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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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  • David C.
  • 8/16/2014 10:23:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo dead pixels after 3 months, works great

Pros: Sharp image, tons of brightness (I had to dial it back significantly for my eyes), good contrast ratio and trueness to color. Most importantly, no dead pixels after 3 months.

Cons: The stand is a little shakey, but it orients in all sorts of directions (even 90 degrees) so I'll forgive that.

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  • Michael M.
  • 8/15/2014 10:35:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI couldn't be much happier

Pros: This monitor is quite the step-up from my VH238. 27" at a pixel density of 11834 PPI² with a decent set of built in speakers for when I take off my headphones is nice. 2560x1440 is beautiful to see, doesn't affect icon size overly much, and gets a number of my games up to that next level that I was wanting. A feature that I might make use of at a later date when I want to try to get better at counter strike is the built-in game overlay. I played with the cross hairs and, while not being too intrusive, looked pretty good in the center of the screen. The under the screen buttons can't be seen from in front of the screen; instead, pressing any of them but the power button will bring up an onscreen display telling you where the buttons are and what they do in the current menu. The power button has a very satisfying click when it is pressed in. I've already considered a wall-mount, and it's ready when I am. I have combed over every square inch of this screen and not found one dead pixel or evidence of back-light bleeding.

Cons: My 2x SLI EVGA 670 SC 4GB barely keep up for some of my games on this screen at 1440p. Not a con really, but something I will be remedying in a few days (Another review will be written at that time).

Other Thoughts: I haven't been this impressed with a monitor in a while. I feel like I can safely say that this will be my monitor until I decide to upgrade to 4k. At that point, I hope to have GPU's that can handle it.

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  • Chad M.
  • 8/7/2014 6:26:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful.

Pros: This is a gorgeous monitor. Its everything I had hoped for in both color and response. Playing Borderlands 2 in 1440 is awesome!

Funny side note, this monitor replaced an 8 year old 22" 1600x900 monitor. Mind blowing difference.

Cons: Minor annoyances.
- cable area is in-set and bottom lip makes putting in the DP a little annoying.
- button scheme seems weird to me (not intuitive)

Other Thoughts: Completely worth the price. I'll likely be buying a second.

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  • Michael W.
  • 8/3/2014 5:48:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat if it works

Pros: -Really good pitcure
-Higher resoulution

Cons: -I had to RMA this monitor multiple times due to dead pixels right out of the box. One of them even had finger prints on the inside of the glass. For this price I couldn't stand dead pixels. The fourth one that I received has no dead pixels and makes me glad for sticking with this monitor. I image is great and the higher resolution gives you more screen real estate.

Other Thoughts: -I really like this monitor, I'm just disappointed of what I had to go through to get one that was good. ASUS quality control must be going down hill. The pixels on this screen are so small that I think allot of people just aren't noticing them unless they are clustered up.

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  • Dominic B.
  • 8/2/2014 12:08:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood for content creation, less so for dark scenes

Pros: -Color looks good out of the box. I don't have calibration hardware, so I can't comment on accuracy beyond what I see, but it seems well balanced compared to my other monitors. No dead or stuck pixels.

-Nice middle ground between high-end 1440p panels (costing nearly twice as much) and barebones Korean models.

-Stand feels solid and is adjustable beyond what I need.

-Dat resolution.

-Despite my complaints and issues noted below, overall I'm pleased with the value I got in this monitor.

Cons: -Bright spots/light bleed visible in lower-left corner and dispersed in other places depending on view angle. Very noticeable and even distracting when watching a movie or playing a game with dark scenes or high contrast.

-Vertical viewing angle is comparable to the Asus 24" TN-type panel I have right next to it: instead of colors losing saturation so much, the screen seems to lose a bit of contrast, giving it a grayish washed-out look. This may be less of an issue if you don't... move very much? Again, not very noticeable when viewing bright colors, so may be negligible depending on your needs.

Viewing the screen from a horizontal angle results in mostly the same issue, just less extreme.

Other Thoughts: -Decided on this model (instead of a 1080p 120hz) to increase my workspace when doing dev stuff. While not as smooth as I'm sure the 120hz would look, most games look great in higher res despite the light bleed/contrast issue noted above.

-Had some weird driver-related issues running through displayport, but switching to the provided DVI-D cable resolved it. May be a problem for those that need to use displayport, but I didn't bother to narrow down a direct solution for it. Likely an issue with my hardware setup and not with the monitor itself.

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  • shi s.
  • 7/30/2014 8:08:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good Monitor

Pros: The screen is large enough for multi-window browsing. The monitor is heavy and stable, very high quality manufactured. Different than other monitors, this one equip with connection wires, VGA,DVI, Display2Display, that is very helpful. The monitor works well with my macbook pro. No much difference with similar Dell one, but Dell is more expensive.

Cons: This is not Asus fault, it is new egg.com's fault. When I received this monitor, the package, the seal tape is open. I saw some fingerprint on the edge of the screen. I checked the screen roughly. The reseller at least use the plastic wrap to protect the package somehow, not barely ship it just with original monitor box. I do not think that box is designed for shipping individually, it is not hard and strong sealed enough to hold such a big and heavy easy-to-broken screen.

Other Thoughts: Newegg should protect the package more than ship it barely with original box.

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  • Dhruv K.
  • 7/27/2014 1:36:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat picture quality, but poor quality control

Pros: Fantastic res. All cables included. Great color accuracy and picture quality.

Cons: Quality control somewhat lacking. Backlight in one corner appears to be weak. Several dead/color shifted pixels.

Other Thoughts: Will be RMAing at first opportunity. Hopefully the replacement unit is better.

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  • Jeffery T.
  • 7/27/2014 9:54:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus PB278Q Monitor

Pros: I love this monitor! the display is clean, crisp, and clear at 2560 by 1440. I am still amazed at the game's graphics of the PC games I play. I would buy it again, but would think about this experience before I would order from Newegg.

Cons: But Newegg must be terminally stupid. They shipped the monitor in just the box they got it in. The box said exactly what was inside. They might as well just stick a note on the box saying a high end toy, steal me. I used to be able to trust Newegg for getting stuff from, but this has broke that trust.

When I got the monitor, the tape was cut, and the box had been opened too. It had to be opened has for all the smeared fingerprints on it.. I have taken pictures of the box inside my house, after I found it sitting on my yard. I gave the monitor 5 eggs, cause Asus is not to blame for the poor experience I had.

Other Thoughts: I will think twice before buying from Newegg again. Have been a longtime customer for years, and now I might go elsewhere, as I don't need this type of headache.

I had to buy a really good screen cleaner and it took almost an hour to get the screen looking like it should have. Was seriously thinking of just sending it back when I first got it. And am ATM testing it for anything that is wrong with it.

Good thing is nothing was found yet.

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  • Michael W.
  • 7/3/2014 5:12:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShame

Pros: -Great Picture, what works
-Solid Stand
-The look of this monitor will make you happy.

Cons: -After RMA the first one I ordered due to dead pixels out of the box the second one has even more dead pixels.
-Second monitor I received also has figure prints behind the screen.
-Sounds like the QA for ASUS is going down hill.

Other Thoughts: For the price of this monitor I should not have such issues. 2 out of 2 have had issues. I really want to like this monitor but I won't accept one right out of the box with issues. The hassle that I have to deal with is sad. This would be a great monitor if it worked. This was going to replace my ASUS 23 inch monitor. But it likes like I will be shopping for another brand.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

For product support, concerns or inquiries, please reach out to me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case# N140712493 in the subject line. Also, please provide me the serial number. 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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  • Eric S.
  • 7/3/2014 3:05:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: For what I was expecting for picture quality this does not disappoint. This is a sexy monitor. Really notice the difference coming from 1080p. No video game is a fun as when you are playing it for the first time but playing them again on this monitor makes it pretty close.

Cons: Mine came with a dead DisplayPort output. I did rule out the cable and graphics card. But I'm a sigle monitor, single graphics card guy so the DVI suits my purpose but I can't give it five eggs for that reason. Not worth the RMA since everything else is great but people should have high expectations for a product when they pay this kind of money for it.

Other Thoughts: I would like to thank Newegg customer service for honoring the Iron Egg price gaurentee even though I was a few hours past the 14-day window on my request. Could have refused technically speaking but was pleasently accomidating.

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