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.
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.
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.
good gaming monitor
Posted by: Georgica from: Scottsdale on
IPS technology has not been advanced for a few years and one would expect the price of manufacturing to drop as time passes. However, it is an excellent monitor. Very rich colors and plenty of user settings for individual preferences.
10 out of 11 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: 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.
Posted by: MEYLER9 from: United States on
In the world of extreme-definition monitors, the Asus PB278Q almost perfectly hits a happy medium between features and value.
The PB278Q is a great assortment of customization features at about the same price. The Asus can't quite match the performance of the $100 more expensive Dell U2713HM and lacks the Dell's USB ports and plentiful assortment of presets, but for $100 less it's a great lower-priced alternative for those looking to save a few bucks on an extreme-definition monitor.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Decent Monitor for the price...unfortunately?
Posted by: ChinnuPillai from: on
Quality control issue...there are dead pixels...replaced twice without much luck...returned it. I would not recommend.
8 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Quality image but problems with connections
Posted by: Thane from: Bend Oregon on
I had problems getting the displayport connection working with this monitor and ended up going with a dvi/hdmi connection. Once I got it to connect I would lose signal whenever I turned off the monitor. Had to reboot to get signal. Looking around in the forums, others have had issues with displayport and the Asus PB278Q. Not sure why.
That said, I'm happy with the monitor using a dvi to hdmi cable.