Bright, clear display. Color is excellent. Menu to adjust screen features is very poorly designed and definitely not intuitive. So far, I have a 1/2 inch black bar at the top and bottom of the screen and monitor menu has been no help in stretching the display vertically. Contacted ASUS support, followed their instructions exactly (no mean feat) and still haven't corrected the problem. Waiting for additional help from ASUS support. The instruction sheet that came with monitor is a joke. It contains dozens of languages and is poorly written instructions on how to set up monitor. ASUS should junk the instruction sheet and start over from scratch. I am only using the VGA input, so I can't comment on the input options.
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..
This was a dream come true to be able to regain the lost desk top space under my 3 monitors!!! Heavy Duty and very functional. Only one wish....That the arms were just a little bit longer to be able to better accommodate my 3 - 27" monitors. I have them set up kind of staggered where the center one sits slightly in front of the left & right monitors. No Biggie but just sayin' Happy with purchase!!!
This is the most impressive computer monitor mount out there. I wanted an adjustable monitor arm but it had to be really good quality, something that would look sophisticated in my office. I also needed to make sure that it was ergonomic, meaning that I could raise it high enough for me to sit comfortably at my desk and support good posture. I was very impressed as soon as I opened the box. This is some top-quality equipment! It moves very easily, it looks very good, and I particularly like the hardware of the ball joint. This monitor mount gets a big thumbs up from me.
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