Face-Off: VE278Q vs VP2770-LED vs e2752Vq

Asus VE278Q
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Asus VE278Q
Overview - Full review
ViewSonic VP2770-LED
Overview - Full review
AOC e2752Vq
Overview - Full review
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Gaming: Best Result
Asus VE278Q
ViewSonic VP2770-LED
AOC e2752Vq
Score
4/5
5/5
4/5
Design & Build
3/5 5/5 3/5
Colours & Contrast
4/5 5/5 4/5
Responsiveness
4/5 2/5 4/5
User Score
4/5 (6)
4/5 (2)
5/5 (9)
Specifications
Specifications
Screen size27 inches
Panel typeTN
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Response time2 ms
Inputs (HDMI / DVI / VGA / Component)1 / 1 / 1 / 0
Other detailsDisplay Port input, headphone output, 2 x 3 W speakers
Viewing angles (H/V)170
3Dno
Specifications
Screen size27 inches
Panel typePLS
Resolution2560 x 1440 pixels
Response time12 ms
Inputs (HDMI / DVI / VGA / Component)1 / 1 / 1 / 0
Other detailsDisplayPort, 2 x 1.5 W speakers, height-adjustable swivel stand, portrait mode, 4-port USB 4 hub
Viewing angles (H/V)178 °/ 178 °
3Dno
Specifications
Screen size27 inches
Panel typeTN
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Response time2 ms
Inputs (HDMI / DVI / VGA / Component)1 / 1 / 1 / 0
Other detailsDisplayPort, 4 USB ports, Headphones, 2 x 2.5 watt speakers
Viewing angles (H/V)170 ° / 160 °
3Dno
Conclusion
With an alternative panel technology and a slightly more flexible stand, the VE278Q would have easily managed five stars instead of four. It's a good 27'' monitor and represents value for money.
While the response time of the Viewsonic VP2770-LED clearly isn't fast enough for gamers, this monitor still has enough excellent features to earn a five-star review. Viewing angles are wide, power use is relatively low, colours are accurate with the factory settings, contrast is above average and there's a good range of hardware features.
With accurate colours, good contrast and an excellent response time, the AOC e2752vq isn't far from a five-star score. In fact, this 27" monitor has plenty of qualities and is it suitable for many types of users. However, it's a shame to see AOC using a TN screen panel, and the frustrating menu buttons really need updating.
Pros

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Colours are accurate without any calibration

+

Above average contrast

+

Responsive

+

Lots of connectivity options

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Relatively low power use (30 watts at 200 cd/m²)

+

Very accurate colours straight out of the box (Delta E = 2.2)

+

Hardware features

+

Wide viewing angles

+

Accurate colours after adjusting the settings (Delta E = 3)

+

Four-port USB hub

+

Contrast (930:1)

+

Low ghosting time (<10 ms)

Cons

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TN panel, so poor vertical viewing angles

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Stand doesn't allow movement

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Not responsive enough for gaming (19 ms average ghosting time)

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TN screen: looks dark when viewed from below