Review of the 27-inch ASUS Designo MX27AQ

Review of the 27-inch ASUS Designo MX27AQ

Today the market offers a huge number of monitors, and everyone can choose the display to their liking.But when you want to buy a beautiful model, there is a problem: the vast majority of monitors alike and beautiful they just do not call it that. That is why a new and interesting, beautiful and slim ASUS MX27AQ with a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels and IPS-screen

Monitors from ASUS Designo series conceived as a thin, beautiful and elegant solutions. As a result, they became visibly stand out from the competition, packed in conventional rectangular plastic housing. In our test lab got a new model in this series – ASUS MX27AQ. It looks just fine – we see immediately that the designers have tried to ASUS as follows.


The monitor is set AH-IPS-matrix LM270WQ4-SSA1, manufactured by LG. The brightness of the subpixels is encoded using 8 bits.Display manufacturer declares full gamut range sRGB – for modern monitor is no longer a rarity. According to the same specifications as the maximum brightness is 300 cd / m 2, and the static contrast ratio – 1000: 1. Response time is equal to 5 ms, it was measured by the method GtG. If the stock of the situation, the characteristics ASUS MX27AQ turned out to be very interesting.Coverage in matte screen, and its resolution is 2560 × 1440 pixels, which, combined with a 27-inch diagonal gives PPI approximately 109 dpi. Backlit Monitor – W-LED Edge Backlight – consists of white LEDs, located on the inner surface of one of its ends.

At the time of writing this article (3/18/2015) Monitor ASUS MX27AQ we were able to find only in a Moscow online store, it can be purchased for around 43,500 rubles. It is possible with time ASUS MX27AQ appear in more stores, which will affect its value.

Review of the 27-inch ASUS Designo MX27AQ


Monitor ASUS MX27AQ belongs to the class of “frameless” display, so looks very nice. The thickness of the left, right and upper metallic frames of approximately 1 mm, and the lower frame, behind which the backlight unit and the electronic circuits of the left colon – 17.5 mm.

On the front, in the bottom right corner, see a number of points that can be mistaken for the touch buttons. In fact this is not so, the LEDs only indicate the location of the actual mechanical keys. They are located on the beveled lower end, which also has two speakers.Get used to this arrangement of buttons had long though overcome error – press the Power button instead of the “Menu” – could not until near the end of testing.

Review of the 27-inch ASUS Designo MX27AQ

On the side of the monitor there is nothing remarkable. There was no place for either USB-hub, nor for memory card slot and connector for headphones.

Stand the monitor to be simple and beautiful at the same time. On the table display stands firmly but fairly modest range of adjustments – from -5 ° (forward) to + 20 ° (back).

All connectors are disposed perpendicularly to the monitor display, on its rear side. Ports at the monitor a lot trio HDMI v1.4 (one of which is combined with MHL v2.0), DisplayPort v1.2, as well as a 3.5mm audio jack for headphones and a connector for the power supply. Despite such a large number of video inputs, monitor, unfortunately, is not equipped with the “picture in picture” and “picture next to the picture,” ie PiP and PbP. Holes for VESA wall mount the monitor and not.

Review of the 27-inch ASUS Designo MX27AQ

Included with the monitor, in addition to the documentation supplied the following components:

  • power supply;
  • Cable DisplayPort-DisplayPort;
  • Cable HDMI-HDMI;
  • power cable (connected to the power supply).
Review of the 27-inch ASUS Designo MX27AQ updated: March 19, 2015 author: John Malkovich