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Asus PB278Q / PB278QR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1111 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. 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 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. Views about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

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)

Dec, 2017

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. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

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

Dec, 2017

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