At the end of the day we are all searching for the products that provide the most value for our dollar and this ASUS monitor is a valiant competitor bringing us the best of both worlds. Pretty good visual specs with a decent price line and a hefty screen size combine for a monitor that should be a welcome addition to a gaming setup. Many of its capabilities are far beyond the standard competition with an emphasis on speed so you get some nice and smooth game play from a monitor that excels at high speed action. With a price around $300 this monitor fits nicely into the gap between the basic unassuming monitor and the high tech premium models with an interesting mix of features.
Design and Features
At its price point finding a 27 inch monitor is quite the unique predicament. Typically 27 inches is reserved for the domain of 500 plus. However, it looks quite nice here. With an ultra-thin bezel, the screen reaches right to the edges to make the 27 inches pretty legitimate. With full HD resolution, you get gorgeous images across the surface. 1920 x 1080 may not give you the vibrancy of 4k UHD though it is quite sufficient for its price range.
This is just what you would expect for a similar monitor and its the last time this monitor matches up with the pedestrian. The most dynamic feature of this display is its 1 millisecond response time for revealing clear picture faster than the blink of an eye. For reference a generic screen will run around 15 milliseconds or worse, where as even for a premium monitor that brings brilliant resolution and other capabilities 4 millisecond response time is generally on the high end. So 1 ms response time is definitely enough to make the consumer make a double take. However when you really get down to it 1 ms response time is one of the least noticeable upgrades in the history of highlighting special capabilities.
The difference between 1,4,5 and even 15 ms response time will be hard to discern for many users. While you can see the 15 the difference between 1,4, and 5 is really quite negligible. Which means at the end of the day 1 ms response time is a great talking point, but visually you are better off trying to find the differences between two identical twins if you need validation.
While the response time is a flag worth noticing, it isn’t necessarily a red flag, it is more like a fake checkered flag that tells you that you are a winner even though you haven’t yet. So, you can’t really hold that against them, and the rest of this monitors abilities are pretty respectable. With a 75 hz refresh rate you are still capable of exceeding 60 frames per second.
Generally, your refresh rate matches up well with your maximum frame rate to a point. You need a decent refresh rate for the response time to matter much and this monitor has just enough for them to match up. a 200 plus refresh rate is what you would like for a 1 ms response time so the synergy is not perfect. As long as you have a strong enough computer though it is not too hard to hit 120 fps with the majority of games and this monitor.
This monitor has a specific feature made for users with an AMD graphics card with its free and adaptive sync feature. This allows your monitor to sync up with your video card to maintain a smooth picturesque image when normal monitor graphics card combos might experience some screen tearing. This is a feature normally reserved for premium monitors, so it is nice to see the casual gamer has a good outlet for optimized gaming as well.
This monitor does a great job of bridging the gap as a multifunctional monitor. We have multiple gaming modes so you can tune your visuals to the appropriate setting for the genre. Along with a nice array of eye care settings so you don’t harm your eyes over long sessions. With computers being so new to our society emitting harmful blue light you never know how much a bit of eye care technology will help in the long run. To follow up with the visual features the connectivity of this monitor is also quite impressive.
With dual HDMI ports, a VGA port and a standard display port you have multiple options for connecting with a multiple monitor setup while using this screen like a tv, or for video game consoles as well. The overall design of this monitor is futuristic with numerous built in controls for adjusting your picture. They may seem kind of gimmicky but make for a cool way to add a bit of extra flavor that you won’t find in most monitors.
Finally with built in 2W speakers you have some ok built in sound and this monitor is extremely adjustable. From the height to the swivel, to the pivot, if you have issues with finding the right angle this monitor can probably solve it. Also just look at the main page.
ASUS VG275Q Gaming Monitor Conclusion
1 millisecond response time sounds impressive, but it ends up being one of the least promising aspects of this monitor. Everything else from the size, options, design, connectivity, and price are the real factors that get your attention. For a mid-range monitor, you can’t really do much better. It does not have a crazy refresh rate or 4K resolutions, however it has everything you need to really impress the user with its functionality at a 300 dollar price range. If you have been spoiled by a premium monitor in the past, this one might not bring enough punch for you.
On the other hand anyone who is looking for a quality gaming monitor who hasn’t delved into the higher range will be quite pleased. It may be faster than necessary but I don’t know anybody who has ever complained about that.