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ASUS PB278Q 27IN LED Backlit LCD Monitor Black 2560X1440 80M:1 DVI HDMI DisplayPort

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ASUS PB278Q 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor
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ASUS PB Series PB278Q Black 27" 5ms (GTG) Widescreen LED Backlight LED Monitor Built-in Speakers
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Product Reviews

ASUS PB278Q 27IN LED Backlit LCD Monitor Black 2560X1440 80M:1 DVI HDMI DisplayPort
Very Good
Below Average
Rating: 8.67/10
With 12 User Reviews

Review Date: 02/15/15
Cons: I wish they had the same model but 28in.

Pros: High resolution, very good quality, DisplayPort
A very good screen for the price. The 2K resolution is really nice upgrade. Once you've tried it, you don't want to go back to a 1080p resolution.The quality is good and watching a movie feels really nice in terms of colour.If possible, use the DisplayPort output, instead of the HDMI.

Review Date: 02/10/15
Cons: 3 dead red sub pixelsNo built in USB hubOnly 1 HDMI inputColour settings impossible to find in menu.

Pros: Great SizeGood colourFast setup
Picked this unit up on sale for $500. I was concerned that some dead pixels may have made it through the quality control at ASUS when I was considering getting extended RMA coverage. When I first set up the monitor I did the colour tests and had to really search hard to find the 3 dead sub pixels (all red pixels). The resolution on this unit is high enough (ie. the pixels are small enough) that I don't even really notice them unless I'm searching for them. Manufacturers warrenty has me covered if I ever get 2 more in the next few years. There is a minimum 5 dead sub pixels before they'll replace the unit.When you pivot the screen into portrait orientation, all your cable jacks will be pointing left. Having the monitor about 1m away from the front of my computer is about as far as the included cables will run. Reviews mentioned that because ASUS does not perform factory colour set up, I would have to do it myself. I spent about an hour playing with the menu's before giving up and deciding it was good enough as is. Probably never going to touch any button besides the power button ever again.I am happy with my purchase and would recommend my friends stick to the 1440 resolution instead of the 4k for the 27" models.

Review Date: 11/15/14

Pros: Nice and sturdyIncredibly rich coloursMatte black finishMenu is very thorough
Great monitor, viewing angles are great and definitely a huge difference from my previous ASUS VX238H. Robust design and overall an awesome monitor
Captain Mazda@NCIX

Review Date: 08/24/14
Cons: No USB

Pros: BeautifulVibrant and consistent coloursLow input lag for fighting games (26ms)
Wanted to replace my 24" and 22" dual display with a 1440p 27" that could handle colour accuracy for my design work and provide the gaming performance I needed. I can happily say I didn't notice any ghosting with 1080p movies or input lag in Street Fighter IV. Definitely worth a look if you're in the market for a best of both worlds monitor. I added a second GTX 770 4GB because 1440p gaming is pretty demanding.I tested it for dead pixels and didn't find any, but make sure you get the 30-day NCIX coverage. The first week is when they happen, if they're not already there and Asus only covers clusters.

Review Date: 07/13/14
Cons: - Nothing at all

Pros: - Amazing. That is all.
Upgraded from 21.5" 1080 monitors to this. It is freaking amazing and got it on sale, with price match. You need to get one of these. Like now, RIGHT NOW. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? DO IT.

Review Date: 03/25/14
Cons: -price is a little high-would have wanted some calibration done at the factory but oh well

Pros: -built like a tank-easy to use-stand is amazing even though its mostly plastic
Great monitor for the 1440p uses out there.

Review Date: 08/04/13
Cons: Dead/Stuck pixels

Pros: Amazing picture quality
Amazing picture quality but many of them have dead/stuck pixels or dirt under the anti glare coating.

Review Date: 07/19/13
Cons: Poor warranty policyPoor support

Pros: Semi gloss anti-glare coatingHigh resolution
Bought this monitor about a week ago, the first had two bright pixels, the replacement from NCIX had 1 bright pixel, 1 dead pixel & yellow tinting.So naturally contacted Asus, the response I got was they'd be willing to repair it but do not offer replacement, despite having owned it under 1 week.While I love many things about this monitor, I would not recommend it based on Asus Warranty policy because frankly it's ridiculous.If you end up with a perfect panel, or If your retailer allows for replacements more than once, then I'd say It's worth buying. But eventually you'll have to deal with Asus down the line, when you do It'll probably be a pain compared to Dell..Dell Ultra-sharp warranty is excellent, they replace the defective display within 30 days, and even send couriers to your house for pickup. In fact you don't even have to send your defective display until you receive the replacement, so If you're looking to buy one I'd highly recommend checking Dell monitors when they are sell, as they can be bought for $549.99 or $649.99 on occasions..

Review Date: 06/06/13
Cons: Huge Response time (5ms grey to grey maybe, But when tested it was more like 12ms black to white to black) , Unfit for gaming.

Pros: Excellent Color quality, great massive resolution.
Before owning this monitor i used to have a 27" Asus 2ms NT monitor. and while shopping for monitors i thought that this was an upgrade, a step further for a better (Dota2 ,Diablo 3, BF3, Borderlands 2).But its not. this screen has horrible Response time and input lag, that its almost too annoying to play with. and apparently the 5ms is not really 5ms when testedAs a gamer, you will suffer. and even in movies its pretty annoying. but if you do design art and Photoshop kind of work , this monitor lives up to its rep. its pretty good in acquiring an excellent color quality.I am unfortunate to say that i am going to have to return this monitor and replace it with another 27" that is 1080p with faster response time because apparently all 2560x1440 have horrible Response time in general.So If you play any games on constant basis, don't get a 2560x1440in general.

Review Date: 05/23/13
Cons: speakers are very weak, pricey

Pros: 2560x1440 resolution, pls, excellent colors, veiwing angles, lots of input options, comes with every cable possible (probably worth $70 in cables)
i got this monitor mainly for the 2560x1440, and it seems to be the more affordable option out there, and its is a superb monitor, very nice colors, very bright, nice contrast, its nice it has built in speakers, but the speakers are weak, otherwise the monitor/video part of it is worth the money!

Review Date: 11/25/12
Cons: None

Pros: Fantastic resolution and color.
No dead pixels. Best monitor I have ever owned for color and quality. Compliments my PC games in every way. Get it if your wallet allow.

Review Date: 10/19/12
Cons: It isn't cheap, and you need a decent machine to drive the high resolution in your favorite games.

Pros: Resolution, PLS panel, Viewing Angles, Color, all the cables included, tilt/spin/height/pivot adjustments. This thing is gorgeous, build quality impresses. Lots of real estate on the screen at top resolution for multiple windows/work space.
BF3 at 2560x1440 is insane. My panel came with no dead/stuck/brite pixels that I've found yet, back light bleed is minimal and just not noticable. I've never been this impressed with a monitor, just Wow. Get one.
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Product Features

LED Widescreen 16:9 Aspect Ratio
HDMI Vesa Mount

Asus PB278Q 27" Class Widescreen PLS LED Monitor
Experience true digital beauty with this all-new 2560 by 1440 Wide Quad High Definition (WQHD) monitor from Asus. This monitor delivers four times the pixel resolution of HD, producing vivid images that are so realistic, it's like experiencing them live. Those action-packed movies and shows that you're fond of can be viewed with stunning clarity, thanks to its 5ms response time. This 27" Class Widescreen Monitor also includes HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI interfaces to support various device integration. Also equipped with an 80,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio, this amazing display produces rich blacks and bright whites for sharper and clearer image details. This LED monitor from Asus delivers visual performance at its finest.

What It Is And Why You Need It:

  • 27" Class Widescreen Monitor; delivers stunning images with four times the pixel resolution of HD
  • 5ms response time; reduces blur in fast-moving scenes
  • 80,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; enhances color precision
  • Energy Star; consumes less energy than standard displays on the market

Product Specifications

SeriesPB Series
Screen Size27"
LED BacklightYes
Recommended Resolution2560 x 1440
Viewing Angle178(H) / 178(V)
Pixel Pitch0.233mm
Brightness300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio80,000,000:1
Response Time5ms (GTG)
Display TypeWQHD
Input Video CompatibilityAnalog RGB, Digital
ConnectorsHDMI 1.4, D-Sub, DisplayPort 1.2, Dual-link DVI-D
Complies withENERGY STAR
Power Supply100 - 240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power ConsumptionPower Consumption(Typical):<60W
Power Saving Mode:<0.5W
Power Off Mode:<0.5W
Regulatory ApprovalsEnergy Star, TCO 5.2, UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, ISO9241-307, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, PSE, J-MOSS, RoHS, Windows 7 WHQLCompliance
Stand AdjustmentsHeight, Pivot, Swivel, Tilt
Built-in Speakers3W x 2 Stereo RMS
HDCP SupportYes
VESA Compatible100 x 100mm
FeaturesImpeccable lifelike visuals with 27" 16:9 2560 x 1440 with 100% sRGB

178 Degrees wide-viewing angle

Extensive connectivity with native WQHD content support with HDMI 1.4,

DisplayPort 1.2, and Dual-link DVI

ASUS-exclusive QuickFit Virtual Scale and Splendid Video Intelligence Technology for true "what you see is what you get"

Ergonomic tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment plus smart cable management
Package ContentsMonitor
Dual-link DVI cable
VGA cable
Audio cable
Power cord
DisplayPort cable
Quick start guide
HDMI cable
Warranty Card
DimensionsWith Stand(WxHxD):25.31" x 21.74" x 8.58"
Without Stand(WxHxD):25.31" x 15.2" x 2.74"(For VESA Wall Mount)
WeightNet Weight (Esti.): 19.4 lbs.
Gross Weight (Esti.): 26.46 lbs.

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