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ASUS PB Series PB278Q 27" 5ms (GTG) WQHD HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor 300 cd/m2 80,000,000:1 Built-in Speakers, Height & Pivot Adjustable

  • 2560 x 1440 5ms (GTG)
  • 80,000,000:1
  • HDMI 1.4, D-Sub, DisplayPort 1.2, Dual-link DVI-D
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Concept to Creation. Precision to the Finest Detail.

A new killer equipment for digital content creation and entertainment, the ASUS PB Series PB278Q LED monitor incorporates exciting performance and features demanded by professionals and designers. A colossal 27" screen size means more viewing real estate, 2560 x 1440 WQHD packs four times the pixels of 720p, so you can see more content on the screen and accomplish tasks with less mouse roll. The LED display affords 178° wide viewing angles for better productivity. ASUS exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, QuickFit Virtual Scale, and 100% sRGB fidelity ensure reality-defining color and image accuracy, complete with rich stereo sound from twin 3W speakers. An ergonomic design allows easy adjustment of tilt, swivel, pivot, and height, enabling you to enjoy the visual brilliance in extreme comforts.

  • newegg True-to-life Visuals The PB278Q features a 16:9 aspect ratio and a LED-backlit 27” WQHD display that provides 109 pixels per inch (PPI), resulting in high quality 2560 x 1440 visuals – equaling four times the resolution of standard 720p sets. It allows users to view greater image detail and do more with an onscreen footprint larger than that of standard displays. The screen’s 109PPI density means there are 109 RGB matrices within one inch. Generally, the more pixels a display has, the more lighting (or power) those pixels require to achieve the best visuals. However, with advanced LED backlighting on the PB278Q, power and energy savings are no longer compromised, while better visuals are assured.
  • newegg Made for Work and Play The ASUS PB278Q provides an ultra-wide 178° viewing angle on both horizontal and vertical planes, thereby minimizing onscreen color shift even when viewed from extreme angles. With its WQHD display, you enjoy 77% more desktop space than a full HD screen to spread out your windows and palettes. It is also about 25% sharper than a generic 27” full HD display, delivering ultra-smooth visuals thanks to 5ms (GTG) response time. This ensures you get lag-free experiences in movies and gaming, with the latter looking more vivid, with all in-game details shown in true color. The ASUS PB278Q is undoubtedly your best choice for work and play.
  • newegg QuickFit Virtual Scale for true what you see is what you get ASUS includes its exclusive QuickFit Virtual Scale feature with the PB278Q, allowing you to preview photos and documents on-screen in their actual size prior to printing. It can be activated via a monitor hotkey, and serves as a highly useful guide to accurately view and edit photos in their native size.
  • newegg Splendid Video Intelligence Technology Driven by a precision color engine that automatically analyzes and determines the nature of your current task, Splendid Video Intelligence Technology adjusts display parameters accordingly to ensure color accuracy and image fidelity. Six preset modes (scenery, theater, sRGB, standard, and two user-customizable modes) can be quickly selected via a designated hotkey.
  • newegg Extensive Connectivity The PB278Q features a host of connectivity options that include HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, and dual-link DVI for native WQHD, plus D-sub for full HD 1080p content transmission. Twin built-in 3W speakers provide quality audio for a completely immersive home theater experience.
  • newegg Designed with You in Mind The PB278Q offers a highly ergonomic and smart design that comes with tilt, pivot, swivel, and height adjustments to ensure an always-comfortable viewing and usage experience. Its smart cable management further promotes clutter-free spaces for work and enjoyment.


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


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  • Jacob H.
  • 10/18/2014 6:48:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat monitor, no complaints

Pros: This monitor is great. The colors and sharpness are awesome and the higher resolution, especially on a monitor this huge, amazed me at how much screen real-estate I have to work with. I can actually play EVE Online and fully display all my overview information without spread-sheets taking 3/4 of my screen, and that's pretty good.

I don't normally play twitch games where the refresh rate comes into play that heavily, but I did load up some Borderlands and everything seemed just fine, certainly as good as my old monitor that was much smaller. If that kind of thing is important to you this monitor is capable of being overclocked to 75-80+ hz quite easily, so the resolution/display rate tradeoff isn't really that bad (I have not done this but may consider it in the future for bragging rights).

The "gaming" features are also a nice little addition. letting you display a crosshair or timer on screen that is not actually rendered in your computer. It can also display an on screen ruler/grid to let you know how big something would be if you printed it. I probably won't be using them too much but again they are nice to have just in case.

Cons: The only thing I can think of is that the power cable is hard to plug in since the plastic bezel design makes it kind of difficult to get at the plug on the monitor side, but I'm not complaining too much about that since you only ever need to put the power cable in once.

Other than that it made me realize the photo I am using for my desktop background is actually blurry and pretty small even though it completely filled my previous monitor and looked fine, but that's not really a "con".

Other Thoughts: I read other reviews about this monitor having poor quality control, with dead pixels or fingerprints behind the front panel, so I was kind of nervous when I first bought it, but I guess I won the monitor lottery because mine has no dead pixels or fingerprints and it looks amazing. Did a little bit of fiddling with the colors in the (very expansive) menu but to be honest it was more to aquatint me with the menu than because it was actually needed.

I bought this monitor to use with the first gaming PC I've ever built (never been much of a techie, hence my lower tech knowledge) because it seemed like the king of the mid-range price point set and it looks like it has been for years. If you want the best of the best there are better monitors out there, but from a "price vs features vs applications that actually use those features" standpoint this monitor wins out.

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  • James A.
  • 10/17/2014 8:04:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsColor uniformity issues

Pros: Out of the box colors looked good. Minimal to no perceived ghosting and input lag. PWM backlight adjustment did not seem to be an issue. No backlight bleed or major luminance uniformity issues. Great sturdy stand.

Cons: Color temp uniformity across screen was unacceptable. With solid colors there was a noticeably warm to cool color shift from the left side to right side of the display. I understand that this is normal for these types of displays however it was more pronounced with this particular screen. Even when viewing photos (B&W and color) the hue shift was apparent. I ended up returning it the next day.

Other Thoughts: I really wanted to keep the display but could not get around the color uniformity issues. Great service from Newegg as usual.

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  • David M.
  • 10/14/2014 8:19:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDave

Pros: - Amazing colours

- Great contrast ratio

- Overall, just an amazing monitor

- If I run an image or video that doesn't have a black background, it looks stellar; a true 5 / 5 eggs

Cons: - Stuck Pixels... need I say more?

- First there was a green dot on the left middle side of the screen, then more appeared over the course of a few days like a plague, fainter ones but still.

- Paying outta pocket for RMA shipment :-(

Other Thoughts: - Finally took the dive and bought my dream machine for over $4000 with this monitor being at the top of my list. I was actually thinking of getting the ROG version of this monitor, just to avoid some of the issues people were having.

- Shame on me for not doing further research, as I found out more and more people were having issues with stuck pixels; even with the $800 ROG version!

- I've always trusted Asus since my pre-teen building years. Also bought the new Rampage V Extreme plus two Asus 980 GTX's... Work flawlessly by the way.

- Why did you cheap out on the monitors Asus? Why?? :'-(

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I happy to see that you are happy with the purchase of this ASUS LCD monitor, except for the dead pixels that were on it. Did you happen to do a RMA with Newegg or ASUS? I can understand your frustrations with this scenario. If you would like to discuss this further, and or have an ASUS RMA feel free to email me at cl-jolene@asus.com. Please be sure to include this reference case number N141046152, in the subject line of your email as well.

Thank you for being a loyal ASUS customer.

Best regards,
Jolene
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • David S.
  • 10/14/2014 7:58:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIncredible picture

Pros: The monitors ability to generate resolutions so high is impressive. Everything my son throws at it looks great. He built and paid for his high end I7 rig. The Asus version of the GTX 760 is as I joke with him the card of the month is? He now has his eye on the Gigabyte veRion of a GTX 790 I think. Anyway every game I have seen looks great. This monitor will please not just gamers with hardwareach addiction. But designers that need the high pixel density. A simple setup using Displayport. It is really big and is heavy for an LED LED monitor but worather the gasps from your friends. I would buy it again Ì don'the expect much higher standards very soon, LTE is needed for the $$$....

Cons: Only one we have found is the price. No other problems as yet you do get what you pay for!

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  • Kris W.
  • 10/10/2014 10:37:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLOVE this monitor

Pros: CRISP. Colors are amazing. The tilt/swivel/etc. works very well. Ports are snug. Buttons are snappy and accessible. Good on you Asus!

Cons: Slight coating makes the screen semi-gloss and is noticeable in sunlight. My shades are usually down, but it can produce eyestrain if you're not used to it the first few times you use it. Price.

Other Thoughts: The blacks are rich. For a PLS monitor, I'm very happy with my purchase. If only Microsoft would have fixed Windows 8.1's scaling feature, I wouldn't have to view everything at 125%. I'm actually thinking of downgrading back to 1080p though. Not sure why, but I would still be happy with that monitor if everything else is the same. If price is an issue, go 1080 with PLS, you won't regret it!

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  • Alan B.
  • 10/8/2014 9:17:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great color, contrast ratio, response time and resolution!

Cons: One of the two monitors I bought is failing just over a month of ownership. It takes noticeably longer to become recognized, it's had minor flickering for a while (I thought I was just imagining it) but now it just flashes on for 2 seconds, and then off for 10-15. I tried both DVI and Display Port to ensure it wasn't the cable. I also verified the power cable wasn't lose. Same in Linux and Windows (although the BIOS seems to see it fine).

Other Thoughts: Great monitors, but the other reviews confirm, there seems to be a bit of quality control issue surrounding the monitors. I'm trying to open a support request if I could just figure out their awful site.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for purchasing two ASUS LCD display monitors. I am sorry to hear that one of the monitors is not performing at its full performance. Have you tried to go online to the ASUS support site to update all the latest drivers? If you need any further assistance or support, feel free to email me at cl-jolene@asus.com with case number N141024884 in the subject line of the email.

Best regards,
Jolene
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • david l.
  • 10/7/2014 7:48:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggshorrible experience never buying ANYTHING from Asus again

Pros: Nothing. Stay far away from Asus. They will scam you in the blink of an eye.

Cons: I wrote another bad review on this monitor but for some reason Newegg never published it or contacted me. I'll make this review brief since I've already wasted hours and hours of the past year of my life dealing with this horrible monitor and horrible company.

My original monitor had dead pixels and broken buttons. My motherboard from Newegg was DOA and I had to wait for a replacement and then rebuild my system. Because I was building a system from scratch and didn't have a computer of my own I didn't realize the monitor defects until too late.

I thought Asus would replace it with one in working condition, and that is where I was wrong. Their RMA process was obviously designed for people to never complete it. It is the most ludicrous thing I have ever encountered. After nearly a year of trying to get a replacement monitor, they sent me one with dozens of dead pixels and a quarter inch horizontal black bar going across the screen.

When I demanded another RMA they started dragging their feet even more. I tried to get the BBB involved to force their hand, but Asus just doesn't care. As soon as Asus has your money, you are out of luck if anything goes wrong. Their warranty is nothing short of fraudulent. Ignore their rapid replacement guarantee because it is a lie. Either it is a lie or they think a year to get an equally broken replacement is rapid.

At this point I give up. Way to go Asus, you scammed me out of my $700 and stuck me with defective junk. I hope you enjoy the $700 because it is the last money you will ever get from me. I'm never buying another Asus product again for as long as I live, and I encourage others to stay away from this horrible company.

I'm going to buy a new monitor from another company because I can't stand having dozens of dead pixels, let alone a quarter inch horiztonal black bar across the screen. I would have bought two B panel 27 inch monitors if I knew Asus was going to send me B panels they pretend are worth $700. I've never been more upset about a purchase in my entire life, I feel like Asus stole my money and there is nothing I can do about it.

I already wasted a lot of time trying to get Asus to make things right and they simply refuse to do so. They might pretend they will, but they wont. They will probably reply to this message saying to contact them and they will fix this horrible situation. They aren't going to fix it, I spent the past year trying to get them to fix it. I throw in the towel Asus, you get to keep my $700 and I get your broken defective horrible quality monitor.

Other Thoughts: If you have anything wrong with any product from newegg, you must return all of them if you can't test the ones that you have. The root of my problem was my DOA motherboard preventing me from testing the monitor before the time to return it expired. In the future if I have any problem like that, I will immediately return all expensive products to Newegg and reorder them.

Asus is pretty much a company of fraudsters selling junk products, stay far away from them if you value your money and sanity.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I would like to sincerely apologize for the recent experience you have encountered with your ASUS LCD display monitor. I would be more than happy to help make this situation right for you. Please email me at cl-jolene@asus.com with your LCD's serial number. I am just an email away from helping resolve all your ASUS inquires. Please be sure to also reference this case number N141022706, in the subject line of your email.

Best regards,
Jolene
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Keneth H.
  • 10/4/2014 9:29:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Colors

Pros: This thing is beautiful! I love nearly everything about it. The install is easy, the packaging somewhat satisfied me, and it's sleek. I wish I would have bought a 120hz screen, but this is a definite upgrade from a 6 year old monitor. On-board speakers aren't terrible, but I don't use them.

Cons: The menu on first-time setup was way too fast. It seemed like as soon as the menu button was pressed it timed out. Other than that this thing is a beast.

Other Thoughts: I've had this monitor run for 6-7 hours at a time (with f.lux) and it doesn't make my eyes hurt. Most monitors I've sat in front of for hours on end would make my eyers "sore"

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/16/2014 11:36:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsFine monitor with some serious problems

Pros: Very crisp, detailed image.
Natural, accurate colors are great for photo and graphic work.
Flexible connection options with cables included.
Wide range of height and angle adjustment.

Cons: Red streaks and speckles in dark areas of images.
Display blinks at intervals as short as every few seconds when using Photoshop, making it very difficult to work.
On-screen settings are unusable because menu goes off in 5 sec., too little time to figure out the cryptic choices and select one.
Azus online support is unusable because no matter how much care I take to fill in all of the many fields (many irrelevant) in the form it always says I haven't completed them all.

Other Thoughts: I'm running the monitor via DVI from an AMD RADEON HD 6450 card, which is supposed to be fully compatible. It could be a factor in the blinking, but I'm reluctant to change the card simply on the chance. Much as I like this monitor in some ways, I'm probably going to feel that I have to trade it in on one from another mfgr, preferably one with better online support.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Will,

I am happy to hear that you are happy with your monitor besides of the cons. Have you made sure that all your Drivers for the LCD and your desktop/ notebook are up to date? If that does not work, you can email me at cl-jolene@asus.com with your reference case number N140933559. I would be more than happy to assist you. I do apologize that the online support was not very efficient to help resolve your current issue.

Thank you for being a Loyal ASUS Customer!

Best regards,
Jolene
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Kevin Z.
  • 9/15/2014 3:44:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsPB278Q - Great...However

Pros: I would give this a solid 5 star rating but I was unfortunate to receive a unit that has 2 dead pixels/areas. Any time the screen is black due to a black background, it is painfully obvious that there are 2 issues since you can see the glaring 2 red dots on the screen. Other backgrounds, it is not as noticeable but still there. I was expecting perfection...to much to ask for? I suppose.

Cons: Couple Dead Pixels...very obvious...and disappointing

Other Thoughts: I would still recommend as the price is really good for what you get.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear KZ,

I am sorry to hear about your monitor having some dead pixels on the screen. If you would like to utilize your ASUS manufactures warranty, I would be more than happy to be your RMA representative. Please feel free to email me at cl-jolene@asus.com. Also, please include your case number N140936036, in the subject line of the email as well. Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jolene
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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