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21 Reasons For
Several customers said that the product was good looking. In September Bascule_thi_teller wrote on Amazon “The colours pop beautifully” in their review and scored the product 4 stars. Ben W wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “The IPS panel is gorgeous from any angle” in his review of this PC monitors. In September this year D. M. wrote in their Asus PG279Q review on Amazon “Beautiful colours, great contrast” and scored it 4 stars.
A few Asus PG279Q owners who reviewed it concluded that it was smooth. Amazon Customer gave the Asus PG279Q a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon this month “So buttery smooth”. In September this year G. Rees mentioned “The usual full complement of adjustments although i found the movements a little stiff, still smooth” in their review of the Asus PG279Q. George Broadbent wrote on Amazon “165hz is really smooth” in his review of this PC monitors and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100.
A number of Asus PG279Q reviewers thought this PC monitors was a good design. In September last year Illegitimi Non Carborundum mentioned in their Asus PG279Q review on Amazon “Clean design, excellent IPS G-Synch HDMI monitor” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. In September James wrote in his review on Amazon “The chassis design feels high quality” and gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100. A few weeks ago Reu wrote “I personally prefer Asus's design with the consistent sized bevel around the screen”.
A number of Asus PG279Q owners who bought the product considered that it had a thick frame. G. Rees said on Amazon this year “The screen itself has a very thin bezel and two of these (if money was no issue that is) would look seamless next to each other” in their review of this PC monitors. This month James mentioned on Amazon “The premium is soaked up by its apperance, very thin bezel, high quality finish”.
One customer who reviewed the Asus PG279Q thought it was neat. Michael Stachowiak mentioned in his review of the Asus PG279Q “Its neat, especially when you want to turn on the blue light filter at night time” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
Several Asus PG279Q owners reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Alex and he said on Amazon this month “The jump from 1440p was very noticeable and the colours on this ips display are simply amazing”. Bascule_thi_teller said in their review of the Asus PG279Q “The colours pop beautifully” and gave the Asus PG279Q a rating of 4 stars. This year D. M. wrote in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Beautiful colours, great contrast”.
Some Asus PG279Q reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. This year Amazon Customer wrote “Its still a good feature especially for graphics card that are getting less than 60 fps” and scored it 99 out of 100. Hoverdonkey wrote “FPS counter, as well as the amazing picture quality, colour reproduction”. Ian Moylan scored it 99 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “Best Monitor ever providing you have a good graphics or”.
Several people said that the product had a good refresh rate. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon in September this year “1440p ips is fantastic specially that graphics card arent able to run 4k at 144 refresh rate so Im really satisfied with this resolution”. In September Daint46 said “The panel itself is a joy to use as colours are super vibrant and the resolution and super high refresh rate are amazing when gaming”. John said in his review on Amazon this year “First of all, I have to say I was blown away by the performance of the monitor in terms of the magnificent refresh rate” however only gave the Asus PG279Q a rating of 2 stars.
Some customers who reviewed the Asus PG279Q reckoned that it was well made. Amazon Customer wrote in their review “While Asus have a solid product with great features”. Andrew said on Amazon in September this year “Nvidia G-Sync capability for the elimination of screentear and a solid frame-smoothing feature” in his Asus PG279Q review. Bing wrote on Amazon this month “Using a 980ti I get a solid 70fps in bf4! Buy it if you are serious about quality!” in their review of this PC monitors.
Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. This month D. M. mentioned “It feels sturdy and like a very premium product”. In the same month Daint46 said “The stand is very sturdy and thhe swiveling” in their review of this PC monitors.
One person reckoned that the Asus PG279Q was reliable. Sui wrote on Amazon in September “Of course Amazon's reliable returns policy should the worst happen”.
Good Product Quality
A number of Asus PG279Q reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was good quality. Adam Kinsella mentioned on Amazon “High Quality Gaming Monitor for Nvidia Graphics card” in his review of the Asus PG279Q. Adam Kinsella also mentioned “Very good high quality gaming monitor”. In September Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Very good quality and has really enhanced my gaming”.
This LCD screen received an "Editor's Choice" from both Hothardware.com and Tweaktown.com, both of which said that this PC screen was superb.
The experts at three additional expert review sites endorsed this medium monitor. The expert at HEXUS.net thought that this PC display was pioneering and gave it an "Innovation" award and it received a Gamestar.de"Platinum" award. Also, the expert at Pcper.com gave this medium monitor a "Gold" award and wrote it was excellent.
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A Best Selling Flatpanel Monitor
The PG279Q is a popular choice of PC monitor.
Good Technical Features
Several Asus PG279Q reviewers said in their reviews that the product had good features. Amazon Customer wrote “While Asus have a solid product with great features” in their review of the Asus PG279Q. Amazon Customer also mentioned “It really is an amazing screen with a lot of great features.”. Andrew wrote this month “This panel has lots of bells and whistles for the serious gamer” in his review of the Asus PG279Q however despite that only gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100.
User Reviews Are Average
Based on 168 user reviews the average user rating of this medium monitor is 74%.
Asus Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
Asus medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all LCD screens Asus is one of the superior brands.
Several Asus PG279Q reviewers who bought the product wrote that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Illegitimi Non Carborundum wrote last year “Clean design, excellent IPS G-Synch HDMI monitor and 165 Hz max” and gave this PC monitors a score of 99 out of 100.
One Asus PG279Q reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. G. Rees wrote in September “Also has 2x USB 3.0 ports and a headphone jack on the back”.
Some Asus PG279Q owners who reviewed it concluded that it was thin. A few weeks ago G. Rees said “The screen itself has a very thin bezel and two of these (if money was no issue that is) would look seamless next to each other” in their review of the Asus PG279Q and rated it 5 stars. James mentioned on Amazon this month “The premium is soaked up by its apperance, very thin bezel, high quality finish” in his review of this PC monitors. In September last year Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this PC monitors on expert review site Digital Versus “The PG279Q inherits much from its predecessor, with a matte black plastic finish and a very slim screen bezel”.
One Asus PG279Q reviewer who purchased the product thought it was a good height. Will wrote “It is very easy to adjust height & tilt”.
One customer who bought the product wrote that it was good structurally. Sir Digby Chicken Caesar mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Such a shame, build construction is superb, colours are very good, screen uniformity is excellent” but even so only gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.
Acceptable Noise Level
One person thought the product was quiet. Last year Michael Stachowiak wrote on Amazon “In the absence of sound, they do the job, very quiet at best”.
Only Released Six Months Ago
The PG279Q was only relased by Asus six months ago. Newer PC monitors like this one are likely to have more advanced features.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus PG279Q has a built-in speaker. Most of the other LCD screens that have been available for the last year also have a built-in speaker.
Other PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Eizo FlexScan EV2750 (£629.00), or the DELL UP2715K (£634.80).
Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the Acer XB271HU.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Asus PG279Q has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other recently released medium monitors. The horizontal viewing angles of flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the PG279Q range from 89° to 180°.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the PG279Q is 170°. The Asus PG279Q has a quite wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the PG279Q.
Has One Cable Included
The Asus PG279Q has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included AC|Audio (3.5mm)|HDMI|USB are also found on this Asus flatpanel monitor.
Fairly Large Color Gamut
The smallest color gamut of medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months is 68%, the largest is 120%, and the average color gamut is 83%. With a color gamut of 100 percent, the Asus PG279Q has one of the larger color gamuts amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
Across all the latest medium monitors the display brightness range from 200 cd/m² to 800 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus PG279Q has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other latest PC monitors.
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Asus PG279Q is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC monitor, which is the most common resolution. Across all medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the PG279Q the worst resolution is 720 x 400 and the best is 3840 x 2160.
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A Bit Expensive
Seven Asus PG279Q reviewers said in their reviews that it was not cheap. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “There is far too much Back light bleed for such an expensive” and rated the Asus PG279Q 1 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “In some ways overpriced monitor”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “It's an expensive screen, especially given the horrible quality control”.
Several Asus PG279Q owners who reviewed it considered that it was not good value for money. In September this year Amazon Customer said in their review of this PC monitors “A steep price and questionable quality control are two major things to consider when buying this screen” but even so scored the product 4 stars. J.t mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon this month “It's a hefty price to pay for a 1440p monitor”.
Difficult to Use
Eight customers said in their reviews that it was not easy to use. This year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Asus apparently have horrible quality control” in their review but even so still gave it a rating of 4 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “It's an expensive screen, especially given the horrible quality control”. Amazon Customer also said “A steep price and questionable quality control are two major things to consider when buying this screen”.
Several Asus PG279Q owners said in their reviews that it was not easy to use the menus. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer said in their Asus PG279Q review on Amazon “Even though I've turned a few graphic settings down the added resolution genuinely makes games look better, or maybe that's just the quality of the monitor! It's spectacular”. S. Roberts wrote “Seriously what ips panel doesnt? Tips for checking, is make sure you configure the settings to the monitor, there's a information online for this” in their review however despite that still scored the product 99 out of 100. Will said on Amazon “Out of the box the default settings are not quite right”.
One Asus PG279Q reviewer who bought the Asus PG279Q thought it was not easy to handle. Stan Ogden said on Amazon “Poor handling or initial quality control were probably the cause” in his Asus PG279Q review. One person who reviewed it said that it did not have a good experience. Mike wrote this month “From my experience they sounded terrible” in his Asus PG279Q review.
One Asus PG279Q owner who purchased it concluded that it was not comfortable and easy to hold.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other LCD screens that were launched in the last 12 months, the Asus PG279Q does not have an integrated card reader.
We compared this PC screen to all the other PC screens with an integrated card reader and we think the DELL UP2715K (£634.80) is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other new similar spec PC monitors, the Asus PG279Q is not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus PG279Q does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last year also do not have a built-in camera.
Expensive for a Recently Released PC Monitor
We thought that this Asus PC monitor looks expensive for a recently released PC monitor. The price range of medium monitors that have been around for the last year is from £42 to £3,140.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The Asus PG279Q is a two USB 3.0 port PC monitor.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Running Costs Are High
The PG279Q is in the most expensive 3% of all 371 latest medium monitors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the PG279Q is £145.
The weights of similar spec PC monitors that have been available for the last year range from 2.6g to 33kg, and the average weight is 4.8kg. The Asus PG279Q is one of the heavier newly released medium monitors (7 kilograms) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age.
Fairly High Power Consumption When Off
The Asus PG279Q has a quite high power consumption when off (0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other latest medium monitors. Across all the medium monitors that came out around the same time as the PG279Q the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 4.3W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.4W.
1 Other reason to consider the Asus PG279Q
At 619.77 millimeters, the Asus PG279Q has a relatively standard width compared to most of the other new medium monitors.
If you would consider a PC screen with a wider width then you might want to look at the DELL UP2715K (£634.80) (637.3mm) which is also higher rated.
2560 x 1440
HD, Quad HD, Wide Quad HD
SRGB Display Feature
Vertical Scan Range
30 - 165
Horizontal Scan Range
34 - 209
0.233 x 0.233
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
3.0, 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), 3.1
USB 3.0 Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Built-In USB Hub
RMS Rated Audio Power
Windows Operating System
Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8
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