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Item#: N82E16824236293
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
  • $579.99
  • $379.99
  • Save: $200.00 (34%)
  • $7.59 Shipping (restrictions apply)

Pros:

144 Hz refresh rate - great for gaming
Nice stand easily adjustable
Lot of settings one can tweak in the OSD
27" screen is perfect for my setup, easier to read websites and text.

Cons:

Mine had horrible stock display settings as it came in to me. Took about 3 days of reading up on the internet, tweaking settings, to get it to look really good for me.

Other Thoughts:

I purchased all new components for a system build, all from Newegg, for a new build I did two weeks ago today. The other items I have already reviewed, and held out on this monitor to give it a fair chance. Had I reviewed it the day I received, or day after for that matter, it would have not been so good a review.

Mine arrived in great shape, Newegg shipping was great as always, I elected 2nd business day, and as usual had it in one day.
This is my first 100hz+ monitor, and I was very excited. Got it unpacked, stand assembled easily. I really like the way you can move it up and down to personal preference so easily.

Ok so plug it into my new system, using the DVI cable hooked to my DVI-D port on on GTX 770. ( I had already read that HDMI did not support the higher 144hz refresh rate).
Turned it on and was like this looks horrible. So I began adjusting and tweaking the settings in the OSD. Btw, I like the push buttons versus the thermal buttons on my Samsung.
So anyway after much adjusting, I just could not get it to the " man this looks great" feeling I was looking for. Colors seemed washed out to me. Honestly by the next morning, I was seriously considering calling Newegg and asking if I could return and get a different monitor. But I decided to hang in there and keep working with it.
So some more internet searching, and I find where some recommend grabbing an ICC profile for it at another popular website that specializes in these things. Once I did that, and got it installed and set to my default profile, things really started coming together for me.

Now, after about 10 days, I can say " wow" this looks really good. Love gaming on it, it is gorgeous. I will say, blacks are not as " deep" I guess, as they are on my Samsung ( have it set up beside as a secondary monitor).
But I can live with that, having the higher refresh, the 27" screen, and gaming looking so good on it, I am quite satisfied now with my purchase.

Based on some of the reviews I have read to date, sounds like it is hit or miss how this monitor will arrive to you in regards to how it is set up for display. It may be close to what you want, but may be far off. If you don't like messing with adjusting and tweaking it to your liking, this may not be the monitor for you. If you don't mind doing the tweaking and adjusting, you can certainly get it to looking really good.

I hesitated between 3 and 4 stars, I gave it 4 simply because it does look so good to me now, but it was with some pain and effort to get it that way, otherwise it probably would have gotten 5 stars.

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  • Donald B.
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month


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