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Asus PB278Q 27" LED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - 5 ms

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    Asus PB278Q 27" LED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - 5 ms
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    Asus PB278Q 27" LED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - 5 ms


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    Precision to the Finest Detail

    Envision bigger with 2560 x 1440 WQHD, packing four times the pixel density of 720p! New premium 16:9 wide-format PB278Q LED displays afford 178° wide viewing angles for better productivity, opening extra multitasking space to fit more windows and projects on-screen. ASUS exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, QuickFit Virtual Scale, and 100% sRGB fidelity ensure reality-defining color and image accuracy, giving you true "what you imagine is what you create" power. HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, and dual-link DVI support WQHD natively, accentuated by room-dominating audio via twin 3W speakers. To help you stay naturally focused, ergonomic design includes tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment, plus streamlined cabling that keeps clutter off your desktop.

    General Information
    Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
    Manufacturer Part Number PB278Q
    Manufacturer Website Address
    Brand Name Asus
    Product Series PB
    Product Model PB278Q
    Product Name PB278Q Widescreen LCD Moitor
    Product Type LCD Monitor
    Technical Information
    Number of Screens 1
    Screen Size 27"
    Screen Mode WQHD
    Panel Technology In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology
    Response Time 5 ms
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Horizontal Viewing Angle 178°
    Vertical Viewing Angle 178°
    Adjustable Display Angle Yes
    Adjustable Display Height Yes
    Adjustable Display Pivot Yes
    Mount Type Wall Mountable
    Backlight Technology LED
    HDCP Supported Yes
    Features Cable Management
    Horizontal Frequency 89 kHz
    Maximum Resolution 2560 x 1440
    Standard Refresh Rate 75 Hz
    Contrast Ratio 80,000,000:1
    Brightness 300 Nit
    Number of Speakers 2
    Speakers Yes
    DVI Yes
    HDMI Yes
    VGA Yes
    Headphone Yes
    DisplayPort Yes
    Built-in Devices
    Built-in Devices Speaker
    Power Description
    Input Voltage 110 V AC, 220 V AC
    Operating Power Consumption 60 W
    Standby Power Consumption 500 mW
    Off-Mode Power Consumption 500 mW
    Physical Characteristics
    VESA Mount Compatible Yes
    VESA Mount Standard 100 x 100
    Color Black
    Height 15.2"
    Width 25.3"
    Depth 2.7"
    Height with Stand 21.74"
    Width with Stand 25.31"
    Depth with Stand 8.58"
    Weight (Approximate) 19.40 lb
    Package Contents
    • PB278Q Widescreen LCD Moitor
    • Dual-link DVI Cable
    • VGA Cable
    • Audio Cable
    • Power Cord
    • DisplayPort Cable
    • Quick Start Guide
    • HDMI Cable
    • Warranty Card
    Certifications & Standards
    • UL/cUL
    • CB
    • CE
    • FCC
    • CCC
    • ISO9241-307
    • BSMI
    • Gost-R
    • C-Tick
    • VCCI
    • PSE
    • WHQ
    Platform Supported PC
    Green Compliant Yes
    Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS

    Customer Reviews

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    • No complaints yet.

      Bought two of these and they work perfectly. Takes some tweaking to get the colors consistent with my other apple monitors, but for the price, it's worth it.

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    • Engineer

      This monitor is great, clear, sharp colors, and easy on the eyes.

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    • Monitor is good but the included cables are bad

      I would have rated it higher if it were not because of the included cables. The included HDMI cable cannot go beyond 1080P. While with the included dual link DVI cable I could set the resolution to 1440P@60Hz, I am seeing a lot of artifacts to the point that the computer is almost unusable and I had to set resolution back to 1080P. The displayport cable doesn't work at all the monitor would show no signal and the computer does not detect the monitor at all. I tried a HDMI cable from ******* and a displayport cable from *********** and, in both cases, was able to get 1440P@60Hz on the monitor with no problem.

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    • Very happy

      Very nice monitor, adjustable, nice size! Totally impressed!

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    • Good, Not Perfect

      This is a fine screen, but it's not quite up to the level that I was hoping for with it's price tag. The backlight color temperature is uneven. It's most accurate on the left third of the screen, too yellow in the middle, and too blue on the right. I have tested two of these units and they exhibit the same behavior. The right side is also slightly dimmer than the rest (not due to their dynamic contrast). When viewing photos, this is harder to notice, but it's more obvious with solid colored windows. I suspect this is because ASUS is depending on the fewest number of LEDs possible to light the screen and the diffuser can't work miracles. There is also some noticeable bleed around the edges on both units I tested. Aside from the above deficiencies, the rest of the device is excellent. The color accuracy and gamut is great and the colors appear consistent when viewed from most angles. This is much better than a TN panel, but I was hoping I wouldn't have to live with the flaws I described above with a premium screen like this.

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    • Asus PB278q So much easier on the eyes

      I do not find any problems with back light bleeding through as some have noticed. When using the monitor in day to day it really is not even noticeable. Now if I try specifically to get a screen full of one color or medium toned background then I may notice a small amount of variation in light around the border.. I find no problems with backlighting at all. In the day to day use I never even think about it.. The clarity of the text is really quite impressive. One of the main reasons I bought this monitor was because of getting headaches from my other monitor after using it for long periods of times. I have found this monitor to be very clear and easy to read. The monitor does have an abundance of brightness and contrast. I had to back it down to about 75% instead of the 90 it comes set at from the factory. So there is plenty of brightness if you have it set up in a very light room. It has no flicker that I can see. I am running 2 monitors now. The pb278q as my main and an asus VE278h as second. Even when setting the pb278q at 1900 x 1080 it is still clearer than the VE278h.. I am very impressed with both monitors actually. I am running a 8500gt with 256mb video card. The PB on Dual-DVI and the other on vga. Besides being a little slow to refesh and load images the minimum duty card runs these monitors very well.. I nearly bought a well known competitor brand, but after reading a myriad of reviews I found the Asus was rated slightly better overall. And on top of that nearly $130 less expensive. I LOVE my PB278q. Wish I could afford to replace my VE278h with one.. But for now I have one very fine monitor and another very good monitor. Asus in my opinion is a serious contender for quality and reasonibly priced equipment. On top of all that it comes with a 3 year warranty and if you get one dead pixel they will replace it.. Using it with my 3d drawing program is so nice, so much more realestate and as I said, super clear.. much easier on the eyes.. Oh, and the stand.. Very nice, simple, strong, easy to adjust and looks good too.. On screen adjustment after you figure out how not to keep going back out of it works fine. Just be ready to tinker with it for a bit before you know exactly how to keep the adjustments to minimum steps. no biggy..

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    • Best Picture I've Ever Seen

      Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate! It's all about the Desktop Real Estate! I bought 2 of these to run dual for an effective Desktop Real estate of 5120X1440 (2560X1440 X 2) I was running dual 24" @ 3840 X 1200 before these, but this is now just awesome! I did not realize how crappy my old Dell 2407's have become until I got these new PB278Q. I have no problems with the Monitors, 1 of them has a tiny red dead pixel, but amazing that it's only 1 considering each monitor has millions of pixels. The only problems I'm having are not the Monitors themselves, the problem is with DisplayPort, I purchased a new Video Card because my old Radeon 5450 only had 1 - DVI-DL + 1 HDMI + 1 VGA (BTW VGA is worthless, I don't know why they still put VGA on when nobody uses it anymore as it degrades picture quality) HDMI does NOT run 2560X1440 Resolution) I had to buy a new Radeon HD 7770 dual Mini DP ports. The Monitors don't come out of sleep, I have yet to REALLY figure out the freaking problem, cables, drivers, What? It does not happen if one monitor is connected to DVI-DL, only the DP connected Monitor(s) It's not the Monitors problem, it's DisplayPort. Google it, there are complaints all over about it, but I have yet to find a REAL solution as of 10-12-2013 I've only read a whole lot of BS about this problem.

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    • Perfection

      A bit pricy, but when you normally buy things at a store, you can't beat this price. No Shipping, No Tax. And it's often on sale for $** less then anywhere else. The screen is fantastic. I mostly bought it because of the combination of the amazing resolution and the adjustable stand. Crisp image. No bothering blinking lights. several outputs. and most importantly easy rotation, orientation and repositioning due to the stand it's mounted on. I can literally flip the screen and change orientation in 10 seconds. Comes in handy when coding. All that aside, there were absolutely no dead pixels and it came in the best packed package I have seem a screen shipped in before. If you are thinking about buying this and can not afford anything better you really do get your money's worth, and then some. I wish they had a 4K version. I would not mind spending the money for it.

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      • Great reviews from various websites such as,, and

      • Best screen for the price, same resolution as an Apple at half the price. I wish it had USB ports like the Dell, but for 100 dollars less I can't complain.

      • I am satisfied with all my purchases from Overstock. I will continue to future orders.

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    • Anyone know if this display would work alright with a MacBook Pro? It says supported platform is PC, but I'm assuming it doesn't really matter ?

      • Being able to connect to non-Mac computers using DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, and DVI.

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