Product Comparison: ASUS MG279Q vs ASUS MG278Q


General Specifications
Brand
ASUS
ASUS
Model
MG279Q
MG278Q
Origin
China
China
About the Product
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.
The MG278Q gaming display is built for victory in the professional gaming arena, and features a WQHD panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms fast response time. Its ergonomic design, together with Flicker-Free and Ultra Low Blue Light technology, ensure you stay comfortable during those marathon gaming sessions.
Key Specs
Screen Size
27 in.
27 in.
Resolution
2560x1440
2560 x 1440
Response Time
4 ms
1 ms
Refresh Rate
144 Hz
144 Hz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASUS MG279Q 27 Inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) Gaming Monitor
  • Excellent!! it's a perfect dream both 27inch and true 1440p resolution!!
  • This monitor is a fantastic bit of kit, the quad HD resolution with the 144hz makes any game look amazing.
  • The games look so clear in 2560x1440 I mainly play rocket league these days and the difference in refresh rate and resolution is big.
  • Colours are rich, and the high refresh rate leads to very smooth movement.
  • The refresh rate and response time are awful, there is a lot of lag on screen.
ASUS MG278Q 27 Inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) Gaming Monitor
  • Excellent screen quality with plenty of different screen options.
  • This was a Christmas present for my son who is much more sensittive to screen resolution and framde speed than me. He loves it, really pleased to have it, highly recommended.
  • Really good screen quality and spec!
  • The quality of the screen is so bad.
  • Not amazing quality screen. Terrible backlight bleed, the worst I have ever seen.
Size & Weight
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Color
Black
Black
Height
22 in.
22.1 in.
Width
24.6 in.
24.6 in.
Depth
9.3 in.
9.1 in.
Weight
15.4 pounds
15.4 pounds

ASUS MG279Q

ASUS MG278Q

Display
Display Type
LCD
LED
Panel Type
IPS
TN
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
1000:1
Brightness
350 cd/m²
350 cd/m²
Color Supported
16.7 Million
16.7 Million
View Angle Vertical
178 °
160 °
View Angle Horizontal
178 °
170 °
Curved Display
No
No
Anti-Glare
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Display"
ASUS MG279Q 27 Inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) Gaming Monitor
  • Colors, contrast and viewing are great.
  • Getting this monitor was best choice of upgrade from 1080p, fast, colorful, big and way more emersive than 1080p.
  • This monitor makes my game more natural in color.
  • Colour accuracy is good, and the anti-glare coating is pretty good too.
  • The brightness has a little difference between the lowest and highest setting.
ASUS MG278Q 27 Inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) Gaming Monitor
  • Picture and colors are amazing!! You wont be disappointed.
  • The color is far superior on this, the thing that stood out to me how much better the blood on CS GO looks
  • Colors, contrast and viewing are great.
  • Getting this monitor was best choice of upgrade from 1080p, fast and colorful.
  • Colors are over exaggerated + color bleeding around objects.
Features
Type
Gaming
Gaming
Touch Screen
No
No
Build-in speaker
Yes
Yes
Built-In Webcam
No
No
TV Tuner
No
No
Pivot Function
Yes
Yes
VESA-compatible
100x100
100x100
Extras
gamer-centric features, Ultra-Low Blue Light technology, ASUS GamePlus, GameVisual
Ultra-Low Blue Light technology, Flicker-free Technology, ASUS GamePlus, GameVisual
What customers say about "Features"
ASUS MG279Q 27 Inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) Gaming Monitor
  • The stand is sturdy and easily adjustable.
  • I really like the ease of adjusting the height, very nice smooth fitting.
  • The headphone jack is very handy as it allows me to have both the PC and PS4 to use the same speakers which are plugged into it.
  • There are decent built in speakers on a monitor.
  • Speakers are low quality but usable.
ASUS MG278Q 27 Inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) Gaming Monitor
  • My favourite feature is the highly adjustable stand that it comes on - it's very easy to reposition and raise/lower.
  • A nice feature with this monitor is the height adjustment which many lack nowadays.
  • Cool built in gaming features (countdown timer, fps and cross hair).
  • The also has an ergonomically-designed with tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment so you can always find that ideal viewing position.
  • POOR quality speakers and AUX output.
Connectivity
Inputs
HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2, Mini-DisplayPort
HDMI, DVI-D, DisplayPort 1.2
What customers say about "Connectivity"
ASUS MG279Q 27 Inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) Gaming Monitor
  • The kit has all the necessary cables, you no longer need to look for them separately, as I once had.
  • I had mouse lags issues with my previous moniror, finally after connecting the mouse to this new monitor, there is no problem, magic.
  • USB 3.0 works great with my mouse and keyboard.
  • There's 2 USB3 ports but they are not the easiest to access which makes them a little pointless.
  • USB awkward to get to.
ASUS MG278Q 27 Inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) Gaming Monitor
  • It does come well packaged with hdmi, displayport and usb cables.
  • It nice to see a displayport cable in the box (also a HDMI cable)
  • I tried using a different displayport, a different display cable, then scrapped DP and used DVI and then finally moving onto HDMI and found that the issue occurred with each one
  • The power cable is a european 2 pin type, so you'll need an adaptor or an alternate power cable from an old monitor or PC.
Power
Wattage
38.7 Watts
38.7 Watts
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC, BSMI, ENERGY STAR
CE, FCC, ENERGY STAR, BSMI, CB

ASUS MG279Q

ASUS MG278Q

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