Great color quality
While not as stylish as the Samsung Series 9, the Asus PB278Q offers the same strong color and viewing angle performance for around $500 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, while the PB278Q doesn't. The IPS-based Dell UltraSharp 2713HM offers similar performance and a more robust feature set at a competitive price, which is why it remains our Editors' Choice for big-screen monitors.
I now have three of these monitors and am very satisfied with them. No dead pixels, no backlight leakage, just high quality displays. You will have to manually calibrate them, as color accuracy out of the box isn't great. You'll easily notice it if they're side-by-side. But that's pretty trivial to do. I also have two 30" much more expensive WQHD Dells and I actually prefer these. I have two plugged into my Macbook Retina Pro and they really provide a desktop experience.
Excellent picture quality pre- and post-calibration
ASUS's PDB278Q monitor is a great choice for gamers, business users, or anyone who wants the best possible image quality from a reasonably-priced monitor. It has a few good preset modes, is well built, and has useful features. It's not perfect, but it's a good value PLS panel.
Very nice 27 inch display
The ASUS PB278Q is a very nice 27" display, and is a good debut for PLS but not an outstanding one. Perhaps if used in one of the ASUS ProArt models with higher end calibration and backlighting we could see if PLS can offer superior, not just equal, performance to IPS panels. Hopefully this marks the start of a race for features and performance in higher end LCD panels that will benefit consumers.
Great colour quality
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.
I picked up this monitor a few weeks ago to replace a 60hz Asus 27" monitor that I had. I have eyes that are pretty sensitive and after viewing anything for a few hours on my other monitor I could get a headache fairly easily. I used to never get a headache with my old 160hz CRT. When I heard Asus was going to take their 3D monitor, drop the 3D stuff that came with it and produce a 144hz version of their 120hz 3D monitor I was pretty pumped.
Immersive 3D experience
Overall, the NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 (in conjunction with the ASUS VG278H) isn't perfect, but it performs much better than its predecessor. The Full HD 3D movie and game playback are realistic. The large glasses and large screen size expand the field of view, making for a more immersive 3D experience. The flicker, though, is a sore point; we can't recommend watching 3D visuals for more than a few minutes.
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