ASUS this week is taking the wraps off of a new entry-level gaming monitor that is aimed at satisfying hardcore gamers without breaking the bank. Dubbed the VP278QGL, the 27-inch 1080p monitor sports a TN panel with a 1 ms response time, and a maximum refresh rate of 75Hz. Doubling-down on its gaming focus, the monitor also supports AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology.

Under the hood, the ASUS VP278QGL is based on a 27-inch 6-bit + FRC TN panel featuring a 1920×1080 resolution, a 300 nits brightness, a 1200:1 contrast ratio, 1 ms GtG response time, and 170°/160° horizontal/vertical viewing angles. Specifications of the VP278QGL look typical for contemporary entry-level monitors, but 1 ms response time and AMD’s FreeSync will naturally attract attention of FPS and RTS gamers on a budget to this display. To make the device even more appealing to the target audience, it also supports ASUS’ GamePlus technology features, such as displaying a crosshair, timer and FPS counter.

The VP278QGL display is outfitted with 2W stereo speakers and uses a stand that can adjust height, tilt, swivel, and can rotate pivot clockwise as well as anticlockwise. As for inputs, the monitor has a DisplayPort, two HDMI inputs, and a D-Sub connector.

Details about the ASUS VP278QGL display have been added to the company’s website, but it is unclear when exactly the manufacturer plans to start sales of the product as well as its MSRP. Evidently, the VP278QGL does not belong to the ROG family and is an entry-level product, though precise pricing information isn't available at this time.

ASUS 27-Inch Gaming Display with 1 ms Response Time
Panel 27" TN
Native Resolution 1920 × 1080
Refresh Rate 75 Hz
Dynamic Refresh Rate Technology AMD FreeSync
Range ?
Response Time 1 ms (gray-to-gray)
Brightness 300 cd/m²
Contrast 1200:1
Color Saturation 72 % NTSC
Viewing Angles 170°/160° horizontal/vertical
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort
2 × HDMI
1 × D-Sub
Audio 2 × 2 W speakers
Stand Adjustments Height Adjustment: 0~130 mm
Pivot: +90°~-90°
VESA Wall Mounting: 100x100mm
Chassis Colors: Black
Swivel: +90°~-90°
Tilt: +30°~-5°
Proprietary Enhancements GamePlus (modes): Timer, Crosshair, FPS Counter, Display Alignment.

Splendid Video Preset Modes: Night View Mode, Reading Mode, Game Mode, Standard Mode, Scenery Mode, Darkroom Mode, sRGB Mode/Theater Mode.
Power Consumption
Idle ~0.5 W
Active 20.7 W
Detailed Information Link

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Source: ASUS

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  • Beaver M. - Friday, August 10, 2018 - link

    I dont get it. We have more than enough versions of monitors like these already. Why dont you do a proper 1440p IPS 27" for once? You know, without panel lottery, without crappy film and without a 4K panel that downscales to 1440p.
  • FreckledTrout - Sunday, August 12, 2018 - link

    I love my Dell U2715H which is 1440p IPS 27" . It's not made for gaming and only has a 60 Hz refresh rate but it does have really low input lag so it games pretty good. The monitor is just beautiful compared to this TN crap.

    I'm waiting for the MicroLED backlights for my next monitor upgrade. Should have a few out end of this year.
  • Tech_Guru - Sunday, August 12, 2018 - link

    Should realistically expect to see MicroLED monitors in 2-3 years
  • mobutu - Saturday, August 11, 2018 - link

  • Vanguarde - Sunday, August 12, 2018 - link

    Asus should be commended for releasing a monitor for sub-budget gamers for $25. Going by the specs this should be a fair price for this monitor.
  • Tech_Guru - Sunday, August 12, 2018 - link

    Still not worth it lol ... currently looking at BenQ and ASUS line... solid gaming monitors
  • Targon - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - link

    When you can get a 28 inch 4k monitor for $250-$350 these days, why would anyone bother with a 27 inch monitor if the price isn't going to be under $100?

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