Asus MG279Q vs Asus MX27
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Asus MG279QvsAsus MX27

Asus MG279Q

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Asus MG279Q

$513.25
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and good spec 27" LCD screen, with satisfactory running costs and a reasonable price
94
Reviews
304 Reviews + 31 Awards
73
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
69
Running Costs
$83 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 100000000:1 No Aug 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 27"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100000000:1
3D No
Release Date Aug 2015
Asus MX27

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Asus MX27

$419.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and best selling 27" PC display, with very good features and a good price
96
Reviews
189 Reviews + 8 Awards
80
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Running Costs
$75 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 100000000:1 No Jan 2016
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 27"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100000000:1
3D No
Release Date Jan 2016
Asus MG279Q

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Asus MG279Q

$513.25
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and good spec 27" LCD screen, with satisfactory running costs and a reasonable price
94
Reviews
304 Reviews + 31 Awards
73
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
69
Running Costs
$83 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 100000000:1 No Aug 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 27"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100000000:1
3D No
Release Date Aug 2015
Asus MX27

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Asus MX27

$419.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and best selling 27" PC display, with very good features and a good price
96
Reviews
189 Reviews + 8 Awards
80
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Running Costs
$75 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 100000000:1 No Jan 2016
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 27"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100000000:1
3D No
Release Date Jan 2016

Top Prices

Asus MG279Q Asus MX27
Amazon US
ASUS MG279Q WQHD, 178° 27-Inch FreeSync Gaming Monitor
$513.25
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ASUS MG279Q WQHD, 178° 27-Inch FreeSync Gaming Monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$535.99
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NEW ASUS MG279Q Black 27" Desktop PC Monitor Widescreen LED 144 Hz 4ms WQHD HD (Brand new, unopened)
$769.99
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ASUS MG279Q 27" Wide Quad HD Matt Black computer monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$801.06
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eBay
ASUS MG279Q 27" 2560 x 1440 4ms HDMI/DP LED Monitor (MG279Q) (Brand new, unopened)
$821.49
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ASUS MG279Q 27" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS Gaming Monitor
$547.00
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Newegg US
ASUS MG279Q Black 27" IPS 144 Hz 4ms Adaptive-Sync (Free Sync) WQHD LED Gaming Monitor, 2560x1440 (2K),w/ Asus Excusive GamePlus and Flicker Free Technology, Pi
$549.99
Go to Store
Best Buy
Asus - 27" IPS HD FreeSync Monitor - Black MG279Q
$549.99
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techprosales99
ASUS MG279Q 27" IPS LED GAMING FREE SYNC MONITOR (Brand new, unopened) - on
$649.00
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world-bestbuy
ASUS MG279Q FreeSync IPS 144Hz Gaming Monitor WQHD 2560x1440 27" w/ USB 3.0 Port (Brand new, unopened) - on
$1,160.00
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10 Prices from 7 Stores | $513.25-$1,160.00
B&H Photo
ASUS Designo MX27AQ 27" 16:9 WQHD IPS Monitor
$419.00
Go to Store
Amazon US
ASUS Designo MX27AQ 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DP HDMI Eye Care Frameless Monitor
$419.00
Go to Store
Amazon US
ASUS Designo MX27UC 27" 4K UHD IPS DP HDMI USB Type-C Eye Care Monitor with Adaptive Sync
$548.99
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Best Buy
Asus - Designo 27" IPS LED WQHD Monitor - Black/Silver/Space Gray MX27AQ
$419.99
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Adorama
ASUS Designo MX27AQ 27" Wide QuadHD LED IPS Monitor, 2560x1440, Eye Care Technology
$449.99
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Newegg US
ASUS MX27AQ Space Gray + Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor (Brand new, unopened) - on
$449.99
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iMicros
Asus MX27AQ 27inch Widescreen 100,000,000:1 5ms HDMI/DisplayPort LED LCD (Brand new, unopened) - on
$472.99
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Target PC Inc 1-888-311-4455
NEW ASUS MX27AQ Designo Widescreen LCD Monitor 27-in 27in 2560x1440 Frameless (Brand new, unopened) - on
$476.98
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Overstock
Asus Designo MX27AQ 27 LED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - 5 ms
$499.00
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spytecinc
ASUS MX27AQ 27" 1440p 5ms LED IPS Monitor w/ HDMI & DisplayPort Inputs (Brand new, unopened) - on
$504.80
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eBay
ASUS MX27AQ 27" 2560x1440 5ms HDMI/DP LED Monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$635.31
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eBay
ASUS MX27AQ 27" Wide Quad HD AH-IPS Black computer monitor LED display (Brand new, unopened)
$662.88
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eBay
ASUS MX27AQ 27inch 16_9 Full HD 2560x1440 IPS Eye Care Gaming LED-Lit Monitor#S (Brand new, unopened)
$699.99
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eBay
ASUS MX27AQ 27inch 16_9 Full HD 2560x1440 IPS Eye Care Gaming LED-Lit Monitor#X (Brand new, unopened)
$699.99
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eBay
ASUS MX27AQ 27inch 16_9 Full HD 2560x1440 IPS Eye Care Gaming LED-Lit Monitor#N (Brand new, unopened)
$699.99
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eBay
Asus MX27AQ ASUS 27" WQHD 2560x1440 AH-IPS DisplayPort HDMI Back-lit LED Monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$712.30
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ASUS MX27UQ 27" 4K Ultra HD AH-IPS White computer monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$875.34
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ASUS MX27AQ 27" Wide Quad HD AH-IPS Black computer monitor LED display (Brand new, unopened)
$962.09
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ASUS MX27UC FRAMELESS 27" 4K IPS Eyecare SPK GamePlus DP HDMI2.0 USB Type-C MAC (Brand new, unopened)
$1,075.01
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ASUS MX27UQ 27inch 16_ 9 Widescreen AH-IPS Panel 3840x2160 4K UHD LED Monitor#N (Brand new, unopened)
$1,149.99
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ASUS MX27UC 27" 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 HDMI USB Type-C Eye Care Protection Monitor#N (Brand new, unopened)
$1,176.99
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ASUS MX27UC 27" 4K UHD IPS USB Monitor (Brand new, unopened) - on
$663.22
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ASUS MX27AQ 27" WQHD 2560x1440 AH-IPS DisplayPort HDMI Back-lit LED Monitor (Brand new, unopened) - on
$785.52
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23 Prices from 12 Stores | $419.00-$1,176.99
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Reasons For

Asus MG279Q Asus MX27
4 Reasons For
1ms Faster Response Time
The Asus MG279Q is a 4ms response time PC monitor. That's 1ms faster than the Asus MX27 (5ms).

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.

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23 More Awards
The Asus MG279Q has 31 awards, however the Asus MX27 has 8 awards.
Expert Reviews Are Moderately Better
Based on 62 expert reviews, the average review score of the Asus MG279Q is 87%, but the average rating of the Asus MX27 is 84% (based on 18 reviews).
Better Prad.de Review Score
The Asus MG279Q has a Prad.de review score of 100%, however the Asus MX27 only has a rating of 80% from the same site.
6 Reasons For
$94 Cheaper
The Asus MX27 costs $94.25 less than the Asus MG279Q.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
9% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Asus MX27 is $8 cheaper to run than the Asus MG279Q over five years.
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More Popular
The Asus MX27 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
User Reviews Are Appreciably Better
Based on 176 user reviews, the average review score of the Asus MX27 is 92%, however the average rating of the Asus MG279Q is 78% (based on 171 reviews).
Better Kitguru.net Review Score
The Asus MX27 has a Kitguru.net review score of 90%, whereas the Asus MG279Q only has a rating of 85% from the same site.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Asus MG279Q has more awards than the Asus MX27. The Asus MG279Q has 31 awards, where as the Asus MX27 has 8 awards. Compare all award winning PC monitors.
Asus MG279Q Asus MX27
31 Awards Best
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8 Awards
3dnews.ru: Innovative Design altomdata.dk: Recommended kitguru.net: Must Have overclock3d.net: Gold Award reviewstudio.net: Value For Money techno-labs.com: Good Design technolabs.net: Good Design ua.gecid.com: Original Design

Average Expert Rating

The Asus MG279Q has better expert reviews than the Asus MX27. The average expert reviews score for the Asus MG279Q is 87% based on 62 reviews, where as the average score for the Asus MX27 is 84% based on 18 reviews.
Asus MG279Q Asus MX27
Best
5 stars
14 reviews
4 stars
7 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
5 reviews
4 stars
4 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Asus MX27 has better user reviews than the Asus MG279Q. The average user reviews score for the Asus MX27 is 92% based on 176 reviews, where as the average score for the Asus MG279Q is 78% based on 171 reviews.
Asus MG279Q Asus MX27
5 stars
79 reviews
4 stars
35 reviews
3 stars
26 reviews
2 stars
21 reviews
1 star
10 reviews
Best
5 stars
133 reviews
4 stars
27 reviews
3 stars
5 reviews
2 stars
7 reviews
1 star
4 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Asus MG279Q than the Asus MX27 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 12.8% recommend the product, based on a total of 265 reviews for the Asus MG279Q and 265 reviews for the Asus MG279Q.

Kitguru.net Review Score

Asus MG279Q Asus MX27
Kitguru.net logo
But we don't live in a perfect world, and while such a screen may one day be possible, for now, manufacturers face various issues that make it impossible to bring such a dream display to market.The biggest issue with OLED technology is (still) cost, ...
Worth Buying
The MG279Q bears more than a few similarities to the Asus ROG Swift PG278Q, a feature-packed 27-inch TN panel, but also one of the most expensive G-Sync displays. The MG279Q shaves about 20 per cent off its cost, while still offering most of the feat...
Jun 2015
Best
Kitguru.net logo
ASUS Designo MX27AQ Features:Page : 1 2 3 4 5 6Pages: Next >Which resolution next for you?View Results......
Must Have
Beautiful aluminum design, super thin bezel, class leading onboard audio output
IPS panel delivers fantastic overall image quality, strong connectivity
5ms might not be quite fast enough for some gamers, only tilt adjustments
I hold the ASUS Designo MX27AQ in very high regard. Image quality is exceptionally high and for a quality IPS panel the pricing is reasonable ? targeted in the UK at £479.99 inc vat.First impressions are very positive, the super thin bezel and beaut...
Feb 2015

Date Released

Asus MG279Q Asus MX27
30 months old 25 months old Best

Key Features

Response Time

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.

Width

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

PC monitor running costs calculated based on an average of 8 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the PC monitor and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving PC monitors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these PC monitors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Asus MG279Q
Asus
MG279Q
13 trees 0.51 tonnes CO2
Asus MX27
Asus
MX27
12 trees 0.46 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Display Asus MG279Q Asus MX27
Display Diagonal 27" 27"
Display Resolution
2560 x 1440
 2560 x 1440
2560 x 1440
 2560 x 1440
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
100000000:1
 100000000:1
100000000:1
 100000000:1
Response Time 4ms
BEST
5ms
Vertical Viewing Angle 178° 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178° 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
100000000:1
 100000000:1
100000000:1
 100000000:1
Display
LED LCD
 LED
 LCD
LED LCD
 LED
 LCD
Supported Graphics Resolutions
2560 x 1440 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1440
 3840 x 2160
2560 x 1440 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1440
 3840 x 2160
HD Type
Wide Quad HD
 Wide Quad HD
Wide Quad HD
 Wide Quad HD
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Vertical Viewable Size Unknown - Click to provide data 335.6mm
Horizontal Viewable Size Unknown - Click to provide data 596.7mm
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count Unknown - Click to provide data 16.77M
Display Diagonal (metric) 68.47cm 68.47cm
Display Brightness 350 Cd/m²
BEST
300 Cd/m²
Color Gamut 100% 100%
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Asus MG279Q Asus MX27
HDMI Port 2 2
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DisplayPort 1 1
Mini DisplayPort 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port 2 2
USB Type-C Downstream Ports Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Multimedia Asus MG279Q Asus MX27
Speaker 2 2
RMS Rated Power 4W 6W
BEST
Loudspeaker 2 2
 
 
 
Ergonomics Asus MG279Q Asus MX27
Tilt Angle
 
 
 
Power Asus MG279Q Asus MX27
Typical Power Consumption 38.7W 35W
BEST
Power Consumption (PowerSave) 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (off) 0.5W 0.5W
Maximum Power Consumption 38.7W
BEST
52W
 
 
 
Packaging Data Asus MG279Q Asus MX27
Package Weight 10.5kg
BEST
8kg
Package Height 452mm
BEST
537mm
Package Depth 224mm 120mm
BEST
Package Width 753mm 700mm
BEST
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Asus MG279Q Asus MX27
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Asus MG279Q Asus MX27
Weight With Stand 7.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand) 559mm 429.5mm
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 238mm 225.4mm
BEST
Width (with Stand) 625mm 614mm
BEST
Weight 7.3kg 5.5kg
BEST
Height 368mm 429.5mm
Depth 63mm 225.4mm
Width 625mm 614.4mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Asus MG279Q Asus MX27
Cables Included
AC HDMI
DisplayPort MHL
 AC
 HDMI
 DisplayPort
 MHL
AC HDMI
DisplayPort MHL
 AC
 HDMI
 DisplayPort
 MHL

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