Asus' MG278Q mixes FreeSync and a 1-ms response time

Asus has announced the MG278Q, a 27" FreeSync monitor boasting a 1-ms gray-to-gray response time. The MG278Q joins the MG279Q, another 27" FreeSync monitor that Nathan reviewed earlier this month, in Asus' gaming monitor lineup.

Like its sibling, the MG278Q sports a 2560x1440 resolution and a 144Hz panel. The monitor supports DisplayPort 1.2, dual HDMI, and DVI-DL inputs. It also has a two-port USB 3.0 hub. The panel includes Asus' Ultra Low Blue Light filtering presets and a "flicker-free" backlight to purportedly reduce eye strain.

Asus says the panel's thin bezels make the MG278Q especially suitable for multi-monitor gaming setups. The stand can be adjusted for height, tilt, and swivel, and it can also rotate the display between landscape and portrait orientations. If the stock stand isn't to taste, the monitor can be mounted to walls or arms with a 100-mm VESA mounting kit. 

Asus' spec sheet leaves some questions unanswered. The MG278Q's fast response time, coupled with 170-degree horizontal and 160-degree vertical viewing angles suggest a TN panel, though the announcement and product page avoid saying so. The company also doesn't say whether FreeSync operation is limited to 90Hz, as the MG279Q is. We've contacted Asus for clarification, and we'll share our findings when we hear back.

Asus hasn't announced availability or pricing for this display yet, but given the panel specs, we expect that it'll probably slot in beneath the MG279Q.

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