The ASUS VZ27AQ is a versatile 27-inch 2560x1440 monitor. It’s a good solution for those who need a large and color-accurate display for mixed use.
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Pro Great for general purpose applications
The ASUS VZ27AQ is one of the most versatile monitors in its price range because of its excellent responsiveness, good picture quality, and decent amount of on-screen workspace.
Pro Good picture quality
The monitor's contrast ratio, color gamut, and peak brightness are similar to what the best monitors in this price range offer.
The ASUS VZ27AQ displays a good-looking picture. While the blacks aren't particularly deep, the colors look vibrant and lifelike. The monitor's dark scene performance is average, with blacks that can't get intense because of the panel's native contrast ratio of 1000:1.
However, the colors look vibrant and vivid as the monitor's peak brightness hits 250 nits.
Moreover, the ASUS VZ27AQ displays vibrant colors because of its full sRGB coverage.
Pro Protects your eyes
The ASUS VZ27AQ doesn't take its toll on your eyes because of its flicker-free backlight and built-in low blue light filter which absorbs high-intensity blue light emitted by the LEDs. High-intensity blue light and flickering is a common cause of eye strain.
Pro Has speakers
The ASUS VZ27AQ has a pair of 2 W speakers.
Pro Suitable for media editing
If you are a media artist or a web designer, you might find the ASUS VZ27AQ an attractive option because of its full sRGB support.
Pro Has FreeSync
FreeSync eliminates screen tearing and stutter because it allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate to the framerate of an AMD's Radeon video card.
The ASUS VZ27AQ supports FreeSync in the 49 - 75 Hz range.
Pro Decent amount of workspace
The ASUS VZ27AQ is an excellent option for those who like multitasking, as its 27-inch 2560x1440 panel allows you to comfortably edit a couple of Word documents, stacked side by side. Only a handful of monitors in this price range offer such generous amount of workspace.
Pro Suitable for occasional gaming
The ASUS VZ27AQ offers excellent responsiveness and motion handling capabilities, which makes this general purpose monitor one of the best gaming panels in its price range.
Gaming on the ASUS VZ27AQ feels reasonably responsive because of the monitor's 13 ms input lag, which is on par with what the best general purpose monitors offer in this price range. You might feel a slight delay only in some fast-paced FPS games.
The motion looks smooth, because of its full pixel response time of 5 ms, which ensures that each pixel of the ASUS VZ27AQ can change their color fast enough to eliminate motion blur.
Additionally, the panel's native refresh rate of 75 Hz makes the motion appear fluid as it allows the panel to refresh its picture up to 75 times per second. The majority of competitors in this price range offer 60 Hz panels that are 30% slower.
Con Lacks height and swivel adjustments
You might face some problems while adjusting your workspace according to your needs because the ASUS VZ27AQ supports only the tilt angle adjustments.
Con Suffers from glare and reflections
This monitor doesn't look good when placed right in front of a window as it can't fight reflections and heavy glare.
Con Lacks USB connectivity
Even at this price range, many competitors offer at least a couple of USB ports.