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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. The usability also gets good feedback. Reviews are divided on the size, while many are less positive 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 MG279Q is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Asus MG279Q


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Asus MG279Q from 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 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 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 : Mike Jennings (

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 (

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

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

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 (

Asus MG279Q Review


Behold, the messiah of monitors

Oct, 2015


Expert review by : Christian Eberle (

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

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Asus MG279Q


It is a very quality monitor, it's bascially everything you could want- adjustable any way you could want, vesa mountable, 1440p, freesync, 144hz, usb hub, sleek black aesthetic, 27 inches. Just really good.

I can't comment hugely image quality, all I can say is it's better than 1080p, I haven't seen enough other monitors to comment. And as for value, it does have everything you could want, so it isn't awfully priced, but it could be a lot better, and I...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (

Asus MG279Q


Lovely picture, easy access to blue light filter makes use at night much more comfortable

Setting up Freesync can be a bit fiddly

Mar, 2017

Consumer review (

Asus MG279Q


144hz is really smooth, worth the price on its own. 1440p resolution is incredibly clear.

Came with a 2 pin plug instead of a UK 3 pin plug

Jan, 2017

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Asus MG279Q


The screen and all hardware provided is beautiful. From the bottom up the: the easy assemble base plate for stand locks into place on a retainer pin and attaches to the arm with a thumbscrew, the monitor then slides down onto notches on the plate of...

My monitor did come with backlight bleed, it did subside over the last few days but it is still noticeable on all black with no light in the room. The panel had 1 or 2 stuck pixels but they were unlocked with the use of a colour stroller application....

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (

Asus MG279Q


A vast improvement over my 1080p monitor. Clear, crisp images. Intuitive. Solidly built. Plenty of inputs. I would recommend it.

It came with a foreign 2 pin plug. No UK 3 pin in the box. A touch over priced.

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications


Certification:BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, C-Tick, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL, TUV, CU(EAC)
Energy Star certified:Y


Colour of product:Black
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black


Contrast ratio (dynamic):100000000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Digital horizontal frequency:51.2 - 221.97
Digital vertical frequency:35 - 144
Display brightness:350
Display brightness (typical):350
Display diagonal:68.6
Display diagonal (metric):68.5
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display sRGB:Y
Display Technology:IPS
HD type:Wide Quad HD
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel pitch:0.233 x 0.233
Response Time:4
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:2560 x 1440
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Height adjustment:Y
Panel mounting interface:100 x 100
Pivot angle:0 - 90
Swivel angle range:60 - 60
Tilt adjustment:Y
Tilt angle range:-5 - 20
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100


Built-in Camera:N
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:4
TV tuner integrated:N

Other features


Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Quick start guide:Y
Stand included:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:224
Package height:452
Package weight:10.5
Package width:753


AMD FreeSync:N

Ports & interfaces

Built-in USB hub:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N
HDMI ports quantity:2
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB hub version:USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:2


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

Thin Client

Thin client installed:N

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):238
Height :368
Height (with stand):559
Weight (with stand):7.3
Weight with stand:7.3
Width (with stand):625