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ASUS VG278HE 27in Monitor Black 1920x1080 144Hz 2ms DVI HDMI D-Sub w/ Speakers 3D Ready

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Uncompromised 3D Immersion

Flicker-free 3D Images with NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ 2

Enter an immersive 3D full HD 1080p world of games and movies with the VG278HE. Through the use of the world's first NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ 2 glasses technology*, it instantly takes you into another dimension - transforming all your gaming experiences and movies to 3D. With its new technology, it delivers twice sharper 3D images than conventional 3D technology. There are more than five hundreds popular PC game titles* currently compatible with the NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Kit.

Quick Specs:
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Package Contents
  • VG278HE Widescreen LCD Monitor
  • Dual-link DVI Cable
  • VGA Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card
Built-in Devices Speaker
Contrast Ratio 50,000,000:1
Response Time 2 ms
Speakers Yes
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Weight (Approximate) 17.64 lb
Color Black
Brightness 300 Nit
Color Supported 16.7 Million Colors
Screen Size 27"
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Screen Mode Full HD
Height 15.2"
Width 25.3"
Depth 2.3"
Number of Screens 1
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority WEEE ENERGY STAR RoHS J-Moss (Japanese RoHS) ErP
VESA Mount Compatible Yes
Operating Power Consumption 65 W
Height with Stand 17.24"
Width with Stand 25.31"
Depth with Stand 9.83"
3D Type 3D Ready

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     Speakers: Yes
Built-in Devices  
     Built-in Devices: Speaker
General Information  
     Brand Name: Asus
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: VG278HE
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: VG278HE
     Product Name: VG278HE Widescreen LCD Monitor
     Product Series: VG
     Product Type: LCD Monitor
     DVI: Yes
     HDMI: Yes
     Headphone: Yes
     VGA: Yes
     Certifications & Standards:
  • UL/cUL
  • CB
  • CE
  • FCC
  • CCC
  • BSMI
  • Gost-R
  • C-Tick
  • VCCI
  • PSB
  • WHQL

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: ErP
J-Moss (Japanese RoHS)
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • VG278HE Widescreen LCD Monitor
  • Dual-link DVI Cable
  • VGA Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card

     Platform Supported: PC
Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     Depth: 2.3" (59.5 mm)
     Depth with Stand: 9.8" (249.7 mm)
     Height: 15.2" (385.6 mm)
     Height with Stand: 17.2" (437.8 mm)
     VESA Mount Compatible: Yes
     VESA Mount Standard: 100 x 100
     Weight (Approximate): 8 kg
     Width: 25.3" (643 mm)
     Width with Stand: 25.3" (643 mm)
Power Description  
     Input Voltage: 110 V AC
220 V AC
     Off-Mode Power Consumption: 1 W
     Operating Power Consumption: 65 W
     Standby Power Consumption: 1 W
Technical Information  
     3D Type: 3D Ready
     Adjustable Display Angle: Yes
     Adjustable Display Height: Yes
     Features: Trace Free Technology
Splendid Video Intelligence Technology
Security Lock
LightBoost Technology
     HDCP Supported: Yes
     Horizontal Viewing Angle: 170°
     Mount Type: Wall Mountable
     Response Time: 2 ms
     Vertical Viewing Angle: 160°
     Brightness: 300 cd/m²
     Color Supported: 16.7 Million Colors
     Contrast Ratio: 50,000,000:1
     Standard Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

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Experience: 9 Months
Super smooth motion. Mostly use it for iRacing and Counter-Strike.
Shipped brand new but with a stuck red pixel
Got mine from NCIX about 9 months ago. Brand new but had a stuck red pixel in the top right corner. Seems semi common with these but hard to be sure since the squeaky wheel always gets the grease. Don't hear much from people with smooth operation. I was very upset that it cost 400 and is marketed as a top of the line gaming monitor yet had a stuck pixel. I was extremely lucky because it must not have been stuck hard. I have another monitor (Hannspree) for about 5 years with a stuck red pixel and it is still there. Can't fix that one. For the Asus, I took a rag and soaked it in very hot water. I then put it in a zip lock bag. I ran J's pixel fixer Java application while a rubbed it gently with the hot rag. It unstuck and hasn't returned since. If i were to buy another one (may buy 2 more to run 3 screens in iRacing) I would find a retailer with a warranty program that would accept returns with only a pixel or 2 acting up. Asus won't replace it for just a couple pixels. Can't remember the exact amount you have to have to be considered "unacceptable" but it's something like 6+ pixels. If you have less than that, you're stuck with it! Still this is a fantastic monitor for gaming. Obviously viewing angles aren't great for TN panels such as this but if you are just a hardcore gamer, this monitor is for you.

Experience: 10 Days
- Great visual improvement over 3d vision 1, there really is a noticeable difference (and I'm still using 1st gen glasses)
- 27" is also imo a good improvement for 3d vision as it is more immersive than a 23'' for both games and movies
- Height, tilt and swivel can all be adjusted
- Doesn't seem to be plagued with the backlight (oval in the center of the screen) problem that the 120hz VG278H seemed to have according to some reviews/comments throughout the web
- Contrast level out of the box is awful (up to the point that in dark scenes, the dark colors looked like a "polarized effect", as the darker spots were actually brighter!) and cannot be corrected with the screen control (Was really considering RMA, it is that bad!)

- The bezel doesn't seem to be mounted properly on TN panel (as I can easily pass a fingernail in between the bezel and the screen almost all around the bezel

- No games / drivers are currently adapted to support 3d vision at 72fps per eye, as they are still capped p 60fps, so cannot say if 72fps vs 60fps does indeed a difference or not. And some games are also capped p 120fps and don't go up to 144fps (and it's not a hardware problem as I use a gtx690 for gpu)
Ordered this monitor to replace my thrustworthy VG236h, as I wanted to try bigger (27'') and better(?) (3d vision 2 + 144hz) and the package arrived in perfect condition, no damage whatsoever showing on the box, as usual with ncix products :)

For those wondering if you'll see a difference in 2d from 120hz to 144hz, I would put it this way: If you saw a difference between 85hz to 100hz on CRT's, you will most probably notice the difference between 120hz and 144hz (on games that are capable of going over 120hz that is). Difference is not huge, but noticeable.

As for 3d, I did notice quite a nice improvement in visual quality and brightness, and much less flickering in 3d mode compared to my VG236h. Ghosting/crosstalk is still present (espacially in brighter scenes), but can be managed to a minimal level with the adjustable contrast in 3d mode (on my screen, around 69-70 contrast in 3d mode seems to be the sweet spot between reduced crosstalk and acceptable contrast level)

As for the awful default contrast level in 2d mode mentionned in my cons, it is really a dealbreaker. It was that bad that within 5 minutes of testing the screen, I thought of RMA'ing it as it was impossible to watch dark movies and/or play darker games, and even adjusting the contrast on the screen itself barely had any impact on this unbearable visual issue. In the Nvidia contral panel, adjusting teh contrast level did address the situation, but for desktop / web surfing only, as those settings don't stick when you go in gaming/fullscreen mode. But thankfully, a neat little program called "Rivatuner" is able to do those contrast correction on a "low level", therefore sticking in gaming mode as well, so know contrast levels are pretty good.

As for the DPI, I was afraid that 1080p on 27" would be an issue, and to my liking, it is if you sit too close the the screen, espacially in 3d mode which it seems much more noticeable. But if you sit roughly 2 feet from the screen, it's much better.

Bottom line:
Those with 3d vision 1 wanting to improve 3d experience, I would say go ahead, it is worth the difference.
Those with 120hz monitor wanting to improve 2d by going 144hz, think about it, as the difference is really not a huge one.

After all the tweaking done for contrast / brightness, I'm now satisfied of my screen, but out of the box, almost went back in the box! ;)

Normally, I would easily give out a 4/5 stars for this screen, but because of the issue with the contrast level (which I still don't know if it's because I have a deffective unit or if it's a common issue, there are barely any reviews yet for this screen), I cannot give anyhing more than a 3/5 stars. And if it's a common issue (not only limitied to my unit), I would give it a 2/5 stars as Asus should do a lot better for a 500$ monitor that doesn't include any 3d vision kit.

Hope this helps for those of you still undecided! ;)

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