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Asus VX279Q PC Monitor

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27" 1920 X 1080 80000000:1 LED Jul 2015
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Inspired by millennia of artistic legacy, the new VX279Q sports an elegant and precision-crafted sundial design. The VX279Q features an edge-to-edge frameless panel with 178 ultra-wide viewing... More
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Review: Asus VX279Q [AH-IPS|27|1080p|German]
REVIEW OF THE ASUS VX279Q 27 LCD, IPS MONITOR.

20 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at Thepcenthusiast.com strongly endorse this PC display and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Flatpanel monitor expert review website pcforalla.idg.se scored this flatpanel monitor 80%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 130 owner reviews this PC display has an average owner rating of 84 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Two years ago George said “Quality wise, this is a 5 star monitor” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Mah... rated it 5 stars and mentioned in their review “Great quality monitor! Perfect for gaming, stunning graphics, love it! A++++++++++”. Mr Simon Dawson said in his review of the Asus VX279Q on Amazon “Excellent screen quality”.

Nice Design

Seven customers who reviewed this PC monitor mentioned that it was good looking. In November last year Andrew Kerr wrote in his review of the Asus VX279Q “A beautiful screen, great size”. Dave said in his review on Amazon three years ago “Good looking”. Mr T D Woolls mentioned “The IPS image quality is good and styling good” in his review.

One Asus VX279Q reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Asus VX279Q was a good design. One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was aesthetic. Liam Nardoni mentioned on Amazon “Very aesthetically pleasing also! Sound through speakers isnt too bad” in their Asus VX279Q review and scored it very highly.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a thick frame. S. Braybrooke mentioned “The screen itself is very attractive with a thin bezel”.

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Reasonably Priced

A few people reckoned that the Asus VX279Q was good value for money. Andrew Manley wrote on Amazon “Save your money buy a different brand”. Ben Vamos said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “Picture (excellent), price (excellent), styling (excellent)the not so good”. Happygaming mentioned on Amazon “Capable sleek reasonably priced” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

Five customers concluded that it had good colour saturation. Liam Nardoni said on Amazon “Great monitor, awesome colours” and gave it an excellent rating. Sim S K wrote in their Asus VX279Q review on Amazon last year “The colours are spot on (when using sRGB mode”. Tadas mentioned on Amazon “Lovely monitor! Love the vibrant colours”.

Four Asus VX279Q reviewers said in their reviews that the Asus VX279Q had good picture quality. Last year Sky wrote in their review of the Asus VX279Q “Has a nice image quality”.

A number of Asus VX279Q reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it had clear images. Sim S K mentioned on Amazon “Needed a budget screen to edit on, so for me colours are more important than clarity (I have my Mac screen for that” and gave this PC monitor a very good rating. Ulrik said two years ago “Viewing angles and colour clarity is great.” in their review of this PC monitor but in spite of that they only scored it 3 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a flickering image. K Smith mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “This monitor's selection buttons are over sensitive to the touch and has a weird flicker to it that makes me feel weird” but even so they scored this PC monitor 40 out of 100.

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Good Size

Some Asus VX279Q owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin. Stephen Morrison wrote “Fantastic monitor, very very nice colour production, nice slim sleek look” in his review. Tired Techie wrote in their review on Amazon “The speakers are good considering the thinness of the screen (not as good as an iMac”.

One customer who reviewed the Asus VX279Q considered that it was compact.

One Asus VX279Q owner wrote that it was a good size. Ilyass Karouach rated this PC monitor 5 stars and mentioned “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.

One customer wrote that the Asus VX279Q was lightweight. S. Braybrooke mentioned “The monitor is extremely lightweight and I have been able to stand it on a tall speaker stand behind my mixing desk” and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Robust

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Ilyass Karouach scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their Asus VX279Q review “It comes with built in speakers”. One Asus VX279Q reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was strong and durable. James_t mentioned on Amazon “It is sturdy and I would definitely recommend this monitor to anybody looking for a simple”.

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors

Medium monitors built by Asus have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PC screens (not just medium monitors) and found that Asus also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Good Connectivity

Some Asus VX279Q reviewers who reviewed the Asus VX279Q said that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Liam Nardoni mentioned on Amazon “Trials Fusion look amazing! Only one HDMI port though, will probably buy a splitter” in their review of the Asus VX279Q. Two years ago Urk mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “I researched monitors for a while before purchasing, full HD picture quality, HDMI connectivity and response time were important to me”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Asus VX279Q reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was quiet. Sky said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon last year “The built-in speakers are quiet, even at max volume.” and scored the product very highly.

Recent Price Drop of £48.63

The VX279Q has dropped in price by £48.63 in the last 50 days.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC screens that have been on the market for more than a year.

There are a number of alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to consider including the U2414H[pl_2140878_price], or the UZ2315H[pl_2324899_price] both from DELL which has better reviews; or the Samsung LS27E390HS[plb_3828430_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Asus VX279Q has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the VX279Q.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the Acer H277H[plb_2905291_price] which is cheaper; or the iiyama XB2783HSU-B1DP[plb_2729280_price], and the Benq RL2755[plb_2743325_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VX279Q is 10°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the Asus VX279Q has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the VX279Q.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the Asus VX279Q has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type. Across all the PC screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the VX279Q the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The Asus VX279Q has one of the bigger screen sizes (68.6 centimeters) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. PC screens of a comparable age and type to the VX279Q have screen sizes of between 48cm and 600cm.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus VX279Q is more than most medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC monitors of a similar age and type to the VX279Q. The cable included "Audio (3.5mm)" is also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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9 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

Several people who bought the Asus VX279Q reckoned that it was not easy to use. A. Chiu wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Nice monitor stupid control system” yet they still gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. A. Chiu also wrote “Stupid control system, whats wrong with buttons or controlling via software!”. N. Nam wrote in their Asus VX279Q review this year “Adjustments are an absolute joke as difficult to use and very fiddly” .

Three Asus VX279Q reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was not easy to setup. D. P mentioned in their review of the Asus VX279Q last year “This monitor is sadly let down by the totally useless controls to set up the display”. N. Nam mentioned in their review this month “Difficult to set up and calibrate” .

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Poor Sound Quality

One person who purchased this PC monitor said that it did not have good sound quality. Three years ago Judith Conn scored this PC monitor 3 stars and she wrote 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 PC displays of a similar spec and age to the VX279Q also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the VX279Q are not 3D compatible. The Asus VX279Q is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Asus VX279Q does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays that were released around the same time as it.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC displays of this age and spec.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 250 candellas per square meter, the Asus VX279Q has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the VX279Q. The display brightness of medium monitors that were released one year ago range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Only One HDMI Port

The Asus VX279Q is a one HDMI port PC monitor. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VX279Q have between one and three HDMI ports.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus VX279Q

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the VX279Q will cost £50 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 505 PC screens of this age and type.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Asus released the VX279Q.

Average Width

At 622.6 millimeters, the Asus VX279Q has a pretty average width compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the VX279Q.

If you are not worried about having a wider width then you might want to consider the Acer H277H[plb_2905291_price] (620mm and cheaper).

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Expert Reviews

(3)

After testing and using the Asus VX279 for several weeks, there's one thing I want to do, call my friend from Asus and ask him if I can keep the monitor. Why? Because I do not want to go back to...

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22 March 2014

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…

5 January 2015

Känner du igen dig? Du vill se något på SVT Play eller TV4 Play men blev just ­nedröstat av övriga ­familjen som lade beslag på tv:n i vardagsrummet. Eller ­kanske är du en trångbodd... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 February 2016 by Daniel Hobson
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 15 January 2016 by N. Nam | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 28 December 2015 by Phillip
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…

Beautiful Picture
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Plan On Buying Speakers
Reviewed 25 December 2015 by Richard Jarrett
(Verified Purchase)

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…

(Verified Purchase)

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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