​​​ASUS MG279Q ​Review

 ASUS MG279Q WQHD 27-Inch FreeSync Gaming Monitor
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ASUS 27-inch 2k 144Hz WQHD FreeSync Gaming Monitor IPS, 4ms Response Time, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3.0, 2560 x 1440 Display with Pivot, Tilt, and Swivel, ASUS EyeCare (MG279Q)

 ASUS MG279Q WQHD 27-Inch FreeSync Gaming Monitor
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Overview

The screen uses an IPS panel with a refresh rate of 144Hz and uses AMD FreeSync. This screen is our top pick for AMD FreeSync fans that need a high quality fast, low input lag, IPS gaming display. The MG279Q won our award for the best FreeSync monitor for gaming in our top 5 round up review.

The development of innovative gaming displays has increasingly grown over the past few years. The market has been expanding due to the forever-growing popularity of video games and the constantly evolving world of technology. The gaming market has recently welcomed the arrival of high-quality and industry-grade screens. These monitors can produce higher resolutions than 4K. However, some of these monitors can get expensive really fast. Fortunately for those of you who don’t have a ton of money to dish out, there are more affordable monitors available that still maintain the same quality. Take the ASUS MG279Q WQHD for example. It is one of the leading gaming screens on the market today and is under one thousand dollars.

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ASUS 27-inch 2k 144Hz WQHD FreeSync Gaming Monitor IPS, 4ms Response Time, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3.0, 2560 x 1440 Display with Pivot, Tilt, and Swivel, ASUS EyeCare (MG279Q)

  • 27" WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution display with IPS technology provide wide-viewing angles, and clear, vivid visuals
  • 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync technology (35Hz-90Hz) with Low Framerate Compensation (LFC) for seamless visuals and smooth gameplay
  • Ergonomically-designed stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment (0~150 mm) for comfortable viewing position

Do you enjoy playing video games on a crisp and clear screen? There is nothing like that real-life effect when you're playing your favorite game. The ASUS MG279Q WQHD prides itself on delivering the ultimate display with its WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display and IPS technology that gives wide-viewing angles and vivid visuals. You won't believe what you are getting for the small price you will pay—this gaming display is hard to beat. Now this ASUS MG279Q WQHD review can hype up the device all we want but that’s just all talk. Let's get down to the underlying facts that make this monitor worth purchasing.

The ASUS MG279Q WQHD is not messing around when it comes to quality game time. This screen has been specifically designed to deliver a premium user experience. Hours can go by playing your favorite games, and Asus wants you to stay as comfortable as possible throughout the gameplay. Not only that, they want users to feel fully immersed in the game. Be prepared to be impressed by all its specification. For a more affordable screen, gamers are still getting optimum advantages, settings, and design:

Features Overview

  • 27-inch screen
  • WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display
  • ISP technology
  • ASUS eye care technology; TUV certified Flicker free and blue light filter
  • Ergonomically-designed stand with easy and adjustable angles, and a wall-mount capability
  • 144Hz refresh rate and Adaptive-Sync technology for seamless visuals
  • ASUS rapid replacement: 3 years warranty, and 2-way free shipping

The box includes the following:

  • Mini-DP to DP cable
  • Power cord, DP cable
  • Quickstart guide
  • HDMI cable
  • MHL cable
  • Support CD
  • Warranty card

Image of the back of MG279Q

Build Quality

Due to its sleek design and slim build, the ASUS MG279Q WQHD will be easy to setup and mount if needed. It will also easily fit in any space, making every room look complete.

The screen weighs approximately 16.1 pounds with a dimension of 29.7 x 8.9 x 17.8 inches. The screen is black all around, with an all black stand. The screen is sleek and thin, giving you the feel of watching your game on a movie theater screen. In addition, its long stand allows gamers to adjust it to any position desired.

If you are worried about hanging it up and it falling, you won't need to worry about the ASUS MG279Q WQHD. It comes with an extremely durable wall-mount capability, and the weight of the screen isn’t heavy enough to worry about. The beauty of its build is you can easily move it from room to room with no issues.

Side view of the MG279Q

Design

The ASUS MG279Q WQHD is straightforward when it comes to its design and technology. It will not fail to impress, especially for a gaming panel that is affordable. Gamers will highly enjoy the Adaptive Sync technology, which provides a smooth gameplay. Players will also have the privilege of getting their eyes protected without even realizing it, allowing them to play for long hours with no harm.

Performance

The designers of the ASUS MG279Q WQHD clearly understand that compromised equipment can seriously harm your shot at victory. Their premium MG279Q is designed to remove the option of visually ruining your game. This screen is the full package, enhanced with the high speed of a TN panel and producing visuals that are life-like from an IPS panel. It combines the best of the TN and IPS worlds, ensuring a victory is purely the outcome of your own skill.

The ASUS MG279Q WQHD comes with exclusive technologies for the buyer. As if the WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display wasn’t enough, players will also get the advantage of its Game Plus, Game Visual technology, Advanced Connectivity, and eye care technologies. Their specially designed Game Plus technology involves adding timers and crosshair overlay to the game, so players can ensure a raid operates smoothly. The Game Visual technology is specifically tailored to each available game genre in order to enhance the visuals and ensure players to have the best gaming experience. Their Advanced Connectivity involves the DisplayPort 1.2a, which enables FreeSync and Quad HD. In addition, it has dual HDMI and USB 3.0 ports that allow players to plug any peripherals of their choice.

Lastly, the ASUS MG279Q WQHD is designed with a special ultra-low blue light that has a flicker-free technology in order to protect the eyes, so gamers can comfortably play marathons.

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In simpler terms, here are a few good things and bad things about this particular model.

PROS & CONS

  • Preset display modes that are tailored to different game genres
  • Eye care technology
  • IPS technology
  • 4K freeSync monitor
  • WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • 3-year warranty
  • Low IPS glow
  • Good stand and adjust abilities
  • Other customers have said the screen came with some dust on it from the packaging.
  • Might experience a slight backlight bleed.

Conclusion

Overall, for the price of the ASUS MG279Q WQHD, gamers are receiving a sweet deal. Most game monitors cost over a grand and deliver similar qualities. At first glance, the sleek appearance and size will impress any gamer. More importantly, it’s WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display will provide you a truly immersive and real-life feel. This monitor’s technology on its own will give gamers the experience they have always dreamt of. If you are a serious gamer, the ASUS MG279Q WQHD is worth the investment.

While the Logitech G413 Carbon doesn’t boast about a wide array of extra features, it still stands up as a high-quality keyboard for gaming. The simplistic quality allows the Logitech G413 Carbon to serve your given purposes while saving you money. Its simplicity is also what makes it possible for the product to be sold at a relatively affordable cost.

While features such as playback lighting are disappointingly not included, the keyboard’s scientifically proven durability and speed are enough to enhance your game without all the extra features that some lesser keyboards may charge you extra for.

That is why, unless your entire quest to find the right keyboard is based in a desire for certain special features, we believe that the Logitech G413 Carbon is a great buy. It is sure to help you play a great game and be a competitive force in the online gaming world.



Every keyboard on the market has its positive and negative aspects. The Logitech G413 Carbon does not escape this universal truth. However, that does not take away from the great effectiveness of the keyboard. By looking at the clear positives and negatives, you can be sure that you are buying a keyboard that will serve you best. Sometimes you may need the extra bells and whistles of a more complicated keyboard to complete all the actions you want. In other cases, the practical simplicity of the Logitech G413 Carbon will effectively serve everything you need it to and bolster your game to the most powerful it can be.

All in all, the Asus ROG Zephyrus tends to set a high bar for thin and powerful gaming laptops and is able to deliver a quiet operation with exceptional performance and a design which has been deemed to be truly innovative. If you’re after a powerful thin gaming laptop with an excellent display we highly recommend the Asus ROG Zephyrus.

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Therefore, this gaming laptop from Razer could arguably be considered to be one of the best desktop replacement that you would be able to carry around. From the perspective of comfort and power, we have found ourselves to feel right at home from the very beginning. This is because this laptop would be vibrant and roomy for any kind of production work that you would require.
So, if a gorgeous quality, portability, incredible keyboard, and build quality would be some of the main determining factors for your next buy, then the Razer Blade Pro would be absolute value for your money.

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There is no doubt that gaming laptops from Gigabyte have always managed to offered superb performance which could be packed in a portable and thin package. That is why it was good to see that Aero 14 was also no different. As a result, it has managed to stand above its counterparts with better numbers in benchmarks; that too at an affordable price.

Therefore, if you are on the lookout for a good and stable 17-inch gaming notebook on the market, then this one would undoubtedly be a good buy. That being said, this would seem like a pretty good replacement for a compact desktop. However, it would not be suitable for people who would find themselves to be always on the run.

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As far as aesthetics are concerned, you would find this laptop to be so red that it might even blind you momentarily. However, when you get back to normal, you would also agree that this would be one of its most eye-catching features. The palm rest and keyboard deck has been made black with red color accents on the keyboard. All this would be complete with a red backlight. As for those people who would like to go with a more subtle look, an all-black variant has also been made.
Weighing only six pounds and just being an inch thick, anyone and everyone would be able to tell that you are carrying a Dell laptop in your backpack.
Other than all this, we would also like to point out that the hinge on this laptop would undoubtedly be the best hinge that has been used by us in a while.

Thus, despite everything that Dell has to offer in this notebook, there is no denying the fact that it is in need of a major upgrade. However, it does do an excellent job of the everyday needs of computing while also keeping up with the demands of computer games.

This laptop has overcome its shortcomings with its affordable price point and powerful performance. All in all, this would definitely be a trade that you would be willing to make.
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However, thanks to Gigabyte, they have managed to break this trend with this SabrePro 15. As its name would suggest, this would be a higher-end version of its budget-friendly version Sabre gaming notebook. In this 15-inch version, you would be able to get better graphics, faster processor, and an RGB keyboard. In addition, thanks to it being reasonably priced, you would also not have to worry about breaking the bank.
However, thanks to Gigabyte, they have managed to break this trend with this SabrePro 15. As its name would suggest, this would be a higher-end version of its budget-friendly version Sabre gaming notebook. In this 15-inch version, you would be able to get better graphics, faster processor, and an RGB keyboard. In addition, thanks to it being reasonably priced, you would also not have to worry about breaking the bank.
The thought of having to pay almost $2,000 for a gaming laptop would make any sane person pause. That is why the Gigabyte SabrePro would come as a refreshing change thanks to its affordable price. Even though it does not have the build quality that you would be able to find in other laptops, this definitely will be able to give you a good performance. All that being said, this would be one of the most affordable and powerful gaming notebooks that you would be able to buy today.

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Hey You Guys! (Sorry I can't resist a good Goonies reference), as you may have guessed I'm a child of the 80's. I've grown up playing video games such as Doom, Quake, Quake 2 and Half-life which obviously lead me to a serious Counter Strike addiction.

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Thus, that brings us to the end of the review of the top 10 gaming laptops in 2107. Hopefully this would have armed you with enough information to make a smart and rational purchase decision at the end of the day. In addition, it should also have made you aware of the particular features and specifications that you should be keeping an eye out for.

Ever since Nvidia 10-series Pascal GPUs seem to have entered the scene, you would not have been able to find many powerful and affordable gaming notebooks. That being said, that would actually have been quite a bummer because you must have had a very hard time making your choice with the limited range that you had at disposal.
However, thanks to Gigabyte, they have managed to break this trend with this SabrePro 15. As its name would suggest, this would be a higher-end version of its budget-friendly version Sabre gaming notebook. In this 15-inch version, you would be able to get better graphics, faster processor, and an RGB keyboard. In addition, thanks to it being reasonably priced, you would also not have to worry about breaking the bank.