Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Asus PB278Q

Asus PB278Q
alaScore 96

529 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 530 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated.

value for money, usability, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Asus PB278Q is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 529 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 435 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 343 of 435 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (95)

Consumer review by:

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus PB278Q

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 72 user reviews of Asus PB278Q from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, design, size, reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Consumer review by:

Amazon.com review summary for Asus PB278Q

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 user reviews of Asus PB278Q from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, design, size

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

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

Expert review by:

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

 

There are very few monitor companies here that sell panels that go beyond full HD resolution. Considering we are already starting to see 4K monitors abroad, it is high time the 2560×1440 pixel resolution started getting more love in this part of the...

The ASUS PB278Q performed well in most of our tests and apart from minor backlight bleeding we did not really find any shortcomings with the monitor as such. Sure, it could have done with a better implemented OSD, but it is only a matter of time...

ADVERTISEMENT

Expert review by:

Asus PB278Q

 

Plane to Line Switching (PLS) is a relatively new panel technology developed by Samsung as an alternative to LG's popular IPS panel technology. Both technologies claim to offer very good color quality and wide viewing angles, and both are more...

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.

Expert review by:

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...

I was very happy to see that Samsung was going to start making their own flat panels with a new technology so that someone could put some pressure on LG to innovate more or reduce prices on their panels, which only helps consumers. The new PLS panels...

Expert review by:

Asus PB278Q

 

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.

Expert review by:

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...

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by:

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...

Expert review by:

Asus PB278Q review

 

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

Expert review by:

Asus PB278Q

 

PLS screen has great viewing angles ; Matte screen without sparkling anti-glare ; Full range of adjustments for the stand

Light bleed shouldn't be an issue on a panel like this ; Mode switching on HDMI makes the monitor think there is no signal ; Slight banding across gradients ; High power consumption in standby and off modes

Asus' PB278Q is quite nice indeed for the price, offering a no-frills premium panel for those who are looking to save pennies.

Expert review by:

Asus PB278Q monitor

 

Offering plenty of pixels while keeping down the price tag, this Asus could catch the eye of bargain hunters chasing acres of screen real estate.

Good price; lots of inputs

Contrast could be better

If you’re after a multimedia all-rounder that offers the benefit of 2560 x 1440 resolution and plenty of connectors, without breaking the bank, the Asus PB278Q should be on your shortlist.

Expert review by:

ASUS PB278Q 27” PLS Monitor Review

 

Initially, an unedited version of this review was posted on Hardware Canucks. The article has since been updated. We apologize for any

In many ways the PB278Q is a perfectly capable monitor with a ton of potential should someone be willing to properly calibrate it. The

Product Specifications

Configuration

Adjustable Display: Yes
Integrated Camera: No
Integrated Microphone: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Type of MPR Radiation: No
Type of TCO Radiation:TCO 5.2

Connectivity

DVI Interface: Yes
HDMI: Yes
USB: No
VGA: Yes

Display

LED Backlight:Edge LED
Screen Format:16:9
Touchscreen: No

General Features

3D: No
Product Type:LCD
etilize
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT