company was making tablet based media players long before the iPad reared its head and kick started the tablet revolution. It's Archos' pioneering spirit that has always ...
Great concept
Reasonably priced
Poor game controls
Uncomfortable ergonomics
Can make games harder to play
Disappointing touchscreen
Once again Archos is leading the way with a new type of mobile device. The GamePad leverages on the ever-improving Android gaming market by offering users real, physical controls with which to play. The idea is sound, even brilliant, but unfortunatel...
Jan 2013

Digital Versus Review Score

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No data
Best
Digital Versus logo
The Asus PB278Q is a 27" monitor with a 2550 x 1440-pixel PLS display. It also has plenty of connections and a well-designed stand. All of that looks very tempting.... We've been just dying to get our hands on an Asus PB278Q, for at least a month now...
Wide viewing angles
Relatively restrained power use 35 watts at 200 cdm
Accurate colours after adjusting the settings (Delta E 2.9)
Good hardware and design
Not responsive enough for gaming (average ghosting time 16.5 ms)
Belowaverage contrast 820 1 out of the box
690 1 with adjusted settings)
Although the Asus PB278Q has some good and interesting features, its disappointing contrast and response time hold it back from a five-star review. They'll also be turn-off for gamers......
Nov 2012
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Digital Versus logo
Drastic times call for drastic measures. As a result, Archos has clearly decided to explore all available avenues offered by the touchscreen tablet. With the GamePad, the French tech firm... The Archos GamePad is an Android tablet with a set of integ...
Interesting concept
MiniHDMI output for gaming on a TV
Good for retrogaming
Archos Mapping Tool is handy for assigning functions to buttons
Terrible battery life Some hangs and slowdowns
Analogue sticks haven't been designed very well
Tight viewing angles (TN screen), screen resolution is a bit low
Analogue sticks aren't in the most practical position
Lowquality webcam Audio quality a
Sometimes even the best of ideas can be difficult to put into practice. Even with something that sounds great on paper, the results can be disappointing. And so, the Archos GamePad misses the mark. Asus should never have relied so heavily on cutting ...
Feb 2013

PC Mag Review Score

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No data
Best
PC Mag logo
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
Best
PC Mag logo
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
PC Mag logo
Design and Features The VG278HE uses a 27-inch TN panel with a maximum resolution of 1,920-by-1,080 and a matte anti-glare coating. The screen is framed by thin 0.75-inch black bezels with a silver Asus logo attached to the bottom edge. The 16-pound ...
Solid color performance
Great motion handling
Ergonomic stand
Narrow viewing angles
No USB ports
Weak grayscale performance
The Asus VG278HE is a versatile 27-inch monitor featuring a 144Hz refresh rate and a speedy pixel response. It?s a bit pricey and loses some pop when viewed from an angle but it handles gaming and video with aplomb......
Dec 2012

Hardwarecanucks.com Review Score

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PLS panel technology hasn?t been around for all that long but it has already made a lasting mark upon the display market. ASUS? new PB278Q puts this technology to good use in a 27? 2560 x 1440 WQHD monitor that is targeted towards gamers and profess...
In many ways the PB278Q is a perfectly capable monitor with a ton of potential should someone be willing to properly calibrate it. The effort has been made to provide enthusiasts with a drool worthy blend of performance, resolution and size but ultim...
Nov 2012
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Hardwarecanucks.com logo
The new VG278HE is supposed to be a gaming monitor like no other. It boasts a sky high 144Hz refresh rate, 27? of viewable space, great viewing angles and some of the best out-of-box colors we?ve ever seen from a TN panel. What it doesn?t have is a...
With its reasonable price, impressive response rate and easy to drive resolution there certainly is a lot to like about the new ASUS VG278HE. ASUS makes no apologies for its gamer-focused pedigree but there are some noteworthy speed bumps on its jour...
Oct 2012

Expert Reviews Review Score

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No data
Best
Expert Reviews logo
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......
Oct 2012
Expert Reviews logo
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...
...
Jul 2014
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Mobile gaming has come a long way since the humble Nintendo Gameboy. Almost everyone has a mobile device that keeps them entertained while travelling, but many games simply aren?t suited to touchscreen controls. Thankfully, the 7in Archos Gamepad has...
A great idea, but the Gamepad only plays nice with certain games......
Apr 2013

Techradar Review Score

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Unless you're a design professional, creative artist, videographer or gaming fanatic, you probably don't need a 4K computer monitor. The same can be said for most luxury items: I'm not a professional fisherman, but I'd love to own a boat.Unfortunatel...
Stunning images
Price
Versatility
Navigation
Blindspots
Boring design
The Asus PB287Q is a high-quality machine that will change the way you view photo and video. Your images will have more depth and realism than you?ve ever seen them have. Details will stand out in your photos? backgrounds that you?ve never seen befor...
Nov 2014
Techradar logo
Android gaming has come a long way, but the desire to add buttons to touch-focused mobile devices has never quite gone away. Enter the Archos GamePad, a Jelly Bean tablet with 14 buttons and two analog thumb-sticks - a layout similar to an Xbox 360 o...
Physical inputs to match XboxP 3 controllers
Intuitive and flexible button, mapping function
Outdated and low, quality analog control nubs
Lack of standardization across games
Not very pretty
Aesthetically, the GamePad more closely resembles some outdated piece of retro computer hardware than a sleek, modern Android tablet, and the headphone jack sits awkwardly on the top of the device (though it is pleasantly light and thin).These flaws ...
Jan 2013

Kitguru.net Review Score

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No data No data
Best
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As graphics cards become more powerful the move to higher resolutions makes sense ? after all, there is no point selecting the highest image quality settings at 1080p while pushing 200 frames per second. It is true that to get smooth frame rates in m...
Must Have
Competitively priced, stand is heavy, well made and can rotate into portrait mode
1ms GTG refresh, panel linearity is decent, image quality is high
TN panel can't compete with a quality IPS or IGZO panel
You may need to upgrade your graphics card for 4k gaming, power button is in a bad location
The beautiful IGZO Asus PQ321QE is a monitor that anyone would dream of owning ? however at £2,400 it still proves too expensive for most. If you are editing colour critical files however and need the 4k resolution, it is one of the finest purchases...
May 2014
Kitguru.net logo
Today we are looking at the latest 27 inch monitor from ASUS, the VG278HE ? which sports a 1080p resolution, nVidia 3D Vision support and a whopping 144hz refresh rate for super smooth 3D gaming. This is an expensive screen, but can it deliver the.....
Worth Considering
...
Oct 2012

Trusted Reviews Review Score

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What is the Asus PB287Q? The Asus PB287Q is the first in what we expect to be a minor glut of ?cheap' 4K monitors from known brands, including Dell, AOC and Samsung. They're all based on cheaper TN panel technology and claim low 1ms response times, w...
Recommended
Good features for price
Low input lag
60Hz over DisplayPort
Good basic image quality
Poor vertical viewing angles
Fussy OSD and controls
There are cheaper 4K monitors
If you need a 4K gaming monitor then we recommend the Asus PB287Q. It delivers exactly what you need at a reasonable price, and has a flicker-free backlight. For everyone else, however, we'd recommend waiting a little longer.Next, read more monitor r...
May 2014
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Tablets and smartphones are superb gaming devices these days, but a touchscreen still isn't as good as a set of proper gamepad-like physical controls for many types of games. That's where the Archos GamePad comes in. It's a handheld games console tha...
Before you get hold of the Archos GamePad, it seems like great value. It's cheaper than the Google Nexus 7, and offers proper gaming controls. However, even a short time playing with the device reveals it's largely a sham.If you want something to gam...
Jan 2013

Date Released

Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287 Asus VG278
44 months old Best 66 months old 47 months old 68 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.

3D

Monitors that are 3D compatible are able to display 3D images. Some monitors will require you to wear special glasses to appreciate the 3D affect.

A 3D monitor allows you to view 3D content on the monitor such as 3D films, 3D games or 3D applications.

Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287 Asus VG278
Best
No
Best
No
Best
No
Yes

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
Asus PB278Q
Asus
PB278Q
20 trees 0.78 tonnes CO2
Asus PB287
Asus
PB287
20 trees 0.78 tonnes CO2
Asus VG278
Asus
VG278
10 trees 0.39 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Display Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287 Asus VG278
Display Diagonal 27" 27" 28"
BEST
27"
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
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
100000000:1
 100000000:1
Response Time 5ms 5ms 1ms
BEST
2ms
Vertical Viewing Angle 178°
BEST
178°
BEST
160° 160°
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178°
BEST
178°
BEST
170° 170°
Display
LED LCD
 LED
 LCD
LED LCD
 LED
 LCD
LED LCD
 LED
 LCD
LED LCD
 LED
 LCD
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
2560 x 1440 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
Supported Video Modes
1080p
 1080p
1080p
 1080p
1080p
 1080p
1080p
 1080p
HD Type
4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
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 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 Diagonal (metric) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 68.6cm
Display Brightness 300 Cd/m² 300 Cd/m² 300 Cd/m² 300 Cd/m²
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287 Asus VG278
HDMI Port 1 1 2
BEST
1
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DisplayPort 1 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI-D Port 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port 1
BEST
1
BEST
1
BEST
 
 
 
Multimedia Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287 Asus VG278
Speaker 2 2 2 2
RMS Rated Power 5W 3W 4W 6W
BEST
Loudspeaker 2 2 2 2
 
 
 
Ergonomics Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287 Asus VG278
Height Adjustment Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 100mm
Tilt Angle
Swivel Angle Range Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287 Asus VG278
Typical Power Consumption 30W
BEST
60W 60W 65W
Standby Power Consumption 0.5W
BEST
0.5W
BEST
0.5W
BEST
1W
Power Consumption (PowerSave) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
BEST
0.5W
BEST
1W
Power Consumption (off) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
BEST
0.6W
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 29.5W
 
 
 
Packaging Data Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287 Asus VG278
Package Weight 11kg 12kg 10.6kg
BEST
10kg
Package Height 470mm 470mm 465mm
BEST
560mm
Package Depth 224mm 224mm 224mm 176mm
BEST
Package Width 755mm 755mm 764mm 732mm
BEST
 
 
 
Certificates Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287 Asus VG278
Compliance Industry Standards
BSMI
 BSMI
BSMI
 BSMI
BSMI
 BSMI
BSMI
 BSMI
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287 Asus VG278
Weight With Stand Unknown - Click to provide data 8.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data 8.3kg
BEST
Height (with Stand) 552.3mm 552.3mm 414mm
BEST
437.8mm
Depth (with Stand) 218mm
BEST
218mm
BEST
220.06mm 249.7mm
Width (with Stand) 643mm
BEST
643mm
BEST
660mm 643mm
BEST
Weight Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 7.9kg
BEST
8kg
Height 386.2mm 386.2mm 380.67mm 385.6mm
Depth 69.6mm 69.6mm 63.55mm 59.5mm
Width 643mm 643mm 660.26mm 643mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Asus PB278 Asus PB278Q Asus PB287 Asus VG278
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
VGA HDMI
DVI DisplayPort
 VGA
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort

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Asus
PB278Q
$69.95
More popular
Better brand
User reviews are better
Bigger display diagonal
VS
Acer V226HQL
Acer
V226HQL
$68.99
$1 Cheaper
Cheaper to run
by $103 over
five years
Asus PB278Q
Asus
PB278Q
$69.95
More popular
10 more awards
Better user reviews
Considerably better expert reviews
Better brand
5" bigger display diagonal
18° wider vertical viewing angle
5% wider horizontal viewing angle
VS
AOC E2260SWDN
AOC
E2260SWDN
$69.84
Same Price
Hugely faster
response time
74% cheaper to
run over five
years
Asus PB278Q
Asus
PB278Q
$69.95
More popular
User reviews are moderately better
A lot bigger display diagonal
Wider vertical viewing angle
Marginally wider horizontal viewing angle
Built-in speaker(s)
VS
DELL P1913
DELL
P1913
$69.99
Same Price
71% cheaper to
run over five
years
Better brand
Asus PB278
Asus
PB278
$409.99
Better brand
VS
AOC I2775PQU
AOC
I2775PQU
$403.41
$7 Cheaper
25% faster
response time
Cheaper to run
by $5 over five
years
Asus PB278Q
Asus
PB278Q
$69.95
User reviews are moderately better
More popular
VS
AOC E2050
AOC
E2050
$69.99
Same Price
71% cheaper to
run
Asus PB278Q
Asus
PB278Q
$69.95
Better brand
More popular
Better user reviews
Significantly wider vertical viewing angle
Wider horizontal viewing angle
Bigger display diagonal
Built-in speaker(s)
VS
Acer K202HQL
Acer
K202HQL
$69.96
Same Price
$98 cheaper to
run over five
years
Asus PB278Q
Asus
PB278Q
$69.95
8.5" bigger display diagonal
18° wider vertical viewing angle
8° wider horizontal viewing angle
HDCP
Built-in speaker(s)
VS
DELL IN1930
DELL
IN1930
$69.95
Same Price
64% cheaper to
run over five
years
Better brand