ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit PLS Professional Graphics Monitor Review

ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit PLS Professional Graphics Monitor Review

27 inch ASUS PB278Q WQHD PLS Monitor
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Black ASUS PB278Q is a professional style 27 inch super sharp widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio graphics monitor with great design and technology paying attention to the smallest details, offering you amazing definition and true-to-life visuals when you’re playing games, watching videos or performing your daily tasks. Great useful features are offered with a fair price tag.

ASUS WQHD comes with 2560x1440 WQHD resolution, Plane-to-Line Switching (PLS) LED-lit display that offers great viewing from different angles up to 178 degrees, true colour extreme definition and accuracy with the 100% sRGB color saturation, advanced onscreen display- OSD controls with 6 buttons underneath the bezel and very simple to use navigation, a good range of latest connectivity with dual-link DVI ports, DisplayPort 1.2, D-Sub, HDMI 1.4 port, a 5mm audio-in port and a 3.55mm mini headphone jack and a Kensington security lock.

Asus Splendid technology (and offers five preselected modes) to optimise contrast, sharpness, colour and Asus QuickFit to give you most used layouts straight on your screen. ASUS Smart Contrast with 80 million Ratio adjusts for brighter or sharper image. You get to see 16.7 million colours on a screen of 300 cd/m2 maximum brightness. In terms of sound, you get two built-in 3 watt speakers for the best audio playback. It is VESA mountable and designed to be comfortably adjusted in terms of height by 4.5 inches, pivoting 90 degrees with the ability to turn into portrait mode, tilting back 20 degrees and swivelling right and left for improved ergonomics.

2560 by 1440 Wide Quad High Definition- WQHD resolution means approximately 4 times the 720p HD screen’s pixel resolution.The PLS Panel with immaculate matrix design and 178 degree viewing angle lets you share your screen with others easily and without any loss in image quality. Asus QuickFit function enables you to see documents and photos in their original print sizes without having to print.

ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit PLS Professional Graphics Monitor Review
ASUS PB278Q is quite an impressive professional style solid and attractive looking monitor. As the most obvious con, there are no USB ports or a media card reader on this monitor but this is an entry level extreme HD resolution monitor with an entry level price and you certainly get more than what you pay for in terms of quality and features- probably the best value for money monitor in the market and one of the least expensive 27 inch WQHDs with some top of the line features for comfort and power, a few ports and an adjustable stand. PB278Q model is about $500 cheaper than the cheapest 30 inch WQHD monitor.

Just bear in mind that if you’d like to play your advanced games at the display’s native resolution, you need a powerful graphics card and if you don’t it will scale down to lower resolutions and you’ll see not as sharp images. But the overall gaming performance is great anyway with fast moving action without distracting motion blur or backlight bleeding. It weighs around 19 pounds with measurements of 29.7 x 8.8 x 18.5 inches so it is much lighter than larger 30 inch monitors even though the screen size is not much smaller. It comes with 3 years system and panel warranty and 12 months Zero Bright Dot guarantee.

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