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Asus PB278Q 27-inch Widescreen LED Multimedia Monitor (2560x1440, 5ms, VGA, DVI-D, DisplayPort, HDMI)

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  • Impeccable lifelike visuals with 27” 16:9 2560 x 1440 with 100% sRGB 178° wide-viewing angle
  • Extensive connectivity with native WQHD content support with HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, and Dual-link DV
  • ASUS-exclusive QuickFit Virtual Scale and Splendid Video Intelligence Technology for true ‘what you see is what you get’
  • Ergonomic tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment plus smart cable management
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Asus PB278Q 27-inch Widescreen LED Multimedia Monitor (2560x1440, 5ms, VGA, DVI-D, DisplayPort, HDMI) + StarTech.com Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter Cable - Video/Audio Cable - Mini-DisplayPort (M) - 20 pin DisplayPort (M) - 1.8 m - Latched
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight9 Kg
Product Dimensions7 x 64.3 x 38.6 cm
Item model numberPB278Q
Screen Size27 inches
Speaker DescriptionLoudspeakers
Wattage60 watts
Lithium Battery Weight5 grams
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 1,120 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight12 Kg
Date First Available26 Sep 2012
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase

Warranty, Labor: Labour cost covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase


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Product Description

Product Description

Asus PB278Q 27-inch Widescreen LED Multimedia Monitor

Precision to fine detail
Precision to fine detail.
Concept to Creation

Envision bigger with 2560 x 1440 WQHD, packing four times the pixel density of 720p. The 16:9 wide-format PB278Q LED displays with PLS panel offer 178° wide viewing angles for enhanced productivity, offering additional multitasking space to fit more windows and projects on-screen.

Asus' Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, QuickFit Virtual Scale and 100% sRGB fidelity help ensure reality-defining colour and image accuracy. HDMI, DisplayPort, and dual-link DVI support WQHD natively, accentuated by room-dominating audio via twin 3W speakers. To help you stay naturally focused, the ergonomic design includes tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment, plus streamlined cabling that keeps clutter off your desktop.

View great detail and spacing with crisp and vivid visuals
View great detail and spacing with crisp and vivid visuals.
See Better and Wider

The PB278Q WQHD monitor features a PLS, LED-backlit panel that provides 109 pixels per inch (PPI), resulting in high quality 2560 x 1440 visuals -- four times the resolution of standard 720p sets. View image detail and do more with a large onscreen footprint.

The screen's 109 PPI 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 not compromised, while better visuals are assured.

Made for Work and Play

The PB278Q features a PLS panel, which provides an ultra-wide 178° viewing angle on both horizontal and vertical planes -- minimising onscreen colour 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 also delivers ultra-smooth visuals thanks to 5ms (GTG) response time, helping to ensure a lag-free experience when watching films and playing games.

A host of connectivity options
A host of connectivity options.
Native WQHD Content Support

The PB278Q features a host of connectivity options, including HDMI, DisplayPort 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 theatre experience.

Smart Contrast Ratio for Life-like Visuals

With 80,000,000:1, Asus Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) and 300cd/m² brightness, the PB278Q enhances display contrast and sharpness by adjusting backlight luminance to achieve deep black tones and bright whites, resulting in extra-clear visuals that truly come to life.

Colour accuracy in photos and documents, and features an alignment grid
Colour accuracy in photos and documents, and features an alignment grid.
Splendid Video Intelligence Technology

Driven by a precision colour engine that automatically analyses and determines the nature of the task, Splendid Video Intelligence Technology adjusts display parameters accordingly to ensure colour accuracy and image fidelity. Six preset modes (scenery, theatre, sRGB, standard, and two user-customisable modes) can be quickly selected via a designated hotkey.

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.

Box Contains

DisplayPort cable
HDMI cable
Dual-link DVI cable
VGA cable
UK Power cord
Audio cable
Quick start guide

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I purchased 2 of the Asus PB278Q after saving up for a significant upgrade on my HannsG 24" HD monitor.

My hobbies include playing games, art and design, video editting and I also do work as a software developer - these monitors deliver on all of these activities. I have one at a 90 degree tilt set to portrait mode and the other in standard landscape.

The monitor bezel is quite small for a 27" and is hardly noticable when using dual screen. The stand was easy to setup and although the monitor is a large 27" the weight is not as bad as I expected; assembly is managable and with the built in "easy screws" on the foot mount, securing the stand is simple with no extra tools needed.

The cable tidy on the back of the stand is a little fiddly but once installed helps considerably with the cable management; I route my mouse, keyboard and monitor cables through the cable tidy and it makes my desk feel neater for it.

The swivel is in-built to the foot mount making adjustments easy and preventing the monitor stand from scratching your desk. The pivot is fantastic, feels secure and has a great height adjustment range. It is easy to pivot the monitor around a full 90 degrees in both directions as well as providing landscape or portrait options.

For artwork and video editing the PB278Q feels second to none. At a reasonable-to-high price for a monitor of this size and resolution, the colour quality that the IPS based PLS panels deliver are vibrant, true to real life and the contrast ratio (although not the highest of the IPS style panels) is still fantastic.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 20 Aug 2013
By yoaXeen
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Perfect Monitor - No backlight bleed at even 80% brightness, not a single dead/bright pixel. Picture is great out of the box with deep contrast and vibrant colours.

Just the right type of display - the semi-glossy PLS panel means it has the potential to deliver more 'pop' than a regular matte screen whilst retaining its anti-reflective capabilities. Even though it is pricier than say the Dell U2412HM, the extra cost is worth it in my opinion simply because of this point alone.

Watching films and playing games are ideal - no noticeable ghosting due to its fair 5ms response time. I would gladly use this monitor over a TN panel with a 120hz refresh rate and a 2ms response time for the Asus' vivid, pin-sharp display.

The GTX 760, being a mid-range GPU (at the point of writing), can handle the 2560x1440 resolution pretty well - even with the most demanding games such as Battlefield 3.

Buy it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Monitor for Avid Gamers 30 Dec 2013
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My 17 yr old son wanted this as his Christmas present this year. He likes Asus monitors as they are way better than Dell ones in his opinion. He wanted a high resolution monitor not the standard pixel one. This monitor did not disappoint. It's an amazing monitor. Very easy to set up. All the leads and cables included that you need including the Ozzie two pin plug lead. Originally we stupidly used the leads from his current standard monitor to quickly test it was working then quickly realised we needed the leads sent with this monitor to get the high definition and pixel resolution. It's a stunning crystal clear picture. I know many people reviewing this monitor had broken/missing pixels but we didn't. Ours was perfect thankfully. Because of this when reading the previous reviews I decided to purchase this monitor from Amazon and pay a little bit more than the company in Germany selling them on here. So much easier, if needed, to return to Amazon in the UK with no quibble refund/exchange policies. My son is over the moon with the quality of this monitor. Very reasonable price for a 2560 x 1440 monitors. Others were around the £600 mark. His gaming experience has suddenly come alive :)
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
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Ordered this on the 27th of May. Within 4 weeks, the PSU had died in the unit. Contacted ASUS, completed an RMA and within a week I had a pickup/dropoff date for a replacement. Fanastic, right?


Replacement arrived. Clearly previously opened, box was retaped, insides were missing bags and what bags there were, were clearly opened already. Unit itself looked in good shape, but I noticed it was missing some packing tape the original unit had around the case edging.

Set it up, seemed fine. In broad daylight in the attic room, all seemed good. Then came night. Then came the dead pixel bang centre right and even worse, very bad backlight bleed all around the edges, especially top left. I can't begin to describe how much worse this one is, than the original.

So Ive again completed another RMA, about the backlight bleed as it seems that dead pixels are simply an accepted potential fault of LEDs nowadays. Can't return if you have less than 5 or something. I guess I'll see what comes of this latest RMA but irrespective, buyer DEFINITELY beware.

I spent half a grand on this and within 4 weeks, I not only had it breakdown but also then replaced with a refurbished unit that, whilst it could be switched on, had a much, much worse display (the original unit had no backlight bleed and no dead pixels).

As a consumer, I feel utterly betrayed and left holding second hand goods. If it had been 2 years into the 3 year warranty, I would have no problem with that, replacement unit issues aside but that I had it for barely just 4 weeks before it died is appalling.


The second RMA for excessive backlight bleed has been accepted without any requirement for me to provide evidence. Is that normal?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great monitor.
Great monitor... also use it to block out people in our office that are chatty cathy's. Awesome to hide behind as well, when someone comes to talk to you. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Candy Barr
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!! Was a little worried about upgrading from ...
Amazing!! Was a little worried about upgrading from my Eizo FS2333 at this is a superb bit of kit. However, the Asus has blown me away it looks very detailed, excellent black... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Steve
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing quality
Amazing quality picture. I do not regret spending that little bit extra. Just bought a high end pc and this makes the games look even better! Highly recommended!!
Published 2 months ago by rob
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
Works perfectly fine with my Macbook Pro if connected via a Mini DisplayPort (= Thunderbolt) to DisplayPort Adapter Cable. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Thomas Enslein
5.0 out of 5 stars Great monitor for gaming.
Needed a few simple adjustments to brightness (drop it to around 60 and its perfect) and gamma straight out of the box but aside from that I am very impressed. Read more
Published 2 months ago by gary c
5.0 out of 5 stars super Monitor
this is the best monitor iv ever had it is great right out the box and I looked at many some costing quite a bit more.
Published 2 months ago by R. P. Hardy
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful for Gaming
I wanted to write this review having had this monitor for around 3 months.

First off - I know that buying a monitor (any monitor) can be hit and miss regarding backlight... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr J L Elliot
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Monitor So Far
There are many sites out there that give excellent technical reviews, suffice to say this monitor is well above average in these and well worth an in depth look. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bigbbill
3.0 out of 5 stars awesome if you get a good one
This was my first ever 2560x1440 screen as just bought a 780 ti gaming rig and my first impressions were wow that looks awesome. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mark Mann
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellence Quality
Yesterday I've received my new screen Asus PB278Q. I just can tell that was a big investment for me but I'm not regret for the purchase, once you start to watch contents on that... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Saul
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