After getting off to a slow start, there are now several options available if you’re looking for a Free-Sync enabled monitor, with the likes of Samsung and LG offering 4K-enabled screens with AMD’s technology. Asus has now entered the fray with the MG278Q, a 27-inch QHD gaming monitor with a TN panel that has a maximum brightness of 350nits and viewing angles of 170 degrees when horizontal and 160 degrees in vertical mode.
As the MG278Q is targeted at the gaming segment, the focus is on low latency and high refresh rate, with the monitor boasting 1ms gray-to-gray and a refresh rate of 144Hz. FreeSync technology means that the monitor enables a variable refresh rate based on how quickly the frames are rendered by the AMD-branded GPU.
In terms of connectivity, the MG278Q has one Dual-link DVI, one HDMI 2.0, one HDMI 1.4 and a DisplayPort 1.2 port along with a 3.5mm audio jack and three USB 3.0 ports. Asus is bundling features such as GameVisual, which gives you access to six preset modes: Scenery, Racing, Cinema, RTS/RPG, FPS, and sRGB.
The monitor comes with a stand that allows you to tilt, swivel, pivot, and adjust the height, and can also be mounted on a wall using a standard VESA mounting bracket. The MG278Q will be up for sale in Asia later this month, with a North American debut slated for September. Pricing information will be divulged during the time of launch.