ASUS Designo MX27UC 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor

ASUS Designo MX27UC 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor

ASUS Designo MX27UC 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor

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Product Highlights

  • 27" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Technology
  • HDMI 2.0 / DP 1.2 / DP Over USB-C Inputs
  • 3840 x 2160 4K Resolution
  • 1300:1 Static Contrast Ratio
  • 300 cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 5 ms Response Time
  • 1.07 Billion Colors
  • Dual 3W Stereo Speakers
  • ASUS Eye Care Technology
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Resolution: 3840 x 2160 (4K)

2560 x 1440 (WQHD) 3840 x 2160 (4K)
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ASUS MX27UC Overview

  • 1Description

Designed for use in a variety of mediums including photo work, gaming, writing, and more, the Designo MX27UC 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor from ASUS offers enhanced display clarity along with a nearly invisible bezel. With a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160, it provides more workable screen area and sharper images as compared to a Full HD 1920 x 1080 display. This display features IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology and has a 5 ms (GtG) response time, a 100,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 178°/178° viewing angles, -5 ~ 20° tilt, and support for 1.07 billion colors.

This 4K display also features 2 x 3W stereo speakers that have been co-developed with ICEpower | Bang & Olufsen. They are equipped with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology and an AudioWizard allows users to select from four preset audio modes to tailor audio output. Connectivity options are provided using the HDMI 2.0 port, the DisplayPort 1.2 port, or the DisplayPort connector available through the USB Type-C port. There is also a 3.5mm audio jack. In order to help protect your eyes, ASUS has designed this display with ASUS Eye Care technology, which includes flicker-free technology and a blue light filter.

The Designo MX27UC operates using 100-240V at 50/60 Hz, allowing it to be used worldwide. It includes a power cord, a power adapter, a DisplayPort cable, an HDMI cable, and a USB Type-C to A cable.

Ultra Slim, Frameless Design
The ASUS Designo MX27UC features a space-saving ultra-slim profile that measures just 1.25cm at its thinnest point. Like its contemporaries in the Designo MX family, Designo MX27UC features an exquisite edge-to-edge frameless panel with a bezel measuring just 0.1cm thick.
4K UHD Resolution
The Designo MX27UC delivers 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 resolution) visuals with enhanced levels of detail. With a pixel density of 163 pixels per inch, the MX27UC gives you sharp images with detail and texture. Having a higher pixel count also means more efficient multitasking, with the Designo MX27UC giving you up to 300% more onscreen space than a similarly sized Full HD display.
Enhanced 178° Wide Viewing Angles
The Designo MX27UC has an advanced high-performance IPS panel that provides a 100,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 178-degree wide viewing angles. This LED-backlit display covers the entire sRGB color space - providing accurate color reproduction for professional-grade photo and video editing, or for home entertainment.
Extensive Connectivity Options
The Designo MX27UC gives you improved compatibility with most multimedia devices. Its USB Type-C, DisplayPort, and HDMI (v2.0) ports support 4K UHD content playback at 60 Hz. The integrated USB Type-C port gives you data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps, and provides power to charge laptops or mobile devices via a single cable. MX27UC also serves as a USB hub, meaning that when you connect to it via USB-C (using C to C cable, or C to A cable), your device gains access to whatever peripherals are connected to the two USB 3.1 ports.
Powerful Immersive Audio
The Designo MX27UC utilizes a combination of advanced audio hardware and professional audio processing with built-in 3W dual stereo speakers for fully-immersive sound. ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, co-developed with ICEpower | Bang & Olufsen, refines the acoustic details to deliver clear sound with more distinct vocals, a wide frequency range, and improved audio fidelity. Additionally, this monitor features Asus AudioWizard for optimized audio settings to suit the task at hand. AudioWizard has four pre-set modes that can be accessed via the on-screen display.
Blue Light Filter
The TÜV Rheinland-certified ASUS Blue Light Filter protects you from harmful blue light, and you can easily access its four different filter settings via a hotkey. The Designo MX27UC has undergone stringent performance tests and has been certified by TÜV Rheinland laboratories, a global provider of technical, safety, and certification services, to be flicker-free and to emit low blue light levels.
Flicker-Free Technology
The Designo MX27UC features TÜV Rheinland-certified ASUS Flicker-Free technology to reduce flicker for a comfortable viewing experience. This technology helps minimize instances of eyestrain and other damaging ailments, especially when you spend long, countless hours in front of a display watching favorite videos.
Exclusive ASUS Features
The Designo MX27UC features ASUS SplendidPlus technology to provide you with optimized visuals by enhancing color brightness, contrast, and sharpness. It has eight preset modes (Reading, Darkroom, Scenery, Night View, Theater, Game, sRGB, and Standard) - allowing you to select the one that best suits the content you're currently viewing.
ASUS GamePlus
ASUS GamePlus enhances your gaming experience with additional in-game crosshair, timer functions, and FPS counter. You get four different crosshair options to suit the game environment; while the latter keeps you aware of the elapsed time - especially useful in real-time strategy games. FPS counter shows the rate at which frames are being drawn by the graphics card. You can access these GamePlus functions easily via the OSD menu.

Please note the FPS counter function can be activated while Adaptive-Sync is on, and the MX27UC monitor should connect to AMD graphics card via DisplayPort
Additional Features
  • Trace Free Technology
  • QuickFit Virtual Scale
  • MultiFrame Management Software
  • UPC: 889349599785
    In the Box
    ASUS Designo MX27UC 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor
  • Power Cord
  • Power Adapter
  • DisplayPort Cable
  • DisplayPort over USB-C Cable
  • USB-C to A Cable
  • HDMI Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    ASUS MX27UC Specs

    Size 27"
    Screen Area 23.5 x 13.2" / 59.7 x 33.6 cm
    Panel Type IPS-Type LCD
    Touchscreen No
    Resolution 3840 x 2160
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Maximum Brightness 300 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio 1300:1
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100,000,000:1
    Adaptive Sync Technology None
    Horizontal Frequency 24 to 94 kHz
    Vertical Frequency 40 to 76 Hz
    Bit Depth / Color Support 8-Bit+FRC (1.07 Billion Colors)
    Color Gamut 100% sRGB
    Response Time 5 ms (GtG)
    Viewing Angle Horizontal: 178°
    Vertical: 178°
    Dot Pitch 0.155 x 0.155 mm
    Inputs / Outputs
    Connectivity 1 x 3.5 mm Input
    2 x USB
    1 x HDMI 2.0
    1 x DisplayPort 1.2
    HDCP Support Yes
    Built-In Speakers Yes, 2 x 3 W
    Power Consumption 0.5 W (Standby)
    35 W (Typical)
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Certifications ENERGY STAR, RoHS, WEEE, as per Manufacturer
    Tilt Adjustment -5 to 20°
    Lock Slot Yes
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 24.2 x 16.9 x 8.9" / 61.4 x 43.0 x 22.5 cm
    Weight 12.1 lb / 5.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 18.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.0 x 21.0 x 4.75"

    ASUS MX27UC Reviews

    Designo MX27UC 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whiz Bang Wow - so good, especially for aging eyes Purchased for new MacBook Pro 13 2017 desktop setup. This ASUS replaces a 23 Cinema Display, now 12 years old. My research into compatibility had me nervous as this is still an emerging area (4k over USB-c). Would icons render too small or too big? Would 4k at 27 be $600 better than what I had? I figured, if monitor wasn't right for my setup, B&H would handle no hassle. In fact, monitor is a stunner, providing: larger objects, windows, text, etc. (compared to size on 23) in all programs, detailed, lifelike image rendering, amazing brightness and all while barely taking up more space than old 23. I have it running with a USB-c cable to DP 1.2 input for best compatibility with the 13 laptop. I don't need my monitor to be a hub, let USB-c from laptop power that directly. Bottom line - large, crisp screen image, stable as a printed page and gorgeous color rendition.
    Date published: 2017-09-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 in 1 Docking Station and Monitor I just switched from PC to MacBook Pro and I needed to do some serious upgrading to my peripherals. This monitor was one of very few USB-C monitors available as of this purchase. It had the best reviews all around and for the best price. The resolution is crystal clear and I simply connect it to my laptop and plug it in. It charges my laptop and connects any additional devices (I went with wireless magic keyboard and track pad, so I have one charging cable plugged into the monitor that I use to charge either my phone, keyboard or trackpad at any time). I'm also going to be connecting one of my old monitors to this one but I've had to order a VGA adaptor/dongle. There are plenty of ports left for anything else I may need to connect going forward. I'm perfectly satisfied with this purchase (And it was $100 cheaper on this site than elsewhere - so there's that, too.)
    Date published: 2017-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works with MacBook pro(2016) 15. I just plugged in USB-C and it worked. Did not have to do anything. Picture looks great. When MacBook pro comes out of sleep, it works with no issue. Only minor issues:Monitor turns on after you login to macbook. The sound can not be controlled with MacBook, support says MacBook needs to update their software. Sound is controlled easily once you figure its only 2 button pushes. Also, if you are using full 4k, some software tools may appear tiny(photoshop), you may view at 3k(but that's all 4k monitors right now with Macbook)But overall, I really am impressed and picture is great.
    Date published: 2017-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent monitor great image. ?charges my 15inch 2017 MacBook Pro with no problems. single cord with USB for charge, 4K image, and USB hub.
    Date published: 2018-01-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not currently compatible with 2016 13 MBP This monitor works great on the 2016 15 Macbook Pro, but on the 13 2016 MBP, which has a different graphics card, the USB-C doesn't work. Confirmed on multiple machines. No screen image and it even crashes the computer. HMDI does work with a dongle, but less than ideal, locked at 30 hz. Hopefully either Apple or Asus releases a firmware update, but for now, each blames the other and owners are SOL.
    Date published: 2017-05-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like it but.... I like the ASUS Designo MX27 Monitor. I use it with my brand new Apple MacBook Air 13 which has USB c connectivity. That part worked great.  I love the design, the quality of the pictures, the general ease of use.  Do not like not having a webcam, not being able to adjust volume from my keypad, and a few other things. But much much nicer than what I saw as competing products. I cant believe Apple stopped making monitors. A real slap at customers who were willing to pay for their ridiculously high priced, but excellent products.
    Date published: 2019-01-16
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Does Not Work with the New 2016 MacBook Pro via USB-C I bought this monitor to use with my new (2016) 13 MacBook Pro with the monitor's USB-C connection. I wanted a one cable solution to power my laptop, provide the video connection, and give me access to the USB 3 ports on the back of the monitor (like the specs on this monitor claim can be done). This is important as the new MBP only comes with 2 USB-C ports for power, video, and everything else. The monitor just says No USB-C Device Connected. A call to ASUS technical support could not resolve the issue. I tried using a Lightning 2 cable instead of the cheap USB-C cable ASUS provided, but that didn't work ether. They suggested that I return the monitor to B&H. I bought an adapter (for another $70) that allows me to hook the monitor up to my laptop via HDMI. It then gives me a couple of USB 3 ports and provides a place to plug in a power cable, but I still had to buy another another USB-C cable ($20) and a power adapter ($69). I'm debating if this solution is good enough to allow me to keep the monitor. Either way, I'm not happy having to spend an extra $159 just to make the monitor work the way it is supposed to work out of the box. The picture on this monitor is wonderful. The sound is excellent, but inconsistent (super loud for some apps, super low for others). Changing the volume is not a fast process either as you have to do it using the monitor's menu system. You cannot use your computer to control the volume with the aforementioned setup. I also wanted to add a second monitor in short order, but I'm not sure if this would work with the way I had to just hook up one. I have a feeling this one is going back to B&H next week. On a side note, I think Apple was dreaming when they thought they could go to just one or two USB-C ports on their laptops. A year after the new MacBook release, peripheral support for USB-C is totally non-existent. Even Apple doesn't make USB-C accessories.
    Date published: 2017-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy it again! I like this monitor. Not disappointed with the purchase. I just wish that ASUS would add height adjustable base to this monitor. Works for me really well but may be too low for some other people. Also, it would be nice if it came in black color as well. Super easy to set-up and easy on eyes for extended use. Overall, very nice.
    Date published: 2017-10-03
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