Asus VG278HE 27” TRUE 144Hz 3D Widescreen Review

By | November 5, 2014

Asus VG278HE 27” TRUE 144Hz 3D

Asus VG278HE

At times, getting a powerful high quality gaming monitor at a lower budget is really a nightmare. Many manufactures have ignored budget as a factor to consider when customers are buying their products. Asus realised that loophole and decided to break the odds. The Asus VG278HE 27” TRUE 144Hz 3D Widescreen monitor is simply the best of its kind in its price range. The 27” monitor is not only an HD 1080 p monitor, but also a true bright screen that delivers twice the brightness levels of conventional 3D screens. The Asus VG278HE boasts among other great features, a whooping 144Hz refresh rate that delivers sharper, smoother and accurate images with less flickering. Those of you that have yet experienced 120 hz let alone 144hz gaming will find it difficult to choose between 2D and 3D gaming. 3D gaming splits the refresh rate in half and while incredibly immersive, 120hz gaming is so smooth and crisp you’ll never look back at 60hz again! For me, I preferred 120 hz refresh rate gaming over 3D gaming especially when sessions lasted a long time.

Display Technology

Asus never disappoint when it comes to integration of the latest technology in their devices and we at panel review have had first hand experience with this. This monitor features a number of advanced display technologies, making it suitable for gaming. The Asus VG278HE boasts NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ 2 Technology that transforms all your gaming experiences and movies to 3D, while still delivering two times sharper images than conventional 3D technology. Also, NVIDIA® 3D LightBoost™ Technology comes in handy to ensure production of much brighter images without any increase in energy consumption. The 27” monitor has an incredible 144Hz refresh rate bundled up with a 2ms tracer free response time, all coming conveniently to minimise any possible motion blurs even in the fastest racing games while at the same time eliminating smearing and tearing in gaming environments.

Unboxing & First Look

Specifications

Design features

The Asus VG278HE features an ergonomic design that is meant to boost comfort while using the monitor. For example, the stand supports swivel, height adjustment and tilt manipulations. This flexibility ensures that the monitor adjusts to your sitting position and not the opposite! Height adjustments go up to 5 inches, swivelling +-60 degrees, and tilting up to -5 or +15 degrees. The slim profile in this monitor makes it quite light, aiding in its portability. The control buttons are strategically placed at the bottom of the screen for easier access, with one touch buttons for auto configuration, volume, brightness and contrast adjustment.

Asus VG278HE Design Features

Connectivity and Inbuilt stereo speakers3D Gaming with Nvidia 3D Vision 2

A closer look at many high performance monitors reveal that most do not come with a pair of speakers. Well, the Asus VG278HE comes with two inbuilt stereo speakers that produce fairly good sound. This gives users an added feature, allowing you to connect the monitor with your full HD Blu-ray disk players, conventional DVD players or even digital set-top boxes. Other connectivity options include HDMI 1.4, standard VGA, and a Dual link DVI-D. It also comes with a 3.5mm audio input and a headphone output. 3D Vision 2 is purchased separetely.

Bottom line

Asus have continuously manufactured high quality high performance monitors that continue to dominate the gaming industry. This monitor comes with a limited warranty of 3 years, giving you the guarantee of its durability. Despite all these features, the monitor comes at a surprisingly low budget, making it more affordable. You therefore have no excuse whatsoever not to purchase this 3D monitor. It’s the best you can get in its price range! If you are on a budget, you need not look any further. We awarded this monitor Best Budget 27 inch Gaming Monitor for 2014.

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