Thursday, August 20th 2015

ASUS Announces MG278Q 27-Inch 144 Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor

ASUS today announced MG278Q, a 27-inch widescreen-quad-high-definition (WQHD) display designed for professional gaming. It features an almost-instantaneous 1 ms response time; as well as an incredible 144 Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync technology for smooth, seamless gameplay. MG278Q has an ergonomic design, and has Ultra-Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free technologies to protect users' eyes during marathon gaming sessions. ASUS-exclusive enhancements like GamePlus and GameVisual technologies give users an advantage in the gaming arena.

Highly-detailed cinematic visuals
ASUS MG278Q represents a new generation of displays, boasting a WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440) panel with a pixel density of 109 pixels per inch (PPI). The latest MG278Q display delivers highly-detailed images, and has up to 77% more onscreen desktop area than similarly-sized standard Full HD (1920 x 1080) displays.
Smooth, fast-paced gameplay
ASUS MG278Q features an astonishing 144 Hz refresh rate and a 1 ms gray-to-gray response time to eliminate smearing, ghosting, and motion blur. This gives it the visual prowess required for fast-paced first person shooter or racing games.

It also features AMD FreeSync technology for seamlessly-smooth gameplay to give gamers the upper hand when playing the latest gaming titles.

Designed for comfortable marathon gaming sessions
ASUS MG278Q is specially-designed for marathon gaming sessions. It features ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Light technology reduces blue light emission by up to 70%, and has four different blue light filter settings that are easily accessed through a new onscreen display (OSD) menu. Flicker-Free technology also helps reduce onscreen flicker for a more comfortable gaming experience.

MG278Q has a slim profile and narrow bezel that makes it perfect for almost-seamless multi-display setups. It has an ergonomically-designed stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment so gamers can find their preferred comfortable viewing position. The MG278Q can be easily detached from the stand thanks to a quick-release latch, and can be VESA wall-mounted to save on desktop space.

Gamer-centric features
ASUS MG278Q features the ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey for crosshair overlay, timer functions and frames per second (FPS) counter. The crosshair overlay with four different crosshair options lets users choose the one that best suits the game they're playing. There's also an onscreen timer users can position on the left of the display to keep track of the elapsed gaming time; while the FPS (frames per second) counter lets users know how smoothly the game is running.

ASUS-exclusive GameVisual technology provides up to six preset display modes (Scenery, Racing, Cinema, RTS/RPG, FPS, and sRGB) to suit different game genres. This unique feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the OSD settings menu.

Extensive connectivity options and smart cable management
ASUS MG278Q has rich connectivity options for fast signal transmission, including one dual-link DVI, two HDMI ports and one DisplayPort 1.2. The DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI-1 outputs provide native WQHD output. Two fast-charging USB 3.0 ports charge mobile devices quickly and can be used as an alternative connection for a secondary display.

A cable-management design feature found on the back of the display helps organize and hide cables to keep the gaming area tidy.

MG Series 144 Hz displays for unrivalled gaming visuals
The ASUS MG Series consists of the MG278Q and the MG279Q 144 Hz gaming displays. MG278Q's 1 ms response time makes it ideal for first-person shooters; while MG279 utilizes an in-plane switching (IPS) panel for wide 178° viewing angles for lifelike gaming visuals with minimal distortion and color shift. The MG Series displays are designed to fulfill the visual requirements of all types of gamers.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS MG278Q will be available in Asia, Europe in August, and North America early September.
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16 Comments on ASUS Announces MG278Q 27-Inch 144 Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor

#1
DeathtoGnomes
To have three of those bad babies, oh my gawd! Hell even two of them would give you Whiplash...
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#2
HumanSmoke
TN panel. AG coating. Pass.

Seems like an OK monitor judging by reviews, but the likely pricing for me (local Asus monitor pricing would send a mob loan shark running to the BBB ) and the TN/AG combo isn't sending my heart aflutter.
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#4
buggalugs
They already have the MG279Q 144Hz (4ms) IPS panel with 1440p res and freesync. I almost bought one last week.

So this is a TN 1ms panel version, same res, freesync etc.

I don't know why you would buy the TN version unless its much cheaper.
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#5
Solidstate89
I'm still waiting on their IPS G-SYNC Monitor. God damn, how long does it take?
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#6
GhostRyder
Looks like another 40-144hz Freesync range monitor same as the Acer I now own (gifts OP). Well I personally see no problems with it being a TN as long as its a good TN (Which I am sure this is pretty much the same as the Swift in terms of quality). I think that this would be a cool monitor to own and would love to see some pricing on it!
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#7
haswrong
Solidstate89 said:
I'm still waiting on their IPS G-SYNC Monitor. God damn, how long does it take?
about 2 years..

GhostRyder said:
Looks like another 40-144hz Freesync range monitor same as the Acer I now own (gifts OP). Well I personally see no problems with it being a TN as long as its a good TN (Which I am sure this is pretty much the same as the Swift in terms of quality). I think that this would be a cool monitor to own and would love to see some pricing on it!
..as long as it doesnt change colours on vertical movement.. which any tn does, so you cant actually slide in your chair, right? NEXT!
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#8
Teiji
Solidstate89 said:
I'm still waiting on their IPS G-SYNC Monitor. God damn, how long does it take?
Same here. Still waiting on that damn PG279Q. Hopefully, before the year ends.
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#9
silapakorn
Solidstate89 said:
I'm still waiting on their IPS G-SYNC Monitor. God damn, how long does it take?
Just go with Acer, like me. I suspect that being an ROG brand, Asus will charge an insane price for its flagship monitor.
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#10
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Just go for the BenQ XL2730Z. 144Hz FreeSync TN panel, great performance and features and much cheaper.
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#11
Xaled
Why guys would wait Asus's ips-gsync monitor? What did i miss about Acer XB270HU ? Price? Asus's products p are always more expensive than others, so?..
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#12
Prima.Vera
So again, why is it called FreeSync if it doesn't work at all on nVidia cards????????
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#13
Xaled
Prima.Vera said:
So again, why is it called FreeSync if it doesn't work at all on nVidia cards????????
It is called free because it is open source technology, manufacturers dont have to pay AMD money to make freesync monitors, thats why prices arent as high as g-sync monitors
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#14
Solidstate89
silapakorn said:
Just go with Acer, like me. I suspect that being an ROG brand, Asus will charge an insane price for its flagship monitor.
I don't trust Acer for anything.
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#15
GhostRyder
haswrong said:

..as long as it doesnt change colours on vertical movement.. which any tn does, so you cant actually slide in your chair, right? NEXT!
Well are you constantly shifting in your chair up and down while playing games? I tend to sit in one place and adjust my monitor for that spot...

Prima.Vera said:
So again, why is it called FreeSync if it doesn't work at all on nVidia cards????????
Uhhh, blame NVidia???

qubit said:
Just go for the BenQ XL2730Z. 144Hz FreeSync TN panel, great performance and features and much cheaper.
The Acer is pretty decent as well as far as price and performance.
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#16
deemon
too tn-panel; too small size; too high resolution; too expensive; too little curve; too asus; pass.
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