Asus VA278Q: New LED-Backlit Professional Monitor

Monitors with IPS panels are on the rise. The latest news out of CES 2012 is a new model from Asus; it’s a 27-inch monitor with QHD or 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, including HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.Asus_VA278QFor anyone looking to extend their working area with a few extra inches of high-resolution real estate, without compromising on image quality or color reproduction, Asus has you covered with a new display measuring 27 inches. The brand new Asus VA278Q is based on an LED-backlit IPS panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It is capably of displaying 100 percent of the sRGB color space.

Other specifications include the IPS-standard 178-degree viewing angles and an impressive-sounding 80,000,000:1 contrast ratio, although this is of the so-called dynamic contrast variety, the static ratio is probably closer to 1,000. It also comes with five preset color profiles to choose from–theater, scenery, gaming, night view, sRGB and standard. There are also connections for VGA (D-Sub), DVI, HDMI and Display Port cables, so just about every sensible variety except Thunderbolt is represented on the Asus monitor.

Asus has still not revealed any pricing or mentioned when this interesting piece of high-end gear hits the store shelves.

  1. Any ideas what kind of coating it has? Is it the horrible LG/Dell AG coating or more like what Samsung has in its S27A850D?

    I’m definitely looking to this monitor.

  2. Asus usually don’t use that “sandpaper” coating, but I’m not sure about this particular model.

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