Performance Summary & Conclusion
We came away mostly impressed with the ASUS PB278Q. The 27-inch panel proved especially adept at handling game play, where it delivered fast moving visuals free from artifacts like ghosting or motion blur. Backlight bleeding was non-existent, and black level performance was superb in sRGB mode. There were some minor trouble areas, including some overshooting in the video bandwidth test. Colors weren't as deep and rich as we've seen on some higher quality displays, and we also detected a bit of flicker in DisplayMate's Moire interference test pattern. None of these issue were particularly severe, especially considering this is one of the least expensive 27-inch monitors on the market.