ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit PLS Professional Graphics Monitor

ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit PLS Professional Graphics Monitor

Delivering four times the pixel resolution of HD, the 27-inch ASUS PB278Q is a 2560 by 1440 Wide Quad High Definition (WQHD) monitor that brings incredible definition to your games, videos, and everything else you do. The PLS panel enables more pristine image quality with a 178-degree viewing angle to easily share what’s on screen with others.

Featuring 100% reproduction in the sRGB color space and ASUS QuickFit that overlays commonly-used print formats on screen, this feature-filled monitor lets you design detailed graphics with precise color accuracy. What’s more, the PB278Q supports the latest display connectivity for WQHD visuals with HDMI 1.4*, DisplayPort 1.2, and Dual-link DVI ports.

Complementing its high-definition visuals, it’s built with two 3-watt speakers for high-quality audio playback. For enhanced ergonomics and comfort, the PB278Q features full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments to suit your preferred viewing angle. Experience the true-to-life visuals that will reset your expectations of monitor capabilities.

Delivering four times the pixel resolution of HD, the 27-inch ASUS PB278Q is a 2560 by 1440 Wide Quad High Definition (WQHD) monitor that brings incredible definition to your games, videos, and everything else you do.

Here is what customers think:

“I this my second unit from Amazon. The first one had a couple of imperfections (some type of speck or smudge underneath the panel). After several days, decided RMA due to the distraction one of the imperfections caused. Other than those issues, the monitor worked as advertised and had a terrific picture. No noticeable backlight bleed (other than the standard IPS/PLS glow which is normal). RMA was quick and painless and replacement arrived next day. You can’t ask for anything better. This replacement is perfect. No imperfections or dead pixels to be found. No noticeable backlight bleed on this one either. I highly recommend using the calibrated settings and ICC profile for this monitor found on the tftcentral.co.uk site. Out of box settings are ok, but way too bright. Some points of consideration if deciding between this and the Dell U2713HM:

The ASUS uses PWM backlighting (which can be a minus). The Dell does not
ASUS: internal speakers Dell: usb 3.0 hub
ASUS will do 1:1 pixel ratio for certain resolutions, the Dell does not
ASUS will do WQHD resolution from HDMI, the Dell will not

After debating between the two. Based on feedback from various forums, the Dell seems to have more issues with quality control. (Flaky USB hub, image retention, blacklight bleed) Of course each unit is different. Check various forums and decide for yourself. Personally for me this ASUS suited my needs better.

One final note: Displayport may not wake-up after monitor goes to sleep. Not sure if this affects NVIDIA folks, I am on an AMD Radeon. Using DVI instead until I can try a new displayport cable.”

“I bought this to replace my Apple Thunderbolt Display, which didn’t work properly (won’t wake up along with MacBook Pro) and costs $300 more. I connected this display to my MacBook Pro with a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. Compared to Thunderbolt Display, this ASUS one has –

Pros:
– Much less glare, significantly.
– Adjustable height, and can easily be rotated to portrait.
– Being able to connect to non-Mac computers using DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, and DVI.

Cons:
– Image is not as vivid.
– Poor sound quality.
– No other functional ports (Apple Thunderbolt Display comes with 3 USB 2.0, one Thunderbolt, one FireWire, and one Ethernet ports.)
– Takes more efforts to set up.

But overall, I’m very satisfied with this replacement.”

“The ASUS PB278Q is exactly the monitor I am looking for, and at a great value. For up to now and for so long Apple held the best WQHD, or WQXGA, monitor for users that needed more than 1080p HD resolutions. However, the cost was well beyond what I would consider to spend. There were very few other manufactures, as well, that I can find, that could not curb their cost as well. I do a LOT of graphic design work both in 3D and 2D areas, animation included. I needed a monitor that was more than the FHD(Full HD 1080p) that I was using now. I found it in this Monitor from ASUS. It is everything it claims to be.

The colors are brilliant, the picture is bright and clear, even sharp. Though it has 5ms response, it has the some technology (Probably the SPLENDID) that works better for animations than my FHD monitors of other manufacturers, both less than 1 year old! On the Physical side, the monitor comes with some cable management, for you have 4 different input capabilities plus power. The monitor can be physically turned from Landscape to Portrait. Cool feature but I think I will use it rarely, if any. The monitor sits on a stand that has a slide that counter weighs the monitor, which allow you to move the monitor freely up and down to the eye level you want. Very Nice!

I did my due diligence and checked out other Reputable and High-End manufacturers. First, for the Technology, 2nd for Ports and Functionality and third for the Cost, it was hard to find another monitor that could top this monitor. Even the cables are of very good quality.

I am glad I selected it. Are there Cons to this monitor? Not that I found in technology, ..YET!”

ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit PLS Professional Graphics Monitor

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