Scan code: LN63774 Manufacturer code: MG279Q

ASUS MG279Q 27 inch AMD FreeSync WQHD 144hz IPS Gaming Monitor

27" ASUS MG279Q FreeSync, 144Hz IPS, 2560x1440, 4ms, 350cd/m², 100M:1, Black, DP v1.2/MiniDP/2x HDMI(MHL), 2x USB 3.0

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Scan code: LN63774 Manufacturer code: MG279Q
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Product Overview The MG279Q gaming display is built for victory in the professional gaming arena, and features a WQHD panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and wide viewing angles. Its ergonomic design, together with Flicker-Free and Ultra Low Blue Light technology, ensure you stay comfortable during those marathon gaming sessions. Features A 27-inch WQHD display for highly detailed visuals and more onscreen space
The MG279Q represents a new generation of displays, with a WQHD 2560 x 1440 panel with a pixel density of 109 pixels per inch. You get to enjoy greater image detail and up to 77% more onscreen desktop space than standard Full HD (1920 x 1080) displays. These little details add up to give you a major in-game advantage.

In-plane switching technology for consistent, accurate color
The in-plane switching technology display found in the MG279Q gives you superior images, 100% sRGB color gamut, an astounding 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and wide 178-degree viewing angles for minimal distortion and color shift so you can share what you see onscreen with those around you.

4ms Response Time
Exclusive ASUS Trace Free technology gives the IPS technology panels used in the MG279Q a 4ms response time for smooth visuals without streaks or ghosting, even with today's fast-paced games.

Incredible 144Hz refresh rate
With an astonishing 144Hz refresh rate, fast moving visuals pose no problem for the MG279Q, so you can say goodbye to motion blur and gain the upper hand in first person shooters, racers, real-time strategy and sports titles. MG279Q features AMD FreeSync™ technology* – it eliminates screen tearing and choppy frame rates to give you seamless visuals and smooth gameplay.

Gamer-centric features

ASUS-exclusive GamePlus technology
The MG279Q features the ASUS GamePlus hotkey with crosshair overlay and timer functions. Select from four different crosshairs to suit your gaming environment, and keep track of spawn and build times with the on-screen timer that can be positioned anywhere along the left edge of the display.

ASUS-exclusive GameVisual technology
ASUS GameVisual Technology gives you six pre-set display modes tailored to suit different types of scenarios. This unique feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu.

• FPS: High contrast settings enhance the visibility even in dark scenes to clearly see your enemies.
• RTS/RPG: Enhances color saturation and contrast sharpness to give you better, brighter colors and detailed visuals for real-time strategy (RTS) or RPG games.
• Racing: Reduces input lag, making it ideal for racing games when FreeSync™ is on.
• Cinema: Enhances contrast and color saturation for lively, vivid visuals — ideal for viewing movies.
• Scenery: Provides a greater brightness range and introduces more contrast gradations. It tweaks color saturation for greens and blues, making it ideal for viewing photos and videos that depict scenery.
• sRGB: Ideal settings for viewing photos and graphics online.

Advanced connectivity and smart cable management
The MG279Q has mini DisplayPort 1.2 for native WQHD output, along with two HDMI/MHL ports and dual USB 3.0 ports for convenient pass-through connectivity.

A cable management design feature found on the back of the monitor allows you to organize and hide your cables to keep your gaming area tidy.

Get ready for Gaming marathon with Eye Care technology and extraordinary comfort

ASUS Ultra Low Blue Light
The MG279Q also comes with the ASUS Ultra Low Blue Light filters to protect you from harmful blue light. You can easily access and select four different filter settings onscreen through the OSD menu to fulfill your different scenarios.

Flicker-free technology
Flicker-Free technology reduces flicker to give you a comfortable gaming experience. This minimizes instances of eyestrain and other damaging effects when you're embroiled in long, drawn-out gaming sessions.

Ergonomic design
The MG279Q Gaming Monitor is specially designed for long marathon gaming sessions. Its slim profile and super-narrow bezel makes it perfect for almost seamless multi-display setups. The MG279Q also has an ergonomically-designed stand with tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment so you can always find that ideal viewing position. A quick-release design lets you separate the monitor from its stand so it can be VESA wall-mounted.
Screen Size 27"
Panel Type IPS
Panel Coating  
Panel Finish  
Touchsceen No
Backlight LED
Pitch Size 0.233
Adaptive Frame-rate Technology AMD FreeSync
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 2 x HDMI 1.4/MHL 2.0
  • 1 x Headphone
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x USB 3.0 In
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Out
Position Adjustment
  • Height Adjustable
  • Pivot
  • Swivel Stand
  • Tilt
Resolution 2560x1440 (WQHD)
Aspect Ratio  
Refresh Rate 144Hz
Response Time 4 ms
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Viewing Angle 178°/178° (°H/°V)
Contrast Ratio/Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100,000,000:1
Color Gamut  
Color Bit Depth  
HDR Support No
Supported HDR Standards  
Speakers Yes
Speaker Configuration  
Web Camera No
Power Usage (Switched on) 38.7 W
VESA 100 x 100
3D Support No
Anti-Theft Features  
Included Accessories  
Monitor Colour Black
Dimensions (with stand) 625 x 559 x 238 mm (WxHxD)
Dimensions (without stand) 625 x 368 x 63 mm (WxHxD)
Weight (with Stand)  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN63774
Model Number MG279Q
GTIN 4716659995043

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36 months
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Manufacturer Contact Details
01442 265548

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27" ASUS MG279Q FreeSync, 144Hz IPS, 2560x1440, 4ms, 350cd/m², 100M:1, Black, DP v1.2/MiniDP/2x HDMI(MHL), 2x USB 3.0 is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great screen upgrade from 1080p Decided to upgrade to this screen after considering between 1440p 60Hz and 1440p 144Hz. Glad I went for this although the FreeSync range is limited I've not noticed too much off an issue with that. Extra screen area is very useful with multiple windows open. Gaming is enjoyable as well on this screen. No issues with backlight bleed monitor is good construction and was easy to set up. Paired this upgrade with a Vega 56 as well for info.
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great monitor, fantastic gaming and movie I've actually got two of these. They're amazing, I can't look at anything else other than an IPS panel - not sure how people cope with a TN myself. They're expensive though, and sadly there is an issue with back light bleeding which is noticeable on fully black screens. It doesn't bother me though, but it may be a problem for some.
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just disappointing from start to finish This was supposed to be an upgrade for my Acer XB270H (TN panel @144) and in the end it turned out to be the most expensive mistake of the year. I was expecting to see a real difference between my old screen and this Asus out of the box. That definitely did not happen... First I calibrated the screen (my own and then from tftcentral for comparison). Next I installed a corrected windows colour profile. Then I spent an hour making sure I don't have a faulty unit as I could not believe, how much better my OLD monitor looks in comparison. This screen has a pretty strong IPS glow. The black is NOT black and the bottom right has a significant and disturbing glow problem. After quick google search I found out that there are many others that noticed the same. Another problem is the slightly higher resolution. It is throwing off Windows character scaling and made almost all the text blurry. Again, no real way of fixing it. I decided to give it to my daughter who seems to not care, but since there is no DUAL DVI input on this, I can't use it at 144Hz, as her GPU only has HDMI and DVI-D out...which IMHO is not old, or outdated and considering the main selling point is 144Hz I would say it would be much less stupid of Asus to actually include more than one input type that supports 144 fully. That is just infuriating at such a price point. The screen looks pretty and the stand is solid. But that is all the good I can say about it. It certainly is not worth its price and still wonder why I did not send it back immediately...
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing screen. i tried two other screens before deciding on this one, both were full hd screens but had tn panels and i wasn't happy with the colours on either of them. read some good reviews but also some bad about this screen but thought i would give it a try anyway. i'm glad i did, no dead pixels, no really noticeable back light bleed and the colours look brilliant. i have this running with a gtx 1070 and its perfect for gaming and looks much more crisp than a 1080p screen. also tried the revenant movie in 4k and yeah it wont be in 4k but it still looks much more detailed than full hd. love this screen and would recommend to anyone looking to move upto 1440p.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Monitor @ 1440 I ordered two for my setup and both screens are perfect (no dead pixels and very little back-light bleed)
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great if you get a good one For what it's worth this monitor is a great one, unfortunately it took a couple of goes before I got a working one. Colour profile is amazing right out of the box, kicks my previous dell monitor into touch. You may not want to take the risk of getting one with bad IPS glow. Out of all the 144hz monitors out there it's probably the best priced. Under better circumstances this monitor alone is 5 star, sadly the two faulty monitors has lead to an average score from me. Can't fault the monitor now that I've got a good one and I challenge anyone to find a better priced monitor for the specs, the Nvidia gsync monitor is almost £200 more for the same specs.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Screen Bleed Suffers from unacceptable levels of screen bleed emanating from the LED backlight which manifest as bright yellow blotches emanating from the corners up to 10 cm into the screen which are very clear on a dark screen
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good performing monitor This is a good solid all round monitor for the money, color is perfect and the back light is no too strong for working on all day. I done a reasonable amount of research about it before purchasing and was concerned about the dead pixels and screen bleed but I experienced neither of these and love the overall results these provide. I'm running two monitors over a GeForce GTX 960 SLI bridge. Honestly I wanted to get the next version up with the GSync but I couldn't justify the difference in cost which I'm now glad of as these do the job nicely.
Date published: 2015-11-23
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Questions & Answers

Freesync refresh range

You have quoted this as 35-90 Hz. The maz refresh rate on this monitor is 144 Hz -> is the freesync range really stopping short of 144? Please would you confirm if this is accurate?
Asked by: TeaTowelofDoom
Yep freesync stops at 90Hz. However in my setup (2x MSI R9 390X) I don't get any screen tearing at 60-80fps on most first person shooter on MAX settings. I can't see most setups going above 90fps at 1440p with most games on MAX settings
Answered by: WhippyKiller
Date published: 2016-06-18

Is this the revised version?

I am wondering if this is the revised version of this monitor as I know that the first batch had problems with frame skipping.
Asked by: Westy
No frame skipping on the monitor i had the monitor is outstanding brought mine on 24/9/15 the monitor is perfect .
Answered by: mbkuk1
Date published: 2015-12-06

Does it work with Rx 64 Vega freesync 2

Does the monitor support freesync 2 if not does Asus releasing a monitor similar to the above but updated to support freesync 2 as I already have a Rx Vega 64 card
Asked by: sajid
Hello, This does not list support for Freesync2. Currently there are only a limited number of monitors that have this feature available, we cannot comment on what monitors may or may not be upcoming releases. Regards,
Answered by: JackB
Date published: 2017-09-08
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ASUS MG279Q 27 inch AMD FreeSync WQHD 144hz IPS Gaming Monitor
ASUS MG279Q 27 inch AMD FreeSync WQHD 144hz IPS Gaming Monitor