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Asus MG278Q

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Asus MG278Q. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the size and reliability are generally positive. The design and price also get good reviews.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus MG278Q is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus MG278Q

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Asus MG278Q from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the reliability and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, price, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus MG278Q 27-inch Gaming Monitor (2560 x 1440, 144 Hz, 1 ms, Display Port, HDMI x 2, Freesync, TUV Cert)Asus MG278Q 27-inch Gaming Monitor (2560 x 1440, 144 Hz, 1 ms, Display Port, HDMI x 2, Freesync, TUV Cert)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Orestis Bastounis (kitguru.net)

Asus MG278Q FreeSync Game Monitor Review

 

The Asus MG278Q is a 27-inch WQHD (2,560x1,440) TN gaming display that supports AMD FreeSync adaptiv The Asus MG278Q is a 27-inch WQHD (2,560×1,440) TN gaming display that supports AMD FreeSync adaptive-sync technology. When in adaptive-sync mode, it's...

FreeSync between 35Hz and 144Hz.

TN panel, so worse viewing angles than IPS screen

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Christian Eberle (tomshardware.com)

Asus MG278Q 27-inch QHD FreeSync Gaming Monitor Review

 

Recently we checked out Asus' MG279Q, a stunning-looking 27-inch IPS gaming monitor with FreeSync, 144Hz and a premium price. Today we're reviewing a cheaper alternative -- the TN-based MG278Q.

144Hz refresh rate, FreeSync available up to 144Hz, color-accurate, bright, sharp image, QHD resolution, OSD joystick controller, solid build quality

TN panel

We don't hate TN monitors by any means and the latest panels look pretty good, but we still prefer IPS. In this case, the MG278Q matches its more-expensive stablemate in every area except for contrast and exceeds it in usable FreeSync range. Depending...

Dec, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Michael Andronico (tomsguide.com)

ASUS MG278Q Review

 

If you're willing to shell out a premium price for a high-performance gaming monitor, Asus' $549 MG278Q is an excellent choice. Its stunning 27-inch, 2560 x 1440 display is a bit more futureproof than your average 1080p monitor, and its super-intuitive...

Flexible design ; Vibrant and responsive ; Intuitive Interface ; Supports AMD FreeSync

Expensive ; A few lackluster presets

Asus MG278Q gaming monitor features a stunning 27-inch quad HD display, AMD FreeSync support and a host of extras that help you in the heat of battle.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus MG278Q 27 INCH Monitor 16_9 TN 2560 x 1440 1ms FreeSync Displayport HDMI x2 Speakers HA pivot swivel

 

easy too use

Dec, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus MG278Q 27 INCH Monitor 16_9 TN 2560 x 1440 1ms FreeSync Displayport HDMI x2 Speakers HA pivot swivel

 

- Good image quality. It's a TN, but when you sit in front of it image quality is really good. You need to change a few settings, to get sharpness right (disable vivid pixel) and lower brightness. - 144Hz is great, and FreeSync works

Around 40fps, there can be occasional flickering due to quick switching between 40 and 144 fps modes.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus MG278Q 27 INCH Monitor 16_9 TN 2560 x 1440 1ms FreeSync Displayport HDMI x2 Speakers HA pivot swivel

 

Best Tn panel that I've seen

Cable hold snapped?

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus MG278Q 27 INCH Monitor 16_9 TN 2560 x 1440 1ms FreeSync Displayport HDMI x2 Speakers HA pivot swivel

 

Coming from using a HDTV as a monitor you can already imagine the boost in picture quality but I have also founds with the ultra low latency, freesync tech (running on an RX480) it's really helped up my game with FPS games like Titanfall. Would highly...

Some pointless features like having a crosshair on your screen via the montors OSD settings, but this is a personal preference gripe.

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus MG278Q 27 INCH Monitor 16_9 TN 2560 x 1440 1ms FreeSync Displayport HDMI x2 Speakers HA pivot swivel

 

the image quality is much better than I expected from a TN screen

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus MG278Q 27 INCH Monitor 16_9 TN 2560 x 1440 1ms FreeSync Displayport HDMI x2 Speakers HA pivot swivel

 

Great picture, plenty of quick access buttons for settings

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus MG278Q 27 INCH Monitor 16_9 TN 2560 x 1440 1ms FreeSync Displayport HDMI x2 Speakers HA pivot swivel

 

The 144Hz refresh rate is an absolute dream!! Wow, it makes such a huge difference coming from standard 60Hz refresh rates. The resolution of 2560x1440 is also a good resolution for Windows desktop (turn on high DPI scaling for an even better effect);...

The TN viewing angles are really as terrible as everyone says about TN panels. This is evident when you stand up often from your chair and look downward at the monitor. You have to constantly adjust the tilt to minimize the weird "darkening" effect...

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Market positioning:Gaming

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Color gamut:77
Colour gamut:77
Contrast ratio (dynamic):100000000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Digital horizontal frequency:51.2 - 221.97
Digital vertical frequency:35 - 144
Display brightness:350
Display brightness (typical):350
Display diagonal:68.6
Display diagonal (metric):68.5
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display sRGB: Yes
Display Technology:TN
HD type:Wide Quad HD
HDCP: Yes
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Pixel density:109
Response Time:1
Supported graphics resolutions:2560 x 1440
Viewing angle, horizontal:170
Viewing angle, vertical:160

Ergonomics

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Height adjustment: Yes
Pivot: Yes
Pivot angle:0 - 90
Swivel angle range:60 - -60
Swivelling: Yes
Tilt adjustment: Yes
Tilt angle:20 - -5
Tilt angle range:20 - -5
VESA mounting: Yes
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100

Multimedia

Built-in Camera: No

Packaging Content

Cables included:DisplayPort, HDMI

Packaging Data

Package depth:224
Package height:452
Package weight:11.5
Package width:753

Ports & interfaces

Built-in USB hub: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
USB hub version:USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Power

Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.5
Power consumption (typical):38.7

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.3
Depth (with stand):23.3
Height :36.8
Height (with stand):56.3
Package depth:22.4
Package height:45.2
Package weight:11.5
Package width:75.3
Weight:7.65
Width:62.5
Width (with stand):62.5