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27" 619.77mm Sep 2015
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- 27-inch, WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display feature IPS technology for wide 178-degree viewing angles and lifelike gaming visuals- World-first 165Hz refresh rate and NVIDIAG-SYNC technology for... More
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20 Reasons For

Fifteen Industry Awards

Experts in PC displays love this Asus LCD screen and have given it fifteen awards.

Digitaltrends.com, SweClockers.com, 3dnews.ru, Tek.no and Itwriter.ru all recommend this medium monitor and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The reviewers at Hardwareluxx.de and Hardwareluxx.ru both wrote that this LCD screen was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The experts at Hothardware.com and Tweaktown.com both decided that this PC screen was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Three additional expert review sites all endorsed this flatpanel monitor. This PC display received a HEXUS.net "Innovation" award and it received a Gamestar.de "Platinum" award. This LCD screen also received a "Gold" award from Pcper.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

This PC display has an average expert rating of 87 out of 100 based on nine expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Digitaltrends.com, tweaktown.com and pcgameshardware.de. If all the LCD screens of this age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this Asus LCD screen is in the top 20%.

Average Owner Reviews

People who bought this medium monitor rated this LCD screen 73% on average.

Robust

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the Asus PG279Q was well made. Andrew mentioned “Nvidia G-Sync capability for the elimination of screentear and a solid frame-smoothing feature” in his review of this PC monitor. Bing wrote on Amazon “Using a 980ti I get a solid 70fps in bf4! Buy it if you are serious about quality!” and scored this PC monitor very highly. Last year Daint46 mentioned in their review of the Asus PG279Q on Amazon “The build quality is top notch and looks”.

A number of Asus PG279Q reviewers thought the product was strong and durable. D. M. said “It feels sturdy and like a very premium product” and scored it 80 out of 100. Daint46 scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “The stand is very sturdy and thhe swiveling”.

One Asus PG279Q reviewer said in their reviews that it was reliable. Sui wrote in their review of the Asus PG279Q “Of course Amazon's reliable returns policy should the worst happen”.

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Nice Design

A number of Asus PG279Q reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Asus PG279Q was good looking. Alexander Jolly wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “MMOs such as Guild Wars 2 run beautifully”. Bascule_thi_teller said in January last year “The colours pop beautifully” . Ben W said “The IPS panel is gorgeous from any angle” in his review of the Asus PG279Q.

Several Asus PG279Q owners wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. Alexander Jolly rated it as excellent and he said on Amazon last year “Counter Strike look ultra smooth”. Alexander Jolly also wrote “It looked as smooth as 60, there was no noticeable lag”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Asus PG279Q on Amazon in the same month “So buttery smooth”.

A few Asus PG279Q owners concluded that the Asus PG279Q was a good design. Illegitimi Non Carborundum wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “Clean design, excellent IPS G-Synch HDMI monitor”. Last year James he said on Amazon “The chassis design feels high quality”. Reu mentioned “I personally prefer Asus's design with the consistent sized bevel around the screen”.

A few Asus PG279Q owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a thick frame.

One Asus PG279Q reviewer who purchased the product reckoned that it was neat. Michael Stachowiak rated the Asus PG279Q 4 stars and he said on Amazon “Its neat, especially when you want to turn on the blue light filter at night time” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was good quality. Adam said in his review “My advice, unless you are a professional/competitive CSGO player avoid these over-hyped high refresh rate, gaming monitors and get a high quality panel such as Dells ultrasharp” however despite that he rated the product 1 stars. Adam Kinsella mentioned on Amazon in January last year “High Quality Gaming Monitor for Nvidia Graphics card” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Adam Kinsella also wrote “Very good high quality gaming monitor”.

Good Picture Quality

Several Asus PG279Q reviewers thought it had good colour saturation. Last year Alex said “The jump from 1440p was very noticeable and the colours on this ips display are simply amazing”. D. M. mentioned on Amazon in January last year “Beautiful colours, great contrast”. Denver wrote on Amazon “Then when the screen is displaying light colours there are several bright blotches on the screen in all kinds of places.”.

Eight people said in their reviews that the product had a good refresh rate. In January last year Alexander Jolly said “Find a better monitor with as crisp visuals and high refresh rate” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Amazon Customer said “1440p ips is fantastic specially that graphics card arent able to run 4k at 144 refresh rate so Im really satisfied with this resolution” in their review of this PC monitor and rated this PC monitor 5 stars. Daint46 gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review “The panel itself is a joy to use as colours are super vibrant and the resolution and super high refresh rate are amazing when gaming”.

A few Asus PG279Q reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good picture quality. Amazon Customer scored the Asus PG279Q 5 stars and mentioned “Its still a good feature especially for graphics card that are getting less than 60 fps” in their Asus PG279Q review. D-Ace said on Amazon in January last year “To be honest when i turned off v sync on my previous monitor which was worth £300 i was getting almost the same fps and better image quality” in their review of this PC monitor nonetheless they only gave this PC monitor a rating of 1 stars. Hoverdonkey wrote two years ago “FPS counter, as well as the amazing picture quality, colour reproduction” in their Asus PG279Q review and gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars.

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Good Technical Features

Some people reckoned that this PC monitor had good features. Amazon Customer said “While Asus have a solid product with great features” in their Asus PG279Q review. Amazon Customer also wrote “It really is an amazing screen with a lot of great features.”. Andrew mentioned on Amazon also last year “This panel has lots of bells and whistles for the serious gamer” nonetheless he only scored the product 40 out of 100.

Best Seller

Across all flatpanel monitors, the PG279Q is one the top selling products currently on sale.

Good Connectivity

A number of customers who reviewed the Asus PG279Q wrote that it was good in terms of HDMI connections.

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was good in terms of USB connections. G. Rees gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and wrote in their Asus PG279Q review “Also has 2x USB 3.0 ports and a headphone jack on the back”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was able to connect to the internet.

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Reasonably Priced

A few Asus PG279Q reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Adam Davies wrote “Can safely say it is worth every penny, even if I had bought it at full price” in his review of this PC monitor and gave the product a very good review. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Disastrous - A potentially amazing product ruined by poor QC - Avoid save your time and money” in their review of the Asus PG279Q. Drinnan said on Amazon “They are coming down in price and that was my aim when building this computer back in April”.

Five Asus PG279Q owners who reviewed the product considered that it was a bargain for the price. In January last year Adam mentioned on Amazon “Every cheap multi-media monitor on the market (most anyhoo) are IPS”. Alex said in his Asus PG279Q review “I was tired of using cheap monitors especially with low contrast ratios”. Bing rated the Asus PG279Q 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The acer predator looked cheap! With 165hz I can't tell the difference coming from a 144hz g sync monitor” in their review of the Asus PG279Q.

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Asus Has Good PC Display Reviews

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

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Good Size

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it was thin. G. Rees rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Asus PG279Q “The screen itself has a very thin bezel and two of these (if money was no issue that is) would look seamless next to each other”. James wrote on Amazon “The premium is soaked up by its apperance, very thin bezel, high quality finish”. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “The PG279Q inherits much from its predecessor, with a matte black plastic finish and a very slim screen bezel”.

One Asus PG279Q owner thought the product was good structurally. Sir Digby Chicken Caesar wrote in their review on Amazon “Such a shame, build construction is superb, colours are very good, screen uniformity is excellent”. One Asus PG279Q owner concluded that the Asus PG279Q was a good height. Will mentioned in his review of the Asus PG279Q “It is very easy to adjust height & tilt” and rated the product 4 stars.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Asus PG279Q reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was quiet. Michael Stachowiak scored this PC monitor 4 stars and he mentioned “In the absence of sound, they do the job, very quiet at best” in his review of the Asus PG279Q.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other PC displays of this age and type, the Asus PG279Q has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer XR341CK[plb_2972210_price], the Eizo FlexScan EV2750[plb_3262622_price], or the Asus PG27AQ[plb_3142487_price].

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Fairly Large Color Gamut

With a color gamut of 100 percent, the Asus PG279Q has one of the larger color gamuts amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the PC monitors that have been on the market for more than a year the color gamuts range from 68% to 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus PG279Q has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium monitors of this age. The display brightnesss of PC displays of this type and age range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m².

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

With a display diagonal (metric) of 68.6 centimeters, the Asus PG279Q has one of the bigger display diagonal (metric)s amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the PG279Q the display diagonal (metric)s range from 48cm to 89cm.

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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the Asus PG279Q is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The resolution of all medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the PG279Q ranges from 640 x 350 to 4096 x 2160.

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Has Four Cables Includeds

The Asus PG279Q has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This PC screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the PG279Q. The cables includeds "Audio (3.5mm)", "HDMI" and "USB" are also found on this Asus PC monitor.

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Price Has Increased by £74.17

In the last 51 days the PG279Q has increased in price by £74.17.

Difficult to Use

Some Asus PG279Q reviewers said that it was not easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Asus apparently have horrible quality control” but despite that they scored the product 80 out of 100. Amazon Customer also said “It's an expensive screen, especially given the horrible quality control”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “A steep price and questionable quality control are two major things to consider when buying this screen”.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was not easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon in January last year “Even though I've turned a few graphic settings down the added resolution genuinely makes games look better, or maybe that's just the quality of the monitor! It's spectacular”. S. Roberts said in their review of the Asus PG279Q “Seriously what ips panel doesnt? Tips for checking, is make sure you configure the settings to the monitor, there's a information online for this” but despite that they still scored the product very highly. Will said “Out of the box the default settings are not quite right”.

A number of Asus PG279Q reviewers who purchased the Asus PG279Q mentioned that it did not have a good experience. Mike mentioned in his Asus PG279Q review “From my experience they sounded terrible”. Oliver Wilson said in his review of the Asus PG279Q “This has been the most frustrating experience I have ever had in buying electronics” and rated the product 1 stars.

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was not comfortable and easy to hold. One person reckoned that it was not easy to handle. In January last year Stan Ogden said on Amazon “Poor handling or initial quality control were probably the cause” in his review but he still gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

The Asus PG279Q is a two USB Type-A downstream ports quantity PC monitor. Most of the other PC displays of this age and type have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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Not Cheap

We think this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other PC displays of this type and age. The cheapeast PC display of this age and type that we found costs £64 and the most expensive costs £4,006.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than a year, the Asus PG279Q does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the PG279Q, the Asus PG279Q is not 3D.

If you would prefer an LCD screen that is 3D then you might want to consider the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Asus PG279Q does not have a card reader integrated, although keep in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age also do not have a card reader integrated.

We compared all the other PC screens which also have a card reader integrated to this PC display and we think the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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High Running Costs

The PG279Q is in the most expensive 4% of all 486 PC monitors of this spec and age that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the PG279Q is £145.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus PG279Q is a two USB 3.0 port PC display. Most of the other LCD screens that are a similar age to the PG279Q have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Heavy

Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the PG279Q the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg. The Asus PG279Q is one of the heavier comparable spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the PG279Q (7 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus PG279Q

Released Over a Year Ago

This PC screen has been on the market for over a year.

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15 Awards

gamestar.de Platinum 3dnews.ru Recommended SweClockers.com Recommended pclab.pl Power Award hardware.info Ulitmate pcper.com Gold Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product tweaktown.com Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star hothardware.com Editor's Choice tek.no Recommended itwriter.ru Recommended hardwareluxx.de Excellent Hardware hardwareluxx.ru Excellent Hardware HEXUS.net Innovation

Expert Reviews

(23)
23 December 2015

Tweaktown.com

I think most gamers will remember when ASUS released their ROG Swift PG278Q, as it was the best gaming monitor (by far) at the time. It had a native resolution of 2560x1440 when most gaming... Read more…

6 December 2015

With excellent color reproduction and a superb refresh rate, the Asus ROG Swift PG279Q sets the standard for gaming monitors everywhere...

2 November 2015

Asus has a mission to make the Republic of Gamers product line world-class in every category, and the ROG Swift PG279Q spares nothing in search of that effort. It offers not just excellent image...

Digitaltrends.com

29 October 2015

Hothardware.com

Thanks to the emergence of NVIDIA's G-SYNC, AMD's FreeSync, i.e Adaptive Sync, 4K resolutions and various other display technologies, we've had the pleasure of evaluating a number of new monitors... Read more…

23 October 2015

Every once in a while we update what we call our "reference display" at the PC Perspective offices, which is the monitor that we keep on hand to compare to every other monitor that comes after it....

Pcper.com

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 24 November 2015 by Steven L.
(Verified Purchase)

Where is your quality control Asus? Why do you have someone posting mindless comments, pretending to provide some form of service to upset customers? Everyone is returning their jacked up monitors... Read more…

Reviewed 4 December 2015 by Michael M.
(Verified Purchase)

My first monitor has a "hot spot" in the bottom left corner about ten pixels big. The backlight bleed was not that bad compared to others which was my main concern, so I decided I would live with... Read more…

Reviewed 6 December 2015 by Kyle M.
(Verified Purchase)

Of the 2 monitors, one is better than the other. For us, we need to RMA both of them - but that means we'll be without any monitor for (what I read on other forums is...) 5-6 weeks of RMA. I've... Read more…

Reviewed 19 November 2015 by Stephen S.
(Verified Purchase)

I have always owned ASUS monitors and this is the first time that I have had an issue with one of their products. I want to get a replacement without dead pixels or severe yellow backlight bleed.... Read more…

Reviewed 13 November 2015 by Ryan K.
(Verified Purchase)

To get to 165hz the monitor needs to be overclocked via OSD which is super easy. However, you need to meet the video hardware requirements to achieve it. 700 series cards cannot reach higher than... Read more…

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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 30 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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£634 Cheaper
68% Cheaper to Run
Lighter
Significantly More Display Colour Count
Slower Response Time
17% Dimmer Display Brightness
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