Asus MX279H vs Samsung S27E390H

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Asus MX279H
Samsung S27E390H

Top Prices

Best Buy
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eBay
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Amazon US
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Out of stock

Reasons For

5 Reasons For
1% bigger display diagonal (metric) Edit
The Asus MX279H has a display diagonal (metric) of 68.6cm. That's 0.099999999999994cm bigger than the Samsung S27E390H (68.5cm).
One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Asus MX279H has two HDMI ports quantitys, however the Samsung S27E390H only has one HDMI ports quantity.
17.3W lower power consumption (PowerSave) Edit
The Asus MX279H is a 0.5W power consumption when in PowerSave mode PC monitor, whereas the Samsung S27E390H is a 17.8W power consumption when in PowerSave mode PC monitor (17.3W higher).
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
A bit better user reviews
Based on 283 user reviews, the average review score of the Asus MX279H is 88%, however the average rating of the Samsung S27E390H is 86% (based on 104 reviews).
6 Reasons For
17% brighter display brightness Edit
The Samsung S27E390H is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² brighter than the Asus MX279H (300 cd/m²).
Faster response time Edit
The Samsung S27E390H has a response time of 4ms, but the Asus MX279H is a 5ms response time PC monitor (1ms 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.

14% lighter Edit
The Samsung S27E390H has a weight of 4.6kg, however the Asus MX279H is a 5.2kg weight PC monitor (620g heavier).
Cheaper by $1
The Samsung S27E390H costs $1.05 less than the Asus MX279H.
29% cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung S27E390H only costs $31.13 to run but the Asus MX279H costs $44.06 to run (42% more). Read more
Better selling
The Samsung S27E390H ranks No. 3316 by number of sales, however the Asus MX279H ranks No. 3986.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
20% dimmer display brightness Edit
The Asus MX279H is a 250 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² dimmer than the Samsung S27E390H (300 cd/m²).
Slower response time Edit
The Asus MX279H has a response time of 5ms, but the Samsung S27E390H is a 4ms response time PC monitor (1ms faster). 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.

12% heavier Edit
The Asus MX279H has a weight of 5.2kg, however the Samsung S27E390H is a 4.6kg weight PC monitor (620g lighter).
More expensive by $1
The Asus MX279H is $1.05 more expensive than the Samsung S27E390H.
Older by over two years
The Asus MX279H is two years older than the Samsung S27E390H.
$12.93 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs over five years of the Asus MX279H are $44.06 which is $12.93 more than the Samsung S27E390H. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Asus MX279H is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3986 by number of sales in our PC monitors, however the Samsung S27E390H ranks No. 3316.
5 Reasons Against
1% smaller display diagonal (metric) Edit
The Samsung S27E390H has a display diagonal (metric) of 68.5cm. That's 0.099999999999994cm smaller than the Asus MX279H (68.5cm).
One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Samsung S27E390H has one HDMI ports quantity, however the Asus MX279H only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
17.3W higher power consumption (PowerSave) Edit
The Samsung S27E390H is a 17.8W power consumption when in PowerSave mode PC monitor, whereas the Asus MX279H is a 0.5W power consumption when in PowerSave mode PC monitor (17.3W lower).
Less retailers
The Samsung S27E390H is only stocked by 2 stores, whereas the Asus MX279H is stocked by 5 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Samsung S27E390H's average user score is 86%, however the Asus MX279H's is 88% (based on 283 reviews).

Awards

10 Awards
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gamezoom.net: Gold Award
hardware.info: Silver Award
hardwaremx.com: Editor's Choice
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technopat.net: Editor's Choice
uk.hardware.info: Silver
xfastest.com: Innovation Award
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

49 months Ago 24 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 44.06
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 44.06
Purchase price $ 237.80
Total cost of ownership $ 281.86
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ 29.77
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.36
Total running cost $ 31.13
Purchase price $ 236.75
Total cost of ownership $ 267.88
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.29T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.21T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
5
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
27" 27"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 80000000:1
BEST
 80000000:1
Display
 LED
 LED
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display SRGB
 Display sRGB
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 76 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.3114 x 0.3114
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° 178°
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178° 178°
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal (metric)
68.6cm
BEST
68.5cm
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
250 cd/m² 300 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
5ms 4ms
BEST
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Number of Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Brightness (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 240

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 1

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
Bang & Olufsen ICEpower Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
6W Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Loudspeakers
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver
Heavy Metals Free
 Hg (mercury)
 Hg (mercury)

Performance

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows 8
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
 Windows 8
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Ergonomics

Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Angle
20 - -5 -2 - 15
Tilt Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tilt adjustment
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Stand-by LED
Power LED
 Power LED
 Power LED
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
0.5W
BEST
17.8W
Power Consumption (off)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
37W 25W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 37kWh
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
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

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 40

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
BEST
 RoHS
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
8kg 6.6kg
BEST
Package Height
537mm 140mm
BEST
Package Depth
114mm
BEST
442mm
Package Width
700mm
BEST
703mm
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.1kg
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 452.9mm
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 181.9mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 626mm
Weight
5.2kg 4.6kg
BEST
Height
441.3mm 377.2mm
Depth
225.2mm 70.8mm
Width
622.6mm 626mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
User Guide On CD-ROM
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User Guide on CD-ROM

Other Features

Volume Control
 Digital
 Digital

Technical Details

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Samsung Magic Function
Unknown - Click to provide data MagicBright, MagicUpscale
ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
Active Display Area (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 597.9 x 336.3
No Flickering
Unknown - Click to provide data
 No flickering
Samsung Eye Saver Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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