Asus - Designo 27" IPS LED WQHD Monitor - Black/Silver/Space Gray

Get in the game with this Asus Designo MX27AQ monitor, which features Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, GamePlus and VividPixel Technology. Asus SonicMaster technology with ICEpower and Bang & Olufsen creates immersive sound.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Designo 27" IPS LED WQHD Monitor
  • Owner's manual
  • Power cord, power adapter, HDMI cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 14)

Features


Ultrafast 5 ms response time

Delivers a crisp, detailed picture with minimal blurring and ghosting.

27" LED-backlit LCD panel

Utilizes Asus Eye Care technology with low blue light and flicker-free features to present clear visuals. AH-IPS (advance high performance in-plane switching) technology for wide viewing angles.

100,000,000:1 contrast ratio

Provides a wide range of shades between black and white.

300 cd/m² brightness

Promotes a highly visible picture.

2560 x 1440 native resolution

Showcases media in WQHD for realistic images.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

93%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very elegant form and function

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

    My primary uses are for video editing, Photoshop, and some web design. This monitor's display quality is very easy on the eyes during extended use, which is a huge plus if you spend a lot of time staring at screens all day. The colors are vibrant and accurate (100% sRGB), require very little if any tweaking, and the combination of 2k resolution at this size is perfect. Some people complain that IPS displays like this have bad back light bleed. It's easy to think so when you first turn it on, but that can be deceiving because it's not actually outputting any colors/images at that point (not even black). Once you're actually in the OS and using the monitor for practical application (watching video, photo editing) you don't notice any light bleed. Just bold, inky colors, evenly displayed across the 27" with an extra wide viewing angle (thanks to the IPS). I do think this Asus monitor is a bit overpriced, but I paid more because I prefer the aesthetics and solid build quality over a lot of others that feel like they're going to break when you pick them up. I also have the 1080p version of the same series, also an IPS. However the colors of this unit (MX27AQ) are far better than that one (MX279H). I don't use either for the B&O sound, but wouldn't buy a monitor expecting anything from the sound quality anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hidden gem for sure! New life to old PC

    Posted
    Zeromus2003
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    My old 2006 Samsung 226bw finally kicked the bucket and I needed a replacement that could not only match toe-to-toe with its drool-inducing imaging, but exceed it as well. After MANY days of reading, researching, and doing it all over again, I took a chance on this monitor. Like others stated, 144hz sounded in theory to be what I needed (I'm a gamer) but too many ppl having issues deterred me (plus my machine is kinda old...got to have beefy hardware for that refresh rate). What a major amazement to me when I hooked this beauty to my aging 580GTX!! I was actually able to play my games at 2560x1440 without a sweat! What! How! Amazing!! I totally thought I would have had to lower res or game settings, but this ASUS monitor took it all on! I only had to make slight adjustments to the monitor to get it to match the color saturation of my old die-hard 226bw. What is great about this screen is it really can "look" however you want....seriously! If you are a color purest/accuracy is paramount, you can do that. If you like slightly over-saturated colors (like myself), you can do that too. If you just edit and type a ton, there are great modes for that too. In conclusion, if you are looking for a new monitor or another addition, look no further than at this Asus MX27aq. You will not be dissappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressed

    Posted
    Botkilla
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was looking for a new monitor to replace my old 1080p TN monitor for a while. Did some research and wanted to get at least 1440p and IPS. Sure this one doesn't have 144Hz but the response time is more than enough for a casual gamer and I don't have to budget to get 2 GTX 980ti to run 1440p at 144Hz. Installed it and the first thought was "Dayumm this thing is a beast!". It has very very little light bleeding. I have to look for it to see it. (apparently it's very common with IPS displays). No dead pixel. that one doesn't sound like a positive but if you do some reading on reviews you'll find out that happens a lot more than you think. Anyway, if you went from hardcore gamer to casual due to feeling old, this is a great monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor for the price

    Posted
    BigE
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Could not find help in the computer dept. Me and my wife went to the electronics dept. and this young man, Austin P., helped us. He was a pro, and he was polite, helpful, and on top of his game. 5 stars for Austin. The monitor is well worth the money. And I am a Graphic designer and Mac guy at that. I was not going to pay 1200+$$$ for another Apple monitor. Took a chance on the Asus. Very good. I am extremely pleased with this item and would highly recommend it for any computer. Very nice clean & crisp screen. As good as the Apple monitor I had.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    Posted
    Margo777
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased this monitor for only console gaming. Picture quality is very nice, but I'm having trouble with the sound. Monitor has built-in speakers , which is not so good, so for better sound I connected my Bose speaker to monitor with AUX cable, but still with volume all the way up both on speaker and monitor sound is so low. I tried 3 different AUX cables, 2 different speakers but volume low no matter what I did. I contacted ASUS customer service but they could not help me and put me on hold for over an hour and then just hung up on me. At this point I dont know if the monitor is defected or quality of sound just very bad. Very unhappy about that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Quality. A Real Hidden Gem!

    Posted
    HomeyGee
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    I've been looking for a high-performance 27" monitor that was compatible with my Mac & PC as well as my gaming consoles. This was the only monitor I could find that had 3 HDMI and 1 Display port connections. The ASUS MX27AQ is a phenominal monitor. The screen quality and overall build quality is amazing! Coming from an Apple Thunderbolt monitor, which in itself is a premium monitor, ASUS did a great job engineering this product. I really like the matte screen over the glossy screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid

    Posted
    zeusie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Purchased this from BB after extensively reading reviews here, at competitors, and in the press. Other than some quirks in the documentation and interface guidance (which are frustrating but can be figured out) the performance is excellent all around. Lots of flexibility in configuration, very useful traffic monitoring by device. We have a large house (3000+ SF) with many barriers and the WiFi penetrates into areas for which repeaters were necessary in the past. I would strongly recommend this product - and also recommend that Asus improve its documentation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous!

    Posted
    randd
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Rich, vibrant, accurate color and detailed, sharp picture. I also immediately noticed I wasn't getting the eye strain that I used to get from my old monitor due to the blue light filter. Very slim, elegant, frameless design that takes up surprisingly less desk space than I thought it would. I'm extremely happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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