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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. Reviews about the design and usability are overall positive. Views are divided on the size, and some have doubts 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

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

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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

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looks great and amazing features 27 inch seems a perfect size for gaming

Dec, 2018

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Top Class Monitor


This monitor is a beast. Full 2k resolution with G-Sync makes playing games stunning and the performance is second to none. No problems with dead pixels. Highly recommend this

Sep, 2018

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The best 1440p gaming monitor money can buy!


This is my second PG279Q monitor since it launched a few years ago, amazing picture quality and viewing angles, thanks to the IPS panel, the colours are very accurate and vibrant, no issues with IPS glow on my monitor and this is the best level of glow...

Sep, 2018

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Great monitor, let down by thunderbugs


Great monitor, best i have owned - but let down by thunderbugs in the screen. Cheaper monitors prevent this. Shame.

Aug, 2018

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BEST Monitor IPS


We really did like the PG279Q and we've now found our new reference gaming screen! The gaming performance was excellent, and second to none at the moment. Very fast response times for an IPS panel, 144Hz native refresh rate support, no lag, NVIDIA...

Apr, 2018

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


Colour of product:Black / Black, Red
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black / Black,Red


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Backlight type:W-LED
Color gamut:100
Colour gamut:100
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Digital horizontal frequency:34 - 209
Digital vertical frequency:30 - 65
Display brightness:350
Display brightness (typical):350
Display diagonal:68.6
Display diagonal (metric):68.6
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
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:0.233 x 0.233
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


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
Panel mounting interface:100 x 100
Pivot:Y / Yes
Pivot angle:0 - 90
Swivel angle range:-60 - 60 / 60 - -60
Swivelling:Y / Yes
Tilt adjustment:Y / Yes
Tilt angle:20 - -5
Tilt angle range:-5 - 20 / 20 - -5
VESA mounting:Y / Yes
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100


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

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

Package depth:300
Package height:456
Package Type:Box
Package weight:10.6
Package width:756


AMD FreeSync:N

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y
Built-in USB hub:Y / Yes
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 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:2
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):75.6
Depth:6.6 / 66
Depth (with stand):23.8 / 237.9
Height :36.3 / 363
Height (with stand):55.3 / 552.5
Package depth:30
Package height:45.6
Package width:75.6
Width:619.8 / 62
Width (with stand):619.8 / 62