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ASUS VG278HE Black 27" 2ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 50,000,000:1 Built-in Speakers 3D ready, Height, Swivel adjustable

  • 1920 x 1080 2ms (GTG)
  • 50,000,000:1
  • HDMI , D-Sub, Dual-link DVI-D (support NVIDIA 3D Vision)
  • 3D ready, Height, Swivel adjustable
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A perfect blend of performance, design idea and technology innovations, the ASUS VG278HE monitor delivers the ultimate in visual brilliance and 3D Full HD excitement demanded by high end gamers and movie enthusiasts. The VG278HE features 144Hz rapid refresh rate for ultra-smooth action, which also enables eye-popping 3D capability when working in concert with NVIDIA 3D Vision kit. What you see on this monitor looks fantastic, thanks to 50,000,000:1 contrast ratio and 2ms response time. Splendid Video Intelligence Technology automatically optimizes the picture quality for different application environment at a press of hotkey. An array of connectors enables it to play nice with various A/V equipment. Matching your exceptional visual enjoyment, a pair of stereo speakers are built right in to produce dynamic sound without additional devices.

 

  • newegg Flicker-free 3D Images with NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Enter an immersive 3D full HD 1080p world of games and movies with the VG278HE. 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. 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. 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. (VG278HE supports NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 through connection of Dual-link DVI. NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 kit is sold separately)
  • newegg Full HD Support With 1920 x 1080 maximum resolution, the ASUS VG278HE can display the Full HD content in its native format without any quality loss or distortion.
  • newegg Ultra-smooth Action Supported by Trace Free II Technology, the VG278HE is able to double per second to deliver up to 144Hz refresh rate for ultra-smooth motion scenes in intense actions, which is over twice faster than generic LCD monitors, delivering ultra-smooth 2D visuals. Moreover, the response time is now reduced to 2ms to eliminate tracing and ensure crisp and clear video playback. The VG278HE reduces LCD charging time to further prevent mura, ghosting, and bright-line effects, and delivers clear motion scenes during 3D gaming and movie watching.
  • newegg Splendid Video Intelligence Technology 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 VG278HE is specially designed with swivel, tilt and height adjustment to suit your preferred viewing angles in 3D gaming and movie watching.
  • newegg Extensive Connectivity and Built-in Stereo Speaker for Multimedia Enjoyment VG278HE comes with rich connectivity including HDMI, Dual-link DVI-D, D-Sub. Users could simultaneously connect VG278HE to Full HD Blu-ray Disc players and myriad HD playback devices like DVD players, audio devices and set-top boxes for limitless entertainment with its built-in stereo speakers

Learn more about the ASUS VG278HE

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
VG278HE
Cabinet Color
Black

Display

Screen Size
27"
LED Backlight
Yes
Widescreen
Yes
Recommended Resolution
1920 x 1080
3D Ready
Yes
Viewing Angle
170°(H) / 160°(V)
Pixel Pitch
0.311mm
Display Colors
16.7 Million
Brightness
300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio
50,000,000:1
Response Time
2ms (GTG)

Connectivity

Input Video Compatibility
Analog RGB, Digital
Connectors
HDMI , D-Sub, Dual-link DVI-D (support NVIDIA 3D Vision)
D-Sub
1
DVI
1
HDMI
1
DisplayPort
No

Power

Complies with
ENERGY STAR
Power Supply
100 - 240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
Typical: <65W
Power Saving Mode: <1W
Power Off Mode: <1W

Convenience

Stand Adjustments
Height, Swivel, Tilt
Built-in TV Tuner
No
Built-in Speakers
3W x 2 Stereo RMS
HDCP Support
Yes
VESA Compatible
100 x 100mm
Features
Ultra smooth action with 144Hz rapid refresh rate and 2ms (GTG) tracer-free

Vivid color performance with Splendid Video Intelligence Technology

A comfortable viewing with ergonomic design for swivel, tilt angle, and height adjustment

Extensive connectivity with HDMI 1.4, dual-link DVI-D, and D-sub

Dimensions

Dimensions
25.31" x 17.24" x 9.83" with stand
Weight
17.64 lbs.

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • David E.
  • 4/21/2014 9:22:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsKnow this about ASUS's warranty!!!

Pros: I purchased a VG278H in Sept., 2013 and while it isn't a VG278HE, you should be aware of ASUS's bogus claim about rapid RMA replacement and "worry free" products.

In Feb., 2014, my VG278H started to go black for two seconds and then come back on again at random times during use. No problem, I thought, I'll contact ASUS and get a replacement, having them cross-ship another monitor to me so I wouldn't be stuck without one for at least two weeks if I were to decide to have this faulty one repaired.

Contacted ASUS by email on 2/22/14 and received a case number. I subsequently called them to get the replacement set up and was told that they didn't have a replacement monitor available and they had no idea how long it would be before they would have one.

I was then offered a VG278HE as a replacement but it does not have a built-in 3D emitter like the VG278H and I would have to spend an additional $150 to buy a NVidia 3D sensor kit to make it equivalent to the VG278H. ASUS said they would not pay for that.

I turned down that substandard offer and was then told that they would keep looking for a replacement monitor for me. It's been two months now and I haven't heard a word from ASUS. The repair of my VG278H is still an option but I was told it would take at least two weeks to repair it and going without a monitor for that long is unacceptable.

So ASUS, if your customer loyalty people are cruising this thread and read this (Case # NA3461340), know that you have one very upset customer who has purchased many other ASUS products in the past but will no longer do so in the future if you don't back up your warranty claims like you advertise.

Cons: Inadequate warranty service

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  • Kevin C.
  • 4/17/2014 6:47:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsVGA cable...

Pros: Its big

Cons: VGA CABLE!

Other Thoughts: For the price payed for this monitor, packaging it with only a vga cable is absolutely absurd. Its the first monitor I've bought in quite a while, and I didn't even think people used vga cables any more... The 3d doesn't work as I'm stuck on 60hz for some reason. I'm nocking 3 eggs off because its stupidly inconvenient and it shouldn't be for the cost.

The DPI is a little low, kind of expected with 27" at only 1080p. I'm not used to it since I've been programing on a smaller monitor with a higher resolution.

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  • Cory H.
  • 4/1/2014 2:20:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Gaming Monitor

Pros: 144 hz
80m contrast ratio
2ms response time
27 inches

Monitor is absolutely amazing. I owned the VG248qe (asus 24" 144hz) monitor and loved it so much I decided to purchase this. The bigger monitor makes it much easier to see heads in counter strike global offensive, just makes the game much more enjoyable. Also bought this at $379.

Cons: No display port
No 3d glasses

Other Thoughts: Would recommend this monitor to anybody that can afford it.

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  • Alexander N.
  • 3/28/2014 11:21:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Value

Pros: Right out of the box I have zero issues with this monitor. Coming from a 24" 60hz ASUS monitor, the increase in performance is amazing.

Cons: A bit expensive, but the monitor is without a doubt worth it.

Other Thoughts: Received this next day from newegg.

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  • Jared G.
  • 3/22/2014 11:37:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent monitor, horrible service

Pros: Resolution,vibrant color,wonderful monitor

Cons: This company has no customer service, the warranty does not cover shipping to them. The people you talk to have no knowledge of there own product.

Other Thoughts: Both me and my wife have bought this monitor and love it. Randomly her monitor started flickering through its screen modes theatre, gaming, standard, etc. I called the company up to let them know the problem I had. She had me go through trouble shooting that had no use to the issue but I went through with them anyway. She then told me that she was going to hang up and I would have to call back after I finished trouble shooting even though I had explained to her I tried everything already she insisted I kept trying and to just call back. I have never had a company hang up on me and tell me to call them back.. To top it with a cherry I had to wait about 15 minutes on both times I called them.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Our rapid replacement RMA option for monitors offers shipping both ways. If you have RMA issues about your monitor, please contact me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#3583262 in the subject line. Also, please provide me the serial number of your unit or your RMA#. All of our ASUS products are worry-free as we provide all of our ASUS customers, like you, with continuous technical support, continuous communication at no additional cost. In addition, your ASUS monitor is backed by a 36-month manufacturer’s warranty. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • John V.
  • 3/2/2014 3:56:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFrustration and disappointment

Pros: -144hz Refresh rate is very nice, especially for 2D gaming.
-27inch screen is perfect size for me
-Colors aren't as bad as you would expect from a TN panel
-I suppose 3D capability is nice, though I'm not really interested in that.

Cons: -Awkwardly positioned inputs on the back make it difficult to plug things in
-Backlight can seem way too bright at times
-Horrible, and I mean HORRIBLE backlight bleeding around the edges, even on my SECOND unit
-Discoloration on the sides of the screen, again on the SECOND unit I was sent

Other Thoughts: I wanted to love this monitor. I wanted to write a raving review for it. The 144hz refresh is amazing for 2D gaming. But the backlight. The backlight is the downfall of this monitor.

So, when I first bought this monitor and set it up I noticed that the backlight bled around the edges. It was very bad. It was noticeable from the edge to about 1 1/2 inches in. Along with that, there were these sort of curved lines of discoloration on the left and right sides of the screen. It's hard to explain but they made everything look just a tad lighter than they should. Obviously, that is VERY annoying when watching or playing something dark. It was horribly distracting. So I decided to RMA it.

On Newegg's part, I was very happy with how quickly they sent a replacement once they received my RMA though I was annoyed to have to pay for shipping.

So here I am with my new unit. I was so happy that I'd finally be able to use my PC again after a week and half. I set everything up, boot up my PC and turn on my monitor. And BAM! It may as well have been the same exact one I sent back in the first place. Horrible light bleeding around the edges and those light discolored spots on the sides. I'm so frustrated. I wanted to like this monitor so badly. I just can't.

I'm at my wit's end here as I am stuck with this monitor now. I'm very disappointed and very frustrated.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Bri,

If you require assistance in calibrating your monitor, please contact me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#3505439 in the subject line. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/28/2014 2:53:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslook no further (seriously)

Pros: quality is great!!! great picture. 144hz and good with light boost!!!

Cons: the ONLY thing I can even dig for as a con would be the port placement on the back.

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  • Tracy A.
  • 2/24/2014 9:24:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Satisfied

Pros: Crisp display and sturdy stand.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Minor gripe, one pixel was dead on arrival. It is on the edge of the screen though so if you aren't paying attention it can be ignored. Otherwise I am very satisfied with the monitor.

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  • Wayne D.
  • 2/21/2014 10:03:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsASUS VG278HE

Pros: IDK yet

Cons: IDK yet

Other Thoughts: I want to buy it, but I'm afraid to pay all that cash for it because I read a lot of reviews of black light bleed and dead pixel. If I get it and notice these issue, I'm going to be very tight!!

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  • Royce C.
  • 2/19/2014 10:27:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHorrible Light Bleed around entire display

Pros: 144hz refresh rate
27 inches
2ms response time
3d capable
heavy duty dvi cable

Cons: Backlight bleed around the entire display, i hate to say it but black or dark screens look worse on this, than my old dynex TV.

Position of dvi input, made it difficult for the included dvi cable to be plugged in.

Other Thoughts: For the value of this monitor being close to 600 dollars, it is not acceptable to have this type of light bleed. On a solid black screen the light bleed goes around the entire bezel of the monitor. I truly do regret not going with something different, or at least not doing more research, as i have now tested two alternate asus vg27he monitors, and both have had the same light bleed issue. Im beginning to believe that users who claim they do not have light bleed on this monitor, may not know what light bleed really is. I give this 2 stars only because i have had cheap off brand monitors look as good as this model with zero light bleed.

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