Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
£253.61 + £9.99 UK delivery
ATELCO Computer AG Add to Cart
£263.76 + FREE UK delivery
LiveLife Pro Add to Cart
£288.08 + FREE UK delivery
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


Asus MX279H 27-inch Widescreen AH-IPS Multimedia Monitor (1920x1080, 5ms, 2x HDMI, VGA, 178 Degree Wide-view Angle, Asus SonicMaster Technology)

4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
RRP: £308.68
Price: £259.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: £48.69 (16%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Want it tomorrow, 17 April? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
  • Full HD AH-IPS LED display with 178° wide-view angle in frameless design for edge-to-edge brilliance
  • ASUS SonicMaster Technology, co-developed with Bang and Olufsen ICEpower for premium immersive audio
  • Featuring dual HDMI ports for multi device connection
See more product details
Monitor Accessories
Accessorise your monitor with our selection of mice, keyboards, webcams and speakers. Shop all PC accessories

Frequently Bought Together

Asus MX279H 27-inch Widescreen AH-IPS Multimedia Monitor (1920x1080, 5ms, 2x HDMI, VGA, 178 Degree Wide-view Angle, Asus SonicMaster Technology) + BlueRigger High speed HDMI Cable 2 Meters (2M) - Supports Ethernet, 3D and Audio Return [Newest Version]
Price For Both: £264.98

Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Buy Used and Save: Amazon Warehouse Deals offers deep discounts on open-box or used versions of this item, with all the benefits of Amazon.co.uk fulfillment and customer service, including Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Super Saver Delivery for orders above £10. See all Used offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight5 Kg
Product Dimensions62.2 x 22.5 x 44.1 cm
Item model numberMX279H
Screen Size27 inches
Speaker DescriptionLoudspeakers
Wattage37 watts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 2,390 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8 Kg
Date First Available10 Nov 2012
 Would you like to give feedback on images?


Click on an award to see a larger version
Award Image Award Image

Product Description

Product Description

Inspired by millennia of artistic legacy, the new Designo MX Series sports an elegant and precision-crafted sundial design. The MX279H features an edge-to-edge frameless panel with 178° ultra-wide viewing angle AH-IPS A+ technology for incredible visuals. In addition, built-in ASUS SonicMaster technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, delivers immersive premium audio performance. The 2012 Good Design Award-winning ultra-slim and ergonomic design can be tilted to provide you highly comfortable viewing experiences, while dual HDMI offers extensive connectivity options.

ASUS Designo MX Series displays sport ultra-slim profiles — with MX279H measuring just 17.5mm at its thinnest point– thereby minimizing desk space requirements. In addition, the MX Series presents an edge-to-edge frameless screen with bezel thickness of just 0.8mm. This subtle but elegant design is further accentuated by a sundial-inspired stand which provides a sturdy base for the monitor. MX Series design has already garnered accolades at the 2012 Good Design Awards.

Tracer Free Technology improves the response time of ASUS monitors, eliminating ghosting and tracers during video playback. It does this by controlling voltage levels, resulting in 5ms response time so MX279H provides fluid and clear video playback with silky-smooth motion during gameplay.

Designo MX279H features a 16:9 aspect ratio LED-backlit AH-IPS A+ panel with a 178° wide-view angle that minimizes colour shift on both horizontal and vertical planes to ensure quality visuals from almost any direction. AH-IPS is the latest in IPS technology – delivering improved colour accuracy plus increased energy efficiency.

MX279H uses a 178° (H) / 178° (V) ultra-wide viewing angle full HD AH-IPS A+ panel that eliminates colour shift from almost any direction and in nearly all environments.

With ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) of 80,000,000:1 and 250cd/m² brightness, MX279H augments display contrast and sharpness by adjusting backlighting luminance to achieve the deepest blacks and brightest whites for truly lifelike visuals.

ASUS includes its exclusive QuickFit Virtual Scale feature with the MX279H, allowing you to preview photos and documents on-screen in their actual size prior to printing. It can be activated via a monitor hotkey, and serves as a highly useful guide to accurately view and edit photos in their native size.

The Designo MX279H features ASUS SonicMaster technology – which was co-developed by the ASUS Golden Ear team and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®. This ASUS-exclusive audio technology combines advanced hardware and software to refine every acoustic detail in pristine quality to deliver crystal clear, true-to-life surround sound — reproducing richer and more distinct vocals at a wider frequency range and louder volumes.

Considering its slender form factor, adding powerful audio to MX279H presented a challenge. Nonetheless, the display features up to 32mm diameter speakers for greater and smoother sound impact with better bass performance. It also offers a resonance chamber of up to 100cc, expanding monitor sound range to new extremes.

A built-in amplifier powers speaker sound reproduction, just like a car engine with more horsepower means better performance can be attained. MX279H uses up to 5W amplifiers per channel, with speakers embedding large rare earth magnets to generate more powerful and striking sound.

Box Contains

Power adapter
UK Power cord
VGA cable
HDMI-to-DVI cable
Audio cable
Quick start guide

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
By Mr C Bird TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Verified Purchase
I've had this several months now and thought it better to write the review after the honeymoon period:)
This monitor has *very* good colour rendering, a better contrast ratio than lots of other models (that overstate the contrast ratio in marketing hype) and of course it looks very nice on a desk.
Touch Sensitive controls take some getting used to.

What it does cope with really well is photographic material and high definition multimedia with small to moderate changes in horizontal panning.
Text is extremely clear and pin sharp in static images,display brightness is more than adequate and easy on the eye with far less eyestrain.

Another reviewer mentioned they get slight light bleed on this panel.
I can also confirm that on mine the bottom left (when displaying a black raster) does appear to allow more white led light through the lcd.
I'm of the opinion this is a panel seating issue getting past QC.

On the whole I'm happy with this when compared to other offerings at similar prices and find it suits well for everyday use.
The screen is far more readable for text than other monitors I've used at the same price,resolution and size.
It is also is nice to look at something designed in a way that is unobtrusive rather than the usual obligatory black plastic box.

PSU is rated at 64.98 watts,so I imagine this panels improved image quality/technology requires a little more power.
There is an Eco setting in the menu at the cost of performance,turning it on seems fine,if not better for the eyes at night when watching catch up tv online etc.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant colour. Bright whites, deep blacks 29 Mar 2013
Verified Purchase
I purchased this screen because I fancied an upgrade from my previous 23" TN panel that i had been using for around 2 years previously. It did come with a European plug as someone has previously stated, so you can use a spare clover cable, EU to UK adapter or do what I did and rewire the existing lead to a UK plug.

-One of the main features I was looking for was an IPS/PLS panel on the new screen as some of my friends have the Samsung
Galaxy S3 (Highly Recommended) which has a beautiful picture on it! The colours on IPS panels just jump out at you, there is such a difference between this and a cheap TN screen. That's one of the primary reasons I chose this. I haven't seen any signs of ghosting on this except the tiniest amount when going quickly from red to green (Opposite on the spectrum) not a big enough point to sway my 5/5 decision

-The 1080p resolution is more than enough for me. I use this screen for both Xbox and light PC gaming, and the Xbox only outputs 1080p. 27 inches is a good size for any desk, although you definitely shouldn't be setting with your eyes inches from this thing. In terms of I/O on the back you have 2 x HDMI, VGA, 3.5mm input and output. For those of you looking to use a DVI connection the screen comes with a DVI to HDMI included.

-The speakers have a lot of promotion behind them and I must say they are impressive. I haven't looked into the technology, however I can tell you they manage to fill my room which I was stunned by. It doesn't sound anything like the tinny speakers that you'd expect to come free on a monitor. Sound levels are good too, I usually have it on around 70/100 as I find this a comfortable volume to listen at. Another handy addition is the 3.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best monitor i have ever had 27 July 2013
By EA Cook
Verified Purchase
Where should i start? it is excellent monitor not only perfoms brilliantly with excellent colours and adjustments but also looks stylish.
Well worth the money paid for it. Although i have Bose computer speakers and didnt buy it for the bang and olufsen speakers built in i had to give them a try and they are excellent as well.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Picture- just the odd niggle 6 July 2013
By DJ Snap
Verified Purchase
Firstly let's just say that for the money this is a brilliant monitor/media screen. Its crisp and bright, has a very slim edge and has great connectivity options round the back. As a computer monitor its great and easily able to keep up with anything I throw at it (Windows 8 user). It's also very capable as a HDMI screen for playing DVD, Blu-Ray etc. Its the first monitor I have used with inbuilt speakers and they are the only let down for me, they sound like they are playing through someone's jumper! they are muffled, the treble is almost none existent which you cannot adjust from the monitor, in fact the monitors own "Menu" is pretty basic, my 7yr old LG monitor had better customisation options. So far I have been unable to increase the treble as Windows 8 seems to have done away with this option too. The screen goes to sleep on its own after 10mins of no activity which is nice. I received both a European and a British plug with mine, the box does state that this model is a Netherlands one, not a UK model. Buy for the screen and connectivity options and you WILL be impressed, just don't expect the sound to be as good.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Verified Purchase
/// Pros

· Good clean color reproduction & span of contrast
· By analyzing text, it holds a good degree of sharpness, but due to max resolution of 1920 x 1080, not really much better than my previous 27" LCD Monitor at about £200.
· Styling has certainly been a key factor for this monitor.
· I'm not a massive game player, but fast moving visuals seem responsive enough.
· Brightness levels is satisfactory.

/// Cons

· Reflecting on the price, I would say that image quality overall does not lend itself to giving me that ultimate WOW factor over a cheaper priced monitor, but still, it's not bad.
· Ergonomics would had placed display touch buttons on side/bottom-front for ease of use, but aesthetics chose underneath - Initially you might find them a little frustrating to function by having to twist your hand.
· A max resolution of 2560 x 1440 would had made this monitor very competitive in this price range, however, there are quite a lot of more expensive monitors of this size on the market that don't excel that far either.
· Slight screen bleeding on darker colors, but nothing to get a twist over.
· Slim bezel that states frameless, however, you do lose about a centimeter of display area round the screen (Except bottom). The bezel itself is about 0.8 of a millimeter.
· Sadly, the stand is fixed in a way that can only tilt up/down, but still, not a huge problem.

/// Conclusion

Overall, once you have everything setup the way you like it, it is a good monitor that produces some good output. It comes complete with all the leads you need to plug into the I/O ports, including a HDMI to DVI lead, as the monitor does not include a DVI port.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing monitor
Excellent monitor, everything looks better, colours are richer, details are clearer and the looks of the monitor itself are great. Read more
Published 22 hours ago by Angus
5.0 out of 5 stars Pixel-perfect
After thoroughly looking around for other monitors within this price-range, i'm very happy that i settled with this product. Screen-glare is a thing of the past. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Matthew Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Brillant
The monitor scores on all factors. Viewing angles are great. The speaker surprisingly is very good. And no other monitor can match the looks. Brilliant design.
Published 9 days ago by Vishal
5.0 out of 5 stars Asus MX279H 27-inch
I am very happy with this purchase. The screen has a great picture quality. Only downside is the awkward controls, but overall a good buy.
Published 17 days ago by phillip
5.0 out of 5 stars Screen is simply awesome
This is my first ips monitor. Surprised it was actually bezeless, thought it was just one of those terms thrown around for small bezels. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Chris Ralph
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product - Do not hesitate to buy
I was a little sceptical before purchasing, because of some of the comments but my experience so far has been phenomenal. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nicky Moschopoulos
4.0 out of 5 stars Good looking monitor and great price
Packaging was brilliant, delivered quicker than expected.

The monitor itself is absolutely gorgeous. Great package of cabling for a variety of connection options. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bryan Watt
4.0 out of 5 stars Generally Very Good
Great picture quality and easy to use menu. I would have liked an option of hanging it without the base stand showing.
Published 2 months ago by Jules
5.0 out of 5 stars Top rate Monitor
I am a designer working for myself and so I do not look to spend too much on equipment. All I really wanted is something to look good and do the job. Read more
Published 2 months ago by B. R. Crane
5.0 out of 5 stars Great screen!
Bought this screen as an upgrade from a 21-inch, mainly for video and graphics work. Very impressed with the colours and clarity of this 27-inch. Read more
Published 2 months ago by macdoj
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category