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Asus MG278Q

Asus MG278Q
alaScore 91

92 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Asus MG278Q. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus MG278Q is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Christian Eberle (

Asus MG278Q 27-inch QHD FreeSync Gaming Monitor Review


Recently we checked out Asus' MG279Q, a stunning-looking 27-inch IPS gaming monitor with FreeSync, 144Hz and a premium price. Today we're reviewing a cheaper alternative -- the TN-based MG278Q.

144Hz refresh rate, FreeSync available up to 144Hz, color-accurate, bright, sharp image, QHD resolution, OSD joystick controller, solid build quality

TN panel

We don't hate TN monitors by any means and the latest panels look pretty good, but we still prefer IPS. In this case, the MG278Q matches its more-expensive stablemate in every area except for contrast and exceeds it in usable FreeSync range. Depending...

Dec, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Michael Andronico (

ASUS MG278Q Review


If you're willing to shell out a premium price for a high-performance gaming monitor, Asus' $549 MG278Q is an excellent choice. Its stunning 27-inch, 2560 x 1440 display is a bit more futureproof than your average 1080p monitor, and its super-intuitive...

Flexible design ; Vibrant and responsive ; Intuitive Interface ; Supports AMD FreeSync

Expensive ; A few lackluster presets

Asus MG278Q gaming monitor features a stunning 27-inch quad HD display, AMD FreeSync support and a host of extras that help you in the heat of battle.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Orestis Bastounis (

Asus MG278Q FreeSync Game Monitor Review


The Asus MG278Q is a 27-inch WQHD (2,560x1,440) TN gaming display that supports AMD FreeSync adaptiv The Asus MG278Q is a 27-inch WQHD (2,560×1,440) TN gaming display that supports AMD FreeSync adaptive-sync technology. When in adaptive-sync mode, it's...

FreeSync between 35Hz and 144Hz.

TN panel, so worse viewing angles than IPS screen

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (

Great Monitor!


I'd recommend this monitor cause the price was fair on sale ($550CAD). These high quality monitors need to start coming down on prices and this was the first time i felt it was okay to make the jump. Hope it goes down even further to pick up a second :)

-1440p (came from 23" 1680x1050p and wow the difference is massive) -144hz (35-144hz for Freesync!) -Premium 8bit TN panel (picture is actually amazing) -Controls are easy to use and the joystick works really well -Great selection of ports and USB 3.0...

-Very tiny amount of backlight on the very right and bottom edge of the panel (can only notice in black screen scenes) -Speakers kind of weak for sound/bass but serve purpose for when you want to rest those ears from headphones.

May, 2016

Consumer review (



amazing 1ms monitor . worth the 300+ looking to purchase another for a dual setup

Slight edge bleed not anything major . and the base is kinda big not an issue if you have the space

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Don't pass on this.


The colors look great. It is a nice monitor. The interface with the joystick is great. It is a bargain at $399. Even better now at $389. Great investment to better enjoy new things like DOOM.

-27" -144Hz -2560x1440 -Warranty

The quality control needs improvement. I lucked out and only had 1 dead pixel in the top left area that wont bother me. Backlight bleed is tolerable.

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Seems to be a defective model type.


I have never had any issues like this with ASUS products. I replaced 2 ASUS screens with these that still work fine. I am regretting spending the money on these.

I ordered 2 of these and the 1 works great. Super fast refresh rates. Love the fact the the USB hub will stay on when the screen is in standby.

The first defective screen I had has a stuck pixel that was lower center screen and the one is was replaced with has a dead pixel in the lower left part of the screen. in other words 2/3 monitors I have received are defective I would not recommend...

May, 2016

Consumer review (

she's a beaut!!!


- I was mighty tempted to buy two when they were on sale. - I didn't. That means you can buy one. Wait, they're not on sale anymore. Oh well, I left one for you just in case.

- Beautiful monitor. It's as significant an upgrade as when I went from 19" LCD to a 23" 1080p widescreen way back when. - No manufacturing or quality issues. - Solid stand. - Admittedly, I don't get to use the monitor as much as I'd like, but what...

- Took a few moments to get used to controls. I now like to keep it simple and only use the power button. - What is the deal with the crosshairs?

May, 2016

Consumer review (

glad i bought it!


very nice monitor, mine came with NO dead pixels or any other flaws, and this is my 4th ASUS monitor that Ive bought, and have had great luck and results with. I have read about a lot of people getting new monitors with bad pixels, scratches, etc.. I...

refresh rate joystick osd vesa mountable


Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

Overall, A big let down.


Playing games like GTA V was great at 1440p with freesync turned on. I didn't see any tearing in any of the games i played. However, within a few hours of use over a few days of ownership, my first unit developed what i can only call the worst back...

-144hz / Freesync = Tear-Free FPS gaming. - Great base design, and highly adjustable with height, tilt, and pivot. - Tons of settings and color profiles to customize. - Easy to navigate menu thanks to the joystick.

- Horrible back light bleed - not just around the edges. (See below for more) - Button positions on the right of the screen make it harder to use in a multiple monitor setup. - No VGA? - Asus customer care said the defects i saw with this monitor were...

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Certification:Energy Star®, BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, KCC, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL (Windows 8.1, Windows 7), MEPS, RCM, TUV Flicker-free , KC , eStandby, TUV Low Blue Light, CU(EAC)
Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Market positioning:Gaming


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Color gamut:77
Contrast ratio (dynamic):100000000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Digital horizontal frequency:51.2 - 221.97
Digital vertical frequency:35 - 144
Display brightness:350
Display Diagonal:27
Display Diagonal (metric):27
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display sRGB: Yes
Display Surface:Matt
Display Technology:TN
HD type:Wide Quad HD
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Pixel density:109
Response Time:1
Supported graphics resolutions:2560 x 1440
Viewing angle, horizontal:170
Viewing angle, vertical:160

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.5
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):38.7


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Height adjustment: Yes
Pivot: Yes
Pivot angle:0 - 90
Swivel angle range:60 - -60
Swivelling: Yes
Tilt adjustment: Yes
Tilt angle:20 - -5
Tilt angle range:20 - -5
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100


Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:4
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Cables included:DisplayPort, HDMI

Packaging Data

Package depth:8.82
Package height:17.8
Package weight:25.4
Package width:29.6

Ports & interfaces

Built-in USB hub:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Headphone outputs:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB hub version:USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:2
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.5
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):38.7

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):9.17
Height (with stand):22.2
Package depth:8.82
Package height:17.8
Package weight:25.4
Package width:29.6
Width (with stand):24.6