74points

Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"

77points

NEC PA231W

Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
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Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27" vs NEC PA231W

Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
NEC PA231W
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
NEC PA231W
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Why is Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27" better than NEC PA231W?

  • 7ms less response time
    1msvs8ms
  • 7.3W lower power consumption on operation
    38.7W vs46W
  • Has an LED-backlit display
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 3.2kg lighter
    7kgvs10200g
  • Displays 3D with glasses
  • Supports portrait mode

Why is NEC PA231W better than Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"?

  • Has a HDMI output
  • Has an IPS screen
  • 1053.3m more display colors
    1070mvs16.7m
  • 8º wider horizontal viewing angle
    178ºvs170º
  • 0.3W lower power consumption on standby
    0.2W vs0.5W
  • 18º wider vertical viewing angle
    178ºvs160º
  • 164.2mm thinner
    73.7mmvs237.9mm
  • Has a VGA connector

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General info

1.supports total tilt
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
NEC PA231W

Total tilt adjustment is the ability for the monitor head to move up and down. Tilt adjustment enables a user to change the viewing position of the display, creating a more comfortable view of the screen.

2.thickness

237.9mm

73.7mm

Best

LG 22EA53VQ

5.5mm

3.Has a swivel stand
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
NEC PA231W

A swivel stand allows you to adjust the position of the display left or right, so you can position it to the desired angle.

4.Supports VESA mount
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
NEC PA231W

The VESA mount is a standard used by most manufacturers. A device that supports the VESA mount can be mounted on many different supports, from arms to wall mounts.

5.weight

7kg

10.2kg

Best

Asus VX278Q 27"

4.5g

6.width

619.8mm

543.6mm

Best

Toshiba PA3923U-2LC3

340.5mm

Display

1.response time

1ms

8ms

Response time is how long it takes for a display to change the state of pixels, in order to show new content. The less time it takes to respond, the less likely it is to blur fast-changing images.

Best

LG UltraGear 34GK950F 34"

1ms

2.screen size

27"

23"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Sharp LB-1085

108"

3.every pixel has three subpixels
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NEC PA231W

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

4.resolution

2560 x 1440px

1920 x 1080px

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

7680 x 4320px

5.has an IPS screen
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
NEC PA231W

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.

6.has anti-glare coating
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
NEC PA231W

Anti-glare helps to reduce the external reflections of light coming from outside the display.

For example

LG UltraGear 34GK950F 34"

Colors

1.luminance

350cd/m²

270cd/m²

Luminance is the intensity of light that a device emits.

Best

Acer Predator X35 35" UW-UXGA

1000cd/m²

2.contrast ratio

1000:1

1000:1

Contrast ratio is the visual distance between the lightest and the darkest colors that may be reproduced on the display. A high contrast ratio is desired, resulting in richer dark colors and more distinctive color gradation.

Best

Acer XB0 XB240H 24"

100000000:1

3.display colors

16.7m

1070m

Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP2716D 27"

1074m

4.has an ambient light sensor
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
NEC PA231W

An ambient light sensor adjusts the luminance of the device according to the amount of natural light that surrounds it.

Connectivity

1.has a HDMI output
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
NEC PA231W

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
NEC PA231W

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.has a VGA connector
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
NEC PA231W

VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.

4.has FireWire
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
NEC PA231W

A FireWire port allows fast transfers of big files such as HD movies. However, newer USB versions achieve a similar speed.

For example

Dell S2316H 23"

Power

1.power consumption operation

38.7W

46W

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.

Best

Sharp LB-1085

1.1W

2.power consumption on standby

0.5W

0.2W

How much power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in.

Best

Asus MB168B Plus

0W

Features

1.has a front camera
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
NEC PA231W

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

For example

LG 27MD5K 27"

2.has a child lock
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
NEC PA231W

A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.

For example

Asus VP228N 21.5"

3.supports multicomputer control
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
NEC PA231W

This feature allows to connect several computers to one monitor and control it with just single keyboard and mouse, by using the monitor's built-in peripheral switcher.

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