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Asus PB278Q / PB278QR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1115 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. People really like the size and reliability. The design and price also get good reviews.

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 (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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price are also appreciated.

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)

2018-06

Consumer review (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 4.1/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about 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

2018-06

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

2014-01

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...

2013-02

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.

2012-12

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...

2012-11

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...

2012-11

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

2013-02

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

2013-02

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.co.uk)

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.

2012-12

Expert review by : Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

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.

2012-11

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

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

2012-10

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

Colour of product:Black
Market positioning:Home & Office

Display

3D: No
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 brightness (typical):300
Display diagonal:68.6
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display sRGB: Yes
Display Technology:IPS / PLS
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
HDCP: Yes
Horizontal scan range:24 - 89
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Pixel pitch:0.233 x 0.233
Response Time:5
Supported graphics resolutions:2560 x 1440, 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical scan range:50 - 75
Viewable size diagonal:68.5
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Ergonomics

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

Multimedia

Built-in Camera: No
Built-in speaker(s): 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:224
Package height:470
Package weight:11 / 12
Package width:755

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:6.96
Depth (with stand):21.8
Height :38.6
Height (with stand):55.2
Package depth:22.4
Package height:47
Package weight:11 / 12
Package width:75.5
Weight (with stand):8.8
Weight with stand:8.8
Width:64.3
Width (with stand):64.3