Product Comparison: ASUS VG278Q vs ASUS VG278QR


General Specifications
Brand
ASUS
ASUS
Model
VG278Q
VG278QR
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Make every millisecond count with the 27” Full HD (1080p) VG278Q gaming monitor, featuring a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time with ASUS’ exclusive GameFast Input Technology.
Designed for intense, fast-paced games, ASUS VG278QR is a 27” Full HD gaming display with an ultra-fast 0.5ms* response time and blazing 165hz refresh rate to give you super-smooth gameplay.
Key Specs
Screen Size
27 in.
27 in.
Resolution
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Response Time
1 ms
1 ms
Refresh Rate
144 Hz
165 Hz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASUS VG278Q eSport Gaming Monitor
  • Amazing picture quality in games, and great framerates with the 144hz.
  • 144hz was amazing, these being my first set of 144hz monitors.
  • I’m on an Xbox One X, and even though it’s not 4K, the refresh rate/ms is a game changer.
  • At 144hz I have noticed no screen tearing and response rate is amazing.
  • I play competitive games that are demanding screenwise. This one is a good screen, especially for its response time and refresh rate.
ASUS VG278QR Esports Gaming Monitor
  • The monitor is pretty good quality it does 1920x1080p at 165hz.
  • May improve reaction times as you see the real situation slightly earlier than you would have done on a 60hz monitor.
  • This monitor is an excellent Full HD monitor with 165HZ refresh rate and rare 0.5ms response.
  • 165Hz was clearly an improvement on my previous 60Hz screen.
  • It is only HD, not 4K compatible monitor for such a big price.
Size & Weight
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Color
Black
Black
Height
14.8 in.
14.8 in.
Width
24.4 in.
24.37 in.
Depth
8.3 in.
8.3 in.
Weight
12.4 pounds
12.35 pounds

ASUS VG278Q

ASUS VG278QR

Display
Display Type
LCD
LCD
Panel Type
TN
TN
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
1000:1
Brightness
400 cd/m²
400 cd/m²
Color Supported
16.7 Million
16.7 Million
View Angle Vertical
160 °
160 °
View Angle Horizontal
170 °
170 °
Curved Display
No
No
Anti-Glare
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Display"
ASUS VG278Q eSport Gaming Monitor
  • These TN panels don't have the greatest color or contrast, but they feature some of the fastest G2G response times available.
  • The quality for a TN panel was quite surprising as I expected the worst.
  • Love the colors. With a little adjustment to R/G/B I was able to get very bright and vibrant colors.
  • The colors are terrible! Even with tweaking the settings that are necessary to get a good picture.
  • Color is good but not vivid due to blue light filter.
ASUS VG278QR Esports Gaming Monitor
  • The picture quality is very good and after messing around with the settings can be outstanding.
  • This monitor gives a good level of brightness and colour contrast.
  • No Dead pixels on mine, no obvious ghosting, colours look fine to me out of the box.
  • The low response time TN panel coupled along the high refresh rate is amazing to play on with games like Fortnite and apex legends.
  • Colour felt different from my old monitors & found the colour options on the monitor not very helpful.
Features
Type
Gaming
Gaming
Touch Screen
No
No
Build-in speaker
Yes
Yes
Built-In Webcam
No
No
TV Tuner
No
No
Pivot Function
Yes
Yes
VESA-compatible
100x100
100x100
Extras
5-way OSD joystick, AMD FreeSync Technology, Extreme Low Motion Blur, Flicker-free Technology, GamePlus (Crosshair/Timer), Low Blue Light, SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology, Trace Free Technology
5-way OSD joystick, AMD FreeSync Technology, Extreme Low Motion Blur, Flicker-free Technology, GamePlus (Crosshair/Timer/FPS Counter/Display Aligment), Low Blue Light, SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology, Trace Free Technology
What customers say about "Features"
ASUS VG278Q eSport Gaming Monitor
  • This monitor is advertised as Free sync/Adaptive sync, but apparently also is now magically G-Sync compatible as well.
  • Tilt and angle are also great. Screen can be raised pretty high with the base and the built in cable management slots are very nice.
  • I liked how smooth everything felt due to the gsync (which worked fine) and 144hz.
  • Sound is weak from the tiny speakers in back, and they are facing away from the user.
  • I do not like the menu navigation because of the buttons placement.
ASUS VG278QR Esports Gaming Monitor
  • The monitor features some inbuilt settings, can get a cross hair to appear on the screen and there are varying styles and colors to choose from.
  • There is a timer feature and an fps counter, which I definitely going to use.
  • The monitor is easy to set up and use, easy to adjust the settings and has both height and tilt adjustment which is often missing.
  • As an aside, the base is great and allows for good up/down and left/right movement, as well as tilt/pivot.
  • The sound quality of the inbuilt speakers is Awful.
Connectivity
Inputs
HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D, 3.5mm audio out
HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D, 3.5mm audio out
What customers say about "Connectivity"
ASUS VG278Q eSport Gaming Monitor
  • Easily connect with my Xbox One X with HDMI and works flawlessly.
  • I used the included displayport cable, and was able to set 144 Mhz with no issues.
  • At first I thought sound required a second cable to monitor, but it can play through displayport cable.
  • The screen came with cables and lot off connections ports, so that’s a great plus.
  • I connected an MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro gaming laptop with a GTX 1060 in it and it runs the monitor at 144Hz just fine at High/Ultra settings.
ASUS VG278QR Esports Gaming Monitor
  • Via the display port this display runs at 165Hz which is just cool.
  • The monitor comes with a Displayport Cable (which supports 165hz @ 1080p at least) and a DVI Cable.
  • The 165hz is only available through display port. on HDMI it's called at 120hz, which is still really good.
  • Lack on connectivity and if you switch from one connection to another e.g PC to console the button menu on the back if annoying and fiddly.
  • There is a slight buzz when using high refresh rate cables using one DP 165hz.
Power
Wattage
40 Watts
40 Watts
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CB, CE, FCC
CB, CE, FCC

ASUS VG278Q

ASUS VG278QR

Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
239.00 $


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