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ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QL1A, another gaming monitor

ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QL1A, another gaming monitor

ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QL1A is a new model that the Taiwanese firm has added to its catalog of gaming monitors, a segment that, like no other, the industry is using to drive the sale of these screens.

The new model follows the line of the VG27VQ that we recently presented to you, but with a flat screen instead of a curved one and with a panel that replaces VA with IPS technology. It offers a diagonal of 27 inch and a native resolution FHD for 1920 x 1080 pixels.

ASUS focuses it on electronic sports that need high refresh rates, although it does not reach the maximum (240 Hz) that we see in other models (including some from ASUS) with a VA panel. In any case, your refresh rate of 165 Hz it is high and adds to a response time of 1 ms (MPRT).


Supports AMD FreeSync Premium image sync technology and also supports G-SYNC adaptive sync.

The IPS panel does allow advantages in other sections to be able to use the monitor in other tasks than games and thus, it supports 125% of the sRGB color gamut and 95% in DCI-P3. Its viewing angles are 178 degrees and it also supports the minimum dynamic range certification DisplayHDR 400 and the corresponding 400 nits of brightness.

As in all these types of gaming monitors, ASUS adds features such as GamePlus (crosshair overlay, FPS counter, screen alignment), GameVisual (set of screen presets specific to the game genre), Shadow Boost that improves the details in dark areas, gameFast or blue light filtering, which reduces emissions to prevent the appearance of eye fatigue and take care of your eyesight, one of the most common problems when we spend several hours playing.


ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QL1A features an ergonomic base that makes it easy to adjust the screen in height or tilt. It has a pair of HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a input ports. It also includes 2-watt stereo speakers and a headphone jack. The company has not revealed prices, but in the case of an entry model for gaming screens it should be below the 299 euros that its brother VG27VQ costs with a curved VA panel and similar benefits.

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