View your favorite movies and games in high-definition with this Asus PB278Q 27" widescreen flat-panel monitor, which features an 80,000,000:1 ASCR (Asus Smart Contrast Ratio) to deliver optimal image and color quality.
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Allows pixels to change colors quickly to avoid streaking, blurring and ghosting in fast-moving scenes and video games.
27" flat-panel LED screen
With IPS technology offers stunning, lifelike visuals for enhanced entertainment.
80,000,000:1 ASCR (Asus Smart Contrast Ratio)
Enables accurate color reproduction when displaying images with extreme differences between light and dark for excellent picture quality.
300 cd/m² brightness
For a highly visible display and clear on-screen images.
2560 x 1440 maximum resolution
Creates a high level of picture detail for a bold, vibrant display. The 16:9 aspect ratio enables borderless, full-screen HD video display for your movies and games.
178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles
Let you clearly see the screen from multiple vantage points.
HDMI, dual-link DVI-D, DisplayPort 1.2 and VGA inputs
Enable you to connect both digital and analog devices.
Splendid video intelligence technology
Offers video preset and 4 color temperature selection modes and auto, brightness and volume adjustments for customized entertainment.
Along with +20° to -5° tilt, swivel and pivot options for ideal positioning.
With optional mounting kit (not included). A slim 2.7" profile without the base makes the monitor ideal for placement on most walls. VESA 100mm x 100mm compliant.
Two 3W built-in speakers
For enhanced audio.
PC and Mac compatible
For use with your existing computer.
Best Buy Customer Reviews
Love this monitor
Posted by: Terri from: on
Had this monitor for 2 months. Perfect right from the box. Ordered online and choose to pick up at my local store so I could check for damage before accepting the monitor. Didn't trust having it delivered to my home and arriving damaged from careless handling. Comes with multiple ports and all the cords which my husband loved having. Not quit ready for a 4K or a curved monitor or extra wide one which is wider but has a shorter height. This 27" square flat monitor that is adjustable for height AND tilt! Great picture quality. Lots of different I/O ports and is 2560x1440. Perfect!!
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Posted by: from: texas on
I like this monitor, it's the best monitor I've owned. I suggest that since an owner's manual isn't included, Best Buy should remove that note from this product's online description. Or change the wording to "Quick-Start Guide" included.
Also fyi if anyone else buys this and wants the owner's manual, there is a good download on the ASUS website.
17 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Excellent Picture - Text is super sharp
Posted by: Daveblahblah from: Hudson, NH on
The high resolution of this monitor is excellent, but many cards will not support that. So be sure you have one of these cards. And this resolution can only be attained with HDMI, dp, and DVI (Dual Link). So the manual says.
Other reviews have said that it does not come calibrated. I can't tell, and I haven't tried to get and use any calibration software yet.
I would recommend this monitor to anyone that wants a great picture.
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
This Asus monitor has good color and resolution
Posted by: Rusty from: on
My new Asus PB278Q 27-inch monitor produces a very good, bright, high-resolution image. The black case and stand are attractive and sit firmly on my desk with no looseness in the gimbal.
The setup instructions, however, are very poor -- there is no text, just a few diagrams, and a couple of the steps are nearly uninterpretable. For example, the monitor is shipped with the screen oriented in vertical position relative to the stand, and it does not respond to a modest effort to rotate it. Should one apply more force? Or is there a latch of some sort that needs to be released? The instructions are silent on this question. I took a chance and pulled hard on the screen, and it then rotated into a horizontal position.
I also discovered a piece of dirt between the LCD panel and the transparent panel -- it covers more than 3 pixels and moves around if I tap on the monitor. I'm hoping to knock it to the bottom of the panel so it won't show and I won't have to return the monitor for replacement. But the fact that this very obvious problem was ignored during the factory inspection suggests a lack of respect for the customer on the part of the manufacturer.
12 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Posted by: DCinAlexandria from: Alexandria, VA on
It works great, remember to get a video card that supports the resolution. The screen rotates to portrait and has templates to setup real size paper images although I didn't need them it was cool. I needed it for music editing and the amount of information on the screen was great.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Shebazon from: Springfield, IL on
I am so happy I ordered this monitor. It is easy to handle - I tend to adjust height so being able to adjust the screen up and down,, and tilted - is super simple. The package includes cables for every type of connection. The picture on this monitor is outstanding and it is sleek looking and lightweight.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Jus23 from: on
Let me first start off by saying I own Asus products, so I know I was buying a good quality product. I was in the market for purchasing a monitor to do some photo editing. Very first time using this... fell in love with it right off the bat. The screen is very well lit, well balanced with colors. I also purchased the 4k (PB287Q) 28 monitor, just to do a side by side test, an it was clear to me that this monitor was the best monitor for what I wanted to use it for.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Very, very, very pleased customer!
Posted by: Aleko from: on
After trying out couple of 27" 1080p monitors I was not getting what I actually wanted. I needed 1080p as a secondary monitor to my 26" 1920x1200 ASUS, and 1080p 27" monitors just did not do it - had worse picture than my 5yr old 26" :)
I did not need 2K to be honest, but then decided - why not make my so far main monitor into a secondary one and upgrade the main spot - NO REGRETS!
Yes I spend extra money but it is worth every penny!
Accuracy in colors, led backlight, menu options, adjustability - all are 100% perfect!!!
Recommending this to anyone who really wants to be in 21st century and not loose their sight over monitors el cheapo - 1080 is good on 20" - if you want good stuff, 2k is a minimum!!!
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Very nice display for my Mac
Posted by: ShufromChina from: on
Got this model particularly because of the reasonable price at a 2K display level, and also because I want to get a monitor that matches both my Mac and my Surface pro's higher-than-HD displays.
The set-up was quite easy. I didn't actually have to read any instructions, nor did I need any utensils. The picture output is great. And the decent audio quality gives it a plus. I am very satisfied with the purchase.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
If only it could be controlled by remote!
Posted by: Maranda from: on
We use this desktop monitor both for use as a computer and for our TV. It works great and has a beautiful picture and color. It's ability to turn vertically is nifty and could be great for reading ebooks, comics, or digital drawing. If only there was a way control power and volume by a remote control!