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Asus Tuf Gaming VG27WQ1B Review

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Our group of vetted reviewers loved the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27WQ1B monitor for gaming, content consumption, and productivity-related tasks. They also adore its high native contrast ratio and out-of-the-box color accuracy for the users’ convenience. However, they did not like its lackluster display uniformity, response time, and low peak brightness, which is a dealbreaker for users with bright rooms.

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Vetted critics love the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27WQ1B, primarily owing to its 165 Hz curved display. Top testers from RTings.com were glad to note that its curved panel does deliver immersive gameplay, as advertised. In addition, just like the ASUS TUF VG27VQ, they loved watching movies and TV shows on this monitor in the dark, as they measured its contrast ratio at a massive 3172:1, which is far better than IPS panels. Moreover, they found its color accuracy to be excellent right out of the box, as, unlike the Dell Alienware AW2720HF gaming monitor, calibrating even with professional-grade tools did not result in a stark difference. As a result, they also recommend this model for productivity-related tasks besides gaming.

However, professional testers from MonitorNerds.com heavily disliked its poor display uniformity. They also measured its response time at a whopping 27.1 ms, which is a lot higher than they prefer. They measured its peak brightness at just 243 nits, which was not enough for a brightly lit room in their test.

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Reasons to Buy

  • Extremely high 165 Hz native refresh rate
  • Superb native contrast ratio
  • Excellent color accuracy out of the box
  • Curved 10-bit screen for immersive gameplay
  • Supports HDR input

Reasons to Avoid

  • Poor screen uniformity
  • The response time could have been better
  • Inadequate peak brightness
  • Both of the HDMI ports are limited to only HDMI 2.0 bandwidth
  • Noticeable backlight bleed due to the lack of local dimming


  • Display Type
  • HDMI Inputs
  • HDR Format
  • Max Resolution
    2560 x 1440
  • Panel Type
  • Refresh Rate
    165 hz
  • Response Time
    1 ms
  • Screen size
    27 inches
  • Sync Technology
    AMD FreeSync


Released in 2020, the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27WQ1B is a mid-range monitor that sports a curved display, unlike even some of the top-rated computer monitors in its range. The brand touts that its 1440p screen can reach up to 165 Hz while gaming, and it supports AMD’s FreeSync Premium, which in turn makes it compatible with NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology for VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), just like the highest-rated computer monitors of the industry. Unlike their own ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQL1A, this model features a VA panel that the brand claims delivers superb native contrast ratio and black levels for dark room viewing. In addition, it supports HDR 10 right out of the box thanks to its 10-bit panel, just like the ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B monitor.

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