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Asus MX279H PC Monitor

£199.16
£131.39 £67.77 cheaper than 2 days ago
27" 1920 X 1080 80000000:1 LED Nov 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £94.86 Electricity cost over 5 years
Ten industry awards
Good sound quality
Unacceptable noise level
318 Reviews + 10 Awards
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Reviews

Ten Industry Awards

Amongst PC displays of this age and type, this PC display is one of the most awarded.

The editors of review websites Hardwaremx.com, Techno-labs.com and Technopat.net all thought that this LCD screen was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at review sites Altomdata.dk and Ferra.ru both wrote that concluded that they would recommend this PC display and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The authors at websites Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info both wrote that this Asus LCD screen was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

The editors of two additional expert review sites liked this PC screen. The writer at website Gamezoom.net thought that this PC display was excellent and gave it a "Gold Award" and it received an Xfastest.com "Innovation Award".

The author at one other expert review site decided that this PC screen was good. 01net.com gave this LCD screen a "5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This PC display has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100 based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, Techsweden.org and technopat.net.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 398 owner reviews the average owner rating of this PC display is 88 out of 100. 190 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this PC monitor either 4 or 5 stars and 82% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Asus Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

Based on 17,105 owner and expert reviews (including 2,837 verified purchases), Asus has good ratings for its PC monitors. Asus also has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Asus flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Power

Good Environmental Credentials

Two customers mentioned that this PC monitor was good in terms of power usage. Bigbossinthepit mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The power usage is brilliant, with brightness all the way down it only uses 9w” in their review of this PC monitor. Michael said on expert review site Amazon three years ago “Low energy consumption, AH-IPS, modern design, no dead or hot pixels, true colours! Great monitor!”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Six people said in their reviews that this PC monitor had good features. Expert review site Reviewed.com wrote “Despite a glaring lack of good features, we feel that the Asus MX279H definitely has more than one strong suit” in their review of this PC monitor. Three years ago Vladimir R. mentioned “This guy does the job really well.+1) Very bright colours2) Very stylish3) Great features (easy to tilt, clean, small bezel” in their review of this PC monitor. Chris M wrote in his review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon “From what I saw I was happy! The Features” and scored the Asus MX279H the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Price

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Good Value for Money

Fifty-nine customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good value for money. Website Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Good price” . Expert review site Tbreak.ae wrote “It showcased some of the most brilliant reproduction seen at a very affordable price tag” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Most of us PC users tend to spend a great deal of time and money on various components” in their review.

Four owners who reviewed the Asus MX279H said that it was expensive. Yavanna mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “This is a slightly more expensive monitor to others of the same size”. Alan S. wrote in his review of this PC monitor on expert review site Newegg.com “These monitors have been an expensive mistake”. Mandrake said in their review of this PC monitor four years ago “Seems to be 30 pounds more expensive than when I bought it last week for some reason” .

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Fifteen people thought the Asus MX279H was noisy. Website Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this PC monitor four years ago “Just some clicking noise” however despite that they gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Website Newegg.com mentioned “It can reach loud volumes without typical distortions” in their review of this PC monitor and scored the product 40 out of 100. They also wrote “Also there is a strange fuzzy crackling noise that comes from the monitor at times when I use the mouse to scroll or re-size windows” in their review.

Noisy

Fifteen people thought the Asus MX279H was noisy. Website Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this PC monitor four years ago “Just some clicking noise” however despite that they gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Website Newegg.com mentioned “It can reach loud volumes without typical distortions” in their review of this PC monitor and scored the product 40 out of 100. They also wrote “Also there is a strange fuzzy crackling noise that comes from the monitor at times when I use the mouse to scroll or re-size windows” in their review.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two customers who reviewed the product thought it had good technical guidance. Brownwood scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on expert website Amazon “When one compares it with the sound delivered by other monitors it is quite outstanding The instructions supplied are useless”. Peter J Wareham he said on expert review site Amazon “Only reason for 4 stars is the adjustment menu and instructions need updating and easier to use” in his review of this PC monitor.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the MX279H is £95, which is typical compared to the other 1,092 PC monitors of this age and spec.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was November 2012 when Asus released the MX279H.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus MX279H has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec PC screens that came out around the same time as this PC display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Asus VG248QE (£229.83), the iiyama XB2485WSU (£258.49), or the AOC G2770 (£219.99) which all of have better reviews.

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Good Sound Quality

Eight customers who purchased the product agreed that it had good sound quality. Techguy wrote “The sound quality is really good from the monitor for those times when I don't want to, removing the need to purchase / have additional ones taking up space” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Deep21 scored the product 4 stars out of 5 and said “Audio quality is only slightly better than any other integral monitor speakers”. Alex mentioned in his Asus MX279H review on expert review site Amazon four years ago “Sound quality is also excellent”.

Good Picture Quality

Thirty-three owners reckoned that it had good picture quality. Website Newegg.com mentioned four years ago “Great image quality, overall design is very modern, sleek, looks great” but in spite of that they only scored it 2 stars out of 5. They also wrote “Great picture quality for gaming Been playing quite a few different games on this including WoW, SWTOR, Defiance, War Thunder” in their review. And also mentioned “Excellent picture quality -- great contrast”.

Twenty-three owners who bought it thought it had good colour saturation. Website Newegg.com said “Sharp video, nice colours, good angles of view, Much better than a good TN panel”. T. Wallace gave this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon “Colours very rich”. T. Morrison wrote on expert review site Amazon “Really can't fault the quality of this monitor - Colours are fantastic”.

Ten owners who bought it considered that it had image ghosting. Website Newegg.com mentioned four years ago “Crysis 3 looks fabulous with no signs of lag or ghosting” . They also said “No ghosting that I notice when Trace Free is set to 20 or 0) Speakers are actually pretty decent” in their review. And also mentioned “Did not see ghosting or blurring during motionvideo”.

Six owners who purchased it agreed that it had a wide viewing angle. Four years ago website Newegg.com mentioned “The wide viewing angle makes it so that I can watch things on a couch or even on my bed without any trouble”. Yavanna wrote in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon “The viewing angle is great whilst with the Sammy I had to sit square on” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Andrew P. he mentioned “The screen is aesthetically pleasing, bright and clear with a good viewing angle”.

Three owners reckoned that it had clear images. Website Newegg.com mentioned four years ago “Excellent Clarity, Stylish Design, No Dead Pixels on Arrival” in their Asus MX279H review but they only scored it 2 stars out of 5. Falcon said “Sharpe clear image, easy to install”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Bright clear image” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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Display

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC screens of this age and type.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years have viewing angles, horizontal of between 18° and 1,800°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the Asus MX279H has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The average viewing angle, vertical of medium monitors that were released around the same time as this PC monitor is 170°, and the viewing angles, vertical range from 10° to 180°. At 178 degrees, the Asus MX279H has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an HDCP

The Asus MX279H has an HDCP, as do most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for a comparable time to this PC monitor.

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Ports & Interfaces

Two HDMI Ports

The Asus MX279H is a two HDMI port PC monitor.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Asus MX279H has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as this flatpanel monitor.

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Packaging Content

Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus MX279H is more than most LCD screens of a comparable age and type to it. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC screens of a comparable spec and age to this PC screen. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)" and "VGA" are also found on this Asus PC display.

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Design

Good Quality

Ninety-two owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good quality. Website Newegg.com said “Asus, one of the few brands, that matter in terms of quality inside” in their review of this PC monitor but despite that they only rated the product 2 stars out of 5. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews four years ago “This is a beautifully designed monitor with great image quality” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Expert website Uk.hardware.info wrote in their review of the Asus MX279H “It has a stylish design and quality materials, giving it a deluxe feel”.

Thin Frame

One hundred and seventeen people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote three years ago “These 23- and 27-inch monitors are beautifully designed, both inside”. Expert website Tbreak.ae mentioned “The ASUS MX279H is certainly one sexy display”. Five years ago expert website Uk.hardware.info said “It has an elegant base and aluminium frame”.

Fifty-seven owners who reviewed it considered that it was well designed. Expert website Ocaholic.ch.english wrote “The ASUS MX279H is an attractive display with a very decent, frameless design”. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “The Asus MX279H is a 27" Full HD monitor with a particularly stylish design and an attractive set of tech specs, including an IPS screen panel” in their review of this PC monitor. Expert review site Uk.hardware.info mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “A monitor with a striking design”.

Five owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a thin frame. Website Newegg.com wrote “Very thin bezel.” however they only gave the Asus MX279H a rating of 2 stars out of 5. They also said “There is maybe an inch of thin bezel” in their review. Mr Peter W Lascelles wrote on expert website Amazon “Great widescreen experience, bought this to run pc and ps3 have to say I have not been disappointed, looks very cool with thin bezel and image quality is amazing” in his review of this PC monitor.

Four people who reviewed it thought it was smooth. Website Newegg.com said “Buttons are smooth and awesome”. Expert review site Reviewed.com wrote “Their current-generation AH-IPS panels are wrapped in minimalist chrome and perch upon smooth, cir”. Andrew P. wrote in his review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon “When gaming on the laptop it is smooth and bright and keeps up, with no lag”.

Three people considered that it was neat. Website Newegg.com wrote “I'am forever blind) as well as color enhancing modes that are neat to set.”. They also said “It seems neat to use” in their review. Dragon Gia wrote “It's neat that the speakers are contained within the frame” .

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Well Made

Fifty-four people mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Website Newegg.com said “Speakers sound great for being built in” but even so they scored this PC monitor 40 out of 100. They also wrote “Bezel less, Stainless steel look, overall very great build quality” in their review. And also said “I like the solid stand”.

Five customers who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable. Adam said on expert review site Amazon “The sun dial stand design is sturdy and easy to assemble, even by yourself”. Musicman gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The stand is sturdy enough for me” in their review of this PC monitor. Maiasri wrote in their review of this PC monitor in April last year “Very impressed with this monitor! The stand is sturdy” and scored this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Four people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was reliable. Website Newegg.com said “Reliable Performance”. Concept Filming mentioned on expert website Amazon “Love Asus stuff, they seem to make slightly more reliable technology compared to the bigger brands”. Two years ago Jm said on expert website Amazon “Has proved very reliable to date” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Easy to Use

Twenty-three owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Four years ago website Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Normally I'd set this up in Nvidia Control panel” but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 40 out of 100. They also mentioned “Nice array of control options built-in” in their review. Thomas Coote wrote on expert review site Amazon “Another handy addition is the 3.5mm jack out which outputs the sound from the HDMI that the screen receives” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Nine customers who reviewed the product said that it was easy to use the menus. In the same month website Newegg.com mentioned “Had to adjust the settings to my liking.” in their review of this PC monitor. They also wrote “The setting menus are pretty straightforward” in their review. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said four years ago “It has a touch-sensitive menu bar running along the bottom of the screen” in their review of this PC monitor.

Five owners said that this PC monitor was comfortable and easy to hold. Four years ago website Newegg.com said “Stays vivid at every comfortable viewing angle”. Expert review site Tbreak.ae mentioned “Whether it's the right CPU, or liquid cooling, or the most comfortable keyboard and mouse, we tend to take our time”. Thomas Coote he wrote on expert review site Amazon also four years ago “Sound levels are good too, I usually have it on around 70/100 as I find this a comfortable volume to listen at”.

Five customers who purchased this PC monitor considered that it had a touch sensitive screen. Website Newegg.com wrote “The touch sensitive controls are something to get used to” in their review of this PC monitor. James K rated it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “They're sort of touch sensitive and work fine once you get used to them”. Four years ago Mr. C. N. Watson said “Love the touch sensitive buttons under the screen edge”.

Five owners said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Rek rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “It is attractive and easy to set up”. Living the Life said “Great picture, easy to set up” in their review of this PC monitor. Billy mentioned “Quickly delivered, well packaged, easy to set up and the picture is beautiful! Easily the best monitor I have ever owned” .

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Product Identifiers

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