This ASUS MG278Q review will hopefully dispel some of the negative rumors floating around about this monitor. The specs are impressive and the newer versions of this monitor are definitely worth buying, despite the previous problems ASUS seemed to have with the panels in this model. This is truly a worthy gaming monitor with features such as 1 ms refresh rate, AMD FreeSync technology, and 144 Hz refresh rate via DisplayPort.
27 Inches of WQHD Goodness
For me personally, 27 inches is the perfect size for a gaming monitor I plan to use on my desk. This monitor is WQHD, or Quad-HD, which means it has a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. This is four times the resolution of 720p HD (1280×720 pixels) but should NOT be mistaken with 4K UHD which is four times 1080p (1920×1080 pixels). This resolution falls right in between Full HD and UHD. I really believe that 4K would be far too high of a resolution on a screen this size, so I am definitely happy with the QHD resolution.
When connected to an appropriate video card (or integrated GPU) this monitor is capable of going into AMD FreeSync mode. This allows the refresh rate of the monitor to match that of the video card output. This completely eliminates the tearing, flickering and ghosting found on traditional video cards during scenes of intense action in games or sporting events.
144 Hz Via DisplayPort
This monitor is capable of a refresh rate as high as 144 Hz when connected via DisplayPort. A higher refresh rate means that your monitor is able to update your screen more quickly. This is especially important during panning panoramic views in movies and games. Standard HDMI ports only allow for a refresh rate of 60 Hz due to the HDMI standard.
The ergonomic stand on this monitor is really nice. It allows you to tilt, swivel and turn your monitor to meet your individual needs. This feature really comes in handy when you run dual monitors and want to line them up just right for the best possible view.
Easy on the Eyes
If you’ve ever experienced eye strain from long viewing sessions you know just how important the quality of a monitor is for overall eye comfort. The flicker-free design and blue light filter built-in to this model aim to accomplish just that: total eye comfort. Play your favorite games all days or binge-watch your favorite shows without getting a headache or eye strain.
Best Warranty in the Biz
ASUS truly has the best monitor warranty in the industry. For a full three years after purchase, if you have any problems with your monitor at all you can return it to the factory for repair or replacement. You won’t even have to pay to ship in either direction so your repair or replacement comes at no cost to you. No one in the industry can match this dedication to customer satisfaction.
Features and Specifications
- 27-inch, WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display with 1ms response time to eliminate smearing, tearing, and motion blur.
- ASUS Eye care technology with TUV certified Flicker free and Blue Light Filter for less Eye fatigue; Ergonomically-designed stand with Tilt,Swivel,Pivot,Height adjustment plus wall-mount capability for comfortable viewing position
- 144Hz refresh rate and Adaptive-Sync(TM) technology for seamless visuals and smooth gameplay
- ASUS Rapid Replacement: 3 Years Warranty, 2 way free shipping
The Asus MG278Q has definitely received a mixed bag of customer reviews. It seems as though they had some quality control problems in the past which have since been resolved. Many of the negative reviews left for this panel pertain to the older versions that were being released.
With that being said, I think it’s still important for you to do your homework and check out what people have been saying about this monitor yourself.
Take a look at the link below to see what I mean.