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ASUS MX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor

B&H # ASMX279H Mfr # MX279H
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Product Highlights
  • HDMI + D-Sub + DVI-D Inputs
  • 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

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, D-Sub, 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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ASUSMX279H 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor
     
    4.6

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great picture quality (10)
    • Large viewing area (10)
    • Reliable (6)
    • Small footprint (5)
    • Adjustable viewing angles (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies (7)
      • Gaming (6)
      • Spreadsheets (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business user (5), Casual user (5), Gamer (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (9), Personal (7)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (12), Mac (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Absolute best for price.

      I've been through about 8 different monitors trying to find something that is not a pain to look at.
      I read a lot of reviews about this one and none of the problems that...Read complete review

      I've been through about 8 different monitors trying to find something that is not a pain to look at.
      I read a lot of reviews about this one and none of the problems that anyone has had have been an issue for me. In fact, after some tweaking, I've never seen a non-apple monitor come so close to looking like my retina display.

      I've been using this guy for about 3 weeks now.

      No regrets.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Pretty monitor but

      Nice size and slick, but the sound and the resolution isn't what I expected.

      Nice size and slick, but the sound and the resolution isn't what I expected.

      Reviewed by 16 customers

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      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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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    MX279H 27

                    By Victronic

                    from Maryland

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        I was looking for a reasonably priced monitor to replace an Apple Cinema Display. You will be hard pressed to find another 27" display with the build quality and performance for 1/3 the cost of an Apple Display. Using this with a new gen Mac Mini soley for music. The Mac Mini and Asus look great together.

                        On a side note...I have been buying from B&H for many years ( before the net )
                        This is the most easy to deal with company by far. Great prices and great communication from B&H simply can not be beat.

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

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I would definitely buy this again.

                        By Greg

                        from Indianapolis

                        About Me Business User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              Good styling, great resolution & good sound/speakers. Overall high quality & a great value.

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

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              nice monitor for the money

                              By cww2

                              from blair, ne

                              About Me Business User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  Web site designer, mac. Needed a bigger monitor. takes a bit getting used to the size when coming from a smaller screen (I had a 22). Calibration is close, but I would buy calibration product as well. Overall pretty sweet.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  So this is what colors look like...

                                  By Apophis

                                  from Indian Trail, NC

                                  About Me Casual User, Gamer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Great picture quality
                                  • Large Viewing Area
                                  • Reliable Performance

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Gaming
                                    • Movies

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

                                    My 22in Westinghouse monitor died on me so I upgraded to this 27in. Plugged from the dvi on my video card to the hdmi port on the back, power and I was in business. Perfect colors in my games that I was obviously missing on my previous monitors. Hoping this monitor lasts a long time!

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

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                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Absolute best for price.

                                    By Kevin Matley

                                    from Seattle, Wa

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Great picture quality
                                    • Large Viewing Area

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                        I've been through about 8 different monitors trying to find something that is not a pain to look at.
                                        I read a lot of reviews about this one and none of the problems that anyone has had have been an issue for me. In fact, after some tweaking, I've never seen a non-apple monitor come so close to looking like my retina display.

                                        I've been using this guy for about 3 weeks now.

                                        No regrets.

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

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                                        (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        3.0

                                        Pretty monitor but

                                        By RaminOC

                                        from 92606

                                        About Me Business User, Casual User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Great Looking Profile

                                        Cons

                                        • Poor picture quality
                                        • Speakers Are Weak

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          Nice size and slick, but the sound and the resolution isn't what I expected.

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

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                                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          good monitor

                                          By sam

                                          from des moines ia

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Multimedia

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

                                            Wish it had a few more options instead of generic presets. It calibrates great anyway. Sharp monitor and cool design.

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

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