Feb 17, 2015 Written by: MarshallR

ASUS Announces Designo MX27AQ WQHD LCD Monitor

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ASUS Designo MX27AQ is a 27-inch, WQHD (2560 x 1440) LCD monitor with stereo speakers powered by a combination of ICEpower, a Bang & Olufsen technology, a MobileSound 3 chip and ASUS SonicMaster tuning. ASUS' AudioWizard is actually built in to the monitor itself, with four pre-set audio modes (Music, Movie, Gaming, User) that can be accessed through an on-screen display (OSD) menu. 

As a large surface, arguably the first thing you'll notice on someone's desk is their monitor, which is why if you appreciate design at home or need to make an impression in the office, it needs to be good looking. The MX series has this in spades, with the MX27AQ having recently picking up the 2015 iF Award for it's brushed metal style stand, an ultra-slim profile that measures just 1.25cm at its thinnest point and an edge-to-edge frameless panel with a bezel thickness of just 0.1cm.

On the display front - WQHD resolution provides up to 25% sharper images and 77% more onscreen space than similarly-sized Full HD displays (89 PPI versus 109 PPI). The appeal to professional and pro-sumers extends beyond the outer design as the MX27AQ features an 'advanced high performance in-plane switching' (AH-IPS) panel that delivers 100M:1 smart contrast ratio and 100% sRGB color space, as well as 178-degree wide viewing angles to eliminate color shift when viewed from the side, like when you're showing friends or clients for example. ASUS QuickFit Virtual Scale is also built into the OSD software.

It's 5ms response is good enough for casual gaming and it even has ASUS GamePlus inside too. ASUS Eye Care with anti-flicker and blue-light filter technologies are also built in.

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Press Release

ASUS Announces Designo MX27AQ

KEY POINTS

  • 27-inch 2560 x 1440 resolution WQHD display provides 77% more screen area and 25% sharper images than similarly-sized Full HD displays.
  • iF Award-winning design with a thin 0.1cm bezel, edge-to-edge frameless panel, and a sundial-inspired metal stand.
  • ASUS-exclusive SonicMaster audio, incorporating ICEpower, Bang & Olufsen technology, and AudioWizard functionality for premium audio.

Taipei, Taiwan (16 February, 2015) — ASUS today announced the Designo MX27AQ, a WQHD monitor with embedded ICEpower®, Bang & Olufsen technology for premium audio quality. This 27-inch 2560 x 1440 resolution WQHD display has 77% more screen area than similarly-sized Full HD displays, giving users the best possible audio-visual experience. The MX27AQ represents the new generation of ASUS Designo Series monitors, featuring an elegant iF Award-winning design with an edge-to-edge frameless panel, ultra-slim profile, and sundial-inspired base. MX27AQ features ASUS SonicMaster audio, incorporating ICEpower, Bang & Olufsen technology, as well as the AudioWizard function for immersive sound. ASUS Eye Care technology, with ASUS Flicker-Free and Low Blue Light technologies, reduces instances of eye strain and other damaging effects for users who spend hours in front of a computer.

Lifelike WQHD visuals

Designo MX27AQ has a 27-inch 2560 x 1440 WQHD display which provides up to 25% sharper, detailed images and 77% more onscreen space than similarly-sized Full HD displays. MX27AQ features an advanced high performance in-plane switching (AH-IPS) panel that gives an impressive 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio and 100% sRGB color space for realistic visuals, as well as 178-degree wide viewing angles to eliminate color shift when viewed from extreme angles.

2015 iF Award-winning, ultra-slim frameless design

Designo MX27AQ recently picked up a 2015 iF Design Award and has an ultra-slim profile that measures just 1.25cm at its thinnest point – this space-saving design makes it ideal for any living or office space. It has an edge-to-edge frameless panel with a bezel thickness of just 0.1cm. This simple but elegant design is further accented by a sturdy metal stand with a sundial-inspired base

Powerful, immersive ICEpower, Bang & Olufsen technology-enhanced audio

Designo MX27AQ gives users truly immersive audio through a combination of advanced hardware and professional audio processing. MX27AQ features ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, incorporating ICEpower, Bang & Olufsen technology. SonicMaster refines every acoustic detail to deliver crystal-clear sound with richer, more distinct vocals and a wider frequency range. MX27AQ has an embedded ICEpower, Bang & Olufsen technology MobileSound 3 chip and ASUS SonicMaster technology to deliver incredible home theater-quality audio through its two built-in 3W stereo speakers.

MX27AQ also features the ASUS AudioWizard function, with four pre-set audio modes (Music, Movie, Gaming, User) to suit the task at hand; these can be accessed through an on-screen display (OSD) menu.  

ASUS Eye Care Flicker-Free and Low Blue Light technology

Designo MX27AQ features ASUS Eye Care technology, with TÜV Rheinland-certified Flicker-Free and Low Blue Light technologies to reduce instances of eye strain and other damaging effects on the eye for users who spend long hours in front of a display. MX27AQ also comes with the ASUS Blue Light Filter to shield users from harmful blue light. These filter settings can be easily access through the new OSD menu.

Extensive connectivity

Designo MX27AQ gives users unrivaled compatibility with most multimedia devices, with a variety of video input options including DisplayPort 1.2, dual HDMI ports and a HDMI / MHL 2.0 port. The latter lets users view content stored in MHL-compatible devices on the MX27AQ, and simultaneously charges the mobile device when connected.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS Designo MX27AQ will be available from March in Taiwan, Asia Pacific, European and North American markets. Prices start from US$499 and will vary by region. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

SPECIFICATIONS[1]

ASUS Designo MX27AQ

Panel

27.0 inches (68.47) diagonal

Resolution

2560 x 1440

Pixel pitch

0.233mm (109ppi)

Colors (max)

16.7 million colors

Viewing angles

178°(H)/178°(V)

Contrast ratio

100,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio

Brightness (max)

300cd/m²

Response time

5ms (Gray to Gray)

ASUS-exclusive technologies

ASUS SonicMaster Audio Technology

ASUS AudioWizard

ASUS Eye Care  Technology

ASUS Blue Light Filter

ASUS SplendidPlus Intelligence Technology

ASUS QuickFit Virtual Scale

ASUS GamePlus

 

Input/output

DisplayPort1.2

HDMI / MHL2.0,

HDMI  x 2

PC Audio Input

AV Audio Input

Earphone Jack

Audio

3-Watt stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster Audio Technology and ICEpower® | Bang & Olufsen technology

Design / Stand

Ultra-slim, frameless, edge-to-edge design

Sundial-inspired metal stand with+20°~ -5° tilt angles

Size

614.4 x 429.5 x 225.4mm

Weight (est.)

Net 5.5kg

Gross 8.3kg

 

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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 and smartphones. 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 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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