|Standing screen display size||27 Inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||2560 x 1440 Pixels|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
ASUS MG278Q WQHD, 1ms 27-Inch FreeSync Gaming Monitor
|Display Size||27 Inches|
|Resolution||QHD Wide 1440p|
|Hardware Interface||DisplayPort, HDMI|
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- 27" 2560x1440 resolution display with 1ms response time and ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate to eliminate smearing, tearing, and motion blur.
- Asus Eye Care technology makes marathons even easier, reducing eyestrain and other eye ailments with TUV Rhineland-certified Blue light filter and flicker-free backlighting
- Nvidia G-SYNC technology removes stutter and screen tearing for the smoothest gaming experience. Stereo Speakers - 2W x 2 Stereo RMS
- Flexible connectivity options with dual HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2 and DVI. Ergonomically-designed stand with full Tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment for comfortable viewing position
- Asus Rapid replacement: 3 Years warranty, 2 Way free SHIPPING
- MG278, MG278Q are the model numbers of this product.
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ASUS MG278Q Gaming Monitor
ASUS MG278Q Gaming Monitor - 27" 2K WQHD (2560 x 1440), 1ms, up to 144Hz, G-Sync Compatible
27" 2560x1440 resolution display with 1ms response time and ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate to eliminate smearing, tearing, and motion blur. ASUS Eye Care technology makes marathons even easier, reducing eyestrain and other eye ailments with a blue light filter and flicker-free backlighting
G-SYNC Compatible for a tear-free gaming experience with variable refresh rate
Flexible connectivity options with dual HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2 and DVI. Ergonomically-designed stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment for comfortable viewing position
About The Display
The MG278Q Gaming Monitor is specially designed for long marathon gaming sessions. Its slim profile and super-narrow bezel makes it perfect for almost seamless multi-display setups. The MG278Q also has an ergonomically-designed stand with tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment so you can always find that ideal viewing position. A quick-release design lets you separate the monitor from its stand so it can be VESA wall-mounted.
The MG278Q represents a new generation of displays, with a WQHD 2560 x 1440 panel with a pixel density of 109 pixels per inch. You get to enjoy greater image detail and more onscreen desktop space. These little details add up to help you better immerse yourself in the game.
With a 1ms response time, ASUS MG278Q is the fastest in its class and eliminates smearing, and motion blur. This visual performance lets you react instantly to what you see onscreen, especially in fast paced games – allowing you to take corners like a pro race car driver, or get that headshot like a seasoned pro.
With an astonishing 144Hz refresh rate, fast moving visuals pose no problem for the MG278Q, so you can say goodbye to motion blur and gain the upper hand in first person shooters, racers, real-time strategy and sports titles. MG278Q features G-SYNC Compatibility – it eliminates screen tearing and choppy frame rates to give you seamless visuals and smooth gameplay.
ASUS MG278Q features the ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey to give you in-game enhancements so you get more out of your game. The crosshair overlay with four different crosshair options lets you choose the one that best suits the game you're playing. There's also an onscreen timer you can position on the left of the display so you can keep track of the elapsed gaming time; while the FPS (frames per second) counter lets you know how smooth the game is running.
ASUS GameVisual Technology gives you six pre-set display modes tailored to suit different types of scenarios. This unique feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu.
The ASUS MG278Q has a wide selection of connectivity for WQHD output; including dual-link DVI, DisplayPort 1.2, and two HDMI ports for the high-speed gaming connectivity you expect and two USB 3.0 ports for quick battery charging for your mobile devices while gaming or even an alternative fast signal transmission for your gaming display.
The MG278Q also comes with the ASUS Ultra Low Blue Light filters to protect you from harmful blue light. You can easily access and select four different filter settings onscreen through the OSD menu to fulfill your different scenarios.
Flicker-Free technology reduces flicker to give you a comfortable gaming experience. This minimizes instances of eyestrain and other damaging effects when you're embroiled in long, drawn-out gaming sessions.
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|Display Resolution Maximum||2560 x 1440 pixels||2560 x 1440 pixels||2560x1440 pixels||2560 x 1440 pixels||2560 x 1080 pixels||2560 x 1440|
|Screen Size||27 inches||27 inches||27 inches||27 inches||27 inches||27 inches|
|Item Dimensions||29.70 x 8.90 x 17.80 inches||10.80 x 24.20 x 22.60 inches||24.00 x 7.20 x 15.50 inches||24.41 x 19.96 x 8.31 inches||24.10 x 20.81 x 9.85 inches||24.25 x 18.29 x 9.91 inches|
|Item Weight||16.87 lbs||—||13.34 lbs||—||—||—|
|Mounting Type||Wall Mount||Wall Mount||Wall Mount||VESA Mounting:No||Wall Mount||Wall Mount|
|Refresh Rate||144 hertz||144 hertz||155 hertz||165 hertz||75 hertz||144 hertz|
|Size||27-Inch||—||27 INCH-S2719DGF||27” 2K WQHD IPS||27" 2K QHD Curved||27-inch|
In gaming, The difference of milliseconds can mean life or death. The MG278Q allows players to focus purely on skill. A true competition level display, the MG278Q translates movements from mouse to screen flawlessly with 1ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate on a 27” Quad HD panel.
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Aside from that, I was happy with it. Most of the presets gave me weird contrast ghosting and really brought out the compression artifacting in compressed images and I was getting irritated that I couldn't get rid of it. Found these settings on reddit and they really do seem to give me the best results:
Game Visual: Cinema Mode (unlocks all settings, has best contrast)
Blue Light Filter: 0 (after changing you might need to set "mode" back to Cinema)
- Brightness: 75 (your preference, 80 was looking a bit harsh after a while in my dim room.)
- Contrast: 80
- Saturation: 46
- Skin Tone: Natural
- Color temp: user. [R: 100] [G: 96] [B: 96]
- Sharpness: 50
- TraceFree: 80
- VividPixel: 0
- ASCR: off
Menu navigation is the best I've seen on any monitor thanks to the joystick-like interface. Screen is bright and vibrant, lighting is very even - I don't see any splotches or wierd light bleed.
this monitor was to replace ANOTHER asus monitor that arrived DOA
Update: Called Asus support to have it RMA. they do NOT cover shipping cost, and due to the size of the monitor it came to a total of $137 Dollars to ship it to them. Which will take 5 buissness days, their turn around is 5-7 business days and another 5-7 business days to ship it back.
This is absolutely unacceptable for a monitor at this price. 500 dollar monitor to be defective within 3 months of use and another 137 to SHIP it to them to get fixed. I will never buy an Asus product again.
Anyway, this thing: the stand is very sturdy and well built with no wobbling like I've gotten with other monitors. I liked the ergonomics of it, didn't need a VESA mount or monitor stand, was able to get it in the perfect position with it's included stand and adjustment features.
Now to the con, which is a big one for me. The monitor is now 2 year old tech but it remains a full priced $500 monitor. At this price point, it's not a good value for the money and especially due to this: it's free sync range is only active in 45-90hz. That doesn't mean you can set the monitor to 144hz and it will kick in at that range. If you do, it will disable Freesync. That mean you have to set your 144hz monitor to 75 or 90. Dumb, right? What is the point of dropping $500 on a 2k 144hz monitor that can't use Freesync above 90hz? I don't see it. Sure, if your GPU can peg 2k in the newest AAA games at over 100-120 FPS consistently, mabye you don't need Freesync anyway. But what about those time when you get FPS dips down into the 50-60s? There is a hack for it to extend the range. I tried it, and could not tell if the hack worked or not and was very uncomfortable having to hack a monitor that costs $500. There are a couple other 2K 144hz IPS monitors out there that don't have that Freesync limitation and are also less expensive, so I couldn't justify the expense and returned this monitor. I considered giving four stars, but I don't see why ASUS couldn't update this model with a full Freesync range up to 144hz like Acer has...so three it is.
Other than gaming I do a lot of digital art. This is amazing or that as well. The refresh rate lets me see my cursor better as I draw and paint with the Wacom Intous tablet. The colors are so bright and vivid. Most times if I'm painting something random I just set it my canvas size to 2560 x 1440 and full screen it. Going from a 23in pleb LED monitor to THIS beast was a move I needed to make.
The base has a nice height adjustment range for me and is nice and heavy. Through a couple fits of "OH COME ON HOW THE HELL DID THAT HIT ME!?" rage the monitor has not budged on my stand.
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However, a few issues that I need to deal with.
issue 1: all the 3 monitors are left half warm, right half cold. It's very noticeable.
issue 2: luminance uniformity issue. all 3 monitors lose light at the edge. one of them is pretty bad over 15%
issue 3. design problem. all the bottons and joystick are on side which is NOT user-friendly for multi-monitor setup.
I have 2 issues about this monitor. And debating whether to return it for another one or just stick to this one. Advice from anybody would be appreaciated please.
CON #1 - (SOLVED) Screen flickers like crazy at 144Hz, whether I have FreeSync enabled or not. When I reduce to 120Hz, flickering is greatly minimized. But still occers. 100Hz completely eliminates flickering. Here is what I did, completely Un-Installed the AMD Radeon drivers, restarted, installed the newest radeon drivers, restart. Flickering was reduced somewhat. But still present at 144Hz. Then I switched the Display Port v1.2 from my GPU's input 1 and plugged it into input 2. Restarted the PC once again, at 144Hz the monitor was about 95% flicker free. I suppose the combination fixed the flicker issues. Though something like this should never happen regardless.
CON #1 UPDATE: Screen still flickers here and there. Not all that annoying. Usually a PC restart eliminates the flickering. Though ultimately, I am hoping a AMD resovles this with a driver update.
CON #2 - This is a major CON, and I am not very happy about this one. Bottom left, but toward the centre of the screen, there's a pixel that is brighter than the actual screen. But it's ONLY visible when you have a white background. You cannot see this in dark scenes at all. This is somewhat of an annoyance because of the hefty price tag I paid for this Gaming Monitor.
My question is should I have the monitor replaced? It's not entirely bothersome, when PC Gaming or watching HD movies via Netflix for example, but it's still there, and quite noticeable in white scenes. Like for example, using Excel and Word. It looks like there's a light behind you flashing on the screen for example.
CON #2 UPDATE: Contacted Amazon, and they will send me a Brand New Monitor once they are in stock with RMA instructions. Once again, Thank You Amazon for your superior customer service. Now just waiting for them to be in stock...
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It's not overly expensive and right now the quality of 4K screens pales in comparison with this monitor or 1080p monitors for gaming in general due to low refresh rate and high input lag + obviously the difficulty to run games in 4k. I would recommend this screen mostly for enthusiasts, but probably one of the best price/quality ratio out there.
The brightness is mostly fine, but a step up in models has considerably better brightness (maybe this really high brightness is not so possible on IPS?).
My biggest complaint is the really stupid stand design, for some reason instead of the neck rotating within the base to turn the monitor, the entire base sits on a small circle and the entire base rotates with the neck and monitor... probably a couple bucks cheaper, but makes it really annoying to actually rotate since it requires more space to do so than is needed.