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The Asus PB278Q swivels from the bottom (pictures)

The Asus PB278Q is a decent-looking monitor with a beautiful screen and a swivel mechanism on the bottom of its foot stand. You have been warned.

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Another one

Yet another 27-inch extreme-definition monitor, the Asus PB278Q offers a useful array of features at a price lower than most monitors sporting the 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution.
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The angle

The PB278Q uses a PLS panel, which rivals IPS panels in clarity, viewing angle, and speed.
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Purty

The PB278Q's 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution provides a more than suitable staging ground for PC games.
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Connecting

Connections from top to bottom: headphone jack, audio-in, HDMI, DVI, VGA, and DisplayPort.
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The OSD array

Make all your dreams come true with this useful life customization array. Wait, no. It only allows you to customize your monitor's screen. Sorry.
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Big stand

That's some stand, huh? Asus apparently wants to ensure its monitors' stability and then some. It's just too bad about the swivel mechanism...
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Swivel

I don't like the swivel implementation. It works, but it keeps the monitor from being truly stable and when in use, rotates the entire chassis, instead of just the screen.

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