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Asus VX279Q PC Monitor

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27" 1920 X 1080 80000000:1 LED Jul 2015
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Inspired by millennia of artistic legacy, the new VX279Q sports an elegant and precision-crafted sundial design. The VX279Q features an edge-to-edge frameless panel with 178 ultra-wide viewing... More
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Review: Asus VX279Q [AH-IPS|27|1080p|German]
REVIEW OF THE ASUS VX279Q 27 LCD, IPS MONITOR.

18 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This PC screen received a "Highly Recommended" from Thepcenthusiast.com who decided that this LCD screen was very good.

Good User Reviews

Based on 129 user reviews the average user rating of this PC screen is 84 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Some people considered that the product was good quality. George said on Amazon “Quality wise, this is a 5 star monitor”. Three years ago Mah... said on Amazon “Great quality monitor! Perfect for gaming, stunning graphics, love it! A++++++++++”. Mr Simon Dawson wrote “Excellent screen quality”.

Nice Design

Some people concluded that this PC monitor was good looking. Andrew Kerr said in his Asus VX279Q review “A beautiful screen, great size”. Dave said “Good looking”. Mr T D Woolls rated it 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The IPS image quality is good and styling good” in his review of this PC monitor.

One Asus VX279Q reviewer who reviewed the Asus VX279Q said that it was a good design.

One customer who bought this PC monitor said that it was aesthetic. Liam Nardoni mentioned in their review of the Asus VX279Q on Amazon “Very aesthetically pleasing also! Sound through speakers isnt too bad” and gave it an excellent rating.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a thick frame. S. Braybrooke wrote four years ago “The screen itself is very attractive with a thin bezel” in their Asus VX279Q review.

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Reasonably Priced

Some customers considered that the Asus VX279Q was good value for money. Three years ago Andrew Manley wrote “Save your money buy a different brand”. Ben Vamos wrote on Amazon “Picture (excellent), price (excellent), styling (excellent)the not so good” and rated the product as very good. Happygaming said “Capable sleek reasonably priced” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

Some Asus VX279Q owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Liam Nardoni gave the Asus VX279Q a very good review and mentioned “Great monitor, awesome colours” in their review of the Asus VX279Q. Sim S K mentioned “The colours are spot on (when using sRGB mode” in their Asus VX279Q review. Tadas said “Lovely monitor! Love the vibrant colours” in their review.

A number of customers agreed that it had good picture quality. Two years ago Sky wrote in their review on Amazon “Has a nice image quality” and gave the Asus VX279Q a rating of 5 stars.

A number of people mentioned that this PC monitor had clear images. Sim S K scored this PC monitor very highly and mentioned on Amazon “Needed a budget screen to edit on, so for me colours are more important than clarity (I have my Mac screen for that”. Three years ago Ulrik said on Amazon “Viewing angles and colour clarity is great.” nonetheless they only rated it 3 stars.

One Asus VX279Q owner who bought it considered that it had a flickering image. K Smith said “This monitor's selection buttons are over sensitive to the touch and has a weird flicker to it that makes me feel weird” in their review of this PC monitor but despite that they rated the product 40 out of 100.

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Good Size

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Two years ago Stephen Morrison wrote “Fantastic monitor, very very nice colour production, nice slim sleek look”. Tired Techie mentioned four years ago “The speakers are good considering the thinness of the screen (not as good as an iMac” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

One Asus VX279Q reviewer who reviewed the Asus VX279Q thought it was compact.

One customer who bought the Asus VX279Q reckoned that it was a good size. Ilyass Karouach said on Amazon “In a nutshell, been using this monitor for few months now, no problem whatsoever, great value for your money, good size, colors are bright” and rated the Asus VX279Q 5 stars.

One Asus VX279Q owner mentioned that it was lightweight. S. Braybrooke wrote on Amazon “The monitor is extremely lightweight and I have been able to stand it on a tall speaker stand behind my mixing desk” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

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Robust

A few Asus VX279Q reviewers who reviewed it thought it was well made. Two years ago Ilyass Karouach rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review “It comes with built in speakers”. One customer who bought the Asus VX279Q considered that it was strong and durable. James_t wrote in their Asus VX279Q review “It is sturdy and I would definitely recommend this monitor to anybody looking for a simple”.

Good Brand

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

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Good Connectivity

Some Asus VX279Q reviewers considered that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Liam Nardoni scored it very highly and mentioned in their review on Amazon three years ago “Trials Fusion look amazing! Only one HDMI port though, will probably buy a splitter”. Urk mentioned “I researched monitors for a while before purchasing, full HD picture quality, HDMI connectivity and response time were important to me” in their review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought this PC monitor considered that it was quiet. Sky wrote in their review “The built-in speakers are quiet, even at max volume.” and scored it 5 stars.

LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many PC displays of this age and spec.

Other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the E2270SWHN[pl_3192284_price], or the e2470Swh[pl_3027864_price] both from AOC or the DELL P2314H[plb_1632519_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus VX279Q has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were launched more than a year ago.

Alternative LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to consider include the 34UM67-P[pl_2998881_price], or the 24MB35PH[pl_3354810_price] both from LG or the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the Asus VX279Q has a very wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a similar age to the VX279Q. Flatpanel monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the VX279Q have viewing angle, horizontals of between 18° and 180°.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

When compared to other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VX279Q, the Asus VX279Q's viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees is one of the widest. Comparable spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the VX279Q have viewing angle, verticals of between 10° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

At 68.6 centimeters, the Asus VX279Q has a fairly big display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were released more than a year ago. Across all the PC displays that were launched around the same time as the VX279Q the display diagonal (metric)s range from 48cm to 89cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 64cm.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This PC display has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on LCD screens of this age and type.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The Asus VX279Q has a greater number of cables included than most LCD screens that are a similar age to it. This PC screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the VX279Q. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)" is also found on this Asus PC display.

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8 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

Five Asus VX279Q owners who reviewed the Asus VX279Q thought it was not easy to use. Three years ago A. Chiu said in their Asus VX279Q review on Amazon “Nice monitor stupid control system”. A. Chiu also mentioned “Stupid control system, whats wrong with buttons or controlling via software!”. N. Nam mentioned on Amazon “Adjustments are an absolute joke as difficult to use and very fiddly” in their Asus VX279Q review and scored the product 2 stars.

Some Asus VX279Q owners mentioned that it was not easy to setup. D. P mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “This monitor is sadly let down by the totally useless controls to set up the display”. N. Nam mentioned in January last year “Difficult to set up and calibrate” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Poor Sound Quality

One Asus VX279Q reviewer who bought the Asus VX279Q mentioned that it did not have good sound quality. Four years ago Judith Conn wrote on Amazon “Great Screen - terrible sound quality” and rated this PC monitor 3 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the VX279Q, the Asus VX279Q does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera to this PC monitor and we think the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Asus VX279Q is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors of this age and type are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most LCD screens that are a comparable age to the VX279Q do not have a card reader integrated. The Asus VX279Q is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as it.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The Asus VX279Q has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the VX279Q the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m².

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus VX279Q

OK Running Costs

The average running cost of the VX279Q is £78 over 8 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 500 flatpanel monitors of this age and type.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Asus released the VX279Q.

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1 Award

thepcenthusiast.com Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

After testing and using the Asus VX279 for several weeks, there's one thing I want to do, call my friend from Asus and ask him if I can keep the monitor. Why? Because I do not want to go back to...

Thepcenthusiast.com

22 March 2014

Amazing new monitor from ASUS!The last LCD monitor we bought for our home set-up was probably 2-3 years ago when we invested in a Samsung Series 4 24-inch LCD monitor. We've been pretty happy with... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 February 2016 by Daniel Hobson
(Verified Purchase)

Really great monitor, the screen itself is vibrant and handles everything I throw at it really well, the buttons are a bit annoying at first but the only time you will accidental press them is if... Read more…

Reviewed 15 January 2016 by N. Nam | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Difficult to set up and calibrate . Buttons under the screen for power and adjustments are an absolute joke as difficult to use and very fiddly. Screen is not good for Documents and office work,... Read more…

Reviewed 25 December 2015 by Richard Jarrett
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic screen, really clear and really bright. Used it with gaming and its amazing, also great for programming as you can have a lot on one screen. The buttons have taken a bit of getting used... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

So I'm a photographer, and needed a budget screen to edit on, so for me colours are more important than clarity (I have my Mac screen for that). The clarity of the picture isn't incredible when... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2015 by Samret
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant monitor and I agree with comments about fiddly controls, I do not use these it's easier with my graphic's controler (AMD CATALYST CONTROL CENTRE), It doe's the same and hell of a lot more.

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Electricity cost when switched on £74.61
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £77.17
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 1920x1080, asus vx279, code vx279, asus vx279q, code vx279q, asus p188660, asus 250cdm2, asus p188660p, asus 9tnqzs00, asus 9tnqza00, asus 1920x1080, 90lm00f0b01670, trademount vx279, hpdellapple vx279, trademount vx279q, hpdellapple vx279q, asus 90lm00f0b01670, asus 90lm00g0b01470, asus 90mb0ht0m0eay0
Barcodes 00886227447435, 04053162878440, 04053162935204, 04716659646129, 07430300276929, 07430300286478

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