Asus' Svelte 27-Inch Monitor Is a Lot of Screen for Just $130

While it lacks game-centric features like variable refresh or a high refresh rate, Asus’ VZ279HE 27-inch monitor is a whole lot of screen for just $130, 28% off the usual $180 asking price on Newegg. It’s an IPS panel, so viewing angles should be excellent--Asus advertises 178 degrees. And with super-slim bezels on three sides, plus a slim 7mm profile for the top 2/3 of the panel, this screen would look great at home office or in a customer-facing office.

The VZ279HE’s 1080p resolution isn’t the sharpest, but we wouldn’t expect anything higher unless you’re spending much more. But if you’re used to staring at 24-inch monitors or your laptop screen, this large 27-inch panel will be much easier on your eyes. Asus says the panel covers 100% of the Adobe sRGB spectrum, so color reproduction should be solid. And four levels of blue-light filtering should help with eye fatigue and help you sleep after you log off for the night.

If you’re wondering about connectivity, the VZ279HE sports a pair of HDMI ports and an old-school VGA port. An HDMI cable is included in the box. With a brightness rating of 250 cd/m2, this monitor isn’t the brightest of the bunch, but as long as your desk isn’t in direct sunlight, that brightness level should be fine.

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Matt Safford

After a rough start with the Mattel Aquarius as a child, Matt built his first PC in the late 1990s and ventured into mild PC modding in the early 2000s. He’s spent the last 15 years covering emerging technology for Smithsonian, Popular Science, and Consumer Reports, while testing components and PCs for Computer Shopper, PCMag and Digital Trends.