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Popular Asus PB278Q To Be Replaced With New Updated Model, The PB278QR

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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Hey guys, it looks like ASUS is set to replace the ever popular PB278Q with a new updated model, the PB278QR. With this updated comes several changes. The most noticeable is the switch from that PLS panel to an AH-IPS one. This updates has been long overdue and if it's anything like the PB278Q then it's should be quite popular as well. It should be a worthy update with the new AH-IPS display panel. For more details about the PB278QR please follow the link below.

Source: http://pcmonitors.info/asus/asus-pb278qr-with-ips-panel
Author: Adam Simmons - PC Monitors

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Hopefully for those that want to buy one it will be the same price as the old model.

Yeah, hopefully. It still sports a true 8-bit panel like it's predecessor. :)


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@tmcclelland455, aesthetically it doesn't look any different to the PB278Q. ;)


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I'd hope not.

Well you often wonder because these company's can, and often do, choose to change the look of an updated model.


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Yeah, hopefully. It still sports a true 8-bit panel like it's predecessor. :)

The ASUS PB278Q was a 6-bit panel, not a true 8-bit like this one.

This is a very nice upgrade, going with a true 8-bit panel. It is probably to compete against the Dell U2713HM which sports a true 8-bit panel and has less back light bleeding (common problem with PLS panels), and the price was about the same. There was really not a good deal to get the ASUS PB278Q.

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The ASUS PB278Q was a 6-bit panel, not a true 8-bit like this one.

This is a very nice upgrade, going with a true 8-bit panel. It is probably to compete against the Dell U2713HM which sports a true 8-bit panel and has less back light bleeding (common problem with PLS panels), and the price was about the same. There was really not a good deal to get the ASUS PB278Q.

All that being said, if retailers are going to try and clear stock of the old one that might mean its time for me to finish my 5 screen setup. Depends on the price though.


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Fortunately I don't feel like I'm missing out on much. 


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Aww yis. I can finally replace my TN monitor that's been plagued with this god damn annoying stuck pixel (randomly changes colour/gets stuck) 


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The ASUS PB278Q was a 6-bit panel, not a true 8-bit like this one.This is a very nice upgrade, going with a true 8-bit panel. It is probably to compete against the Dell U2713HM which sports a true 8-bit panel and has less back light bleeding (common problem with PLS panels), and the price was about the same. There was really not a good deal to get the ASUS PB278Q.

Not according to TFT Central » http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_pb278q.htm « ;)

Look under 'Specifications and Features'.


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well damned diddly damn crappity iddly crappy crap doodle that's awesome.

I wonder how it will compare and how prices of both will shift. I'm guessing it's going to replace the previous one? If not and the original goes down in price I'd probably buy at least one.


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I hope the price will be around $480-$500 like the current model.


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No more PWM. This will definitely be quite a nice panel. I love my PB278Q! But I will likely wait for a second revision of their new 4K panel over this.


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No more PLS :(

Why? It's not a good panel. It's a bit better than eIPS panel, but not as good than AH-IPS.
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Cant wait for these to come our way :D


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Cant wait for these to come our way :D

Yep. I was wondering when they were going to update it.


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Yep. I was wondering when they were going to update it.

IKR, its about time.


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IKR, its about time.

Damn straight! :D


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The ASUS PB278Q was a 6-bit panel, not a true 8-bit like this one.

This is a very nice upgrade, going with a true 8-bit panel. It is probably to compete against the Dell U2713HM which sports a true 8-bit panel and has less back light bleeding (common problem with PLS panels), and the price was about the same. There was really not a good deal to get the ASUS PB278Q.

 

I'm not sure where you're getting your information, but there are two things to clarify:

 

1) PLS and IPS panels both support 8-bit colour depth natively. The 6-bit limitation is exclusive to TN panels.

 

2) Backlight bleeding nas nothing to do with it being PLS. In fact, the U2713HM was far more notorious for not only backlight bleeding, but also crosshatching. Dell has made a couple of revisions, but it has really only solved the crosshatching. To add to that, Canadian stores basically gave up on selling the monitors lately, as it is either "Not Available" or MIA. That HAS to say something.


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@Colonel_Gerdauf, IPS/PLS monitors do support 8-bit colour depth but it isn't always utilised. On cheaper monitors, even on the PA248Q, 6-bit + FRC is used to help keep the cost down. The only panel technology that utilise true 8-bit colour 100% of the time is VA/MVA/AMVA (whatever you wanna call it). However, it is the case that the ASUS PB278Q does utilise a true 8-bit colour PLS panel despite what the manual might say. TFT Central do test this every time on every single monitor that they review. I will say this though, as noted by Simon Baker of TFT Central, FRC is implemented so well in IPS/PLS panels these days that you can hardly tell the difference unless you look REALLY closely. :)


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But my Asus PB278Q just arrived today... :(


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