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Asus MG279Q

Asus MG279Q
alaScore 93

234 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 reviews of Asus MG279Q. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and usability. Comments are divided on the size. The reliability and price get negative reviews.

usability, design

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus MG279Q is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus MG279Q

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Asus MG279Q from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size. The design is also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the price and reliability.

usability, design, size

reliability, price

57% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus MG279Q 27-inch IPS Gaming Monitor (2560 x 1440, 144 Hz, 4 ms, Display Port, HDMI x 2, Freesync, TUV Cert)Asus MG279Q 27-inch IPS Gaming Monitor (2560 x 1440, 144 Hz, 4 ms, Display Port, HDMI x 2, Freesync, TUV Cert)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Asus MG279Q

 

The 27-inch Asus MG279Q monitor delivers solid gaming performance, thanks to AMD's FreeSync technology and a speedy 144Hz refresh rate.

Supports AMD's FreeSync Technology. Solid gaming performance. Wide viewing angles. 144Hz refresh rate. Fully adjustable stand.

Pricey. Slightly skewed color accuracy. Tinny speakers.

Conclusion The Asus MG279Q is a solid choice for gamers who prefer the wide viewing angles and rich colors that you get with an IPS panel. The 2,560-by-1,440 resolution panel delivers sharp image detail and a very smooth gaming experience, and the...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Jeremy Laird (maximumpc.com)

Asus MG279Q Review

 

Behold, the messiah of monitors

Oct, 2015

tom's HARDWARE - EDITORS' CHOICE

Expert review by : Christian Eberle (tomshardware.com)

Asus MG279Q 27-Inch FreeSync Monitor Review

 

Today we're reviewing Asus' MG279Q FreeSync gaming monitor, looking at how well it compares to Acer's XB270HU IPS G-Sync monitor?

144Hz•FreeSync•IPS panel•QHD resolution•Relatively low price•Superior off-axis image quality to typical IPS screens

90Hz limit on FreeSync•No ULMB

While we didn't find the 90Hz FreeSync limit to be a problem, we would rather see it implemented to the full 144Hz rate the monitor is capable of. Still, we had a hard time finding a fault with the MG279Q during gameplay or any other use for that...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (trustedreviews.com)

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, and it's got screen modes that correspond to different game genres – an idea...

Consistently good image quality ; AMD FreeSync and 144Hz operation ; Genre-specific game modes ; Good control and ergonomic options

Rival from BenQ has more features ; A little more expensive than the competition

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Orestis Bastounis (kitguru.net)

Asus MG279Q FreeSync Gaming Monitor Review

 

The Asus MG279Q is a 27-inch AHVA In-Plane Switching 144Hz monitor that supports AMD FreeSync techno The Asus MG279Q is a 27-inch AHVA In-Plane Switching 144Hz monitor that supports AMD FreeSync technology for stutter and tearing-free gaming. With a...

FreeSync gaming monitor with IPS panel technology

FreeSync limited to 90Hz at the upper end

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

A Unique Monitor Cut Down by Bad Quality Control and Worse Support

 

On paper the MG279Q is a unique monitor: IPS-type panel, 1440p resolution, adaptive-sync, adjustable display, and 144 Hz refresh rate. However, the monitor I received does not run at the rated 144 Hz. One of the major selling points of this monitor...

0 dead/stuck pixels Vibrant colors you expect from an IPS-type display. Adaptive-Sync Good balance between monitor size and pixel density. Seems fairly responsive for IPS. When it works (I'll explain below): The 144 Hz Refresh Rate is super smooth.

Comes with a non-VESA-certified DisplayPort cable. At this price point they should bump the up price (if necessary) to include quality cables and peripherals. The panel in this monitor is known to have stability issues across the models (including...

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Wonderful Monitor

 

Great picture quality, can notice a huge improvement from my old 1080p 24 inch non IPS monitor. Games and movies look wonderful. Colors are great. No dead pixels or noticeable back light bleeding. The build quality is very good, the base in particular...

2560*1440 144Hz IPS Build quality.

None so far.

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

One of the best monitor you can get

 

I can live with the defective pixel since i can hardly tell its there even after a month of use. the product was refurbished so you taking some kind of risk.

The stand is amazing you can adjust it anyway you want. The 144hz is great. Because of the IPS panel the colors look fantastic.

When I order the monitor refurbished I was expecting it to break has soon has I power it on or have a have a defect of some sort. Well it has a pixel brighter than the others which was probably the reason for the return in the first place. I only...

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great so far!

 

I was nervous about buying this monitor because of all the negative reviews. I read over the internet on multiple sites for like 3 days. What I noticed was there were almost no negative reviews after about January of 2016. I decided to order with the...

- Tons of screen real estate - 1440p (Awesome for gaming) - No dead pixels or other blemishes straight out of the box - Stand is well built and extremely easy to adjust - Goes great with the Sapphire R9 Fury I just purchased

- Only comes with a mini-DP to DP cable and not a DP-DP cable - The only thing that bothers me about the monitor is the swivel pad it is on that allows the entire monitor and base to rotate left and right. There is no real resistance to it so it turns...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great so far!

 

I was nervous about buying this monitor because of all the negative reviews. I read over the internet on multiple sites for like 3 days. What I noticed was there were almost no negative reviews after about January of 2016. I decided to order with the...

- Tons of screen real estate - 1440p (Awesome for gaming) - No dead pixels or other blemishes straight out of the box - Stand is well built and extremely easy to adjust - Goes great with the Sapphire R9 Fury I just purchased

- The only thing that bothers me about the monitor is the swivel pad it is on that always the entire monitor and base to rotate left and right. There is no real resistance to it so it turns a little too easy for my liking, but doesn't really affect...

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, C-Tick, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL, CU (EAC) / BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, C-Tick, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL, TUV, CU(EAC) / Energy Star®, BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, C-Tick, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL (Windows 8.1, Windows 7), TUV Flicker-free , TUV Low Blue Light, CU(EAC)
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Market positioning:Gaming
Product color:Black

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Color gamut:100
Contrast ratio (dynamic):100000000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Digital horizontal frequency:51.2 - 221.97
Digital vertical frequency:35 - 144
Display:LED
Display brightness:350
Display Diagonal:27
Display Diagonal (metric):27
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display sRGB:Y / Yes
Display surface:Matt
Display Technology:IPS
HD type:Wide Quad HD
HDCP:Y / Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Panel type:IPS
Pixel Pitch:0.00917 x 0.00917
Response Time:4
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:2560 x 1440
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):38.7
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.5
Power consumption (typical):38.7

Ergonomics

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Height adjustment:Y / Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Pivot:Y / Yes
Pivot angle:0 - 90
Swivel angle range:60 - 60
Swiveling:Y
Swivelling: Yes
Tilt adjustment:Y / Yes
Tilt angle:-5 - 20 / 20 - -5
Tilt angle range:-5 - 20 / 20 - -5
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100

Multimedia

Built-in camera:N / No
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:4
TV tuner integrated:N / No

Other Features

Display:LED

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC / Mini DisplayPort
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Stand included:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:8.82
Package height:17.8
Package weight:23.1
Package width:29.6

Performance

AMD FreeSync:N
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N

Ports & interfaces

Built-in USB hub:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:2
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB hub version:USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:2 / 3

Power

Power consumption (max):38.7
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.5
Power consumption (typical):38.67 / 38.7

Thin Client

Thin client installed:N / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.48
Depth (with stand):9.37
Height:14.5
Height (with stand):22
Package depth:8.82
Package height:17.8
Package weight:23.1
Package width:29.6
Weight:16.1
Weight (with stand):16.1
Weight with stand:16.1
Width:24.6
Width (with stand):24.6