Asus Proart Display PA278CV Review

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Despite its lack of HDR support and a low contrast ratio, the Asus ProArt Display PA278CV remains a decent gaming monitor with superb color handling and good brightness levels.

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The Asus ProArt Display PA278CV is a budget 1440p monitor released in 2021 that promises to deliver a great gaming experience thanks to FreeSync and G-Sync compatibility. The 27-inch display is also optimized for color-sensitive work as it boasts a wide color gamut and 2 Delta E Calman verified color accuracy for precise color reproduction. In addition, users who tend to work or play for extended periods will appreciate the display’s use of both flicker-free technology and low blue light technology to keep headaches at bay and reduce eye irritation, features that make it less strenuous to use compared to the Fiodio AF11F. Get to the end of this Asus ProArt Display PA278CV review to see what else it has in store, and how it compares to the top-performing computer monitors in the market today.

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our Verdict

The Asus ProArt Display PA278CV got mixed reviews. It had good peak brightness for SDR content and good viewing angles, but its contrast ratio, black levels, and lack of HDR support were less than impressive. If you’re looking for a similar budget-level monitor, check out the Asus ProArt PA278QV model.

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Reasons to Buy

  • Support for Variable Refresh Rates makes it suitable for gaming
  • Flicker-free and low blue light reduces eye irritations over prolonged use
  • Good brightness levels for SDR content
  • Decent viewing angles
  • Low input lag

Reasons to Avoid

  • No support for HDR content
  • Low 1078:1 contrast ratio
  • Mediocre black uniformity levels


Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs1
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate75 Hz
Response Time5 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAdaptive Sync

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