The ASUS VG278Q gaming monitor at a glance:
27-inch monitor with fast TN panel
Full HD resolution with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
144 Hz Image refresh rate & 1 ms response time
AMD FreeSync technology for smooth gameplay
Built-in 2W speakers for solid sound
HDMI 1.4 / DisplayPort 1.2 / DVI-D (Dual Link)
Ergonomic adaptability such as tilt, swivel, pivot etc.
The 27-inch ASUS VG278Q combines a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels with TN-typical excellent picture quality and a very fast picture frequency of 144 Hz - and as a treat the monitor supports the AMD with the Adaptive Sync feature of DisplayPort 1.2 FreeSync technology when connected to a compatible AMD graphics card that provides uncluttered gameplay.
The display refresh rate of the display and graphics card is perfectly synchronized, so that no tearing or input lag can occur - as in the case of V-sync. All TFT screens refresh their image content in refresh cycles. For an ordinary TFT with a refresh rate of 60 Hz, the displayed image is thus updated 60 times per second. Each graphics card supplies the image data in variable frames per second (FPS), ie images per second, to the monitor. In order to prevent a visible crack in the image, the FPS of the graphics card must be synchronized with the refresh cycles of the screen.
The commonly used VSync limits the image rate to the monitor's regression rate, but it can reduce, but not completely eliminate, screen-tearing, but produces a noticeable input- lag. Adaptive Sync synchronizes refresh rate and frame rate completely without the mentioned disadvantages. In addition, this monitor provides some features, e.g. the GamePlus technology, which provides, for example, fade-in crosshairs and special image modes to provide gaming support and improve visibility in dark areas.
This monitor with TN panel is a true all-rounder, with the ASUS focusing on gaming, but also the qualities needed for office and multimedia applications has not lost sight of. For fast shooter he is just as perfect as for the picture processing or for the representation of films. As a true all-rounder, which also makes a good figure in office operation, the screen has also integrated stereo speakers with 2 watts of power.
The ergonomic design is height-adjustable as well as swivel, tilt and rotatable so that the displayed contents always remain in the focus of the user. Furthermore, the monitor can also be attached to a monitor holder thanks to VESA compatibility. The matt-black thin display frame and the anti-reflective surface also contribute to a fatigue-free operation, as does the economical LED backlight.
Dimensions (with stand): 619 x 376-506 x 211 mm (W x H x D)
Dimensions (without stand): 619 x 363 x 50 mm (W x H x D)
Weight (with stand): 5.6 kg
Weight (without stand): 3.2 kg
Tilt: + 33 ° to -5 °
Swivel: + 90 ° to -90 °
Pivot: + 90 ° to -90 °
Height adjustment: 0 to 130 mm
VESA mount: 100x100 mm
Screen diagonal: 68.58 cm (27 inches)
Aspect ratio: 16: 9
LCD type: TN panel with LED backlight
Maximum resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
Refresh rate: 144 Hz
Colors: max. 16.7 million
Response time: 1 ms (gray-to-gray)
Contrast Ratio: 100,000,000: 1
Brightness: 400 cd / m²
Viewing angle: 170 ° horizontal / 160 ° vertical
1x Dual-link DVI
1x DisplayPort 1.2
1x HDMI 1.4
Power Consumption (Typical / Power Saving Mode / Power Off Mode): 40 / Energy efficiency class: A
on an EEK scale from A +++ (highest) to G (lowest efficiency)
according to the Commission's delegated Commission Regulation (EU) No 1062/2010 (EnVKV)