Asus VC279H 27" Full HD LED IPS Frameless Monitor £149.98 Delivered @ Ebuyer
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Asus VC279H 27" Full HD LED IPS Frameless Monitor £149.98 Delivered @ Ebuyer

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Found 30th May 2017
I saw the BenQ model on offer at the moment for £10 less, although this is a nice alternative if you prefer an IPS panel and aren't too fussed about the extra 1" - Built in speakers too.

I know some will say "You need 1440p minimum on a 27" monitor" Although not everyone has the GPU power to support those higher resolutions, especially for gaming, so it's good to have something that would do the job nicely.

It is a bit of a trade-off based on what you want really and personally I like IPS screens, probably because I'm so used to it. Going back to a TN panel probably wouldn't be a smooth transition. I reckon the VA Panels are a nice middle ground though. You know what you like/want anyway

  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD
  • IPS Display
  • 5ms Response Time
  • Built in Speakers
  • Blue Light Filter
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Display

  • Panel Size: Wide Screen 27.0"(68.6cm) 16:9
  • Panel Backlight / Type: In-Plane Switching
  • True Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Full HD 1080P: Yes
  • Display Surface Non-glare
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.311mm
  • Brightness (Max): 250 cd/㎡
  • Contrast Ratio (Max): 1000:1
  • ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR): 80000000:1
  • Viewing Angle: 178°(H)/178°(V)
  • Response Time: 5ms
  • Display Colours: 16.7M
  • Flicker free

Audio

  • Stereo Speakers: 1.5W x2
I/O
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • HDMI
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i have this monitor its great,i was getting headaches with my old 2 and i got this one and turned on the blue light,looked a bit off at first but now i m used to it and the headaches have gone.
very pleased with it and its a good price.
I also have the smaller version of this, and had headaches with other monitors but not with this one!
IPS is deffo better than TN, I've had 24" 1080p TN, 27" 1440p IPS, and now 24" 1080p TN 144hz, the fav was the second one. This is a great deal. Heat already added. I don't think the extra screen space will be too much of a problem for the resolution.
does it have vesa mount?
paulsmith288

does it have vesa mount?



From the ebuyer site:
Mechanical Design

•Chassis Colours: Black
•Tilt: +20°~-5°
•VESA Wall Mounting: 100x100mm
paulsmith288

does it have vesa mount?


Looks like it on the pictures. I have the smaller one that isn't wall mountable, but it has a nicer stand and B&O speakers. Lovely looking monitors. Heat from me. My only issue with mine is the time it takes to come on/wake up.
Have the MX279H overclocked to 74Hz, very nice IPS panel.
Running 1080p is fine. It's still the benchmark standard for PC gaming and 1440p is still an extravagance.

I personally use 1440p and have done for a few years now. For that reason I couldn't really go back to 1080p at this point but if you're not looking to spend a lot of money on hardware than 1080p is perfectly acceptable and arguably far less hassle.
Alfresco

Looks like it on the pictures. I have the smaller one that isn't wall … Looks like it on the pictures. I have the smaller one that isn't wall mountable, but it has a nicer stand and B&O speakers. Lovely looking monitors. Heat from me. My only issue with mine is the time it takes to come on/wake up.

In direct comparison, the smaller version would be VC239H 24" IPS FHD - which has the VESA mount option, same as the monitor in this deal.
I already have a 27" frameless IPS acer monitor and was looking for an additional IPS monitor. This one just falls right in my ball part with the price. Thanks op
anonimousse

In direct comparison, the smaller version would be VC239H 24" IPS FHD - … In direct comparison, the smaller version would be VC239H 24" IPS FHD - which has the VESA mount option, same as the monitor in this deal.


You're right. This is the model i have Asus MX259H 25" AH-IPS Frameless Monitor.
Edited by: "Alfresco" 30th May 2017
Was very interested but don't think it has freesync?

I'm looking to upgrade a 75htz 1ms 27" tn 1080 panel for an IPS....will keep looking.
Edited by: "utopiangames" 30th May 2017
Perfect timing. Just looking for a new monitor. Thank you
How is the calibration on this screen?
A link to the Benq deal? Thanks
MaximusRo

A link to the Benq deal? Thanks


Here... ebuyer.com/744…tbe


I have 2 displays connected via display port, will I be able to replace and connect this Asus monitor via HDMI?
Or that means other monitor should be connected via HDMI too? Thanks
Dziambis

I have 2 displays connected via display port, will I be able to replace … I have 2 displays connected via display port, will I be able to replace and connect this Asus monitor via HDMI?Or that means other monitor should be connected via HDMI too? Thanks


You can have HDMI and DP monitors connected at the same time.
very nice find! thank you
I have the silver VX279H and can't recommend it enough. Fantastic monitor and great price on this.
Shame about the f-ugly stand.
for ps4 and as a second screen. should I get the Asus or this one? ViewSonic VX2776-SMHD
Long shot here
But i purchased a Benq screen few weeks back off amazon its not HD and its out the box now....any one know if i can return it to amazon?? So i can buy this one?
Thanks
willyzippy89

Long shot here But i purchased a Benq screen few weeks back off amazon … Long shot here But i purchased a Benq screen few weeks back off amazon its not HD and its out the box now....any one know if i can return it to amazon?? So i can buy this one? Thanks




Yes you can return it. They give you a month but in my experience will accept stuff after that too if you ask nicely.
poor brightness. 350 is minimum for me
poor brightness. 350 is minimum for me
ritchiedrama

Yes you can return it. They give you a month but in my experience will … Yes you can return it. They give you a month but in my experience will accept stuff after that too if you ask nicely.



Thanks mate
Spark

Running 1080p is fine. It's still the benchmark standard for PC gaming … Running 1080p is fine. It's still the benchmark standard for PC gaming and 1440p is still an extravagance. I personally use 1440p and have done for a few years now. For that reason I couldn't really go back to 1080p at this point but if you're not looking to spend a lot of money on hardware than 1080p is perfectly acceptable and arguably far less hassle.



Times have advanced way past 1080p now, I think there is a large base of 1080p gamers still but it is almost certainly not the norm now...we're in 2017! Almost everybody I know games on 1440p now to the point where it's common ground. That's why these monitors are shifting so cheaply because 1080p is becoming more and more redundant.

I think 4K is the only real extravagance, I would consider 1440p gaming to be the norm now, and 1080p to be the equivalent of people who used the large base TV's at the time when LCD TV's were becoming the norm.
For gaming.. Steam Hardware & Software Survey from April 2017 , 47% still using 1080 as a primary resolution.. 1440 barely makes it into single digits..
http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/?platform=pc

Not saying everyone uses steam of course..
Edited by: "Crusty" 31st May 2017
steve_bezerker

Times have advanced way past 1080p now, I think there is a large base of … Times have advanced way past 1080p now, I think there is a large base of 1080p gamers still but it is almost certainly not the norm now...we're in 2017! Almost everybody I know games on 1440p now to the point where it's common ground. That's why these monitors are shifting so cheaply because 1080p is becoming more and more redundant.I think 4K is the only real extravagance, I would consider 1440p gaming to be the norm now, and 1080p to be the equivalent of people who used the large base TV's at the time when LCD TV's were becoming the norm.



1080p may not be what most of your mates are using but it is still the norm and the benchmark, I assure you.

Of the 4 people I play online with most, 2 of us use 1440p, 1 uses 4k and the other uses 1080p but Steam statistics alone prove that we're ab exception rather than the rule.

2k/4k monitors are becoming cheaper because the panels are now cheaper to produce. It has little to do with mainstream adoption rates.
Crusty

For gaming.. Steam Hardware & Software Survey from April 2017 , 47% … For gaming.. Steam Hardware & Software Survey from April 2017 , 47% still using 1080 as a primary resolution.. 1440 barely makes it into single digits.. http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/?platform=pcNot saying everyone uses steam of course..



Steam has a relatively low user-base on AAA games so I wouldn't declare it as accurate. It would be more interesting to see the numbers of players who are using 1080p vs 1440p on esports titles such as Overwatch and Rocket League. I would wager there would be a much larger populace of 1440p by comparison.
Spark

1080p may not be what most of your mates are using but it is still the … 1080p may not be what most of your mates are using but it is still the norm and the benchmark, I assure you. Of the 4 people I play online with most, 2 of us use 1440p, 1 uses 4k and the other uses 1080p but Steam statistics alone prove that we're ab exception rather than the rule. 2k/4k monitors are becoming cheaper because the panels are now cheaper to produce. It has little to do with mainstream adoption rates.



By your own example you just kind of proved my point, albeit a small sample size. 25% 1080, 50% 1440p, 25% 4K.

It may also surprise you to learn that the majority of PC gamers do not use Steam. Steam has something like 7-million active, yet games like League of Legends can accrue upwards of 32 million active players monthly. This is also true of games that run their own launchers like Blizzard game Overwatch which is launched entirely from the Battle.Net client and is the 2nd most popular game in the world (behind league of legends).

These 2 examples are enough to show that steam statistics realistically mean nothing, the 2 most popular PC titles don't even use the application.

You could also couple this with the fact that PC gaming in particular has experienced a 'boom' in sales over the last 2 years thanks to many successful PC titles and the eventual realisation from console owners that they'll never achieve the same level of quality and modifications. The majority of these newcomers are looking for lower budget/entry level gaming quality components, much like the monitor that it is on offer here.

I think denying a movement in price is heavily based in market trend is extremely narrow minded. I wonder if everybody stopped buying iphones how much they would really sell for.

Edited by: "steve_bezerker" 31st May 2017
steve_bezerker

It may also surprise you to learn that the majority of PC gamers do not … It may also surprise you to learn that the majority of PC gamers do not use Steam. Steam has something like 7-million active, yet games like League of Legends can accrue upwards of 32 million active players monthly. This is also true of games that run their own launchers like Blizzard game Overwatch which is launched entirely from the Battle.Net client and is the 2nd most popular game in the world (behind league of legends).These 2 examples are enough to show that steam statistics realistically mean nothing, the 2 most popular PC titles don't even use the application.


When did playing Overwatch or League of Legends mean you couldn't have Steam installed on the same machine?

Yes it's a valid point to say not all games require or use Steam - I have plenty myself through Battle.net, Uplay, Origin, GOG, DRM free, but I do have Steam installed because as I gamer I have plenty of games from all sorts of developers and publishers. I have Steam installed, therefore it reports back into the hardware survey.

As for your "stats" you aren't even close to comparing like for like. Steam stats right now shows a peak of over 13m concurrent users in the last 48 hours. That's just the peak on at the same time, not counting those that logged off earlier or came on later, or in different time zones. And you compare it to a monthly figure of only 32m whose requirement is to have logged in once in ~30 days, while dismissing the notion that any of them might have Steam installed as well.
steve_bezerker

Steam has a relatively low user-base on AAA games so I wouldn't declare … Steam has a relatively low user-base on AAA games so I wouldn't declare it as accurate. It would be more interesting to see the numbers of players who are using 1080p vs 1440p on esports titles such as Overwatch and Rocket League. I would wager there would be a much larger populace of 1440p by comparison.


A quick google suggests a huge number of overwatch players use 1080.. you have provided no evidence that 1440 is more popular other than your peer group.
prosettings.net/ove…de/
steve_bezerker

Times have advanced way past 1080p now, I think there is a large base of … Times have advanced way past 1080p now, I think there is a large base of 1080p gamers still but it is almost certainly not the norm now...we're in 2017! Almost everybody I know games on 1440p now to the point where it's common ground. That's why these monitors are shifting so cheaply because 1080p is becoming more and more redundant.I think 4K is the only real extravagance, I would consider 1440p gaming to be the norm now, and 1080p to be the equivalent of people who used the large base TV's at the time when LCD TV's were becoming the norm.



It certainly is the norm, the vast majority of people game at 1080p. Not everybody has a 1080/1080ti with a 1440p/144hz monitor. 1080p/144hz is the standard for pro gamers and is much more affordable for the average user.
steve_bezerker

Steam has a relatively low user-base on AAA games so I wouldn't declare … Steam has a relatively low user-base on AAA games so I wouldn't declare it as accurate. It would be more interesting to see the numbers of players who are using 1080p vs 1440p on esports titles such as Overwatch and Rocket League. I would wager there would be a much larger populace of 1440p by comparison.



Huh? Steam is much more accurate than "my friends".
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You need 1440p minimum on a 27" monitor. Even reading text isn't much fun at 1080p 27".
Perfect for me. Narrow bezel, VESA mount. 1080p is enough, my eyes don't go any higher than that! Would fit in nice in my triple monitor setup.

Now, if only Amazon would match the price as I live in Cyprus and eBuyer don't ship here
Edited by: "manincyprus" 31st May 2017
I have an older asus 27"which has stood the etst of time and is superb. But it isnt vesa, so I bought this for less than half price than I paid for my old 27"Asus! Great deal heat added
rev6

Huh? Steam is much more accurate than "my friends".



Totally missed the point, thanks for the irrelevant comment.
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