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Asus vg278q

For many years, ASUS has been a leading manufacturer in the field of gaming monitors, providing a large number of high-performance options to the market. Therefore, when we decided to purchase the competitively priced 144hz 1ms gaming monitor ASUS VG278Q, I was very excited to see what it could bring to the growing market.

In the next review, we will carefully study build quality, image quality, color accuracy, motion response, and gaming to understand how it compares to alternatives at similar prices. We will also look at the panel uniformity, brightness and black depth to understand how accurate its color profile is.

So, with this in mind, let's go straight to it!



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ASUS VG278Q is housed in a rather delicate box, showing the display and most of the specifications and main functions on the outside. Inside, the screen is located between two fairly sturdy foam polystyrene pads, these foam pads are equipped with the screen and part of the bracket is pre-installed. The

bracket base must be installed manually, but it is very easy to assemble. VG278Q also comes with 1 x HDMI 1.4 cable, 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, power cable, warranty manual, and getting started guide.

The following sections will detail the general design, build quality, and functions of this monitor. It will be interesting to see that this monitor appears to be at the lower end of the price range and to see how it performs in these important areas.

When it comes to a compact 27-inch gaming monitor, the VG278Q meets many standards in terms of original design aesthetics. Although it does not show off the gaming atmosphere, after careful inspection, VG278Q does provide the gaming feel that many consumers desire. The

motherboard uses a square design, but due to some well-designed engravings and red rings, which are common in the ASUS monitor series, it is exciting. The design of the stand is fairly basic, as is the back of the display, which hardly adds to the already bleak aesthetic atmosphere. The 27-inch screen consists of an 11 mm frame, and the ASUS logo is displayed at the bottom of the frame.

In short, a good small screen, not suitable for any style. You can easily use this monitor in an office or gaming environment. For the past

years, I have been deeply impressed by the build quality of ASUS monitors. They seem to just pay a little more attention to detail, which goes a long way.

With this in mind, the ASUS VG278Q is another good example of how ASUS prioritizes monitor build quality. This sub-$300 gaming monitor may be made primarily of plastic, but it still feels absolutely rock solid. The stand is sturdy and provides excellent stability for this 27-inch frame. All the adjustment mechanisms felt good, as did the back of the panel, and there was almost no squeaking or muffled sound during the test.

My only concern is that there will be slight shaking when you move your table with this particular panel. That being said, this is not obvious and only becomes a problem if you are one of those super aggressive players.

Like other monitors in this price range, ASUS VG278Q is equipped with an anti-reflective coating with a matte hardness of 3H. This special type of panel cladding is very effective in reducing direct light. When I play on this monitor during the day, I have no problems and the sunlight does not pose a real threat to my gaming experience. The

ASUS VG278Q frame is pretty obvious, but it largely doesn't really affect the gaming experience. There is not much difference when comparing the size of the frame, but the bottom frame (with the ASUS logo) is a bit larger. The size of the top and side frames is 11 mm, and the bottom depth is slightly larger at 14 mm. The

stand is probably one of my favorite features of this monitor. It is almost perfect in terms of function and design, providing height, tilt, rotation and rotation adjustments. The stand base has a large square surface, which provides excellent stability no matter where you decide to use it.

Regarding physical adjustment, the stand provides 130 mm height adjustment, which is more than most at this particular price. ASUS VG278Q also provides 5 degrees of forward tilt, 33 degrees of backward tilt, and 180-degree panning functions to cater to a wider user group, including Twitch anchors and professional social networking.

Finally, in the middle of the bracket, the user can manage loose cables through a small cut in the center of the bracket. It can be covered with a plastic cover when finished, and if used properly, it looks very clean.

All inputs are on the back of the monitor, and the cables are connected vertically. VG278Q comes with 1 HDMI 1.4, 1 DisplayPort 1.2, audio input jack and a power connector.

Although the entrance is behind a fairly wide bracket, it is still easy to enter. The user only needs to rotate the display to enter the entrance more easily.

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A set of game features, including game color presets such as landscape mode, career mode, theater mode, RTS / RPG mode, FPS mode, sRGB mode, and MOBA mode. You can easily switch between these presets in the menu to find the preset that best suits your specific needs.

users can also change Blu-ray level, color settings, picture settings, and sound settings, all of which can be saved to the screen via three assigned "favorite" profiles.

Below the menu joystick, we find a "Cancel" button, one more game button (allowing you to add crosshairs, timers, FPS counters, and screen alignment), and a button to quickly switch between different presets Visual buttons of the game.

Overall, OSD is considered a big plus for this screen.

For any monitor specifically designed for gaming, image quality and color accuracy are some of the most important features it is equipped with. At this price, the competition in this particular area is fierce, so it will be interesting to see how ASUS compares.

The following results were collected using many different tests and special equipment.

F0r For the purposes of this test, we decided to use the monitor's three gaming presets: career mode, cinema mode, and sRGB.

It can be said with certainty that the out-of-the-box ASUS VG278Q showed a pretty good self-assessment. As you can see, even though the results aren't perfect, the VG278Q still displays pretty good colors, staying within (we think) acceptable thresholds. Of the three presets we tested, two (race mode and sRGB) showed an acceptable average of ΔE * 00 and a white point. However, like all TN panels, the depth of black is not the greatest, but for panels that use TN technology, it is to be expected. The worst of the three presets tested by

is Cinema mode, with a white point, contrast, and average ΔE * 00 of 4.42. It appears that the VG278Q's target is a 2.4 gamma level, which is still quite peculiar for a gaming monitor of this caliber.

For the calibration result, we set the RGB to 93/100/97 and lower the brightness to 25 or 120 cd / m². As the results show, we have seen significant improvements in almost every measure. The white point becomes near perfect and the average ΔE * 00 drops to an impressive 0.7. We see Gamma drop to 2.14, which is still very low, but more in line with our ideal 2.2 setting. Contrast suffered after calibrating the monitor, but I think this is an area you have to sacrifice on this particular panel.

Panel Uniformity is a test we run to verify the brightness and color uniformity of the entire screen. During this test, the central square was used as the reference space. Then test every two squares to see how different it is from the reference. In an ideal world, we want each square to be green, which means that it does not exceed the difference threshold; we can set it at the beginning of the test.

Note: Results will vary from panel to panel.

After completing the uniformity test, it is obvious that the most uneven area on this particular panel is the upper right corner. As can be seen in the figure above, this area exceeds the maximum acceptable threshold. Although there is not much difference in other areas of the display, the corners are still affected to some extent. However, this is usually the case with most monitors, so if you are considering this particular panel, I wouldn't worry too much.

said so much, the uniformity of the panel left a deep impression on me. In this price range, I see worse options.

Like all TN panels (or, of course, older, cheaper TN panels), the viewing angle has many shortcomings for telling the truth. At about 45 degrees (viewed from the side), the colors begin to fade and darken gradually. After 60 degrees, the screen is almost completely black, making it extremely troublesome to use.

Looking at the monitor from top to bottom, again about 45 degrees, the colors begin to reverse, and dark colors begin to accumulate white halos. Generally speaking, the viewing angle is very poor. However, considering that this is a dedicated monitor for gamers, this is not a big deal. After the

calibration process is complete, DisplayCal will measure the available color gamut and the coverage it provides.

ASUS VG278Q displays 97.2% of the volume of the sRGB color gamut, with a total coverage of 89.4%. Adobe RGB and DCIP3 metering coverage is less than 70%, which is not surprising considering that the display specs are worthless in these areas.

While this isn't the worst color gamut coverage / volume we've seen, it's still hard to recommend this monitor to anyone who wants to edit in the sRGB color spectrum.

Image quality and color accuracy, now is the time to see how this monitor performs in gaming scenes. So far, the performance of the VG278Q is quite good; if you consider the price, it is even better. In other words, since this monitor is designed specifically for gamers, the next part is by far the most important.

I started playing CounterStrike: Global Offensive, my favorite fast-paced FPS shooter. To me, this is one of the best games to test dedicated gaming displays, and most of the panels can be tested when it comes to visual artifacts like screen tearing and ghosting. When loading the monitor, the first thing I notice is the grainy appearance. Although many people may not be aware of this imaging feature, for me (the person who checks multiple monitors every day), the difference is pretty obvious. This can be attributed to this special 1080p screen resolution

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