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ASUS VG Series VG278H Black 27" 2ms HDMI Swivel & Height Adjustable Widescreen LED Backlight LCD 3D 120Hz Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1 w/ 3D glasses and speakers

  • 1920 x 1080 2 ms (Gray to gray)
  • ASCR 50,000,000:1
  • D-Sub, DVI, HDMI
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  • newegg Flicker-free 3D Images with NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Enter an immersive 3D full HD 1080p world of games and movies with the VG278H. Through the use of the world's first NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 glasses technology, it instantly takes you into another dimension - transforming all your gaming experiences and movies to 3D. With its new technology, it delivers twice sharper 3D images than conventional 3D technology. There are more than five hundreds popular PC game titles* currently compatible with the NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit.
  • newegg An Immersive 3D Experience with NVIDIA 3D LightBoost Technology With the latest NVIDIA 3D LightBoost Technology, enjoy twice the brightness of conventional 3D technology in 3D mode with zero increase in total energy consumption. It's perfect for dark-color games such as Metro 2033 and Batman: Arkham City. Additionally, the redesigned glasses bundled with NVIDIA 3D LightBoost Technology features a 20-percent larger viewing lens, a light blocking visor for comfortable viewing and more comfortable - gamer-inspired design.
  • newegg Ultra-smooth Action Supported by Trace Free II Technology, the VG278H is able to double the refresh rate to 120 frames per second, which is twice faster than generic LCD monitors, delivering ultra-smooth 3D visuals. Moreover, the response time is now reduced to 2ms to eliminate tracing and ensure crisp and clear video playback. Plus, The VG278H uses advanced Dual-Side LCD Driving Technology to reduce LCD charging time to further prevent mura, ghosting, and bright-line effects, delivering clear motion scenes during 3D gaming and movie watching.
  • newegg Vivid Color Performance Splendid Video Intelligence Technology is built upon a color engine that automatically analyzes and determines the nature of the user’s current task, thereafter adjusting the display’s parameters accordingly to ensure the color accuracy and image fidelity. Six preset video modes (Scenery, Theater, Game, Night View, sRGB, and Standard) can be selected via a hotkey.
  • newegg Ergonomic Design The VG278H is specially designed with swivel, tilt and height adjustment to suit your preferred viewing angles in 3D gaming and movie watching. The angle-adjustable 3D emitter optimizes 3D for every scenario; simply switch between three IR signal coverage areas via OSD menu and aim the angle-adjustable 3D emitter at shutter glasses for maximum 3D reception.
  • 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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  • mike s.
  • 9/12/2014 10:48:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsbest gaming monitor

Pros: best monitor for gaming ive ever seen. the motion reduction with lightboost at 10% is literally magic. I can move around in game so fast with zero blur. Ive played a few games that were designed with 3d vision in mind like resident evil 6, bioshock, batman and they are amazing in 3d.

Cons: the monitor doesnt have an option to force lightboost all the time. you have to download a program to do that. When you boot a game in 3d and then switch it to 2d you wont get as good of frame rates as if you had 3d vision turned off and then start the game directly in 2d. I downloaded a program that places an icon of your desktop that you can toggle the 3d vision on and off. So I only turn 3d vision when im planning on playing a game in 3d.

Other Thoughts: for me i have lightboost forced to stay on all the time at 10% and then i have my gamma at .70 and my digital vibrance at 70%.

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  • Alexander Z.
  • 12/21/2013 4:44:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Amazing moniter, looks great when you adjust the settings accordingly but even if you don't it looks great.

Cons: The swivel doesn't work but that's not an issue at all.

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  • Xuebin T.
  • 12/3/2013 12:41:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome monitor

Pros: -Fair cost for the functionalities and performance of the monitor
-built in 3D emitter is awesome
-built in speaker
-high contrast
-very bright
-3 input, VGA, DVI and HDMI 1.4
-height adjustable
-no issues using a PS3 to play 3D games on this monitor

Cons: -speaker are weak but also can't expect much from built in speakers on a monitor, at least there's a 3.5mm audio out
-control interface could be better

Other Thoughts: I bought this monitor just for its 3D capabilities, it came with a built in 3d emitter with Nvidia 3D vision 2 active glasses which is awesome. I use my macbook plugged with a mini display to dvi converter and it works just fine. don't expect to use Bino or vlc to watch 3d movies from a macbook since the output rate is limited to 60hz. I use the VGA input on the monitor to use my old sony vaio and no problem there. with the HDMI input, i plugged my PS3 and using a 10$ high speed hdmi cable i bought on newegg, i have no problem running hdmi 1.4 to play my 3d games. crisis and call of duty runs in 3D without a problem, some slight flickering there and there but nothing major. sound is received and played by the monitor over hdmi without a problem either. the monitor is height adjustable which is rare and very awesome, i can have my 13" macbook pro right under the monitor and have a efficient dual screen set up without the screen form the macbook overlapping the asus monitor. Overall, very satisfied with the monitor, maybe 3 tiny dead pixels on the lower right corner but barely noticeable. Other people who have bought this monitor on newegg complained that they received defective products and had major issues getting it replaced, i got lucky i guess because mine got shipped without a problem and the whole unit has no defective parts.

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  • Xuebin T.
  • 12/3/2013 12:39:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome monitor

Pros: -Fair cost for the functionalities and performance of the monitor
-built in 3D emitter is awesome
-built in speaker
-high contrast
-very bright
-3 input, VGA, DVI and HDMI 1.4
-height adjustable
-no issues using a PS3 to play 3D games on this monitor

Cons: -speaker are weak but also can't expect much from built in speakers on a monitor, at least there's a 3.5mm audio out
-control interface could be better

Other Thoughts: I bought this monitor just for its 3D capabilities, it came with a built in 3d emitter with Nvidia 3D vision 2 active glasses which is awesome. I use my macbook plugged with a mini display to dvi converter and it works just fine. don't expect to use Bino or vlc to watch 3d movies from a macbook since the output rate is limited to 60hz. I use the VGA input on the monitor to use my old sony vaio and no problem there. with the HDMI input, i plugged my PS3 and using a 10$ high speed hdmi cable i bought on newegg, i have no problem running hdmi 1.4 to play my 3d games. crisis and call of duty runs in 3D without a problem, some slight flickering there and there but nothing major. sound is received and played by the monitor over hdmi without a problem either. the monitor is height adjustable which is rare and very awesome, i can have my 13" macbook pro right under the monitor and have a efficient dual screen set up without the screen form the macbook overlapping the asus monitor. Overall, very satisfied with the monitor, maybe 3 tiny dead pixels on the lower right corner but barely noticeable. Other people who have bought this monitor on newegg complained that they received defective products and had major issues getting it replaced, i got lucky i guess because mine got shipped without a problem and the whole unit has no defective parts.

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  • Joshua B.
  • 12/2/2013 12:31:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGoing on One Year

Pros: As the title states, I've owned this monitor for almost 1 year now and I wanted to come back and make a review that has some longevity attributed.

This monitor has met my expectations and more. The 3D is quite good in many of the games I've ran such as: The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Diablo 3, WoW, Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, Mark of the NInja, and many more. Make sure to check out Nvidia's web site for a list of compatible games and their compatibility rating.

The monitor is bright, even in 3D mode. The 120Hz works great as well with most games gaining a noticeably smoother game play experience.

At 27" it is quite large. I have it set next to a 22" 1680x1050 res monitor and there is a distinct difference in image quality between them with the Asus VG being the victor.

I've only had to charge my 3D glasses once this year and even though I don't play games too often that's says about the batteries reliability and ability to shut off quickly when done using 3D mode as to save its charge.

Make sure to download Nvidia's free 3D Vision Video Player so you can watch your 3D movies simply and without purchasing extra software.

Over the course of the year there has been no significant change in color reproduction or a "halo" showing up in any condition whatsoever.

Cons: The color reproduction is not as good as I wished it was though I knew that when purchasing it as it is a TFT panel and not an IPS panel. You currently can't have an IPS panel and 120Hz 3D within one monitor. I chose the 120Hz 3D and am still glad I did.

Other Thoughts: I have enjoyed having the ability to watch movies and play games in 3D as well as playing games in 120 Hz though the resolution (1080p) is still a bit low for running programs such as EAGLE, Autocad, Altium, and other design software where very high resolutions would be a great benefit.

If I were to purchase a monitor today I would have to say that my personal view has shifted from playing games to using many different modeling software and I would have to go with a different monitor with a resolution of at least 2560x1440, which you can get at a similar price point of this monitor.

System Components:
i5-3570K
ASRock Z77
Nvidia GTX 660ti 2GB
16GB of DDR3 1600MHz
Antec Eleven Hundred Case
Thermaltake Toughpower 675W PSU
~10TB of storage in HDD's
256GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
Zalman CNPS 9900 max HSF

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  • Kevin C.
  • 11/23/2013 7:22:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNifty 3D

Pros: This monitor is fantastic for my gaming needs, and is a very good 3D monitor.

Cons: I did not know that Nvidia is the only company I can use this product with for 3D. I found the switch to a dedicated Nvidia card worth it though.

Other Thoughts: I am happy with this product. Hungry for proper 3D.

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  • Michael P.
  • 11/12/2013 12:33:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWoW

Pros: 27in 1080p 3-D it is what it is!!!!

Cons: Still trying to find one

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  • Thomas M.
  • 11/2/2013 9:21:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsexactly what I wanted

Pros: gorgeous screen, great clarity, good size
3D functions as expected.

Cons: while you can wear the glasses on top of prescription glasses, it's a bit uncomfortable

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  • Kathleen H.
  • 10/29/2013 10:16:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggswo0t!

Pros: Better than any LCD/LED we've ever owned
The picture is vibrant and beautiful (the presets are very good)
We've only played with the 3d a little bit, and it was excellent, although we have nothing to compare it to.

Cons: None that we've come across

Other Thoughts: Definitely worth the money. Hands down the best monitor we've ever used.

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  • charles d.
  • 10/28/2013 12:20:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsgreat screen

Pros: 120hz, 3d, 27 inches, low ms.

Cons: none thus far

Other Thoughts: great screen, no DOA no dead pixles. screen was great outta the box. I dont know why there are soo many haters on newegg. ive owned many ASUS products and their customer service has always been helpful. I will update this if anything changes especially if get some dead pixels.

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