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Asus MG279Q PC Monitor

£504.00
27" 100000000:1 LED Apr 2015
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £99.22 Electricity cost over 5 years
Thirty-three industry awards
Weak battery life
Does not have good sound quality
201 Reviews + 27 Awards
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Reviews

Thirty-Three Industry Awards

This LCD screen is one of the most awarded of all the PC displays of a similar type and age.

This PC screen was given a "Recommended" award by review sites HEXUS.net, Legitreviews.com, Digitaltrends.com, Guru3d.com, Allround-pc.com, Thg.ru, 3dnews.ru, Pclab.pl, Tek.no, Insidegeeks.net, Itwriter.ru, Cnews.cz, Prohardver.hu and Pcekspert.com all of whom thought that this medium monitor was good.

The editors of websites Hothardware.com, Tweaktown.com, Tomshardware.co.uk, Tomshardware.com, Tomshw.it, Chip.com.my, Ocdrift.com and Greentechreviews.ru all concluded that this LCD screen was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editors of three other expert review sites all concluded that this PC display was exceptional and gave it one of their highest awards. This Asus PC display received a "Gold" award from both Pcper.com and Techzine.nl and Arabhardware.net gave it a "Gold Award".

The writers at two additional expert review sites both wrote that this Asus flatpanel monitor was superb and gave it their highest award. This flatpanel monitor received a "Platinum" award from both Profesionalreview.com and Gamestar.de.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, prad.de, profesionalreview.com and playwares.com this PC screen has an average expert rating of 87%. That puts this flatpanel monitor in the top 14% of all the PC monitors of this age and type.

Average Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this medium monitor rated it as 75%. 87% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 17,144 user and expert reviews (including 2,848 verified purchases), Asus has good ratings for its PC monitors. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Asus LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed the Asus MG279Q said that it had email functionality. S. Taylor wrote in April last year “And if you contact amazon by email good luck getting someone with the reading comprehension to actually understand what you're saying” in their review of this PC monitor.


Doppia Webcam

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good webcam. Hothardware.com said in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “Doppia webcam”. Newegg.com said “Nice square bezel for a webcam” in their review of this PC monitor.

Insane 165Hz Refresh Rate

Thirty customers who purchased the Asus MG279Q agreed that it had a good refresh rate. Digitaltrends.com said two years ago “Insane 165Hz refresh rate” in their review of this PC monitor. Ocdrift.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “GSYNC support all the way up to 165Hz refresh rate” . Hothardware.com mentioned “Huge refresh rate spectrum”.

Twenty-seven owners concluded that the product had good picture quality. Hothardware.com said “Good picture quality”. In April last year Ocdrift.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Great picture quality with excellent colour accuracy, high co”. Guru3d.com mentioned last year “Great picture quality, with superb brightness”.

Five people wrote in their reviews that the product had image ghosting. Newegg.com said “Superior refresh, no visible ghosting or blur”. Newegg.com also wrote “No noticable ghosting or input lag difference from Asus 24" TN 144Hz playing Quake Live” in their review. Newegg.com also said “I bought this one because it was the first on the market that seemed to fix the ghosting tha” in their review.

Four people who bought this PC monitor concluded that it had good colour saturation. Djein wrote “In terms of performance and picture quality this is the single best PC monitor I have had the pleasure of using the colours are bright and vivid, both in games”. Doregon mentioned “The colours are even more vivid than my previous IPS monitor”. Ryan Burgess said “Just a fantastic monitor, looks amazing, colours are great” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it had clear images. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Good construction, greatsnappy OSD controls, beautiful clarity, beautiful color, nicequick selections for dark rooms” however despite that they gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5.

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Does Not Have Good Sound Quality

One person who reviewed it considered that it did not have good sound quality. Newegg.com gave the Asus MG279Q a score of 2 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Although I wasn't expecting to get fantastic sound quality coming from monitor speakers”.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus MG279Q has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other PC displays of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Philips 298P4 which has better reviews; or the iiyama XB2779QS (£485.39) which is cheaper.

Alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider include the NEC MultiSync EA244 (£286.86).

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Packaging Content

Has One Cables Included

The Asus MG279Q has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this PC display. The cables included Mini DisplayPort are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Ports & Interfaces

Two HDMI Ports

Most medium monitors that were released around the same time as this flatpanel monitor have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Asus MG279Q which has two HDMI ports.

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Display

Has an HDCP

The Asus MG279Q has an HDCP, as do most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to this PC monitor.

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Quite Fast Response Time

PC screens of this age and spec have response times of between 1ms and 40ms. With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the Asus MG279Q has one of the faster response times amongst PC screens of this age.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Asus MG279Q has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age also have an Energy Star certified.

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Audio

2 () Good Value, Quiet, Decent Battery Life

Five customers concluded that the product was quiet. Newegg.com wrote “Room for a giant Be Quiet 250W TDP heatsink (so I could go fanless on the CPU” however despite that they gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100. Newegg.com also mentioned “It's set to be nearly inaudible” in their review. Newegg.com also said “I was going for low temps and solid, silent operation and I got it with this build” in their review.

One customer thought this PC monitor was noisy. Newegg.com mentioned “M.2 support means no moving HD parts making noise, while still leaving my PCIE slots available” .

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Noisy

One customer thought this PC monitor was noisy. Newegg.com mentioned “M.2 support means no moving HD parts making noise, while still leaving my PCIE slots available” .


Features

Good Features

Twelve owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had good features. Newegg.com said “Good features” but in spite of that they scored this PC monitor 1 stars out of 5. Newegg.com also mentioned “Had all the features I was looking for for a silent PC build” in their review. In April last year expert review site Ocdrift.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “For years ASUS's ROG Swift PG278Q has been one of gamers' favourite WQHD (2540×1440) monitors because of its huge numbers of gaming features”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Seven customers thought the Asus MG279Q had good technical guidance. Newegg.com mentioned “The GamePlus feature is a laugh and the crosshairs help me wreck house in Killing Floor 2.”. Newegg.com also said “Once calibrated, does a great job matching color and clarity of my other monitors (Samsung) None of the presets help with this” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “I'm sure if I spent 1 minute reading the manual it would all be perfectly explained” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Beautifully Thin

Twenty customers mentioned that it was thin. Hothardware.com wrote “Beautifully thin” . Hothardware.com also mentioned “The HP Spectre 2 has a slim” in their review. Last year Newegg.com said “Slim bezels”.

Nine owners considered that it was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “I was legitimately surprised with how sturdy and weighty this monito”. Newegg.com also wrote “Just got this monitor - disappointed with heavy bleed in two corners.” in their review. Newegg.com also said “Nice, heavy Sturdy frame” in their review.

Eight people who purchased this PC monitor thought it was good structurally. Two years ago Newegg.com mentioned “Construction is excellent” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also said “Nice Construction” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “The construction of the monitor is great” in their review.

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it was thick. Newegg.com said “Sleek, elegant design is much appreciated by me since i had a thick, glossy bezeled TN monitor I was coming from”. One person concluded that the Asus MG279Q was tight. Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “The stand just pops on and has a twist tight at the bottom” although they only rated the product 3 stars out of 5.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Newegg.com said “They're okay enough that it would be a nice choice for a compact media center” in their review of this PC monitor but even so they only scored it 60 out of 100.

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Tight

One person concluded that the Asus MG279Q was tight. Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “The stand just pops on and has a twist tight at the bottom” although they only rated the product 3 stars out of 5.

Heavy and Bulky

Nine owners considered that it was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “I was legitimately surprised with how sturdy and weighty this monito”. Newegg.com also wrote “Just got this monitor - disappointed with heavy bleed in two corners.” in their review. Newegg.com also said “Nice, heavy Sturdy frame” in their review.

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Design

Solid Build

Sixty-two people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Newegg.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in April last year “The build quality of the stand is really superb I personally like the design as well as the red LED lights”. Newegg.com also wrote “Surprisingly solid build quality especially the stand” in their review. Expert review site Pcpowerplay.com.au wrote two years ago “This sucker is built from the ground u” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Sixteen customers who bought the Asus MG279Q concluded that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Hothardware.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Robust, bekvm tangentbordsdocka”. Hothardware.com also mentioned “Power supply via USB Type C, robust, convenient keyboard dock, keys' good typing qualities, backlit keyboard with speakers, bright IPS touchscreen, rearfacing RealSense camera, decent photo quality, g” in their review. Hothardware.com also mentioned “Sturdy design and a stiffer keyboard than Microsoft's similar Surface Pro, plus the keyboard cover is included in the base price” in their review.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was reliable. Hothardware.com said in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “Reliable microphone” . Expert website Tomshardware.com wrote “No further modification is required, which means it will run reliably al”.

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Beautifully Thin

Fifty people who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Hothardware.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Elegant kickstand”. Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “It looks beautiful when adjusted”. Newegg.com also wrote “Gorgeous, i mean just look at the monitor.165144hz refresh rates” in their review.

Fourty customers wrote in their reviews that the product was well designed. Digitaltrends.com said “Attractive design” in their review of this PC monitor. Hothardware.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Gorgeous design and innovative kickstand”. Hothardware.com also mentioned “Un design et une finition de grande qualit Plus silencieux tu meurs” in their review.

Twenty-seven owners who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it was smooth. Hothardware.com mentioned two years ago “GSync technology keeps gaming impeccably smooth” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Played Battlefront at 120 fps and it was smooth and looked fantastic”. Newegg.com also said “Great picture, buttery smooth gsync graphics, HDMI input on a gsync monitor (that's a first), OSD is great” in their review.

Two customers considered that the product was ergonomic. Trusted Reviews said “Good control and ergonomic options” and scored the product 70 out of 100. Newegg.com wrote “Extremely ergonomic”.

Two people who bought it concluded that it was neat. Last year Newegg.com said “WQHD Resolution is pretty neat” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also said “It has built-in speakers, neat” in their review.

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Very Well Made

Eighty-one owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Trusted Reviews wrote “Consistently good image quality” in their review of this PC monitor. Maximumpc.com gave the Asus MG279Q a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote two years ago “Fast, customizable, solid build quality”. Guru3d.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “IPS quality colour and contrast”.

Easy to Use the Menus

Thirty-seven customers who purchased the product thought it was easy to use the menus. Newegg.com mentioned “OSD settings are easy to work with” . Newegg.com also wrote “The settings and the adjustable height” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “On screen navigation switch makes it easy to change settings” in their review.

Thirty-two people who bought this PC monitor considered that it was easy to use. Digitaltrends.com said “Intuitive controls” in their review of this PC monitor. Hothardware.com said two years ago “Robust, practical keyboard dock” . Newegg.com said “The controls are certainly great”.

Five owners thought the product was easy to setup. Newegg.com mentioned “Easy To Set Up” yet they only scored it 3 stars out of 5. Newegg.com also said “Maybe some games you don't have to set up” in their review.

Four people who purchased this PC monitor considered that it had a good interface. Newegg.com mentioned “Web interface works” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also said “Clean and easy use to OSD interface” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “User interface is just as simple as the P 278Q” in their review.

Three people wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Hothardware.com said two years ago “Comfortable keyboard that is also magnetically connected”. Newegg.com wrote in the same month “The main thing that allowed me to hold off on getting Acer's x 270hu was how horribly cheap” in their review of this PC monitor. An anonymous author wrote on Newegg.com in April last year “Its terrible that I can spend $150 on a monitor and feel more comfortable about the quality of that monitor than one that costs 8X more” yet she gave it a score of 1 stars out of 5.

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Price

Keen Price

Fourty-three people wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Hothardware.com wrote “Solid detachable keyboard included in price”. Hothardware.com also said “Keen price” in their review. Hothardware.com also said “2 () Good value, quiet, decent battery life” in their review.

Seven people said in their reviews that it was expensive. Newegg.com wrote “Expensive when compared to other 1440p monitors.” in their review of this PC monitor but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Expert review site Kitguru.net said in their review of this PC monitor “Also one of the most expensive G-Sync displays”. Two years ago Wade A. rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Newegg.com “There was always a gap between quality monitors that were stupid expensive or the other type, cheap” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Expensive

Seven people said in their reviews that it was expensive. Newegg.com wrote “Expensive when compared to other 1440p monitors.” in their review of this PC monitor but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

Expert review site Kitguru.net said in their review of this PC monitor “Also one of the most expensive G-Sync displays”. Two years ago Wade A. rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Newegg.com “There was always a gap between quality monitors that were stupid expensive or the other type, cheap” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Power

Weak Battery Life

Five owners who purchased it considered that it did not have a good battery life. Hothardware.com said “Its battery life is a little worse than its more expensive competition” in their review of this PC monitor. Hothardware.com also wrote “Weak battery life” in their review. Hothardware.com also said “Battery life can't be tracked” in their review.


Price

Not Cheap

We think this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other PC screens of this type and age. The price range of PC screens of this type and age is from £46 to £9,999.

Price Has Gone Up by £154.01 (31%)

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor was released in April 2017.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The MG279Q has an average running cost of £100 over 8 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,088 PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus 2560x1440, asus mg279q
Barcodes 00886227960125, 00886227995042, 04053162853317, 04058154144886, 04712900016444, 04716659995043, 05054629818831, 09540198995043

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