Face-Off: VE278Q vs VP2770-LED vs e2752Vq

Asus VE278Q
Asus VE278Q
Store Available Price £
Qa computing 169.33 See offer  
Amazon 215.99 See offer  
Qa computing 223.55 See offer  
AOC e2752Vq
AOC e2752Vq
Store Available Price £
Amazon 160.99 See offer  
Pixmania - 177.00 See offer  
Qa computing 187.96 See offer  

ViewSonic VP2770-LED
Store Available Price £
Amazon 411.16 See offer  
Amazon 434.10 See offer  
amazon.co.uk - 512.00 See offer  
ViewSonic VP2770-LED
 
Asus VE278Q ViewSonic VP2770-LED AOC e2752Vq
Photo
Asus VE278Q
Overview - Full review
ViewSonic VP2770-LED
Overview - Full review
AOC e2752Vq
Overview - Full review
Price
Store Available Price £
Qa computing 169.33 See offer  
Amazon 215.99 See offer  
Qa computing 223.55 See offer  
Store Available Price £
Amazon 411.16 See offer  
Amazon 434.10 See offer  
amazon.co.uk - 512.00 See offer  
Store Available Price £
Amazon 160.99 See offer  
Pixmania - 177.00 See offer  
Qa computing 187.96 See offer  
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
Colors & 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 size 27 inches
Panel type TN
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Response time 2 ms
Inputs (HDMI / DVI / VGA / Component) 1 / 1 / 1 / 0
Other details Display Port input, headphone output, 2 x 3 W speakers
Viewing angles (H/V) 170
3D no
Specifications
Screen size 27 inches
Panel type PLS
Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
Response time 12 ms
Inputs (HDMI / DVI / VGA / Component) 1 / 1 / 1 / 0
Other details DisplayPort, 2 x 1.5 W speakers, height-adjustable swivel stand, portrait mode, 4-port USB 4 hub
Viewing angles (H/V) 178 °/ 178 °
3D no
Specifications
Screen size 27 inches
Panel type TN
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Response time 2 ms
Inputs (HDMI / DVI / VGA / Component) 1 / 1 / 1 / 0
Other details DisplayPort, 4 USB ports, Headphones, 2 x 2.5 watt speakers
Viewing angles (H/V) 170 ° / 160 °
3D no
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

+

Colours are accurate without any calibration

+

Above average contrast

+

Responsive

+

Lots of connectivity options

+

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

-

TN panel, so poor vertical viewing angles

-

Stand doesn't allow movement

-

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

-

TN screen: looks dark when viewed from below