ASUS Designo MX27AQ is a 27-inch, WQHD (2560 x 1440) LCD monitor with stereo speakers powered by a combination of ICEpower, a Bang & Olufsen technology, a MobileSound 3 chip and ASUS SonicMaster...
The average owner rating of this medium monitor is excellent based on 139 owner reviews.
Good Picture Quality
Several Asus MX27 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good picture quality. Brian Ellis said two years ago “This screen is so lovely been watching some 4k hd Videos and the picture quality colour etc is amazing”. Three years ago Buster gave the product an excellent review score and he wrote on Amazon “Great image quality and great audio for the size plus it looks gorgeous either on or off”. Camazon Wustomer mentioned on Amazon “PSU is rated at 64.98 watts, so I imagine this panels improved image quality/technology requires a little more power”.
Several people considered that this PC monitor had good colour saturation. A. Shiell wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Contrast, colours etc all brilliant” although they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. In December last year Allphil wrote in their Asus MX27 review on Amazon “Vibrant colours, great speakers”. Angus said on Amazon two years ago “Excellent monitor, everything looks better, colours are richer, details are clearer”.
One Asus MX27 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it had clear images. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Asus MX27 review on Amazon “Bright clear image” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars. One person who reviewed the product wrote that it had a sharp image. Three years ago Anthony Hold said in his review on Amazon “The colours are so rich and bright, great sharpness”.
One person said in their reviews that it had a good contrast ratio. Camazon Wustomer gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “A better contrast ratio than lots of other models (that overstate the contrast ratio in marketing hype)” in their review of the Asus MX27.
One Asus MX27 reviewer who bought the Asus MX27 reckoned that it had image ghosting. Techguy wrote “This is better for your eyes in the long run!Refresh rate is fast, very little ghosting so it's good for gaming” in their review of this PC monitor.
A few Asus MX27 reviewers who bought the product said that it was thin. Adam wrote on Amazon “Fantastic looking monitor with a slim bezel” and scored the product very highly. Anthony Hold mentioned “The screen itself is thin, sleek and sophisticated in its design” in his Asus MX27 review. Chris wrote “The slim besel design and sundial stand looks slick”.
Several people said in their reviews that it was a good height. Magpie mentioned in their review of the Asus MX27 on Amazon “Lovely - although no height adjustment”. Magpie also mentioned “I have mine on a shelf so the height is perfect.”. Magpie also mentioned “It has height adjustment”.
Some customers who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was a good size. Jake wrote on Amazon “I'd rather spend that little bit extra to have everything working smoothly.- Good size and resolution”. Thomas Coote gave it a very good review and he said on Amazon “27 inches is a good size for any desk, although you definitely shouldn't be setting with your eyes inches from this thing”.
One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good depth. Adam wrote in his review of the Asus MX27 last year “Colour depth looks great particularly in games, makes such a difference to viewing images compared to my old Hanns-G monitor” and scored the Asus MX27 5 stars.
One Asus MX27 owner who reviewed it thought it was tight. Buster rated it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Asus MX27 “I chose this unit for it's looks and claimed audio abilities to partner a 2012 Mac Mini (tight space and preferred to avoid external speakers)Not the cheapest”.
Easy to Use
Some Asus MX27 owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Brian Ellis scored it 80 out of 100 and he said in his review of the Asus MX27 “Handy that I had one laying around”. Camazon Wustomer said three years ago “You'll likely make mistakes if you are looking to use it solely for this purpose.(Above 400 Pixel/sec LtoR pan, convergence suffers)For everyday full HD multimedia use”. Jp mentioned also three years ago “Great monitor, minimum fuss setting up, decent pre-sets, easy to use, very easy on the eye” in their review.
A number of people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had a good experience. Haitao Mo wrote three years ago “The whole experience is just exciting, as if I had bought a new computer” in their review. Mr Peter W Lascelles mentioned in his review of the Asus MX27 “Great widescreen experience, bought this to run pc”. W. Park wrote two years ago “Have been using it every day since, so I think I have enough experience with it now to write what I think about it” in their review of this PC monitor.
Five Asus MX27 owners reckoned that the Asus MX27 had a touch sensitive screen. Three years ago Buster scored it very highly and he mentioned on Amazon “SSD in future)Ony slight negative is the touch sensitive controls are fiddly” in his review of the Asus MX27. Two years ago James K mentioned in his review “They're sort of touch sensitive and work fine once you get used to them” and scored it 4 stars. Mr. C. N. Watson said on Amazon “Love the touch sensitive buttons under the screen edge”.
Four Asus MX27 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. In December last year Christopher Gavey he wrote on Amazon “The on-screen menu is simple to operate” in his review. Two years ago Luke mentioned “If anyone has any configuration settings that fix the black levels or the "Normal" colour temp for this please comment”. Mr J Kennedy wrote “Excellent monitor plenty of menu options, let down slightly by the fact it was supplied with a continental 2 pin plug” in his review.
Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said on Amazon two years ago “Easy to set up”.
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A few customers who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was well made. Bryan Watt wrote “The speakers were somewhat disappointing, although may be on par with other built in speakers, so would recommend using externals for home” in his Asus MX27 review. Three years ago Charles Edwards scored it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “This monitor is everything Asus claims it to be and even the built in speakers are good.I have connected it to my PC with an HDMI cable”. Christopher Gavey mentioned in his Asus MX27 review on Amazon “The build quality is outstanding”.
Several Asus MX27 reviewers who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it was strong and durable. I. Coulton wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The build is sturdy as its aluminium”. Musicman mentioned “The stand is sturdy enough for me”.
Some customers wrote that it was reliable. Concept Filming said on Amazon “Love Asus stuff, they seem to make slightly more reliable technology compared to the bigger brands” in their review and scored the Asus MX27 very highly. Musicman mentioned last year “An excellent monitor which has proven very reliable”.
One person concluded that this PC monitor was easy to damage or scratch. T Taylor said on Amazon “It was as advertised quite damaged packaging, this in no way affected the quality of the product”.
Thirteen Asus MX27 reviewers said in their reviews that this PC monitor was good in terms of HDMI connections. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “HD vidoes at 1080 are just superb with very comfortable viewing angles.3) 2 HDMI ports” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. C. Quinn scored this PC monitor very highly and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Because it has it's own speakers and 2 HDMI ports it is perfectly suited to switch between the PS3”. Chris said on Amazon “It has a wide range of connections on the back with a handy 2 hdmi slots, which allow for an extended desktop setup or plugging in a game console”.
One Asus MX27 reviewer who bought the Asus MX27 considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Dj Snap said “Bright, has a very slim edge and has great connectivity options round the back”. One person concluded that the Asus MX27 had email functionality. Garyt wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “I could clearly see my Outlook email client burned into the screen”.
One Asus MX27 owner considered that the product was able to connect to the internet. Mr. M. Howe wrote on Amazon “ProsSuperb pictureDecent sound quality (used for PC's Internet radio)Good build qualityAesthetically pleasing” in their review of this PC monitor and scored it 5 stars.
A few Asus MX27 reviewers who bought this PC monitor considered that it was good looking. Adam gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and he wrote last year “In fact, I'm tempted to say this product looks as sexy when turned off as it does when turned on”. Anthony Hold rated the Asus MX27 as excellent and he said on Amazon three years ago “Was I glad to see the price! Great price for probably the most stylish and beautifully crafted screen I have come across” in his review of the Asus MX27. Ben Vamos said in his review of this PC monitor “Every time i sit down in front of the computer i go 'wow' that is a gorgeous picture!i am happy with the sound considering the size of the kit” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars.
A number of Asus MX27 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was a good design. Adam mentioned “The sun dial stand design is sturdy and easy to assemble, even by yourself”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Pros1) Excellent design” in their review of the Asus MX27. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Nice design and quality for money”.
Several Asus MX27 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was aesthetic. Deep21 wrote in their Asus MX27 review on Amazon in December last year “Although I've seen better displays, aesthetically this is a great looking monitor, although I would say that the B&O sound is over-hyped”. Fireball Dragon wrote “The monitor itself is built to a high finish and aesthetically pleasing” in their review of the Asus MX27.
Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Asus MX27 had a thick frame. Three years ago Mr Peter W Lascelles said “Ps3 have to say I have not been disappointed, looks very cool with thin bezel and image quality is amazing”. Last year Reviewstudio.net said “It looks absolutely stunning, with a very thin bezel and a relatively robust construction”.
One Asus MX27 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. Adam wrote in his Asus MX27 review last year “The smooth bezel really is worth a few extra pounds” and scored it 5 stars.
Good Product Quality
Several Asus MX27 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was good quality. Alex wrote three years ago “Sound quality is also excellent and having 2 HDMI ports is fantastic” in his review. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Asus MX27 on Amazon two years ago “Looks really trendy.2) Amazing picture quality”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “1 W when in standby.6) Excellent sound quality”.
Some customers said in their reviews that the Asus MX27 was good value for money. Anthony Hold scored the product 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Came across this slightly bigger and more elegant monitor from ASUS and was I glad to see the price! Great price for probably the most stylish”. Bryan Watt mentioned in his Asus MX27 review two years ago “Good looking monitor and great price” and rated it 4 stars. Bryan Watt also said “For the price - pretty good value”.
Several Asus MX27 owners thought it was a bargain for the price. M. Tsimaris said in their Asus MX27 review on Amazon “In reality is built cheap and you most likely have defects (I mean come on.3 out of 3 says it all).2”.
Acceptable Noise Level
A number of Asus MX27 owners thought the Asus MX27 was noisy. A. Shiell said in their review of the Asus MX27 three years ago “Its only loud enough for a small room” nonetheless they only rated the product 3 stars. Also three years ago Camazon Wustomer said “The Bang & Olufsen ICEpower internal amplifier and internal speakers are very much louder than any monitor I've had” in their review of the Asus MX27. Jess wrote in his review on Amazon “Are actually fairly loud when you need them to be”.
Good Sound Quality
A few Asus MX27 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had good sound quality. Camazon Wustomer scored the product 4 stars and said on Amazon “The resultant quality of the audio is adequate” in their review. Chris gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor “Clear.#60hz ips with 5ms response time makes this great for gaming too.#The sound quality”. Deep21 said in their Asus MX27 review “Audio quality is only slightly better than any other integral monitor speakers” .
The MX27 is one the best selling LCD screen currently available for sale.
Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors
On average Asus medium monitors have good ratings as do all PC monitors manufactured by Asus.
Good Technical Features
Some customers who purchased it concluded that it had good features. Mr. C. N. Watson wrote on Amazon “Great monitor with excellent picture and features”. Vladimir R. scored this PC monitor 5 stars and wrote two years ago “This guy does the job really well.+1) Very bright colours2) Very stylish3) Great features (easy to tilt, clean, small bezel”.
Good Environmental Credentials
One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of power usage. Ps4veteran mentioned in their review on Amazon “The power usage is brilliant, with brightness all the way down it only uses 9w”.
One Asus MX27 reviewer considered that it had good technical guidance. Three years ago Brownwood wrote in their review “When one compares it with the sound delivered by other monitors it is quite outstanding The instructions supplied are useless”.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to it.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC screens that have an LED Display and we think a cheaper PC screen such as the LG 34UC87C[plb_2969397_price] or you might consider a higher scoring PC screen such as the Philips BDM3270QP[plb_2997136_price] are also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus MX27 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MX27.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Asus MG278Q[plb_3037824_price] which is cheaper; or the Philips BDM3270QP[plb_2997136_price] which has better reviews.
Other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider include the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price].
Two HDMI Ports
The Asus MX27 is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
At 300 candellas per square meter, the Asus MX27 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago. The dimmest display brightness of similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the MX27 is 25 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
5 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus MX27 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the MX27 also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Most medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the MX27 are not 3D compatible. The Asus MX27 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Asus MX27 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age also do not have an integrated card reader.
LCD screens of this type and age range in price from £46 to £4,106. We think that this PC screen looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of this type and age.
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Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays that are a comparable age to it.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Asus released the MX27.
OK Running Costs
Based on average energy prices we estimate that the MX27 will cost £62 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 505 PC screens of a comparable age and type.
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