PB278Q 27" Professional LED Multimedia Monitor - Black

  • 2560x1440 Resolution
  • 800000000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 300cd/m² Brightness
  • 5ms Response Time
  • 1x Analogue Input
  • 1x DVI-D Input
  • 1x HDMI Input
  • 1x DisplayPort
  • 3 Year On-Site Warranty.

Stock Code: MO-043-AS

EAN: 4716659236511

MPN: 90LMGA070T01081C-

Manufacturer: Asus


Product information: PB278Q 27" Professional LED Multimedia Monitor - Black

Envision bigger with 2560 x 1440 WQHD, packing four times the pixel density of 720p! New premium 16:9 wide-format PB278Q LED displays afford 178° wide viewing angles for better productivity, opening extra multitasking space to fit more windows and projects on-screen. ASUS exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, QuickFit Virtual Scale, and 100% sRGB fidelity ensure reality-defining color and image accuracy, giving you true “what you imagine is what you create” power. HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, and dual-link DVI support WQHD natively, accentuated by room-dominating audio via twin 3W speakers. To help you stay naturally focused, ergonomic design includes tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment, plus streamlined cabling that keeps clutter off your desktop.

The PB278Q features a 16:9 aspect ratio and a LED-backlit 27” WQHD display that provides 109 pixels per inch (PPI), resulting in high quality 2560 x 1440 visuals – equaling four times the resolution of standard 720p sets. It allows users to view greater image detail and do more with an onscreen footprint larger than that of standard displays.

The screen’s 109PPI density means there are 109 RGB matrices within one inch. Generally, the more pixels a display has, the more lighting (or power) those pixels require to achieve the best visuals. However, with advanced LED backlighting on the PB278Q, power and energy savings are no longer compromised, while better visuals are assured.

The ASUS PB278Q provides an ultra-wide 178° viewing angle on both horizontal and vertical planes, thereby minimizing onscreen color shift even when viewed from extreme angles. With its WQHD display, you enjoy 77% more desktop space than a full HD screen to spread out your windows and palettes. It is also about 25% sharper than a generic 27” full HD display, delivering ultra-smooth visuals thanks to 5ms (GTG) response time. This ensures you get lag-free experiences in movies and gaming, with the latter looking more vivid, with all in-game details shown in true color. The ASUS PB278Q is undoubtedly your best choice for work and play.

The PB278Q features a host of connectivity options that include HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, and dual-link DVI for native WQHD, plus D-sub for full HD 1080p content transmission. Twin built-in 3W speakers provide quality audio for a completely immersive home theater experience.

With 80,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) and 300cd/m² brightness, the PB278Q enhances display contrast and sharpness by adjusting backlight luminance to achieve the deepest black tones and brightest whites, resulting in extra-clear visuals that truly come to life.

Driven by a precision color engine that automatically analyzes and determines the nature of your current task, Splendid™ Video Intelligence Technology adjusts display parameters accordingly to ensure color accuracy and image fidelity. Six preset modes (scenery, theater, sRGB, standard, and two user-customizable modes) can be quickly selected via a designated hotkey.

The PB278Q offers a highly ergonomic and smart design that comes with tilt, pivot, swivel, and height adjustments to ensure an always-comfortable viewing and usage experience. Its smart cable management further promotes clutter-free spaces for work and enjoyment.

- Stereo Speakers: 3W x2
- Height Adjustable
- Swivel & Tilt Stand
- Screen Size: 27" PLS Widescreen
- Resolution: 2560x1440
- Contrast Ratio: 8000000:1
- Brightness: 300cd/m²
- Response Time: 5ms
- Viewing Angles (H/V): 178°/178°
- Colours: 1.07 Billion
- Inputs: 1x Analogue, 1x DVI-D, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x DisplayPort 1.2
- 8-in-1 Card Reader
- VESA Compliant (100x100)
- Dimensions: (WxHxD): 643x552.3x218 mm
- Weight: 8.80kg
- Warranty: 3 Years On-Site (Premium Panel Guarantee)
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This monitor was a case of "third time lucky" for me. On Dec 19th I bought the Iiyama...
Just bought this for the mrs christmas present and jeez it really does put my screens...
I scoured reviews for a 1440p display that was both great for picture quality and...
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Excellent monitor

This monitor was a case of "third time lucky" for me. On Dec 19th I bought the Iiyama Prolite XB2779QS to replace my DGM IPS-2701 but the backlight bleed was truly awful. I swapped it on Christmas Eve for another XB2779QS and it was almost as bad as the first. I took it back after Christmas and decided not to risk a third XB2779QS and bought this Asus instead.

I do suffer from migraines so I did have concerns about the PWM dimming method but having used this monitor for several 2-3 hour sessions I can say that I am very happy with it. No migraines. No dead pixels. A single tiny patch of backlight bleed which is barely noticeable. Good contrast ratio - So much better than the DGM. It does have an anti glare coating but it's not very aggressive so there is no graining of the image. Response times seem good. I haven't noticed any problems when gaming. I love it.



Just bought this for the mrs christmas present and jeez it really does put my screens to shame. colours are pretty close out of the box and the quality is amazing


Well worth the money.

I scoured reviews for a 1440p display that was both great for picture quality and excellent for fast games. This was the one. Great input lag and response time for a monitor of this type, great picture quality and colour depth. I occasionally suffer the odd migraine so the only reservation I have had about this screen was the backlight blinking method making me ill, but it has not happened once.

Highly recommended. Only thing I would have liked was a USB3 hub on it, but that was a trivial sacrifice for a screen of this quality.

Philip Joseph 2013-01-30

Triggered my Migraines

Quality wise this is perfect. I loved the colour and the look etc.

but I'm one of those people that get bad migraines, triggered from certain modern shop lights etc.

This monitor like most, use something called PWM to lower the brightness which is where they simply flash the led back lighting on and off really quickly at differing rates in order to lower it.

Most people have no problems with this, but if your susceptible to migraines, you might find like I did that modern LED backlit monitors using this method are a no go.

I've just received the Dell U2713HM which is one of the few modern LED monitors that don't use this method of dimming and have used it for 8 hrs with zero migraine problems and I can tell a mile away it's much easier on the eyes.

I don't want to knock the Asus as it is a superb monitor and if it wasn't for my headaches, I would have kept it, I just want to warn those that suffer from light sensitivity etc that this might not be for you.

Ron 2013-01-29


AMAZING quality, could not ever use 1080p ever again..very good build quality, very easy on the eyes too, i sit 10 hours a day in front of a screen and this is the only monitor to not give me eye strain.. pricey but well worth it in my opinion.

I run it off a 2gb gtx 680 and it runs bf3 as smooth as butter

fusedforce 2013-01-14

crystal clear " )

The monitor is crystal clear sharp and the colours are amazing .im using this to edit raw images for work ,but use it for gaming as well and BF3 look so smooth and just as good as my old veiwsonic 120hz monitor ..i would rather have a image that is crystal over hz anyday. its a good price and the build on this monitor is premiuim .overall 9/10 " ) pls all the way

Kier 2013-01-10


Had this monitor for a few weeks now. OUTSTANDING! 27" looks big, but if that's not enough, the massive resolution makes it look twice the size! crystal clear. Very happy! A must buy!

james moore 2013-01-09


great monitor no problems at all.You are gonna need a good gfx card tho if you wanna run 2560x1440 I have a 7970 ghz and that is powerfull enuff buy one don't go cheaper.

Steven 2012-11-22

Very happy

Just to echoing what the preview buyers have said, superb picture and build quality. I was tempted by cheaper models but very happy I went with the Asus. Surprisingly light also, mounted mine on a desktop arm without any issues.

Again top class , no fuss service from Overclockers.

RageFerret 2012-11-13

Very Nice Monitor

Easy to setup and use. Excellent visual quality and massive screen! Very bright too on standard settings. Note however there is only a QuickStart sheet, go to the ASUS site for the actual manual PDF (not that you really need it).

Overclockers briefly dropped the price over the weekend so I jumped in and ordered having kept an eye on various online retailers since its release. Arrived on Monday exactly in the 1 hour delivery slot estimated by DPD. Well done both OC and DPD :-)

Was also relieved when my old i7-940 and GTX 280 were able to run Skyrim & Diablo 3 at the native 2560x1440 and near max settings (D3 at 60 fps). Thought I was going to have to fork out for a new GTX 670 - phew!

Tips: Disable AA in games as you don't really need it at this high res. For Skyrim I set everything to High/Ultra with the exception of Shadows - use High instead of Ultra. With AA off and Anisotropic at x4 I'm still getting 40-50 FPS running around outside Whiterun. Totally awesome on a 27" ;-)

Leigh 2012-11-07


A must have for gamers 1080p is now a thing of the past, Every thing is crystal clear and pin sharp. A perfect match for the gtx680.

Harry 2012-10-19

looks great, broke quick

Got this monitor, was delighted good screen size great resolution and lots of input options for use with different things. However after less than two weeks with only light usage a line of distorted pixels appeared right across the screen about a third of the way down. Have now sent it back (which was quite simple and easy with the ocuk staff) and waiting for the replacement to come through.

It is a really good screen but I am disappointed that it went wrong.

Benjamin Chare 2012-10-18


Colors pop out in your face as if you were there, the contrast ratio between dark and light colors is huge. If you're upgrading from 1080p or below you Will most definitely be impressed at the insane amount of detail crammed onto the panel. I downsized from using an high end 42" lcd 1080p tv and so glad I did, its as if I wiped my eyes clear - a much better experience all round. Recommended!

Miller Hammond 2012-10-07


Bought this to replace my Samsung 24" LED monitor I only bought only in January.
I have been totally blown away by the build quality, picture and accessories. The quality of construction is sound feels very sturdy, the stand is also great, it moves to where you want and stays there (One of the reason I chose this over the Digimate). The picture is vivid, clear and precise and the difference between what you thought was a good picture of your old LCD and this is unbelievable. This also comes with all the leads you will need as well.

Overall I have been amazed and glad I spent the money.

Catanonia 2012-09-29


Excellent monitor and my 1st IPS monitor. Quality is amazing with all the cables you could ever need. Loving the stand, fully adjustable and a joy to use.

Nothing wrong with it other than usual BleedLed from monitor when you are in a very dark room on a black background, but this is to be expeceted. Brightness is high as default and easily adjusted.

Nice and crisp, amazsing colours and resolution and fired straight into Win7 64bit with no effort on my part.

Recommended and a good price

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