ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD PLS LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor

  ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD PLS LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
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ASUS PB278Q 27" Widescreen LCD Monitor, Panel Type: PLS Panel, True Resolution: 2560 x 1440, Response Time: 5ms (Gray-to-Gray), Brightness: 300 cd/m2, ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio(ASCR) : 80000000:1, AV Audio Input: HDMI 1.4, Stereo Speakers : 3W x 2 Stereo RMS.






  • 27-inch 2560x1440 WQHD PLS LED panel delivers four times the resolution of HD and a 178-degree viewing angle
  • 100% sRGB color reproduction for true color definition
  • Extensive connectivity via HDMI 1.4*, DisplayPort 1.2, and Dual-link DVI for native support up to WQHD resolution
  • 80,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio dynamically adjusts between black and white for sharper and brighter visuals
  • Two 3-watt speakers for high-quality audio playback
  • VESA mountable design and 4-way ergonomic adjustments enable pivot, height, swivel, and tilt adjustments
  • QuickFit provides commonly-used layout formats directly on screen for more accurate sizing without printing
  • 3 year system warranty, 3 year panel warranty, 1 year Zero Bright Dot guarantee, ASUS Rapid Replacement





Concept to Creation


Precision to the Finest Detail

Envision bigger with 2560 x 1440 WQHD, packing four times the pixel density of 720p! New premium 16:9 wide-format PB278Q LED displays with PLS panel afford 178° wide viewing angles for better productivity, opening extra multitasking space to fit more windows and projects on-screen. ASUS exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, QuickFit Virtual Scale, and 100% sRGB fidelity ensure reality-defining color and image accuracy, giving you true "what you imagine is what you create" power. HDMI, DisplayPort, and dual-link DVI support WQHD natively, accentuated by room-dominating audio via twin 3W speakers. To help you stay naturally focused, ergonomic design includes tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment, plus streamlined cabling that keeps clutter off your desktop.




True-to-life Visuals


See Better and Wider

The PB278Q features a 16:9 aspect ratio and PLS a LED-backlit 27" WQHD display that provides 109 pixels per inch (PPI), resulting in high quality 2560 x 1440 visuals - equaling four times the resolution of standard 720p sets. It allows users to view greater image detail and do more with an onscreen footprint larger than that of standard displays.

The screen's 109PPI density means there are 109 RGB matrices within one inch. Generally, the more pixels a display has, the more lighting (or power) those pixels require to achieve the best visuals. However, with advanced LED backlighting on the PB278Q, power and energy savings are no longer compromised, while better visuals are assured.



Made for Work and Play

The ASUS PB278Q features PLS panel which provides an ultra-wide 178° viewing angle on both horizontal and vertical planes, thereby minimizing onscreen color shift even when viewed from extreme angles. With its WQHD display, you enjoy 77% more desktop space than a full HD screen to spread out your windows and palettes. It is also about 25% sharper than a generic 27" full HD display, delivering ultra-smooth visuals thanks to 5ms (GTG) response time. This ensures you get lag-free experiences in movies and gaming, with the latter looking more vivid, with all in-game details shown in true color. The ASUS PB278Q is undoubtedly your best choice for work and play.





Extensive Connectivity


Native WQHD Content Support

The PB278Q features a host of connectivity options that include HDMI, DisplayPort, and dual-link DVI for native WQHD, plus D-sub for full HD 1080p content transmission. Twin built-in 3W speakers provide quality audio for a completely immersive home theater experience.



* Better yet, ASUS bundles all cables in the box: DisplayPort, HDMI, dual-link DVI, and D-sub are all there!

* While the PB278Q supports up to 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolutions including DVI-dual link, HDMI and DisplayPort, some graphics cards only support up to 1920 x 1200 resolution content transmission via HDMI. Please check with your local distributor or retailer on the hardware limitations of your laptop or desktop.



ASUS Exclusive Innovation and Design


Smart Contrast Ratio for lifelike visuals

With 80,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) and 300cd/m² brightness, the PB278Q enhances display contrast and sharpness by adjusting backlight luminance to achieve the deepest black tones and brightest whites, resulting in extra-clear visuals that truly come to life.


QuickFit Virtual Scale for true what you see is what you get

ASUS includes its exclusive QuickFit Virtual Scale feature with the PB278Q, allowing you to preview photos and documents on-screen in their actual size prior to printing. It can be activated via a monitor hotkey, and serves as a highly useful guide to accurately view and edit photos in their native size.


Supporting Formats:

  • Document: A4, letter
  • Photo: 8"x10", 5"x7", 4"x6", 3"x5", 2"x2"
  • Grid: Alignment



Splendid Video Intelligence Technology

Driven by a precision color engine that automatically analyzes and determines the nature of your current task, Splendid™ Video Intelligence Technology adjusts display parameters accordingly to ensure color accuracy and image fidelity. Six preset modes (scenery, theater, sRGB, standard, and two user-customizable modes) can be quickly selected via a designated hotkey.



PLS Panel

The PLS panel provides an ultra-wide 178-degree viewing angle and a superior matrix design compared to other panels for enhanced definition and detail.



Designed with You in Mind

The PB278Q offers a highly ergonomic and smart design that comes with tilt, pivot, swivel, and height adjustments to ensure an always-comfortable viewing and usage experience. Its smart cable management further promotes clutter-free spaces for work and enjoyment.











Rapid Replacement


Under ASUS? Rapid Replacement Program, ASUS now covers return shipping as well as shipping back to the end user, and offers free cross-shipping advanced swap for all urgent LCD RMAs requiring further expedition. Now your customers can get their replacement LCD as they send in their RMA ?because good customer service just makes sense.





* All specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers. Products may not be available in all markets.
* PCB color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice.
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HighlightsASUS PB278Q 27" Widescreen LCD Monitor, Panel Type: PLS Panel, True Resolution: 2560 x 1440, Response Time: 5ms (Gray-to-Gray), Brightness: 300 cd/m2, ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio(ASCR) : 80000000:1, AV Audio Input: HDMI 1.4, Stereo Speakers : 3W x 2 Stereo RMS.
DisplayPanel Size: Wide Screen 27.0" (68.47cm) 16:9
Color Saturation : 100%(sRGB)
Panel Type : PLS Panel
True Resolution : 2560 x 1440 (HDMI/DisplayPort/Dual-link DVI)
1920x1080 (D-sub)
Pixel Pitch : 0.233mm
Brightness(Max) : 300 cd/㎡
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 80000000:1
Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 178°(H)/178°(V)
Response Time : 5ms (Gray to Gray)
LCD ZBD Warranty : Yes
Video FeaturesTrace Free Technology
SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology
SPLENDID Video Preset Modes : 5 Modes
Color Temperature Selection : 4 Modes
Gamma adjustment : Yes (Support Gamma 2.2/1.8)
QuickFit (modes) : Yes (Letter/A4/Alignment Grid/Photo Modes)
HDCP support
Audio FeaturesStereo Speakers : 3W x 2 Stereo RMS
Convenient HotkeySPLENDID Video Preset Mode Selection
Auto. Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Volume Adjustment
Input Selection
I/O PortsSignal Input : HDMI 1.4, D-Sub, DisplayPort 1.2, Dual-link DVI-D
PC Audio Input : 3.5mm Mini-Jack AV Audio Input : HDMI 1.4
Earphone jack : 3.5mm Mini-Jack
Signal FrequencyAnalog Signal Frequency : 24~89 KHz(H)/ 50~75 Hz(V)
Digital Signal Frequency : 24~89 KHz(H)/ 50~75 Hz(V)
Power ConsumptionPower Consumption(Typical): <60W
Power Saving Mode: <0.5W
Power Off Mode: <0.5W
Voltage: 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Mechanical DesignChassis Colors : Black
Tilt : +20°~-5°
Swivel : Yes
Pivot : Yes
Height Adjustment : Yes
VESA Wall Mounting : 100x100mm
SecurityKensington Lock
Dimension (W x H x D mm)Phys. Dimension with Stand(WxHxD):643x552.3x218 mm
Phys. Dimension without Stand(WxHxD):643x386.2x69.6(mm)(For VESA Wall Mount)
Box Dimension(WxHxD):755x470x224 mm
WeightNet Weight (Esti.): 19.36 lbs (8.8kg)
Gross Weight (Esti.): 26.4 lbs (12.0kg)
AccessoryDual-link DVI cable
VGA cable
Audio cable
Power cord
DisplayPort cable
Quick start guide
HDMI cable
Warranty Card
Regulation ApprovalEnergy Star, TCO 5.2, UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, ISO9241-307, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, PSE, J-MOSS, RoHS, Windows 7 WHQLCompliance
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