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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
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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.

Learn more about the ASUS MX279H

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
MX279H
Cabinet Color
Silver / Black

Display

Screen Size
27"
LED Backlight
Yes
Widescreen
Yes
Recommended Resolution
1920 x 1080
Viewing Angle
178°(H) / 178°(V)
Pixel Pitch
0.311mm
Display Colors
16.7 Million
Brightness
250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio
80,000,000:1
Response Time
5ms (GTG)
Panel
IPS

Connectivity

Input Video Compatibility
Analog RGB, Digital
Connectors
D-Sub, HDMI
D-Sub
1
DVI
No
HDMI
2
DisplayPort
No

Power

Complies with
ENERGY STAR
Power Supply
100 - 240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
Power Consumption(Typical):<37W
Power Saving Mode:<0.5W
Power Off Mode:<0.5W

Convenience

Regulatory Approvals
BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, C-Tick, ErP, FCC, Gost-R, J-MOSS, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL (Windows 8, Windows 7)
Stand Adjustments
Tilt
Built-in Speakers
Yes
HDCP Support
Yes
Features
Full HD AH-IPS LED display with 178 degrees wide-view angle in frameless design for edge-to-edge brilliance

ASUS SonicMaster Technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower for premium immersive audio

Featuring dual HDMI ports for multi device connections

Good Design Award Winner for its ultra-slim, ergonomic design with sturdy sundial-inspired stand

Packaging

Package Contents
VGA cable
Audio cable
Power cord
Power adapter
Quick start guide
HDMI-to-DVI cable
Warranty Card

Dimensions

Dimensions
24.51" x 17.37" x 8.87" with stand
Weight
11.46 lbs.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Antonio M.
  • 4/5/2014 7:51:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS Monitor

Pros: Great resolution at a reasonable price. Not a graphics person or gamer, but I don't believe you can go wrong with this monitor for any use.

Cons: None I can think of.

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  • Kyle D.
  • 2/14/2014 8:03:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat monitor

Pros: Very bright display with a lot of options to dial it in the way you want it to look!

Great picture quality for gaming! Been playing quite a few different games on this including WoW, SWTOR, Defiance, War Thunder and The Secret World. The games all look amazing on this monitor.

Cons: I had some issues trying to get the picture to take up the entire screen with Win 8.1 Pro 64bit. I did end up having to download the AMD Catalyst Control Center and adjust the scaling options to get it to fill the entire panel. Was a bit of a pain to figure out though.

The manual really offers no direction. The online manual is much better.

Other Thoughts: I have owned the monitor less than a week but am very impressed with the quality so far. I was not sure if I would like this monitor, but then I saw it on display locally and decided that I wanted to try it out. I am glad that I picked it up as part of my new gaming build.

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  • Hong C.
  • 2/4/2014 6:51:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsGood monitor but has some flaws

Pros: Great image quality, overall design is very modern, sleek, looks great. Has 2 HDMI ports, 1 VGA, Aux-in, Headphone jack.

Cons: B&O branded speakers are awful, you can barely hear anything out of them at 100%, I used this on my xbox one to watch tv, little bit of netflix etc. The speakers are so bad that my 15in macbook pro is louder.
Second is the DVI-HDMI. Most people connect their monitor from the computer with DVI, and usually use the supplied audio cable for sound like listening to youtube and itunes while working. Nope, no sound since HDMI ports automatically disables aux-in. WHAT?!?! such a design flaw, there is no option to enable aux-in using HDMI.

Other Thoughts: Just get this straight up as a monitor, don't try anything fancy.

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  • chang L.
  • 12/19/2013 5:28:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsno longer a fan boy

Pros: I own arrays of asus products as I am a big asus fan. Never had any issues with any of there products till I came across this particular monitor.

When it was working as intended it did what it suppose to do. Sleek looking monitor with vivid contrast with bright colors. I was quite satisfied with the purchase. Then few months later monitor itself started to act strange. It wouldn't go to standby mode, power would just turn off by itself, and grid function kept popping out for some weird reason. So after speaking with the customer service they told me that I may have received the defective product and RMA it. This is where the bigger problem lies. Upon receiving the package, less than 24 hours for the repair, I get tracking number stating the monitor is being shipped back to me. So i contacted the customer service again, and asked if the repair dept. was able to identify fix and test the product in less than 24 hours and they couldn't give me a confirmation if my monitor was repaired or not, and they told me to re-ship the monitor back to them when I receive it.

Do Asus think if they receive the lemon and send the lemon back we won't know it's a lemon???? Frankly as much as I love the asus product, and loved this monitor when it was working, this whole ordeal is appalling, and insulting as a fan and a loyal customer. I would stay away from this product and perhaps other range of asus product as well.

Cons: When it was working as intended it did what it suppose to do. Sleek looking monitor with vivid contrast with bright colors. I was quite satisfied with the purchase. Then few months later monitor itself started to act strange. It wouldn't go to standby mode, power would just turn off by itself, and grid function kept popping out for some weird reason. So after speaking with the customer service they told me that I may have received the defective product and RMA it. This is where the bigger problem lies. Upon receiving the package, less than 24 hours for the repair, I get tracking number stating the monitor is being shipped back to me. So i contacted the customer service again, and asked if the repair dept. was able to identify fix and test the product in less than 24 hours and they couldn't give me a confirmation if my monitor was repaired or not, and they told me to re-ship the monitor back to them when I receive it.

Do Asus think if they receive the lemon and send the lemon back we won't know it's a lemon???? Frankly as much as I love the asus product, and loved this monitor when it was working, this whole ordeal is appalling, and insulting as a fan and a loyal customer. I would stay away from this product and perhaps other range of asus product as well.

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  • Matthew S.
  • 12/16/2013 2:03:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsNo VESA

Pros: beautiful monitor

Cons: No VESA Mount. Seems standard now days... why are we limited to desk mount only on this?

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/1/2013 7:11:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood IPS mon

Pros: - Great color and contrast. Very clear and crispy.
- Slim size, save some space on my desk
- "Frame-less" (or borderless) design, looks modern.

Cons: - No DVI port (and display port). Almost want to take out one egg ....
- "touch" buttons, took some time to get used to and a little bit too sensitive but not too bad.
- Sound of the the built-in speakers is barely 'ok'.
- A little bit pricy (yes, i know it's 27")

Other Thoughts: Have been using it for 6 months, still have no problem so far.

The first 1 I got had 1 dead pixel. I returned it for replacement. Thanks newegg for processing replacement request so quick.

The default setting is too bright, so as in other modes (theater, gaming, RGB ... etc). I managed to adjust the contrast and brightness and color level to low level like 30 something which makes my eyes feel lot more comfortable for long time usage.

Some people complain about the response time. I have no problem at all, no ghosting at all when playing any fps games so far.

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  • Scott W.
  • 11/25/2013 8:24:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Clean, elegant design. It looks more expensive, feels more solid than most of the monitors I was comparing it to. The screen is matte, non-glaring which is a nice change for me. It can get VERY bright so I keep it turned down to about 70% brightness at the highest to suit my needs.
There are a slew of settings that can be adjusted to suit your preferences.

Cons: I was expecting more clear, full sound from the unit. It can reach loud volumes without typical distortions but no matter the volume it always has a somewhat hollow, overly bass/mid range resonating sound to it. I've updated drivers on my soundcard and tweaked the settings to make it sound as good as I can. I finally decided I need separate speakers to enjoy music the way I want to hear it.

Also there is a strange fuzzy crackling noise that comes from the monitor at times when I use the mouse to scroll or re-size windows. It's not terribly loud but it's noticeable. Maybe that's part of Windows 8.1 I'm not used to, or a shielding issue between the devices. Still, it only happens when scrolling or re-sizing windows... weird.

The settings menu and adjustment buttons feel quite unatural and can be confusing at first... I'm getting better with them but still feels overly sensitive with no physical response to let you know you've pressed something.

Other Thoughts: I got this monitor on sale ($65 off msrp) which was still a bit over my set price point. I figured better components usually have longer lasting appeal and balance out the expense in the long run.

Also I had to set the screen on my video card settings to fill the entire usable space, it left an inch or so all around on automatic detection settings. Even when filled to max capacity there is a 1/2 inch black border from the actual edge, which is fine for me. Although it would look really cool if that was even smaller or closer to non-existent. I'm sure it serves it's structure purposes.

All in all it's a good monitor, almost worthy of it's price. If it was $300- $280 to begin with I would give it 5 eggs.

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  • Alexandre B.
  • 11/21/2013 9:43:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat monitor !

Pros: I was looking for a monitor to plug with the PS4. I had heard of MX279H. Since I have it, I fell in love with. The colors are very bright, no dead pixel and product quality in general is excellent. For FPS games, a monitor is the best thing a player can get. You can buy it. I highly recommend it.

Cons: The only fault I find is that there is only one screw to hold the screen in place, but it seems solid. Otherwise, everything is perfect.

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend it ! Trust me

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  • Zikeria H.
  • 11/19/2013 12:35:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Stunning design
Have computer (dvi to HDMI) , ps3 (HDMI) , and 360 (VGA) connected all at once.
nice speakers...pretty dang nice!
ASUS splendid is a great feature!

Cons: Stand looks great but takes up a little too much space.
I feel like, even if I spent $50 less on another IPS 27" monitor, the picture quality would be the same.
It is a bit pricey.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this monitor if you have the money, otherwise, you can get pretty much the same product for $40-$50 less....

Also, AMD catalyst control center detected this monitor and underscanned it.... I had to go into the control center and set the overscan at 0 to fix the picture.

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  • Tim S.
  • 11/12/2013 1:22:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBought 3, 1 of them has a full line of dead pixels

Pros: I bought 3 of these monitors. The image quality is amazing! Unfortunately, one monitor has a FULL LINE OF DEAD PIXELS from top to bottom.

One star until this is resolved.

Cons: As mentioned above, I bought 3 of these monitors. Two of them work perfect. One of them has a full line of dead pixels, from the top to the bottom.

The dead pixels show up randomly and will go away if you slightly tap the monitor, only to randomly return.

ASUS - Please help me by contacting me to fix this!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear PCGamerMeeeee,

Please take a picture of your screen that has the issue and send it to me. My email is at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#3147588 in the subject line. Please provide me the serial# of this unit. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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