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Asustek unveils WQHD IPS display with 120Hz/144Hz refresh rate

The vast majority of large gaming monitors with extreme refresh rates of 120Hz or 144Hz are based on TN+film panels that may be fast, but which cannot boast with truly accurate colour reproduction or superior viewing angles. However, it looks like the things are going to change. Asustek Computer introduced its new 120Hz/144Hz display based on an IPS panel at the Consumer Electronics 2015 show.

The Asus MG279Q 27” monitor boasts a high-quality in-plane switching panel with 2560*1440 resolution as well as very high refresh rates. At present the company declares 120Hz refresh rate and is “working on certifying 144Hz ready for launch”. The display features DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, two HDMI ports and a mobile high-definition link (MHL) 2.0 connectors. The device also sports a dual-port USB 3.0 hub.


“The upcoming MG279Q is a gaming monitor focus on giving gamers who demand superior viewing angles and color reproduction a new choice when it comes to a low response and high refresh rate monitor,” a statement by Asus reads.

Asustek Computer did not reveal when it plans to launch the MG279Q monitor officially. Obviously, it is unclear how high the price will be. Still, given the fact that the MG279Q is positioned as a mainstream solution, do not expect its price to be too high.


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KitGuru Says: The Asus MG279Q 27” is a very good display for those, who want to have extreme refresh rates along with high resolution and high-quality colour reproduction. Unfortunately, the size of the display is not truly large by modern standards. Still, its price is also not going to be too high…

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