Updated 1 Sep 2014

Asus

PB278Q

Snapshot: The Asus PB278Q is a 2560x1440 resolution monitor with a matte screen and built-in speakers. What's the picture like?

PB278Q
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$1099

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Test results

Overall score
73
Display performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good display performance.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has built-in speakers.
  • Has headphone jack.

But

  • Doesn’t work as USB hub.

How we test

Overall score

  • Display performance (70%) - assessed on colour, brightness and contrast, text, surface reflections, angles of view, and the quality of the monitor’s blu-ray images.
  • Ease of use (30%) - stability, port access, height adjustment, on-screen menus, tilt, controls, hardware installation, and the manual.

All monitors were tested using their out-of-the-box settings. We set the colour mode to sRGB (where that was possible) and let the monitors warm up for 30 minutes before each test.

Full specs

Model

Price guide
$1099

Specifications

Screen size (inches)
27
Resolution
2560 x 1440
Aspect ratio
16:9
H x W x D (cm)
44 x 64 x 22
Screen type
LED - light-emitting diode
Response time (ms)
5
Tested on colour temperature
sRGB
Screen finish
Matte
Bezel finish
Matte
Weight with stand (kg)
8.7

Connections

HDMI
1
USB 3.0
0
USB 2.0
0
VGA
DVI
DisplayPort in
DisplayPort out
×
Mini DisplayPort
no
Headphones
Stereo audio

Features

Height adjustment (mm)
120
Swivel range (degrees)
-60/60 swivel built into base but base turns together with the screen
Tilt range (degrees)
-5~ 20
Pivot
PIP/PBP
×
Built-in speakers
yes
Built-in microphones
×
Built-in webcam
×