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post #1 of 9
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HI community. I'm currently struggling to take a decision and I would like your opinion.

I currently own a VW266H ASUS monitor. One of the best I had so far.
Here the main spec. 1920x1200 60hz TN panel.......

As the title say, I wanna upgrade my monitor but I'm struggling between 2 models.

So here a quick review about both model.

PB278Q
2560x1440 - tremendous desktop space.
60hz -refresh rate normal
LPS panel. - good color

VG278HE
1920 x 1080 - standard
144hz - incredible refresh rate.


OK this is where i struggle to make my decision. If i go with the PB278Q , i have more pixel, better color but I'm still stuck at 60hz and the "ghosting" might become a problem. I mean, I bought a Dell U2411 and I used it twice only because the blur was way to high vs my VW266H so I kept my VW model. I don't know if the "ghosting" is really high on this model. If i notice it on the U2411, i guest I will noticie it on this model right?

The VG278HE will reduce my desktop size from 1200 to 1080p, but I don't think it's a problem. But i just wanna be sure that 144hz will make my game way smoother and eye candy vs the high resolution that the PB model have to offer.

Here the use of my PC (Gaming 90%, internet 8%, gaming video editing 1% porn 1% thumb.gif) Seriously, my rig is only used for gaming (WoW, BF3, Skyrim, SimCity V, TombRaider etc.....)

My decision is pretty much set on the VG278HE but I wanna be sure that everything would be smoother on a 144hz monitor even with a lower resolution vs a 1440p monitor.

Ohh and BTW I took the "HE" model over the "H" because there is no way i'm playing in 3D so I don't need all the 3D stuff.

What do you think?
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post #2 of 9
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Oh well, after reading hundred of comparison and review ... i went with the VG278HE model.

I'm only gaming and I wanna enjoy the full 110-140fps that my rig generate in most game.....
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post #3 of 9
Can you share your experience with the vg278he? I was considering that monitor too.
post #4 of 9
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This is my review that I wrote in another post. Sorry about the late answer
Quote:
I must give my opinion on that one because I recently bought an ASUS VG278HE 144hz monitor. (I'm french so sorry about my grammar mistakes)

I previously owned an ASUS VW266h which was 1920 x 1200 , 60hz....tn panel
and I bought a DELL U2411 (1920 x1200 IPS 60hz) 3 months ago.

Heres the game I play. (BF3 - Skyrim - WoW - Tomb Raider 2013 )


Here my tough and experience.

I bought the U2411 because I read this was a killer monitor so I decided to give it a try.
4 days later,, I put it on the side of my desk and never used it again till I sold it back to a photographer. I went back to my VW266H.

2 main reasons.
-1st, the "ghosting" was too much and give me headache VS my old tn panel.
-2nd I didn't see a huge difference in the color accuracy.

For any casual gamer not playing to a fast paced game, my 1st point may not apply to you. But for any fps players or any casual player playing a fast paced game, you would see the difference. For me it was a pain.
Regarding the 2nd reason, IMO blue is blue, red is red and as long my game aren't in black and white, the color accuracy of the U2411 wasn't noticible


So last week I bought a ASUS VG278HE

Pros
-Incredible refresh rate and everything looks more fluid. ( yes I can see the difference easily)
-All my fps generated by my GPU are finally shown.
-Fast response time ( no "ghosting" at all ) = no headache after 5 hours gaming session
-3d gaming ( even if i'm not plannning to use it)

Cons
-27inch for a 1080P resolution = less sharper text - more pixelisation ( don't forget I came from a 1200p resolution so I can easily see the difference) but it doesn't really affect me in any game with AA enabled ( exept WoW where my UI is less sharper ).
-Less working area. I mean, your desktop is a bit smaller. It doesn't bother me since I only play game and watch movie with my PC. I saw a small difference in WoW since my UI was shrinked. But I ajusted my UI.
-This monitor emit a small buzzing noise when the brightness is not at 100. It is really annoying if you work on your PC but if you are gaming or watching a movie with an headset, it's not a "no go". However, it is annoying. With the brightness at 100 the noise is gone, but let me tell you, a 27 inch monitor at 100 brightness = crazy white screen when I use google for example. I couldn't find a way to bypass this and will contact ASUS soon. There might be a way to bypass this noise but I didn' find any forum talking about this.


Overall I'm happy with this monitor and I don't plan to change it soon.
However, I was interested in a ASUS PB278H (2560 x 1440, 60hz...) but never had the chance to try it. But i'm sure i would notice some "ghosting" so that's why i didn't buy it.
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Evolution069 View Post

Ohh and BTW I took the "HE" model over the "H" because there is no way i'm playing in 3D so I don't need all the 3D stuff.
There were tests that showed the VG278H had slightly better image quality than VG278H with LightBoost:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1339384/zero-motion-blur-lcd-nvidia-lightboost2-hack-looks-like-crt-looks-like-480hz/220#post_19136506
Not a big difference; but a buying consideration.
LightBoost is also good for 2D (it eliminates motion blur)
post #6 of 9
Whike I can't comment on the other screen, I recently purchased a PB278Q and I love it. Beautiful. Crysis 3 is a sight to behold. You can also apprently OC this up to 80hz, each screen is different. I ahd mine up to 75hz, but didn't see much difference so reset it. No ghosting or anything once you calibrate it. Check the PB278Q for good settings. Some will argue that 120+hz is better for FPS, and my mate does have one @120hz, a BenQ, , but I'll take the higher pixel count. If you go with it, you will not be disappointed.
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Evolution069 View Post

This is my review that I wrote in another post. Sorry about the late answer

u2411 not exist and if wanted to say u2412, this is not great for gaming, its obviouslly.
post #8 of 9
f your going 27 inches+, 1440p is a must. 1080p looks bad, I ran my PB278Q 1440p on Crysis 3 @ 1080p and it looked wrong. I know I'm biased, but it is wasted screen space IMHO.
post #9 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by senna89 View Post

u2411 not exist and if wanted to say u2412, this is not great for gaming, its obviouslly.

Sorry I meant u2410.
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