*Image may differ with actual product's layout, color, size & dimension. No claim will be accepted for image mismatch.
Product Id: 08.02.006.104
Quick OverviewModel - Asus MG279Q
Ports & Slots
ASUS MG279Q Gaming Monitor - 27" 2.5K WQHD (2560 x 1440), IPS, up to 144Hz, FreeSync
The MG279Q gaming display is built for victory in the professional gaming arena, and features a WQHD panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and wide viewing angles. Its ergonomic design, together with Flicker-Free and Ultra Low Blue Light technology, ensure you stay comfortable during those marathon gaming sessions.
The MG279Q represents a new generation of displays, with a WQHD 2560 x 1440 panel with a pixel density of 109 pixels per inch. You get to enjoy greater image detail and up to 77% more onscreen desktop space than standard Full HD (1920 x 1080) displays. These little details add up to give you a major in-game advantage.
The in-plane switching technology display found in the MG279Q gives you superior images, 100% sRGB color gamut, an astounding 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and wide 178-degree viewing angles for minimal distortion and color shift so you can share what you see onscreen with those around you.
Exclusive ASUS Trace Free technology gives the IPS technology panels used in the MG279Q a 4ms response time for smooth visuals without streaks or ghosting, even with today's fast-paced games.
With an astonishing 144Hz refresh rate, fast moving visuals pose no problem for the MG279Q, so you can say goodbye to motion blur and gain the upper hand in first person shooters, racers, real-time strategy and sports titles. MG279Q features AMD FreeSync™ technology* – it eliminates screen tearing and choppy frame rates to give you seamless visuals and smooth gameplay.
The MG279Q features the ASUS GamePlus hotkey with crosshair overlay and timer functions. Select from four different crosshairs to suit your gaming environment, and keep track of spawn and build times with the on-screen timer that can be positioned anywhere along the left edge of the display.
This function is co-developed with input from pro gamers, allowing them to practice and improve their gaming skills.
ASUS GameVisual Technology gives you six pre-set display modes tailored to suit different types of scenarios. This unique feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu.
The MG279Q has mini DisplayPort 1.2 for native WQHD output, along with two HDMI/MHL ports and dual USB 3.0 ports for convenient pass-through connectivity.
A cable management design feature found on the back of the monitor allows you to organize and hide your cables to keep your gaming area tidy.
The MG279Q also comes with the ASUS Ultra Low Blue Light filters to protect you from harmful blue light. You can easily access and select four different filter settings onscreen through the OSD menu to fulfill your different scenarios.
Flicker-Free technology reduces flicker to give you a comfortable gaming experience. This minimizes instances of eyestrain and other damaging effects when you're embroiled in long, drawn-out gaming sessions.
The MG279Q Gaming Monitor is specially designed for long marathon gaming sessions. Its slim profile and super-narrow bezel makes it perfect for almost seamless multi-display setups. The MG279Q also has an ergonomically-designed stand with tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment so you can always find that ideal viewing position. A quick-release design lets you separate the monitor from its stand so it can be VESA wall-mounted.
Model - Asus MG279Q, Series - Gaming, Shape - Widescreen, Display Size (Inch) - 27 Inch, Display Type - 2.5K 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) - 350cd/m2, Contrast Ratio - 1000:1 (Typical), 100000000:1 (ASCR), Refresh Rate (Hz) - 144Hz, Adaptive-Sync Technology - Yes, Bit Depth / Color Support - 8-bit (16.7 Million), Response Time (ms) - 4ms (Gray to Gray), Horizontal Viewing Angle - 178 degree, Vertical Viewing Angle - 178 degree, HDMI Port - 2, Display Port (DP) - 2 (1 x DisplayPort, 1 x Mini DisplayPort), USB - 1 x USB3.0, Speaker (Built-in) - 2Watt x 2, Power Consumption - < 38.7 Watts, Certifications - Energy Star, BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, C-Tick, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL, TUV Flicker-free , TUV Low Blue Light, CU(EAC), Operating System Compatibility - Windows 7, 8.1, Height Adjustment - 0 - 150 mm, Rotation Adjustment - 90 degree, Swivel Adjustment - +60 degree - +60 degree, Tilt Adjustment - +20 degree - -5 degree, VESA Wall Mount Standard - 100 x 100 mm, Lock Slot - Kensington Lock, Body Color - Black, Weight - 7.3Kg, Dimensions - 625 x 559 x 238mm (with Stand), 625 x 368 x 63mm (without Stand), Specialty - 27-Inch, WQHD display with IPS technology provide wide-viewing angles, and clear, vivid visuals, 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync technology for seamless visuals and smooth gameplay, ASUS-exclusive Ultra-Low Blue Light, Flicker-Free, GamePlus, and GameVisual technologies provide a comfortable gaming experience, Ergonomically-designed stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment for comfortable viewing position, In-plane switching technology for consistent, accurate color, Others - 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.2, Color Saturation: 100%(sRGB), Panel Backlight / Type: In-Plane Switching, Display Surface: Non-glare, Display Colors: 16.7M, Flicker free: Yes, Trace Free Technology: Yes, Skin-Tone Selection: 3 Modes, Color Temperature Selection: 4 Modes, GamePlus(modes): Yes (Crosshair/Timer), Low Blue Light: Yes, VividPixel: Yes, GameVisual: 6 Modes, FreeSync technology support: Yes, Dual Stereo RMS Speakers, Chassis Colors: Black, Tilt: +20degree~-5degree, Swivel: +60degree~+60degree, Pivot: 0degree~+90degree, Super Narrow Bezel Design: Yes, Quick Release Stand Design: Yes, Security: Kensington lock, Weight: 7.3Kg, Part No - MG279Q, Accessories - DisplayPort-to-miniDP cable, Power cord, Quick start guide, Support CD, Warranty Card, 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.