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ASUS VE278H Black 27" 2ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASVR 50000000:1 (1200:1) Built-in Speakers

  • 1920 x 1080 2ms (GTG)
  • ASVR 50000000:1 (1200:1)
  • D-Sub, HDMI

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Multimedia Entertainment on Your Desk

Powered by LED backlight technology, the 27-inch monitor delivers sharp, true-to-life images through speedy 2ms response time and 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio that dynamically adjusts the luminance of the backlight for darkest dark and brightest white. Full HD 1080p native resolution and Asus exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology bring you into a spectacular world of colors, no matter what you are watching. Plus, built-in stereo speakers deliver smooth, high quality audio.


50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio
Dynamically enhances the display’s contrast by adjusting the luminance of the backlight to achieve the darkest black and brightest white – delivering lifelike images.

2ms Response Time  

Quick response time of 2ms (GTG) eliminates ghosting and tracers for more fluid video playback.



Full HD with dual HDMI ports

VE278H leads you into a spectacular world of colors with full HD 1080p (1920x1080) support. Dual HDMI ports offer ideal connection between your Full HD monitor and Full HD devices and allow you to connect to two Full HD devices at a time. Enjoy Full HD content on your monitor can never be easier. 


QuickFit Virtual Scale
The ASUS-exclusive QuickFit built into the monitor provides real-size document, photo, and grid mode on top of the operating windows on the screen. It can be activated via a hotkey on the monitor itself and used as a guide to accurately view and edit photos.

Multiple I/O Ports - Allow Simultaneous Connections to More Video Devices

VE278H’s wealth of I/O ports include 2 x HDMI, D-sub, PC audio-in, and Earphone jack. Simultaneous connection to Full HD Blu-ray Disc players and myriad HD playback devices like DVD players, audio devices, and set-top boxes offer limitless entertainment.


Splendid Video Intelligence Technology
The exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology optimizes video performance and image fidelity by enhancing color, brightness, contrast, and sharpness. Six preset video modes (Scenery, Theater, Game, Night View, sRGB, and Standard) can be selected via a hotkey.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Shawn W.
  • 10/17/2015 9:35:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat when it worked properly

Pros: Huge monitor

Cons: DVI ports have both failed

Other Thoughts: When monitor was 4 months old first DVI port failed when at 6 month second port failed. It only works as an analog monitor. I contacted ASUS for replacement but I was ignored.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Shawn,

Thank you for taking your time in writing this review. We certainly value your feedback. I am sorry to hear that both your DVI ports both failed, and the inconvenience this caused you. Fortunately, you can submit an RMA at, or i can manually do it for you. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at and I will help you to the best of my abilities. Your case # for reference is N151058593

Thanks for choosing ASUS

ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Vikki D.
  • 8/26/2015 5:05:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGot on sale, couldn't be beat, especially how early it came.

Pros: I have always set high standards for my Asus products, and this is no exception. This monitor is crisp, massive and even looks good on the outside. It is very bright which may bother people but it doesn't bother me. This thing is gigantic. I used to use an old 17" 4:3 monitor in 16:9 aspect ratio, but now I feel like I'm playing on a Ultrawide monitor.

Another awesome thing is that even with 4-7 business day shipping, I got mine about 72 after purchase. Good job UPS!

Cons: Bright, doesn't bother me but if it does you can turn it down in the menu.
Huge, it's good but you might need to rearrange your desk - if you have a small desk, don't buy a 27" monitor though.

Other Thoughts: This is my first review on Newegg, and I plan on doing more for my PC parts, some people got defective ones (dead pixels, etc.) but mine came in just fine. No problems, solid build, almost easy menu and bright. Right now I'm on an old laptop, runs this monitor at 1366x768 and it makes me mad because I wanted the full 1980x1080 resolution this monitor has native. I also can only run games at low settings so thats a bummer as well - be prepared Newegg, I'm buying parts soon!

This is my first review, hope it wasn't too scattered.

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  • Stephen M.
  • 7/31/2015 8:34:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Flawlessly w/ Linux!

Pros: I needed more desktop space and I definitely got it with this honker! Worked flawlessly with an up to date Arch system(It's sad that I should fear something like a monitor not working). It also came with all the relevant cables, including hdmi to dvi.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: Alot of people here are claiming about ambiguous display configuration problems, like it's too bright, or the colors being off. I haven't played games in years, and I'm not a videophile. To me, this monitor looks great, and I just use redshift(f.lux for you sad fools using windows) to lower the brightness. It displays multiple terminal windows and HD video just fine. Why do you need anything else?

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  • Thomas N.
  • 7/13/2015 8:34:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat large screen at its price.

Pros: No dead pixels, in use ever day for over 2 years now. Several modes to choose from so that almost everyone should be able to find a setting they like with few tweaks. Relatively small footprint. 2ms response time and 10ms input lag time is very good but its hard for me to tell a difference in response time as long as the lag time isnt too bad.

Cons: Being a large screen the tearing in some games is nearly unbearable. The screen itself is matte but the bezel is glossy... super glossy. It acts as a mirror for any glare or other light source so it kills immersion in gaming when the lights are on. Also when the monitor first arrived and I was putting it together the screws for adjustment were so tight I had to use pliers to straighten it up. This led to some minor scratches and scraped off paint.

Other Thoughts: I would have given this monitor 5 stars if not for the bezel and having to leave permanent marks and scrapes on it just to get the thing straight. The tearing has been an issue since I switched from an old crt monitor so I cant deduct points for that. I knew it would happen. All in all though this monitor has been great for the last 2 years. Its about time to jump up to a 144/120 hz 1440p monitor for me so I will be using this one on my media PC. I will probably come back and edit this after using it for movies/tv shows for a while.

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  • Jared L.
  • 6/22/2015 4:45:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBefore buying

Pros: This product is a very nice and so far reliable product even without current drivers.
I have always held Asus to be a very good choice for computer hardware.

Cons: There is only one problem I have with this product. This would be when I bought this product I was under the impression that I would have drivers for it via disk or an internet available source "without having to buy a program to do so", I was wrong... With several attempts with several sources, including Asus's home driver site, I can not seem to get current drivers and my OS, Win 7 pro, still wants to consider this product a generic device.

Other Thoughts: NO... I do not want to buy 3rd party software to keep a product I bought up to date, nor do I want to use pirated software drivers.
I still hold Asus at a very good choice for computer hardware.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jared,

Thank your for your time in posting a review about our products. On behalf of ASUS, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. We have a driver for the monitor online have tried use or download it? Please check this link for your reference. Here is the link: For further assistance, please email me at and place the case #N150662607 in the subject line for a reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jerry A
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Jordan R.
  • 6/19/2015 4:33:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I bought this monitor to replace my old 21.5" I had been using. This monitor is absolutely perfect! It was a little bright, but there are 6 preset settings that you can easily switch from, or you can fine tune it to what you like. The thing I like the most about it though is that it has a really solid base that helps cut down on shaking if you bump your desk or have a wheel attached to your desk. Very good buy!

Cons: none

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  • Mario J.
  • 6/18/2015 7:29:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMy first monitor for console gaming

Pros: I love this clarity, color, and response times of this monitor. I had no idea that a monitor would make this much difference on my conose gaming and graphics. I just never thought that a smaller screen would ever replace my 46 inch led sony bravia tv. I never understood why someone would place games on a desk on a small monitor when they could sit on the couch with a huge screen. Now I understand.

Cons: I found out this little secret so late in my gsming . I wish I knew how much better monitors were over tvs before I purchased my expensive sony bravia led TV.

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  • William W.
  • 5/14/2015 12:50:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Monitor

Pros: Clear, responsive and everything as described

Cons: Contract is a little tough to get right, thankfully my video card allowed me to get a better adjustment.

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  • Michael H.
  • 4/30/2015 9:01:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery solid general-use monitor

Pros: Packaging was solid. Arrived undamaged and 2 days after ordering despite the standard 4-7 day shipping, as expected from Newegg.

No dead pixels or other defects.

I use this monitor for a 1st-gen MacPro and two Win7 laptops, with the included DVI-HDMI cable connected to the MacPro, and each laptop connected to the other HDMI and VGA inputs separately. As each computer turns on or comes out of sleep/lock mode, the monitor switches to the new input.

Overall picture is very good, and the monitor provides a significant increase in screen real-estate from my old 17" 4:3 VGA monitor.

Speaker quality on par with cheapish laptops, but not better than a cheap 2.1 speaker setup.

Cons: Had to turn down the brightness and contrast, it hurt my eyes at first, but I'm old, so there's that.

Casing finish is glossy, my computer desk faces the middle of the room so I see the back often. Obviously this is not a big deal, I just wish the monitor would "blend in" more to the dark wood in my desk area.

Included DVI-HDMI cable seems to be missing some pins compared to the other DVI-D cables I've used (such as the one with my original Apple display, indicating that it may not be a real DVI-D cable), so I will be replacing it when I can find a better option.

Included power cable is kind of short, I'm using the one from my old monitor as a result.

Picture from the MacPro is not as good as I expected, but is still much better than my old monitor, and better than plugging directly into an HDTV of equivalent size.

Other Thoughts: I did not use the included stand at all, I mounted it directly to the VESA mount that I had already.

None of the computers I have access to can really "game", so I have not been able to test it in that regard.

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  • Michael W.
  • 4/25/2015 6:49:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYou have to be impressed. I was

Pros: The auto adjust of the monitor was fast, and set up the monitor very well. The colors are great, and were not washed out. Blacks were black. No dead pixels. Fantastic monitor. This is an amazing value for the dollar.

Cons: Have not found any, yet. And, I am looking.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace a LG 24" monitor that I loved. So, I was a little leery if this one could be as good as the LG. So far, I could not be happier. This is one FANTASTIC monitor. Like I said, I am trying to find something I don't like, and have not found anything so far.

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