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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

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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:

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

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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 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.


ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Brian S.
  • 7/31/2014 8:51:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIts a pretty good display

Pros: Its crisp it clean and it bright. So fae no dead pixles or artifact or ghosting. It relatively cheap.

Cons: In standard mode the color is a little washed out, that is because it utilizing the true 2ms response time. Set in theater mode the colors are brilliant but the response time goes to about 5 ms which in reality is insignificant but all the times add up when gaming.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/21/2014 9:37:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI bought 8 of these

Pros: Not a single dead pixel in all 8
Great picture! Top quality!

Cons: Stands can sometimes sit crooked.

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  • Michael M.
  • 7/19/2014 10:02:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGet the VE278H instead.

Pros: This is a great monitor, it's nice and big and has great resolution. It's also a very sturdy monitor, which is important because of it's size.

Cons: I bought this monitor initially with my setup, but I wanted another monitor later so I got the VE278H (this is VE278Q). I didn't see any differences and it was cheaper so I got that. Ugh, but I didn't see the contrast ratios. The contrast ratio on this monitor is only 10000000:1, and the VE278H is 50000000:1- this makes a HUGE difference when using a dual monitor setup. The VE278H makes everything look so much sharper than this one just because of contrast. So please, get the VE278H it's cheaper and better. The only difference between the two is price and contrast but that makes a big difference.


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  • Andrew S.
  • 7/12/2014 11:34:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMonitor speakers will never be perfected.

Pros: Base doesn't jiggle about unless you shake the desk very hard. Monitor Controls are oriented differently than I'm used to but once you read the manual and figure out what they do, it's cake. Resolution and refresh rates are as good as I expected brightness and color is excellent.

Cons: Speakers. Now, I never expect built in speakers (from monitors or TVs) to be very good, these are especially mono-sounding. I guess I can't complain as nobody ever relies on them. But I hope that someday a display comes along that actually makes slightly realistic noises.

Other Thoughts: Bought this for my Fiancee's gaming computer, she only dislikes the matte finish of typical monitors. This is definitely matte finish if you're curious.

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  • Enrique J.
  • 7/11/2014 9:15:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome monitor for the price

Pros: Monitor is beautiful with nice stand and great picture. It is fast enough to play any game without noticeable lag. It came without a single dead pixel. It has an array of pre-set modes to adjust lighting without having to having to resort to fine-tuning any settings.

Cons: As many other reviewers have said, there is a design problem with the power cord. We use this monitor for gaming but we also turn it a bit towards our living room to watch movies. Every time we touch it, it loses power because the power cord does not stay in all the way. This has been a pain but not enough to take an egg off.

Other Thoughts: I am not sure what to do with the power cord issue. I am thinking about gluing this cord or an adapter for it into the socket but I might invalidate my warranty. If anyone has any suggestions, I would really appreciate it.

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  • Brent N.
  • 7/4/2014 9:05:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Colors are great on these monitors
Fast response time great for gaming
they mount very well (vesa) I have 2 on a Ergotron triple display and 1 on a single arm
in three monitors I bought not one has bled or bad pixels
Has all the video outputs you will ever need
and most importantly you cant get a better monitor for the price

Cons: Base does wobble if you type hard a bit due to how they are made, not an issue for me trying to think of something negative is hard because im totally happy with my three purchases.

Other Thoughts: If you want a great monitor , fast response time , great resolution, text is clear images look great and this is a good size monitor for a very cheap price ,go buy this monitor it wont disappoint

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  • Linda A.
  • 6/25/2014 3:20:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAsus VE278Q 27"

Pros: The Monitor works. It turns on and is quit nice and clear.

Cons: Swivel, base, locking, defective

Other Thoughts: After I assembled I noticed the tilt on the base. You could not unlock the swivel tilt making the monitor tilt forward. ( See the picture) Stuck. On a closer examine it appears the locking nuts and springs are to tight. This is very frustrating after buying and waiting. You don't want to reef on it for fear of breaking the plasic surrounding the base skin. It is quit tight. Any ideas?

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  • Drew A.
  • 6/24/2014 6:35:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy favorite monitor!

Pros: Good color
Good viewing agle
Good color similarity between monitors
Vesa mount works well
Very useful array of inputs (especially the displayport)
Enough control buttons
Big enough pixels for older eyes!

Cons: Displayport needs a correct cables. Most of the offbrand cables have issues with sleep mode, it seems. Accell cables work as expected.

Other Thoughts: I have 5 of these monitors. It is my main monitor at home and I have two at work. I am happy with them every day. No dead pixel issues.
Bought another one when they went on sale to have a spare!
I use this with the Ergotron monitor arm. Good combination!

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  • Virgil B.
  • 6/23/2014 6:26:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCompletely Satisfied

Pros: This monitor has more video inputs then any comparable monitor. Plus it has the capability to do a picture in picture mode using one of the inputs in the new window.

The monitor that I received has no dead pixels and the colors are bright and vibrant. I think that it is a pretty amazing monitor for the price I paid for it.

Cons: The stand is more than adequate to support the monitor, but because of the monitor's width you may experience some slight side to side shaking if you bump your computer desk.

Other Thoughts: I have been very pleased with the monitor and don't think you would be unhappy if you are in the market for a general purpose monitor. I read some reviews that indicate some issues with fast action games due to the 60Hz screen refresh rate, but I have not noticed any issues with what I use the monitor for.

I have purchased another brand of Monitor for years and years and only decided to buy this one because of the price and video inputs. I have not been disappointed and I will certainly consider this brand again.

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