The ASUS PG279QZ is a very good 144 Hz gaming monitor with a 1440p IPS panel and good picture quality. It can not reach very high levels of brightness and is therefore better suited for an average light room. It has a low contrast ratio, which does not allow you to see deep black in a dark room, but the viewing angles are good, so the sides of the screen remain accurate when viewed from close up. It has excellent motion handling with a very fast pixel response time, extremely low input delay and supports G-Sync. All these features are an excellent gaming monitor.

This is a newer version of the ASUS ROG PG279Q.

Design

The design of the ASUS PG279QZ is very good. It is identical to the design of the ASUS ROG PG279Q. The stand is simple, it wears the monitor well, and the ergonomics are great, so you can easily set up the monitor. The build quality is very good and although it is mostly made of plastic, you should not have any problems with it. It has thin edges and a clean back with good cable management. Just like the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q, the bottom of the monitor can light up with LEDs.

Picture Quality

Good picture quality for the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QZ. As with most IPS monitors, the contrast ratio is low and the monitor can not display deep black in a dark room. It has a decent SDR peak brightness and is better suited for a room that is not too bright. It has the typical wide viewing angles of IPS panels, excellent gray uniformity and excellent color accuracy. Unfortunately, the monitor does not support HDR.

Motion

The movement on this ASUS PG279QZ is excellent. The pixel response time is very fast and leaves only a very small motion blur on fast moving objects. There is no flicker because the monitor does not use PWM dimming and this is ideal for those who are disturbed by flicker. It has an optional BFI feature, which NVIDIA calls ULMB, and helps make the picture even sharper. Finally, it supports the variable update rate of G-Sync for a very wide range of refresh rates.

Inputs

The ASUS PQ279QZ has a large 27-inch 1440p display that lets you view many details on your screen. The input delay is very low and this makes it an excellent choice even for the most competitive players.


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Conclusion

Mixed Usage

This is a very good monitor for mixed use. It has excellent ergonomics and a very good resolution and size, allowing you to see more details on your screen, whether you use it for work or for fun. The low input delay, G-sync function and outstanding response make it a great companion for serious gamers.

Office

The ASUS PG279QZ is a great monitor for office use. It has a very good resolution and size that makes multitasking easy. The angles are decent and allow you to easily share your work. You can easily position it to your liking and the handling of brightness and reflection is suitable for an average bright office.

Gaming

This is an excellent monitor for games. Apart from the excellent size and resolution, the monitor has an excellent low input delay and supports G-Sync in a wide range of refresh rates. Along with the fast pixel response time, this is a good choice for gamers.

Multimedia

The ASUS PG279QZ is a good monitor for multimedia consumption. It has a very low input delay and is very responsive to your actions. With QHD resolution, you can see much of the content in native resolution, and the monitor can handle annoying reflections from the light sources in your room.

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