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Asus VN279QL PC Monitor

27" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Sep 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £92.29 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are excellent
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Not easy to use
46 Reviews

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

LCD screen expert review site scored this PC screen 100 out of 100. This puts this PC display in the top 2% of all the similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

User Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this PC display on average 85%. Over 81% of reviewers gave this flatpanel monitor either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

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


Running Costs Are Average

The VN279QL is typical compared to the other 1,092 PC screens of this age and type that we have analysed for 8 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the VN279QL is £93.


Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium monitor has been on the market since September 2013.


Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus VN279QL has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as this PC display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of its better review score, the LG 29EB73.

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Not Easy to Use

Five owners who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was not easy to use. Website said “I never planned to use the build-in speakers.”. They also mentioned “It will be hard to figure out how to use the monitor since it only includes a quick startup guide” in their review. And also wrote “Adjustment controls are a bit dicey to use.”.

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the product was not easy to use the menus. Website said “On screen settings menu is right dead smack in the middle of the screen.” in their review of this PC monitor but in spite of that they rated the product 5 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Menu Is Difficult” in their review. And also wrote “I have tried every option imaginable on the menu as we”.

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Good Quality

Four people who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it was good quality. Website mentioned four years ago “Quality Construction” in their review of this PC monitor. They also said “The construction is typical ASUS high quality” in their review. And also mentioned “One last comment is that I think Asus monitors seem to be of very nice quality I have these 3 27 inch panels”.


Six owners said in their reviews that it was well made. Mm said in their review of this PC monitor on expert website “I think you would have to spend a bit more to get a solid image in a monitor this size”. They also mentioned “Built in speakers are fair, even for simply listening to audio in instructional video” in their review, and also wrote “Was also looking for built in speakers to avoid the extra clutter”.

Good Looking

Nine people who reviewed the Asus VN279QL concluded that it was good looking. Website wrote “This screen is just beautiful”. They also said “Beautiful looking display” in their review. Stvo mentioned “Absolutely Beautiful bit of kit!”.

Six people who purchased it wrote that it had a thin frame. Website gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said four years ago “Super thin bezel”. They also mentioned “Thin bezel, Built-in Speakers, Height Pivot Adjustable, Comes with all types of cables, 3 Year Warranty” in their review. And also wrote “Thin bezel, minimalistic, good adjustable stand, easy to assemble, nice variety of input ports”.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

PC displays that are a similar age to this flatpanel monitor have viewing angles, vertical of between 10° and 180°. At 178 degrees, the VN279QL 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 VN279QL has an HDCP. Most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to this flatpanel monitor also have an HDCP.

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Has an Energy Star Certified

The VN279QL has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other PC screens of this age and spec.

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Packaging Content

Has Seven Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus VN279QL is more than most comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to it. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on medium monitors that are a similar age to this PC screen. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "DisplayPort", "HDMI", "HDMI-DVI", "MHL" and "VGA" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Good Value for Money

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Website mentioned four years ago “Good looking monitor, comes with cables, thin bezel, decent price” and scored the Asus VN279QL the highest possible rating of 5 stars. They also wrote “Terrific Price” in their review. Johnny C rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he said “These monitors come at a great price, are easy to setup, look great on the desk” in his review of this PC monitor.

Wide Viewing Angle

Two owners thought it had a wide viewing angle. Website said “The viewing angle is awesome” in their review of this PC monitor.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus 1920x1080, asus vn279ql
Barcodes 00012300309905, 00012304313069, 00014445256106, 00021111542968, 00042111365036, 00073412792313, 00115971057165, 00145536226958, 00168141500145, 00172302716146, 00649238501790, 00768268018952, 00801038394105, 00803982824868, 00803982835543, 00806293511878, 00807030509998, 00809185327908, 00809385645413, 00886227456772, 00886227456819, 00886227469437, 00886227549016, 04053162744677, 04053162935198, 04056572597376, 04712900384246, 04716659456773, 04716659456810, 05054533511675

Asus VN279QL Review Sources

To prepare this Asus VN279QL review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 692,148 product attributes, 78,562 PC monitor reviews and 8,073,300 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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