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Quick OverviewASUS Designo MZ27AQ 27 Inch Ultraslim 2K Monitor WQHD, Frameless, Harman Kardon Audio with 5W External Sub-Woofer (2xHDMI1.4, 1xDP1.2, 3.5mm Audio Jack)
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ASUS Designo MZ27AQ Ultraslim Monitor 27 inch, WQHD, Frameless, Ultraslim design, 2.1 channel audio, Sub-woofer, Audio by Harman Kardon
Designo MZ27AQ features a frameless panel and slim-profile design, yet delivers powerful 2.1-channel audio performance with two 6W stereo speakers and an external 5W subwoofer, co-developed with Harman Kardon. Its compact, elegant design and expansive, balanced sound make Designo MZ27AQ the perfect addition to any home or office.
Designo MZ27AQ fits perfectly into any living space. It has an ultra-slim profile that measures just 7mm at its thinnest point, and its small footprint takes up minimal desktop space. A frameless design provides a stunning viewing experience whether Designo MZ27AQ is used alone or in a multi-display setup.
With WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, Designo MZ27AQ displays 77% more pixels than conventional Full HD monitors, offering superior picture quality and sharp imagery for a superbly detailed viewing experience. And, with so much extra screen space, you can work more easily and comfortably with less scrolling and zooming.
Designo MZ27AQ features 178° wide-view technology across its horizontal and vertical planes, allowing you to enjoy beautiful visuals from almost any angle.
Featuring ASUS SonicMaster technology, co-developed by Harman Kardon, Designo MZ27AQ delivers incredible audio experiences. Its two 6W stereo speakers and a bundled 5W subwoofer reproduce a wide range of sound for exceptionally well-balanced audio with stunning clarity and deep, rich bass.
ASUS AudioWizard provides optimized audio settings to suit different types of content. It features four pre-set modes which can be accessed via the onscreen display menu.
Exclusive ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Light technology protects you from harmful blue light. It offers four blue-light filter settings that are easily accessed through the onscreen display menu via the hotkey.
It's time to say goodbye to those tired, strained eyes. Flicker-Free technology helps reduce onscreen flicker, giving you a more comfortable, movie-marathon-ready environment. It is designed to minimize eyestrain, headaches and eye fatigue when you spend long, countless hours in front of the display.
The Designo MZ27AQ features ASUS SplendidPlus technology that optimizes videos and images by enhancing color brightness, contrast, and sharpness. It features a wide variety of modes, including Reading, Darkroom, Scenery, Standard, Theater, sRGB, Game and Night View.
ASUS MultiFrame keeps your desktop neat and organized, helping you manage multiple windows simultaneously. simultaneously.
The ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey provides in-game enhancements such as a crosshair overlay, an onscreen timer, and a frames-per-second counter.
The crosshair overlay offers four crosshair options, so you can select the one that best suits your current game environment. The onscreen timer (positioned on the left of the screen) helps track elapsed game time while the fps counter tells you how smoothly the game is running. All functions can easily be accessed via the onscreen display menu.
This function is co-developed with input from pro gamers, allowing them to practice and improve their gaming skills.
Model - Asus Designo MZ27AQ, Shape - Widescreen, Display Size (Inch) - 27 Inch, Display Type - 2K Ultraslim WQHD Display, Panel Type - IPS, Touch Screen - No, Display Resolution - 2560 x 1440, Aspect Ratio - 16:9, Display Surface - Non-Glare, Maximum Brightness (cd/m2) - 350 cd/m2, Contrast Ratio - 1000:1, Refresh Rate (Hz) - 40 - 60 Hz, Adaptive-Sync Technology - Yes, Bit Depth / Color Support - 8-bit (16.7 Million), Response Time (ms) - 5ms (Gray to Gray), Horizontal Viewing Angle - 178 degree, Vertical Viewing Angle - 178 degree, DVI Port - No, VGA Port - No, HDMI Port - 2, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, Mini DisplayPort - No, USB - No, Thunderbolt - No, Headphone Jack - 3.5mm Mini-Jack, Speaker (Built-in) - 6Watt x 2 Stereo RMS, External Subwoofer 5Watt, Power Consumption - 50 W, Certifications - Energy Star, BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, CU, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, KCC, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL, RCM, TUV Flicker-free, eStandby, TUV Low Blue Light, Operating System Compatibility - Windows 7, 8.1, 10, Tilt Adjustment - +22 degree - -5 degree, Lock Slot - Kensington Lock, Body Color - Black, Weight - 4.3Kg, Dimensions - 614 x 433 x 225mm (with Stand), Specialty - Mac supported, Ultraslim Monitor WQHD, Frameless, Harman Kardon Audio with 5W External Sub-Woofer, 27-Inch WQHD IPS monitor with 100% sRGB color coverage and wide viewing angles, Frameless panel with ultraslim design and a 7mm-thin chassis, Powerful 2.1-channel audio with two 6W stereo speakers and an external 5W subwoofer, co-developed with Harman Kardon, ASUS Eye Care monitors feature TUV Rheinland-certified Flicker-free and Low Blue Light technologies to ensure a comfortable viewing experience, SPLENDID Video Preset Modes (sRGB Mode/Scenery Mode/Theater Mode/Standard Mode/Night View Mode/Game Mode/Reading Mode/Darkroom Mode), QuickFit (Letter/A4/B5/Alignment Grid/Photo Modes), GamePlus (Crosshair/Timer/FPS Counter/Display Alignment), AudioWizard Preset Sound modes (Gaming mode / Movie mode / Music mode / User mode), Others - Panel Size: Wide Screen 16:9, Color Saturation : 100%(sRGB), Panel Backlight / Type : IPS, Display Surface: Non-glare, Pixel Pitch : 0.233mm, ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 100000000:1, Display Colors : 16.7M (real 8 bit), Trace Free Technology : Yes, SPLENDID Video Preset Modes : 8 Modes, Skin-Tone Selection : 3 Modes, Color Temperature Selection : 4 Modes, QuickFit (modes) : Yes, GamePlus(modes) : Yes, Low Blue Light : Yes, HDCP support : Yes, VividPixel : Yes, EyeCheck : Yes, AudioWizard Preset Sound modes : 4 Modes, Convenient Hotkey: Blue Light Filter, Volume Adjustment, 5-way OSD Navigation Joystick, Earphone jack : 3.5mm Mini-Jack, Slim Design : Yes, Frameless Design : Yes, Kensington lock, USP: Slim profile, 100% sRGB, 7mm-thin, Contrast Ratio 1000:1, real 8 bit, Powerful audio with WQHD resolution, Key Feature: IPS, 5ms, 16.7M (real 8 bit), HDMI, DisplayPort, Slim Design, Frameless Design, Part No - MZ27AQ, Accessories - Power cord, Power adapter, DisplayPort cable, Quick start guide, Warranty Card, Subwoofer, Warranty - 3 year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Since you will spend a huge chunk of your day looking at the screen, it is crucial to find a monitor best fits your needs. Without a good display, whatever you do on your PC will seem dull, whether you’re into gaming or any other stuff of your choice. There are tons of features and options to look out for when buying a monitor, so a close look is required beforehand.
Quick buying tips
Choose as per your need. If you are a gamer, you should look for a fast refresh rate and low response time. Professionals should seek color accuracy and for general use, users with less specific needs often opt for a monitor with high contrast VA panel.
Higher resolution for better picture quality. Resolution refers to the monitor's pixel density in length x width format. 1920x1080, also known as 1080p or full HD (FHD), is the baseline for a modern PC build. You’ll experience sharper images on a QHD or 4K monitor.
Required resolution for gaming: More pixels produce better pictures. But if you’re into gaming, those pixels can slow you down unless you have a beefy enough graphics card. Most video interfaces don’t support refresh rates faster than 60 Hz for 4K/UHD or 5K signals. Video interfaces are just beginning to support higher refresh rates at 4K resolution, but you still need a very expensive graphics card play at 4K resolution and push past 60 frames per second (fps).
The current sweet spot seems to be QHD/2K (2560x1440) resolution. With monitors up to 32 inches, you see the good density and a detailed image that isn’t too difficult for mid-priced graphics cards to handle.
If you want ultimate speed, FHD (1920x1080) delivers the highest frame rates (you won't find gaming monitors today with lower resolution). But avoid stretching that resolution past 27 inches, as you may notice a dip in image quality, with pesky individual pixels being visible.
Bigger is better. The refresh rate is described as a number in Hz, where the number is how many times your monitor refreshes per second. In other words, it's the frame rate of the monitor: the higher the number the smoother things will look. If you’re a gamer, the refresh rate is especially important, and you’ll want a monitor with at least 75Hz (most monitors designed for gaming offer at least 144Hz), combined with the lowest response time you can find. If you’re not into gaming, a 60Hz refresh rate should do.
Shorter is better. If you are a gamer, response time is a crucial feature for you. Longer response times can mean motion blur when gaming or watching fast-paced videos. The highest response time you’ll likely see is 5ms, while the fastest gaming monitors can have a 0.5ms response time.
Today’s LCD panels use three major technologies: twisted nematic (TN panel), vertical alignment (VA panel) and in-plane switching (IPS panel). Each has several variations with different advantages. TN monitors are the fastest but cheapest due to poorer viewing angles. IPS monitors have slightly faster response times and show color better than VA panels, but VA monitors have the best contrast out of all three-panel types.
G-Sync or FreeSync
Gaming monitors usually have Nvidia G-Sync (for PCs with Nvidia graphics cards) and /or AMD FreeSync (for the right running AMD graphics). Both reduce tearing and stuttering, although G-Sync monitors usually cost more than FreeSync ones.
G-Sync monitors operate from a 30 Hz refresh rate up to the monitor’s maximum. FreeSync displays are not as consistent. FreeSync monitors usually support adaptive refresh up to a monitor’s maximum refresh rate. But it’s the lower limit you must consider.
Regardless, if your budget only has room for a low-to-mid speed graphics card, you’ll want a monitor with either G-Sync or FreeSync with a low minimum refresh rate.