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Pro Sharp, color rich screen
ASUS PB278Q is among the first non-Samsung monitors to use PLS. PLS (plane-to-line) is a Samsung-developed update on IPS. It has a 5ms (grey-to-grey) response time, 16.7 million colors, 1000:1 contrast ratio and is LED-backlit.
Pro QuickFit Virtual Scale
PB278Q has the ASUS exclusive QuickFit Virtual Scale that allows for previewing documents as they would appear when printed.
Pro Audio I/O
Headphone jack and microphone port available.
Pro DVI, DisplayPort, VGA, HDMI connections
DVI is dual-link with HDCP.
ASUS PB278Q weighs about 8kg. Because of this it is easier to find VESA mounts.
Con No USB ports
There are no USB ports.
Con Poor stand
Although the footstand is wide it's rather flimsy.