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Asus MG279Q

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A top of the range and multi award winning 27" PC screen, with alright running costs but representing only average value for money
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Asus MG279Q Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Asus MG279Q number 235 in best selling monitors and number 928 in medium monitors.
93
Reviews
304 Reviews + 31 Awards
56
Value for Money
Average
90
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
61
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has great expert reviews and good user reviews with 81% of buyers recommending this flatpanel monitor to others. This PC monitor has received 31 awards including a "Recommended" award from Guru3d.com plus 12 other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Tomshw.it plus four other sites. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC monitors with better features are available. However this Asus PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC screens 2018.
The MG279Q has running costs of £100 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 18% of all 3,255 flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC monitors.
Customers report it is robust, good picture quality and excellent design.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Faster than average response time
Has a built-in speaker(s)
A universe of gaming at your command
A 27-inch WQHD display for highly detailed visuals and more onscreen space
In-plane switching technology for consistent, accurate color
Incredible 144hz refresh rate
Gamer-centric features
ASUS-exclusive gamevisual technology
Advanced connectivity and smart cable management
Ergonomic design

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £389.99 on eBay 42 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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Asus MG279Q Video Reviews

Asus MG279Q In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

31 Industry Awards

Experts love this PC display and have given it 31 awards.

The experts at review websites Guru3d.com, Cnews.cz, Thg.ru, Pclab.pl, Legitreviews.com, Insidegeeks.net, 3dnews.ru, Itwriter.ru, HEXUS.net, Pcekspert.com, Allround-Pc.com, Prohardver.hu and Hothardware.com all concluded that they would recommend this LCD screen and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This Asus PC screen received an "Editor's Choice" award from review sites Tomshw.it, Chip.com.my, Tomshardware.com, Tomshardware.co.uk and Greentechreviews.ru all of whom thought that this flatpanel monitor was fantastic.

The authors at review sites Pcper.com, Techzine.nl, Ocdrift.com, Arabhardware.net and Pctuning.tyden.cz all said that this PC display was brilliant and gave it their "Gold" award.

Two more expert review sites thought that this LCD screen was very good. This PC screen received a "Platinum" award from website Profesionalreview.com who concluded it was excellent and the writer at website Technopat.net gave it a "Patented Design" award and decided it was well designed.

Three additional expert review sites all decided that this PC display was very good. Hardware.info gave this Asus PC display an "Excellent" award, Nordichardware.se gave it a "Best Product" award and it received a "Worth Buying" award from Kitguru.net.

Good Expert Reviews

This flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 87 out of 100 based on 23 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, techzine.nl, hothardware.com and insidegeeks.net. Experts think this LCD screen is one of the better flatpanel monitors.

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Average Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this flatpanel monitor is 78% based on 281 owner reviews. 81% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Robust

Nine people agreed that it was well made.

Asus Has Very Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

Based on 42,619 expert and owner reviews (including 6,335 verified purchases), Asus has very good ratings for its PC monitors. 95% of those that bought a Asus PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Three customers mentioned that this PC monitor had good picture quality.

Users Report Nice Design

Nine people who bought the Asus MG279Q thought it was good looking, three owners wrote in their reviews that it was smooth and three owners wrote that the product was well designed.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four customers who bought it considered that it was good value for money.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Five customers considered that the product was easy to use the menus and three owners reckoned that it was easy to use.

  • Love the different settings and ways you can customize the colors…
  • Other than the quality control issues, monitor has a great build quality…
    Seslash (Tesco.com) - October 2015
  • If you're willing to go through a week or two of getting replacements, then this monitor is great, otherwise, wait until there are better options available with better quality control…
    Gkim (Tesco.com) - November 2015
  • Picture quality is excellent - Navigating on screen settings menus is surprisingly easy as the monitor has a tiny joystick on the back…
  • Once the settings were tweaked virtually perfect…
  • A great monitor let down by quality control and immature drivers…
    Boogle (Amazon) - September 2015
  • Easy to assemble, literally one screw (no screw driver needed…
  • The joystick behind the monitor to control settings is great and makes on the fly game mode change simple…
  • Settings are extremely easy to use…
  • Fantastic display, Terrible Quality Control…
    Djein (Amazon) - May 2016

Users Report Good Product Quality

10 owners said in their reviews that the Asus MG279Q was good quality.

  • Messiah Fast; customizable; solid build quality…
    Pcgamer.com August 2016
  • Other than the quality control issues, monitor has a great build quality…
    Seslash (Tesco.com) - October 2015
  • If you're willing to go through a week or two of getting replacements, then this monitor is great, otherwise, wait until there are better options available with better quality control…
    Gkim (Tesco.com) - November 2015
  • Picture quality is excellent - Navigating on screen settings menus is surprisingly easy as the monitor has a tiny joystick on the back…
  • Speakers built into a monitor are sometimes of marginal quality…
  • Disappointing quality given the price…
    J M Gittins (Amazon) - January 2016
  • Very good build quality and nice color reproduction…
    B (Amazon) - August 2015
  • A great monitor let down by quality control and immature drivers…
    Boogle (Amazon) - September 2015
  • Fantastic display, Terrible Quality Control…
    Djein (Amazon) - May 2016
  • Image quality however is stunning, went though several wallpapers at the native resolution…

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £520.00 it is more expensive than 88% of PC monitors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Asus MG279Q and the United Kingdom price of £520.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $535.99 (£739.02).

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Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the MG279Q is £100 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 18% of all 3,255 PC displays.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC screen was released in August 2015.

Features

Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all flatpanel monitors is 25", with the smallest being 3.5" and the biggest being 95". The Asus MG279Q's display diagonal of 27" is bigger than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is bigger than 85% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature.

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the Asus MG279Q is 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst resolution of all flatpanel monitors is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2880 pixels.

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Faster Than Average Response Time

The average response time of all PC displays is 5.5ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms. The Asus MG279Q's response time of only 4ms is faster than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the fastest 19% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus MG279Q has a built-in speaker(s). 53% of PC monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

Flatpanel monitors have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The Asus MG279Q's vertical viewing angle of 178° is in the widest 7% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature.

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Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle of the Asus MG279Q of 178° is in the widest 33% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature. Flatpanel monitors have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Asus MG279Q's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is relatively standard compared to most other PC displays. It is in the highest 73% of all PC displays when ranked by this feature.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most PC displays have between one and five HDMI ports, including the Asus MG279Q which has two HDMI ports.

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Has an AC Cables Included

The Asus MG279Q has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors. The most commonly found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included AC are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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

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