27-inch, WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display with IPS technology provide wide-viewing angles, and clear, vivid visuals144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync technology for seamless visuals and smooth...
Two other expert review sites endorsed this PC display. This medium monitor received a "Gold" award from Pcper.com and the editor of Profesionalreview.com gave it a "Platinum" award and decided it was terrific.
Users have rated this flatpanel monitor on average 73%.
A few people who reviewed it thought it was well made. Djein said in their review of the Asus MG279Q “The build quality on the unit is also very solid and feels premium with plenty of adjustment options” but even so they scored the product 3 stars. In October J M Gittins wrote on Amazon “It also has the worst built in speakers I've heard on a monitor, they're about as tinny as the speakers on a smartphone” in their Asus MG279Q review but even so they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Neil rated it as excellent and he said “Solid build quility”.
One Asus MG279Q reviewer who purchased this PC monitor thought it was reliable. Expert website Tomshardware.com said “No further modification is required, which means it will run reliably al”.
One Asus MG279Q reviewer thought this PC monitor was strong and durable. Gadgetmunky wrote in their Asus MG279Q review on Amazon “Build quality is robust and the materials/finish is something you expect at this price” however despite that they gave it a rating of 2 stars.
Good Picture Quality
A number of Asus MG279Q owners wrote in their reviews that the Asus MG279Q had good picture quality. This month Guru3d.com wrote “Consistently good image quality” in their review of this PC monitor. Guru3d.com also said “Superior offaxis image quality to typical IPS screens”. Guru3d.com also wrote “Great picture quality, with superb brightness”.
Three people mentioned in their reviews that the Asus MG279Q had good colour saturation. Djein wrote in their review of this PC monitor “In terms of performance and picture quality this is the single best PC monitor I have had the pleasure of using the colours are bright and vivid, both in games” but they scored the Asus MG279Q 60 out of 100. In October last year Doregon rated the product 5 stars and wrote “The colours are even more vivid than my previous IPS monitor” in their review of the Asus MG279Q. Ryan Burgess gave it a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Just a fantastic monitor, looks amazing, colours are great”.
Several people who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Boogle mentioned in October last year “The anti-glare coating is pretty good too with only a very light grain on pure white” in their review. Gadgetmunky wrote on Amazon “Thin enough to maintain a clean and stylish looking appearance” but they only gave it a score of 2 stars. Kieran Serrao mentioned on Amazon this year “Pretty good screen, easily hits the criteria to be one of the greats for AMD graphics card users that want to use freesync”.
Some Asus MG279Q reviewers who bought it considered that it was a good design. Neilp wrote on Amazon “It does seem to be a design flaw with this particular monitor” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.
Several people considered that it was smooth. Mr. Steve wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “This makes it run as smooth as 60fps as no frames are being missed” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Mr. Steve also mentioned “Hopefully Freesync will smooth out some of the jagged edges with topsy tirvey frame rate”.
One customer considered that the Asus MG279Q was ergonomic. Guru3d.com wrote “Good control and ergonomic options” in their review of the Asus MG279Q.
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A Top Selling PC Monitor
Across all PC monitors, the MG279Q is one the most popular products currently on sale.
Easy to Use
A number of customers who reviewed it said that it was easy to use. A few weeks ago Djein said on Amazon “The OSD interface is easy to use with plenty of options to tune this display exactly how you want it” yet they only rated the product 3 stars. Gadgetmunky said in October last year “Settings are extremely easy to use and the menu is simple, fast” in their review of this PC monitor.
A number of people who purchased the Asus MG279Q considered that it was easy to use the menus. David Clark ( Vinaeire) said in his review of the Asus MG279Q last year “Once the settings were tweaked virtually perfect”. Mr. Steve wrote in October last year “The joystick behind the monitor to control settings is great and makes on the fly game mode change simple” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the Asus MG279Q a score of 4 stars.
Two Asus MG279Q reviewers who bought the product said that it had a good experience. Mike Morgan said on Amazon last year “1440p which truly is the best gaming experience” in his review of the Asus MG279Q. One Asus MG279Q owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Mr. Steve said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Easy to assemble, literally one screw (no screw driver needed”.
Asus PC Displays Have Good Reviews
Based on 13,047 owner and expert reviews, Asus has good reviews for its LCD screens. Asus also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers.
A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Asus MG279Q was thin. One Asus MG279Q owner thought the product was a good depth. Mr. Steve said in their Asus MG279Q review on Amazon last year “Give scenes a great amount of depth”.
One customer said in their reviews that it was tight. In October last year Gadgetmunky mentioned “This was probably owing to the tight pixel density and rich colour reproduction” in their review of this PC monitor but despite that they only gave it a score of 40 out of 100.
One Asus MG279Q owner who bought the product considered that it was thick. B mentioned in their Asus MG279Q review “Also had some random lines while playing a game on 144hz, actually we can clearly see a thick horizontal line passing from middle of the screen to top” but even so they only scored the product 40 out of 100.
One person thought it had email functionality. In October S. Taylor wrote in their review of this PC monitor “And if you contact amazon by email good luck getting someone with the reading comprehension to actually understand what you're saying”.
One Asus MG279Q reviewer concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Neil mentioned on Amazon “Other than that its great! USB 3.0 works great with my mouse” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.
Good Product Quality
A few people who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. 123321 mentioned last year “The quality is awesome and lifelike, 144fps is great on this screen”. B wrote on Amazon “Very good build quality and nice color reproduction” but in spite of that they scored it 40 out of 100. Gadgetmunky wrote in their review “Image quality however is stunning, went though several wallpapers at the native resolution” but they rated the Asus MG279Q 2 stars.
Good Technical Features
A number of customers concluded that it had good features. Guru3d.com mentioned “Rival from BenQ has more features” in their Asus MG279Q review.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as it.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Asus MX27[plb_2792831_price] which has better reviews; or the DELL P2715Q[plb_2678778_price], or the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which is cheaper.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus MG279Q has a built-in speaker. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the MG279Q also have a built-in speaker.
Alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at include a cheaper PC screen such as the Benq BL2420U[plb_2885076_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC screen such as the MG278Q[pl_3037824_price], or the MX27[pl_2792831_price] both from Asus.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
Comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for more than a year have horizontal viewing angles of between 18° and 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Asus MG279Q has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The Asus MG279Q has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average vertical viewing angle of similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MG279Q is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 10° to 180°.
Two HDMI Ports
Most PC displays of a comparable age and type to the MG279Q have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Asus MG279Q which has two HDMI ports.
Quite Large Color Gamut
LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the MG279Q have color gamuts of between 68% and 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%. At 100 percent, the Asus MG279Q has a fairly large color gamut compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the MG279Q.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The display brightness of LCD screens of this age and type range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus MG279Q has one of the brighter display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age.
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The Asus MG279Q has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. Across all PC screens of a similar type and age to the MG279Q the worst resolution is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.
Quite Fast Response Time
Across all the PC monitors of this type and age the response times range from 1ms to 40ms. With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the Asus MG279Q has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the MG279Q.
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A Bit Expensive
Several customers who purchased the Asus MG279Q thought it was not cheap. This year Jjholst scored this PC monitor 40 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “I asked for another exchange anyway because you want to get what you pay for with a monitor this expensive”. Kitguru.net mentioned “Also one of the most expensive G-Sync displays” yet they still rated it 4 stars. Guru3d.com said in their review of this PC monitor this year “A little more expensive than the competition” .
Several Asus MG279Q reviewers thought it was not good value for money. B wrote on Amazon “Overall I'm very disappointed with this monitor, this is not worth the price I paid for” in their review of the Asus MG279Q and scored this PC monitor 2 stars. Djein gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this PC monitor in October this year “Whether or not you can live with the faults, Considering the Price I paid for this monitor these issues are really unacceptable in my opinion”. J M Gittins wrote in their review of the Asus MG279Q on Amazon this month “Disappointing quality given the price”.
One Asus MG279Q reviewer wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was not a bargain for the price. This year Guru3d.com said in their review “Not exactly cheap”.
One Asus MG279Q owner who purchased the Asus MG279Q thought it did not have good technical guidance. S. Taylor wrote on Amazon in October this year “You try watching the first episode of Stranger Things on Netflix with the lights off and you can't help”.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus MG279Q does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been around for a comparable time to the MG279Q also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The Asus MG279Q is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which is also cheaper.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the MG279Q, the Asus MG279Q does not have an integrated card reader.
The cheapeast medium monitors that have been available for more than a year that we found costs £46 and the most expensive costs £4,106. We think that this PC screen looks expensive for a PC display of a comparable age and type.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.
Only Has One Cable Included
The Asus MG279Q has a greater number of cables included than most similar spec PC displays that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC monitor. The cables included Mini DisplayPort are also found on this LCD screen.
With a weight of 7.3 kilograms, the Asus MG279Q is one of the heavier PC displays of a similar age and spec to the MG279Q amongst medium monitors of this age. The average weight of medium monitors that were released one year ago is 5kg.
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
At 0.5 Watts, the Asus MG279Q has a fairly high power consumption when off compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than a year. The power consumptions when off of PC monitors that were released one year ago range from 0.005W to 350W, and the average power consumption when off is 1.6W.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This PC screen was released over a year ago.
Average Running Costs
The MG279Q has an average 5 year running cost of £63 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 505 LCD screens of a similar age and type.
At 625 millimeters, the Asus MG279Q has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the MG279Q.
Flatpanel monitors with a wider width that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] (699.5mm and cheaper), the Benq BL2420U[plb_2885076_price] (563.2mm and cheaper), or the DELL P2715Q[plb_2678778_price] (640.74mm and cheaper).
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