Excerpt: I'm putting three stars as I've only had the monitor for a week can't fully evaluate it. I am still figuring out how to make adjustments to the big size & high resolution. It's lovely to have such large images in Lightroom but the text -- in LR and other programs -- is tiny. This is something I have to figure out in Windows, and it's my job to solve the issues, not really a reflection on the manufacturer.
2nd refurbished monitor we ordered didn't make the cut
Fox_Mamba "Gamer Who Loves To Read", Amazon
7 May 2014
Summary: The packaging in the second one was great, double boxed and no physical damage. The first one had a clip missing from the stand because it wasn't packaged as well as the second one. That wasn't a big deal though as it really only needed one clip and doesn't show once put together. My main issue with the second monitor an why I'm choosing to send it back was as someone posted before debris between the glass and actual panel.
Summary: I received the monitor in without any instructions and all of the support stand not packaged and loose inside of the box ... easy enough to figure out how to put it together but some kind of paperwork and wrapping of the individual pieces would have been better. I thought that this was a brand new unit in factory sealed box but it was obviously was not as it was not original packaging?
The best option for the price, but as a refurbished product is not perfect
2 May 2014
Summary: After a long review of all the posible options for a good monitor that allow QHD resolution (2560x1440), the ASIS PB278Q became as an excellent option/price. Almost all reviews mark it as a great monitor, great image, good usability and great connecting options. When I found the refurbished option, It even became more attractive price/functionality. I normally never buy refurbished products, and I think this is the first time I do it.
Summary: Pros: beautiful color, very well adjustable, decent response time, great anti glare Cons: light bleed, dead pixel, asus rma service is absolute garbage. sent in the monitor for service for light bleeding, got it back in the exact same condition after very poor communication from customer service
Summary: Bought this monitor about a week ago, the first had two bright pixels, the replacement from NCIX had 1 bright pixel, 1 dead pixel & yellow tinting. So naturally contacted Asus, the response I got was they'd be willing to repair it but do not offer replacement, despite having owned it under 1 week. While I love many things about this monitor, I would not recommend it based on Asus Warranty policy because frankly it's ridiculous.
Pros: Semi gloss anti-glare coating, High resolution
Summary: Before owning this monitor i used to have a 27" Asus 2ms NT monitor. and while shopping for monitors i thought that this was an upgrade, a step further for a better (Dota2 ,Diablo 3, BF3, Borderlands 2). But its not. this screen has horrible Response time and input lag, that its almost too annoying to play with. and apparently the 5ms is not really 5ms when tested As a gamer, you will suffer. and even in movies its pretty annoying.
Pros: Excellent Color quality, great massive resolution.
Cons: Huge Response time (5ms grey to grey maybe, But when tested it was more like 12ms black to white to black) , Unfit for gaming.
Summary: I love this monitor, just got it today. no dead pixels, and no severe backlight bleed. I got it for programming and gaming, and it gives me plenty of space to do so! **update** I initially stated that there wasn't any dead pixels but I recently spotted one in the middle of my screen after about a week and a half of use. I also noticed what looks like dust under the AG coating. I have a replacement on the way, hopefully this one doesn't have any defects.
Excerpt: The first monitor had random back-light bleed that in one place reflected off the anti-glare coating as well as a line of dead pixels. The replacement had more dead pixel issues and light bleed along the top like the last. This may have been a bad batch or damage in shipping but the light bleed appears to be a common issue with LED monitors. It really is a shame that these issues mar such a beautiful monitor.