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23 Reasons For
Some people who purchased it agreed that it was well made. B mentioned in their review of the Asus MG279Q “Very good build quality and nice color reproduction”. Djein mentioned on Amazon “The build quality on the unit is also very solid and feels premium with plenty of adjustment options”. J M Gittins said 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 review of the Asus MG279Q however despite that only rated the product 60 out of 100.
One Asus MG279Q owner who bought it mentioned that it was reliable. expert website Tomshardware.com wrote “No further modification is required, which means it will run reliably al” in their Asus MG279Q review. One person who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Gadgetmunky mentioned on Amazon “Build quality is robust and the materials/finish is something you expect at this price”.
Two other expert review sites endorsed this medium monitor. This LCD screen received a "Gold" award from Pcper.com and it received a Profesionalreview.com"Platinum" award.
The experts at three other expert review sites all said that this PC screen was good. Nordichardware.se gave this LCD screen a "Best Product" award, it received a "Good Product" award from SweClockers.com and it received a "Worth Buying" award from Kitguru.net.
Good Picture Quality
Some customers mentioned that it had good picture quality. Gadgetmunky mentioned on Amazon “Image quality however is stunning, went though several wallpapers at the native resolution” nonetheless only gave it a score of 40 out of 100. Guru3d.com mentioned “Consistently good image quality” in their review of this PC monitors. Guru3d.com also said “Superior offaxis image quality to typical IPS screens”.
A few customers who reviewed the Asus MG279Q concluded that it had good colour saturation. A few weeks ago Djein mentioned on Amazon “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” in their review of this PC monitors. Doregon said in their Asus MG279Q review “The colours are even more vivid than my previous IPS monitor” and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100. Ryan Burgess said in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon last year “Just a fantastic monitor, looks amazing, colours are great” and scored it 5 stars.
Across all PC monitors, the MG279Q is one the best selling products currently on sale.
Average Owner Reviews
People who bought this flatpanel monitor rated this PC display 73 out of 100 on average.
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A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the Asus MG279Q was good looking. Boogle mentioned on Amazon last year “The anti-glare coating is pretty good too with only a very light grain on pure white”. Gadgetmunky mentioned “Thin enough to maintain a clean and stylish looking appearance” in their review of the Asus MG279Q nonetheless only rated the product 40 out of 100. Kieran Serrao and mentioned “Pretty good screen, easily hits the criteria to be one of the greats for AMD graphics card users that want to use freesync”.
A few customers who reviewed this PC monitors said that it was a good design. Neilp wrote in their Asus MG279Q review a few weeks ago “It does seem to be a design flaw with this particular monitor”.
A few Asus MG279Q reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Asus MG279Q was smooth. Mr. Steve mentioned in their Asus MG279Q review on Amazon “This makes it run as smooth as 60fps as no frames are being missed”. Mr. Steve also said “Hopefully Freesync will smooth out some of the jagged edges with topsy tirvey frame rate”.
One Asus MG279Q owner who bought this PC monitors concluded that it was ergonomic. In August this year Guru3d.com wrote “Good control and ergonomic options” in their Asus MG279Q review.
Easy to Use
Three people who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use. Djein wrote “The OSD interface is easy to use with plenty of options to tune this display exactly how you want it”. Last year Gadgetmunky mentioned in their review of the Asus MG279Q on Amazon “Settings are extremely easy to use and the menu is simple, fast”. Guru3d.com wrote this year “Good control and ergonomic options” in their review.
Some Asus MG279Q owners considered that it was easy to use the menus. David Clark ( Vinaeire) and he mentioned on Amazon “Once the settings were tweaked virtually perfect” in his review of this PC monitors. Mr. Steve said on Amazon “The joystick behind the monitor to control settings is great and makes on the fly game mode change simple”.
Some Asus MG279Q reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good experience. Mike Morgan scored it 99 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “1440p which truly is the best gaming experience”. One Asus MG279Q owner reckoned that this PC monitors was easy to assemble. Mr. Steve said “Easy to assemble, literally one screw (no screw driver needed” in their review and scored the product 80 out of 100.
Asus Has Good PC Display Reviews
Medium monitors produced by Asus have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC displays (not just medium monitors) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.
Two customers who purchased the product wrote that it was thin. Gadgetmunky wrote in their review on Amazon “Thin enough to maintain a clean”. One Asus MG279Q owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good depth. Mr. Steve mentioned on Amazon “Give scenes a great amount of depth” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.
One person reckoned that the product was tight. Gadgetmunky mentioned on Amazon “This was probably owing to the tight pixel density and rich colour reproduction” in their review of this PC monitors but in spite of that only rated the Asus MG279Q 2 stars.
One Asus MG279Q reviewer thought this PC monitors was thick. B mentioned in their Asus MG279Q review on Amazon last year “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”.
One customer wrote in their reviews that it had email functionality. S. Taylor mentioned on Amazon in August “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 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Neil gave it a score of 99 out of 100 and he wrote in his Asus MG279Q review on Amazon last year “Other than that its great! USB 3.0 works great with my mouse”.
Good Product Quality
A number of people who reviewed this PC monitors wrote that it was good quality. 123321 wrote “The quality is awesome and lifelike, 144fps is great on this screen” in their Asus MG279Q review. B mentioned in their review on Amazon in August last year “Very good build quality and nice color reproduction”. Gadgetmunky wrote in their Asus MG279Q review “Image quality however is stunning, went though several wallpapers at the native resolution”.
Good Technical Features
Some Asus MG279Q reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features. In August Guru3d.com said “Rival from BenQ has more features” in their Asus MG279Q review.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Asus MG279Q is 100000000:1. That's over twenty times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1.
A 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is actually the best contrast ratio across all medium monitors that are a comparable age to the MG279Q.
Across comparable types of PC display the worst contrast ratio is Mega Contrast.
There are a number of other PC screens that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Acer XB280HK (£349.99), or the Asus MG278Q (£398.15).
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus MG279Q has a built-in speaker. Most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think because of it's better review score, the BDM3270QP (£383.14), and the BDM4065UC (£1,599.98) both from Philips or the Asus MG278Q (£398.15) is also worth considering.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angles of PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the MG279Q range from 18° to 180°. The Asus MG279Q has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the MG279Q.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
At 178 degrees, the Asus MG279Q has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the MG279Q. Similar spec PC monitors that were released one year ago have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°.
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Asus MG279Q is more than most medium monitors that were released more than a year ago. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on LCD screens of a similar age and type to the MG279Q.
Quite Large Color Gamut
The Asus MG279Q has a quite large color gamut (100 percent) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the MG279Q. Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MG279Q have color gamuts of between 68% and 110%.
Two HDMI Ports
The Asus MG279Q is a two HDMI port LCD screen.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus MG279Q has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the MG279Q. The dimmest display brightness of PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the MG279Q is 25 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Asus MG279Q is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). LCD screens that came out around the same time as the MG279Q graphics resolutions range from 720 x 400 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).
Quite Fast Response Time
The response times of comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MG279Q range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 5.8ms. At only 4 milliseconds, the Asus MG279Q has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the MG279Q.
10 Reasons Against
A Bit Expensive
A few customers who bought it said that it was not cheap. Jjholst said “I asked for another exchange anyway because you want to get what you pay for with a monitor this expensive” in their Asus MG279Q review and gave the product a score of 40 out of 100. Kitguru.net wrote “Also one of the most expensive G-Sync displays” in their review. In August Guru3d.com wrote “A little more expensive than the competition” in their Asus MG279Q review.
Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was not good value for money. Last year B mentioned “Overall I'm very disappointed with this monitor, this is not worth the price I paid for”. This month Djein said “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”. This year J M Gittins said in their review of the Asus MG279Q “Disappointing quality given the price”.
One Asus MG279Q owner thought it was not a bargain for the price. This month Guru3d.com said in their review “Not exactly cheap”.
One customer said in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. S. Taylor gave the product a score of 20 out of 100 and said on Amazon this month “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 medium monitors 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. Most of the other PC displays of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the MG279Q, the Asus MG279Q does not have an integrated card reader.
Not Cheap Compared to Other Flatpanel Monitors of a Comparable Spec and Age
After checking the price of 450 flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age they range in price from £51 to £5,066. We thought that this LCD screen looks expensive for a PC monitor of a comparable spec and age.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many PC monitors of a similar spec and age to it.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago.
At 7.3 kilograms, the Asus MG279Q is quite heavy compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age. The lightest comparable spec flatpanel monitor that is a similar age to the MG279Q is 2.3g weight, the heaviest is 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.
Fairly High Power Consumption When Off
The power consumptions when off of flatpanel monitors of this age and type range from 0.0005W to 1.2W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.36W. When compared to other medium monitors that were released one year ago, the power consumption when off of the Asus MG279Q of 0.5 Watts is one of the highest.
4 Other reasons to consider the Asus MG279Q
Released Over a Year Ago
This PC display was released over a year ago.
OK Running Costs
The average 5 year running cost of the MG279Q is £63 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 486 PC screens of this age and spec.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper PC display such as the Eizo EV2455 (£326.99) or you might consider a higher Rating PC display such as the Philips BDM3270QP (£383.14), or the Benq XR3501 (£580.01).
+2 Other reasons
At 625 millimeters, the Asus MG279Q has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than a year.
If you would consider a LCD screen with a wider width then you might want to look at the DELL P2715Q (£299.99) (640.74mm and cheaper).
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