And guess what? Its still sitting at 1080p resolution. If you were looking at a 120Hz monitor you’ll know by now that not all of them are made equally. There are monitors out there that advertise 120Hz functionality although its actually a 60Hz panel with a few tricks up its sleeve and then there are true 120Hz monitors which do pretty much what it says on the box. ASUS wants their new baby, the 3D-capable VG278HE to belong in the latter group and certifies it for use with Nvidia’s 3D Vision 2 kit.
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Of course, if you were shopping for a 120Hz panel you might be disappointed at the options available. Most screens out there are capped at 1080p resolutions which pretty much means that it won’t be much of an upgrade from what you’re currently running, dear reader. The lure of these monitors, though, is the fact that you can turn off V-Sync and not have to suffer those annoying frame drops when things dip below 60fps.
The VG278HE packs a 144Hz-capable screen at 1920 x 1080 resolution. The panel is still a lowly TN one although, given that IPS panels generally have a very slow refresh rate and some input lag, this wasn’t a bad way to go. The screen comes with D-SUB, HDMI and Dual-link DVI ports, with the DVI ports being the only ones to support the higher refresh rates out of the box. Two 6W stereo speakers are also built into the chassis and the screen even features a 3.5mm headphone jack to make organising your cabling easier.
While ASUS has made no mention of price or availability, expect this puppy to retail around the R6000 mark to compete with Samsung’s S27A950D.
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