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Asus Tuf VG27VQ Review

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The Asus VG27VQ had reviewers quite content with its impressive 165Hz refresh rate, and even though it is not as portable as the Asus Zenscreen Touch MB16AMT, they still found its ergonomics pretty satisfactory. However, the monitor’s lack of support for HDR content, poor black uniformity, and poor viewing angles may be a deal-breaker for some.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The ASUS TUF VG27VQ is an entry-level display that was first announced in 2019. Its contrast is also high enough for dark room viewing, and this is a feature that it has in common with some of the top-rated gaming monitors in the market. As far as color accuracy is concerned, the VG27VQ is also pretty accurate, and thanks to its matte screen finish, it handles reflections as well as some of the best computer monitors in its category. It has a 27-inch screen size like the Asus ROG Strix XG279AQ and the AOC CQ27G2, as well as a 165Hz refresh rate for smooth transitions. Motion blur is kept at bay thanks to its rapid 1ms response time, and since it also has impressive ergonomics, adjustments are pretty easy to make.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Asus TUF VG27VQ is a sleek-looking 27-inch monitor that experts have praised for its fantastic ergonomics and gaming performance. Reviewers from Rtings were particularly impressed with its 165Hz max refresh rate, as they did not encounter any screen tearing during their experiments. They also commended it for the amount of screen space it offered, and even though the AOC CU34G2X would have been a much better choice for productivity, they still felt that it would be great for office use. Product testers from PC Game Benchmark also commended its use of Extreme Low Motion Blur technology and its good ergonomics – aspects in which the Asus ProArt PA148CTV is quite limited.

Still, reviewers were not entirely pleased with its lack of support for HDR content – a predicament it shares with the Asus ROG Strix XG16AHPE. They also complained about its poor viewing angles and its poor black uniformity.

ReasonS to Buy

  • High refresh rate
  • Good ergonomics
  • Decent screen space
  • Great color accuracy
  • Good reflection handling

Reason to Avoid

  • Great contrast ratio
  • Lack of HDR support
  • Limited viewing angles

Asus Tuf VG27VQ Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs1
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time4 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)301
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)3,925
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)74.8
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)91.7
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.8
Response Time (ms)6.3
Reflections % (Total Reflections)6.4
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)25
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)25
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)27
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)25

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Market Context

The ASUS TUF VG27VQ is an entry-level display that was first announced in 2019. Its contrast is also high enough for dark room viewing, and…

The ASUS TUF VG27VQ is an entry-level display that was first announced in 2019. Its contrast is also high enough for dark room viewing, and this is a feature that it has in common with some of the top-rated gaming monitors in the market. As far as color accuracy is concerned, the VG27VQ is also pretty accurate, and thanks to its matte screen finish, it handles reflections as well as some of the best computer monitors in its category. It has a 27-inch screen size like the Asus ROG Strix XG279AQ and the AOC CQ27G2, as well as a 165Hz refresh rate for smooth transitions. Motion blur is kept at bay thanks to its rapid 1ms response time, and since it also has impressive ergonomics, adjustments are pretty easy to make.

The ASUS VG27WQ1B is trumped by the Acer Predator XB273U’s impressive 270Hz refresh rate, making it the better option for tear-free gaming. Its ergonomics are…

The ASUS VG27WQ1B is trumped by the Acer Predator XB273U’s impressive 270Hz refresh rate, making it the better option for tear-free gaming. Its ergonomics are also significantly better, its brightness levels are pretty high, and its support for HDR content makes it much more appealing.

The ASUS VG27VQ and the ASUS TUF VG27WQ1B are two very capable monitors, as far as gaming is concerned, since they both have high 165Hz…

The ASUS VG27VQ and the ASUS TUF VG27WQ1B are two very capable monitors, as far as gaming is concerned, since they both have high 165Hz refresh rates and low input lags for gaming responsiveness.

The VG27VQ offers wider viewing angles, a brighter peak HDR level, and a quicker response time, while the VG27WQ1B counters with a broader color gamut and a much better contrast ratio for dark room viewing.

The ASUS TUF VG27VQ (This review) struggles to match up to the ASUS TUF VG27AQ in a lot of aspects. The VG27AQ offers a higher…

The ASUS TUF VG27VQ (This review) struggles to match up to the ASUS TUF VG27AQ in a lot of aspects. The VG27AQ offers a higher 1440p screen resolution, wider viewing angles, a faster response time, and also features support for HDR content.

While the ASUS TUF VG27WQ1B and the Gigabyte G27QC both have a 1440p screen resolution and a 165Hz refresh rate, they also have a very…

While the ASUS TUF VG27WQ1B and the Gigabyte G27QC both have a 1440p screen resolution and a 165Hz refresh rate, they also have a very small list of differences. The G27QC, for instance, offers a quicker response time and easier adjustability, while the VG27WQ1B has better color accuracy.

Display Type

LED

LED

LED

HDMI Inputs

1

2

2

HDR Format

Yes

Yes

Yes

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

2560 x 1440

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

VA

IPS

VA

Refresh Rate

165 Hz

165 Hz

165 Hz

Response Time

4 ms

1 ms

1 ms

Screen size

27"

27"

27"

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True Score

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  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    71
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