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Asus PG279Q

alaTest has collected and analyzed 385 reviews of Asus PG279Q. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the size, while many are critical about the reliability and price.

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 PG279Q is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Asus PG279Q from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the design. The size is also appreciated, whereas the reliability and price get negative comments.

usability, size, design

price, reliability

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus PG279Q 27-Inch LED MonitorAsus PG279Q 27-Inch LED Monitor

Mar, 2019

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Matthew S. Smith (

Asus ROG Swift PG279Q review


Attractive design ; Highly adjustable stand ; Intuitive controls ; Spot-on color accuracy ; Insane 165Hz refresh rate

Limited input options ; Gamma is too dark ; Expensive for 1440p resolution

Expert review by : Bruno St-Georges-Robert , Dimitris Katsaounis, Yan (



The ASUS PG279Q is a great 144Hz gaming monitor with a 1440p IPS panel. The picture quality is decent with a great brightness, good for overcoming glare in a bright room. The monitor has a low native contrast ratio so blacks appear gray in a dark room,...

Excellent motion handling ; Feels very responsive ; Remains accurate when viewed from up close

Blacks appear gray in a dark room ; No HDR support

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Christian Eberle (

Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27-inch 165Hz Gaming Monitor Review


We have the highly-anticipated ROG Swift PG279Q in the lab today. It's a 27-inch IPS-type panel with QHD resolution, G-Sync, ULMB and an unprecedented 165Hz max refresh rate.

Stable at 165Hz•G-Sync•Bright sharp picture•Saturated color•GamePlus•OSD joystick controller•Styling•Solid build quality

Significant light output reduction in ULMB mode•Calibration required for best image quality•Expensive

Asus' new addition to its ROG line isn't perfect but it certainly delivers on its promise. With a sharp and bright IPS panel, 165Hz and G-Sync, the PG279Q has everything an enthusiast could want. It doesn't come cheap but we suspect that buyer's...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Anthony Garreffa (

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Monitor Review - NVIDIA G-Sync 165Hz Bliss


ASUS refreshes its incredible ROG Swift display with the PG279Q, cranking the refresh rate to 165Hz. This is the gaming monitor you want.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Edward Chester (

Asus ROG Swift PG279Q


The Asus ROG Swift PG279Q is, on paper, the ideal 27-inch gaming monitor. It has an IPS panel, so overall image quality should be superb, plus it can refresh at up to 165Hz and includes G-Sync technology too. Unless you're after a super-high-resolution...

Sep, 2016

Consumer review (

Awesome! No issues!! ... well except price


- No Dead/Stuck pixels - Minimal if at any backlight bleeding (I'm honestly having trouble finding any at all on a pure black background) - I suspect the Refurb models are more closely inspected by ASUS than the "brand new" ones, so chances of getting...

- Poor Shipment packaging: -It came in the original box (great!) except that the tape was torn on two different sides of the box (that hold the box flaps down), so I'm surprised the display didn't fall out nor did it lose its cables. - Display was just...

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (

Plagued with strange issues... Will update review once sorted.


I was thinking about RMAing this panel but I wanted to get some feedback form the community before I did so to exhaust all options before the hassles of a return. I want to love this panel, the picture is fantastic, no dead pixels very little issues...

Panel and build quality from a material and tactile standpoint. Image quality is amazing when it works.

Not plug and play leading me to think my panel is defective Nothing in the box but a single sheet of paper that folds out showing you how to install it, and one disc with outdated drivers.

May, 2016

Consumer review (

You get what you paid for


I'd say the refurbish is not as bad as what I thought. I already have one PG279Q paid full price back in March, and the IPS glow was somewhat excessive, but everything else was fine when I bought this refurbish one I thought it would be a lot of BLB...

- As advertised

- IPS glow still a problem on this

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Great product But !!


I like all about this screen !

Dead Pixel in the middle of the screen!!! This hurt my eye !!! A lot of backlight bleed all around the screen ! I will wait for a replacement !

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Amazing monitor that puts all other gaming screens to shame


If you can catch these in stock it's the best deal you could hope to find on the ultimate gaming monitor.

165Hz refresh rate makes this monitor so smooth I just want to say, "I can't believe it's not butter!" The G-sync and high refresh rate make gaming a whole new experience, and I was already used to an Overlord Tempest IPS screen at 100Hz. Side by side...

It has a very small amount of backlight bleed in the lower corners that's only detectable on a completely black background.

May, 2016

Product Specifications


Certification:BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, CEL level 1, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, KCC, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL (Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7), RCM, TUV Flicker-free , eStandby, TUV Low Blue Light / Energy Star®, BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, CEL level 1, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, KCC, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL (Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7), RCM, TUV Flicker-free , eStandby, TUV Low Blue Light
Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Red
Market positioning:Gaming
Product color:Black / Black,Red


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Backlight type:W-LED
Color gamut:100
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Digital horizontal frequency:34 - 209
Digital vertical frequency:30 - 65
Display brightness:350
Display Diagonal:27
Display Diagonal (metric):27
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display scan frequency (horizontal):34 - 209
Display sRGB:Y / Yes
Display surface:Matt
Display Technology:IPS
HD type:Wide Quad HD
HDCP:Y / Yes
Horizontal scan range:34 - 209
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Panel type:IPS
Pixel Pitch:0.00917 x 0.00917
Response Time:4
Screen shape:Flat
sRGB coverage (typical):100
Supported graphics resolutions:2560 x 1440
Supported video modes:2160p
Vertical scan range:30 - 165
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.5
Power consumption (typical):90


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Custom key function:Y
Gaming UX on-screen display (OSD):Y
Height adjustment:Y / Yes
Number of OSD languages:5
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
On/Off switch:Y
Pivot:Y / Yes
Pivot angle:0 - 90
Swivel angle range:-60 - 60 / 60 - -60
Swivelling: Yes
Tilt adjustment:Y / Yes
Tilt angle:20 - -5
Tilt angle range:-5 - 20 / 20 - -5
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100


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:2 / 4
TV tuner integrated:N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC, Audio (3.5mm), HDMI, USB / AC, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB / Audio (3.5mm)
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:11.8
Package height:18
Package type:Box
Package weight:23.4
Package width:29.8


AMD FreeSync:N

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y
Built-in USB hub:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Number of upstream ports:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB hub version:USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:2
USB version:3.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.5
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):90

Thin Client

Thin client installed:N / No

Weight & Dimensions

Bezel width (side):29.8
Depth (with stand):9.37
Height (with stand):21.8
Package depth:11.8
Package height:18
Package width:29.8
Width (with stand):24.4