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27" 100000000:1 LED Aug 2015
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27-inch, WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display with IPS technology provide wide-viewing angles, and clear, vivid visuals144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync technology for seamless visuals and smooth... More
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21 Reasons For

Nineteen Industry Awards

This PC display is one of the most awarded by PC display experts of all the medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.

The editors of nine expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this medium monitor. This PC screen received a "Recommended" award from HEXUS.net, Legitreviews.com, Guru3d.com, Thg.ru, 3dnews.ru, Pclab.pl, Insidegeeks.net and Itwriter.ru and Cnews.cz gave it a "Smart Buy" award.

The editors of Tomshardware.co.uk, Tomshardware.com, Tomshw.it and Chip.com.my all said that this flatpanel monitor was excellent and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Two other expert review sites endorsed this LCD screen. The writer at Pcper.com concluded that this PC screen was marvellous and gave it a "Gold" award and it received a "Platinum" award from Profesionalreview.com.

Kitguru.net gave this LCD screen a "Worth Buying" award, Hardware.info gave it an "Excellent" award and SweClockers.com gave it a "Good Product" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on eleven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, maximumpc.com, digitalone.com.sg and kitguru.net the average expert rating of this medium monitor is 86%.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 128 user reviews the average user rating of this PC screen is 73 out of 100.

Robust

Seven Asus MG279Q reviewers concluded that the product was well made. Djein said “The build quality on the unit is also very solid and feels premium with plenty of adjustment options” in their review. J M Gittins said in their Asus MG279Q review “It also has the worst built in speakers I've heard on a monitor, they're about as tinny as the speakers on a smartphone”. Neil mentioned on Amazon “Solid build quility”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Asus MG279Q was strong and durable. Gadgetmunky mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Build quality is robust and the materials/finish is something you expect at this price”.

One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was reliable. Expert website Tomshardware.com wrote “No further modification is required, which means it will run reliably al”.

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Good Picture Quality

Some people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Guru3d.com wrote “Consistently good image quality”. Guru3d.com also said “Superior offaxis image quality to typical IPS screens”. Guru3d.com also said “Great picture quality, with superb brightness”.

Some people reckoned that the Asus MG279Q had good colour saturation. Djein mentioned on Amazon in January last year “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” in their review but in spite of that they gave this PC monitor a score of 60 out of 100. Two years ago Doregon wrote “The colours are even more vivid than my previous IPS monitor” in their Asus MG279Q review. Ryan Burgess he said in his review on Amazon “Just a fantastic monitor, looks amazing, colours are great”.

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Popular Choice

The MG279Q is a popular choice amongst customers who purchased LCD screens in the last 3 months.

Nice Design

A few people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Boogle said on Amazon two years ago “The anti-glare coating is pretty good too with only a very light grain on pure white” although they only scored the product 3 stars. Kieran Serrao wrote on Amazon “Pretty good screen, easily hits the criteria to be one of the greats for AMD graphics card users that want to use freesync” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Two Asus MG279Q reviewers who bought it concluded that it was smooth. Mr. Steve gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review “This makes it run as smooth as 60fps as no frames are being missed”. Mr. Steve also said “Hopefully Freesync will smooth out some of the jagged edges with topsy tirvey frame rate”.

Several Asus MG279Q owners who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was a good design. Neilp said “It does seem to be a design flaw with this particular monitor” in their Asus MG279Q review. One customer who bought this PC monitor mentioned that it was ergonomic.

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Easy to Use

Several customers who reviewed the Asus MG279Q considered that it was easy to use. Djein mentioned on Amazon last year “The OSD interface is easy to use with plenty of options to tune this display exactly how you want it” in their review nonetheless they gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Gadgetmunky mentioned “Settings are extremely easy to use and the menu is simple, fast” however despite that they only scored it 2 stars. Last year Guru3d.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Good control and ergonomic options”.

Some Asus MG279Q owners who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was easy to use the menus. David Clark ( Vinaeire) wrote in his review of the Asus MG279Q “Once the settings were tweaked virtually perfect” . Mr. Steve gave this PC monitor a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The joystick behind the monitor to control settings is great and makes on the fly game mode change simple” in their review.

Some customers who reviewed it wrote that it had a good experience. Mike Morgan mentioned “1440p which truly is the best gaming experience” and gave the product a very good rating. One Asus MG279Q reviewer who bought the product said that it was easy to assemble. Mr. Steve mentioned on Amazon “Easy to assemble, literally one screw (no screw driver needed” and rated the Asus MG279Q 80 out of 100.

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Good Brand

Based on 11,099 user and expert reviews, Asus has good ratings for its PC displays. Asus also has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors.

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Good Size

Some customers who purchased the product mentioned that it was thin. Gadgetmunky mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Thin enough to maintain a clean” yet they rated the product 2 stars.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Asus MG279Q was thick. B said on Amazon two years ago “Also had some random lines while playing a game on 144hz, actually we can clearly see a thick horizontal line passing from middle of the screen to top”.

One customer thought the product was tight. Gadgetmunky wrote in their Asus MG279Q review on Amazon two years ago “This was probably owing to the tight pixel density and rich colour reproduction” but they only scored this PC monitor 2 stars.

One Asus MG279Q reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it was a good depth. Mr. Steve wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Give scenes a great amount of depth” and scored the Asus MG279Q 4 stars.

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Good Connectivity

One customer considered that the Asus MG279Q was good in terms of USB connections. Neil said in his review of the Asus MG279Q “Other than that its great! USB 3.0 works great with my mouse”.

One Asus MG279Q owner who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it had email functionality. S. Taylor wrote in their review of the Asus MG279Q on Amazon “And if you contact amazon by email good luck getting someone with the reading comprehension to actually understand what you're saying” yet they only scored the product 1 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Eleven people who reviewed the product wrote that it was good quality. 123321 mentioned two years ago “The quality is awesome and lifelike, 144fps is great on this screen” in their review of this PC monitor although they only scored it 1 stars. In the same month B said in their review on Amazon “Very good build quality and nice color reproduction”. Gadgetmunky said “Image quality however is stunning, went though several wallpapers at the native resolution” in their review although they gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

Two people who reviewed the Asus MG279Q thought it had good features. Guru3d.com mentioned “Rival from BenQ has more features” in their review of the Asus MG279Q.

LED Display

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the XB270H[pl_2658235_price], or the XG270HU[pl_2846714_price] both from Acer or the Benq XL2730[plb_2752099_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus MG279Q has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price], or the Asus MG278Q[plb_3037824_price] which has better reviews; or the Benq BL2420U[plb_2885076_price] which is cheaper.

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Quite Large Color Gamut

The Asus MG279Q has one of the larger color gamuts (100 percent) amongst medium monitors of this age. The color gamuts of flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the MG279Q range from 68% to 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Asus MG279Q is a two HDMI ports quantity LCD screen.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus MG279Q has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium monitors of this age. The display brightnesss of PC monitors of this type and age range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m².

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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the Asus MG279Q is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all PC monitors of a similar age and type to the MG279Q the worst resolution is 640 x 350 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

At only 0.5 Watts, the Asus MG279Q has a quite low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age. Medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the MG279Q have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.1W and 52W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 6.2W.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The average response time of PC screens of this spec and age is 5.5ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 25ms. With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the Asus MG279Q has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released one year ago.

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A Bit Expensive

A few people agreed that it was not cheap. Jjholst scored the Asus MG279Q 40 out of 100 and said in their review “I asked for another exchange anyway because you want to get what you pay for with a monitor this expensive”. Two years ago expert review site Kitguru.net said “Also one of the most expensive G-Sync displays” but despite that they rated the Asus MG279Q 4 stars. Guru3d.com wrote last year “A little more expensive than the competition”.

A few customers agreed that the Asus MG279Q was not good value for money. B wrote in their review two years ago “Overall I'm very disappointed with this monitor, this is not worth the price I paid for” and gave it a rating of 2 stars. Djein mentioned on Amazon “Whether or not you can live with the faults, Considering the Price I paid for this monitor these issues are really unacceptable in my opinion” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the Asus MG279Q a score of 3 stars. J M Gittins mentioned “Disappointing quality given the price” in their review of this PC monitor.

One Asus MG279Q owner who bought it thought it was not a bargain for the price. Guru3d.com mentioned “Not exactly cheap”.

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Poor Support

One Asus MG279Q reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. S. Taylor mentioned last year “You try watching the first episode of Stranger Things on Netflix with the lights off and you can't help” in their review.

Recent Price Increase of £39.29

In the last 6 days the price of the MG279Q has increased by £39.29.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most flatpanel monitors of this type and age do not have a built-in camera. The Asus MG279Q is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the MG279Q, the Asus MG279Q is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most LCD screens of this type and age do not have a card reader integrated. The Asus MG279Q is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus MG279Q is more than most PC displays of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this PC screen. The cables includeds Mini DisplayPort are also found on this PC monitor.

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Expensive

After checking the price of 394 PC screens of a comparable spec and age they range in price from £64 to £4,006. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other PC screens of a comparable spec and age.

Heavy

With a weight of 7.3 kilograms, the Asus MG279Q is one of the heavier PC screens that have been on the market for more than a year amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the MG279Q the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (off)

The power consumption (off)s of medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago range from 0.005W to 350W. With a power consumption (off) of 0.5 Watts, the Asus MG279Q has one of the higher power consumption (off)s amongst medium monitors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus MG279Q

OK Running Costs

The MG279Q is typical compared to the other 486 PC displays of a similar age and type that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the MG279Q is £63.

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19 Awards

legitreviews.com Recommended pcper.com Gold kitguru.net Worth Buying hardware.info Excellent pclab.pl Recommended nordichardware.se Best Product SweClockers.com Good Product profesionalreview.com Platinum 3dnews.ru Recommended guru3d.com Recommended tomshw.it Editor Recommended tomshardware.com Editor Recommended tomshardware.co.uk Editor Recommended itwriter.ru Recommended cnews.cz Smart Buy chip.com.my Editor's Choice thg.ru Recommended HEXUS.net Recommended insidegeeks.net Recommended

Expert Reviews

(37)
21 January 2016

For me the MG279Q Gaming has all the variables right. It offers gaming at WQHD 2560x1440, which I feel is the best gaming resolution anno 2016. I prefer it over Ultra HD mainly based on cost of...

Guru3d.com

Consistently good image quality
AMD FreeSync and 144Hz operation
Genrespecific game modes
Good control and ergonomic options
Fast, customizable, solid build quality
Rival from BenQ has more features
A little more expensive than the competition
Not exactly cheap
FreeSync doesn't play nicely with overdrive, not as spectacular as a superside of 4K screen
Rather expensive
7 November 2015

What is the Asus MG279Q? This gaming screen from Asus comes with a 1440p resolution and a 27-inch diagonal, but that's not all to like. It's got AMD FreeSync on board to make games run smoother,... Read more…

26 October 2015

Intriguingly, you get all this for less money than Asus's familiar ROG Swift monitor. That panel is very similar in many regards. It's 27 inches, has 2560x1440 pixels cranked out at 144Hz, and... Read more…

16 October 2015

When we took a look at the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q G-SYNC monitor last year, we praised it for its sleek design, thin bezels, support of NVIDIA's adaptive refresh rate technology, and high-quality... Read more…

29 September 2015

ASUS has delivered one of the best gaming displays on the market, and the price tag reflects this...

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User Reviews

(90)
Reviewed 22 June 2015 by Cavin W.
(Verified Purchase)

I rarely review things that I have purchased, but I always make sure to do so when I have found something truly above and beyond. Congratulations ASUS on an outstanding monitor for an outstanding... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by I W.

I heard ASUS has this 3 years advance replacement program for the past years, so I can buy with more confident, can't wait to put my hands on ASUS gaming display!

Reviewed 23 July 2015 by Matthew M.
(Verified Purchase)

First of all, Newegg has been great throughout this whole process. I had this display next to the BenQ XL2730Z and the ASUS blows it out of the water in every area except for quality control. My... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2015 by Mark W.
(Verified Purchase)

I wish Asus would change the cable management bracket for once. It should be made of metal and permanently attached. Just add a latch so you can easily rearrange cables if needed, instead of... Read more…

Reviewed 17 August 2015 by John S.
(Verified Purchase)

What do I do? I wonder if it is even possible to get one of these without any problems. I just want a nice monitor now, I'm tired of using my old monitor while I've already paid for this and I... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £99.22
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00886227960125, 00886227995042, 04053162853317, 04058154144886, 04712900016444, 04716659995043, 05054629818831, 09540198995043

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