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

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Customer Rating 4 out of 5 stars (117) 4 out of 5 stars (342) 3 out of 5 stars (44) 4 out of 5 stars (148) 4 out of 5 stars (14) 4 out of 5 stars (10)
Price £469.99 £293.00 £499.99 £356.63 £289.34 £314.96
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Sold By Maplin_Webdeals Amazon.co.uk Amazon.co.uk Amazon.co.uk Bora-Computer GbR Amazon.co.uk
Aspect Ratio 16:9 - 1.78:1 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9
Colour Black Black Black Black Black Black
Connectivity Technology Yes; VGA Yes^VGA Yes HDMI Yes; VGA HDMI
Display Resolution Max 2560x1440 2560x1440 2560 x 1440 pixels 2560x1440 2560x1440
Display Size 27 inches 27 inches 27 inches 27 inches 68.58 cm 27 inches
Display Technology LCD LED LCD LED LED LCD/LED
Frequency 89 KHz 76 hertz 144 hertz 89 KHz 83 KHz 99 KHz
Horizontal Resolution 2,560 pixels 2,560 pixels 2,560 pixels 2,560 pixels 2,560 pixels 2,560 pixels
Image Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9
Image Brightness 300 cd/m² 350 cd/m² 350 cd/m² ANSI lumens 350 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
Image Contrast Ratio 80000000:1 20000000:1 100000000:1 1000;1 80000000:1 1000:1
Item Dimensions 21.8 x 55.23 x 64.3 cm 64.1 x 24.4 x 55.5 cm 62.5 x 23.8 x 55.88 cm 64.1 x 54.73 x 23.96 cm 6.3 x 62.5 x 36.8 cm 64.2 x 24.1 x 44.9 cm
Item Weight 8.8 kg 5 kg 7.3 kg 6.9 kg 7.3 kg 7 kg
Max Vertical Resolution 1,440 pixels 1,440 pixels 1,440 pixels 1,440 pixels 1,440 pixels 1,440 pixels
Model Year 2012 2014 2015 2016 2016 2016
Native Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels 2044 x 1080 pixels 2560 x 1440 pixels 2560 x 1440 pixels 2560x1440
Real Angle of View 178 degrees 178 degrees 178 degrees 178 degrees 170 degrees 178 degrees
Response Time 5 4 4 milliseconds 12 1 1
Special Feature AC (power) in; Built-in camera; Built-in speaker(s); Cable lock slot; Display sRGB; HDCP; No; PC Audio in; Standard decoder: Working distance: Blade Type: viewing angle, vertical: MP3 bit rates: Keystone correction, vertical: Automatic shutdown: Ambient light metering modes: Flash metering modes: fan diameter:178°; Swivelling; Tilt adjustment Built-in camera^Built-in speaker(s)^Cable lock slot^Display sRGB^HDCP^No^On/off switch^Standard decoder:Working distance:Blade Type:viewing angle, vertical:MP3 bit rates:Keystone correction, vertical:Automatic shutdown:Ambient light metering modes: Flash metering modes: fan diameter:178°^Swivelling^Tilt adjustment Built-in speaker(s); Cable lock slot; Display sRGB; HDCP; LED indicators; On Screen Display (OSD); On/off switch; Power LED; Stand-by LED; Standard decoder:Working distance:Blade Type:viewing angle, vertical:MP3 bit rates:Keystone correction, vertical:Automatic shutdown:Ambient light metering modes: Flash metering modes: fan diameter:178°; Swivelling; Tilt adjustment Built-in camera^Cable lock slot^HDCP^No^On Screen Display (OSD)^PC in (D-Sub)^Standard decoder:Working distance:Blade Type:viewing angle, vertical:MP3 bit rates:Keystone correction, vertical:Automatic shutdown:Ambient light metering modes: Flash metering modes: fan diameter:160°^Swivelling^Tilt adjustment Built-in camera^Built-in speaker(s)^Cable lock slot^No^On Screen Display (OSD)^On/off switch^Plug and Play^Standard decoder: Working distance: Blade Type: viewing angle, vertical: MP3 bit rates: Keystone correction, vertical: Automatic shutdown: Ambient light metering modes: Flash metering modes: fan diameter:178°^Tilt adjustment
Viewing Angle 178 degrees 178 degrees 178 degrees 178 degrees 170 degrees 178 degrees
Wattage 60 watts 32 watts 38.7 watts 28 watts 38.7 watts 45 watts

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Technical Details
BrandASUS
Item Weight9 Kg
Product Dimensions55.2 x 21.8 x 64.3 cm
Item model numberPB278Q
SeriesPB278Q
ColorBlack
Screen Size27 inches
Screen Resolution2560 x 1440 pixels
Maximum Display Resolution2560x1440
Audio Details3.5 mm, 1
Speaker DescriptionLoudspeakers
Number of HDMI Ports1
Number of VGA Ports1
Wattage60 watts
Card ReaderSecure Digital card
Lithium Battery Weight5 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB009C3M7H0
Best Sellers Rank 42,447 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight10 Kg
Date First Available26 Sept. 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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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

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


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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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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.

BUILD QUALITY AND HARDWARE:
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.

USAGE AND DISPLAY QUALITY:
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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Had the screen for more than 2 years. Great screen for games, work and multimedia applications.

+ 1440p great for gaming and video.
+ Pixel density and resolution provides enough screen real estate to have multiple windows open at the same time.
+ DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI in

Definitely worth the investment if you can afford it.
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Such a top quality beautiful matt screen. The fact you can make it portrait or landscape. The size of it. The relatively low price of it. I'm a graphic designer and so quality is paramount. I would highly recommend it.
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For the price this is a great monitor. We have three of them in the office and they provide high resolution 2560x1440 for 2 MacPro's and 1 Retina MacBook Pro. NB you'll need to also get a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter Cable, which doesn't come with the monitor.

However, Apple's OS is a big disappointment (10.9 and 10.10) when it comes to detecting the monitor and sometimes I have a 'lot' of trouble getting the monitor to be recognised. It's a major issue on the MacBook Pro.

NB From researching the problem it arrears to be a Apple OS and third party monitor issue, but I cannot confirm this.
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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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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 bleed and dead pixels etc, and in this case I appear to have a perfect model. I'm no expert but I did a few tests and I cannot find any bleeding or dead pixels - luckily. I was really worried about getting an imperfect model because lets face it - these things are expensive. Amazon have amazing customer service so I bought confidently should it need to be returned.

I researched like mad on the various models of monitors and decided on this one finally after a few weeks umm-ing and ahh-ing. Specifically for gaming I was undecided between a 29" Ultra Wide model (21:9 aspect ratio) or a 1440p. The extra width would be great for gaming, but you do loose some hight on the vertical pixels. I even went into a PC shop to have a look at them in the flesh, but sadly neither were running games. In the end I decided that I wanted to put my GTX 780 ti to work and really get the full benefit from it so I went for the higher resolution. Absolutely no regrets!

I've been gaming solidly on this thing now for months, and it is quite simply amazing. Battlefield 4, at this res, with all the settings turned up is nothing short of jaw dropping. The visuals are just so incredibly alive, colours are rich and everything looks crisp. It has really transformed my gaming experience. One other thing I had concerns about was performance, but so far I have not had a game that cannot be played at max settings whist maintaining 60 FPS.

Out of the box the settings are rather bright. I used TFT Central's custom profile which is really easy to set up.
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