Excerpt: This is a good PLS (IPS) panel with relatively low response time. I haven't found any dead or stuck pixels so far. It does need calibration. Overall I really like the monitor but with all the 4K monitors coming out and cheap Korean alternatives, this is a bit overpriced. I do have a weird problem with sometimes no signal on display port which I have to see how to fix.
Summary: I'm definitely not returning mine, but don't be fooled by the idea that it's just as good as $1000 monitors. When you get a deal, you should expect that there's a compromise at hand. The color is great. The brightness is great. Sharp, responsive. No dead pixels. Even coloration. There is slight ghosting, but make sure you turn off the TraceFree option! That was making me sick.
Excerpt: I was looking for an alternative to the Apple display and after some online research and cost limitations. I went for the Asus PB278Q 27.I am using this as my main monitor connected to my powerbook.My main goal was picture quality and this monitor delivers.I've read other reviews about the overall construction and lanky swivel option on the base.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Great Picture And Color, Versatile, Vertical Option
Summary: The ASUS PB278Q is a solid piece of hardware. It has good colour reproduction and is relatively sharp. There was little or no distortion in the picture from all realistic viewing angles. I like that it does not fatigue my eyes like some other LED/LCDs. It also comes with a bevy of cords for connecting HDMI, DVI etc. I've used this with Photoshop and Lightroom and it's as good as it's going to get for the price.
Excerpt: My frustration with the laptop screens made me look for an LCD monitor. I researched everything from cheap monitors listed on craigslist to the ones on DELL and ASUS web sites.I had different requirements and this addresses each one of them.First, I have a home studio setup and I primarily use Cakewalk Sonar X2.It needed a higher resolution screen so that I don't spend 75% of my time scrolling up, down and sideways.
Excerpt: This monitor is not easy to adjust, it will take time to learn to control the functions of the six input buttons. Once it came on with everything way too large, and it wasn't easy to figure out how to shrink it back to where it had been. The images are beautiful, colors look great, action is crisp with no blur.
Great resolution with MacBook (but use the right adapter)
Alex Kistler, Amazon
14 January 2014
Summary: I bought this for my wife to use with her 2012 MacBook. I have an Apple Cinema display that looks great but the glare can be a real problem. I went with the ASUS because other reviews said glare was not an issue and I agree with that. I had no problem with missing pixels like others had noted. Setup was a little difficult since there was not clear guidance on how to do it. The resolution was poor with HDMI and DVI.
Summary: This monitor is very beautiful and bright! I upgraded from a 22 inch Samsung 1680x1050 monitor to this monitor. I'll make a few comparisons based on that upgrade because I really don't have much else to compare it to. This Asus monitor has an incredible viewing angle. I'm able to watch movies while sitting on the floor without loosing any of the image like I would with my Samsung monitor. The resolution is the largest benefit. The real estate increased five fold.