Asus VG278H 3D Vision 2 Monitor Kit Review

Recently we took a look at one of Asus’ entry level LED backlit LCD monitors and we were very impressed with its clarity, colour reproduction, and most of all its price. But this is common ground and something that everyone is used to – where do you improve a great image? Well the next stage is to take things to the next dimension, quite literally.

3D viewing of films is something that has been around for ages on cinemas, but bringing this into the home environment has only started becoming the standard as of latem but this is typically on the TV side of entertainment. Apart from watching 3D films, what else can the enthusiast do? Well how about playing games in 3D? Now we’re talking.

Nvidia have for a while offered up their 3D vision kits as a separate offer that work with most monitors, but what we have here is a full on bundle with a 27″ LCD & LED backlit screen with a whopping 120Hz frame rate and an impressive contrast ratio of 50,000,000:1 and Nvidia’s 3D vision wireless glasses. Sounds like a mouth watering bundle doesn’t it? The real question is though is this a screen that works as an all round player in both 2D and 3D environments or is it something only for the weekend? Well there is only one way to find out and so I had to take a dive into the world of PC gaming in 3D, this is going to be fun!


Display Panel Size: Wide Screen 27.0″(68.6cm) 16:9
True Resolution : 1920×1080
Full HD 1080P : Yes
Pixel Pitch : 0.311mm
Brightness(Max) : 300 cd/㎡
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 50000000:1
Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 170°(H)/160°(V)
Response Time : 2ms (Gray to Gray)
Display Colors : 16.7M
Video Feature Trace Free Technology
SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology
SPLENDID Video Preset Modes : 6 Modes (sRGB Mode/Scenery Mode/Theater Mode/Standard Mode/Night View Mode/Game Mode)
Skin-Tone Selection : 3 Modes
Color Temperature Selection : 4 Modes
HDCP support
Audio Features Stereo Speakers : 3W x 2 Stereo RMS
Convenient Hotkey SPLENDID Video Preset Mode Selection
Auto. Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Input Selection
I/O Ports Signal Input : HDMI , D-Sub, Dual-link DVI-D (support NVIDIA 3D Vision)
PC Audio Input : 3.5mm Mini-Jack
AV Audio Input : HDMI 1.4
Audio Output : HDMI 1.4
Earphone jack : 3.5mm Mini-Jack
Signal Frequency Analog Signal Frequency : 24~140 KHz(H)/ 50~122 Hz(V)
Digital Signal Frequency : 24~83 KHz(H)/ 50~85 Hz(V)
Power Consumption Power On< 65W
Power Saving Mode< 1W
Power Off Mode< 1W
Mechanical Design Chassis Colors : Black
Tilt : +15°~-5°
Swivel : Yes
Height Adjustment : Yes
VESA Wall Mounting : 100x100mm
Security Kensington lock
Dimensions Phys.Dimension(WxHxD): 643x460x220mm
Box Dimension(WxHxD): 732x560x176mm
Weight Net Weight (Esti.): 8 kg
Gross Weight (Esti.): 10 kg
Accessories Dual-link DVI cable
VGA cable
Audio cable
Power cord
Quick start guide
Warranty Card
Nvidia 3D Vision Kit
Regulation Approval Energy Star®, ErP, UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, J-MOSS, PSB, RoHS, WEEE, Windows 7 WHQL