ASUS VG278HV: 144Hz 27-inch TN Gaming Monitor

The new successor to the ASUS VG248QE has finally come to fruition. The ASUS VG278HV has been announced by ASUS with similar specs but with a larger 27 inch display. It offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution which when coupled with 27 inch size results in a decrease of pixel density. The monitor maintains its TN panel technology with the typical 1ms response time and continues to support a 144Hz refresh rate. Other specs of the VG278HV are in line with what is currently out there in the market including a 300 cd/m2 maximum brightness, a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, and a 170/160 viewing angle.

ASUS VG278HV back

New to this monitor is ASUS’s Splendid Video Intelligence Technology which offers a better color experience. The stand itself is fully ergonomic stand letting the user make easy tilt, swivel, height and pivot adjustments. The 144Hz gaming monitor includes connections for D-SUB/VGA, DVI, and HDMI 1.4. Noticeably lacking, however, is a DisplayPort input. An added bonus are the 3W stereo speakers, but these are more of a novelty than anything. Like its predecessor the ASUS VG278HV still lacks NVIDIA’s G-Sync and AMD’s FreeSync technology. The result is a rather lackluster monitor which falls short of providing the user with a good pixel density or adaptive sync. If these two aren’t a concern for you and your primary need a high refresh rate monitor than the ASUS VG278HV can still suffice for competitive gaming.

ASUS VG278HV Specifications
Panel TypeTN
Screen Size27 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio16:9
Refresh Rate144Hz
Response Time1ms
Adaptive SyncNo
Connection Option(s)D-SUB/VGA, DVI, HDMI 1.4
Built-in SpeakersYes
VESA Mount CompatibilityYes
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Dan Alder
Dan Alder
Dan's logged far too many hours in CS 1.6 and reminisces about LAN parties back in the good ol' days. He's also an engineer that's interested in anything to do with tech.

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