August 28th 2012 8:06 am


This new ergonomically-designed 27" monitor promises true-to-life 2560 x 1440 resolution visuals courtesy of an LED-backlit, wide-view angle (178°) display. It is chock-full of features that include ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio technology, 100% sRGB color space compatibility, ASUS exclusive QuickFit Virtual Scale, and Splendid Video Intelligence Technology. It offers extensive multimedia connectivity with HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, and Dual-link DVI for WQHD content support; along with built-in twin 3W speakers for an immersive home theatre experience. True-to-life visuals

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PC Mag Nov 19, 2012

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.

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CNET Dec 11, 2012

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.

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HotHardware Nov 15, 2012

ASUS may not have hit a grand slam with the PB278Q, but it's a solid stand-up triple. Gamers looking for a large screen monitor with a high resolution and great performance should take particular note of this panel, which is capable of displaying fast moving action without distracting artifacts.

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unknownsolo unknownsolo

I had really, really, REAAALLY high hopes for this monitor, it seemed very nice for the price . It provides most of the common video inputs out there, VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, but does not provide USB hub like most of the other competitions. It has some really BAD built-in speakers, I have...

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DToledo DToledo

I spent several weeks researching WQHD panels and eventually settled on this one. I must say I was skeptical at first due to all the reviews stating that the panel often shipped with dead/stuck pixels. After receiving mine I can confirm there are no dead/stuck pixels, just an incredibly beautiful...

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pixelcon pixelcon

I use a Thunderbolt display at work and wanted to get one for home use but couldn't bring myself to buy a monitor with only one input. This panel, to me, looks just as good if not better. I'm using a mini displayport to displayport cable with 2 MacBook Airs, one with Thunderbolt and another with...

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vaklav vaklav

Terrible speakers, very slow turning on, and among everything, a slightly yellowish white. Enough for drawing purposes (CAD software), but definitely not the best choice for image edition.

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