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i got my PB278Q yesterday but didn't have much time to use it. here's some quick initial impressions from tonight and a few cell phone shots while playing BF3.

- love the clarity of the screen. i've read a lot of posts about how great 1440 resolution is so i was expecting a lot. it's quite a bit better than i expected.
- colors are great. equally as good as the AOC i2757fh IPS you see sitting in the background in my photos. seems like gamma and shadow detail are better on the PB278Q. *i'm using tftcentral's calibrated settings and ICC profiles for each monitor. so not a very accurate assessment of color.
- input lag is a little noticeable compared to the i2757fh. or at least i think it is. i might be victim to expectation bias here. i think i feel some input lag, but i haven't had any problems in BF3 so far. in the round shown in my photos i went 27-12 KDR which is much better than i typical do. either there is no lag, or there is and it's not affecting my already ****ty reaction times. or i just had a lucky round.
- BF3 looks amazing at 2560x1440. i didn't think i would see much of a difference while gaming but i do. i'll play some more games this weekend.

edit:
- won't overclock to anything over 60hz without frame skipping. will accept up to 80Hz but it skips frames at anything over 60Hz.
- black levels and colors in general look fantastic. after some more time with it i realize that the colors have punch without being over-saturated.

Yeah, it's pretty amazing and so worth the money. Only other monitor I've laid eye on that compares in the same price range is one of the Dells, a U2713 I think, out there that was really damn nice. I don't game on my Asus 144Hz 1080p anymore. When it comes down to it, the input lag you're talking about has a minimal effect. It does matter and can be felt at first if you're used to a faster response screen, but not enough IMO. After a few days you won't notice it.
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If anyone is interested I still have the drivers that use to be on Asus site. Comes with the driver for device manager so it will say Asus PB278Q and an ICC profile, which is what I've been using all along.
If you want the drivers, just PM me.

I believe Asus removed them because they stated they are WHQL drivers but they are not digitally signed.
Edited by ski-bum - 10/26/13 at 8:07pm
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Yeah. I love how it's never growing old on me. I'm still dazzled every time I wake it up.
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may I ask you guysd what is the main difference between PB278Q and PA279Q ?

I know the price but what about for gaming / watching films use ? or is PA279Q for some special enviroment ?
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may I ask you guysd what is the main difference between PB278Q and PA279Q ?

I know the price but what about for gaming / watching films use ? or is PA279Q for some special enviroment ?

If you're strictly gaming then the additional $ on PA is lost IMO. The difference in cost isnt justified for the small increase in color presentation and accuracy. However, if software like Adobe CS is essential to your livelihood then it might make a difference.
post #836 of 1502
Just ordered mine today. Should be getting it tomorrow. Gotta love amazon next day prime membership. To bad i don't see any discount coupons anywhere.
post #837 of 1502
It's a very nice monitor i can see why people go 60hz 1440p over 120hz 1080p sometimes. Made me wish i had one when i used my friends.
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Hi

I'm thinking of getting an Asus PB278Q and would like your advice. I'm a gamer and currently use an HP LP2475w monitor. It is a 24 inch 1920x1200 H-IPS with CCFL backlighting. I traded up from a TN panel about 4 years ago and love this H-IPS screen - colour is so much better. My backlight is very even and I may have a stuck pixel (looked yesterday for the first time!) but it doesn't bother me. I don't really know what IPS glow is and if I'm currently getting any again it isn't bothering me. Apparently this screen has input lag but I play mainly shooters and don't notice it so guess I'm not very sensitive to lag. It also very solidly built with an industrial strength stand (which I could put on the Asus as its VESA). All in all my current screen is great and I love it.

I'm now wanting a larger screen with a higher resolution and want to know how the Asus will compare as regards image and build quality. Has anybody any experience of both screens so can give me a comparison of their quality? If the Asus PLS panel is as good as the HP H-IPS panel I'll be very happy. If better I'll be over the moon (and very surprised!).

On a side note I notice there is a potential flicker problem on the Asus due to PWM control on the LED backlight. I'm writing this on my laptop which I use a lot. It has a LED backlight but is probably TN (colours are pretty washed out - normally a giveaway). I also have an LCD TV with a LED backlight but don't know the panel type - probably TN again. I don't know for certain they both use PWM but suspect they do as it seems the most common control method. I've never noticed headaches or eyestrain from using either of these screens. Does this mean I'm probably not sensitive to PWM flicker so I've nothing to worry about with the Asus or is the comparison not valid as the panel technologies are different? The HP could be PWM also but as it is CCFL my understanding is flicker isn't a problem so that doesn't prove anything.

Any help would be appreciated. I've enjoyed reading this thread - very informative.

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post #839 of 1502
I can't get any driver from Asus to work with Windows 8. Both the old one and the new one will not load. It just says something like "Error loading driver". So in the device manager it just says "Generic Monitor" which annoys the heck out of me :-)
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I can't get any driver from Asus to work with Windows 8. Both the old one and the new one will not load. It just says something like "Error loading driver". So in the device manager it just says "Generic Monitor" which annoys the heck out of me :-)

I believe that is why Asus took the driver off of their web site. They don't work with Windows 8 (Still love my Windows 7 x64)

I have the driver that was up there. If you want to give it a try, just IM me.
It says ASUS PB278 in my device manager. It also set their ICC profile as the default profile.
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