Furthermore, the reviewer at HEXUS.net gave this PC screen an "Innovation" award and decided it was pioneering and the writer at Gamestar.de concluded that it was superb and gave it a "Platinum" award. This medium monitor also received a Pcper.com"Gold" award.
Based on 169 owner reviews the average owner rating of this PC screen is 74%.
A number of Asus PG279Q reviewers who reviewed the Asus PG279Q reckoned that it was well made. This year Andrew said “Nvidia G-Sync capability for the elimination of screentear and a solid frame-smoothing feature” in his Asus PG279Q review. Bing said a few weeks ago “Using a 980ti I get a solid 70fps in bf4! Buy it if you are serious about quality!” in their review of this PC monitor. Daint46 wrote on Amazon “The build quality is top notch and looks”.
A number of people reckoned that it was strong and durable. In December this year D. M. wrote in their review of the Asus PG279Q “It feels sturdy and like a very premium product”. This year Daint46 mentioned on Amazon “The stand is very sturdy and thhe swiveling” in their review of this PC monitor.
One customer who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was reliable. Sui said in their review of the Asus PG279Q on Amazon this year “Of course Amazon's reliable returns policy should the worst happen”.
Some Asus PG279Q reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was good looking. Bascule_thi_teller scored the Asus PG279Q 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The colours pop beautifully” in their review. Ben W said “The IPS panel is gorgeous from any angle” and rated it as excellent. D. M. said in their review of this PC monitor this month “Beautiful colours, great contrast” and rated the Asus PG279Q 4 stars.
Seven customers said in their reviews that the product was smooth. This year Amazon Customer said “So buttery smooth”. G. Rees scored this PC monitor 5 stars and said in their review of the Asus PG279Q also this year “The usual full complement of adjustments although i found the movements a little stiff, still smooth”. George Broadbent rated it as excellent and he said on Amazon “165hz is really smooth”.
Three Asus PG279Q reviewers who purchased this PC monitor considered that it was a good design. Illegitimi Non Carborundum rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “Clean design, excellent IPS G-Synch HDMI monitor”. James wrote in his review in December this year “The chassis design feels high quality”. Reu mentioned “I personally prefer Asus's design with the consistent sized bevel around the screen” in their review of the Asus PG279Q and gave it a score of 4 stars.
Two customers who reviewed it considered that it had a thick frame. One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was neat. Michael Stachowiak wrote “Its neat, especially when you want to turn on the blue light filter at night time”.
Good Product Quality
Twenty-one Asus PG279Q reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good quality. Adam Kinsella wrote on Amazon “High Quality Gaming Monitor for Nvidia Graphics card”. Adam Kinsella also wrote “Very good high quality gaming monitor”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Asus PG279Q “Very good quality and has really enhanced my gaming”.
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Good Picture Quality
Eight people who reviewed the Asus PG279Q concluded that it had good colour saturation. A few weeks ago Alex gave it an excellent review and he mentioned in his review of the Asus PG279Q on Amazon “The jump from 1440p was very noticeable and the colours on this ips display are simply amazing”. This month Denver said in his review of the Asus PG279Q on Amazon “Then when the screen is displaying light colours there are several bright blotches on the screen in all kinds of places.” however he scored it 2 stars. This year M. Wagstaff mentioned “The display looks amazing, colours really stand out” in their review and gave the Asus PG279Q a rating of 5 stars.
Some customers who bought the product said that it had good picture quality. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “Its still a good feature especially for graphics card that are getting less than 60 fps” in their review of this PC monitor. Hoverdonkey said in their review on Amazon in December last year “FPS counter, as well as the amazing picture quality, colour reproduction”. Ian Moylan said “Best Monitor ever providing you have a good graphics or” in his review and gave it a score of 5 stars.
Seven people agreed that it had a good refresh rate. Amazon Customer said “1440p ips is fantastic specially that graphics card arent able to run 4k at 144 refresh rate so Im really satisfied with this resolution” . This year Daint46 mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “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” and scored the Asus PG279Q 80 out of 100. John said in his review “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 he rated this PC monitor 40 out of 100.
The PG279Q is a popular choice of PC display.
Good Technical Features
A number of people wrote in their reviews that the product had good features. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Asus PG279Q this month “While Asus have a solid product with great features”. Amazon Customer also said “It really is an amazing screen with a lot of great features.”. Andrew said in the same month “This panel has lots of bells and whistles for the serious gamer” yet he gave the product a score of 2 stars.
We calculated the average reviews for all Asus flatpanel monitors and also specifically for Asus medium monitors and found that in both cases Asus had good reviews.
Two Asus PG279Q owners who bought it reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. One Asus PG279Q reviewer concluded that the product was good in terms of USB connections. In December this year G. Rees said in their review of the Asus PG279Q “Also has 2x USB 3.0 ports and a headphone jack on the back”.
One customer considered that it was able to connect to the internet.
A number of Asus PG279Q reviewers who reviewed the Asus PG279Q concluded that it was thin. This year G. Rees mentioned “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”. James gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars and he said a few weeks ago “The premium is soaked up by its apperance, very thin bezel, high quality finish”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “The PG279Q inherits much from its predecessor, with a matte black plastic finish and a very slim screen bezel” and gave it a score of 5 stars.
One person who reviewed the product thought it was good structurally. Sir Digby Chicken Caesar mentioned in their Asus PG279Q review on Amazon a few weeks ago “Such a shame, build construction is superb, colours are very good, screen uniformity is excellent”.
One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was a good height. Will gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said “It is very easy to adjust height & tilt” in his review.
Acceptable Noise Level
One Asus PG279Q owner who reviewed the product said that it was quiet. Michael Stachowiak gave this PC monitor a score of 4 stars and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “In the absence of sound, they do the job, very quiet at best”.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus PG279Q has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the PG279Q also have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Acer XR341CK[plb_2972210_price].
Other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at include the Acer Predator X34[plb_2934830_price], or the HP ENVY 34[plb_2697216_price].
Very Large Color Gamut
The smallest color gamut of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the PG279Q is 68%, the largest is 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%. The Asus PG279Q has one of the larger color gamuts (100 percent) amongst LCD screens of this age.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The Asus PG279Q has one of the brighter display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. The average display brightness of comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than a year is 280 cd/m².
Quite Big Display Diagonal
Across all the medium monitors that were released around the same time as the PG279Q the screen sizes range from 48cm to 600cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. At 68.6 centimeters, the Asus PG279Q has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the PG279Q.
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Asus PG279Q is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all medium monitors that were released more than a year ago the resolution ranges from 720 x 400 to 4096 x 2160.
Has Four Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the Asus PG279Q is more than most LCD screens of this age and spec. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC displays of this type and age. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "HDMI" and "USB" are also found on this LCD screen.
Quite Fast Response Time
At only 4 milliseconds, the Asus PG279Q has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that came out more than a year ago. Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the PG279Q have response times of between 1ms and 40ms.
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A Bit Expensive
Some Asus PG279Q owners agreed that the product was not cheap. Amazon Customer rated it 1 stars and wrote “There is far too much Back light bleed for such an expensive” in their review of the Asus PG279Q. Amazon Customer also mentioned “In some ways overpriced monitor”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “It's an expensive screen, especially given the horrible quality control”.
A number of Asus PG279Q reviewers thought the product was not good value for money. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “A steep price and questionable quality control are two major things to consider when buying this screen” but even so they still rated this PC monitor 4 stars. A few weeks ago J.t wrote on Amazon “It's a hefty price to pay for a 1440p monitor”.
Price Increase of £40.00
The price of the PG279Q increased by £40.00 in the last few days.
Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The Asus PG279Q is a two USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor.
Difficult to Use
Several customers mentioned that the product was not easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon this month “Asus apparently have horrible quality control” but even so they still gave it a score of 4 stars. Andrew mentioned in his review of this PC monitor in December “Beware of poor quality control with this one - great product” . Also in December Bing mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Was a bit skeptical on buying this monitor after hearing so much about the awful quality control asus were doing.” but they gave the product a score of 5 stars.
Several Asus PG279Q reviewers who reviewed it thought it was not easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer wrote “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 said in their review on Amazon “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” but they still gave it a rating of 5 stars. Will said in his Asus PG279Q review “Out of the box the default settings are not quite right” however despite that he still rated the product 4 stars.
One Asus PG279Q reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was not comfortable and easy to hold. One Asus PG279Q owner who reviewed the product concluded that it did not have a good experience. Mike said on Amazon “From my experience they sounded terrible”.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Asus PG279Q was not easy to handle. In December Stan Ogden said in his review on Amazon “Poor handling or initial quality control were probably the cause” however despite that he scored it very highly.
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The price range of PC screens that have been around for more than a year is from £46 to £4,106. We think that this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other PC screens that have been around for more than a year.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC screens of this spec and age, the Asus PG279Q does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The Asus PG279Q is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the PG279Q are also not 3D compatible.
Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Asus PG279Q does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the PG279Q also do not have an integrated card reader.
Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider include the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price], or the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price].
Running Costs Are High
The PG279Q is in the most expensive 5% of all 505 PC displays of a similar spec and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the PG279Q is £145.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec PC screens that were released more than a year ago.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The Asus PG279Q is a two USB 3.0 port LCD screen. Most of the other PC displays of this age and type have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.
Only One HDMI Port
The Asus PG279Q is a one HDMI port LCD screen.
The Asus PG279Q is quite heavy (7 kilograms) compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the PG279Q. The weights of medium monitors that were released one year ago range from 2.3g to 79kg.
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
At 0.5 Watts, the Asus PG279Q has a fairly high power consumption when off compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec. The average power consumption when off of medium monitors that were released one year ago is 1.6W, and the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 350W.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This PC display has been on the market for over a year.
The Asus PG279Q has a fairly standard width (619.77 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PG279Q.
If you don't mind having a wider width then you might want to look at the Eizo ColorEdge CS270[plb_2921447_price] (646mm).
2560 x 1440
Wide Quad HD, HD, 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
Headphone Socket Size
16.78 million colours
3.0, 3.1, 3.0 (3.1 Gen 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 x64, Windows 7 Enterprise, 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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