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ASUS - 27" IPS LED HD GSync Monitor - Black

Get deeper into the graphics of your gaming with this ASUS LED monitor, featuring a wide 27-inch screen for an immersive experience. This gaming monitor uses Nvidia G-SYNC technology to match the screen display to the GPU, eliminating lag-time so you remain in the action. This ASUS LED monitor is ergonomically designed to offer comfortable viewing from any angle.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q
    • DisplayPort cable
    • USB cable
    • HDMI cable

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (79 out of 86)

    Energy Ratings


    Features


    2560 x 1440 resolution

    Delivers stunning high-definition visuals.

    Ultrafast 4 ms response time

    Allows pixels to change colors quickly to avoid streaking, blurring and ghosting in fast-moving scenes and video games.

    Up to 165Hz refresh rate in Overclocking mode via DisplayPort input

    This monitor delivers greater visual fluidity and awesome graphics no matter how quickly the in-game action unfolds.

    27" widescreen flat-panel LED monitor

    Provides a large viewing area and clear images.

    G-SYNC technology for smooth gameplay

    NVIDIA G-SYNC synchronizes the refresh rates between the GPU and display, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag.

    HDMI and DisplayPort inputs

    Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high-quality audio and video signal.

    2 USB 3.0 ports

    Let you access data stored on a compatible flash drive or connect a mouse, keyboard or other peripheral.

    178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles

    Ensure a clear view of the monitor from multiple vantage points.

    Built-in 2W stereo speakers

    Let you enjoy your favorite entertainment in stereo sound.

    1,000:1 contrast ratio

    Provides a high number of shades between black and white. This range enables accurate color reproduction when displaying images with extreme differences between light and dark for excellent picture quality.

    350 cd/m² brightness

    Offers an enhanced view, even in low lighting.

    ENERGY STAR certified

    Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews

    92%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Top Tier Monitor

      Posted
      jeditobiwan
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I saw some reviews on Amazon about this stating that quality control was hit or miss, but the panel that I received worked flawlessly out of the box. Very small amount of edge bleed in one corner, nothing that I will ever notice while gaming. Reviews after receiving and one solid day of use. Pros: 144hz is insane when paired with GSYNC. I have a 1070 in my rig, had to tone down to High settings from Epic on Overwatch to get a steady 144FPS @ 1440p, but it is absolutely worth it. If you have a good rig and are still on a 60hz monitor, you are missing out. Literal butter is the only way to describe this. Colors are nice and vibrant. Next to my 24" ASUS run of the mill monitor, its hard to believe that I thought the whites I were seeing were actually white. Calibration wasn't too far off out of the box either. Response time is good, you aren't going to notice 4ms over 1ms in most situations. Overwatch/CS:GO are as fast as they need to be to make sure that you can make the plays you need to make. The build is very nice. The stand is sturdy, and the ergonomic features are great. Added bonus to have the 90deg rotation ability as well, since I play Eve and there are some scenarios where a vertical screen space makes life easier. Cons: To get the 144hz out of this ( I haven't touched the overclock to 165 yet, I need to look in to upgrading my rig to realistically accomplish this) you have to use DisplayPort. This is my first DisplayPort monitor, and any time you switch to a fullscreen game, or the resolution has to change, it isn't very elegant. I've seen odd artifacts, flickering on the monitor and the LED that is on the base, and a bit longer of a wait than what I am used to with HDMI. The payoff is well worth putting up with the small inconveniences though. This may also just be standard with DisplayPort , I am still getting up to speed on what is considered normal for it. The only other complaint that I have so far is how GSYNC and borderless window gaming don't seem to play well. If I click out of a BW game to my second monitor, the refresh rate drops to 60. 75% of the time, it will remain at 60 until I push the "turbo" button on the display to knock it back up to 144hz. I have seen this complaint on forums, and is probably just a software limitation at the point. Still doing some digging as to what the best solution is. But, again, the performance of this screen makes me not care about small stuff like this. Overall, I would definitely recommend this monitor. I have been considering a 144hz monitor for some time now, and couldn't be happier with my purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Meets my expectations

      Posted
      bestbuycustomer

      I did a lot of research in looking for a video game pc in the market. And i had been eyeing this one for awhile, mainly for the name brand Asus. I always have been a fan of Asus products and had no problem with their products so far. As to what this monitor has to offer for me and my needs and wants. it meets my expectation, higher refresh rates, umm. faster response time at 4ms, because it is an ips panel which is okay for me, i don't really notice the difference between 1ms and 4ms. I went with an IPS panel due to better color reproduction, but i can't tell the difference, i had been using an ips panel in the past years with my asus gaming laptop which performs fairly well. I like the game plus option mode, and some selected modes for picture viewing. I like the osd navigational button, and it is red. I like the red logo and red ring lighting on the base of the monitor. you can turn it off in the menu i think, but it sticks to only one color only. The monitor can mount to a vesa arm mount 100x100. I have yet to use in the near future. I like that it is wqhd and also g-sync compatible with only nvidia graphics card. Overall i would recommend it, i waited for a lower price and decided to bite it since it has been out for awhile now and it might be discontinue soon. I had just a little bit of light bleeding in the top right corner, but it is not really bad or noticeable when watching movies or even using the light bleed test on youtube. I almost hit the jackpot with this one with no light bleed, but i can live with it. It a bit heavy, but feels strong. I like knowing i can rotate it at different viewing angles, and even rotate it to a vertical position. This will be nice set up with another same monitor. Great gaming monitor for pc gaming. I'm not sure for use with console gaming. Would buy again if cheaper.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Beautiful gaming monitor

      Posted
      Bogartz
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have (2) of these monitors replacing (2) Asus 24" VG248 monitors. Huge difference obviously, bright colors, clear, sharp, 144Hz overclockable to 165Hz, and luckily my monitor's BLB and glow are minimal so I have no real issues with the monitors. I play various games FPS, RTS, MMO, web development and programming which these monitors provide a great display, and occasionally watch movies. If you're in the market to upgrade from TN to IPS these are a great choice (also see disclaimer below). *** NOT A MONITOR ISSUE *** The one thing to note which from what I've researched and tested is these are G-Sync monitors and currently Nvidia drivers after 391.35 provide you with a nice BSOD for KMode Exception Not Handled. I'm still in the process of testing whether the issue occurs with G-Sync disabled, but one of the reasons you buy these monitors is for the G-Sync capabilities and if you have to disable it to play new games with the latest drivers just isn't acceptable. If you're not familiar with what G-Sync is you might consider other monitors or do some research on G-Sync to see if it's worth the extra cost. I do believe the issue is known and they are working to fix it, but as of 5 driver releases for EVGA cards I've seen no fix yet. All in all a great monitor and if you're looking to urgrade you won't be disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best 2K Gaming Monitior

      Posted
      TheDropout
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Before reading the rest of the review, it is important to note that this is meant for nVidia graphics cards. If you don't use an nVidia card you are basically paying an extra $200 for nothing and you can save a lot of money by getting a comparable monitor with Freesync The response time and graphics quality are amazing. The 165 hz instead of 144 hz is just ASUS being overkill but I find it funny that they did that just to be slightly better than normal gaming monitors. It's IPS display is great, until they start making 4k IPS monitors that have refresh rates and response times this good, then this is your best bet for Multiplayer PC Gaming. If you only play single player games you could definitely go for a 4k monitor where response time is less important. I used to not believe that 60hz vs a higher refresh rate mattered that much, but I can attest it makes a huge difference. If you play Overwatch, Call of Duty, or really any multiplayer game you will just straight up be better at them. 11/10 stars but for real if you only play single player games I recommend just getting a 4k monitor.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Monitor but.....

      Posted
      MovieFan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I upgraded to this 2k 165hz refresh rate monitor from a 1080p 60 hz refresh rate monitor and at first I could not be any happier. The monitor comes setup. The controls on it are super easy to use. I overclocked mine very easily and the colors are vivid and ready to go straight out of the box. The change from my old monitor helped immensely in my gaming and it was like no experience I ever had before. However, after about a month and change of using this monitor I am starting to see slight things that I didn't when I first got this. I have a white line that appears on screen horizontally when playing certain games. It does usually go away on its own but it is distracting and annoying especially during intense gaming sessions. I just hope that with time it doesn't get worse. Although this may seem small to some people I feel for an $800 monitor this should not be happening. But other than that I do recommend this monitor because the pros far outweigh the cons.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Best monitor I've ever owned

      Posted
      Perry
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The down and dirty is that it is a very nice monitor, especially for the market it is going after, gamers. But, I would not pay the premium price of this monitor, if you are on the fence on the brand of your next video card, with AMD soon to release a new GPU. Freesync monitors are cheaper. If you are a diehard NVidia user and are also only going to run a single monitor setup, then the rest of this review will not pertain and I would give it 5 stars I give it 4 stars, ignoring cost, because of the placement of the monitor's buttons. They are on the right hand side, on the back of the monitor near the bottom. I knew this going in, but I didn't have access to one to really see what an annoyance this is. I would have preferred them to have been on the bottom of the monitor. It makes getting to them a pain with my dual monitor setup ( I can't move the other monitor to the left side, and would prefer not to). I use the buttons frequently, because I change the refresh rate back to 60 when I'm not playing a game. I also like to use a dimmer setting when I'm doing homework or reading on it. With this being a premium monitor that was designed for the gamer crowd, I can't imagine why they didn't think about how this inconveniences a dual monitor set up.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Monitor! Some users are unlucky though.

      Posted
      Josiah
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This monitor goes great with a gtx 1080 graphics card at max 1440p settings. I didn't think it was that amazing at first, but then I changed my display back to my 60hz 4k tv and was really annoyed at how hard it was to run games smoothly. With the Gsync of the monitor and high refresh rate you really don't ever have games play choppy. The game controls when playing on the monitor don't lag like with a tv when the graphics card is under 60 fps. Gsync Works great and this is a resolution a gtx 1080 can play at without dialing in the perfect settings. You just select high or ultra, and play. But, some customers have bad backlight bleeding. I don't normally notice those things but mine had some of it too. However, my backlight bleed was small enough that when dark scenes were shown it wasn't in your face trashing the scene, and I would have been stingy to return the monitor for that.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic Gaming Monitor

      Posted
      RK03
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I gave a lot of thought between this and the comparable Acer predator. Based on my research and testing the Asus is your best bet, same panel, but the stand and overall construction of the Asus is far above the Acer model. Using the monitor controls it was very simple to overclock to 165hz, and see amazing performance in game. Using 2560x1440 @ 165Hz, I was at max settings in Overwatch w/ a render % of 75. This was giving me the desired frame rate and exceptional quality. In order to pull these settings I also upgrade my video card to a Asus ROG Strix 1080. If you are on the edge or are just not sure, if you have the cash it is a great option and a wonderful purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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