As a company that advocates PC gaming with
its products, ASUS also has its own line of gaming displays. Part of this
lineup is the 27-inch 3D-capable VG278H monitor.
LCD Monitor VG278H 3D Vision Kit Front
Packed in a huge box, the VG278H is quite a
handful due to it being really heavy. Inside the box is the display, its round
base, a pair of NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 glasses, and a bunch of cables that includes
a dual-link DVI-D cable. Assembly was pretty straightforward, but it was a bit
hard to move around due to its weight.
The 8kg display is supported by the round
base that's connected via an arm. This assembly lets you conveniently tilt,
swivel, and adjust the height of the VG278H for that perfect viewing angle.
Stability-wise, the display would wobble even to the slightest touch. Sitting
at the top of the display is the built-in adjustable 3D emitter, and at the
lower-right of the panel are the controls for the onscreen display. It also has
two 3-watt back-firing speakers, which provide just enough sound.
When it comes to display connectivity, the
VG278H has an HDMI, a VGA, and a dual-link DVI-D port. It also has two 3.5mm
jacks, one for PC audio-in and the other for audio-out. All of the ports are
neatly tucked away at the back, but there is one problem: Their downward
orientation makes them trickier to access.
As for its features, you get Splendid video
intelligence for one, which automatically adjusts the display’s settings to
ensure color accuracy and image fidelity. Its 3D capabilities are brought to
you by NVIDIA’s 3D Vision, and this display also features LightBoost
technology, which strengthens brightness during 3D mode.
When it came to performance, the VG278H
provided great colors and an amazing grayscale range. Viewing high-quality
photos was s definite joy. The same can be said when we played a Blu-ray copy
of Thor: The Dark World. As expected from a TN panel, viewing angles were fine,
but they got worse at extreme angles. We also tried playing Batman: Arkham City
in 3D mode, where it took a bit of getting used to, but overall, the details
remained vivid and consistent. Lastly, the 120Hz refresh rate of the monitor
definitely made a difference, making everything smooth and sharp especially
The Asus VG278H presents itself as a great
display for both work and play with its amazing 120Hz Full HD panel, which also
has great 3D capabilities. If you can handle its USD 730.43 price tag, you’re
sure to enjoy all kinds of content on this complete Asus monitor.
At a glance
Panel: LED TN
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Response time: 2ms
Price: USD 730.43
Contrast ratio: 50,000,000:1
Connectivity: HDMI, VGA, DVI-D (Dual-link), PC
Features: Splendid Video Intelligence, Trace
Free, 3D Vision
Dimensions / Weight: 643 x 437.8 x 249.7mm /
LCD Monitor VG278H Back Extended
VG278H has an HDMI 1.4, Dual-DVI and VGA port, as well as audio in and audio