ASUS VG279Q Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Updated Apr 23, 2020 at 09:00 am
ASUS VG279Q Picture
7.7
Mixed Usage
8.0
Office
8.3
Gaming
7.4
Multimedia
7.5
Media Creation
5.8
HDR Gaming
Size 27"
Resolution 1920x1080
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
LCD Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
FreeSync

The ASUS VG279Q is a good 27 inch, 144Hz monitor with an IPS panel. It has a simple design with outstanding ergonomics. It delivers a good picture quality, with extremely accurate colors and great peak brightness, but it's limited a bit by its 1080p resolution. Motion looks great thanks to the extremely fast response time, and it has a black frame insertion feature to help reduce any motion blur. It also supports FreeSync variable refresh rate technology to reduce tearing in games. Unfortunately, as is the case with most IPS monitors, it doesn't look good in a dark room due to its low contrast ratio, but it has wide viewing angles.

Our Verdict

7.7 Mixed Usage

The ASUS VG279Q is a good monitor for most uses. It has wide viewing angles, outstanding ergonomics, and great peak brightness. Motion looks outstanding thanks to the high refresh rate, fast response time, and flicker-free backlight. This TV delivers a good picture quality but doesn't look as good in a dark room. Unfortunately, the 1080p resolution may disappoint some people, but the 27 inch screen offers a good amount of screen space.

Pros
  • Fantastic motion handling.
  • Outstanding color accuracy out of the box.
  • Great gaming features, including FreeSync support.
Cons
  • Limited 1080p resolution.
  • Mediocre dark room performance.
8.0 Office

Great monitor for office use. The ASUS VG279Q has a great design with outstanding ergonomics, so you can place the monitor how you like. It has very wide viewing angles, which is great for sharing your work, and great peak brightness. Unfortunately, the 1080p resolution isn't ideal for multitasking, but it has good reflection handling and won't struggle with light in moderate-lit offices.

8.3 Gaming

The ASUS VG279Q is a great monitor for gaming. It has a fast refresh rate, supports FreeSync, and has a fantastic response time, so motion looks great with very little blur. It also has excellent low input lag in most modes, which is great for even the most competitive gamers. Unfortunately, the 1080p resolution doesn't deliver an immersive gaming experience.

7.4 Multimedia

The ASUS VG279Q is okay for multimedia. It has an excellent response time, so fast-moving objects have a very short blur trail behind them. The image also remains accurate when viewed at an angle, which is great for watching with a few other people. Unfortunately, it doesn't look as good in a dark room, but it has outstanding out-of-box color accuracy, so you don't need to get it calibrated if you don't want to.

7.5 Media Creation

Good monitor for media creation. The ASUS VG279Q has excellent ergonomics and wide viewing angles, making it easy to share your work with a nearby colleague. It also has an excellent SDR color gamut, but it has limited coverage of the wider Adobe RGB color space, which isn't ideal for professional media creation. Unfortunately, the 1080p resolution can't deliver the same clear images that 1440p or 4k monitors can.

5.8 HDR Gaming
  • 7.7 Mixed Usage
  • 8.0 Office
  • 8.3 Gaming
  • 7.4 Multimedia
  • 7.5 Media Creation
  • 5.8 HDR Gaming
  1. Update 2/17/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.

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Design
Design
Style
Curved No
Curve Radius Not Curved
Weight (without stand)
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
Weight (with stand)
12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)

The ASUS VG279Q has a simple design, very similar to the ASUS VG245H. It's mainly black with some red on the stand and base.

Design
Stand
Width
10.8" (27.4 cm)
Depth
8.3" (21.1 cm)

The stand is very simple, but supports the monitor well and doesn't take up too much space. The monitor wobbles a bit when nudged, but this isn't too distracting.

9.2
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Switch Portrait/Landscape Yes, Both Ways
Swivel Range -90° to 90°
Tilt Range -30° to 5°

Outstanding ergonomics, similar to the ASUS TUF VG27AQ. The stand allows for a very wide swivel range, and it can be rotated into portrait mode either clockwise or counterclockwise, which is great if you need to place your inputs on a certain side.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 100x100

The back of the monitor has a simple design etched into it. There's no quick release on the stand, but it can be VESA-mounted. Cable management is handled by a hole in the stand arm.

Design
Borders
Borders
0.4" (1.0 cm)

The borders are thin, which is great for a multi-monitor setup.

Design
Thickness
Thickness (with stand)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
2.0" (5.1 cm)

The monitor is thin when removed from the stand, which is great for VESA mounting. Since the height of the monitor moves on an incline, the higher you position the screen, the whole setup becomes a bit thinner.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

Good build quality. The design has a few nice design features, including rubber covers for the VESA screws.

Picture Quality
6.4
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1248 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The contrast ratio isn't bad for an IPS panel. Although VA panel monitors have better contrast ratios, it's still one of the better ones we've seen on an IPS, similar to the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

The VG279Q doesn't support local dimming. The above video is for reference only.

8.3
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene
414 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
431 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
431 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
431 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
431 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
430 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
430 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
431 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
430 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
430 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
430 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.000

Great SDR peak brightness. It can combat glare in most rooms, and there's essentially no variation in brightness with varied content, which is great. It's quite brighter than the ASUS VG245H.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene
N/A
HDR Peak 2% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 10% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 25% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 50% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 100% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 2% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 10% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 25% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 50% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 100% Window
N/A
HDR ABL
N/A

The VG279Q doesn't support HDR.

8.6
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
48 °
Color Washout From Right
47 °
Color Shift From Left
59 °
Color Shift From Right
59 °
Brightness Loss From Left
49 °
Brightness Loss From Right
49 °
Black Level Raise From Left
70 °
Black Level Raise From Right
70 °
Gamma Shift From Left
57 °
Gamma Shift From Right
58 °

Excellent horizontal viewing angle, which is typical for an IPS panel. This is great for when you need to share your screen with others.

7.2
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
31 °
Color Washout From Above
36 °
Color Shift From Below
39 °
Color Shift From Above
48 °
Brightness Loss From Below
35 °
Brightness Loss From Above
40 °
Black Level Raise From Below
70 °
Black Level Raise From Above
70 °
Gamma Shift From Below
32 °
Gamma Shift From Above
37 °

Decent vertical viewing angle. You'll lose some image accuracy if you mount it below or above eye level.

8.7
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
2.236 %
50% DSE
0.118 %
5% Std. Dev.
0.308 %
5% DSE
0.050 %

Excellent gray uniformity on the VG279Q. Some darker bands can be seen through the screen, but this isn't very noticeable with most content. In near-black scenes, the monitor has nearly perfect uniformity.

5.8
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
2.166 %
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

Disappointing black uniformity. There's visible clouding throughout. This is especially noticeable when watching dark content in a dark room.

8.7
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
Picture Mode
Racing Mode
Luminance
293 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
100
Contrast Setting
80
RGB Controls
Warm
Gamma Setting
No Gamma Setting
Color Temperature
6782 K
White Balance dE
1.39
Color dE
2.08
Gamma
2.20

Outstanding out-of-box color accuracy. Most colors are accurate, but the color temperature is a bit colder than the 6500K target, so some colors have a bluish tint to them. The gamma follows the target almost perfectly, although some dark scenes appear darker.

9.6
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
Picture Mode
Racing Mode
Luminance
99 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
13
Contrast Setting
80
RGB Controls
95-97-100
Gamma Setting
No Gamma Setting
Color Temperature
6466 K
White Balance dE
0.58
Color dE
0.52
Gamma
2.18

After calibration, the VG279Q has superb accuracy. The color temperature is much closer to the 6500K target, and most people won't notice any color inaccuracies.

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.

8.8
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB xy
98.6 %
Adobe RGB xy
76.6 %
sRGB Picture Mode
Racing
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Racing

Amazing SDR color gamut. The VG279Q covers nearly all of the sRGB color space used in most content. The coverage of the Adobe RGB color space used in photo editing is a bit limited, which might disappoint some professionals.

8.9
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
96.8 %
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
81.4 %
sRGB Picture Mode
Racing
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Racing

Excellent SDR color volume. The monitor can't produce very bright blues, which is normal for LCD monitors, and can't produce dark colors due to the low contrast ratio.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
N/A
DCI P3 xy
N/A
Rec. 2020 xy
N/A
DCI P3 Picture Mode
No HDR
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
No HDR

The monitor doesn't support HDR.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
N/A
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
N/A
DCI P3 Picture Mode
No HDR
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
No HDR

This monitor doesn't support HDR.

9.6
Picture Quality
Image Retention
IR After 0 Min Recovery
0.14 %
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 signs of temporary image retention on the ASUS VG279Q, which is a bit disappointing, but it fades very quickly and isn't very noticeable with most content.

8.7
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
8 Bit

Excellent gradient performance, similar to the PG279QZ. There's some banding in the darker shades, which is normal for an 8-bit monitor.

7.8
Picture Quality
Color Bleed
Pixel Row Error
0.000 %
Pixel Column Error
0.431 %

Unfortunately, like the Aorus AD27QD, there's some vertical color bleed, although it's not very noticeable in normal usage.

7.5
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.2 %
Indirect Reflections
2.8 %
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.4 %

The VG279Q has good reflection handling, similar to the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q. It's good enough for most rooms, but the reflections might be distracting in a room with direct sunlight.

7.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Sub-Pixel Layout
RGB

Decent text clarity. The diagonal lines on the letters R and N are easier to read when enabling ClearType (top photo).

Motion
8.5
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Best Overdrive Setting
60
Rise / Fall Time
6.0 ms
Total Response Time
12.6 ms
Overshoot Error
1.7 %
Dark Rise / Fall Time
6.2 ms
Dark Total Response Time
14.4 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
0.0 %

Overdrive Setting Response Time Chart Response Time Tables Motion Blur Photo
0 Chart Table Photo
20 Chart Table Photo
40 Chart Table Photo
60 Chart Table Photo
80 Chart Table Photo
100 Chart Table Photo

Fantastic response time at its max refresh rate. The recommended Overdrive setting, which is called Trace Free is '60' as there's minimal overshoot, but it still has a bit of motion blur. If you want a quicker response time, the '80' setting is faster but has significantly more overshoot.

7.8
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Best Overdrive Setting
20
Rise / Fall Time
7.1 ms
Total Response Time
15.6 ms
Overshoot Error
3.5 %
Dark Rise / Fall Time
7.5 ms
Dark Total Response Time
17.6 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
5.4 %

Overdrive Setting Response Time Chart Response Time Tables Motion Blur Photo
0 Chart Table Photo
20 Chart Table Photo
40 Chart Table Photo
60 Chart Table Photo
80 Chart Table Photo
100 Chart Table Photo

The VG279Q has a good response time at 60Hz. Unlike at its max refresh rate, the best Overdrive (Trace Free) setting is '20.' Although there's still motion blur at this setting, the higher settings have significantly more overshoot and produce artifacts.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

This monitor is flicker-free, which helps reduce eye strain.

7.7
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Yes
BFI Maximum Frequency
120 Hz
BFI Minimum Frequency
85 Hz

The black frame insertion feature is called ELMB and can be enabled through the on-screen display. It noticeably dims the image and it can't be used at the same time as FreeSync, which are both normal.

9.0
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (Tested)
VRR Maximum
144 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors DisplayPort, HDMI

The ASUS VG279Q has an outstanding 144Hz refresh rate. It supports FreeSync over HDMI and DisplayPort, and it works with NVIDIA's Adaptive Sync drivers, but only over DisplayPort. We tested this with our NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB and had no issues. If you want a monitor with an even higher refresh rate, the Acer Nitro XV273X is a good option.

Inputs
9.4
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution
4.3 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.4 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
4.5 ms
Variable Refresh Rate @ 60Hz
13.0 ms
10 Bit HDR
N/A
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
15.5 ms

Outstanding low input lag across most modes. The input lag is significantly higher with the BFI feature enabled, which might disappoint some more competitive gamers.

7.1
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Megapixels 2.1 MP
Pixel Density
82 PPI
Screen Diagonal 27.0 inches
Screen Area 310 sq inches

The 27 inch screen is a great size, but some people might find the 1080p resolution too low. If the low resolution bothers you, the PG279QZ offers a similar gaming performance, but with a 1440p resolution.

Inputs
Inputs
Inputs
Total Inputs
DisplayPort 1 (DP 1.2)
Mini DisplayPort No
HDMI 1 (HDMI 1.4)
DVI 1 (DVI-D, dual link)
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 1
Analog Audio Out RCA No
Power Supply Internal

There's a 3.5 mm analog audio out port with adjustable volume, and an audio-in port for the DVI connector.

Features
Features
Additional Features
RGB Illumination
No
Speakers
Yes
HDR10 No
Multiple Input Display
No

The VG279Q has a few additional features, which can be accessed through the 'GamePlus' menu.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)
Features
Controls

There's a joystick and four buttons on the back of the monitor to control the on-screen display.

Features
In The Box

  • Manual
  • Audio patch cable
  • DVI cable
  • HDMI cable
  • DisplayPort cable
  • Compact power adapter (Not Shown)

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

We tested the 27 inch VG279 version VG279Q, which is the only size available, but there are similar ASUS Gaming monitors, which are listed below.

Model Size Resolution Refresh Rate Notes
VG279Q 27" 1080p 144Hz FreeSync, IPS
TUF VG27AQ 27" 1440p 165Hz FreeSync, IPS
VG245H 24" 1080p 75Hz FreeSync, TN
PG279QZ 27" 1440p 144Hz G-SYNC, IPS

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their ASUS VG279Q doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review. Note that some tests such as the gray uniformity may vary between individual units.

The VG279Q we reviewed was manufactured in November 2018, and you can see the label here.

Compared to other monitors

Comparison picture

Left: BenQ Zowie XL2540. Middle: ASUS VG279Q. Right: ROG PG279Q.

The ASUS VG279Q is an excellent gaming monitor at a great price. It's better than most similarly priced monitors. See our recommendations for the best gaming monitors, the best monitors for Xbox One X, and the best gaming monitors for PS4.

LG 27GL650F-B
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The ASUS VG279Q is slightly better than the LG 27GL650F-B. The ASUS has much better ergonomics, with a 180° swivel range and a wider tilt range, so it's easier to place it in an ideal viewing position. Unlike the 27GL650F-B, the ASUS VG279Q doesn't support HDR, but this doesn't add much to the LG anyway.

Acer Nitro VG271
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The ASUS VG279Q is better than the Acer VG271. The ASUS has a much better stand, with a full range of ergonomic adjustments, and it has slightly better black uniformity, but this varies between units. Unlike the VG271, the VG279Q doesn't support HDR, but this doesn't add much on the Acer anyway.

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q
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The ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q is slightly better than the ASUS VG279Q. The PG279Q supports G-SYNC and has a higher native resolution. The VG279Q supports FreeSync and has a stand with better ergonomics, to help you place it in a more comfortable position.

ASUS VG279QM
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The ASUS VG279QM is much better than the ASUS VG279Q. The VG279QM has a much higher max refresh rate and a much faster response time, resulting in much clearer motion, with little blur behind fast-moving objects. The VG279QM supports HDR, and it supports ASUS' ELMB-SYNC feature, so you can use black frame insertion and the variable refresh rate feature at the same time.

ASUS TUF VG27AQ
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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.

ASUS VG248QE
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The ASUS VG279Q is much better than the ASUS VG248QE. The VG279Q has better ergonomics, and the image remains accurate when viewed at an angle. The VG279Q also has a larger screen, a faster refresh rate, and it supports FreeSync variable refresh rate technology.

ASUS TUF VG27VQ
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The ASUS VG279Q is a much better monitor than the ASUS TUF VG27VQ. Both have a 1080p resolution but the VG27VQ uses a VA panel, while the VG279Q uses an IPS panel, so the viewing angles are much better on it. The VG279Q has better SDR peak brightness and reflection handling, so it performs better in bright rooms. On the other hand, the VG27VQ has a higher max refresh rate and slightly better input lag for gaming.

LG 27GL850-B
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The LG 27GL850-B is slightly better than the ASUS VG279Q for most uses. The LG has a higher resolution screen, and it supports HDR. The VG279Q has much better ergonomics and an optional black frame insertion feature. The LG has better motion handling overall, with a faster response time that delivers extremely clear motion, with almost no blur behind fast-moving objects.

MSI Optix G27C4
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The ASUS VG279Q is significantly better than the MSI Optix G27C4 in most uses. The IPS panel on the VG279Q provides much better viewing angles, has much better color accuracy, and it can get brighter to combat glare. The VG279Q's ergonomics are also much better, but on the other hand, the G27C4 has a higher contrast ratio due to its VA panel, and it has a slightly higher refresh rate of 165Hz.

ViewSonic XG2402
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The ASUS VG279Q is much better than the ViewSonic XG2402. The VG279Q has better ergonomics, much better viewing angles, better gray uniformity, and an optional Black Frame Insertion feature. The VG279Q also has a larger screen, but the same 1080p resolution as the XG2402.

LG 27GL83A-B
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The LG 27GL83A-B and the ASUS VG279Q have very similar performance overall but have also significant differences. The LG has a higher resolution screen, and it supports HDR, while the VG279Q has much better ergonomics and an optional black frame insertion feature to help with the appearance of motion. The LG has a faster response time and delivers extremely clear motion, with almost no blur behind fast-moving objects.

Dell S2719DGF
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The ASUS VG279Q is a bit better than the Dell S2719DGF. The VG279Q has much better black uniformity, although it still isn't great, and the VG279Q has an optional black frame insertion feature. The S2719DGF has a higher resolution screen, which some people might prefer, and it has a faster response time.

Samsung CHG70
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The Samsung CHG70 and ASUS VG279Q use different panel technologies, each with their advantages and disadvantages. The CHG70 looks best in a dark room, it supports HDR, and has a higher native resolution. The VG279Q, on the other hand, has better ergonomics and the IPS panel delivers wide viewing angles, but it doesn't look as good in a dark room.

Acer VG271UP
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The ASUS VG279Q is a bit better overall than the Acer VG271UP, depending on your use. The VG279Q has much better ergonomics and better black uniformity, although the black uniformity varies between units. The VG271UP, on the other hand, has a higher native resolution, and it supports HDR, so it might be better for some people, especially if you plan on VESA mounting the monitor and ergonomics don't matter to you.

ASUS VG245H
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The ASUS VG279Q is much better than the ASUS VG245H. The VG279Q has a larger screen, much higher refresh rate, and much better viewing angles. The VG279Q also has better gray uniformity, can get much brighter, and has an optional black frame insertion feature.

Pixio PX7 Prime
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The Pixio PX7 Prime and the ASUS VG279Q are very similar overall, but the ASUS is better for gaming. The PX7 Prime has a higher native resolution and a higher refresh rate, and it supports HDR, but this doesn't add much. The ASUS VG279Q, on the other hand, has better ergonomics, a slightly faster response time, and an optional black frame insertion feature.

ASUS ROG Swift PG279QZ
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The ASUS PG279QZ and ASUS VG279Q are very similar overall, each with their strengths and weaknesses. The PG279QZ supports G-SYNC and has a higher native resolution. The VG279Q supports FreeSync, which is more universally supported, and the stand has better ergonomics.

Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD
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The Aorus AD27QD is slightly better than the ASUS VG279Q. The AD27QD supports HDR, although there isn't much benefit to this. The AD27QD also has a higher native resolution, delivering a more immersive, detailed gaming experience. The VG279Q, on the other hand, has much better ergonomics and slightly better black uniformity.

LG 27UK650-W
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The ASUS VG279Q and LG 27UK650-W have very similar overall performance but are very different. The ASUS has a faster refresh rate and a lower input lag, which is better for gaming. Also, the ASUS has much better ergonomics to allow you to place it in a comfortable position with ease. The LG, on the other hand, has a higher resolution and supports HDR.

HP OMEN X 27
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The ASUS VG279Q is better than the HP OMEN X 27. The VG279Q has much better ergonomics, better viewing angles, and an optional black frame insertion feature. The OMEN X has a higher refresh rate and a higher native resolution, and it supports HDR, although this doesn't add much.

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