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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.

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


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  • Anonymous
  • 1/23/2015 12:26:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsYes and NO, but merely so so

Pros: Color depth is amazing while having very little bleeding. Very thin bezel, but I'd still not recommend it for a multi monitor setup side to side. Extremely bright (also a con though) mine had no dead pixels and I've owned it 11 months. I didn't buy it from newegg, it was in a local box store, and it being ASUS, I figured it must be good.

Cons: Every setting is so bright!! It reminds me of the dynamic mode on newer TVs. I dislike that a lot! Things just don't look right. Do NOT bother trying to read text. By far the worst monitor I've ever owned when it comes to the text. Not only are they blurry, but you can see colors surrounding the black text. It really just looks horrible. No display port, and it didn't say that on the box. Nobody at the store knew if it had one either. If I hadn't been called out of town for 3 weeks after I bought the monitor I would have returned it. Unless you want really bright colors, and just an overly bright display in general I'd steer clear of this one. Unless you like gaming with sunglasses on. (I actually may try this now just to see if it makes it more tolerable)

Other Thoughts: Overall I'd not recommend this monitor to my clients, or friends. I am amazed ASUS released such a poor quality piece of equipment. I'm usually completely satisfied with ASUS. This one fell far from the tree. Then fell in a hole where the floor gave out, and fell some more.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear DrunkenHammer,

I am sorry to read that you are not completely satisfied with your purchase of the ASUS MX279H monitor. Have you considered calibrating your graphics cards settings to help with the contrast of the LCD's color hues? You may also manually adjust the settings to your preference as well if you do not like any of the preset modes that came with the LCD. Below is a suggestion that may also try:

Monitor settings:Brightness 54% Contrast 80% Saturation 50%
nVidia settings: Brightness 58% Contrast 43% Hue 180 degrees Saturation 54%

In regards to the blurry text you are seeing, check the screen resolution and set it at the maximum native resolution. Or, you may got into your control panel settings select the Display select Adjust Clear Type Text, and then follow the on screen instructions. If you would like to discuss this mater further, you may also email me at cl-jolene@asus.com with reference case number N150194492​.

Thank you for being a loyal ASUS customer!

Best regards,
Jolene
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Sabin T.
  • 1/7/2015 9:59:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: - Thin bezel
- Picture is very clear
- A good monitor for a multi display setup

Cons: - none

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/5/2015 5:26:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggscheck your video card color settings before adjusting monitor settings.

Pros: good viewing angles, nice colors without being too bright. Fiar price for mid level monitor.

Cons: None. Sure it does not have a dvi or display port, but I was aware of what I was purchasing.

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  • Casey P.
  • 12/31/2014 4:16:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGreat...until it dies

Pros: Beautiful and elegant monitor...until it crapped out.

Cons: 3 months and 1 day after purchase, the monitor started to flicker uncontrollably - like a fluorescent light with a bad ballast. Doesn't matter which input I use, which computer I connect to, or which wall outlet it's connected to. So now I get to start the process of trying to return something for which I no longer have the box for (and will likely be forced to ship it back on my dime). Thankfully I still have the receipt.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry for the defective issues that have developed on your ASUS LCD. Feel free to email me at cl-jolene@asus.com with case number N150117823 . I would be more than happy to discuss the RMA options I have for you utilizing your manufactures warranty. Please also include a copy of your invoice and the serial number of your LCD in the email.

Thank you for being a loyal ASUS customer!

Best regards,
Jolene
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Sean C.
  • 12/29/2014 3:03:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat until it dies

Pros: Great image. Great monitor. Then it dies.

Cons: Monitor died in just over a month. It suddenly started to flicker horribly and then appeared to have a burned in image while flickering. I have dual monitor setup, and the other monitor is fine (Samsung, which is 5 years old by the way).

Other Thoughts: I am in the process of RMAing this monitor, which will cost me shipping and handling, plus packaging to send it out. Then of course I must wait 7-10 business day, in which I will receive a refurbished monitor instead of a brand new one I just paid for.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I do apologize for the unfortunate cause of events you have had with your newly purchased ASUS monitor. Did you submit a RMA through Newegg or ASUS? If you submitted it through ASUS, feel free to email me at anytime with your RMA number. Please be sure to also include this case number N141296786 in the subject line of your email as well. If you ever have any inquires or questions regarding your ASUS product, I am just an email away.

Thank you for being a loyal ASUS customer!

Best regards,
Jolene
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Keith P.
  • 12/28/2014 9:16:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggspretty darned decent

Pros: IPS screen, minimal bezel, DVI-to-HDMI cable in the box, speakers in case you want them.

Cons: No VESA wall/arm mounting holes, and a silver bottom-edge bezel; this defeats most of the good points about the mostly bezel-free design. No DVI in port, no HDMI-to-HDMI cable in the box. Control buttons trigger on contact, not on push, so feeling for the button you want means you've touched several neighboring buttons you didn't mean to.

Other Thoughts: 27" monitor with all the features specified, and as little else as possible (tilt-only stand, no mounting options, no USB hub, power supply is a separate box), to keep the price down. Bought it locally so I could return it easily should it not work out, but it looks fine so far. Big Box had it in the gaming section only, not with the rest of the monitors.

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  • nelson r.
  • 12/27/2014 2:53:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSuperb Asus Monitor

Pros: I like the design of this 27in. Monitor. This one is a upgrade from my Asus 22in monitor. The picture has superb color and Monitor looks very professional on my desk. I like the solid stand. I used this monitor about 7 months so far with no problems. I use the default settings and had to adjust my screen size from 24 to 26 3/4in. This is the largest and best Monitor I ever owned.

Cons: My video card with adjust the screen to 26 3/4in. or smaller. Don't move monitor when it's on. I did it one time to check the model number. The monitor turned off. I had to reboot the computer. Then I checked all connections, were fine. I had to wait about 3 minutes before it turned back on.

Other Thoughts: I have to be careful with these new age monitors. The old crt monitors can take a bump or a drop on floor. I don't think this monitor would take any drops or good bumps with out breaking. I recommend this monitor if you don't need to wall mount it. I still use my Asus vs228h-p.

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  • Andrew P.
  • 11/30/2014 7:17:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAmazing Display, Annoying Interface

Pros: The image quality and color depth is amazing, and stays vivid at every comfortable viewing angle. It has several preset color modes and a solid set of options for tuning the display just how you want it. The included HDMI-to-DVI adapter was nice too since my video card only has DVI connectors. Recommend it to anyone who values image quality over refresh rate.

Cons: The menu buttons are small, touch-sensitive and placed on the underside of the bottom bevel, all of which makes it annoyingly easy to hit the wrong button by accident.

The 0.8mm bezel is not much thinner than most newer monitors these days. If you plan on do a dual-monitor setup you will still have a noticeable gap between screens. Listing this as a con because they market it as an "edge-to-edge frameless screen" and it's not.

Other Thoughts: I haven't used the built-in speakers so I can't comment on them. Two things I'd like to note though:

1) This is a desktop model and isn't designed to go on a wall or a stand, so it has no mount points.

2) Be aware this monitor uses an IPS screen that essentially sacrifices refresh rate (it's only 60Hz) for more vivid colors. 95% of the time I don't notice it, but the low refresh rate can cause tearing in some videos or games that don't let you adjust the FPS. If you want something faster, look for a TN monitor with a 1-2ms GTG. They are the most likely to have the 120Hz and 144Hz refresh rates.

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  • Jacob M.
  • 10/6/2014 11:17:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsExceptional monitor

Pros: - Beautiful image with vivid color and contrast
- Aesthetically pleasing nearly frameless monitor
- Absolutely wonderful minimalist design in a nice cool silver color
- Some don't like it, but I really enjoyed the push-free buttons! It even senses how much pressure you exert on a button and will either go one-by-one or very quickly to your desired numeral setting.

Just an all around tasteful monitor with classic appeal and the chops to impress anyone.

Cons: ok SO this monitor is incredibly fragile. I have found this out the hard way, unfortunately. I hate to list this as a con, but I am honestly so surprised that my monitor has gone from receiving a small fissure (hit something when being stored for renovations in my home) in the picture to losing picture in one hdmi input, and to now losing all hdmi input picture across both inputs. All trainwrecking over the course of 24 hours.

Oh and of course there's no VESA which I thought was a bit odd, but was not a necessity for me, but may be for you.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I would recommend this monitor due to it's great picture and tasteful design. I broke my own monitor, but I am really upset that the whole thing has just gone haywire over 24 hours.. How does one crack lead to BOTH hdmi inputs failing? Unacceptable. Basically, I recommend you be extremely careful with this monitor, but I mean why wouldn't you??

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  • Anthony M.
  • 8/22/2014 4:13:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good.

Pros: Solid monitor, great picture, solid build, solid base, good response time.

Speakers are about on or just below par with my Thunderbolt display. It's just kinda, there. However, sound is not why I bought the monitor.

Cons: Does not come with an HDMI->HDML. It comes with a HDMI->DVI, but not a plain cable. Just a heads up.

Other Thoughts: Bought this for my new gaming rig I built, no issues, no dead pixels. I don't see what people are saying about the control panel buttons being too sensitive. It's perfectly fine, people complain far too much.

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