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


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  • Adam H.
  • 7/22/2014 4:43:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: wonderful monitor.. 144hz really shows its smoothness and accuracy in fps's over my old 60hz.

Cons: don't expect to rely on the internal speakers. I cant even hear voices clearly at the highest audio output setting.. volume sound is very low and muffled. Buy speakers or headset.

Other Thoughts: awesome for Fps's with fast motion.

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  • Gabriel P.
  • 7/18/2014 4:45:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast Monitor

Pros: Fast, look great for gaming. No dead pixels. 144 hz refresh rate. I had a 60hz monitor before will never go back to that again.

Cons: None

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  • RONALD H.
  • 7/18/2014 1:56:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs3D Awesome Sauce

Pros: 3D gaming...which is really super groovy. Amazing actually. Adjustable stand, which is also mighty nice.

Cons: Make sure you aren't facing a window with direct sunlight, some ghosting, not awful if you download HeliX mods...speakers are pretty cheesy, but we all knew that coming in, right? Buy some real speakers.

Other Thoughts: I love it I love it it works great and I love it. OK, note, 3D Vision does have shader issues for almost every game, so you WILL have to download the HeliX mods to fix the shadows, because that will ruin your Skyrim business for sure. Trust me though, those shader fixes WORK. Worth the time downloading the fixes, especially for Behthesda titles.

If you play Metro 2033 or Last Light, no shader fixes are necessary. At any rate, if you like your gaming to be fully immersive, and you have the money to go 3D Vision, and your graphics card supports it, GO FOR IT. This monitor is great, and heck, right now it's priced right, so go ahead and pull the trigger like I did a couple of months ago.

I currently playing a Super Modded Skyrim, and... well, to be honest, I WALK everywhere I go now because I really get off on wandering around...it's like a hiking simulator, ha.

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  • Russell S.
  • 7/10/2014 11:35:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsbuttons on bottom stopped working

Pros: screen looks great and handles all games very well

Cons: the unit seems to produce alot of heat and the buttons on bottom of unit that control everything from on/off to all adjustments just stopped working so now I can never turn monitor off as I will not be able to turn back on. Spent well over 45 minutes waiting to chaat with support and gave up

Other Thoughts: I really like the monitor just afraid that with it not working and not being able to get support online I am worried of how long it will survive and at this price point is not at all what I was expecting from asus

Manufacturer Response:

Dear RussTime,

I’m sorry to hear that your experience with this monitor is not a good one. Our ASUS monitors carry a 36-month warranty. If you’d like to discuss this topic with me or if you require further assistance with your monitor, please contact me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include this unique case#N140724158 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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  • little c.
  • 7/10/2014 9:22:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat monitor

Pros: Fast refresh rate, quick response time, nice size.
Easy to adjust height and tilt.
Easy to connect and setup with my GTX 780ti

Cons: none that is I see

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/30/2014 9:14:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbuy it

Pros: just came in this morning, easy to set, looks super nice dvi cord included and whatnot, its slick black shushshsushu

Cons: nope none

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  • Kelly E.
  • 6/24/2014 5:04:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Monitor

Pros: Great picture and easy setup

Cons: none so far

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  • Cory L.
  • 6/22/2014 11:56:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFantastic Monitor

Pros: This was my first true PC gamer enthusiast monitor upgrade. My previous monitors were 27" 1080p, but were not 120hz. That being said, if you're debating on upgrading to a 120hz monitor from a 60hz, I can not recommend it enough. You WILL see a very HUGE difference in gameplay. It WILL give you an edge. Do not doubt this, it is real.

Here's what I've learned about this specific monitor.

- The physical adjustment options for this monitor will do as they say (obviously) and you can adjust it exactly to a comfortable setup (unless you have a unique setup of course). This is good. This should be a standard with any monitor, and it shouldn't have to be praised. But considering there are numerous monitors available that do NOT have these options, I feel obligated to mention that this one will meet your standards (save for being able to turn it 90 degrees on its side - which if you need that from a 120hz monitor, I'm very curious about your setup and need for such a thing?)

-Video! - You're all wondering if this really does what it says it does. Why else review the reviews? Yes, it does (with some adjusting ... see Cons).

Cons: The negatives that I'm about to go over for this monitor seem to happen with every 120hz monitor (according to what I've read on their reviews). This review, like many others, will repeat this to you. So... read on and be aware.

Having a 120hz+ monitor requires some setting up to get it to do what you're really wanting it to do. Display at 120hz - sounds easy, yes? Just flip the settings over to 120hz and done!

...

Sadly... that is not the case. Now please note, this was my first attempt to use a 120hz+ monitor. So if it's simpler than what I'm about to explain, I'd love to hear it.

When setting up this monitor to push the 120hz (yes, I know it can do 144hz - but for simplicity sake and to help avoid potential issues with compatibility, I opted for the 120hz). That being said... you're going to wind up doing a bit of research on getting it to work. It took me well over an hour to set it up to where I was comfortable with it.

Again, I will emphasize that I believe all 120hz monitors that support Nvidia 3D and strobing will need this kind of attention during initial setup.

I'm using a program that tricks the monitor into a false 3D state. This was necessary to enable the strobing effect, which you will very much want - as the strobing can't be enabled (by default) unless the monitor believes it's in a 3D state.

To give you a headstart, it's called "Strobelight Beta 4 by ToastX". At least, that's what I'm currently using - there may be other options.

Once that's installed and running, you have to adjust the colors - it will change them. And that part can be quite time consuming. I had found (and unfotunately lost) a website that helps with tuning colors. I'm sure with some minimual effort, you will find it as well.

All of that, to get it ready to play your basic game at 120hz/120fps. Now keep in mind that this program will emulate a 3D state, giving you access to the strobe feature on the monitor. If you plan on using the 3D glasses, you'll need to disable this, and setting those up can be just as tricky - from what I've read anyway.

All in all - I'm take off an egg for not having the strobe option available without a 3D state - causing me to go through all of that reading and adjusting just to get what I was hoping for out of the box.

Other Thoughts: I'd like to link all of you who decided to purchased this fine piece of hardware to the sites that you undoubtably have to locate to set this monitor up for its proper use... BUT... the rules being what they are for reviews, I'm not permitted to. I appologize. You'll have to wing this one without me.

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  • Jonathan K.
  • 6/17/2014 4:09:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Beautiful Picture
Refresh rate is insane
Fairly easy to use

Cons: Spendy

Other Thoughts: I was initially hestitant on this monitor after I had read all of the comments on changing the color but I havent had to do anything since day 1. Cant wait to setup my 3D system now! I love this monitor and would recommend it to anyone!

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/3/2014 7:07:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery good gaming monitor

Pros: If you can push all 144Hz to it at 1080P you are in for a treat. It has very little input lag.

Cons: Lets just get this out of the way, it a TN panel. if you don't look at it straight on you get very noticeable color distortion. I would have liked to see a Display Port connector and that's honestly why i gave it only 4 eggs. I knew it didn't have one when i bought is, but I just don't see why they didn't put a vga port on and not a display port.

Other Thoughts: This is a gaming monitor and its very good at it. If you work with photos and or need accurate color reproduction there are far better options for that.

I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

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