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My PB278Q had slightly lighter AG than my 850D, however, next to a glossy display the semi-glossy coating was equally as noticeable on both.
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So, do you think Asus is better then Samsung in terms of contrast/ sharpness or the difference is negligible?

And as a overall monitor do you prefer Asus or you would consider both at the same level?
post #183 of 1273
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And as a overall monitor do you prefer Asus or you would consider both at the same level?

Neither is sharper, if an experienced user (One who has owned displays with all types of coatings and is able to differentiate) were to put them side by side, they should be able to spot the difference steveotron was able to. The difference is very minimal.

The semi-glossy coating used by PLS displays is 10x better than the excessively grainy matte coating most IPS panels use= all 20-23" matte IPS except the VG23AH, all 16:10 24" IPS, all 30" IPS and all matte 27" IPS except the U2713.

I've had the Samsung for a year (I had the Asus for a week), if I had to choose, I would keep my Samsung since it has better calibrated colours (calibrated with an i1 display pro colorimeter) as well as 3x USB ports, and I don't like the colour of the PB278Q's bezel, even though it has better build quality.

The Asus does have better out of the box colours and it is cheaper, so, it gets my recommendation to non-PWM sensitive users. If I did not own a colorimeter I would keep the Asus...however

The S27A850D overclock.ru reviewed (manufactured in september 2012) had better default colours than the PB278Q's (average gamma round 2.2 with the mode 2 gamma setting vs the PB278Q's 2.3), doesn't pose problems for PWM sensitive people and has 3x USB ports.

The only way to determine when an 850D is manufactured is to look at the sticker on the back of the display...and who knows if Samsung has improved all of the 2012 850D's or when they started improving them
Edited by MenacingTuba - 11/2/12 at 9:43pm
post #184 of 1273
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So, do you think Asus is better then Samsung in terms of contrast/ sharpness or the difference is negligible?
And as a overall monitor do you prefer Asus or you would consider both at the same level?

Read this review http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_pb278q.htm it has in depth comparison between the Asus PB278Q and various other monitors, Samsung 850D included. The Asus PB278Q has better default color than the Samsung, and after calibration they both produce identical result. The Asus has lower response time (hence less lag ghosting in gaming) than the Samsung and is 100 bucks cheaper as well. The only con is that it lacks the USB 3.0 port as compared to the Samsung.

Unless USB 3.0 ports is a must, it's pretty obvious which one is a better buy.
post #185 of 1273
Is it just me, or does this monitor have something of an identity crisis?
It seems to be called the PB278 in some places, and PB278Q in others. Even the packaging it came in uses both interchangeably.
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I dont know much about monitors but after having tested and messed around with my Asus PB278Q i can only say its amazing.
I bought mine primary for gaming and work and i can say it is a great monitor for work with lots of space to work on.
Its even better for gaming i have never seen my games looks this good and sharp but now i have a new problem i dont have enough power to run some of my games in 2560x1440 with a single Geforce GTX 680 lol
Sory for the crappy photo

Edited by shilka - 11/3/12 at 6:18am
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Read this review http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_pb278q.htm it has in depth comparison between the Asus PB278Q and various other monitors, Samsung 850D included. The Asus PB278Q has better default color than the Samsung, and after calibration they both produce identical result. The Asus has lower response time (hence less lag ghosting in gaming) than the Samsung and is 100 bucks cheaper as well. The only con is that it lacks the USB 3.0 port as compared to the Samsung.
Unless USB 3.0 ports is a must, it's pretty obvious which one is a better buy.

Well i'd just pull the trigger and go to Samsung. Just because of PWM issue. I dont know if i am sensitive to it. But i am really sensitive to flickering in lighting, and tend to have pain eyes-head when watching too much time in a very bright monitor.
post #188 of 1273
I absolutely love mine, been using it constantly and no problems. There is a slight fizzing noise coming from the top after hours of use but I think its just the fan getting rid of the heat?

Will definitely buy Asus monitors in the future.
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Does anyone get any sound distortion when using HDMI?
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Does anyone get any sound distortion when using HDMI?
And why would you use HDMI it can only output 1920x1080/1200
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