Asus - 27" Widescreen Flat-Panel LED HD Monitor - Black

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Enhance your entertainment experience with this Asus VS278Q-P 27" widescreen flat-panel HD monitor that features 300 cd/m² brightness and an 80,000,000:1 ASCR (Asus Smart Contrast Ratio) for stunning visuals.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Asus 27" Widescreen Flat-Panel LED HD Monitor
  • Owner's manual
  • VGA cable, HDMI-to-DVI cable, audio cable, power cord

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (97 out of 102)

Features


Ultrafast 1 ms response time

Allows pixels to change colors quickly to avoid streaking, blurring and ghosting in fast-moving scenes and video games.

27" flat-panel LED screen

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.

1920 x 1080 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.

170° horizontal and 160° vertical viewing angles

Let you clearly see the screen from multiple vantage points.

DisplayPort, D-sub and 2 HDMI inputs

Enable you to connect both digital and analog devices.

Splendid video intelligence technology

Offers video preset, 4 color temperature and 3 skin-tone selection modes and auto, brightness and volume adjustments for customized entertainment.

+20° to -5° tilt

For ideal positioning.

Wall-mountable design

With optional mounting kit (not included). A slim 2" profile without the base makes the monitor ideal for placement on most walls. VESA 100mm x 100mm compliant.

Two 2W built-in speakers

For enhanced audio.

PC and Mac compatible

For use with your existing computer.


Customer rating

4.7
96%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

3.0

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very Lackluster

    Posted
    RandomProgrammer
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I went out looking for an external monitor to go with my late 2012 27' iMac. I suppose I didn't do as much research as I had thought because when I got home and opened this and installed, I immediately had issues with the controls on the monitor. Now don't get me wrong, they work, they just aren't very intuitive, and are a bit of a hassle. Maybe I'm just spoiled from Mac products, but that was the least of my issues. The color was VERY washed out, pixelated and not very clear. I couldn't even get close to a color match no matter how hard i tried. I'm definitely going to return this and look for a newer more costly IPS monitor with higher resolution. Its unfortunate, but I really can't see myself working with this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I have purchased 60+ Asus monitors, a great choice

    Posted
    MrButton
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    As I noted above I have over 60 of these now for an office of this specific model, and one other Asus monitor. I have yet to have a single problem with any of the monitors, every computer runs dual screens and these monitors are worlds better than the Dells that they replaced. Good color, good setting ranges for adjustment for individual user preferences and so far perfect reliability. I have not had any issues out of the box either. I have zero complaints, and none from any of my users either (which is amazing in general for any product lol).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad...

    Posted
    Binny
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    ...but not great. Purchased to go with my new gaming pc, very responsive but the screen looked washed out and resolution was not as sharp as I would like. Returned and picked up the Dell S2716DG monitor and absolutely LOVE that monitor so far. Much sharper picture due to the 1440p resolution, colors are more vibrant(8 bit), screen not washed out, and ULTRA smooth with the 144hz refresh along with GSYNC. Was able to get the Dell monitor for $599 with price match. Obviously a large difference in the price though, so the Asus is a good monitor for the price, but recommend stepping up if able.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Monitor, Great Value!

    Posted
    MUKDUBS3
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I was looking for a monitor for sub-$300 with quick response time (<3ms) and excellent picture quality. This one fit the bill! I purchased both the Asus VS278Q-P and ViewSonic VX2753MH to compare at home as both weren't offered in store and the Asus was head and shoulders better, in my opinion. Sleek, stylish and good-to-go out of the box (which is always a plus). I mounted this on the wall in my office and couldn't be happier with the performance. Great Value!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good monitor at the right price

    Posted
    Kenneth
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    If you are ok with the resolution limit of 1080p, 1920 x 1080 then this is a good monitor for the price. It comes up as Ancor Communications when use HDMI in the NVIDIA control panel but shows as VS278 in the Devices and Printers control panel (but with properties of Generic PnP Monitor). Picture quality is very good. I bought this for a 2nd monitor though and it's a bit different since my older LCD monitor isn't the same ratio (1920 x 1200) so a bit odd when moving items between monitors due to the difference in display height - something to think of with new monitors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Monitor

    Posted
    GuerillaToro

    Great monitor for the price. Was shocked when it arrived at the size of the monitor. I guess 27" was smaller in my mind, but the size is great especially since I've been using a laptop screen for the past few years. The wife really likes it also, she no longer has to squint at the screen to read. I have no issues with the color out of the box really. There are standard configurations that you can choose in the menu screen to adjust, or you can adjust manually if you like. All in all I'm enjoying it very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Monitor for gaming

    Posted
    L4DYAthena
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this monitor for 1 thing gaming and as soon as I plugged it in and got everything set up I was VERY pleased with the quality of GFX(and of course there refresh rate was AMAZING!), sound (for a monitor) it looks slick I love this monitor. The only thing wrong with mine was the power cord acts up its almost like there is a short cause when you move the power cord it shuts the monitor completely off from power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy. Using as TV and Monitor.

    Posted
    Ashok
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Asus VS278Q-P 27 widescreen flat-panel HD monitor: Bright and sharp video, fairly acceptable sound considering low power built-in speaker, two HDMI port plus additional digital and analog input is a big deal for me. I have connected one HDMI port to desktop and other HDMI to the Cable box to watch TV channels. Volume button control could have been little more easier, but after knowing the operation, you can manage. As such many times I use mouse to control audio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about price, design, size and usability. Editors have mixed opinions about reliability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 74/100 = Good quality.
  • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 3 out of 5Jeremy Laird on December 22, 2012
    Asus VS278Q review
    Limited native res and old-school panel tech don't make for a good recipeFull Review



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