The Asus VG278HV is a Full HD monitor for gamers with an ultra-smooth 144Hz refresh rate and impressive 1ms response time. With such specs, you can feel confident using this model together with a powerful processor for advanced gaming.
This monitor has a diagonal of 27 inches. The precise dimensions are 28.9 x 7 x 22.1 inches. The weight is 22.6 pounds.
The model has a contrast ratio of 50M:1 that provides great separation between light and dark colors. Thanks to 300 nits of brightness level, the overall picture looks lively. The Asus VG278HV input lag is very low, so all the fast-moving scenes look smooth and it’s hard to notice any motion blur. Just like most gaming monitors, the VG278HV uses a TN panel and has strong viewing angle dependence, so the colors look washed out at an angle. Plus, it can’t compete in brightness and color richness with IPS panels, as this model covers only 72% of the color gamut.
Install the Asus VG278HV driver to use the Splendid Video Intelligence technology that allows you to pick between 6 different modes, optimized for different types of activity. The Scenery mode is suitable for photo editing. The Standard mode works best for reading. The Theater mode is a great choice for watching movies and TV shows. The Game mode is designed specifically for gaming. The Night View mode makes dark scenes and pictures more visible. The sRGB Mode is compatible with sRGB color space and works great for document editing.
As you can see, the Asus VG278HV specs make the monitor versatile not only for gaming but for many other activities as well. However, none of these modes is user-configurable with no Custom mode. But the OSD menu also gives you the ability to adjust brightness, contrast, color temperature, saturation, and skin tone (reddish, natural, and yellowish).
This monitor has a low level of blue light emission meaning that it’s less stressful for your eyes which is important when you spend hours in front of the screen. However, unlike similar gaming monitors, this model doesn’t come with any sync technology. This may result in some small tearing issues when playing games with serious graphical requirements. The Asus VG278HV 27-inch Full HD 1920x1080 gaming monitor comes equipped with a pair of 3W speakers which is a pleasant addition.
The borders around the display are fairly wide which is quite disappointing for a gaming monitor. The chassis is black. The monitor can be mounted on the wall (100 x 100mm VESA).
The ergonomic round stand gives you advanced adjustment possibilities. More precisely, you can swivel (from 150 ̊ to -150 ̊) and tilt (from 15 ̊ to -5 ̊ ) the monitor, as well as adjust its height (100mm max). The stand has a large footprint that provides great support and the monitor won’t shake if you accidentally push the desk.
The connectivity possibilities include HDMI, dual-link DVI-D, and D-sub inputs and 3.5mm audio output. The bottom bezel includes 7 clearly labeled hotkeys that serve to switch between modes, adjust the image, regulate speakers volume, switch between inputs, etc. There is an LED indicator that glows amber when the monitor is in standby mode.
To conclude this Asus VG278HV 27-inch monitor review, I can assume that this model has enough features to bring your gaming experience to the next level. Moreover, 6 preset modes provide great universality, so the monitor will also suit for most basic needs, like working with documents, watching a movie, and even for photo editing. It also includes built-in speakers.