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ASUS VE278Q Black 27" 1920x1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 300 cd/m2 ASCR 10,000,000:1

  • 1920 x 1080 2ms GTG
  • ASCR 10,000,000:1
  • DisplayPort, HDMI, D-Sub, DVI
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The VE278Q by Asus mixes visual excitement with modern sophistication. Powered by LED backlight technology, the 27-inch monitor delivers sharp, true-to-life images through speedy 2ms response time and ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio that dynamically adjusts the display’s contrast ratio according to the image content, up to an astonishing 10,000,000:1. Full HD 1080P native resolution and HDMI & DisplayPort inputs bring you into a spectacular world of colors, no matter what you are watching - thanks to Asus exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology.

AI Light function enables the VE278Q to automatically adjust to lower brightness and make your eyes feel more comfortable in the dim environment. Furthermore, it helps save 25% in power consumption. For versatile use, the VE278Q is also embedded with rich I/O ports such as DVI, D-Sub and 3.5mm audio & earphone jacks. Picture in Picture function displays 2 different signals simultaneously via a simple push of the PIP hotkey. Built with green in mind, the Asus VE278Q still brings you a stunning visual experience in a contemporary package.

 

  • newegg LED Backlight Technology Featuring the LED backlight technology, the Asus VE278Q provides increased brightness, enhanced color saturation with less power consumption, minimizes eye fatigue and is more eco-friendly to the environment containing no halogen, mercury or lead, compared with a typical CCFL backlight.
  • newegg ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology The Asus exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology employs a color engine to automatically optimize image quality with intelligent color, brightness, contrast and sharpness corrections for the best results in image preview, movie playback and gaming. 6 Splendid video preset modes (Scenery, Theater, Game, Night View, sRGB and Standard) via hotkey as well as 3 skin tone presets are available for optimal visual experience.
  • newegg Full HD 1080P Format Support with HDMI & DisplayPort With a native 1920x1080 resolution and widescreen (16:9) aspect ratio, the Asus VE278Q displays full HD 1080p content in its native format without any loss of image quality. HDMI or DisplayPort enables lossless transmission of high-definition digital video and audio through a single, convenient cable connection. The DisplayPort interface also offers better support of multiple display streams, longer cable connection, and interoperability with other inputs, such as VGA, DVI and HDMI.
  • newegg ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) Technology ASCR Technology automatically adjusts the luminance of the backlight for better displays according to the image contents, and improves the contrast ratio to 10,000,000:1 for more realistic depictions of night scenes during games or movies.
  • newegg Fast Response Time The Asus VE278Q’s super-fast 2ms (GTG) response time ensures speedy color switching to eliminates ghosting and tracers for smooth motion video and gaming performance.
  • newegg ASUS RAPID REPLACEMENT 2 WAY FREE SHIPPING ASUS now covers return shipping as well as shipping back to the end user, and offers free cross-shipping advanced swap for all urgent LCD RMAs requiring further expedition. Now you can get a replacement LCD as you send your RMA, because good customer service just makes sense. See here for details: http://service.asus.com/ARR.html.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • George R.
  • 9/15/2014 4:21:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot quite 5 eggs

Pros: Good product, no bad pixels and a good selection of inputs. I had the display since May and am very pleased with it.

Cons: I have the display attached to my APC backup since I don't have an outlet on the power supply in the computer. By the time the APC runs through checking the battery at start-up the monitor is in standby. I don't power up the computer until the APC comes up on household current. It is annoying that I have to take the display out of standby all the time to see what is happening on the screen.

Other Thoughts: "Good product but they nit picked about the rebate information and rejected my rebate.They think they need an extra $20.00 more than customer good will and they lost a customer. I won't buy any ASUS product again......."

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  • Brandon A.
  • 9/10/2014 8:42:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Monitor

Pros: Purchased this for a customer and I have to say, I was a bit jealous. Beautiful display, nice appeal, good build quality. It's bright and the colors are nice as well.

Cons: None as of yet.

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  • Virgil B.
  • 8/30/2014 2:11:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs3 month review

Pros: I previously reviewed this monitor as being 5 stars and I am still very satisfied with the monitor and it's overall operation. However, I have identified one deficiency that irritates me to no end about the monitor as I have spelled out in the cons section which has caused me to rethink the 5 stars and reduce the original review to 4 stars.

Cons: The power LED is next to impossible to see from the front of the monitor. You have to lean over to see if the monitor is turned on or off. At first I was thinking that the power switch was flaky because at times I would have to press the switch twice or more to turn on the monitor. What was really happening was that I had left the monitor on from my previous session so when I thought I was turning it on I was really turning it off. Then I would have to press it again to turn the monitor on. The power indicator needs to either be placed on the front of the monitor or have a design change so that it is visible from the front.

Other Thoughts: I am still very pleased with the monitor and for the price I paid I would certainly buy it again. As it is you either have to lean way over to see if it is on or off or you have to place a mirror on your desktop to see if the light is on. Perhaps the ASUS representatives will see this review and refer my comments to their design depart so this design flaw, in a otherwise perfect product, can be corrected.

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  • Aaron S.
  • 8/29/2014 9:21:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsBest thing since sliced bread.

Pros: Seeing as i was using a 19" CRT monitor(VGA connection) since pretty much the stone age, going to this product has blown my mind.

Im a avid movie watcher, gamer and photographer and this has blown new life into pretty much everything i do.

Games are a whole new level of awesome.
Movies are sharp and clear.
Photographs are easier to edit and get a more "pure" image.

Quick and easy switch to the preset color profiles(Scenery, Gaming, etc etc).
Screen is clear, bright, crisp and had no dead pixels.
PiP...people still use this?

Overall this product is awesome.

Cons: I gave 5 stars as the quality of the product is superb. If the following mattered to me personally i would of docked an egg.

1) Install directions(I.E. Manual). 3 sentences in english. Although im pretty sure it had every possible written and spoken language that this planet has to offer included on the manual.

2) Tilt. I was afraid to adjust the tilt(forward and backwards) as it was fairly "tight" and didnt want to break the base with the force to change it. There were no clear instructions as to where and how to adjust it.

3)Speakers. While a bonus that these are even included, they are so insignificant its equivalent to calling your friend on 2 cups connected by a string.

4)No inherent screen size adjustment. Took me a good 15 minutes scrolling through every menu option before i realized you cannot change or adjust the screen size(to fill the monitor). Finally figured out i had to go into my ATI interface and adjust the overscan to fill the entire screen with a picture.

5) No height adjustments. I had to lower my chair so low to the ground i ended up just sitting on top of some pillows so i was eye level with the monitor. Perfect if you are a "little person" though.

6) It doesnt come with a mail order bride, a money tree or a spaceship.

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  • Phuc P.
  • 8/19/2014 8:17:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Bright colors, easy to configure, decent volume on monitor. It has a all the input you would need for a modern monitor.

Cons: Height is not adjustable, does not go higher than 1900 x 1080. I am fine with this. But I can see other people point about a 27" monitor going higher than 1900 x 1080

Other Thoughts: Great monitor. Contemplating about buying another one of these to replace my old Gateway 24" workhorse that does 1900 x 1200. Hard to find a monitor these days tha that extra 120 height.

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  • Lawrence H.
  • 8/12/2014 10:46:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSEEMS GOOD

Pros: No dead pixels found. Good even color. Seems to work as it should. Long warranty.

Cons: None found yet. I hope that it doesn't fail somewhere down the line.

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  • Brent N.
  • 8/12/2014 6:52:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsASUS VE278Q Black 27" 1920x1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor

Pros: -Great size for gaming , watching movies
-Fast response
-I bought 3 of these now and not one dead pixel

Cons: -only con I think is that its only 60 kHz

Other Thoughts: wish I would have got the 144 kHz but after buying 3 it`s too late now but I am very happy with my eyefinity set-up , I`m going to buy 3 more for my upper set

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  • onur e.
  • 8/4/2014 5:47:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: cheap, large screen. There are color and brightens adjustment for different profiles.

Cons: speakers are terrible and speakers dead in 2 weeks ( anyway i don't need speakers!!! ). First time opening the box the screen is not adjustable. I nee dot use hammer to unlock the connection :) lol

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  • James G.
  • 8/4/2014 1:39:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpdate to: Yellowish tainting of blue gradients

Pros: Large screen, crisp display, vibrant colors, decent response time, options to reduce ghosting and corona motion effects, decent viewing angle.

Cons: In Scenery Mode, Blue gradients towards the lighter end of the spectrum have a yellowish tainting to it. (Fixed issue!)

Other Thoughts: This is an update to my review below, as Newegg doesn't allow review edits to reflect an updated situation.

Asus tech support has been very helpful and friendly to help me get my discoloration issue troubleshooted, and though they weren't able to find precise technical settings, they did find something that helped me determine the cause. I'll quote below:

–Standard Mode: allows you to view documents and browse websites comfortably with optimized colors and contrast.
–Game mode: adaptively brings up dark, hard-to-see areas while leaving the well-lit areas untouched—allowing you to see your enemies lurking in dark corners without washing out the colors as a whole.
–Theater mode: simulates a theater experience by enhancing the contrast and color saturation of the image—delivering livelier and more vivid visuals for greater immersion.
–Scenery mode: increases the brightness range, introduces more contrast gradations and selectively tweaks the color saturation of key elements such as blue skies and green fields to make for more captivating land and seascapes—keeping your photos as fresh and vivid as when you were actually there.
–Night View mode: breathes the beauty back into night vistas by smartly raising the Y-Luminance signal to highlight poorly-lit details—capturing the scene’s beauty in crisp and vibrant fashion.

I was using Scenery Mode, and I imagine it's this selective tweaking of blues and greens that was causing this to occur. In photos and movies it might be okay, but for digital imaging and anything involving gradients, it was the likeliest source of discoloration for that hue range.

What I am using now is Theater mode with the saturation adjusted hardware-side while calibrating the monitor, and so far so good.

Note, for anyone doing similar calibrations, you need to actually power the monitor off to save your settings. I lost my settings when I rebooted the computer and got confused when I landed back in Scenery Mode.

Between this review and my previous, the score now is around 3.5 eggs. It would be a full 4, but the frustrations of this experience docks it slightly, and not everyone is going to have the patience or expertise to troubleshoot this if they experience a similar issue.

But at least all is good for me now. And again, Asus support does their best to be helpful, so they are to be commended for that.

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  • James G.
  • 7/31/2014 3:39:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsYellowish tainting of blue gradients

Pros: Large screen, crisp display, vibrant colors, decent response time, options to reduce ghosting and corona motion effects, decent viewing angle.

With the exceptions noted below, this is a beautiful monitor.

Cons: Blue gradients towards the lighter end of the spectrum have a yellowish tainting to it. (see below)

Other Thoughts: My monitor also has about a 2x2 pixel area about where the start menu is located that appears to be a speck of dust trapped between the lcd and protective screen (it's not dead or stuck pixels, I confirmed it with a jeweler's loupe). Because of its location, it is not a distraction, but if it were located anywhere else I would probably have RMA'd this monitor immediately.

The major disappointment with this monitor is the issue I am having with color accuracy. I use this monitor for gaming, but also for graphics work, so when I discovered an odd yellow "taint" to certain blue gradients, I was very unhappy.

I am able to mitigate this issue by using my video driver software to LOWER saturation levels, and the monitor menu options to RAISE saturation levels until they are balanced and the taint is gone.

Because of this, at first I believed the issue to be on my video card's end. However, I recently plugged in a Raspberry Pi with XBMC installed, and the blue background on it also suffers from this yellowish "taint," leading me to believe it is some issue with the monitor itself somehow.

I would love to know the precise cause of this, and if there is something I can do to eliminate the issue permanently. Until then, whenever I see it happening, I will have to adjust my saturation levels and hope that it doesn't impact my graphics editing too heavily.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry to hear that your new monitor has a yellow tint in the display as well as some dust in the screen. I would love to help you troubleshoot the problem. Please contact me through email at CL-Scott1@asus.com. Please place case # N140800687 in the subject line so I may reference your issue. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Sincerely,

Scott
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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