ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ1A Monitor Review with Specs

Panel Size (inch)/Aspecy ratio : 27 inch/16:9
Backlight Type : LED
Panel Type : IPS
Viewing Angle (CR≧10, H/V) : 178°/ 178°
Resolution : 2560×1440
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 100000000:1
Response Time : 1ms MPRT
Refresh Rate (Max) : 170Hz
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support : HDR10
Flicker-free : Yes

SKU: VG27AQ1A Category: Monitors

The 27-inch WQHD (2560 X 1440) IPS screen from ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ1A monitor provides spectacular graphics from all directions with large 178-degree viewing angles, ensuring minimum distortion and color change even when presented from intense positions.

An incredible 170Hz refresh rate reduces latency and motion blur to give you the upper hand in first-person shooter racing, real-time tactics, and sporting titles. The insane refresh rate of ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ1A monitor allows users to play with the highest visual configurations and react instantly to what’s on the display.

Specs of ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ1A Monitor

Panel Size (inch) : 27
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Display Viewing Area (H x V) : 697.344 x 392.256 mm
Display Surface : Non-Glare
Backlight Type : LED
Panel Type : IPS
Viewing Angle (CR≧10, H/V) : 178°/ 178°
Curvature : Not curved panel
Pixel Pitch : 0.233mm
Resolution : 2560×1440
Color Space (sRGB) : 130%
Color Space (DCI-P3) : 96%
Brightness (Typ.) : 250cd/㎡
Contrast Ratio (Typ.) : 1000:1
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 100000000:1
Display Colors : 1073.7M (10 bit)
Response Time : 1ms MPRT
Refresh Rate (Max) : 170Hz
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support : HDR10
Flicker-free : Yes

ASUS has completely designed or improved their gaming monitor to minimize motion blur and smearing. The gaming monitor is exceptionally well-designed to provide a sharp picture without motion blur while keeping smooth head movements.

The GamePlus mode offered by ASUS enables to utilize a certain hotkey, which has a state-of-the-art functionality designed to enhance the gameplay experience. This feature is being co-developed with input from professional gamers, allowing them to practice and enhance their gaming skills.

With the help of its stand, the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ1A provides tilt and swivel functionality so you can easily find your ideal viewing position. The monitor also features the VESA standard for wall mounting.

With the wide range of connectivity options, including two HDMI outputs, the ability to use all the 3.5 mm with my audio jack, and a DisplayPort 1.2, I can connect a wide range of multimedia devices with ease.

ASUS’ All-in-one ASUS Graphics Engine design eliminates ghosting and tearing for competitive, fast-paced, and even fast-breathing gameplay with high frame rates.

ASUS DisplayWidget Lite is a software utility that allows you to easily and swiftly tweak or setup ASUS-exclusive features such as Shadow Boost, ASUS GameVisual, and much more.

ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ1A comes with ASUS Dynamic Shadow Boost app which automatically brightens dark areas, making it possible to spot opponents hidden in the shadowy areas of the map.

The TUF Gaming monitor has a stealth fighter-inspired design that offers it a dynamic, futuristic look. The rear panel offers wing-like elements, providing it a sense of speed. A sleek, minimalist stand ensures stability and a touch of artistry.

ASUS GameVisual Innovation has seven pre-set display modes to enhance visuals for various content types. This unique feature can be easily reached via a hotkey or an on-screen display menu.

ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ1A comes with a Flicker-Free technology which helps to reduce flicker to reduce eyestrain to improve comfort when embroidered in long gaming sessions. ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Light technology decreases the amount of potentially dangerous blue light emitted from the display. There are four different filter settings available to control the blue light reduction.

This 27 inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS ultra high refresh rate gaming monitor will help stop latency and provide a more immersive feel for games.

The ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB) technology eliminates ghosting and tearing for high frame rate sharp gaming visuals.

G-SYNC Compatible, provides a seamless, tear-free gaming experience by enabling VRR (variable refresh rate) by default.

ASUS Eye Care technology features TÜV Rheinland-certified Flicker-free and Low Blue Light technologies to reduce eye fatigue and ensure a comfortable viewing experience with ergonomic tilt and swivel stand.

Shadow Boost enhances image details in dark areas, brightens scenes without overexposing bright areas.

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ1A monitor supports both Adaptive-Sync with NVIDIA GeForce* graphics cards and FreeSync with AMD Radeon graphics cards *Compatible with NVIDIA GeForce GTX Series 10, GTX Series 16, RTX Series 20 and newer graphics cards

What’s on the box: HDMI cable, DisplayPort cable, Power Cord, Power Adapter, Warranty card, Quick Start Guide.

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My Honest Review on ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ1A

Set up DP to my gaming PC, and HDMI to my work PC. The VG27AQ1A monitor is thin and fits well next to my alienware aw2710hf 240hz monitor. This monitor is bright, so I had to turn it down to 60-70 percent for daily use. Although I wish there was a mode that had more access to all settings, I was still able to get the color settings to match my other monitor.

The stand is wide, but only half as deep as my other monitor, which is a good thing, I can still put it on a long-term monitor arm.

The IPS glow was normal, it wasn’t more than I had expected, it doesn’t bother me. It’s a lot better than my old u2715h ips monitor. You can see the back light bleed/ips glow in the dark with a black background, but I didn’t notice it during normal use, especially in normal lighting situations. See image, left is aw2720hf, right is vg27aql1a. You could see it watching a movie with black bars at the top and bottom, not a deal killer for me.

It was great for work on excel and real-time data. Good resolution and a very clear text.

I’d say ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ1A monitor is on par with the reviews I’ve seen for the gigabyte aorus fi27q and pixio px7.

Websurfing presets are fine, racing and srgb are the best. I had to tweak some settings to fix photo work colors in photoshop, all of the presets were a little warm and bright, but they were fixable and not completely out of the ordinary. The settings for movies had to be tweaked to a modified version of the preset scenery or cinema. Will probably set up a better match with the spyder.

Motion is good, the monitor is fast. Played COD, Fortnite, Star Wars, DBZ without any problems. There is no obvious ghosting or other issues. GSYNC was working well. I’m probably going to stick to my 240hz fornite, but I’m going to switch to this monitor for anything else that benefits more from higher resolution.


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