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Asus VG278H 27-Inch 3D Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Stereo Speakers

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  • Display Type: WideScreen LCD
  • Display Area: 27"
  • Max/Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Interface: 1x VGA Port, 1x DVI-D Port, 1x HDMI Port, 1x 3.5mm Mini-jack
  • Uncompromised 27" 3D immersion with NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 glasses and 3D LightBoost
  • Ultra smooth action with 120Hz refresh rate and 2ms tracer-free
  • Vivid color performance with Splendid Video Intelligence Technology
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Asus VG278H 27 inch WideScreen 2ms 50,000,000:1 VGA/DVI/HDMI 3D-ready LCD Monitor (Black)

Bigger. Brighter. Better.

To play the best, you need to see with the best. The all-new 27-inch VG278H LED 3D monitor is the only one of its kind with the latest 3D technology, superior visuals, and ergonomic versatility to turn your past gaming experience on its head. The first monitor with NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Technology, the VG278H is specially-designed to deliver the brightest 3D gaming and cinema thanks to NVIDIA 3D LightBoost Technology that boosts brightness 2x more than before and the LED-backlit panel. The VG278H also delivers incredible 2D with a 120Hz refresh rate and 2ms response rate for smooth motion playback and vivid image quality. Complete with newly-designed 3D Vision 2 glasses that boast 20% larger lenses, you get everything you need to enjoy the best 3D playing experience from the fast growing library of over 600 3D-ready games.

Bigger. Brighter. Better.

Key Features

  • The first with NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 kit for an all-inclusive 3D-enabled gaming and entertainment experience1 (Learn more)
  • 27-inch Full HD LED-backlit 120Hz display 1920x1080 for brilliant HD-quality visuals in both 2D and 3D (Learn more)
  • 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio delivers the darkest blacks and brightest whites for true-to-life images
  • 120Hz refresh rate and 2ms Trace Free II Technology for smooth motion playback for movies and games (Learn more)
  • NVIDIA LightBoost Technology and LED-backlit panel doubles the brightest 3D from before for pristine detail (Learn more)
  • Built-in adjustable IR emitter for wire-free 3D that customizes to your surroundings to reduce signal interference (Learn more)
  • Full height, tilt, and swivel adjustments for the most versatile 3D monitor to provide the most comfort

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Everything you need for the best 3D

Everything you need for the best 3D
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If you haven't experienced 3D, you're missing out. Taking immersive gameplay to a whole new level, the VG278H uses leading NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Technology that brings you into the game with amazing depth and pop-off-the-screen effects. Thanks to NVIDIA LightBoost Technology that doubles 3D brightness and the LED-backlit panel, this 3D monitor is the brightest monitor for even more detail in the darkest environments. And this isn't just one piece of a puzzle, every VG278H monitor boasts a built-in adjustable IR emitter and comes with redesigned wireless NVIDIA active shutter glasses—everything you need to enjoy 3D right out of the box from any 3D-capable PC.1

Play as fast as you can

Play as fast as you can
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The VG278H has a 120Hz frame rate and 2ms Trace Free II Technology for smooth and fluid motion for even the fastest moving scenes and game play. Eliminate image ghosting once and for all.

The most versatile and comfortable monitor

The most versatile and comfortable monitor
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Where other 3D monitors fail, the VG278H excels. The most versatile of its kind, freely customize height, tilt, and swivel adjustments to your liking. Larger than most monitors, 27-inch display gives you the extra screen real estate so you can see more at once. The redesigned wireless NVIDIA 3D glasses have 20% larger lens and lighter than ever while still comfortably fitting over reading glasses.

Relax, we got you covered

Should something happen to your VG278H, rest assured, the VG278H comes with a 3-year system and panel warranty to protect it from the unfortunate. For even greater convenience, ASUS Rapid Replacement cross-shipping sends you a replacement unit as soon as the defective unit is in the mail—shortening your waiting time.

  • 3-year System Warranty
  • 3-year Panel Warranty
  • 1-year NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit Warranty
  • Free 24/7 Customer Support

What's in the Box?

  • ASUS VG278H LED 3D Monitor
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit
  • Dual-link DVI Cable
  • VGA Cable
  • Audio Cord
  • Power Cord
  • Quick Starter Guide
  • Warranty Information Card


  • Panel Size: 27-inch
  • True Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • Display Color: 16.7M
  • Brightness(Max): 300 cd/m2
  • Contrast Ratio (Max): 50,000,000:1
  • Viewing Angle (CR>=10): Horizontal: 170°/ Vertical: 160°
  • Response Time: 2 ms (gray-to-gray)
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Compliance: Yes
  • ASUS Trace Free II Technology: Yes
  • ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology: Yes2
  • VESA Wall Mounting: Yes
  • Dimension: 25.31 x 18.11 x 8.66 –inches (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 17.64 lbs
  • Color: Black

© 2011 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos.

1 VG278H 3D feature can only be activated via Dual-link DVI cable connection with a NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit, a compatible NVIDIA-GPU graphics card, a PC with Microsoft Windows Vista/7 OS, and NVIDIA 3D Vision drivers installed. Moreover, the resolution/timing must be set at 1920x1080@120/110/100Hz.

2 Features can only perform in 2D mode.

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 27 inches
Screen Resolution 1920x1080
Max Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Brand Name Asus
Item model number VG278H
Item Weight 17 pounds
Product Dimensions 25.3 x 17.1 x 7.9 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 25.3 x 17.1 x 7.9 inches
Color Black

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Best Sellers Rank #22,497 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
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Shipping Weight 25.3 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available November 3, 2011

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If you want a 27" LCD monitor that supports 3D Vision 2 with Lightboost technology, you will notice there are precious few models to choose from at this point: in fact, only ONE, the ASUS VG278H. A similar model VG278HE is about $100 cheaper, but without 3D glasses. The glasses cost about $100, so you may as well get the VG278H with the glasses included if you don't already have a pair.

There are two other monitors with 3D Vision 2 and Lightboost support, but they are 24" only, which may be a tad small for many gamers: BenQ XL2420T, which doesn't include 3D glasses, and BenQ XL2420TX, which does.

If you can do without Lightboost, which many gamers believe is essential to have a brighter and more ghosting-free 3D display, then you have to stick to older monitors that only support 3D Vision 1, which has no Lightboost support.

3D Vision requires Windows Vista or 7 (XP not supported) and only works with monitors and Nvidia-brand graphics cards that are certified to work with 3D Vision. 3D Vision uses "active shutter" 3D technology, which means the glasses are powered and are able to "talk" to the monitor and actively block or unblock light from going through the lenses. Another competing 3D format is "passive 3D", which uses cheaper, unpowered glasses with lenses made of polarized filters. In theaters, currently the most widely used 3D format for 3D movies, RealD 3D, is a passive 3D format. And then there is the old 3D format made for those red-cyan 3D glasses your grandparents used to wear in the 50s -- the so-called "anaglyph 3D" format, which has the lowest 3D quality but seems to be supported by the most systems, because any regular monitor can display it.
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Quick caveat - I've had this monitor for a couple of weeks, but my new computer to take advantage of the 3D didn't arrive until a couple of days ago. I did use it as a screen for my laptop previously, but have just started to use it more intensively for the purposes it's designed for. So this is a quick and dirty review of the positives and negatives so far, and may change after more use:

Here are the positives:

Great looking - it's not as sleek as the Samsung 3D monitors, but it's clean with a pretty thin bezel.

Solid physical construction - also exceedingly easy to attach to the base.

Physical buttons, not touch sensitive buttons - although for some reason being under the bottom edge feels awkward. Still, they're solid buttons.

Height adjustment (somewhat rare for a monitor this size, I gather) - very easy to raise and lower the monitor.

Matte finish, not glossy.

Comes with Nvidia 3D Vision 2.

When you get it working, the 3D is really cool.

It took the latest patch on the PowerDVD software to play a 3D movie, but once I managed to do so, it looked great.

2D looks awesome - though you'll likely have to reduce the brightness and find some 2D settings online to make it look as good as it can.

120 Hz refresh makes moving windows around entertaining for awhile

Here are the rough edges:

The viewing angle is pretty poor. As soon as you start moving to the side it becomes more and more washed out. You won't be able to, comfortably, watch a 3D movie with friends on this monitor.
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Just got this from Amazon. Fantastic Monitor and 3D setup!!

Easy setup, all relevant cables included except for HDMI. Monitor has height and tilt adjustment with a sturdy stand. Didn't even need to use the monitor setup buttons. Because the screen is large for its resolution, some of you will notice the pixels, but will forget about it as soon as you fire up a supported 3D game. Included instructions for the 3d vision 2 glasses from Nvidia are from the previous generation glasses. It is not a big deal, the power on button on the glasses is by the left eye lens, and make sure you charge it first from the USB cable included - that's all you need to know.

You have to see it to believe it! Colors are bright and vibrant, and the 3D is something that should not be missed - by anyone who likes PC gaming. Make sure you update your Nvidia drivers and use the DVI cable included. You have to set the resolution of each game to the native 1920x1080 resolution (and in some cases the refresh rate) within the game or it won't work. So you will need a beefy video card. I have dual GTX460s in SLI and I have yet to come across a game that my setup cannot handle. Most supported games will prompt you to turn a specified setting on/off. Some games like Batman Arkham Asylum, need VSYNC on and motion blur off. So far I have also tried Mass Effect, Metro 2033, Witcher 2, and Resident Evil 5, and I am absolutely blown away by how good the 3D looks!!

The only downside is the price. If the prices of these monitors and 3D glasses were cheaper, you would see a lot more support for 3D games on the PC. But if you want to indulge in the one gift for yourself this year - this is the one!!! You will not regret it.
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