Asus MG279Q vs Samsung U28E850R

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Asus MG279Q
Samsung U28E850R

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The Asus MG279Q is a 178°° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° wider than the Samsung U28E850R (160°°).
8° wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Asus MG279Q has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°°, but the Samsung U28E850R is only a 170°° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
$114 cheaper
The Asus MG279Q costs $435.99, whereas the Samsung U28E850R is $549.99.
7 Reasons For
4% bigger screen size Edit
The Samsung U28E850R is a 28"" PC monitor. That's 1" bigger than the Asus MG279Q (28""). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Bigger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung U28E850R is a 70cmcm display diagonal PC monitor. That's 1.53cm bigger than the Asus MG279Q (70cmcm).
6% brighter display brightness Edit
The Samsung U28E850R is a 370 cd/m² cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 20 cd/m² brighter than the Asus MG279Q (370 cd/m² cd/m²).
3ms faster response time Edit
The Samsung U28E850R has a response time of 1msms, but the Asus MG279Q is a 4msms response time PC monitor (3ms slower). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

One more USB Type-A downstream port Edit
The Samsung U28E850R is a four USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor, whereas the Asus MG279Q only has three USB Type-A downstream ports.
A lot lighter Edit
The Samsung U28E850R has a weight of 4.9kgg, however the Asus MG279Q is a 7.3kgg weight PC monitor (2.4g heavier).
A bit better user reviews
The average user review score of the Samsung U28E850R is 77% based on 23 reviews, however the average rating of the Asus MG279Q is 73% (based on 90 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
1" smaller screen size Edit
The Asus MG279Q has a screen size of 27"", but the Samsung U28E850R is a 28"" PC monitor (1" bigger). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Slightly smaller display diagonal Edit
The Asus MG279Q has a display diagonal of 68.47cmcm, but the Samsung U28E850R is a 70cmcm display diagonal PC monitor (1.53cm bigger).
20 cd/m² dimmer display brightness Edit
The Asus MG279Q has a display brightness of 350 cd/m² cd/m², but the Samsung U28E850R is a 370 cd/m² cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (20 cd/m² brighter).
75% slower response time Edit
The Asus MG279Q is a 4msms response time PC monitor. That's 3ms slower than the Samsung U28E850R (1msms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Only three USB Type-A downstream ports Edit
The Asus MG279Q has three USB Type-A downstream ports, however the Samsung U28E850R only has four USB Type-A downstream ports.
33% heavier Edit
The Asus MG279Q is a 7.3kgg weight PC monitor. That's 2.4g heavier than the Samsung U28E850R (4.9kgg).
Over one year older
The Asus MG279Q is older than the Samsung U28E850R by 18 months.
Marginally Lower user review Score
The Asus MG279Q only has an average user rating of 73%, but the Samsung U28E850R has an average user rating of 77% (based on 23 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
12% narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Samsung U28E850R has a vertical viewing angle of 160°°, however the Asus MG279Q is a 178°° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider).
5% narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Samsung U28E850R is a 170°° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° narrower than the Asus MG279Q (170°°).
More expensive by $114
The Samsung U28E850R is $114 more expensive than the Asus MG279Q.
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Awards

19 Awards
3dnews.ru: Recommended
chip.com.my: Editor's Choice
cnews.cz: Smart Buy
guru3d.com: Recommended
hardware.info: Excellent
HEXUS.net: Recommended
insidegeeks.net: Recommended
itwriter.ru: Recommended
kitguru.net: Worth Buying
legitreviews.com: Recommended
nordichardware.se: Best Product
pclab.pl: Recommended
pcper.com: Gold
profesionalreview.com: Platinum
SweClockers.com: Good Product
thg.ru: Recommended
tomshardware.co.uk: Editor Recommended
tomshardware.com: Editor Recommended
tomshw.it: Editor Recommended
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Date Released

21 months Ago 3 months Ago

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

No data No data

Display

Screen Size
27" 28"
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
Graphics Resolution
 2560 x 1440
 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1440
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
Digital Vertical Frequency
35 - 144 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency
51.2 - 221.97 Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 341.28mm
Viewable Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 620.93mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.233 x 0.233 0.16 x 0.16
Display Colour Count
16.77M Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Viewing Angle
178°
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160°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178°
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170°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
68.47cm 70cm
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Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² 370 cd/m²
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Response Time
4ms 1ms
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Color Gamut
100% 72%
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Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Brightness (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 310
Maximum Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DisplayPort
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
USB 3.0 Port
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
2 2
Mini DisplayPort
1 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Type-A Downstream Port
3 4
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USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0

Multimedia

RMS Rated Audio Power
4W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data -1.5 - 91.5
Maximum Height Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data 130mm
Tilt Angle
20 - -5 -5 - 22
Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -25 - 25

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 B
 B
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Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption When Off
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
38.7W
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39W
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 56kWh
Maximum Power Consumption
38.7W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
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AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
Power Consumption (DPMS)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 40

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
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 RoHS
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
10.5kg
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10.7kg
Packaging Height
452mm
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503mm
Packaging Depth
224mm
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327mm
Packaging Width
753mm 738mm
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Weight With Stand
7.3kg
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7.4kg
Height With Stand
559mm 421.5mm
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Depth With Stand
238mm
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260.6mm
Width With Stand
625mm
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661.1mm
Weight
7.3kg 4.9kg
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Height
368mm 384.5mm
Depth
63mm 60.7mm
Width
625mm 661.1mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 DisplayPort
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 DisplayPort

Other Features

Easy to Install
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Technical Details

Samsung Magic Function
Unknown - Click to provide data MagicAngle, MagicBright, MagicRotation Auto
Active Display Area (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 341.28 x 620.93
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