Asus VE278Q 27-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers

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Asus VE278Q 27-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers

  • 27″ Wide
  • 2 ms (GTG) Response Time
  • LED 10,000,000:1 (ASCR)
  • Full HD support
  • Display Port

VE278Q LED – 27″ 1920×1080 Full HD – Full HD 1920×1080 with HDMI – LED Backlight with 10,000,000:1 ASCR and 2ms – Display Port to support simultaneous connectivity
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Asus VE278Q 27-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers

Asus VE278Q 27-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor With Integrated Speakers

List Price: $ 319.00


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  1. 158 of 163 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Amazing Visual Fidelity, November 14, 2010
    Tyler M. P. (Edna Bay, AK USA) –

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    This review is from: Asus VE278Q 27-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers (Electronics)

    I’ve been shopping around for a new monitor for quite some time. I always do my research before making a purchase, and it was no different with this monitor.

    Having been a past ASUS component owner who is impressed with the quality and innovation in their products, I ended up searching around for quite a while only to come back to them.

    I started out with quite a list of features I was looking for in a monitor, and I wasn’t sure I could find any monitor that could satisfy the list of essential features. But then I found the VE278Q.

    The monitor has everything I wanted in a top of the line monitor, and it delivers in every way exceptionally well. I’ll do a pros and cons list first, then round this out with more info:

    +Excellent color quality – very rich and accurate color when calibrated.
    +Super fast – no ghosting.
    +Even lighting – no backlight bleeding.
    +Wide range of input options, and audio options.
    +Very bright, instant on with no warm up time, and outstanding contrast.
    +Solid range of adjustments, video modes, and display capabilities.
    +Anti-glare coating removes nearly all glare.
    +Price is low for such quality monitor.
    +No dead pixels.
    +Very good max viewing angles with minimal color distortion
    +Decent internal speakers that don’t waste visible space if you don’t need them.

    -I can’t really think of any

    VALUE: 10
    FEATURES: 10
    QUALITY: 10
    DESIGN: 10
    OVERALL: 9.8


    **** Input options:

    HDMI, Display Port, DVI, and RGB inputs – an outstanding range of input options. It also has a stereo audio input that will output sound from the internal speakers, which I might add aren’t half bad for a display thats so thin. They don’t have much distortion even at max volume (which is pleasingly loud), and thanks to internal Bass and Treble settings you can make them sound pretty good, though still not as good as a dedicated desktop system. I didn’t expect much from them, but I was surprised. There is also a line out jack that works wonders for HDMI content. I currently have audio coming from my PS3 (along with 1080P video) in a different room through an HDMI splitter into this monitor, going out the line out on the monitor and into the line in on my PC, which then outputs the sound to my high quality desktop speakers that are connected to my PC (this lets me share audio between the two). The way it handles HDMI audio is a truly outstanding bonus, and it really made this monitor far more useful to me as a secondary display for my other HDMI entertainment devices.

    **** Video options:

    The display features customizable “Splendid” picture modes (5 total, with sRGB being raw, and non-configurable), sharpness adjustment, “Trace Free” which attempts to remove any additional ghosting as far as I can tell, and ASCR (ASUS Super Contrast Ratio) which is available as an option for all display modes except sRGB and “Standard”, and AI Light which adjusts the back light to a balanced level with the room lighting.

    Of those options I use the following settings. I set Sharpness down from 50 to 40 to give the display a nice smooth look for reading text, and it works very well, since the display is otherwise one of the sharpest I have seen. I set “Trace Free” to 0, since with a 2ms response time, ghosting is essentially nonexistent (this monitor is fast!). I leave ASCR on, since it really does do an amazing thing for gaming – the display can literally go pitch black when a dark scene is on the screen, and then within 1-2 seconds ramp up to eye burning max brightness when needed. AI Light works great, but it should be noted that it is only available when ASCR is disabled, since both cause adjustment of the LED lighting.

    The monitor has no gamma adjustment, but it does feature custom color temperature settings with an R/G/B adjustment menu along with some presets (Cool/Normal/Warm). My current settings for R/G/B are R: 83, G: 76, B: 69 to make it match the calibrated output tone of my top of the line theater projector. I set color to 43 for all modes to prevent clipping, and contrast to 67 to keep color tone balance consistent across the entire grayscale, and again prevent clipping. It looks very, very nice with a bit of adjustment. Uncharacteristically warm for an LCD, in a good way. I’ve always been a fan of the warm, smooth, fast look of CRT’s. This monitor is the first one I’ve seen that I could say matches and exceeds all of those characteristics.

    **** More features:

    Picture in picture works excellent, allowing you to move the smaller image window and change its size. You can have picture in picture from one of the other inputs that you aren’t currently using as a primary…

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  2. 63 of 65 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great except for DisplayPort, April 13, 2011

    This review is from: Asus VE278Q 27-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers (Electronics)

    * Looks fantastic on my desk. Big black glossy frame with a tame ASUS logo, and the lighted power button is stashed away where it’s not obnoxious.
    * Very crisp and bright.
    * Very low power use due to LED backlight.
    * The refresh time is excellent – no ghosting.
    * sRGB mode looks great.
    * PIP is excellent. PIP is essential for a system builder / troubleshooter – put your BIOS on the one PC in the PIP display, and research your settings on the other PC. You just can’t understand how useful that is until you’ve tried it.
    * Matte finish on the display panel is excellent, and you can use it in the daytime if you have a window next to your desk.
    * Many connections! It has HDMI, DVI and VGA ports that work great, and a headphone jack.
    * Actual buttons protrude from the bottom lined up with tiny white icons on the front make the UI easy to use.

    * This is the big one but if you’re not using DisplayPort, ignore it and consider this monitor at least a 4/5. When you use the DisplayPort connection, which you will probably use if you have an ATI Radeon 6xxx series card, you have to cut the signal first before powering off. That means you need to wait for your PC to power off before you power off the monitor. If you don’t do this, the power button LED will turn violet / purple (which is not acknowledged as a state that it can enter in the manual) and you will no longer be able to turn the display back on. To resolve the problem, you have to disconnect the DisplayPort cable and the power cable, wait a few seconds, reconnect the power cable, turn the monitor on, and then reconnect the DisplayPort cable. This is a major hassle.
    * The stand it comes with is a little weedy. Specifically, it doesn’t hold up well to the trains that rumble by my apartment complex. It wobbles side-to-side pretty fiercely. Granted, a large CRT monitor wobbles a little bit, but not nearly this much. It takes a second to stop moving if you adjust it. You can use a VESA mount, though.
    * Does not come with a DisplayPort cable. Cheap ones are what, $10? They could have thrown one in there if they were going to advertise the DisplayPort connectivity in the top 5 bullet points.
    * PIP has an odd restriction on which ports you can use simultaneously.
    * This is a TN panel, not IPS. This becomes a problem at large sizes because when you sit centered at arms’ length in front of it, you can sort of see “negative black” towards the sides. Any other large TN panel would have this problem too, so it’s not counting against the score. If you’re used to a laptop you probably won’t care about this because you’re used to it by now.

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  3. 44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great monitor overall but minimal led difference, October 14, 2010
    Jason Wang

    This review is from: Asus VE278Q 27-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers (Electronics)

    Hi everyone, I originally had the non led version of this monitor the VE276q and the VE278q came out 2 weeks later so I decided to return it and get the Led version instead….Comparing the 6q to the 8q (non led to led) I would say theres not that big of a difference, theyre both 5 star monitors in my opinion but rating out of 10 the 6q gets a 9.0 while the 8q gets a 9.4 ..the difference between the two is that small. The main selling point of the 278q is primarily low energy consumption with the secondary selling point being slightly better picture and deeper blacks.

    Excellent viewing angles
    No Blacklight bleed
    Good Picture Quality
    Excellent Black levels
    Power Consumption
    Stand not as wobbly as before

    Led Picture quality did not meet my expectations (I was expecting a big difference or to say wow after returning the 276q model, although I’m not sure if my expectations were unrealistic because I have not seen another led monitor only tvs)

    Basically I have on complaints about his monitor the picture quality / colors is slightly better then the 276q but not that big of a difference, and 350 for a 27in led monitor is a steal….but I would only recommend getting this monitor if you can afford it and dont mind paying extra 30-40 for a minimal upgrade in picture quality or if the 278q price was $10-20 more. Overall buy either the VE276q or the VE278q you wont be disappointed with either

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