I went through FOUR other monitors and this is my fifth and sixth. Tried two Pixios and two Acers and they all had problems (dead pixels, scrambled video, losing signal). I sucked it up and put a little more money into this Asus and guess what? DEAD PIXEL. THIS SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING WITH $400-$550 MONITORS! Just got the second Asus and so far, so good.
Aside from that, I was happy with it. Most of the presets gave me weird contrast ghosting and really brought out the compression artifacting in compressed images and I was getting irritated that I couldn't get rid of it. Found these settings on reddit and they really do seem to give me the best results:
Game Visual: Cinema Mode (unlocks all settings, has best contrast)
Blue Light Filter: 0 (after changing you might need to set "mode" back to Cinema)
- Brightness: 75 (your preference, 80 was looking a bit harsh after a while in my dim room.)
- Contrast: 80
- Saturation: 46
- Skin Tone: Natural
- Color temp: user. [R: 100] [G: 96] [B: 96]
- Sharpness: 50
- TraceFree: 80
- VividPixel: 0
- ASCR: off
Menu navigation is the best I've seen on any monitor thanks to the joystick-like interface. Screen is bright and vibrant, lighting is very even - I don't see any splotches or wierd light bleed.
The 27" WQHD Wide Viewing Angle MG279Q Gaming Monitor offers a 144Hz refresh rate and Adaptive Sync (FreeSync) technology for seamless visuals and smooth gameplay. MG279Q has IPS Technology, ASUS-exclusive Ultra-Low Blue Light, Flicker-Free, GamePlus, and GameVisual technologies, as well as its Ergonomic design, provide a comfortable gaming experience.