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|
|Native Resolution||1920 × 1080|
|Refresh Rate||75 Hz|
|Dynamic Refresh Rate||Technology||AMD FreeSync|
|Response Time||1 ms (gray-to-gray)|
|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
VESA Wall Mounting: 100x100mm
Chassis Colors: Black
|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.