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ASUS MX279H Silver / Black 27" 5ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor, IPS Panel 250 cd/m2 80,000,000:1 Built-in Speakers

  • 1920 x 1080 5ms (GTG)
  • 80,000,000:1
  • D-Sub, HDMI
  • Asus rapid replacement for 3 years

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Note: The Innovations Design and Engineering Award is based upon descriptive materials submitted to the judges. CEA did not verify the accuracy of any submission or of any claims made and did not test the item to which the award was given.

Frameless monitor, frameless beauty

The Designo MX Series MX279H monitor is the 2012 Good Design Award Winner for its ultra-slim, ergonomic design with sturdy sundial-inspired stand. It is undoubtedly a piece of artwork. However, artwork cannot tell the whole story. This Full HD AH-IPS LED display offers 178° wide-view angle in frameless design for edge-to-edge brilliance. Built-in ASUS SonicMaster technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, delivers premium immersive audio. Dual HDMI ports allow you to connect two HD devices once at a time.

  • newegg Subtle & elegant design ASUS Designo MX Series displays sport ultra-slim profiles — with MX279H measuring just 17.5mm at its thinnest point– thereby minimizing desk space requirements. In addition, the MX Series presents an edge-to-edge frameless screen with bezel thickness of just 0.8mm. This subtle but elegant design is further accentuated by a sundial-inspired stand which provides a sturdy base for the monitor. MX Series design has already garnered accolades at the 2012 Good Design Awards.
  • newegg The latest IPS technology with 178° wide-view angles Designo MX279H features a 16:9 aspect ratio LED-backlit AH-IPS A+ panel with a 178° wide-view angle that minimizes color shift on both horizontal and vertical planes to ensure quality visuals from almost any direction. AH-IPS is the latest in IPS technology – delivering improved color accuracy plus increased energy efficiency.
  • newegg Built tough and gamer-centric comfortable Tracer Free Technology improves the response time of ASUS monitors, eliminating ghosting and tracers during video playback. It does this by controlling voltage levels, resulting in 5ms response time so MX279H provides fluid and clear video playback with silky-smooth motion during gameplay.
  • newegg ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio for lifelike visuals With ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) of 80,000,000:1 and 250cd/m² brightness, MX279H augments display contrast and sharpness by adjusting backlighting luminance to achieve the deepest blacks and brightest whites for truly lifelike visuals.
  • newegg QuickFit Virtual Scale for true what you see is what you get ASUS includes its exclusive QuickFit Virtual Scale feature with the MX279H, allowing you to preview photos and documents on-screen in their actual size prior to printing. It can be activated via a monitor hotkey, and serves as a highly useful guide to accurately view and edit photos in their native size.
  • newegg Premium Immersive Audio The Designo MX279H features ASUS SonicMaster technology – which was co-developed by the ASUS Golden Ear team and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower. This ASUS-exclusive audio technology combines advanced hardware and software to refine every acoustic detail in pristine quality to deliver crystal clear, true-to-life surround sound — reproducing richer and more distinct vocals at a wider frequency range and louder volumes.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 2/10/2016 4:37:06 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointed for Now

Pros: Will update after Asus fixes my monitor.

Cons: - Not a year has passed since I purchased this monitor and it is already having horizontal line noise in the lower third of the screen.
- I did nothing out of the ordinary, all I did was turn the monitor on as I started up my computer.
- A point of information: I am a system builder and I take proper precautions in protecting my devices through surge protectors and back up batteries.

Other Thoughts: I want to recommend this monitor but I am holding off to see what my experience will be when I send it in for RMA.
I have read the reviews about the customer service of Asus. I am hoping my experience won't as what I have read. I know things happen to electronics is just a fact but the difference is how the customer service deal with the problem.
I will update my review after I have dealt with the customer service.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Hello, I would like to thank you for taking your time in writing this review. We certainly value your feedback. It is unfortunate that not even a year has passed and you're already having horizontal lines on your screen. Sorry for the inconvenience this caused you. It looks like you are planning to send it in for an RMA. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at and I will help you to the best of my abilities. I am here to assist our customers with our products and dedicated in bringing a resolution to all issues that they may come across. Your case for reference is N160239765

Thanks for choosing ASUS

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  • Dennis D.
  • 1/1/2016 1:22:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat monitor for the price!

Pros: - Nice design
- Clear picture

Cons: - First one I received had a dead spot in the backlight, but Newegg promptly replaced it and the second one is perfect.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/25/2015 12:48:48 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI own multiple units of this model and the latest version (new features in menu) .. audio is horrible.

Pros: Good specs, good picture.

Cons: The audio sounds terrible compared to my other (4 units) 1.5 year old models. The dialog is extremely low (high frequency issues w/ monitor) and the bass (low end frequency) seems overexagerated. Using the headphone out represent the same issue on power speakers or headphones.

Again I own 4 of these monitors and the latest one, newest firmware, I purchased a couple of weeks ago sounds really bad.

Other Thoughts: I will look into LG monitors. I read another review where the consumer said the speakers sound blown out and I have to agree. I hope Asus isn't selling refurbished units as new.

Note: This is not my first purchase of an Asus MX279h.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for taking your time in writing this review. We certainly value your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with your monitor's audio and the inconvenience this caused you. If you believe your speakers that are defective, you can submit an RMA at ASUS offers 2 to 3 year warranty on our monitors depending on the problem. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at and I will help you to the best of my abilities. I am here to assist our customers with our products and dedicated in bringing a resolution to all issues that they may come across. Your case for reference is N151290595

Thanks for choosing ASUS

ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • John O.
  • 9/10/2015 2:45:11 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThinking about getting a 2nd one

Pros: Beautiful crisp IPS display
Great sound, for in-monitor speakers
Simple plug and play
Sharp styling, thin and looks great

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Bought this for my office where we don't play computer games but we do run CAD/CAM like AutoCAD and REVIT where the IPS does seem to make things easier on the eyes. We also write, edit and otherwise produce a lot of documents. We occasionally watch streaming video and it does that without problems as well.

For the price (which has come down) this has been a great monitor which has run perfectly (knock wood) since I first powered it up.

And since this is in my office where people can see it, I appreciate the sharp contemporary styling.
I have been thinking of getting another one while they're still in the channel to make a nice dual-monitor setup.
For the person who said it was too bright, note that there are several settings such as dynamic, reading, night, and so on that will let you pick the mode that your eyes like best.

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  • Kevin J.
  • 8/24/2015 2:46:40 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat monitor, but not perfect.

Pros: * No dead pixels and no major light bleeding
* Great color and contract
* Not bad for casual gaming and great for movies
* Great for photo, video, and graphical renders
* Buttons are smooth and awesome, and the setting menus are pretty straightforward

Cons: * Not ideal for fast paced gaming such as competitive fps games but this is a no brainier.

* Although it is amazing for graphics, photo, and video editing, if you are using this professionally I recommend getting a display color calibrator for color accuracy.

* Although ghosting is super duper rare to notice in games and videos, there is some noticeable ghosting for other things. Most noticeable is using a browser between white space and bright colors, there is some ghosting when scrolling. Nothing to ruin my experience though.

Other Thoughts: All in all I do love this monitor despite some short comings and it provides me a great viewing experience. Good job Asus!

P.S. There is a lot of things I did not add to the pros due to it being mostly standard on IPS monitors.

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  • Jamie T.
  • 8/13/2015 7:02:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsOne Sleek 27"

Pros: - Fantastic color
- Sleek design witch i absolutely love
- Does only have VGA and HDMI ports on the back

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/11/2015 1:26:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsIt was a great run, I mean, a very short run.

Pros: -Great color
-Gorgeous Picture
-A lot of great options
-Slim, sleek look

Cons: So, I've had this monitor for about four months now, and everything was going great, until occasionally playing youtube videos would cause the screen to turn into a jumbled mess of several different colored thin lines that flicker about the screen until I either press every key on my keyboard and click everywhere in order to hopefully fix it, or I restart the computer. Tonight it no longer worked properly, the screen would flicker very slightly, which isn't noticeable on solid colors or from far away, but from normal browsing distance on videos especially it would be very noticeable and likely to give someone a seizure in some cases (I almost had epilepsy from this event, that is not over-exaggerating, I really had to lay down and rest my head for a bit.) I started fearing that my GPU was dying or overheating, but then I tried running the monitor with my PS3, in the second HDMI slot, and sure enough it had the same slight flicker effect. It's been four months and this monitor has been used on average 9 hours a day. I have a second monitor, an eMachines one from around 2005, yes, TEN YEARS AGO, that has been used every day since I bought it in 2005 for at least 5-10 hours and still works perfectly, and it was $99.

Other Thoughts: This monitor is great, but not $250, save up a bit longer and get something that isn't built so poorly.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I want to thank you for posting this review and we are sorry to hear your experience with the monitor. On behalf of ASUS we apologize for any inconvenience this issue has caused you. Let me assist you, have you tried using different cables to check if the issue will still exist? please try also to disconnect and then reconnect the monitor video cable from the back of the monitor to try to fix the issue.

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at and put case #N150833740 in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • JD M.
  • 8/10/2015 11:00:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Gaming/Art Monitor on the market!

Pros: -Beautiful Color quality
-Bezel less, Stainless steel look, overall very great build quality.
-Comes with a HDMI to DVI Cable for those who don't have HDMI cables or port on their GPU.
-Dark room mode! (last IPS didn't... I'am forever blind) as well as color enhancing modes that are neat to set... normally I'd set this up in Nvidia Control panel but it would appear that that was not necessary.
-Some weird Paper scale overlay?... not sure but it seems neat to use!

Cons: -No DVI Port, only 2 HDMI and VGA... Doesn't come with a HDMI Cable, I had one in preparation for this product so no eggs off.

Other Thoughts: Hands down, best monitor I have ever own... full 1080p @ 60Hz.... Perfect for Gaming and Digital artwork... This IPS monitor and a Graphic tablet reinvents the entire hobby... trust me! Do Purchase an HDMI Cord though... for a desktop, decent a 4'-6' cable shouldn't be too much... I haven't used the DVI-HDMI Cable... but I never had luck with conversion cables in the first place.

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  • Kevin J.
  • 7/12/2015 1:08:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Monitor

Pros: Great picture and color. Thin bezel, could be thinner, but makes this monitor fairly decent for multi-display setups. Having the buttons on the bottom of the screen also helps. A lot of complaints have been about the touch sensitive buttons, I've never had an issue with them and i find them sleeker than push buttons.

Cons: No back-mount, but I knew this when i bought it as it's not necessary for me. If you wanted this back-mounted you'll have to create something yourself.

Other Thoughts: Overall great monitor. I have always been pleased with ASUS products.

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  • Colin D.
  • 6/30/2015 5:33:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Monitor

Pros: The color on this is great, with various modes depending on how you like your displays. Looks beautiful overall, very nice design. I use this as my main monitor for my pc and play my PS4 on it also.

Cons: I hate the heat sensor buttons. If you are in the dark and cannot see exactly where the buttons are, get ready for a lot random button presses you did not intend on. At one point I turned on some editing feature and had some boxes locked on my screen for a couple hours until I figured out what I did....

Other Thoughts: Overall I love this monitor, just wish they would do away with the heat sensor buttons....not very many people like them anyway.

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