ASUS PB278Q WQHD LED PLS Professional Graphics Monitor
24 March 2014
Excerpt: For those that found the 1920 x 1080 resolution for the 27-inch ASUS MX279H IPS Monitor too small when it was reviewed earlier this month on Phoronix, today we are looking at the ASUS PB278Q. This monitor is part of the ASUS Professional Graphics Monitor series and offers some brilliant specs for those in the market for a 27-inch 2560 x 1440 display with DVI, DisplayPort, and HDMI connectivity.
ASUS PB278Q monitor: Because Full HD is just too mainstream!
15 March 2013
Summary: The ASUS PB278Q performed well in most of our tests and apart from minor backlight bleeding we did not really find any shortcomings with the monitor as such. Sure, it could have done with a better implemented OSD, but it is only a matter of time getting used to it. The ergonomics and build quality are top notch. It comes at a hefty price tag of Rs 44,250.
Excerpt: ASUS' new PB278Q monitor has a WQHD PLS panel. We recently reviewed Dell's new WQHD model and many of our readers wanted to know how it compares to the competing model from ASUS. This is exactly what you can read in this review, where we compare the PB278Q with a number of other screens of the same size and resolution.
Excerpt: The Asus PB278Q 27-inch HD monitor utilizes the relatively new PLS panel technology which results in excellent color quality and wide viewing angles. While it is quite pricy and has no automatic pivot function, it's still a decent monitor that provides a good quality image.
Pros: Many video inputs, Wide viewing angles, Very good image quality
Conclusion: I was very happy to see that Samsung was going to start making their own flat panels with a new technology so that someone could put some pressure on LG to innovate more or reduce prices on their panels, which only helps consumers. The new PLS panels should in theory excel at these higher resolutions compared to IPS because they allow more light through, which allows for smaller pixel sizes without losing light output, or needing a more complex backlighting system to...
Conclusion: We came away mostly impressed with the ASUS PB278Q. The 27-inch panel proved especially adept at handling game play, where it delivered fast moving visuals free from artifacts like ghosting or motion blur. Backlight bleeding was non-existent, and black level performance was superb in sRGB mode. There were some minor trouble areas, including some overshooting in the video bandwidth test.
Pros: Rotates into portrait mode, Great for playing games, HDMI connectivity, Solid performance an d image quality, Least expensive monitor around with a 2560x1440 resolution
Cons: DisplayMate revealed a few minor trouble spots, No memory card reader or USB hub
This PLS monitor has an excellent stand and screen
Good Gear Guide.au
13 March 2013
Summary: ASUS’ PDB278Q monitor is a great choice for gamers, business users, or anyone who wants the best possible image quality from a reasonably-priced monitor. It has a few good preset modes, is well built, and has useful features. It’s not perfect, but it’s a good value PLS panel.