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I bought the Asus MX279H monitor when I decorated my study last summer and it is a lovely piece of equipment. I was unsure about whether I could justify the extra cost against other 27 inch monitors but it is well worth the additional cost.
Broadcasting in Full 1080p HD, the picture quality from the MX279H is second to none. You can connect to your PC using the HD to DVI cable (or HDMI to HDMI if you prefer not to use the cable provided) or VGA. Personally, I don't see why anyone would use VGA these days as this is old technology.
Although the display of the monitor is huge, the actual space this will take up on your desk is very minimal. The thickness of the monitor is no more than a centimetre and, as long as you have enough space, width-ways, this monitor will look a picture on anyones desk.
Before buying this monitor, I did consider buying a second smaller monitor rather than one big monitor. With hindsight, I believe I made the right decision as I have more control over where I position things on one screen. What I do like about the Asus is that I can now multitask easier than ever before. I am a big sports fan so this monitor now allows me to have a web browser open for approximately 75% of the screen and then in the final quarter, I can open another two web browser instances to show me two separate TV channels (normally Sky Sports 1 and 2 in my case). This monitor is also brilliant for when I play poker as I can have multiple tables open and view them all perfectly, rather than having them all squashed to a small size.
In conclusion, I would have no hesitation in recommending this monitor to anyone who is looking to upgrade. You can get cheaper ones on the market but the resolution and picture quality will be considerably lower than that of the Asus. With monitors, you certainly do get what you pay for and Asus have come up with a real gem with the Ms279H.
Inspired by millennia of artistic legacy, the Designo MX series sports an elegant and precision-crafted sundial design. The MX279H features an edge-to-edge frameless panel with 178ª ultra-wide viewing angle AH-IPS A+ technology for incredible visuals. In addition, built-in ASUS SonicMaster technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, delivers immersive premium audio performance.
Designo MX279H features a 16:9 aspect ratio LED-backlit AH-IPS A+ panel with a 178ª wide-view angle that minimizes color shift on both horizontal and vertical planes to ensure quality visuals from almost any direction. AH-IPS is the latest in IPS technology - delivering improved color accuracy plus increased energy efficiency.
The Designo MX279H features ASUS SonicMaster technology - which was co-developed by the ASUS Golden Ear team and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower. This ASUS-exclusive audio technology combines advanced hardware and software to refine every acoustic detail in pristine quality to deliver crystal clear, true-to-life surround sound - reproducing richer and more distinct vocals at a wider frequency range and louder volumes.
|Product Description:||ASUS MX279H - LED monitor - 27"|
|Device Type:||LED-backlit LCD monitor - 27"|
|Aspect Ratio:||Widescreen - 16:9|
|Native Resolution:||FullHD 1920 x 1080|
|Pixel Pitch:||0.311 mm|
|Contrast Ratio:||80000000:1 (dynamic)|
|Response Time:||5 ms (grey-to-grey)|
|Colour Support:||16.7 million colours|
|Input Connectors:||2xHDMI, VGA|
|Display Position Adjustments:||Tilt|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||62.26 cm x 22.52 cm x 44.13 cm - with stand|
|Environmental Standards:||ENERGY STAR Qualified|
|Compliant Standards:||UL, VCCI, C-Tick, BSMI, cUL, WHQL, CB, CCC, FCC, RoHS, WEEE, PSE Mark, GOST-R, J-MOSS|