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Great for gaming.
Rotates into portrait mode.
A lot of connections.
Great pixel response time.
Very good contrast ratio.
DisplayMate revealed a few minor trouble spots.
Useless dynamic contrast ratio.
Not great default setup.
Lacks sRGB emulation.
Lacks USB hub.
By Good Gear Guide on February 11, 2013
ASUS’ PDB278Q monitor is a great choice for gamers, business users, or anyone who wants the best possible image quality from a reasonably-priced monitor. It has a few good preset modes, is well built, and has useful features. It’s not...
By Macworld Australia on January 02, 2013
If you’re after a multimedia all-rounder that offers the benefit of 2560 x 1440 resolution and plenty of connectors, without breaking the bank, the Asus PB278Q should be on your shortlist.Related Tags: 27in, asus, display, macworld, macworld...
By cnet on December 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...
By Overclock3D on December 08, 2012
Let's start with the monitor itself.It's huge. Make no mistake, the difference between even a 24" 1080P monitor, and the 27" ASUS offering is immense. The amount of screen real-estate available is glorious, and you really feel the benefit of the...
By ITProPortal on November 29, 2012
So there’s no doubting this Asus offering is a tempting buy, although for only slightly more (£50 or so), the IPS-based Dell UltraSharp U2713HM offers similar performance and a more robust feature set.
By PCAdvisor on November 21, 2012
The ASUS PB278Q is a very stylish WQHD monitor. The colour fidelity is great even with factory settings, and the monitor has a very high contrast and brightness.
By Hardware.Info on November 21, 2012
The energy consumption is low and the features are fairly complete, even if we would have liked to have a USB 3.0 hub. The features that ASUS did add are practical especially for graphic designers.
By TechReviewsSource on November 20, 2012
The Asus PB278Q 27-inch HD monitor utilizes the relatively new PLS panel technology which results in excellent color quality and wide viewing angles. While it is quite pricy and has no automatic pivot function, it's still a decent monitor that provides a good quality image.
By AnandTech on November 19, 2012
The ASUS PB278Q is a very nice 27” display, and is a good debut for PLS but not an outstanding one. Perhaps if used in one of the ASUS ProArt models with higher end calibration and backlighting we could see if PLS can offer superior, not just equal...
By DigitalVersus on November 19, 2012
Although the Asus PB278Q has some good and interesting features, its disappointing contrast and response time hold it back from a five-star review. They'll also be turn-off for...
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