Asus MG279Q Review – Delivering Solid Gaming Performance

With the Asus MG279Q, you get a 27-inch gaming monitor that combines AMD’s FreeSync Anti-Tearing technology and a 144Hz refresh rate to produce an absolutely smooth gaming experience. It also comes with an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel to be able to deliver good gray-scale and viewing-angle performance. In other words, no matter what angle you view your images or games on this monitor, it will always come out good, if not even great. It has four digital video inputs, a good number of USB 3.0 ports, and other features fit for gamers. It has a WQHD resolution, or 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, which offers sharp high-resolution pictures. Still, its color accuracy could be better as there are some of its rivals that can still outmatch the MG279Q.

Asus MG279Q Review - Delivering Solid Gaming Performance

The Asus MG279Q is a Great Gaming Monitor, But it is Not Without Some Shortcomings

The Asus MG279Q comes into the market lacking the edgy aesthetics found in some of its rivals such as the Acer Predator X34 or the BenQ XL2730Z. Nonetheless, it is a nice looking monitor. It is coated in black, has a 2.5-inch thick cabinet with 0.4-inch bezels surrounding the panel. The display has been topped off with a matte, anti-glare coating so that you get no disturbance from glares or reflections even when playing under heavy lighting environments.

Aside from the GameVisual settings that you can find in the monitor, the Asus MG279Q Gaming Display features the company’s GamePlus technology. This feature offers four different crosshair aiming overlays, as well as an in-game timer to keep tracks of certain things such as re-spawn rates and gameplay records. There are also other settings that can be acquired from the monitor that are built for gamers such as TraceFree (which speeds up pixel response), VividPixel (which enhances standard images), and ASCR (for dynamic contrast).

As far as gaming goes, the MG279Q is a great performer. Colors do appear rich and details are outstanding. Still, color accuracy could do better. The reds and the greens are a bit off and the blues are darker than normal. Fortunately for this display, there is no evidence of oversaturation or tinting.

The Asus MG279Q is still a solid choice for gamers who prefer wide angles when playing their videogames. Its color accuracy may or may not be a deal breaker as it depends on the type of gamer using the display.  Furthermore, to make use of the AMD FreeSync Anti-Tearing Technology, your computer needs to have a compatible graphics card to make use of it. Otherwise, you would just have a good gaming monitor.


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