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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

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

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  • Ravi C.
  • 9/2/2014 12:13:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent gaming monitor

Pros: I mainly play BF4, and the increased refresh rate has a noticeable impact on my game. The performance using the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 is very smooth for the most part.

I thoroughly recommend this for any enthusiast looking into buy high end hardware.

I used to play on an 60Hz IPS panel before, and I did not notice any degradation in colors.

Cons: Viewing angle is not that great, but that doesn't bother me.

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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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  • 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'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 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.

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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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