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Asus MG279Q PC Monitor

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27" 100000000:1 LED Apr 2015
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The MG279Q represents a new generation of displays, with a WQHD 2560 x 1440 panel with a pixel density of 109 pixels per inch. You get to enjoy greater image detail and up to 77% more onscreen... More
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22 Reasons For

Nineteen Industry Awards

This Asus flatpanel monitor is one of the most awarded by experts of all the medium monitors that were released more than a year ago.

The reviewers at HEXUS.net, Legitreviews.com, Guru3d.com, Thg.ru, 3dnews.ru, Pclab.pl, Insidegeeks.net, Itwriter.ru and Cnews.cz all recommend this PC display and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This flatpanel monitor received an "Editor's Choice" from Tomshardware.co.uk, Tomshardware.com, Tomshw.it and Chip.com.my all of whom thought that this medium monitor was outstanding.

Two additional expert review sites endorsed this PC screen. This flatpanel monitor received a "Gold" award from Pcper.com and the writer at Profesionalreview.com said that it was brilliant and gave it a "Platinum" award.

This PC display received a "Worth Buying" award from Kitguru.net, it received an "Excellent" award from Hardware.info and it received a "Good Product" award from SweClockers.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

This flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 86% based on eleven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, maximumpc.com, digitalone.com.sg and kitguru.net.

Average User Reviews

On average, people who bought this flatpanel monitor rated it as 73%.

Robust

A few people who reviewed it thought it was well made. Djein said in their review of the Asus MG279Q “The build quality on the unit is also very solid and feels premium with plenty of adjustment options” but even so they scored the product 3 stars. In October J M Gittins wrote on Amazon “It also has the worst built in speakers I've heard on a monitor, they're about as tinny as the speakers on a smartphone” in their Asus MG279Q review but even so they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Neil rated it as excellent and he said “Solid build quility”.

One Asus MG279Q reviewer who purchased this PC monitor thought it was reliable. Expert website Tomshardware.com said “No further modification is required, which means it will run reliably al”.

One Asus MG279Q reviewer thought this PC monitor was strong and durable. Gadgetmunky wrote in their Asus MG279Q review on Amazon “Build quality is robust and the materials/finish is something you expect at this price” however despite that they gave it a rating of 2 stars.

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Good Picture Quality

A number of Asus MG279Q owners wrote in their reviews that the Asus MG279Q had good picture quality. This month Guru3d.com wrote “Consistently good image quality” in their review of this PC monitor. Guru3d.com also said “Superior offaxis image quality to typical IPS screens”. Guru3d.com also wrote “Great picture quality, with superb brightness”.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the Asus MG279Q had good colour saturation. Djein wrote in their review of this PC monitor “In terms of performance and picture quality this is the single best PC monitor I have had the pleasure of using the colours are bright and vivid, both in games” but they scored the Asus MG279Q 60 out of 100. In October last year Doregon rated the product 5 stars and wrote “The colours are even more vivid than my previous IPS monitor” in their review of the Asus MG279Q. Ryan Burgess gave it a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Just a fantastic monitor, looks amazing, colours are great”.

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Nice Design

Several people who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Boogle mentioned in October last year “The anti-glare coating is pretty good too with only a very light grain on pure white” in their review. Gadgetmunky wrote on Amazon “Thin enough to maintain a clean and stylish looking appearance” but they only gave it a score of 2 stars. Kieran Serrao mentioned on Amazon this year “Pretty good screen, easily hits the criteria to be one of the greats for AMD graphics card users that want to use freesync”.

Some Asus MG279Q reviewers who bought it considered that it was a good design. Neilp wrote on Amazon “It does seem to be a design flaw with this particular monitor” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Several people considered that it was smooth. Mr. Steve wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “This makes it run as smooth as 60fps as no frames are being missed” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Mr. Steve also mentioned “Hopefully Freesync will smooth out some of the jagged edges with topsy tirvey frame rate”.

One customer considered that the Asus MG279Q was ergonomic. Guru3d.com wrote “Good control and ergonomic options” in their review of the Asus MG279Q.

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Top Seller

The MG279Q is a popular choice amongst customers who purchased PC displays in the last 3 months.

Easy to Use

A number of customers who reviewed it said that it was easy to use. A few weeks ago Djein said on Amazon “The OSD interface is easy to use with plenty of options to tune this display exactly how you want it” yet they only rated the product 3 stars. Gadgetmunky said in October last year “Settings are extremely easy to use and the menu is simple, fast” in their review of this PC monitor.

A number of people who purchased the Asus MG279Q considered that it was easy to use the menus. David Clark ( Vinaeire) said in his review of the Asus MG279Q last year “Once the settings were tweaked virtually perfect”. Mr. Steve wrote in October last year “The joystick behind the monitor to control settings is great and makes on the fly game mode change simple” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the Asus MG279Q a score of 4 stars.

Two Asus MG279Q reviewers who bought the product said that it had a good experience. Mike Morgan said on Amazon last year “1440p which truly is the best gaming experience” in his review of the Asus MG279Q. One Asus MG279Q owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Mr. Steve said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Easy to assemble, literally one screw (no screw driver needed”.

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens

Asus has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC screen range compared to other brands.

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Good Size

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Asus MG279Q was thin. One Asus MG279Q owner thought the product was a good depth. Mr. Steve said in their Asus MG279Q review on Amazon last year “Give scenes a great amount of depth”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was tight. In October last year Gadgetmunky mentioned “This was probably owing to the tight pixel density and rich colour reproduction” in their review of this PC monitor but despite that they only gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

One Asus MG279Q owner who bought the product considered that it was thick. B mentioned in their Asus MG279Q review “Also had some random lines while playing a game on 144hz, actually we can clearly see a thick horizontal line passing from middle of the screen to top” but even so they only scored the product 40 out of 100.

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Good Connectivity

One person thought it had email functionality. In October S. Taylor wrote in their review of this PC monitor “And if you contact amazon by email good luck getting someone with the reading comprehension to actually understand what you're saying”.

One Asus MG279Q reviewer concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Neil mentioned on Amazon “Other than that its great! USB 3.0 works great with my mouse” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

A few people who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. 123321 mentioned last year “The quality is awesome and lifelike, 144fps is great on this screen”. B wrote on Amazon “Very good build quality and nice color reproduction” but in spite of that they scored it 40 out of 100. Gadgetmunky wrote in their review “Image quality however is stunning, went though several wallpapers at the native resolution” but they rated the Asus MG279Q 2 stars.

Good Technical Features

A number of customers concluded that it had good features. Guru3d.com mentioned “Rival from BenQ has more features” in their Asus MG279Q review.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung S27C750[plb_1552112_price], or the DELL P2715Q[plb_2678778_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Asus MG279Q has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the MG279Q.

We compared all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think a cheaper PC screen such as the Benq BL2420U[plb_2885076_price], and the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] or you might consider a better rated PC screen such as the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price] are also worth considering.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the MG279Q is 18°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The Asus MG279Q has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Asus MG279Q has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than a year. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the MG279Q have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the MG279Q have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Asus MG279Q which has two HDMI ports.

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Quite Large Color Gamut

With a color gamut of 100 percent, the Asus MG279Q has a quite large color gamut compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the MG279Q. The color gamuts of LCD screens that were released one year ago range from 68% to 120%.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Similar spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as the MG279Q have display brightness of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus MG279Q has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC displays that were released one year ago.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The Asus MG279Q has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all PC screens of a similar spec and age to the MG279Q is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Quite Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the Asus MG279Q has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the MG279Q. Across all the similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the MG279Q the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Asus MG279Q owner who purchased the Asus MG279Q thought it did not have good technical guidance. S. Taylor wrote on Amazon in October this year “You try watching the first episode of Stranger Things on Netflix with the lights off and you can't help”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Asus MG279Q does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the MG279Q also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the MG279Q, the Asus MG279Q is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most LCD screens of this type and age do not have an integrated card reader. The Asus MG279Q is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus MG279Q is more than most medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included Mini DisplayPort are also found on this LCD screen.

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Heavy

The Asus MG279Q is one of the heavier LCD screens of this type and age (7.3 kilograms) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The lightest PC display that is a comparable age to the MG279Q is 2.3g weight and the heaviest is 79kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus MG279Q

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Asus released the MG279Q.

Average Width

At 625 millimeters, the Asus MG279Q has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the MG279Q.

If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to look at the DELL P2715Q[plb_2678778_price] (640.74mm), or the Samsung S27C750[plb_1552112_price] (624.6mm) which is also cheaper.

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Expert Reviews

(37)
21 January 2016

For me the MG279Q Gaming has all the variables right. It offers gaming at WQHD 2560x1440, which I feel is the best gaming resolution anno 2016. I prefer it over Ultra HD mainly based on cost of...

Guru3d.com

Consistently good image quality
AMD FreeSync and 144Hz operation
Genrespecific game modes
Good control and ergonomic options
Fast, customizable, solid build quality
Rival from BenQ has more features
A little more expensive than the competition
Not exactly cheap
FreeSync doesn't play nicely with overdrive, not as spectacular as a superside of 4K screen
Rather expensive
7 November 2015

What is the Asus MG279Q? This gaming screen from Asus comes with a 1440p resolution and a 27-inch diagonal, but that's not all to like. It's got AMD FreeSync on board to make games run smoother,... Read more…

26 October 2015

Intriguingly, you get all this for less money than Asus's familiar ROG Swift monitor. That panel is very similar in many regards. It's 27 inches, has 2560x1440 pixels cranked out at 144Hz, and... Read more…

16 October 2015

When we took a look at the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q G-SYNC monitor last year, we praised it for its sleek design, thin bezels, support of NVIDIA's adaptive refresh rate technology, and high-quality... Read more…

29 September 2015

ASUS has delivered one of the best gaming displays on the market, and the price tag reflects this...

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User Reviews

(90)
Reviewed 22 June 2015 by Cavin W.
(Verified Purchase)

I rarely review things that I have purchased, but I always make sure to do so when I have found something truly above and beyond. Congratulations ASUS on an outstanding monitor for an outstanding... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by I W.

I heard ASUS has this 3 years advance replacement program for the past years, so I can buy with more confident, can't wait to put my hands on ASUS gaming display!

Reviewed 23 July 2015 by Matthew M.
(Verified Purchase)

First of all, Newegg has been great throughout this whole process. I had this display next to the BenQ XL2730Z and the ASUS blows it out of the water in every area except for quality control. My... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2015 by Mark W.
(Verified Purchase)

I wish Asus would change the cable management bracket for once. It should be made of metal and permanently attached. Just add a latch so you can easily rearrange cables if needed, instead of... Read more…

Reviewed 17 August 2015 by John S.
(Verified Purchase)

What do I do? I wonder if it is even possible to get one of these without any problems. I just want a nice monitor now, I'm tired of using my old monitor while I've already paid for this and I... Read more…

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