Aug 19, 2015 Written by: Bahz

ASUS Announces MG278Q 27-Inch 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor

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 MG278Q Triple-monitors

Joy to the world for all AMD graphics card owners as another new monitor with FreeSync goodness has been released!

27-inch monitors are getting more and more popular that it's practically mainstream to go with any new gaming system.  The MG278Q comes prepared to support resolutions up to 2560 x 1440 and up to 144Hz refresh rate using DisplayPort 1.2, and down to 1ms response time so first-person shooters won't be caught dying without a clue.  AMD FreeSync support on the monitor allows for beautiful seamless gameplay free from ghosting, screen tearing or stuttering, so you definitely won't be missing your old monitor.  Now you won't have to worry about gaming for extended periods of time, and you can play longer than ever with ASUS Eye Care Technology that focuses on reducing harmful blue light and removing any possible flickering in-game to reduce eye-strain.  Also gain a significant edge over your enemies through the GamePlus and GameVisual enhancements which now come standard on all new ASUS monitors. 

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Press Release

ASUS Announces MG278Q

Latest 144Hz gaming display joins the ASUS MG Series lineup

designed for today’s fast-paced games



  • 27-inch, WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display with 1ms response time, 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync technology for smooth, seamless visuals
  • Ultra-Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free technologies ensure users’ eyes stay comfortable during marathon gaming sessions
  • Features the ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey for in-game enhancements, and GameVisual technology with six pre-set display modes for optimized visuals


Taipei, Taiwan (19th August, 2015) — ASUS today announced MG278Q, a 27-inch widescreen-quad-high-definition (WQHD) display designed for professional gaming. It features an almost-instantaneous 1ms response time; as well as an incredible 144Hz refresh rate and AMD® FreeSync technology for smooth, seamless gameplay. MG278Q has an ergonomic design, and has Ultra-Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free technologies to protect users’ eyes during marathon gaming sessions. ASUS-exclusive enhancements like GamePlus and GameVisual technologies give users an advantage in the gaming arena.


Highly-detailed cinematic visuals

ASUS MG278Q represents a new generation of displays, boasting a WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440) panel with a pixel density of 109 pixels per inch (PPI). The latest MG278Q display delivers highly-detailed images, and has up to 77% more onscreen desktop area than similarly-sized standard Full HD
(1920 x 1080) displays.


Smooth, fast-paced gameplay  

ASUS MG278Q features an astonishing 144Hz refresh rate and a 1ms gray-to-gray response time to eliminate smearing, ghosting, and motion blur. This gives it the visual prowess required for fast-paced first person shooter or racing games.

It also features AMD FreeSync technology for seamlessly-smooth gameplay to give gamers the upper hand when playing the latest gaming titles.


Designed for comfortable marathon gaming sessions

ASUS MG278Q is specially-designed for marathon gaming sessions. It features ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Light technology reduces blue light emission by up to 70%, and has four different blue light filter settings that are easily accessed through a new onscreen display (OSD) menu. Flicker-Free technology also helps reduce onscreen flicker for a more comfortable gaming experience.

MG278Q has a slim profile and narrow bezel that makes it perfect for almost-seamless multi-display setups. It has an ergonomically-designed stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment so gamers can find their preferred comfortable viewing position. The MG278Q can be easily detached from the stand thanks to a quick-release latch, and can be VESA wall-mounted to save on desktop space.


Gamer-centric features

ASUS MG278Q features the ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey for crosshair overlay, timer functions and frames per second (FPS) counter. The crosshair overlay with four different crosshair options lets users choose the one that best suits the game they’re playing. There's also an onscreen timer users can position on the left of the display to keep track of the elapsed gaming time; while the FPS (frames per second) counter lets users know how smoothly the game is running.

ASUS-exclusive GameVisual technology provides up to six preset display modes (Scenery, Racing, Cinema, RTS/RPG, FPS, and sRGB) to suit different game genres. This unique feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the OSD settings menu.


Extensive connectivity options and smart cable management

ASUS MG278Q has rich connectivity options for fast signal transmission, including one dual-link DVI, two HDMI ports and one DisplayPort 1.2. The DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI-1 outputs provide native WQHD output. Two fast-charging USB 3.0 ports charge mobile devices quickly and can be used as an alternative connection for a secondary display.

A cable-management design feature found on the back of the display helps organize and hide cables to keep the gaming area tidy.


MG Series 144Hz displays for unrivalled gaming visuals

The ASUS MG Series consists of the MG278Q and the MG279Q 144Hz gaming displays. MG278Q’s 1ms response time makes it ideal for first-person shooters; while MG279 utilizes an in-plane switching (IPS) panel for wide 178° viewing angles for lifelike gaming visuals with minimal distortion and color shift. The MG Series displays are designed to fulfill the visual requirements of all types of gamers.



ASUS MG278Q will be available in Asia, Europe in August, and North America early September. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.





27-inch (68.5cm) diagonal; 16:9 widescreen



2560 x 1440 at up to 144Hz (DP1.2 and HDMI-1)

1920 x 1080 at up to 120Hz (HDMI-2)

Pixel pitch

0.233mm (109PPI)

Colors (max)

16.7 million colors

Viewing angles

170°(H) / 160°(V)

Contrast ratio

100,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio

Brightness (max)


Response time

1ms (gray-to-gray)

Refresh rate

up to 144Hz

ASUS-exclusive technologies

ASUS GameVisual

ASUS GamePlus

ASUS Eye Care Technology (Flicker-Free and Ultra Low Blue Light)


DisplayPort 1.2

HDMI-1, HDMI-2, Dual-link DVI

Earphone jack

USB 3.0 (1 x Upstream,2 x Downstream)


2 x 2W (RMS) speakers

Design / stand

0~150 mm height adjustment

+60° ~ -60° swivel

+20° ~ -5° tilt

90° (clockwise) pivot

Quick-release stand


625 x 563 x 233mm (with stand)


Net 7.65kg

Gross 11.5kg


About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 16,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,200 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.


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