Asus VG278Q 27″ Full HD 1080P 144Hz 1ms Eye Care G-Sync Compatible Adaptive Sync Gaming Monitor with DP HDMI DVI

 Asus VG278Q 27

Size:27-Inch  |  Style:144Hz w/ High Adjustable Stand  |  Configuration:Single Make every millisecond count with the 27″ Full HD (1080P) VG278Q gaming monitor, featuring a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time with Asus’ Exclusive game fast input technology and adaptive Sync. Turn any desk into a marathon battle station with the VG278Q ergonomic, adjustable stand and eye Care technology. Display Surface Non glare

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  • 27” Full HD (1920×1080) panel 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms (GTG) response time gaming monitor and FreeSync/Adaptive Sync for a tear free experience
  • NVIDIA G SYNC Technology ensures smooth gameplay by eliminating screen tearing and stuttering
  • Stereo 2W speakers provide for a full sound while eliminating the need for external speakers
  • Marathon ready with ASUS Eye Care Technology to minimize eye fatigue and an ergonomic stand with full height/tilt/swivel/pivot adjustments to accommodate any desk

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Review

  • Hi. I’ve been building gaming PCs for almost 20 years. I’m an old, salty, experienced tech, and I’d like to tell you about the ASUS VG278Q. This is a great display for any GAMER looking for a large, fast, 1080p, 144hz display. As you can see from my review photos, I also own the ASUS VG245H, so my review can apply to both displays. I purchased the VG245H to be my PS4 Pro/PC display. It has worked great for both the PS4 Pro and my PC for almost a year now, without issue.After building a new gaming PC for myself, I decided to go with the VG245H’s bigger brother. The difference between the two is the size of screen and most importantly, the refresh rate. The VG245H is a 24″ display and features a 75hz refresh rate, while the VG278Q is a 27″ display featuring a 144hz refresh rate. Both of these displays have a TN panel. If you are just a casual gamer and you like to do a lot of photo and video editing on the side, you might want to look at an IPS or VA panel. These TN panels don’t have the greatest color or contrast, but they feature some of the fastest G2G response times available. So, if you’re a gamer with a competitive nature, these are monitors that you should strongly consider. Try not to pay much too much attention to the reviews claiming that these displays are great for gaming but terrible for everything else. These displays can be tuned and calibrated for a great “all-around” computing experience; via the monitor’s OSD, and your GPU’s control panel. While they will never be as vivid as an IPS or VA panel, they can still be good for day to day computing. So take a little time to dial them in before giving in to the idea that these display are “washed out” with “poor color reproduction”.Pro tip: Make sure that the RGB range is set to FULL and not LIMITED in your GPU’s control panel.Both displays come with the same sturdy, ergonomic stand.Who should buy these? Anyone looking for a fast, reliable, and affordable display. Serious gamers who value speed over contrast and color accuracy. Who shouldn’t buy these? Anyone looking for rich, saturated colors and life-like reproduction of movies and photos. So it all boils down to what is most important to you. If fast and furious is what you are going for, this is the monitor for you. If eye candy and features are more important, then you should look elsewhere…and be prepared to spend more.
  • I bought this monitor for playing first person shooters on a console semi-competitively (Game Battles, MLG gametypes, scrimages, sweats, etc.). Halo, Call of Duty, Battlefield, and mainly Destiny. From what I understand, this is a sub-par monitor for PC gaming, as high-end PC gaming monitors go upwards of 144Hz and beyond. But for a console, with all games being kept at 60FPS or less, I figured this was a good buy based on the specs. Good size, under $200, and low input lag.Before this, I gamed on my family’s 72″ Samsung TV. I did a bit of research and I believe the input lag was something around 78.9ms. This is around 7-9ms (it’s advertised as 1ms, but you have to consider actual lag from the console to the monitor). I pulled it out of the box and it took maybe 30 minutes for me to figure out all the settings and get the brightness and balancing and things set up. I plugged in my Xbox 360 (yes, 360, screw the Xbox One), and started playing. I didn’t notice a difference from the TV I was used to. I played quite a bit, and more of my shots started to hit and my movement felt a little better, but I chalked that up to a placebo effect.Then, I went back home for the holidays, taking my 360 with me and plugging it back into the 72″ Samsung I mentioned earlier. GOOD LORD. It was unplayable. I noticed the input lag as soon as I was at the main menu of Destiny. I played two doubles matches with a friend on Destiny and could barely move or shoot accurately. It felt like I was moving through jell-o. I gave up playing over break after that.I go back to college on my ASUS, and low and behold, everything was perfect. Unnoticeable input lag, and movement and shooting was back to being crisp and precise. It was then that I noticed just how much of a difference this monitor makes. After that, I played lots of competitive matches and worked to improve as much as I could. When playing sweats on Destiny, I was making plays and hitting shots that wouldn’t have been possible in a million years on a 72″. I went from an above-average player to one of the top current ranked Destiny players in the world (currently fluctuating between #1 and #2, thanks to clanmates).Is this monitor magical? No. If you’re a bad player, you’re not going to magically get better with this monitor. But if you’re like me, play on a semi-competitive level, you’re a well above-average player, and want a good gaming monitor to maximize your performance, go with this. I know BenQ and ASUS are both very good for competitive FPS monitors, and to be honest, I’m not an expert on monitors so I can’t say which is better. But I can say that I am more than pleased with this monitor.TL;DR: No problems, beautiful picture quality, near non-existent input lag, and simple user interface make this, in my opinion, one of the best gaming monitors you can get for under $200. I have absolutely no complaints thus far (three months into owning it; I will update if any problems arise). HIGHLY recommend.
  • Really notice 75hz refresh rate. Awesome monitor for gaming and FPS. Would buy again. Left blue light filter on and messed my sleep schedule up. Make sure to turn off or you won’t get sleepy lol!Very solid and sturdy, presets for color are awesome. Very good purchase for what your getting.
  • First week the picture quality and gaming experience was excellent. Video started to degrade after shut down/restart. Menu…factory reset was locked off. In order to reset had to unplug all cables than hold on/off button for one minute. On advice from factory support…answered e-mails promptly…no complaint. Sometimes had to do this two to three times in order for monitor to reset. Stuck in shampoo cycle…rinse repeat. Great picture quality until computer shut down/restart or turning monitor on/off then repeat… Still w/in 30day return. Last e-mail informed support I was returning. I really like this monitor and requested a replacement. Amazon was unable to replace and refunded money. Asus is a fine product line. In any product line a small percentage will have quality issues.

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