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Asus ROG Strix XG279Q Gaming Monitor Drops to $399 for Cyber Monday

Asus ROG Strix XG279Q
(Image credit: Asus)

Cyber Monday is in full swing, and gaming monitors are a particularly hot item today. Such is the case with the Asus ROG Strix XG279Q, which is currently available with a $200 discount, bringing it down to just $399.99 at Newegg. The $399 price is also available at several other online retailers, including Adorama and B&H Photo.

The ROG Strix XG279Q is a 27-inch QHD (2560x1440) IPS display with a 1 ms response time and a 144 Hz refresh rate. However, that refresh rate can boost to 170 Hz with Asus' overclocking mode. Other features include AMD FreeSync/Nvidia G-Sync compatibility, 400 nits maximum brightness, and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1.

Asus ROG Strix XG279Q:  was $599, now $399 at B&H Photo

Asus ROG Strix XG279Q: was $599, now $399 at B&H Photo
This 27-inch, QHD display boasts a 1 ms response time and a 144 Hz refresh rate, 400 nits max brightness and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio.

We reviewed the ROG Strix XG279Q back in June 2020 and came away impressed. Our Christian Eberle gave it a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating and the Editor's Choice award. "Asus addresses image quality well with one of the best IPS panels we've seen to date," said Eberle in his review. "It offers solid native contrast, a bright backlight capable of over 500 nits in HDR mode and a large color gamut with over 92% coverage of DCI-P3. HDR content looks fantastic thanks to a well-implemented dynamic contrast feature." 

We have to remember that Eberle's comments were about a monitor that at the time was priced at $600. However, at the $399 price point, the Asus ROG Strix XG279Q's strengths are even more apparent, and it's a no-brainer for gamers looking for a fast gaming monitor that won't dominate desks with limited real estate. 

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Brandon Hill

Brandon Hill is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware. He has written about PC and Mac tech since the late 1990s with bylines at AnandTech, DailyTech, and Hot Hardware. When he is not consuming copious amounts of tech news, he can be found enjoying the NC mountains or the beach with his wife and two sons.