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ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor

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ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor

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  • HDMI + VGA
  • 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • 80,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 250cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 5ms Response Time (Gray to Gray)
  • 16.7 Million Colors
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The MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor from ASUS is a Full HD IPS display featuring a 1920 x 1080 resolution along with an ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio of 80,000,000:1. The IPS or In Plane Switching technology found within this monitor provides improved color accuracy from nearly all viewing angles, the ability to process high speed signals without data loss and clearer images via an enhanced response time. Along with an enhanced viewing experience, you also benefit from two integrated 3 watt stereo speakers.

The MX279 also comes with Splendid Video Technology offering a variety of viewing modes. Take advantage of six preset modes including sRGB, Scenery, Theater, Standard, Night View, and Game mode. Along with the preset modes, the MX279 includes three skin-tone selection modes, four color temperature modes, and one QuickFit mode all to ensure you can customize this monitor to suit your needs.

Ergonomic Profile
The ASUS MX279H display measures just 17.5mm at its thinnest point. In addition, this MX series monitor also presents an edge-to-edge frameless screen with a bezel thickness of 0.8mm.
IPS Technology with 178° Viewing Angles
The M279H features a 16:9 aspect ratio LED-backlit AH-IPS A+ panel with a 178° wide-view angle that minimizes color shift on both horizontal and vertical planes.
Reduced Ghosting with Improved Response Time
Tracer Free Technology improves the response time of ASUS monitors, eliminating ghosting and tracers during video playback. It does this by controlling the voltage levels, resulting in a 5ms response time. As a result, the MX279H provides fluid and clear video playback.
QuickFit Virtual Scale
ASUS includes the QuickFit Virtual Scale feature with the MX279H, allowing you to preview photos and documents on-screen in their actual size prior to printing. It can be activated via a monitor hotkey, and serves as a highly useful guide to accurately view and edit photos in their native size.
Enhanced Audio
The MX279H features ASUS SonicMaster technology combining advanced hardware and software to refine every acoustic detail in improved true-to-life surround sound reproducing richer more distinct vocals at a wider frequency range and louder volumes.
Smoother Output with Bigger Speakers
The MX279 display features 32mm diameter speakers for greater and smoother sound impact with better bass performance. It also offers a resonance chamber of 100cc. The built-in amplifier powers speaker sound reproduction for better performance while using 5W amplifiers per channel along with embedding large rare earth magnets to generate more powerful sound.
Audio by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower
Bang & Olufsen ICEpower technology on MX279H has been developed specifically for compact media products to create improved sound even in confined spaces. With this screen's embedded Class D MobileSound 3 technology you benefit from improved energy efficiency, converting up to 92% of power input to useful audio output.
Dual HDMI
The MX279H supports Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and has dual HDMI and D-sub input ports to ensure compatibility with a variety of multimedia devices including Blu-ray disc players, game consoles, and digital cameras.
Display
Panel Size Wide Screen 27.0"(68.6cm)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Pixel Pitch 0.311 mm
Brightness 250cd/m²
Contrast Ratio 80,000,000:1
Response Time 5ms (Gray to Gray)
Display Colors 16.7M
Video Features
SPLENDID Video Preset Modes 6 modes
Skin-Tone Selection 3 modes
Color Temperature Selection 4 modes
QuickFit (modes) Yes (Letter/A4/Alignment Grid/Photo Modes)
HDCP support
Other Specifications
Audio Stereo Speakers: 3W x 2 Stereo RMS with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower
Convenient Hotkey SPLENDID Video Preset Mode Selection
Auto. Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Volume Adjustment
Input Selection
QuickFit
I/O Ports Signal Input: HDMI x 2, VGA, DVI-D (via HDMI-to-DVI cable)
PC Audio Input: 3.5mm Mini-Jack
AV Audio Input: HDMI
Earphone jack: 3.5mm Mini-Jack
Signal Frequency Analog Signal Frequency: 30~80 KHz(H)/ 56~76 Hz(V)
Digital Signal Frequency: 30~80 KHz(H)/ 56~76 Hz(V)
Power Consumption Power Consumption(Typical):<37W
Power Saving Mode:<0.5W
Power Off Mode:<0.5W
Voltage: 100-240V/50-60Hz
Mechanical Design Chassis Colors: Silver+Black
Tilt : +20°~-5°
Security Kensington lock
Dimensions (W x H x D) 24.5 x 17.4 x 8.9 / 622.6 x 441.3 x 225.2 mm
Weight 11.5 lb / 5.2 kg
ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor
  • VGA Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • HDMI-to-DVI Cable
  • Warranty Card
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    ASUSMX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor
     
    4.5

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Large viewing area (19)
    • Great picture quality (17)
    • Reliable (10)
    • Small footprint (9)
    • Adjustable viewing angles (8)

    Cons

    • Lacks adjustability (3)
    • Poor picture quality (3)

    Best Uses

    • Movies (12)
    • Spreadsheets (9)
    • Gaming (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business user (10), Casual user (8), Gamer (6), Graphics enthusiast (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (15), Personal (10)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (15), Mac (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Just what I was looking for. SO pumped!

    Not only am I a graphic and Web Designer, but I'm also very "Type-A" and researched the heck out of the available 27 inch monitors out there on the market...Read complete review

    Not only am I a graphic and Web Designer, but I'm also very "Type-A" and researched the heck out of the available 27 inch monitors out there on the market right now. I have a 2011 MacBook Pro 15inch, and wanted an external monitor for my work station.Aside from wanting the additional screen real estate of a 27 inch additional monitor (after getting spoiled by my gf's 27inch iMac), my major requirement for whatever monitor I got was that it had to have incredible sRGB color accuracy for my business (or at least a "mode" that I can switch to among other options, as this monitor does). So far, this monitor's sRGB mode has been spot-on. I'm very very pleased! And the extra real estate has sped up my work flow / time efficency in a major way.Now I know there are other monitors out there that are even better for graphic design - with double the high definition of this model, and with 99% Adobe RGB on top of sRGB, etc, etc, but this color accuracy is just as spot-on with this one, and I wasn't looking to go up to the "up, up, and above $" price range with this purchase (which is where those even-fancier graphic design monitors live).All in all, I'm so pumped. I feel no buyer's remorse on this one, and would certainly recommend it to any of my design friends.

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    Relolution is not great

    I use this screen with my MacBook Pro. The screen brings good extra space but the resolution is not so great. I work with graphics and I see most things pixelated on the...Read complete review

    I use this screen with my MacBook Pro. The screen brings good extra space but the resolution is not so great. I work with graphics and I see most things pixelated on the MX@&(H 27" screen.

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    4.0

    Excellent monitor for the price

    By REK

    from Sedona, AZ

    About Me Photo Post-processor, Photo Processing Backup

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Viewing Angles
    • Great picture quality
    • Large Viewing Area
    • Reliable Performance
    • Small Footprint

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies

      Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

      This monitor is my second monitor in a two monitor set up for developing still photos. It does everything I had hoped for. Although the resolution is not equivalent to the best available, it is very good and a bargain at its current price. It is attractive and easy to set up.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      awesome

      By Bobby

      from Chicago, IL

      Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

      Replaced a 7 year old Asus lcd monitor. This bad boy is amazing! Colors are vivid and screen is bright makes colors pop! Have it hooked up to my mid 2013 Mac Mini. The bezel is almost on existent and the monitor is thin. Again B&H delivers with free two day deliver. Highly Recommended!!!

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      5.0

      What I Expected and More

      By Dr. Dre

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Casual User, Graphics Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great picture quality
      • Large Viewing Area

      Cons

      • Lacks Adjustability
      • Poor Audio Quality

      Best Uses

      • General Browsing
      • Movies

      Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

      After doing an incredible amount of research across multiple types of monitors, I finally came to the MX279H 27" and was more than pleased with its qualities and features when it arrived.

      The monitor does not sacrifice quality while it remains a gorgeous display, aesthetically pleasing and elegant. One notable shortcoming is the audio. I would expect much better results from a collaboration with Bang & Olufsen. However, I do not mind much because I already have a separate speaker system in place that I always intended on using over the speakers included with the monitor.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      4.0

      Awesome product for the price

      By Tech god

      from Minnesota

      Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

      Refresh rate is not the greatest for revit or cad but over all solid monitor for the low cost price point. Will buy more soon.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Worth it, but not the best

      By liorbardes

      from Toronto, ON

      About Me Casual User, Graphics Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Design Aesthetic
      • Large Viewing Area
      • Small Footprint

      Cons

      • Poor picture quality

      Best Uses

      • Movies
      • Spreadsheets

      Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

      First off, the product design is stunning. The speakers are acceptable but aren't loud enough when jamming out to a song. Volume controls and general menu functions are ok, creative, but not ideal. Display quality is average. I guess I just got used to my Retina display, in comparison it's inferior. Otherwise, it's a great buy for those who want a cinema display for watching movies and surfing the web. Anyone seeking a high end display for design or professional visual work should hold out and buy UHD or 4K. I can't complain, I'm not ecstatic about the product but not disappointed either.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      4.0

      Great Monitor

      By MF

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Business User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Viewing Angles
      • Great picture quality
      • Large Viewing Area
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Spreadsheets

        Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

        Fits to description.

        I purchased it instead of two small monitors,just easier to work with.

        Nice and Clean on the desk.

        Happy I own it.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Great monitor

        By Steve

        from Berlin, NJ

        About Me Business User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Viewing Angles
        • Great picture quality
        • Large Viewing Area
        • Reliable Performance
        • Small Footprint

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gaming
          • Movies
          • Spreadsheets

          Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

          Nice appearance with good quality graphics.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Pretty good for semi-pro work

          By Axiomiat

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Business User, Editor, Gamer, Graphics Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Viewing Angles
          • Great picture quality
          • Large Viewing Area

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gaming
            • Movies
            • Post production
            • Spreadsheets
            • Web

            Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

            Good color but had to adjust the gamma. Looks really nice on my desk. Overall great value, but be sure to have other screens when working on photos. I have a Samsung and an iPad to compare colors till I can afford a Pro monitor.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Just what I was looking for. SO pumped!

            By Bryan the Designer

            from New York, NY

            About Me Business User, Casual User, Filmmaker, Graphic Designer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great picture quality
            • Great Srgb Color Accuracy
            • Large Viewing Area
            • Nice Srgb Color Accuracy
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

            • Lacks Adjustability

            Best Uses

            • Film Editing
            • Graphic Web Design
            • Spreadsheets

            Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

            Not only am I a graphic and Web Designer, but I'm also very "Type-A" and researched the heck out of the available 27 inch monitors out there on the market right now. I have a 2011 MacBook Pro 15inch, and wanted an external monitor for my work station.Aside from wanting the additional screen real estate of a 27 inch additional monitor (after getting spoiled by my gf's 27inch iMac), my major requirement for whatever monitor I got was that it had to have incredible sRGB color accuracy for my business (or at least a "mode" that I can switch to among other options, as this monitor does). So far, this monitor's sRGB mode has been spot-on. I'm very very pleased! And the extra real estate has sped up my work flow / time efficency in a major way.Now I know there are other monitors out there that are even better for graphic design - with double the high definition of this model, and with 99% Adobe RGB on top of sRGB, etc, etc, but this color accuracy is just as spot-on with this one, and I wasn't looking to go up to the "up, up, and above $" price range with this purchase (which is where those even-fancier graphic design monitors live).All in all, I'm so pumped. I feel no buyer's remorse on this one, and would certainly recommend it to any of my design friends.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Relolution is not great

            By Jairo

            from Washington DC

            About Me Graphics Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Large Viewing Area

            Cons

            • Poor picture quality

            Best Uses

            • Spreadsheets

            Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

            I use this screen with my MacBook Pro. The screen brings good extra space but the resolution is not so great. I work with graphics and I see most things pixelated on the MX@&(H 27" screen.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Monitor

            By SoCal Joe

            from Southern California

            About Me Business User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Viewing Angles
            • Great picture quality
            • Large Viewing Area
            • Small Footprint

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photoshop Editing

              Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

              I bought this to replace a monitor that was a few years old, and the improvement is very noticeable. I use this monitor primarily for work / photoshop editing.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Outstanding monitor for the price !

              By Johnejet

              from Central Oregon

              About Me Gamer, Graphics Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great picture quality
              • Large Viewing Area
              • Reliable Performance
              • Small Footprint

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gaming
                • Movies
                • Spreadsheets

                Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

                I have it hooked up to a gaming tower and a gaming laptop and love the performance. I'm not playing new graphics intensive games but it was fine out of the box and I love the expanded real estate !! The touch controls require some patience but are not deal breakers. The picture is clean and bright. I have no complaints about this unit.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Great value,

                By alphasports

                from Montreal CAN

                About Me Broadcast Events Pro, Graphics Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good "pro Look"
                • Inexpensive

                Cons

                • Internal Audio Not Great

                Best Uses

                • Event Production

                Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

                Bought these as general purpose production monitors for Blackmagic ATEM switchers. The solid performance, dual-hdmi inputs, great studio look, and low price make them an easy choice.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Best product that I bought in my life

                By dror1803

                from Israel

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

                      This product is so successful and I wish import it to Israel. I'm very satisfied with it. I never saw a screen like this a professional with such a good quality in my life. In conclusion, I would recommend this screen and happy with the service they gave me this store until making the product in its entirety to my house.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Great Monitor!

                      By Master

                      from Monterrey, México

                      About Me Business User, Gamer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Large Viewing Area

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gaming
                        • Movies

                        Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

                        Monitor FULL HD Perfect

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        Great Monitor

                        By Living the Life

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Business User, Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                        • Great picture quality
                        • Large Viewing Area
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Movies
                          • Spreadsheets

                          Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

                          Great picture, easy to set up.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          4.0

                          Great monitor for editing photos

                          By intensity

                          from Los Angeles

                          About Me Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great picture quality
                          • Large Viewing Area
                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Small Footprint

                          Cons

                          • Resolution Is Not High

                          Best Uses

                          • Photo Editing

                          Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

                          This is a great monitor. Looks great on my desk. It is pretty lightweight, so it won't put a lot of strain on your desk.

                          This monitor calibrates well and stays pretty consistent for hours of usage, which is crucial for photo editing.

                          The only downside to this monitor is it's only 1080p resolution. That would be more than enough for a 24" monitor, but this monitor is 27" so it is definitely not as high res as the retina screen in your iphone.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Great Product

                          By ibyte

                          from Rochester, NY

                          About Me Gamer, Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great picture quality

                          Cons

                          • Vga Is Dead People

                          Best Uses

                          • Gaming
                          • Movies
                          • Photo Editing

                          Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

                          I bought this monitor to replace my old Samsung. This is a great monitor(when calibrated)for the price. I will only give this 4 stars because I cannot believe it came with a VGA port instead of a DVI port with such a high end product.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          4.0

                          Great value. Awful adjustment buttons.

                          By Home User

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great picture quality
                          • Large Viewing Area
                          • Small Footprint

                          Cons

                          • Lacks Adjustability

                          Best Uses

                          • Gaming
                          • Movies

                          Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

                          It's hard to complain when you get a 27" display of this quality for this price. But I will complain about one thing: The touch-sensitive buttons are TRULY AWFUL. Everything about this adjustment interface is counter-intuitive and frustrating, from the placement on the bottom of the monitor (terrible idea!) to the arcane symbols to the challenge of not accidentally hitting the wrong one. The lightest brush of your finger - for instance when tilting the display in normal use - will dramatically alter the display (e.g. by changing from 'normal' mode to movie mode or some such. It is almost bad enough to be a deal-breaker. Almost. ---- Otherwise, as long as you are okay with the relatively low resolution (1080p) for its size and limited adjustability (tilt only), it is a nice display for the price. Very stylish, too, with its slim bezels.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          4.0

                          good buy for a price

                          By MAREK

                          from PINELLAS PARK FL.

                          About Me Casual User, Gamer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great picture quality
                          • Large Viewing Area
                          • Reliable Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Gaming
                            • Movies
                            • Spreadsheets

                            Comments about ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor:

                            Great monitor, very slim design, good picture, so far works good, good buy for this price.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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