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[Staples] ASUS 27" TN Gaming Monitor -$229

VP278QGL 27" Full HD monitor with 100,000,000:1 high contrast ratio, ASUS-exclusive SplendidPlus and VividPixel technologies are optimized for the finest image and color quality. This approach extends to the sturdy stand and slim profile without compromising style in ensuring stability and durability.

27-inch LCD TN panel monitor
1920 x 1080 display resolution
1200:1 contrast ratio
170-degree Horizontal/160-degree Vertical viewing angle
Energy Star Qualified
2W x 2 RMS speakers
Ports: HDMI, DisplayPort, D-Sub, 3.5mm Mini-Jack
Dimensions: 25.25" x 15.98" - 21.09" x 8.91", 15.01 lbs
3-Year Warranty

I was looking for a secondary large monitor for work and saw this. I was happy with an Asus monitor a month back so I think I'll give this a shot
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Not 120/144Hz :-( , pretty mid tier deal tbh
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What makes it a gaming monitor? The price?
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You need to put the price in the title.
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27" 1080p
<100hz display
TN
Ugly Bezels and cheap stand

all for $230
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Ireojimayo wrote: 27" 1080p
>100hz display
TN
Ugly Bezels and cheap stand

all for $230
<100Hz
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Am I missing something that makes this monitor special?

27" 1080p panels went for $200 back in 2014, and those were IPS. You could get a 1440p 60Hz monitor in the same size for a little more, check out the lenovo deals if those are still live.
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Ugh andddd 1080p??? How is this..
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Cheap TN panel, 1080P for 27", and really slow refresh rate (75Hz). It's cheap, but this would be hard pass for most gamers and is objectively not a good monitor otherwise. You won't be able to tell the difference between 60Hz and 75Hz in any practical application, so you might as well just use an even cheaper monitor. It has a decent reponse time but that's about all it has going for it, and is only part of the gaming equation.

If you are looking for a very well priced, excellent gaming monitor with a really fast IPS panel that will do 165Hz (or anything below) with 27", 1440P, excellent stand, support for Gsync and Freesync and a lot of other features look at the Asus VG27AQ. It's also a very good "everyday" monitor for when you aren't gaming.
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gaming monitor should be at least over 100Hz, where this is only 60Hz.
this is NOT a gaming monitor and would recommend at least 1080p 144Hz.
if your video card can support it, 1440p 144Hz would be even better but obviously, this comes at a higher price.
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How is this much better than the VA27EHEY that is normally $229 but was on sale last week for $179? Oh wait! It has DisplayPort....but otherwise the other monitor was IPS vs this TN panel.

That said, so tired of everyone saying “1080p sucks on a 27” panel.” Not for those with limited eyesight or anything. You also aren’t getting a QHD 27” display for ~200 (and definitely not a higher refresh rate).
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This is an actually good display, having tried it myself. Forget the TN vs IPS. I also tried an Asus IPS that was noticeably dimmer and looked horrible @ 1080p. That being said, $229 is a bit steep for this. It should be around $200 or less on sale.
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i use as a second monitor and think its great. Extra 10% off with email sign up and the item was delivered quickly. no issues, easy on the eyes, and the speaker sound is good
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I grabbed the 27" ASUS IPS that was on sale last week for use as a portrait mode pinball playing field. The only thing this has going for it over that one (for my intended purpose) is the stand which probably would have worked for the tilt I wanted without having to resort to a gas spring monitor mount.
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CanadaCPU wrote: Cheap TN panel, 1080P for 27", and really slow refresh rate (75Hz). It's cheap, but this would be hard pass for most gamers and is objectively not a good monitor otherwise. You won't be able to tell the difference between 60Hz and 75Hz in any practical application, so you might as well just use an even cheaper monitor. It has a decent reponse time but that's about all it has going for it, and is only part of the gaming equation.

If you are looking for a very well priced, excellent gaming monitor with a really fast IPS panel that will do 165Hz (or anything below) with 27", 1440P, excellent stand, support for Gsync and Freesync and a lot of other features look at the Asus VG27AQ. It's also a very good "everyday" monitor for when you aren't gaming.

Please explain how $500+ is a good price? Or have you seen them for far less that I'm missing?
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aidendanger wrote: Please explain how $500+ is a good price? Or have you seen them for far less that I'm missing?
$500 is a fantastic price for the monitor I suggested. Lots of gaming monitors are $1000+. It also happens to be the #1 monitor on rtings after objective testing. Most monitors with the same specs cost more. That's about the minimum you are paying for a good 27" 1440P gaming monitor. The monitor in the OP is honestly horrible, you need to pay a little bit more to get something worthwhile otherwise you might as well go the other way and just by the cheapest monitor you can possibly find.
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mystery wrote: This is an actually good display, having tried it myself. Forget the TN vs IPS. I also tried an Asus IPS that was noticeably dimmer and looked horrible @ 1080p. That being said, $229 is a bit steep for this. It should be around $200 or less on sale.
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CanadaCPU wrote: $500 is a fantastic price for the monitor I suggested. Lots of gaming monitors are $1000+. It also happens to be the #1 monitor on rtings after objective testing. Most monitors with the same specs cost more. That's about the minimum you are paying for a good 27" 1440P gaming monitor. The monitor in the OP is honestly horrible, you need to pay a little bit more to get something worthwhile otherwise you might as well go the other way and just by the cheapest monitor you can possibly find.


Oh I fully agree the OP monitor is junk, I wouldn't buy it. But you can get tons of 4k monitors with great specs for sub $500. I've seen many for around $300.

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