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ASUS TUF VG27AQ Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed Nov 26, 2019 at 07:18 am
ASUS TUF VG27AQ Picture
Test Methodology v1.1
8.1
Mixed Usage
8.0
Office
8.5
Gaming
7.9
Multimedia
8.0
Media Creation
7.1
HDR Gaming
Size 27"
Resolution 2560x1440
Max Refresh Rate
165 Hz
LCD Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
FreeSync

The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is an impressive 27 inch, 1440p monitor with outstanding gaming performance. Thanks to its IPS panel, the image remains accurate at an angle, but blacks look gray in a dark room. It delivers a very responsive gaming experience thanks to its remarkably low input lag, while fast-moving content looks crisp with almost no blur. It has a remarkably fast refresh rate that improves the overall appearance of motion and supports the FreeSync variable refresh rate technology. It's bright enough for most rooms and has decent reflection handling. When in HDR, its peak brightness is okay for most HDR games, but unfortunately, the monitor lacks a wide color gamut to display the full richness of colors found in HDR content.

Our Verdict

8.1 Mixed Usage

The VG27AQ is a great monitor for mixed use. This monitor has great resolution and size, a very low input lag, wide viewing angles, and excellent ergonomics. It's a good choice if you often share your screen either for work or for a co-op gaming session, or even for watching multimedia content together with a friend. It's more suitable for an average-lit room as it can't get very bright and can't display deep blacks in a dark room.

See our Mixed Usage recommendations
8.0 Office

The VG27AQ is an impressive monitor for office use. It has great resolution and size and favors multitasking. You can easily share your work with a colleague thanks to the excellent ergonomics. The wide viewing angles ensure that you will both enjoy the same accurate image. It can get fairly bright to fit most rooms, and thanks to the decent reflections, a few more lights shouldn't be an issue.

See our Office recommendations
8.5 Gaming

The VG27AQ is an outstanding monitor for gaming. The input lag is remarkably low and the great resolution and screen real estate allow you to see more details of your gaming arena. Fast-moving content has only minimal blur trail and the excellent refresh rate ensures smooth motion. Finally, the monitor's exceptional ergonomics make it easy to position it comfortably on your desk.

See our Gaming recommendations
7.9 Multimedia

The TUF Gaming VG27AQ is an impressive monitor for consuming multimedia. It can display most content at its native resolution, due to its excellent resolution and large size and thanks to the low input lag the monitor feels very responsive to your actions. It has decent reflection handling and wide viewing angles so you can enjoy a movie with a friend in a room that has a few more lights without issue.

See our Multimedia recommendations
8.0 Media Creation

The VG27AQ is a great monitor for creating media. The large size and great resolution allow you to see more of your work on the screen and the excellent ergonomics make it easy to place the monitor comfortably. The wide viewing angles allow you to collaborate with a colleague sitting next to you, while both enjoying the same accurate image. Finally, you can stay assured of a responsive editing experience due to the monitor's remarkably low input lag.

See our Media Creation recommendations
7.1 HDR Gaming

The TUF Gaming VG27AQ is a decent monitor for playing HDR games. It has a mediocre contrast ratio so blacks in a dark room look more like gray and there's no local dimming feature to improve this. Its HDR brightness is okay for most HDR games but unfortunately, it lacks a wide color gamut to deliver vivid colors in your games. On the upside, the input lag is outstanding and your gaming experience will feel very responsive.

See our HDR Gaming recommendations
  • 8.1 Mixed Usage
  • 8.0 Office
  • 8.5 Gaming
  • 7.9 Multimedia
  • 8.0 Media Creation
  • 7.1 HDR Gaming
Pros
  • Excellent ergonomics.
  • Remarkably low response time.
  • Outstanding low input lag.
Cons
  • Can't display deep blacks in a dark room.
  • Lacks a wide color gamut.
  1. Update 2/4/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.

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27" TUF VG27AQ
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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No
Curve Radius Not Curved
Weight (without stand)
8.6 lbs (3.9 kg)
Weight (with stand)
12.8 lbs (5.8 kg)
Design
Stand
Width
11.1" (28.2 cm)
Depth
8.4" (21.3 cm)

The stand supports the monitor well and prevents most wobble.

8.8
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
5.2" (13.2 cm)
Switch Portrait/Landscape Yes, Both Ways
Swivel Range -60° to 60°
Tilt Range -20° to 5°

The monitor has excellent ergonomics, which allow you to place it in a comfortable position with ease.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 100x100

The back of the monitor is simple and less busy than the larger ASUS TUF VG32VQ. There's no RGB bias-lighting feature and no quick-release on the stand. There's a hole at the base of the stand that helps with cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders
0.4" (1.0 cm)

The monitor's borders are thin and favor a multi-display setup.

Design
Thickness
Thickness (with stand)
5.4" (13.7 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
2.8" (7.1 cm)

The monitor isn't very thick, but like many ASUS monitors, the stand has a backward inclination, so the thickness varies slightly depending on the height of the screen. The reported measurements are taken with the monitor placed at the bottom.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The VG27AQ's build quality is good. It feels slightly cheaper than the ASUS TUF VG32VQ, but is still solid and sturdy. We didn't encounter any issues while testing it.

Picture Quality
6.4
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1247 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The VG27AQ's contrast is mediocre. This means that blacks will look more like gray in a dark room. However, this is expected for an IPS monitor, and in fact, the VG27AQ still performs better than many IPS monitors.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

This monitor doesn't have a local dimming feature. The video is provided for reference only.

7.7
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene
311 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
329 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
329 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
329 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
329 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
328 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
329 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
328 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
329 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
328 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
328 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.000

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ has good SDR peak brightness. It's suitable for most rooms, but might not be able to fight glare in a very bright room. There's no noticeable variation with different content, which is great.

6.3
Picture Quality
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene
329 cd/m²
HDR Peak 2% Window
357 cd/m²
HDR Peak 10% Window
357 cd/m²
HDR Peak 25% Window
357 cd/m²
HDR Peak 50% Window
357 cd/m²
HDR Peak 100% Window
357 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 2% Window
356 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 10% Window
357 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 25% Window
357 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 50% Window
357 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 100% Window
357 cd/m²
HDR ABL
0.000

The TUF Gaming VG27AQ's HDR peak brightness is mediocre. It's bright enough for playing HDR games, but the monitor won't display bright highlights in HDR movies as it should. Once again, there's no brightness variation with different content.

8.1
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
45 °
Color Washout From Right
49 °
Color Shift From Left
51 °
Color Shift From Right
56 °
Brightness Loss From Left
45 °
Brightness Loss From Right
50 °
Black Level Raise From Left
70 °
Black Level Raise From Right
70 °
Gamma Shift From Left
35 °
Gamma Shift From Right
56 °

The TUF Gaming VG27AQ has decent horizontal viewing angles, as expected for a monitor with an IPS panel. This is great if you want to play co-op games or share your work with a colleague, as both of you will enjoy the same accurate image.

7.1
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
33 °
Color Washout From Above
33 °
Color Shift From Below
40 °
Color Shift From Above
42 °
Brightness Loss From Below
37 °
Brightness Loss From Above
37 °
Black Level Raise From Below
70 °
Black Level Raise From Above
70 °
Gamma Shift From Below
33 °
Gamma Shift From Above
34 °

This monitor has great vertical viewing angles. This means that if you sit up close, the image won't have uniformity issues at the top and bottom edges.

8.7
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
2.400 %
50% DSE
0.113 %
5% Std. Dev.
0.268 %
5% DSE
0.053 %

The TUF Gaming VG27AQ has outstanding gray uniformity. The monitor displays a uniform image without distracting clouding or darker spots in both bright and dark scenes.

6.3
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.784 %
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The VG27AQ's black uniformity is mediocre, which means that when you watch very dark scenes in a dark room, you might notice some clouding. This isn't noticeable in normal content. Our unit had one of the best performances we've seen on an IPS monitor. However, this is unit-specific and might not be the case in yours.

7.1
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
Picture Mode
Racing Mode
Luminance
262 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
55
Contrast Setting
80
RGB Controls
Warm
Gamma Setting
N/A
Color Temperature
6137 K
White Balance dE
3.29
Color dE
3.34
Gamma
2.34

The TUF Gaming VG27AQ has decent pre-calibration accuracy. Some people will notice the inaccuracies both in the grays and in some colors. The gamma doesn't follow the target curve closely and as a result, most scenes are darker. The image has a slight red-yellowish tint, which is explained by the warmer color temperature.

9.6
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
Picture Mode
Racing Mode
Luminance
117 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
0
Contrast Setting
80
RGB Controls
89-95-100
Gamma Setting
N/A
Color Temperature
6449 K
White Balance dE
0.43
Color dE
0.69
Gamma
2.18

After calibration, the TUF Gaming VG27AQ monitor has excellent accuracy. Only a few of the remaining inaccuracies can be spotted by the trained eye without the aid of a colorimeter.

You can download our ICC profile calibration here. This is provided for reference only and shouldn't be used, as the calibration values vary per individual unit even for the same model due to manufacturing tolerances.

8.5
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB xy
95.7 %
Adobe RGB xy
74.2 %
sRGB Picture Mode
Racing
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Racing

s.RGB Picture Mode: Racing mode (calibrated)
Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Racing mode

The TUF Gaming VG27AQ has an excellent SDR color gamut that covers most of the common sRGB color space. However, the coverage of the wider Adobe RGB color space, which is mainly used in professional photo editing, is just decent.

8.9
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
96.6 %
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
81.0 %
sRGB Picture Mode
Racing
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Racing

s.RGB Picture Mode: Racing mode
Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Racing mode

The TUF Gaming VG27AQ has excellent SDR color volume. The monitor displays rich, saturated colors in most luminosities. Unfortunately, it can't display dark colors well due to its low contrast ratio. Also, like most LED displays, very bright blues can't be displayed very well, but this shouldn't be very noticeable.

6.3
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
69.8 %
Rec. 2020 xy
56.7 %
DCI P3 Picture Mode
HDR Gaming
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR Gaming

DCI P3 Picture Mode: HDR Gaming
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode: HDR Gaming

The VG27AQ has just a mediocre HDR color gamut, and can't diplay a wide color gamut.

6.2
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
72.2 %
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
52.4 %
DCI P3 Picture Mode
HDR Gaming
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR Gaming

DCI P3 Picture Mode: HDR Gaming
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode: HDR Gaming

The VG27AQ has only a mediocre HDR color volume. It's limited by its color gamut and the low contrast ratio and can't deliver saturated colors or very dark ones.

10
Picture Quality
Image Retention
IR After 0 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 2 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 4 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 6 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 8 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 10 Min Recovery
0.00 %

There are no signs of temporary image retention on our TUF Gaming VG27AQ. However, this can vary between units, so let us know in the discussions below if yours has any such issue.

8.8
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
8 Bit

The VG27AQ's gradient performance is excellent. Although some 8-bit banding is visible, especially in the darker shades, the overall performance is remarkable.

7.7
Picture Quality
Color Bleed
Pixel Row Error
0.001 %
Pixel Column Error
0.458 %

The VG27AQ has some vertical color bleed that you can see in the above photo. Thankfully this isn't very noticeable in normal use. However, it can be distracting if you use the monitor for applications where you regularly encounter patterns like the photo above. In these cases, the color bleed will be visible.

7.3
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.6 %
Indirect Reflections
3.1 %
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.5 %

The TUF Gaming VG27AQ monitor has decent reflection handling. You shouldn't have any issues if your room has a few more lights, but if you place it across a large window then the reflections will become distracting. This performance is similar to the LG 27GL850 and the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD.

7.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Sub-Pixel Layout
RGB
Motion
8.8
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Best Overdrive Setting
80
Rise / Fall Time
4.3 ms
Total Response Time
11.5 ms
Overshoot Error
5.8 %
Dark Rise / Fall Time
4.8 ms
Dark Total Response Time
12.7 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
0.1 %

Trace Free Response Time Chart Motion Blur Photo
0 Chart Photo
20 Chart Photo
40 Chart Photo
60 Chart Photo
80 Chart Photo
100 Chart Photo

The VG27AQ has an exceptional response time that displays fast-moving content with almost no blur trail. You can customize the overdrive level by adjusting the Trace Free setting. We recommend using level '80' as it gives the best combination of response time and little overshoot.

When the VG27AQ's BFI setting, 'ELMB SYNC', is enabled, it isn't possible to adjust the response time.

7.4
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Best Overdrive Setting
0
Rise / Fall Time
8.9 ms
Total Response Time
16.9 ms
Overshoot Error
0 %
Dark Rise / Fall Time
10.7 ms
Dark Total Response Time
17.5 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
0.0 %
10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ has a flicker-free backlight, which is great. It also has an optional black frame insertion feature, and unlike almost every monitor our there, this feature is available at the same time as FreeSync. The setting that controls this feature is known as 'ELMB SYNC'.

9.1
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Yes
BFI Maximum Frequency
165 Hz
BFI Minimum Frequency
60 Hz
9.2
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
165 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (NVIDIA Certified)
VRR Maximum
165 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors DisplayPort, HDMI

The TUF Gaming VG27AQ has an excellent native refresh rate and can be easily overclocked to 165Hz. It supports AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate technology and is also NVIDIA certified, for a nearly tear-free gaming experience.

Over HDMI, the VRR range at 1440p is < 20Hz to 144Hz.

Note: Some websites advertise the ASUS TUF VG27AQ with a 155Hz overclock instead of 165Hz. ASUS originally announced this model with a 155Hz overclock, but it was released with 155Hz, 160Hz, and 165Hz options. Some websites are still reporting the original information.

Inputs
9.5
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution
3.5 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
8.3 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
6.3 ms
Variable Refresh Rate @ 60Hz
9.3 ms
10 Bit HDR
8.8 ms
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
4.8 ms

The TUF Gaming VG27AQ's input lag is remarkable. Although the 60Hz input lag, used by most consoles, is slightly higher, it remains excellent even for competitive gamers.

If input lag is important to you and you want the best gaming experience possible, check out our recommendations for the best gaming mice.

8.3
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution 2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Megapixels 3.7 MP
Pixel Density
109 PPI
Screen Diagonal 27.0 inches
Screen Area 310 sq inches

The VG27AQ has an excellent resolution and provides you with a very good amount of screen real estate. It favors multitasking and allows you to see more details of your gaming arena.

Inputs
Inputs
Inputs
Total Inputs
DisplayPort 1 (DP 1.2)
Mini DisplayPort No
HDMI 2 (HDMI 2.0)
DVI No
VGA No
DisplayPort Out No
USB No
USB C No
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Microphone In 3.5mm No
Digital Optical Audio Out No
Analog Audio Out RCA No
Power Supply External Brick
Features
Features
Additional Features
RGB Illumination
No
Speakers
Yes
HDR10 Yes
Multiple Input Display
No

The TUF Gaming VG27AQ gives you the option to add a timer to your game but has no more additional features to enhance your gaming experience.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)
Features
Controls

The controls are located behind the right side of the monitor and will take some time to get used to, due to the combination of fixed buttons and a directional control.

Features
In The Box

  • Power cord
  • Power adapter
  • HDMI cable
  • DisplayPort cable

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

We tested the 27" ASUS TUF VG27AQ, which is the only size available for this model. There are other TUF Gaming models available, some of which are listed below. We do not expect our review to be valid for the other models.

Note: Some websites advertise the ASUS TUF VG27AQ with a 155Hz overclock instead of 165Hz. ASUS originally announced this model with a 155Hz overclock, but it was released with 155Hz, 160Hz, and 165Hz options. Some websites are still reporting the original information.

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their VG27AQ doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review. Note that some tests such as gray uniformity may vary between individual units.

Model Size Resolution Refresh Rate
TUF VG32VQ 32" 1440p 144Hz
TUF VG27AQ 27" 1440p 165Hz
TUF VG27BQ 27" 1440p 165Hz
TUF VG35VQ 35" 3440x1440p 100Hz
STRIX XG32VQR 32" 1440p 144Hz

The TUF VG27AQ we reviewed was manufactured in July 2019.

Compared to other monitors

The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is an excellent gaming monitor, and outperforms many other 27", 1440p VA monitors we've tested. See also our recommendations for the best gaming monitors and the best 1440p gaming monitors. See also our recommendations for the best gaming mice and the best gaming keyboards.

LG 27GL850-B
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The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is somewhat better than the LG 27GL850-B. The ASUS has a faster refresh rate that makes motion look smoother, and better ergonomics to help you place it comfortably on your desk. It supports a black frame insertion (BFI) feature that helps improve the overall appearance of motion and can also deliver more uniform blacks. The LG, on the other hand, has a faster response time, so fast-moving content has almost no blur, making the lack of BFI not an issue.

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q
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The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is a bit better than the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q. Both monitors deliver the same excellent gaming experience and are among the best we've tested so far for gaming. The TUF supports FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) technology, while the ROG supports G-SYNC VRR. Their difference in overall performance is mainly due to the HDR support that the TUF provides and due to its faster refresh rate that helps motion look smoother.

LG 27GL83A-B
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The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is better than the LG 27GL83A for mixed usage. Though they both have an IPS panel, the ASUS has a much better contrast ratio and black uniformity. Ergonomics are also significantly better on the ASUS, but the LG has a faster response time and better color accuracy out of the box.

Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD
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The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is somewhat better than the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD. The ASUS' refresh rate is faster, which helps motion look smoother. The ASUS also has better ergonomics, which is important if you often move your monitor around as you can quickly position it comfortably in the new location. Finally, the ASUS delivers more uniform blacks, although neither of the two monitors can display deep blacks in a dark room due to their IPS panels.

Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q
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The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is slightly better than the Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q. The ASUS has better ergonomics, but its build quality isn't as good as the FI27Q. The ASUS also has a better contrast ratio and a significantly better black uniformity, but the Gigabyte has better color accuracy, can get brighter, and has much more extra features.

ASUS TUF VG32VQ
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The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is significantly better than the ASUS TUF VG32VQ. Though they share the same design, the VG27AQ has an IPS panel with much better viewing angles, color accuracy, and black uniformity. On the other hand, the VG32VQ's VA panel has a better contrast ratio, can get brighter, and has better reflection handling for bright room viewing, though its motion handling isn't as good.

Acer Predator XB271HU
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The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is much better than the Acer Predator XB271HU. The TUF supports HDR and has a faster refresh rate that improves the appearance of motion. The TUF supports FreeSync for nearly tear-free gaming, while the Predator supports G-SYNC for the same purpose. The TUF has better reflection handling, which is great for a room with a few more lights, and can also display more uniform blacks in a dark room. However, neither of the two monitors can display deep blacks in a dark room due to their IPS panels.

ASUS VG279Q
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The ASUS TUF VG29AQ is better than the ASUS VG279Q. Though they both have an IPS panel, the TUF VG27AQ has a higher resolution, a slightly faster refresh rate due to its factory overclock, and has HDR support. On the other hand, the VG279Q has better ergonomics, can get brighter, and has better reflection handling. Unfortunately, its black uniformity is quite poor.

BenQ EX2780Q
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The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is better than the BenQ EX2780Q in most uses. The ASUS has a much better build quality, significantly better ergonomics, and it has a black frame insertion feature that can help reduce the appearance of motion blur. Its refresh rate is also slightly higher, but the BenQ has better viewing angles and it can get much brighter.

Samsung CHG70
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The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is much better than the Samsung CHG70. The Asus has better ergonomics and viewing angles, but the contrast ratio isn't as good. Black uniformity is significantly better on the ASUS; however, it can't get as bright as the Samsung, particularly in HDR content.

ASUS ROG Swift PG279QZ
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The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is better than the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QZ. The TUF VG27AQ has better ergonomics, HDR support, and better black uniformity, but the ROG Swift has native support for G-SYNC, a slightly faster response time, and better reflection handling. Its out-of-box color accuracy is also better than the TUF VG27AQ.

Acer VG271UP
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The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is significantly better than the Acer VG271UP. The ASUS has much better ergonomics, black uniformity, as well as a faster response time. However, the Acer has better color accuracy and can get brighter in HDR content. Additionally, the Asus' refresh rate can be factory overclocked to 165Hz, providing a smoother gaming experience overall.

Dell S2719DGF
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The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is significantly better than the Dell S2719DGF. The ASUS has an IPS panel that provides much better viewing angles, contrast ratio, black uniformity, and it supports HDR. However, the Dell has a significantly better motion handling, peak brightness, and reflection handling.

ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD
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B&H

The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is much better than the ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD. The ASUS has significantly better build quality and ergonomics, and it supports HDR. Additionally, the ASUS has a better contrast ratio and its refresh rate can be factory overclocked to 165Hz. However, the ViewSonic has much better reflection handling and significantly better black uniformity.

Acer Nitro XV273X
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The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is slightly better than the Acer Nitro XV273X in mixed usage. Though the Asus has a maximum refresh rate of 165Hz, it has a higher resolution, providing better picture quality, and is a better choice for multitasking. It has a higher contrast ratio, but doesn't quite match the color accuracy of the Acer and can't get as bright.

ASUS TUF VG27VQ
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The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is a much better monitor than the ASUS TUF VG27VQ. The VG27AQ has a higher resolution at 1440p and it has better viewing angles, response time, gray uniformity, and it supports HDR. On the other hand, the VG27VQ uses a VA panel instead of an IPS panel, so it has a much better contrast ratio, making it better suited for dark rooms.