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17 Reasons For
Good Picture Quality
A number of people who reviewed it thought it had good colour saturation. Andrew Kerr wrote in his Asus VX279Q review on Amazon last year “A beautiful screen, great size and colours”. Liam Nardoni said two years ago “Great monitor, awesome colours” and rated it 5 stars. Sim S K said “The colours are spot on (when using sRGB mode” in their review of this PC monitors.
Several Asus VX279Q reviewers agreed that the Asus VX279Q had good picture quality. Mah... mentioned in their review of this PC monitors “Stunning graphics!”. Sky gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Has a nice image quality”. Two years ago Urk wrote “I researched monitors for a while before purchasing, full HD picture quality, HDMI connectivity” in their review of this PC monitors.
A few Asus VX279Q owners considered that it had clear images. Sim S K wrote “Needed a budget screen to edit on, so for me colours are more important than clarity (I have my Mac screen for that” in their Asus VX279Q review. Ulrik wrote “Viewing angles and colour clarity is great.” in their Asus VX279Q review.
One Asus VX279Q reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a flickering image. K Smith wrote “This monitor's selection buttons are over sensitive to the touch and has a weird flicker to it that makes me feel weird” but in spite of that rated the product 40 out of 100.
Seven Asus VX279Q owners who reviewed the Asus VX279Q concluded that it was good looking. Andrew Kerr said on Amazon “A beautiful screen, great size” in his review of this PC monitors. Ben Vamos said in his review of this PC monitors “Picture (excellent), price (excellent), styling (excellent)the not so good”. Dave mentioned in his Asus VX279Q review “Good looking”.
One Asus VX279Q owner who reviewed the product thought it had a thick frame. S. Braybrooke mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The screen itself is very attractive with a thin bezel”. One Asus VX279Q owner wrote that the Asus VX279Q was a good design.
One Asus VX279Q owner wrote in their reviews that the Asus VX279Q was aesthetic. Liam Nardoni wrote “Very aesthetically pleasing also! Sound through speakers isnt too bad” in their review.
Twelve Asus VX279Q owners thought the product was good value for money. Andrew Manley wrote on Amazon two years ago “Save your money buy a different brand” in his review. In the same month Ben Vamos rated it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Picture (excellent), price (excellent), styling (excellent)the not so good” in his review. Happygaming said “Capable sleek reasonably priced”.
Good Product Quality
Some Asus VX279Q reviewers mentioned that the Asus VX279Q was good quality. George said “Quality wise, this is a 5 star monitor” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Mah... mentioned on Amazon “Great quality monitor! Perfect for gaming, stunning graphics, love it! A++++++++++” and rated it 99 out of 100. Mr Simon Dawson mentioned in his Asus VX279Q review on Amazon “Excellent screen quality”.
One Industry Award
The expert at one expert review site decided that this PC display was very good. Thepcenthusiast.com gave this LCD screen a "Highly Recommended" award.
A few Asus VX279Q owners thought the product was thin. S. Braybrooke wrote on Amazon “The screen itself is very attractive with a thin bezel” in their review of the Asus VX279Q. Stephen Morrison wrote “Fantastic monitor, very very nice colour production, nice slim sleek look”. Tired Techie mentioned in their Asus VX279Q review on Amazon “The speakers are good considering the thinness of the screen (not as good as an iMac” and rated it 4 stars.
One person wrote in their reviews that the Asus VX279Q was thick. Tired Techie mentioned on Amazon “IPS panels are currently regarded as the thing to get if you're after a screen capable of displaying rich crisp colours with a wide angle of view” in their Asus VX279Q review and rated the Asus VX279Q 80 out of 100.
One customer wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. S. Braybrooke and mentioned three years ago “The monitor is extremely lightweight and I have been able to stand it on a tall speaker stand behind my mixing desk” in their Asus VX279Q review.
One person reckoned that the product was compact.
One customer reckoned that the Asus VX279Q was a good size. Ilyass Karouach wrote “In a nutshell, been using this monitor for few months now, no problem whatsoever, great value for your money, good size, colors are bright” in their Asus VX279Q review and rated the Asus VX279Q 99 out of 100.
A few customers who bought the Asus VX279Q wrote that it was well made. Ilyass Karouach mentioned “It comes with built in speakers” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. One Asus VX279Q owner reckoned that this PC monitors was strong and durable. James_t wrote on Amazon “It is sturdy and I would definitely recommend this monitor to anybody looking for a simple”.
Asus Has Good LCD Screen Reviews
On average Asus medium monitors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all PC screens produced by Asus.
Several Asus VX279Q owners wrote in their reviews that the Asus VX279Q was good in terms of HDMI connections. Liam Nardoni wrote “Trials Fusion look amazing! Only one HDMI port though, will probably buy a splitter” in their review. Two years ago Urk wrote on Amazon “I researched monitors for a while before purchasing, full HD picture quality, HDMI connectivity and response time were important to me” in their review of this PC monitors and rated the product 5 stars.
User Reviews Are Good
On average, based on 130 user reviews this LCD screen has an overall user rating of 84 out of 100.
Acceptable Noise Level
One Asus VX279Q reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Sky scored it 99 out of 100 and said in their review of the Asus VX279Q “The built-in speakers are quiet, even at max volume.”.
80000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Asus VX279Q has a maximum contrast ratio of 80000000:1. That's over sixteen times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1. Across all PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the VX279Q the contrast ratio ranges from Mega Contrast (worst) to 100000000:1 (best).
We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have an 80000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the AOC G2460VQ6 (£119.75) which has a better Rating.
If the contrast ratio of this medium monitor is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Acer KA240HQ (£94.98) (100000000:1 and cheaper); or the Acer S241HL (£99.99) (100000000:1 and higher rated).
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus VX279Q has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VX279Q also have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the AOC G2460VQ6 (£119.75), and the Viewsonic VX2263SMHL (£104.38) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider include the Benq GW2265 (£97.05).
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Asus VX279Q is more than most medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this Asus flatpanel monitor. The cables included AC|Audio (3.5mm) are also found on this PC screen.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 68.6 centimeters, the Asus VX279Q has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst similar spec PC screens of this age. The screen sizes of PC monitors of this age and spec range from 48cm to 110cm, and the average display diagonal is 64cm.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on similar spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as it.
8 Reasons Against
Difficult to Use
Several Asus VX279Q reviewers concluded that it was not easy to use. A. Chiu wrote “Nice monitor stupid control system” in their Asus VX279Q review. A. Chiu also said “Stupid control system, whats wrong with buttons or controlling via software!”. This year N. Nam mentioned on Amazon “Adjustments are an absolute joke as difficult to use and very fiddly”.
A few people said in their reviews that the Asus VX279Q was not easy to setup. D. P rated it 20 out of 100 and mentioned “This monitor is sadly let down by the totally useless controls to set up the display” in their review. N. Nam rated the Asus VX279Q 40 out of 100 and wrote “Difficult to set up and calibrate” in their review of the Asus VX279Q.
Poor Sound Quality
One Asus VX279Q reviewer said that it did not have good sound quality. Judith Conn said in her review on Amazon “Great Screen - terrible sound quality”.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus VX279Q does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The Asus VX279Q is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been around for more than a year are also not 3D compatible.
+5 More reasons against
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the VX279Q do not have an integrated card reader. The Asus VX279Q is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays that are a comparable age to it.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.
There are a number of other flatpanel monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available that you might also want to consider including the Acer KA240HQ (£94.98) which is cheaper.
If the display resolution of this Asus PC monitor is not many enough for you then you might want to look at the HP Z24i (£92.39) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated).
Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
The RMS rated audio powers of LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the VX279Q range from 1W to 18W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.4W. At only 3 Watts, the Asus VX279Q has a fairly low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.
4 Other reasons to consider the Asus VX279Q
Running Costs Are OK
The VX279Q is typical compared to the other 486 LCD screens of a similar age and type that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VX279Q is £50.
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Asus released the VX279Q.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
There are a number of alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper PC screens such as the Acer KA240HQ (£94.98).
+2 Other reasons
With a width of 622.6 millimeters, the Asus VX279Q has a relatively typical width compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the VX279Q.
Alternative PC displays with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Acer KA240HQ (£94.98) (567mm) which is also cheaper.
Amazing new monitor from ASUS!The last LCD monitor we bought for our home set-up was probably 2-3 years ago when we invested in a Samsung Series 4 24-inch LCD monitor. We've been pretty happy with... Read more…
Really great monitor, the screen itself is vibrant and handles everything I throw at it really well, the buttons are a bit annoying at first but the only time you will accidental press them is if... Read more…
Difficult to set up and calibrate . Buttons under the screen for power and adjustments are an absolute joke as difficult to use and very fiddly. Screen is not good for Documents and office work,... Read more…
Phillip would recommend the Asus VX279Q (Verified Purchase)
As a serious amateur photographer, I searched for an affordable monitor with the best picture. I really enjoy having the real estate for viewing my programs on this large screen, while not... Read more…
Fantastic screen, really clear and really bright. Used it with gaming and its amazing, also great for programming as you can have a lot on one screen. The buttons have taken a bit of getting used... Read more…
So I'm a photographer, and needed a budget screen to edit on, so for me colours are more important than clarity (I have my Mac screen for that).
The clarity of the picture isn't incredible when... Read more…
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