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Asus PB278Q / PB278QR

Asus PB278Q / PB278QR
alaScore 92

1112 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1112 reviews of Asus PB278Q / PB278QR. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Asus PB278Q / PB278QR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus PB278Q / PB278QR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 user reviews of Asus PB278Q / PB278QR from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.co.uk.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus PB278Q 27-inch Widescreen LED Multimedia Monitor (2560x1440, 5ms, VGA, DVI-D, DisplayPort, HDMI)Asus PB278Q 27-inch Widescreen LED Multimedia Monitor (2560x1440, 5ms, VGA, DVI-D, DisplayPort, HDMI)

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus PB278Q / PB278QR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 user reviews of Asus PB278Q / PB278QR from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.com.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit PLS Professional Graphics MonitorASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit PLS Professional Graphics Monitor

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

Asus PB278Q review

 

In the world of extreme-definition monitors, the Asus PB278Q almost perfectly hits a happy medium between features and value. I reviewed the HP ZR2740w earlier in 2012, and while that monitor offered great performance at a reasonable price, aside from...

The Asus PB278Q offers a sharp extreme-definition screen, rich color, accurate presets, and useful ergonomic options at a good price.

The monitor lacks USB inputs and its swivel mechanism is poorly implemented.

Well-priced and powerful, the Asus PB278Q is the best entry point for those seeking an extreme-definition monitor at a not-so-extreme price.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Asus PB278Q

 

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.

Great color quality. Lots of video ports. Ergonomic stand. Wide viewing angles.

A bit pricey. No auto-pivot function. No USB ports.

Conclusion While not as stylish as the Samsung Series 9, the Asus PB278Q offers the same strong color and viewing angle performance for around $500 less, and it has a highly adjustable stand and an audio input, both of which are missing from the Series...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Heinonen (anandtech.com)

ASUS PB278Q Review: An IPS Competitor Emerges

 

Every 27” panel that I have reviewed this year has had two things in common: the panel was IPS based, and it was made by LG. The vast majority of IPS panels are made by LG, and so most high-end monitors use the same panels but have major differences in...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Phoronix (phoronix)

ASUS PB278Q WQHD LED PLS Professional Graphics Monitor

 
Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Lee Neikirk (reviewed.com)

Asus PB278Q

 

This Asus is great on the outside, but lacking on the inside

So is it worth its $699 MSRP? Unfortunately, no. While it performed well on all of our contrast tests—and from a design standpoint is certainly high-end—its color accuracy could stand to be improved upon. Curves were just bumpy enough to give us...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: TechReviewSource.com (techreviewsource.com)

Asus PB278Q

 

Many video inputs, Wide viewing angles, Very good image quality

Expensive, No automatic screen rotation

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Nimish Sawant (tech.firstpost.com)

ASUS PB278Q monitor: Because Full HD is just too mainstream! - Tech2

 

We take a look at ASUS PB278Q which has a native resolution of 2560x1440 pixels. It sports a PLS panel and comes with lot of preset modes.

Publish date: January 15, 2014 2:50 pm| Modified date: January 15, 2014 4:40 pm

Jan, 2014

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

ASUS PB278Q LED monitor

 

This PLS monitor has an excellent stand and screen

Excellent picture quality pre- and post-calibration ; Excellent adjustability ; Integrated speaker

Dynamic contrast isn’t useful ; Menu controls aren’t great ; Occasional backlight flicker

ASUS’ PDB278Q monitor is a great choice for gamers, business users, or anyone who wants the best possible image quality from a reasonably-priced monitor. It has a few good preset modes, is well built, and has useful features. It’s not perfect, but it’s...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

ASUS PB278Q LED monitor

 

This PLS monitor has an excellent stand and screen

Excellent picture quality pre- and post-calibration ; Excellent adjustability ; Integrated speaker

Dynamic contrast isn’t useful ; Menu controls aren’t great ; Occasional backlight flicker

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: (pcworld.idg.com.au)

PB278Q

 

ASUS' PDB278Q monitor is a great choice for gamers, business users, or anyone who wants the best possible image quality from a reasonably-priced monitor. It has a few good preset modes, is well built, and has useful features. It's not perfect, but it's...

Excellent picture quality pre- and post-calibration Excellent adjustability Integrated speaker

Dynamic contrast isn’t useful Menu controls aren’t great Occasional backlight flicker

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:Energy Star®, BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, C-Tick, ErP, FCC, Gost-R, ISO-9241-307, J-MOSS, PSE, RoHS, TCO6.0, UL/cUL, VCCI, WHQL (Windows 8, Windows 7) / TCO 5.2, UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, ISO9241-307, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, PSE, J-MOSS, RoHS
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):80000000:1
Digital horizontal frequency:24 - 89
Digital vertical frequency:50 - 75
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:27
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display scan frequency (horizontal):24 - 89
Display sRGB: Yes
Display Technology:IPS / PLS
HD type:2K Ultra HD / Wide Quad HD
HDCP: Yes
Horizontal scan range:24 - 89
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Pixel Pitch:0.00917 x 0.00917
Response Time:5
Supported graphics resolutions:2560 x 1440, 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical scan range:50 - 75
Viewable size diagonal:27
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.5
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):30 / 60

Ergonomics

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Height adjustment: Yes
Pivot: Yes
Swiveling:Y
Swivelling: Yes
Tilt adjustment: Yes
Tilt angle:-5 - 20 / 20 - -5
Tilt angle range:20 - -5
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100

Multimedia

Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:3 / 5
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Cables included:DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, VGA

Packaging Data

Package depth:8.82
Package height:18.5
Package weight:24.3 / 26.5
Package width:29.7

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.5
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):30 / 60

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.74
Depth (with stand):8.58
Height:15.2
Height (with stand):21.7
Package depth:8.82
Package height:18.5
Package weight:24.3 / 26.5
Package width:29.7
Weight with stand:19.4
Width:25.3
Width (with stand):25.3