Originally Posted by TMallory
Thinking about getting this next week.
Well after figuring out what I was looking on my PB278Q I ended up with - 1 dark pixel - no bright dot - minimal IPS glow on right upper side of screen with even less on lower right. No bleeding in any back grounds, movies or games. My blacks are very deep. Colors though not as bright as higher end IPS do not saturate. I'd say I fared lucky but perhaps quality control is better now then it was about 5 months ago when it first launched.ASUS Display Warranty
I think the things that stuck out at me most when doing some homework.Source
PLS is designed to have a advantages over traditional IPS. First, it has a higher level of transmittance, so more light gets through each individual cell. This allows you to use either a lower powered backlight, or to have a brighter display, both of which lower the power output required for a certain screen brightness. Second, as each cell allows more light though, you can pack them tighter allowing for displays with a higher pixel-per-inch count while keeping light output higher. PLS also claims to have better viewing angles for color and contrast in comparison to IPS.
ASUS may not have hit a grand slam with the PB278Q, but it's a solid stand-up triple. Gamers looking for a large screen monitor with a high resolution and great performance should take particular note of this panel, which is capable of displaying fast moving action without distracting artifacts.
Graphics professionals who demand the absolute best that money can buy may want to consider spending more on an IPS display. For everyone else, the PB278Q is a fine choice, especially gamers.
- TFT Central
You will see on first glance that they all offer pretty similar levels of performance in these response time tests which is probably to be expected. The Asus is perhaps ever so slightly faster than the other models though in practice. The ViewSonic VP2770-LED showed a more noticeable level of motion blur which is perhaps reflective of its more modest 12ms G2G specification.
- It didn't come with USB 3.
- Offers one of every display input and provides the cord for every input offered.
- PWM back lighting which is only an issue if it effects you is the only main thing to take into consideration.
- Colors aren't as vibrant as higher end IPS models but isn't as expensive either and if your not using this on a professional level this isn't an issue or even noticeable unless side by side.
With all monitors you will have 'luck of the draw' even the expensive ones when it comes to quality control.
I choose this over a very comparable IPS monitor in the end myself. I didn't like the cross hatching issues I was reading about on the other monitor. The PB287Q just seemed to be a gamers PLS panel in my own opinion than the others I viewed. Seems ASUS made this monitor with the gamer in mind and in doing so gave up other aspects that could have been better but only at the expense of higher ms GTG gaming.