ASUS MG MG278Q Review
We’ve seen some really good gaming monitors in the past. Every day we are seeing new ones flooding the market and not all are worthy display for pure gaming. In this ASUS MG MG278Q review, we are going to review this new gaming monitor and find out if it belongs to the first category.
There are a number of rich features in this display and needless to say, it is targeted at serious gamer guys and girls. If you are on the lookout for a high-end gaming monitor, this one should be in your shortlist. Let’s dive in and see what this display really is.
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The design is minimalistic and pretty straight forward. The design is not going to win any awards, but it will fit into your gaming cave just fine. It also comes in black so won’t have to worry about your monitor blending in. The bezels are neither too small nor too big. It doesn’t interfere much with your viewing experience, so we guess it is acceptable.
The aluminum stand looks simple and boring. But it is solid, sturdy and does a good job in holding the monitor. The stand gives you all possible options you would expect. You can tilt the monitor front and back to a particular angle. You can swivel it around to show to other around you. You can also pivot this into a vertical display which is perfect for coders and designers. You can also adjust the height if you want to.
ASUS MG MG278Q Specs and Features
Let’s talk about the most spec of this monitor. The screen is 27 inches diagonally, and it comes with a Widescreen Quad-HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. This equates to a pixel density of 108 pixels which is very impressive considering the size of the display.
But to cut cost, ASUS has included a TN panel and not an IPS panel. It is not that bad, but you do miss the excellent viewing angles an IPS panel can get you. The picture quality, however, is top notch and no complaints there. Even though the viewing angles are not as good, you still can see the pictures fine from the side.
The screen in the ASUS MG MG278Q model can get pretty bright, and it can reach a maximum of 350cd/m2. Even when you are playing in a well-lit room, this brightness should be pretty good.
The contrast ratio of 1000:1 is a nice spec but nothing rare out there. The monitor can easily show off 16.7 million colors and with this contrast ratio, you will get some really deep blacks and brighter whites.
Let’s talk about the response time of this gaming monitor. This is one of the most important features in a display, and when it comes to gaming, it is even more crucial. Here, we have a response time of 1ms, and that is pretty dope.
You can have a neat gaming experience with a monitor with a response time of 2 or 5ms. This one will blow that one out.
The refresh rate is also pretty impressive at 144Hz. This will help you get smoother gaming and will do an excellent job in minimizing motion blur. Even when you are on a screen with too many fast movements, the motion is smooth and without blur.
The impact of refresh rate is pretty good when you are gaming online. It will help you see the details better and could give you a competitive edge.
AMD Free sync is another important feature that we were happy to see in this monitor. If you are using an AMD graphics card, then this feature will be making your gaming even smoother.
Flicker-free technology and low blue light emission are notable features. They help to reduce the damage to your eyes when you are playing your favorite games for hours.
There are a 2 HDMI ports, 1 DVI-D port, 1 Display port 1.2 and also 1 USB 3.0 port. These should be enough for most users. If there aren’t enough, you can always get some adapters for cheap.
ASUS MG MG278Q Review: Verdict
That brings this ASUS MG MG278Q review to its end. It is a very good gaming display for the price. An excellent response time, impressive refresh rate and AMD free sync make this a competitive display in its category. If you are a serious gamer, this monitor might help you on your journey.