Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5 out of 5 by WhippyKiller Lovely Monitor @ 1440
I ordered two for my setup and both screens are perfect (no dead pixels and very little back-light bleed)
17 April 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ooji 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.
20 January 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Munch 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
15 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by roberth3 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.
23 November 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by gkim Great monitor if you get one that works
I bought this monitor from Scan. It arrived very quickly but unfortunately there was severe backlight bleeding and dirt stuck underneath the panel.
I organised an RMA with ASUS and a few days later they dropped off a new monitor and took the old one away. The bezel on the replacement wasn't attached properly and I could literally see the backlight!
I spent the next week phoning/emailing ASUS. Eventually someone told me how to snap the bezel into place without damaging anything.
The monitor is now fully functioning. 1440p is great, IPS is great. I currently have a gtx 770 so can only go up to 120hz and can't use freesync, but it's still a vast improvement over 60hz.
It's a beautiful monitor, but ASUS's quality control is terrible. The RMA service is okay but doesn't make up for it. If you're willing to go through a week or two of getting replacements, then this monitor is great, otherwise, wait until there are better options available with better quality control.
05 November 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by seslash Terrible quality control issues
I'm on my second Asus MG279Q now. Received it after returning an original due to a broken pixel and vivid smudges/dust behind the top layer of the LCD panel. Will be returning the second monitor as well due to similar smudges/dust (at least no broken pixels this time). Do reseacrh on the internet before buying this monitor - a lot of people are having similar quality issues.
Scan's customer support has been great, as usual.
Other than the quality control issues, monitor has a great build quality, and good image quality, on par with other modern IPS panels.
22 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mbkuk1 The MG279Q Is Breath Taking
The asus MG279Q FreeSync "2560-1440" @ 144hz monitor is breath taking at first glance with a stunning semi mat Finnish, The image just pops right out at you with life like visuals. Pairing this monitor with a GTX 980 you can see why consumers are buying this monitor with frame rates in the 70-90 this card and monitor combined make a dangerous combination for pc gamers.
30 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Arvaarad A fine upgrade with a few minor niggles
Coming from my first monitor; 1080p, one dead pixel in the middle top, 21 inch screen, obviously the MG279Q is a massive upgrade. I was in awe of it for a couple of weeks after it arrived back in July.
Freesync was a big selling point for me, and the fact that its works down to 35 frames instead of 40. (There's no way your going to get 120+ frames from a AAA title at 1440p.) Now, when playing a game and the frame rate drops below 35 there's a noticeable jerk, the frames stop for a second then it goes back to normal. Weird but I can live with it. Also, cut scenes in games tend to run below 30 FPS so you'll still see some tearing there.
The colours range and viewing angles are a great improvement, but my old monitor didn't have terrible viewing angles for an old TN panel.
Its quite a high price for an IPS 1440p monitor. But for me the value of having little extras provided on the MG279Q are invaluable. Height adjust is so handy, I'll never buy another monitor without it. A USB hub on the monitor, blue light filter, freesync..awesome!
My main niggle is that when it arrived I realised it wasn't a UK model. The box says its from the Netherlands. There was no UK power cord for the monitor. Kind of annoying when you spend £470 on a monitor and you cant turn it on when it arrives. I had to use my old monitor power cord but I wish I didn't have to.
A good purchase overall.
02 September 2015