Asus PG278Q series User guide

PG278Q series
LCD Monitor
User Guide
First Edition
June 2014
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Contents
Notices.......................................................................................................... iv
Safety information........................................................................................ v
Care & Cleaning........................................................................................... vi
Takeback Services...................................................................................... vii
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome! ..................................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Monitor introduction..................................................................... 1-2
1.3.1
Front view........................................................................ 1-2
1.3.2
Back view......................................................................... 1-3
1.3.3
GamePlus Function......................................................... 1-4
1.3.4
TURBO Function.............................................................. 1-5
Chapter 2: Setup
2.1
Adjusting the monitor................................................................... 2-1
2.2
Detaching the arm (for VESA wall mount).................................. 2-2
2.3
Connecting the cables.................................................................. 2-2
2.4
Turning on the monitor................................................................. 2-3
Chapter 3: General instructions
3.1
OSD (On-Screen Display) menu ................................................. 3-1
3.1.1
How to reconfigure........................................................... 3-1
3.1.2
OSD function introduction................................................ 3-1
3.2
Specifications summary . ............................................................ 3-3
3.3
Troubleshooting (FAQ)................................................................. 3-4
3.4
Supported operating mode.......................................................... 3-5
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
•
This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
As an Energy Star® Partner, our company has determined that this
product meets the Energy Star® guidelines for energy efficiency.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference
- Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Réglement
sur le matériel brouiller du Canada.
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Safety information
•
Beforesettingupthemonitor,carefullyreadallthedocumentationthatcame
withthepackage.
•
Topreventfireorshockhazard,neverexposethemonitortorainormoisture.
•
Nevertrytoopenthemonitorcabinet.Thedangeroushighvoltagesinsidethe
monitormayresultinseriousphysicalinjury.
•
Ifthepowersupplyisbroken,donottrytofixitbyyourself.Contactaqualified
servicetechnicianoryourretailer.
•
Beforeusingtheproduct,makesureallcablesarecorrectlyconnectedandthe
powercablesarenotdamaged.Ifyoudetectanydamage,contactyourdealer
immediately.
•
Slots and openings on the back or top of the cabinet are provided for
ventilation. Do not block these slots. Never place this product near or over a
radiatororheatsourceunlessproperventilationisprovided.
•
Themonitorshouldbeoperatedonlyfromthetypeofpowersourceindicated
on the label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home,
consultyourdealerorlocalpowercompany.
•
Usetheappropriatepowerplugwhichcomplieswithyourlocalpowerstandard.
•
Donotoverloadpowerstripsandextentioncords.Overloadingcanresultinfire
orelectricshock.
•
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the monitor in
anyareawhereitmaybecomewet.Placethemonitoronastablesurface. •
Unplugtheunitduringalightningstormorifitwillnotbeusedforalongperiod
oftime.Thiswillprotectthemonitorfromdamageduetopowersurges.
•
Never push objects or spill liquid of any kind into the slots on the monitor
cabinet.
•
To ensure satisfactory operation, use the monitor only with UL listed
computers which have appropriate configured receptacles marked between
100-240VAC.
•
If you encounter technical problems with the monitor, contact a qualified
servicetechnicianoryourretailer.
•
Theadapterisonlyusedforthismonitor,donotuseitforotherpurpose.
Yourdeviceusesoneofthefollowingpowersupplies:
-Manufacturer:DeltaElectronicsInc.,Model:ADP-90YDBA2
-Manufacturer:AsianPowerDevicesInc.,Model:APD90F19
Thissymbolofthecrossedoutwheeledbinindicatesthattheproduct(electrical,
electronicequipment,andmercury-containingbuttoncellbattery)shouldnot
beplacedinmunicipalwaste.Pleasechecklocalregulationsfordisposalof
electronicproducts.
AEEE yönetmeliğine uygundur
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Care & Cleaning
•
Beforeyouliftorrepositionyourmonitor,itisbettertodisconnectthecables
and power cord. Follow the correct lifting techniques when positioning the
monitor.Whenliftingorcarryingthemonitor,grasptheedgesofthemonitor.
Donotliftthedisplaybythestandorthecord.
•
Cleaning.Turnyourmonitoroffandunplugthepowercord.Cleanthemonitor
surface with a lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. Stubborn stains may be removed
withaclothdampenedwithmildcleaner.
•
Avoid using a cleaner containing alcohol or acetone. Use a cleaner intended
forusewiththemonitor.Neverspraycleanerdirectlyonthescreen,asitmay
dripinsidethemonitorandcauseanelectricshock.
The following symptoms are normal with the monitor:
•
Thescreenmayflickerduringtheinitialuseduetothenatureofthefluorescent
light. Turn off the Power Switch and turn it on again to make sure that the
flickerdisappears.
•
You may find slightly uneven brightness on the screen depending on the
desktoppatternyouuse.
•
When the same image is displayed for hours, an afterimage of the previous
screenmayremainafterswitchingtheimage.Thescreenwillrecoverslowlyor
youcanturnoffthePowerSwitchforhours.
•
Whenthescreenbecomesblackorflashes,orcannotworkanymore,contact
yourdealerorservicecentertofixit.Donotrepairthescreenbyyourself!
Conventions used in this guide
WARNING:Informationtopreventinjurytoyourselfwhentryingto
completeatask.
CAUTION:Informationtopreventdamagetothecomponentswhentrying
tocompleteatask.
IMPORTANT:InformationthatyouMUSTfollowtocompleteatask.
NOTE:Tipsandadditionalinformationtoaidincompletingatask.
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Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to http://www.asus.com
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation that may have
been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard
package.
Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest
standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for
our customers to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries and other
components as well as the packaging materials.
Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detail recycling
information in different region.
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1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the ASUS® LCD monitor!
The latest widescreen LCD monitor from ASUS provides a broader, brighter and
crystal-clear display, plus a host of features that enhance your viewing experience.
With these features, you can enjoy the convenience and delightful visual
experience that the monitor brings to you!
1.2
Package contents
Check your package for the following items:
LCD monitor
Driver and Manual CD
Quick start guide
Warranty card
Power adapter
Power cord
DP cable
USB cable
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer
immediately.
Select “ON” when you see the message “LIGHT IN MOTION ON/OFF” appears
if you want to turn on the red light on the base. Select “OFF” if you want it to
turn off. If you disable this function but later wish to reactivate it, please use
the OSD menu to turn it on. The monitor is Energy Star 6.0 compatible when
“LIGHT IN MOTION” is “OFF”.
If no signal is detected for 120 seconds, the monitor automatically enters saving
mode.
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Monitor introduction
1.3.1
Front view
1
2
3
4
5
1.
(
Turns on the OSD menu. Enacts the selected OSD menu item.
•
Increases/Decreases values or moves your selection up/down/left/
right.
2.
button
•
3.
Exits the OSD menu item.
button:
•
4.
GamePlus hotkey. Move the
( ) button up/down to select and press
( ) to confirm the function needed.
button
•
5.
1-2
5-way) button:
•
TURBO hotkey. Press the button to select among different refresh rates.
Power button/power indicator
•
Turns the monitor on/off.
•
The color definition of the power indicator is as the below table.
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1.3.2
Status
Description
White
Amber
OFF
Red
Green
Yellow
ON
Standby mode/No signal
OFF
G-SYNC
3D
ULMB
Back view
4
7
5
6
Rear connectors
1.
DC-IN port. This port connects the power cord.
2.
DisplayPort. This port is for connection for a DisplayPort compatible device.
3.
USB 3.0 upstream port. This port is for connection with a USB upstream
cable. The connection enables the USB ports on the monitor.
4.
USB 3.0 downstream ports. These ports are for connection with USB
devices, such as USB keyboard/mouse, USB flash drive, etc.
5.
For service personnel only.
6.
Kensington lock slot.
7
Control buttons.
DisplayPort supports 3D feature given NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit is
available.
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1.3.3
GamePlus Function
The GamePlus function provides a toolkit and creates a better gaming environment for
users when playing different types of games. In addition, Crosshair function is specially
designed for new gamers or beginners interested in First Person Shooter (FPS) games.
To active GamePlus:
1.
Press the GamePlus hotkey.
2.
Move the
function.
3.
Press the
( ) button or move the
( ) button right to confirm the function
you choose, and move the
( ) button up/down to navigate through the
settings.
4.
Highlight the desired setting and press the
( ) button to activate it. Press the
button or move the
( ) button left to go back, off, and exit.
(
) button up/down to select between Crosshair and Timer
GamePlus Main Menu
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GamePlus — Crosshair
GamePlus — Timer
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1.3.4
TURBO Function
The TURBO function helps you select among different refresh rates in a convenient
way.
To active TURBO:
Press the TURBO hotkey repeatedly to select among 60Hz, 120Hz and 144Hz.
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2.1
Adjusting the monitor
•
For optimal viewing, we recommend that you look at the full face of the
monitor, then adjust the monitor to the angle that is most comfortable for you.
•
Hold the stand to prevent the monitor from falling when you change its angle.
•
The recommended adjusting angle is +22˚ to -5˚ (for tilt)/+60˚ to -60˚ (for
swiveling/ +120 mm (for height adjustment)/90˚ (for portrait view).
-5° ~ +22°
120mm
60°
0°
Figure 1
60°
Figure 2
Figure 3
It is normal that the monitor slightly shakes while you adjust the viewing angle.
Pivoting the monitor
1.
Lift the monitor to the highest position.
2
Tilt the monitor to its maximum angle.
3.
Pivot the monitor clockwise to the angle you need.
-5° ~ +22°
0°
90°
It is normal that the monitor slightly shakes while you adjust the viewing angle.
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2.2
Detaching the arm (for VESA wall
mount)
The detachable arm of this monitor is specially designed for VESA wall mount.
To detach the arm:
1.
Have the front of the monitor face down on a table.
2.
Loosen the four screws on the back of the monitor and remove the arm/base.
1
2
We recommend that you cover the table surface with soft cloth to prevent
damage to the monitor.
2.3
Connecting the cables
Connect the cables as the following instructions:
USB
DisplayPort
•
To connect the power cord:
USB
a. Connect the power adapter securely to the monitor’s DC input.
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Chapter 2: Setup
b. Connect one end of the power cord to the power adapter and the other
end to a power outlet.
•
To connect the DisplayPort cable:
a. Plug one end of the DisplayPort cable to the monitor’s DisplayPort port.
b. Connect the other end of the DisplayPort cable to your computer's
DisplayPort port.
2.4
Turning on the monitor
Press the power button . See page 1-2 for the location of the power button. The
power indicator lights up in blue to show that the monitor is ON.
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Chapter 2: Setup
3.1
OSD (On-Screen Display) menu
3.1.1
How to reconfigure
1.
Press the
2.
Move the
( ) button up/down to navigate through the functions.
Highlight the desired function and press the
( ) button to activate it. If
the function selected has a sub-menu, move the
( ) button up/down
again to navigate through the sub-menu functions. Highlight the desired submenu function and press the
( ) button or move the
( ) button
right to activate it.
3.
Move the
function.
4.
To exit and save the OSD menu, press the
button or move the
(
) left repeatedly until the OSD menu disappears. To adjust other functions,
repeat steps 1-3.
3.1.2
1.
(
(
) button to activate the OSD menu.
) button up/down to change the settings of the selected
OSD function introduction
Color
You can adjust Brightness, Contrast and Color temperature from this menu.
•
Brightness: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
•
Contrast: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
•
Color Temp.: contains 4 modes including Cool, Normal, Warm, and User
Mode.
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Image
You can adjust OD and ULMB from this menu.
•
OD: Improves the gray level response time of the LCD panel.
•
ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur): Adjusts the level of motion blur reduction.
This function is available when the refresh rate is 85Hz, 100Hz or 120Hz.
3.
System Setup
Allows you to adjust the system.
3-2
•
Language: There are 21 languages for your selection, including English,
French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Czech,
Croatian, Polish, Romanian, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese,
Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indonesia, Persian.
•
Position: Adjusts the horizontal position (H-Position)/the vertical position
(V-Position) of the OSD.
•
Transparency: Adjusts the OSD background from opaque to transparent.
•
OSD Timeout: Adjusts the OSD timeout from 10 to 120 seconds.
•
Information: Shows the monitor information.
•
LIGHT IN MOTION: Select “ON” if you want to turn on the red light on the
base.
•
All Reset: “Yes” allows you to restore the default settings.
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Specifications summary
Panel Type
Panel size
Max. Resolution
Pixel pitch
Brightness (Typ.)
Contrast Ratio (Typ.)
Viewing angle(H/V) CR>10
Display colors
Response time
Color temperature selection
Digital input
Colors
Power LED
Tilt
Swivel
Height adjustment
VESA wall mount
Kensington lock
Voltage rating
Temperature (Operating)
TFT LCD
27”W (16:9, 68.47 cm) wide screen
2560 x 1440
0.233 mm
350 cd/m2
1000:1
170˚/160˚
16.7 M
1 ms
4 color temperatures
DisplayPort v1.2 x 1
Black
White (On)/Amber (Standby)
+22˚~ -5˚
+60˚~ -60˚
120 mm
100 x 100 mm
Yes
AC: 100~240V
DC: 19V, 4.74A (AC adapter)
Power On: < 90 W, Standby: < 0.5 W,
Power Off: < 0.5 W
0˚C~40˚C
Temperature (Non-operating)
-20˚C~+60˚C
Dimensions (W x H x D)
619.7 mm x 362.9 mm x 237.9 mm (machine)
756 mm x 456 mm x 300 mm (package)
7 kg (Net); 10.5 kg (Gross)
21 languages (English, French, German,
Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian,
Czech, Croatian, Polish, Romanian, Hungarian,
Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese,
Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indonesia, Persian)
DP cable, USB cable, power adapter, power
cord, Driver and Manual CD, Quick start guide,
warranty card
Energy Star®, CB, CE, CU, CCC, UL/cUL, FCC,
C-Tick, BSMI, VCCI, RoHS, WEEE, J-MOSS,
ErP, PSE, CEL Level 1, Windows 7 WHQL,
Windows 8.1 WHQL, KCC, E-Standby
Power consumption
Weight (Esti.)
Multi-languages
Accessories
Regulation approvals
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Troubleshooting (FAQ)
Problem
Power LED is not ON
The power LED lights amber and there is
no screen image
Screen image is too light or dark
Screen image is not centered or sized
properly
Possible Solution
• Press the button to check if the monitor
is in the ON mode.
• Check if the power cord is properly
connected to the monitor and the power
outlet.
• Check if the monitor and the computer are
in the ON mode.
• Make sure the signal cable is properly
connected the monitor and the computer.
• Inspect the signal cable and make sure
none of the pins are bent.
• Connect the computer with another
available monitor to check if the computer
is properly working.
• Adjust the Contrast and Brightness
settings via OSD.
• Adjust the H-Position or V-Position
settings via OSD.
Screen image bounces or a wave pattern is • Make sure the signal cable is properly
connected to the monitor and the
present in the image
computer.
• Move electrical devices that may cause
electrical interference.
Screen image has color defects (white does • Inspect the signal cable and make sure
not look white)
that none of the pins are bent.
• Perform All Reset via OSD.
• Adjust the R/G/B color settings or select
the Color Temperature via OSD.
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Supported operating mode
Resolution Frequency
Refresh Rate
1280x960
60Hz
1280x1024
60Hz
1360x768
60Hz
1366x768
60Hz
1440x900
60Hz
1600x1200
60Hz
1680x1050
60Hz
1920x1080
60Hz
2560x1440
60Hz
2560x1440
85Hz
2560x1440
100Hz
2560x1440
120Hz
2560x1440
144Hz
Note:
G-SYNC supported NVIDIA GPUs: GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX
780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX
750, GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX
660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST. For other GPUs, please contact the manufactures whether they
can support or not.
The monitor is purposely supporting the NVIDIA G-SYNC technology and targeting NVIDIA graphics
solutions. The low resolution modes (640x480, 800x600, 1024x768) are not the supported timings of
the monitor.
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