ASUS VG279Q 27″ Full HD 1080p IPS 144Hz 1ms (MPRT) DP HDMI DVI Eye Care Gaming Monitor with FreeSync/Adaptive Sync Price: $289.00 (as of 09/05/2021 08:30 PST- Details)

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27” Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS 1ms MPRT gaming monitor with ASUS game Fast input technology for a fully responsive gaming experience
Marathon ready with ASUS Eye Care technology to minimize eye fatigue and an ergonomic stand with full height/tilt/swivel/pivot adjustments to accommodate any desk

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Designed for intense, fast-paced games, The ASUS VG279Q is a 27” full HD gaming IPS display with an ultra-fast 1ms (MPRT) response time and blazing 144Hz refresh rate to give you super-smooth gameplay. The VG279Q features Adaptive-Sync (free Sync) technology to eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates.

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27” Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS 1ms MPRT gaming monitor with ASUS game Fast input technology for a fully responsive gaming experience
Marathon ready with ASUS Eye Care technology to minimize eye fatigue and an ergonomic stand with full height/tilt/swivel/pivot adjustments to accommodate any desk
Exclusive GameVisual & GAME plus functions to enhance color performance and control. Power Consumption – Power Consumption
Free Sync/Adaptive Sync with 144Hz refresh rate for a tear-free experience with AMD Radeon GPU
144 hertz
Shadow Boost enhances image details in dark areas, brightening scenes without over-exposing bright areas. Brightness(Max) – 400 cd/㎡

10 reviews for ASUS VG279Q 27″ Full HD 1080p IPS 144Hz 1ms (MPRT) DP HDMI DVI Eye Care Gaming Monitor with FreeSync/Adaptive Sync

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  1. Camel

    The good, the bad, and that IPS though

    Keeping this review short:-Great monitor with IPS display-27inch model is rather large for 1080p, but is great for gaming. Looks choppy and pixelated for other applications. I state this because the 1440p model is so much better with general application picture clarity, like web browsing and watching videos. This of course really depends on how far away you are away from the screen.-One pixel that is stuck on grey, which is put out my general line-of-sight.Panel lottery is real everyone, good luck.

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  2. JC

    Great IPS Monitor

    It’s a good monitor for the price.. coming from a 2k monitor I wasn’t too impressed at 1080. I ended up returning for the more expensive 2K version with gysnc. I don’t regret it. If your coming from a 1080 to this it’s worth it.. if you already have a 2K then I’d suggest looking for another 2k. 27inch in my opinion is too big for 1080 at close range.

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  3. Steven

    It’s good for me, but for you? Maybe?

    Great monitor for sure. I have a gtx 970 so I cannot check if it is gsync compatible or not as it is not on the list. But the counterpart VG278Q is gsync compatible so it might be? Not too sure. Someone who has a 10x series will have to review that part.Remember that this is an IPS monitor so you will definitely get better picture quality, but at the cost of the IPS glow. Yes, IPS monitors will always have the IPS glow, if you cannot handle that just get the 278Q it is $30 cheaper. I got used to the IPS glow after a while but I love my colors since I watch movies and do other things on my computer rather than just game. Also, make sure to change the monitor brightness to your liking, it is extremely bright at 100% on the FPS mode.Once in a while for specific games get tearing here and there, but that’s probably due to my gpu and cpu not being able to use the free sync/adaptive sync that it comes with. My CPU is also super weak and upgrading soon.However, if you’re looking for an IPS monitor that pairs with 1080p and not 1440p this is the ONLY monitor currently that carries it with 144hz from what I know. I didn’t get an light leak but if you do try to get a return and swap it out. If it doesn’t work for you definitely get the 278Q. I also went from a 22” 60hz to 27” 144hz, so MY opinion on it might be different from yours.Edit: G-Sync is compatible. Also, if you get screen tearing, make sure under nvidia control panel you switch the panel to 144hz, it will default to 60hz. Also use a display port vs the DVI they provide. I still got A bit of tearing the the DVI. The dp helped a lot on that.Good luck!

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  4. J. Spatta

    Quality issues.

    I dont think I have given a 1star review but my monitor had a dead pixel soon as I turned it on. Ordered a replacement another pixel issue.Been reading on forums that other people have had quality issues with this monitor. I dont think Asus test their products before they ship. If you want to order this, make sure your able to return it if its defective. This monitor cost to much to have defects.I will say if the pixel issues didnt exist, this would be a good monitor. The picture looked great but I cant believe I got 2 monitors in a row with issues. Do better Asus.

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  5. Charles C.

    Very good value for IPS 144hz with the price drop

    I pulled the trigger on this monitor after the recent price drop and it’s been pretty solid overall. I wanted an IPS monitor as I use it both for gaming and work as I work from home.My unit had no defects as far as stuck pixels go and picture quality is generally OK. Viewing angles are excellent. Brightness and contrast are excellent. Color reproduction is great.My one main gripe with it is that it is not as good at displaying text as my Dell U2412M.There is a softness/harshness to text which can’t be fine-tuned with any of the settings or controls. It may be due to the size and resolution of the monitor or it may simply be the panel’s limitations. Turn up the sharpness and the text becomes very “harsh”. Turn down the sharpness, and the text becomes very “soft”. Right at 50, it’s a mix of harsh and a little blurry at the same time. There is seemingly no middle ground with the monitor.The U2412 is 1920×1200 so admittedly, it is a little higher in pixel density than this monitor, but just a heads up if you have a text-heavy workflow. You may want to go with a smaller monitor at 1080p or a higher resolution at 27″. 27″ @ 1080p is fine for gaming, but for text, I think it’s not quite optimal.

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  6. Amazon Customer

    Perfect, except limited viewing angle.

    This is my experience with the Asus VG279Q. First off I want to clarify that prior to this monitor I have only ever used 1080p 60Hz TN panels. So this was my first experience with anything over 60HZ, my first experience with an IPS (IHVA) panel, and also my first experience with Variable refresh rate (Freesync/Gsync). The first thing I noticed was the limited viewing angle from above, something I’m still struggling to get used to. I know that for my TN panels I get the best viewing angle when my eyes are about level with the top of the monitor. And if I stand up the monitor still looks fine. My TN only looked it’s worst when viewed from the floor looking upwards. Since I never sit on the floor and look up at it the TN viewing angles were adequate. For this IPS panel I get the best viewing angles when my eyes are about level with the bottom of the monitor or looking at it from below. And it has the worst viewing angle when looking down at it from any position higher than perfectly eye level. So raising it up was my first step to reduce the washed out foggy angle. The next step was to lower the brightness from the default 60 or so, down to around 23 *(I’m in a dark room). That helped to get a calm neutral picture, especially for white file explorer windows or web pages. This being my first IPS, if I had to describe the IPS glow, I think mine is only a bit on the bottom left corner, fairly subtle. But the viewing angle from above turns the image into a silver grey fog when viewing at anything but eye level. If you’re eye level or below, then you can have a good image even when viewing off center for the side. However, you really notice an issue when the monitor falls below your eye level if you stand up. I knew with my TN panel that the picture would get bad when viewed at the wrong angles, but this is more extreme because the monitor turns so foggy from above as seen in the pics. So it’s really bothering me to the point that I kind of wished I had gone with a TN that had these other features. However, now that I know it’s limitations I just avoid the problem angle and it’s all good. The settings can be dialed in more with certain modes. For example I use Racing Mode because it allows me to use the Blue Light filter option whereas the FPS mode does not for some reason. The blue light filter isn’t needed, except when it’s a really dark room then it can come in handy so I like having the option. If I know I won’t be using the blue light filter I made a profile for FPS mode because it allows me to adjust the saturation, color temp and skin tone options whereas racing doesn’t for some reason. It’s just weird that they make you pick and choose. The sRGB mode doesn’t allow you to change anything, I guess they figure it doesn’t need it. So I was thinking of choosing it – but I like to tinker more than the average guy. The SDR of contrast is genuinely full range and not limited range SDR like my old Asus VE258Q. The gamma is about .08 too dark, but using either Nvidia’s gamma slider, or the built-in OSD shadow boost on level 1 take care of that. The dreaded pixel density issue everyone seemed to worry about in a 27″ FHD monitor is thankfully not an issue whatsoever. I don’t notice even a hint of pixel density issue, honestly. So that’s a relief. My VG279Q was stuck in 60HZ at first under the Nvidia display options heading for “native 1920×1080″ But I was able to scroll down and choose a 2nd 1920×1080 option in the drop down that enabled all of the refresh rates. I immediately wanted to put it on 144HZ and enable the Gsync feature in the Nvidia control panel. I had to download the latest Nvidia drivers in order to get the Gsync feature to show up. After that I turned it on and went into a fast paced shooter. I put the graphics at a level to achieve a constant 144 fps, and I used the monitor’s built in frame rate display counter as well as Nvidia’s frame rate counter. The smoothness was outstanding. Everything was overall less blurry. Also no tearing ever. I loaded up Ace Combat 7 and flew around at 144fps locked and no tearing – an outstanding experience. I tried other things like running MAME and emulating old Mortal Kombat 1 with it’s weird 55HZ native refresh rate – and the Gsync allowed me to run at a it’s 55HZ perfectly with no tearing. So I’m really happy with Gsync, and really happy with having more than 60HZ for the first time. These features are so cool, that I definitely wouldn’t want to go back to 60HZ or no Gsync. As far as movies, 27″ is superior to common 24″ – 25” sized gaming monitors obviously. Watching movies benefits from the larger screen. The IPS’s improved rich, vibrant colors are satisfying. Just gotta watch out for your viewing angle of course. Web browsing, writing this comment, it’s nice and clear at 144HZ. It’s cool to see the mouse move around in more focus because the monitor can keep up with it better. This comes in handy when I tested drawing in Gimp with my Wacom tablet and stylus. As I make little gestures in my shading and drawing lines, etc – the higher refresh rate keeps up with everything and feels less laggy in the strokes. As far as colors go – they’re good. Again, it’s just that darn viewing angle issue that makes blacks look silverish and foggy from angles. If it wasn’t for that then I would give it 5 stars. No dead pixels, no backlight bleed. Just some IPS glow (which is something all IPS panels have). So I figure I’ll just get used to that. And a lot of great features. It’s around 3 to 4 ms response time normally and around 1ms response time in the ELMB strobing mode. But that mode is greyed out in the OSD unless you disable Freesync and go into your PC’s display settings and select a lower refresh rate like 120HZ or lower. I tried the ELMB mode, and it works fine. I can notice a sharper image in motion blur tests with ELMB enabled, but there is some ghosting. With ELMB disabled there’s no ghosting but the object is blurrier. I’m not sensitive enough to notice the difference between 1ms and 5ms response time in game though. However, I am very sensitive to screen tearing that I get when Freesync/Gsync is disabled. Also once I got used to 144HZ, going down to 120HZ looked laggier – so I’ll just stick with the 144HZ and Freesync/Gsync. All in all, I’m happy. I’m not returning this monitor. I think it was well worth the price. I learned that TN isn’t as bad as I thought as it turns out. People always said IPS has better viewing angles, but it’s not the case. So my recommendation would be to get a monitor that has all these features but TN if you require a more versatile viewing angle when seated or standing. Or to get this monitor if you can ensure you’ll only use it at eye level or lower. My bottom left corner is a bit foggy where it should be black. Not extremely mind you, but noticeable to me when I’m looking for it. My settings that I prefer: Racing Mode, Brightness: 23, Contrast: 70, Saturation: 50, Color Temp: User mode (red:93,green:92,blue:100), Skin Tone: Natural, Smart View OFF, Sharpness: 50, Trace Free: 60, Vivid Pixel: 0, ASCR: OFF, Freesync: ON, ELMB: OFF, Shadow Boost: OFF (bumped up gamma in Nvidia control panel by .08). Other than bad viewing angles from above – everything looks beautiful with these settings. In the included pictures I show a movie still image at a good and bad angle, a black screen at a good and bad angle in the light, and then good and bad angles of solid black, red, green, and blue screens under ambient lighting.

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  7. Michael A.

    Incredible monitor….when it works right

    I currently back to using my old Samsung S24D300 that is now 7 years old since I got it with no problems. That being said….This product comes in a BIG BOX. Immediately in games you notice people and are able to see people in games like APEX LEGENDS from further away and aim better thanks to the bigger images. It can run up to 144HZ @ 1080P and AMD Freesync. The colors are bright and immersive and the response time is as good as you can expect. It includes different presets for different types of games (though I liked only the default and RPG presets as FPS blurs and lowers contrast for FPS). It also comes with a built in FPS Counter that can be adjusted to where ever on the screen, and a cursor for games that do not have them; though I find features like this unfair to other players without them.It comes with a stand that can easily be lifted up so you can stay at the center of the screen or pivot if you are into more professional programs.BIG CON:My only issue with this product is….I had to return it. From when I got it out the box; I had constant screen tearing; less noticeable when watching videos or playing games; but very annoying on anything else (Remember old TVs without a good signal?) it did improve a bit by raising my refresh rate from 60 to 100; but it was just annoying; in other words this is the first defective part I got in a while.I have stuck with mostly Samsung products for years because I never had any of them fail on me or display issues like dead pixels, etc. From reading the reviews it seems I am not the only one with this problem. ASUS should have better quality control on their product lines. I will attempt to purchase the same or similar monitor in a few weeks but if the next one has issues I will be going with another brand.All in all, if it actually worked as intended, I am sure I would stick with it for years until 4K or VR is more mainstream.

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  8. RF

    So Far So Good!

    I’ve had this monitor for about a week now and it’s a very nice monitor the colors are great, no dead pixels, I’ve been playing Doom4, The Witcher3, Divinity Original Sin 2, In Doom FPS in the 120s, and I’m running it with an MSI R9 390 with no problems, I do still miss my LG 29″ 2560×1080 75Hz widescreen with freesync too bad it only lasted 2yrs then just started smokin and burnt out, But this Asus monitor is a great replacement the colors are great. also great for photoshop. Overall it’s great monitor. only time will tell, but it does have 3yr warranty.

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  9. Jon

    Freesync Monitor that works with Nvidia latest drivers

    Pro+Excellent picture once set up. I used my Spyder 5 pro with display cal.+IPS Panel @ 1080p with 144hz.+Contrast looks better than my Acer XB271huCons-1080 @ 27 inch is noticeable compared to 1440p @ 27 inches. But I play a lot of fast paced shooters so it helps having lower resolution. BF5 and Black Ops 4 for example still look very good though.-Horizontal lines with and without freesync on. Doesn’t happen often while in game though.(Driver issue? I don’t know have to wait and see.)-I was also experiencing system lock ups since using this monitor and latest nvidia drivers(Again driver issues?)-Also ELMB mode(similar to Nvidia’s ULMB mode) is horrible. Too much ghosting. Almost looks like a double image and blurry. This is probably the biggest issue with this monitor because I was hoping to use this feature. It’s also nice and bright with ELMB mode @ 120hz. But again ghosting is a big issue. Can this be fixed by Asus? Don’t know but it definitely needs work for future monitors. Hopefully this could be addressed with firmware update without having to send back the monitor.Also seeing as how this is an IPS panel I was suprised to not have any Black light bleed or ips glow except for bottom right corner (luckily I use 20 brightness level which gets rid of it mostly) but honestly my Acer XB271hu has it worse than this monitor and the contrast level looks way better than the Acer.If you can avoid using ELMB mode or don’t need it and also have patience with Nvidia drivers I would recommend this monitor. I would have loved to give this monitor 5 stars but the ELMB ghosting has to be addressed. I don’t know if it’s just this monitor but compared to Nvidia’s ULMB mode it’s terrible.UPDATEDecided to come back to this review and give 5 stars after giving this monitor another try.I sent back my first one because of the horizontal line issues and poor ELMB mode.My new monitor does not have these same issues so I guess the first one was just bad. This monitor is currently the best monitor to get @ 1080p if you’re looking for 144hz and excellent colors. It actually beats my XB271HU after calibration with Displaycal software. The image looks better on this replacement monitor as well like more clearer.But one issue is IPS glow or Black light bleed in the lower right corner. I don’t notice it much and is not that bad but it is there.I don’t see any other monitor topping this one for a while @ 1080p if you’re looking for good colors and high 144hz.Eventually they are coming out with 240hz IPS 1080p panels sometime this year but this monitor is the best 1080p monitor I’ve seen.

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  10. Jordan H.

    Amazing Monitor, g sync works with RTX 2060.

    I received this monitor with the box in pristine condition, got everything hooked up and immediately noticed the IPS difference. Make sure you use the display port cable and change the monitor settings to 144hz before you do anything else! The smoothness and speed of this 144hz monitor has blown me away and until you see it and try it for yourself you won’t know what I’m talking about. I honestly never noticed screen tearing or ghosting on my other monitor until I started using the VG279Q. Although the Xbox One x only and PS4 pro can only play games at 60hz (FPS) the input lag is extremely low as confirmed from which has an insanely in depth review on this monitor. Some people will say the pixel density is too high and for some it may be, but where I sit and game is far enough away I don’t notice it. The response time is not 1ms as advertised unless you use the ELMB setting but at that point you lose FreeSync / G sync and can only do 120hz. But let me explain, don’t get input lag and response time confused, input lag is from the time you aim and fire from your controller / mouse to when the monitor receives it and this monitor is the fastest out there. The response time is the grey to grey which you can read about somewhere else but it’s about 4ms here which unless you are a pro esport gamer you will never notice. Bottom line is this, what you get here is a well built monitor that is g sync compatible, 144hz refresh rate, low response time, INCREDIBLY low input lag, and features an IPS display which makes colors pop and doesn’t limit your viewing angle. I have not noticed any IPS glow on my panel and I may not even know what to look for but I am so happy with this purchase I wanted to leave a good review. If you are on the fence try this out, just try it. Amazon has the best return policy out there if you don’t like it you can get something else. I can’t wait to get home and really put some hours into Apex!

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    ASUS VG279Q 27″ Full HD 1080p IPS 144Hz 1ms (MPRT) DP HDMI DVI Eye Care Gaming Monitor with FreeSync/Adaptive Sync Price: $289.00 (as of 09/05/2021 08:30 PST- Details)

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