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ASUS VS278Q-P Review: 27-inch TN Gaming Monitor

By December 12, 2016 No Comments

ASUS VS278Q-P Review

Gaming is a form of escapism. This simply means that gamers want to escape the outside world – the real world they are living in. That is the point of entertainment, and that is the goal of this particular product. If you want to take your gaming hobby to the next level, this is the gaming monitor you are looking for. If you agree to that statement, read our Asus VS278Q-P Review and learn more about this excellent gaming monitor.

Also, note that the ASUS VS278Q-P is known also simply by the ASUS VS278Q and also the ASUS VS278Q-W.

Why is it better than other gaming monitors? The answer to that is in its resolution. It has a LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix with a Full HD (1920px x 1080px) resolution and 80,000,000:1 contrast ratio. This monitor can smother your senses and bring forth the new realm that you are playing. With its 27-inch screen, it’s really impossible to avoid gaming. If you are a true hardcore gamer, a complete set of gaming materials including 3 Asus VS278Q-P monitors, some chips and soda, a comfortable room, and wild gaming session will make you decide to “never see sunlight again”.

Kidding aside, though, the best feature of this gaming monitor is its 1 millisecond combined with awesome resolution. With both these features alone, you can feel your games as if they are in real-life situations. However, that is not all! There are more features in this gaming monitor that you need to know. With that, let us now take a closer look at every aspect that the Asus VS278Q-P has to offer.


Display Type: LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix

Aspect Ratio: widescreen – 16:9

Native Resolution: Full HD 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels

Contrast Ratio: 80,000,000:1 (dynamic)

Color Support: 16.7 million colors

Controls & Adjustments:  volume, brightness, input select, color temperature, aspect control

Dimensions: 25.5” wide x 8.9” depth x 18.5” height with stand

Horizontal Viewing Angle:  170 degrees

Brightness: 300 cd/m²

Vertical Viewing Angle: 160 degrees

Pixel Pitch: 0.311 mm

Horizontal Refresh Rate: 30–83 kHz

Vertical Refresh Rate: 50–76 Hz

Backlight Technology: LED backlight

Power Device

Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V

Power Consumption Operational: 45 watts

Frequency Required: 50/60 Hz



Display port

2 x HDMI


Audio line-in


Type: LED-backlit LCD monitor

Image Brightness: 300 cd/m2

Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Video Format: 1080px (Full HD)


Type:  speakers – stereo-integrated

Output Power / Channel: 2 watts


Power Consumption Standby / Sleep:  0.5 watt


Features: security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

Controls & Adjustments: aspect control, brightness, color temperature, input select, volume

Color: black


Built-in Devices: stereo speakers

Environmental Standards


Mechanical/Ergonomic Design

Flat Panel Mount Interface:  100 x 100 mm

Tilt Angle: 5 degrees forward and 20 degrees backward

Display Position Adjustments:  tilt


Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Audio Output

Form Factor: integrated

Output Power / Channel: 2 watts

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions: (without stand) width: 25.5” x depth: 2” x height: 15.5”

Weight: 11.2 pounds

Included Cables

VGA / D-sub cable, HDMI-DVI cable, audio cable

Service and Support

Comes with 3 years of warranty

First Impressions

ASUS VS278Q review

The design of the ASUS VS278Q-P monitor is quite simple like any other monitors. We can say that that is all monitors should be. A stand base plus the screen should be just enough to bring the fullest in gaming. It has a contrast of gloss black plus a matte texture. The size is really perfect for gaming. Knowing that the resolution is great, the screen size should support that to make the package complete, and Asus is successful in doing just that.

Looking at its structure, you can notice how slim this monitor is. At first, it can get worrisome, but because of the metallic circle stand, you can rest assured that it is sturdy and stable. The build and looks of this monitor are not just for gaming. You can also see the executive style in this monitor. Unlike other monitors with over-the-top design to emphasize that they are a “gaming monitor”, Asus VS278Q-P is very different. It can suit any environment wherever you need it. It can still become a professional-looking monitor if ever you want it in your office, yet at the same time, it can also look badass in your PC gaming set.

Moving on with the resolution and software, you can immediately notice how it is different. Play a fast-paced video such as cars racing and you can see how it eliminates the ghosting effects of those scenes. Then, as for the resolution, that is one of the greatest advantages that this monitor can give you. If you compare it with low-quality monitors, the picture in this monitor is way clearer. Plus, as it was mentioned earlier, you can see how it lives up to its reputation for bringing true-to-life graphics.

Display Quality

The screen of this monitor is made of LED-backlit LCD / TFT active matrix. LED is better performing when it comes to higher resolutions. So, you must get monitors with this kind of screen when you want to have advanced graphic quality when gaming or watching movies. It has an aspect ratio of 16:9 in widescreen. In addition to the screen type and its width, it also comes with full high definition (1920 pixels x 1080 pixels) resolution. The contrast ratio has a whopping 80,000,000:1 (dynamic) which is much higher than the standard contrast ratio of 50,000,000:1. It can support up to 16.7 million colors, and the brightness is 300 cd/ m². If you are wondering why the display quality is this good, well, that is what you get when you buy an HD LED monitor like this one.

However, if all of these display features seem to overwhelm you, you can still enjoy this monitor because it has control adjustments such as volume, brightness, input select, color temperature, and aspect control. Other features in the display quality include 170-degree horizontal viewing angle and 160-degree vertical viewing angle. The pixel pitch is 0.311 mm, and the brightness is at 300 cd / m². Lastly, it has a backlight technology (LED backlight) that will make the flow of images look better without flickering and ghosting effects.


It is one of the fastest monitors in the market today with 1 millisecond response time. This extremely quick monitor comes with the 80,000,000:1 (dynamic) smart contrast ratio that makes the graphics lifelike. This means that whenever you are gaming, it would feel like you are the one who’s really kicking asses inside the game.

In addition to that feature, the Asus VS278Q-P also has the “QuickFit” feature exclusively from Asus. It will provide real-size photo, document, and grid modes to become available. This just proves that this monitor is not just for gaming as it is versatile that it can help you in a variety of ways such as office tasks.

Now, to discuss further regarding the advanced graphics resolution, Asus has developed this exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology. This feature will automatically optimize the quality of images by using intelligent color, contrast, brightness, and sharpness.


The monitor has two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort connector. It has built-in dual 2W stereo speakers in its chassis.  Other connection ports include VGA/D-Sub, headphone ports, and the audio line-in.


In this Asus VS278Q-P Review, it’s just fair to say that this product manifests pure awesomeness! This monitor can really bring the real hype in gaming. This 27-inch monitor with advanced graphics features can bring you lifelike images for better gaming experience. With a Full HD resolution brought by LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix, you can have an edge over your opponents just by having this monitor. There is no question about the versatility of this gaming monitor. You can use it for office or for gaming. Either way, it will still supplement your needs. For the price point though, there are better picks out there.


ASUS VS278Q-P Review
  • 8/10
    Design - 8.0/10
  • 8/10
    Display - 8.0/10
  • 8.8/10
    Performance - 8.8/10
  • 8/10
    Price/Value - 8.0/10


The ASUS VS278Q-P is a decent display for the money. Costing under $200, it can be a good pick as a gaming monitor, but there are definitely better picks out there for this kind of money and value you get for them.

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