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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 evaluation, we will carefully study the build quality, image quality, color accuracy, motion response, and gaming to understand how it compares with similarly priced alternatives. 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!

size

27″

refresh rate

144Hz

response time

1ms

panel type

TN

maximum resolution

1920 x 1080

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Disadvantages

TN panel

High speaker quality

No DVID cable

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 sits between two fairly sturdy Styrofoam pads, which 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. The VG278Q also comes with 1 HDMI 1.4 cable, 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, power cord, 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 how this monitor appears to be at the lower end of the price range and to see how it performs in some of 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 general, the

is a good small display, not suitable for any style. You can easily use this monitor in an office or gaming environment. For over

years, ASUS has been impressed with the quality of monitor manufacturing. They only seemed to pay a little extra attention to the details that were helpful.

With this in mind, the ASUS VG278Q is another good example of how ASUS prioritizes the quality of its display build. This under $ 300 gaming monitor may be made mostly of plastic, but it still feels absolutely rock solid. The stand is sturdy and durable and provides excellent stability for this 27-inch frame. All the adjustment mechanisms felt good, as did the back of the panel; There were almost no squeaks or intermittent sounds during the test.

My only concern is that when you move your table with this particular panel, there will be a little shaking. That being said, it's not very obvious, and only if you are one of those super aggressive angry gamers will you have a problem.

Like other monitors in the same 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. I have no problem playing games on this monitor during the day, because sunlight poses no real threat to my gaming experience. The frame of

ASUS VG278Q is very conspicuous, but it has little effect on the game. There is not much difference when comparing the size of the frame, but the bottom frame (equipped with the ASUS logo) is slightly larger. The size of the top and side frames is 11mm, and the depth of the bottom is slightly increased by 14mm. The

stand is probably one of my favorite features on this monitor. It's nearly flawless in terms of function and design, providing height, tilt, swivel, and rotation adjustments. The stand base is a large square size and provides excellent stability no matter where you decide to use it.

With regards to physical fit, the stand provides a 130mm height adjustment, which is more than most at this particular price. ASUS VG278Q also offers 5 degrees of forward tilt, 33 degrees of backward tilt, and 180 degree pan and turn functions, to cater to a wider user base, including Twitch anchors and social professionals.

Finally, in the middle of the bracket, the user can route the loose cables through a small cutout in the center of the bracket for cable management. It can be covered with a plastic cover when finished, and it looks great, if used correctly.

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

Although the entrance is directly behind a fairly wide bracket, access is still easy to achieve. The user can simply rotate the screen and access the input more easily.

OSD activated

A series of game functions, including game color presets, such as; landscape mode, professional 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 modify the Blu-ray level, color settings, picture settings and sound settings, all of which can be saved to the display through three designated "favorites" configuration files.

Below the menu joystick, we found a "cancel" button, a game plus button (allowing you to add crosshairs, timers, FPS counters, and screen alignment), and a visual game button, which can be used in different presets. Quickly switch between settings.

In general, OSD should be considered a big plus for this monitor.

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

The following results were compiled using many different tests and specialized equipment.

For the purpose of this test, we decided to use the three game presets of the monitor; career mode, movie mode, and sRGB.

It is safe to say that the out-of-the-box ASUS VG278Q describes itself very well. As you can see, although the results are not 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. The VG278Q seems to be aiming for a 2.4 gamma level, which is still pretty quirky for a gaming monitor of this caliber.

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

panel uniformity is a test we ran to check the uniformity of brightness and color across the screen. During this test, the central square was used as the reference space. Then test all other squares to see how far it differs from the reference value. In an ideal world, we would like each square to be green, which means it did not break the differential threshold, which we can set at the beginning of the test.

Note: The results will vary from panel to panel.

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

All in all, the uniformity of the panel has left a deep impression on me. In this price range, I see worse options.

Like all TN panels (or of course the older and cheaper TN panels), the viewing angle has many shortcomings for telling the truth. At about 45 degrees (viewed from the side), colors start to fade and darken very strongly. After 60 degrees, the screen dims almost completely, making it difficult to use.

Looking at the monitor from top to bottom, at about 45 degrees, the colors begin to reverse and the dark colors begin to accumulate white halos. In general, the viewing angle is very poor. However, considering this is a dedicated monitor for gamers, this isn't 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 when you consider that display specs are worthless in these areas.

While this isn't the worst color gamut coverage / volume we've seen, it's still difficult to recommend this monitor to anyone wanting 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 tag, it's 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 noticed is the grainy appearance. Although many people may not be aware of this feature of the image; to me (the person who checks various monitors every day), the difference is very obvious. This can be attributed to this particular 1080p screen resolution.

CS feels smooth like butter. Combine it with the variable refresh rate technology of this monitor, and you will enjoy a smooth experience from 40hz to 144hz respectively. In addition, the 1ms GTG response time makes the color transmission speed of a single pixel extremely fast, leaving no room for annoying ghosts.

During game testing, we ran the available presets, and the results were mixed. Most of them provide dazzling colors for the screen, and in most cases, it looks too saturated and unnatural. In addition to the preset, users can also choose to enable the ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur function, which uses background strobe lighting to further eliminate ghosting and traces. This function can only be used when manually reducing the refresh rate to 120hz.

You can also use the TraceFree (overload) function to increase/decrease the response time of the panel. Although this can be considered a useful feature, in most cases, if you zoom in too much, it will hurt your viewing experience, resulting in reverse ghosting.

Well, our comprehensive overview of the ASUS VG278Q gaming monitor. In the end, what we have here is a very reasonably priced gaming monitor that can meet many requirements. Although it may not provide the best colors in the world, it does give you (as a player) all the answers you want to take the game to the next level.

With its fast 144hz refresh rate and low 1 millisecond (GTG) response time, VG278Q is a great choice for gamers who like to play fast-paced shooter games (including esports games). ). The image quality is not the best in the world, but the 1080p resolution allows users with less powerful PCs to achieve the FPS necessary to take full advantage of this 144hz display.

size

27 "

refresh rate

144Hz

response time

1ms

panel type

TN

maximum resolution

1920 x 1080

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8 This high-performance gaming monitor offers a lightning-fast 144Hz refresh rate, 1-millisecond response time, and out-of-the-box colors. Although 1080p resolution is not the best for image clarity, it gives less powerful PC gamers the opportunity to achieve the best frame rate in the game. Overall, a great all-round gaming monitor, the price is under $ 300.

ASUS Gaming Monitor VG278Q

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