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ASUS VN279Q Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight Ultra Wide View Monitor 300 cd/m2 100000000:1 Built-in Speakers

  • 1920 x 1080 5ms
  • 100000000:1
  • D-Sub, HDMI, DisplayPort
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Janet a.
  • 3/25/2015 8:55:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat but be careful

Pros: Great Screen size for a 1080

Very Sharp for its pixel density, If you aren't looking for it you wont notice it.

Different settings and some what easy enough menu.

Different Inputs with an input button.

Sturdy compared to my Samsung monitor I traded in for 2 of these. They have a heavy metal stand, great to keep still and they look nice. Unlike my Samsung that was plastic.

Thin bezel is under half an inch just about all around, bottom bezel is just a smig over and 1/2.

Nice rear end look. Great if not against a wall since it hides all the connections and has a nice look.

Comes with speakers as a little bonus. ( dont think of using them as a primary tho)

No bleeding issues or dead pixels on both the monitors I bought. ( there was an issue tho. See Cons )

Great Prize for what they are.

They basically come with almost any connection youll need. They came with (inbox)

Great for games I play, no issues what so ever.

Power connectors are straight so they don't get in the way of each other when using a power strip.

Cons: RMA Issues as many have said. I bought 2 monitors and 1 was fine and the other had an issue with black level. Newegg RMA took care of it and now I wait for the replacement.

Small tilt to the right but if you aren't purchasing more than 1 and placing it as a dual or more set up, you wont notice it. Also if you're thinking of using a vesa stand you'll be fine.

Speakers are just horrible, I tested them and Oh My they are horrible. They get the job done if you don't really care for audio at all. These are more of a small perk more than anything since I didn't expect speakers.

When I shut off my PC the monitors give off a blue screen before shutting down, not really an issue, but it messes with me sometimes when I forget. Also when starting up the monitors start up at different times.

Other Thoughts: DONT REBATE BEFORE YOU TEST YOUR MONITOR. Newegg will honor your rebate even if your RMA is still being looked at past the rebate deadline.

Over all if you're looking for a good budget monitor, this is it. Just make sure you have time to deal with RMA if you have to. Test the monitor the moment you get it. This is what I like using.( ) Just let Newegg know through chat or phone and they'll send you a label to slap on and send off to the. No charge just time consuming. My RMA took 2 weeks roughly for them to receive, accept, and ship my replacement. But i live only 200 miles away from their warehouse. I tried to get the label by my self and almost paid for it so just get on the chat with newegg and they'll take care of you.

This bezel makes it so that my webcam gets in the way of the screen just slightly . I've gotten used to it now.

As far as the image quality, you'll basically have to test them to make sure they are up to par with what you want.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/21/2015 8:33:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS monitor

Pros: This is nice. It is my first ASUS monitor and it is performing very well.

Cons: The only thing that I did not like is the DVI port. The quality of the picture was not good, could not get it to look right. But on the HDMI port wow, yes a big difference in picture quality. Did not try the RGB port but it works great to.

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  • Jason H.
  • 3/16/2015 12:14:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic AMVA goodness!

Pros: * Excellent 3 year warranty
* Super thin bezels
* Amazing black levels
* Solid color reproduction
* VESA mount
* Multiple inputs
* Great viewing angles

Cons: * Stand is a bit wobbly
* No DVI input

Other Thoughts: I bought the ASUS VN279Q to replace my old Dell 2407WFP which had served me well. First thing I noticed immediately is that the VA panel on the ASUS had excellent black levels, great viewing angles and almost no color shifting. I found that the STANDARD OSD setting with some slight adjustments made for a very pleasant picture. At first text looked pretty bad, but turning Vivid Pixel to 0 softened the text so it no longer looked like a pixelated mess. I imagine on a smaller panel that feature may be helpful but as it stands, 1080p on a 27" panel has a pretty low ppi.

Gaming has been a joy on the Asus. I have noticed no ghosting or significant input lag. Just avoid the GAME setting in the OSD as it looks horrible. Movies look excellent and thanks to such awesome black levels, it really is a much better experience than the sometimes greyish blacks you will often see on a TN or even IPS panel.

The stand does leave something to be desired, it is a little wobbly and is limited to tilt only. However the monitor does have a VESA mount and is priced appropriately as monitors with better featured stands typically cost a bit more

I like the fact that the monitor has 3 inputs, however I wish it traded the VGA for DVI. But at least Asus included a DVI to HDMI cable which also passes audio. Speaking of audio, do not expect great things from the speakers, which I will not use anyway, but they honestly do not sound very good. So if you care about monitor speakers, they could be a deterrent, I myself do not care.

Overall I am pleased with this purchase. It was on sale for around $200 at the time of purchase. At that price there is nothing for me that would warrant dragging it's score below a 5 egg.

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  • Rebeca P.
  • 3/2/2015 7:11:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful

Pros: HUGE, very crisp, vivid colors, slim bezel, nice removable panel on the back to make plugging in cords easy, no dead pixels

Cons: Did have trouble reading one item that was highlighted against a grey background, however I have had no problems with any other highlighted text. Speakers are not great (listening to a TV show on Netflix with the volume all the way up just barely makes it audible).

Other Thoughts: Seriously, this monitor is great. I couldn't be happier with it, it's beautiful. Don't let the small highlighting issue deter you. I have only encountered that when highlighting something in light grey against a dark grey background. It's a lovely monitor and in my opinion worth every penny.

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  • Abdol H.
  • 2/28/2015 3:40:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt my second of the same I bought.

Pros: It is beautiful and has a very good ratio. The lines around the screen narrow enough.

Cons: May be later on they make it with out the ring around the monitor.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/26/2015 10:47:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot too shabby

Pros: Very bright colors. (Can get even brighter than the standard mode by editing via OSD.)

Very thin frame on the monitor.

The base of the monitor is pretty small so I didn't have any trouble fitting this on my desk.

Quite decent OSD settings.

Removable back panel for easier access to connect cables. Also comes with quite a few cables of various connection type.

Cons: The VividPixel setting under the Image tab in the OSD was causing my overall picture quality to be degraded. By turning off the VividPixel setting (0 value) I was able to get a very nice picture.

The VividPixel setting seems to be a sort of sharpness setting. I found the default setting too high even though it was only one tick from a setting of zero.

The pixel density (I think) on this monitor leaves something to be desired, but still a great picture quality for the price.

It seems like most of the hardware (?) of this monitor is inside near the bottom of the frame, so that area of the monitor gets quite warm.

Other Thoughts: I am probably going to order another 2 of these next Friday as long the sale holds up.

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  • Justin R.
  • 2/9/2015 10:47:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimply STELLAR!

Pros: A stunning display with excellent features. A HUGE upgrade to my 4 Monitor setup! No issues with the display right out of the box.

Cons: One would think an HDMI cable would also be included instead of the HDMI to DVI converting cable.

Other Thoughts: Vouching an earlier review; There are several settings in the monitors menu that can be adjusted appropriately to reach a number of desired results per user. This may fix some of the issues that other reviews are claiming

Manufacturer Response:

Dear JR,

We appreciate your time posting this review and we want to thank you for it. Its good to know that your satisfied with the product. For further assistance please email me at and put case # N150233760 in the subject for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Brad B.
  • 2/8/2015 9:50:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Monitor

Pros: This monitor is one of the best monitors I've ever seen, It's clarity is amazing and the bezel super tiny you cant even tell it's there. QUALITY PRODUCT. A+

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: First off the people who write bad reviews about a monitor having issues that ordered from online need to realize damage was probably from transit.

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  • steven w.
  • 1/11/2015 4:42:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing for triple monitors.

Pros: these monitors look great with thin bezel, i have 3 running off a single GTX 660TI, Color is great, games look amazing

Cons: no cons been a few months and still going strong !

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  • Kenneth C.
  • 12/9/2014 4:20:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointment again and again

Pros: None

Cons: Never buying ASUS again. I bought the same monitor last year and it was decent. I purchased another one last week and then one more 2 days ago because I wanted to see if it was a defective unit or not. Both monitors were YELLOW TINT. BEWARE...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Ken C,

Thank you for your purchase of 3 ASUS LCD monitors. I do apologize that the two new monitors you purchased were received with a yellow tint. Have you tried calibrating your settings to see if the tint would go away? You may also try a factory reset on the monitors, or adjusting the settings with your video card. If you would like to discuss this further feel free to email me at with case number N141235306.

Thank you for being a loyal ASUS customer!

Best regards,
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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