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Asus PB278Q
8.0 out of 10

Asus PB278Q

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Overall 6
6.0

ASUS PB Series PB278Q 27"

Shaun ., Newegg
29 September 2015
  • Summary: Careful about damage and dead pixels. Be sure you know ASUS does not begin their warranty or rapid replacement until 30 days after purchase. I know I would recommend this panel if it has come defect free, however as things are I am unsure whether it it worth it.
  • Pros: Nice build quality, nice stand, plenty of inputs, lots of included cables, ASUS rapid replacement, nice screen.
  • Cons: My first monitor arrived from Newegg with bruises on the screen from shipping (I assume). Newegg took it back relatively pain free, however I had to wait 2 weeks shipping back and forth to get my new monitor (ASUS rapid replacement is not applicable until 30+ days after the purchase). My second m...
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointed

Nola B., Newegg
15 July 2015
  • Pros: The screen is a little bigger than my 23" monitor.
  • Cons: My Asus monitor arrived with a dead pixel and pretty bad backlight bleed on the lower right corner that goes half way up the screen. It's really distracting with a dark screen, and most games have a lot of dark screens. I am a little disappointed with the quality of this monitor. I was expecting ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice Monitor if only the Display Port worked

Glenn P., Newegg
7 June 2015
  • Pros: The height and pivot adjustment on this Monitor is great. Not sure what I would ever use that vertical display for, but it makes it easier to plug in your cables to it.
  • Cons: The Display Port does not work on this. I get a black screen a lot of the time and it will not let me change the resolution past 800x600. I then plugged the DVI cable in and it works fine using this cable and I was able to change the resolution to 2560x1440. Tried the DP cable again and still sam...
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Overall 6
6.0

Amazing Monitor/ Bad QC

Darryl, Amazon
31 March 2015
  • Summary: So I am on my 4th replacement monitor in only 2 weeks. My issue out of the box 1st Monitor- Horrible light bleed in 3 corners 2nd Monitor- Monitor made a popping sound first night then lost Display port signal 3rd Monitor- Heavy light bleed on the right side 4th Monitor- Minor light bleed, at this...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Display, Lacking Quality Control

Anonymous, Newegg
23 March 2015
  • Pros: Overall the display is nice and sharp with great color production that gets even better with more calibration. The included stand us nice and robust and feels solid even when moving the panel. The included cable management on the stand is a must have a d really adds to the clean look of the displ...
  • Cons: My main gripe with this monitor is the large amount of backlight bleed. I'm not sure how Asus can let this come off the line, though it is not noticeable during normal use and games, it becomes very distracting during movies and other tasks where the screen is mostly black. Given that this is a p...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good upgrade

Francis D., Newegg
19 January 2015
  • Summary: Resetting the monitor each time artifacts form is a pain and I hope it won't damage the monitor. I wish I had a new DualLink DVI-D cable to test and see if the cable is the problem but I'd hate to purchase one, have it not be the case and have wasted money.
  • Pros: It is quite the upgrade from my 1600x900 20 inch VS207T-P. Runs adequately on 3570K with hd7970. average 40fps with most games on max graphics at 1440. Was surprised to see some gaming modes included without being advertised. I have 4 crosshairs to choose from and an on screen timer.
  • Cons: Minor black light bleed at various vertical viewing angles. Worked great for the first month and then I started to get red artifacts randomly. Pixels would flicker red, typically on dark areas. Only happens when using DVI-D. Goes away temporarily when monitor is reset. HDMI works without artifact...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Monitor...some flaws + terrible support

Stephen K., Newegg
16 January 2015
  • Summary: Asus really needs to step up their support and overhaul their warranty terms and customer service. How is it your products are so successful but your support can't seem to transition to such levels? You've got a long ways to go to earn my business back.
  • Pros: Great price at the time when compared to other 1440p monitors out of the box color isn't too bad. swivel stand comes with multiple cables 1440p
  • Cons: Display Port bug seems to plague this monitor where it doesn't handshake properly when booting up or coming out of sleep. You can by-pass this by changing motherboard bios settings or you're out of luck if that doesn't resolve the problem. While nvidia drivers seem to fix the issue partially..its...
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Overall 6
6.0

System Popping

Nicholas C., Newegg
7 December 2014
  • Summary: The contents of the inside of the box were... sorted oddly. I am concerned that this was an open box item as the cables and other items were packaged in a way that I would not expect from Asus. The monitor is also currently "popping" with noise and small screen distortion every 15-30 minutes or so.
  • Pros: Glorious color and clarity. PLS is fantastic. Not a single dead/stuck pixel that I can see. Light bleed is well within normal limits.
  • Cons: The stand's base is crooked, which isn't a huge deal since I am using a 3rd party VESA mount right now. The bezel is also a little crooked as well along the bottom right, which shows about 1-2 mm of the metal. It's very minor and I have to look for it, but it is there. I am a little let down with...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great while it lasted

David P., Newegg
9 November 2014
  • Summary: If I hadn't had QC issues, I would have been very happy with the product, but I ended up moving onto something else.
  • Pros: Very good color accuracy and uniformity, crazy sharp, not too slow
  • Cons: Internal electrical issues within a week of purchase, involving loud popping noises from the rear of the monitor, accompanied by a snow pattern on screen. Doesn't exactly instill confidence.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
8 October 2014
  • Summary: Great monitors, but the other reviews confirm, there seems to be a bit of quality control issue surrounding the monitors. I'm trying to open a support request if I could just figure out their awful site.
  • Pros: Great color, contrast ratio, response time and resolution!
  • Cons: One of the two monitors I bought is failing just over a month of ownership. It takes noticeably longer to become recognized, it's had minor flickering for a while (I thought I was just imagining it) but now it just flashes on for 2 seconds, and then off for 10-15. I tried both DVI and Display Por...
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