Is the VS278Q-P by Asus the best monitor for gaming?
Hello folks, in my previous post I wrote about BenQ’s bid for the best gaming monitor. It was astounding and I mentioned it was absolutely the best one I’ve used. Well, the Asus VS278Q-P was a close second. Read on.
The VS278Q-P is a solid 27″ monitor that’s a slight bit cheaper than the XL2420T. Though some people would think that since the monitor by ASUS is cheaper and bigger, they think it has more value than the XL2420T. Size means a lot of things, but it’s not everything.
VS278Q-P Build Quality
While BenQ focused much more on its feature set than ASUS did, they didn’t focus too much on the build quality. I felt the VS278Q-P was way more stable and much sturdier. It was a “heavyweight” kind of monitor and that’s not to say it actually weighs a lot (it doesn’t – for a 27 inch monitor), that’s to say that its build was like a rock: strong. I absolutely felt like I could drop the thing and it would still be intact.
Response time of the VS278Q-P
As I mentioned in my BenQ XL2420T review in my last post, the Asus monitor had a faster response time, clocking in at 1ms, just slightly faster than the 2ms BenQ offered. Still, this difference is hardly a noticeable one and should not at all be considered when making a purchase between the two.
The frame rate of the games I played (ranging from CS:GO to Battlefield 3) were rock solid and butter smooth. They didn’t include “Ultrafast” in the VS278Q-P title for nothing.
Unlike the BenQ model, ASUS really didn’t pay a lot of attention to the features that gamers demanded. BenQ included an FPS mode, Asus didn’t. BenQ applied 3D features, Asus didn’t. But what Asus lacked in features, sort of made up for with build quality.
Still, it’s such a mistake not to include a ton of features, especially with the audience they were targeting. This is one of the reasons I picked the BenQ XL2420T over the ASUS VS278Q-P as my default computer monitor.
I would suggest reading both these reviews if you’re looking to buy one of them, as they are highly suited for PC gaming.