ASUS Gaming Monitor

Last updated date: May 8, 2019

DWYM Score
8.3

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We looked at the top 1 Gaming Monitors and dug through the reviews from 8 of the most popular review sites including Trusted Reviews, Tech Spot, Tom's Hardware, New York Times Wirecutter, PC Magazine, iControl Pad, Monitor Nerds, Hot Hardware and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Gaming Monitor you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 80 expert reviews, the ASUS ASUS Gaming Monitor placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.6
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.3
531 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The most important feature on this screen is AMD FreeSync. It’s designed to eliminate the visual tears and stutters that can occur when a monitor’s refresh rate is out of sync with a graphics card’s frame rate. It works by matching the refresh rate of the monitor to the frame rate of the graphics card, which means smoother gaming no matter the speed at which a title is running.
- Trusted Reviews
October 4, 2016 | Full review
High quality IPS panel
- Tech Spot
Superior off-axis image quality to typical IPS screens
- Tom's Hardware
August 25, 2015 | Full review
Its stand is incredibly sturdy—borderline oversized, which at least helps the monitor feel anchored to your desk.
- New York Times Wirecutter
The Asus MG279Q ($599) is a 27-inch gaming monitor that combines AMD's FreeSync anti-tearing technology and a 144Hz refresh rate to provide ultra-smooth gaming action.
- PC Magazine
January 22, 2016 | Full review
The screen uses an IPS panel with a refresh rate of 144Hz and uses AMD FreeSync. This screen is our top pick for AMD FreeSync fans that need a high quality fast, low input lag, IPS gaming display.
- iControl Pad
With Ultra Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free technology, gaming marathons remain comfortable for your eyes. The EyeCare is basically a name given to the implementation of a lot of different features that serve the same purpose – reducing eye fatigue and protecting it from the harmful spectrum of emitted light.
- Monitor Nerds
September 12, 2016 | Full review
This display hits a plethora of high notes; it supports Adaptive-Sync / FreeSync, is highly adjustable and tweakable, it has plenty of inputs, a nice IPS panel, and supports up to a 144Hz refresh rate.
- Hot Hardware
What experts didn't like
A little more expensive than the competition
- Trusted Reviews
October 4, 2016 | Full review
Not as spectacular as a superside of 4K screen
- Tech Spot
90Hz limit on FreeSync
- Tom's Hardware
August 25, 2015 | Full review
The monitor’s built-in speakers are terrible, like most monitor speakers, but they’re convenient when you need them.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Color accuracy is a bit off, but not to the point where the picture appears oversaturated.
- PC Magazine
January 22, 2016 | Full review
Might experience a slight backlight bleed.
- iControl Pad
The speakers are a bit tiny and not the best we have seen on a gaming monitor
- Monitor Nerds
September 12, 2016 | Full review
Though somewhat pricey at about $579 currently
- Hot Hardware

From The Manufacturer

The 27" WQHD Wide Viewing Angle MG279Q Gaming Monitor offers a 144Hz refresh rate and Adaptive Sync (FreeSync) technology for seamless visuals and smooth gameplay. MG279Q has IPS Technology, ASUS-exclusive Ultra-Low Blue Light, Flicker-Free, GamePlus, and GameVisual technologies, as well as its Ergonomic design, provide a comfortable gaming experience.

Overall Product Rankings

1. ASUS ROG Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 6
2. ASUS ROG G-Sync Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 8
3. LG UltraWide Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 9
4. Sceptre Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 5
5. ASUS Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 8
6. ViewSonic Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 8
7. Dell Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 8
8. Acer Predator Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 6
9. BenQ Freesync Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 10
10. ViewSonic Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 4

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