ASUS PB278Q monitor: Because Full HD is just too mainstream!
3 February 2014
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: 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: While not as stylish as the Samsung Series 9, the Asus PB278Q offers the same strong colour and viewing angle performance for around £250 less, and it has a highly adjustable stand and an audio input, both of which are missing from the Series 9. The Series 9 has a USB hub, however, which the PB278Q lacks.
Pros: Great colour quality, Display isn't reflective, Lots of video ports, Ergonomic stand
Summary: Asus' PB278Q is quite nice indeed for the price, offering a no-frills premium panel for those who are looking to save pennies.
Pros: PLS screen has great viewing angles, Matte screen without sparkling anti-glare, Full range of adjustments for the stand
Cons: Light bleed shouldn't be an issue on a panel like this, Mode switching on HDMI makes the monitor think there is no signal, Slight banding across gradients, High power consumption in standby and off modes
Excerpt: L’écran ASUS PB278Q est 27 pouces WQHD à destination des graphistes… a priori. Mais avec un prix de vente tournant autour de 600 euros (570 euros sur le net), il pourrait en intéresser plus d’un, d’autant que les performances sont loin d’être ridicules.