Asus VS278Q-P Review

asus-vs278q-p.33645773The Good: Decent color and contrast for a TN Panel monitor.

The Bad: Boring design and lack of DVI Input. It’s not oriented to gamers.

The Bottom Line: Asus made a decent monitor out the VS278Q for gamers, even though it wasn’t originally made for them.

Design

I’m not going to lie to you, the design of this monitor is quite boring if you ask me. It seems that Asus didn’t want to spend too much budget on designing this monitor, but atleast the built quality is decent.

When we compare this monitor with the ones that BenQ makes, like the XL2720T and XL2720Z, you can definitely tell the diference by their looks. BenQ monitors are more beautifuly designed, but if you don’t mind a lame looking monitor, then this Asus one might be for you.

Accessories

This monitor doesn’t come with any fancy accesories, it included just the neccesary, like the following:

  • HDMI-to-DVI Cable
  • VGA Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Quick-start Guide

As you can see, it lacks of a DVI cable, and the problem is that it doesn’t have a DVI input port so there’s that. If you preffer to use that port in your monitors, then you should take a look at the other monitors we have on our site.

Features

This monitor it’s not really aimed to gamers, so it didn’t include gaming features that can be handy in your gaming sessions. But it did included a few features that you may like.

  • Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) – This is a technology developed by Asus that makes your monitor deliver a more defined image especially when watching dark movie scenes, or playing games in dark conditions, etc.
  • Splendid Video Intelligence Technology – This feature is just a couple of buttons located on the monitor that will give you a quick access to different monitor settings for different gaming/movie-watching conditions. Saving you precious time.

Is it good for gaming?

I said earlier that it wasn’t a monitor aimed for gamers, but don’t get me wrong, that doesn’t mean is not good for gaming. This beast comes with a ultra-fast 1ms response rate and it’s capable of running at a refresh rate of 120hz, that’s 120fps; more than enough for demanding gamers.

I played some Dota 2, Counter Strike and a bunch of other games to test this monitor and it was really good for its price. I did noticed some ghosthing when quick actions occurred but nothing too noticeable to make it annoying.

Conclusion

While this monitor is quite boringly designed, it’s a really good monitor indeed. Its specs make up for the design and it’s gaming performance it’s superb, even in the most demanding games.

The only downside we found in this monitor it was the lack of DVI input support, but it’s not a big deal for me. I can live with that.

If you’re looking for a decent priced monitor for gaming, then this might be the right monitor for you, but if you’re willing to spend a little bit more, then I’m obliged to recommend to you the best monitor we’ve ever tested on this site; the XL2720Z by BenQ.

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