ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM Review

ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM Review

In this article, we share our ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM Review.

ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM Review

Pros – Good out of the box calibration |  Very Low Backlight Bleed

Cons – ELMB reduces Brightness significantly

Screen size: 27-inches | Panel type: IPS | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Response time: 1ms | Refresh rate: 240Hz (280Hz Overlockable) | Aspect ratio: 16:9  | Release date: January 2020

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The ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM is one of the many new generations of 27-Inch 1080p 240Hz IPS monitors with 1ms response times and was released in January 2020. Note that there is also a 25-Inch version which many 1080p gamers may prefer, the ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM.

Performance:  Whilst using a similar panel to many of the latest generation of IPS 1080p 240hz monitors, ASUS has added the option to overclock it to 280Hz. The difference in refresh rate is really noticeable if you compare it side by side with a 240Hz monitor. The ELMB (extreme low motion blur) sync feature does a great job at reducing motion blur but turning it on has a significant impact on the brightness levels. This could become a problem if you are using it in a well-lit room.

Design & Build Quality: Whilst not as premium as ASUS ROG monitors, the design quality is still above average. The plastic stand is quite sturdy and allows you to adjust the height, tilt, and rotation but not swivel.  There is an audio jack,  display port 1.2, and 2 x HDMI ports on the back.

OSD, Calibration and Setup: The OSD is controlled by a clickable joystick. A nice touch is that all of the most commonly used options appear on the first screen. There are not a huge amount of options to calibrate but the default “racing mode” preset is well setup. It features some of the lowest backlight bleed compared to many other IPS monitors.

Adaptive Sync Technology: Freesync and G-Sync Compatible

Verdict: The ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM is a good monitor offering the fastest refresh rate and great color accuracy. However Personally we prefer the 25-inch version for its larger pixel density, the ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM. If you want a 27 Inch monitor then we recommend 1440p 240Hz.
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