IPS Gaming Monitor: Asus VG27AQ 27

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Welcome back to Top2Gadget guys, today it’s time to dive into one of the most heavily recommended monitors over the last few months which every expert will recommend you at a price range it served in the market. Yes, of course, we talking about the Asus stuff gaming VG27AQ you’ve probably seen the title but yeah thanks that today we do now have one infer of you right now.

Asus VG27AQ screen

Pros and Cons

165Hz refreshNo USB-C connection
FreeSync 2 or G-Sync Compatible adaptive syncNo USB hub
Excellent ergonomicsLacks a wide color gamut
Fantastic response time

Key Specification

Asus VG27AQ
Model VG27AQ
Display TypeGaming Moniter
Weight with Stand5.8 kg
Dimension620 x 363 x 66 mm
Power Input100-240V, 50~60Hz

Asus VG27AQ Stand

So why is this monitor so popular well we think it’s a combination of factors one is that it’s a 27-inch 1440p 165 Hertz IPS display. So that’s the sweet spot for resolution refresh rate and panel technology for gaming right now. It’s one of those things that tick a lot of boxes the next factor is it includes a feature called L&B sync which for the first time allows you to use adaptive sync variable refresh rates and blur reducing a backlight strobing at the same time. And we’ll talk about that more a bit later the third reason and this is crucial to the overall picture is its price tag of 430 US dollars for this sort of monitor is very competitive in today’s market especially given its 165 Hertz refresh rate and feature set that puts it about 70 dollars cheaper than high-end monitor like the LG 2708 50.

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It’s the mid-range option with these specs so performance is going to be crucial here to see how it compares. We also like that Asus is taking a more aggressive stance on value with these new tough gaming products. We think some of their high-end ROG products are a little overpriced these days considering there’s just so much competition in the market.


Asus VG27AQ
Display TypeIPS LED
Size27 inch
Aspect ratio16:9
Resolution2560 x 1440 pixel
Pixel Density109 ppi
Response Time1 ms (mprt)
Refresh Rate165Hz

Asus VG27AQ rear

This is a 165 Hertz monitor some websites still list this as a 155 Hertz display but that was it’s originally announced spec the final model goes up to 165 Hertz when you enable overclocking in the displays OSD. Speaking of the on-screen display its controllable for a directional toggle which is great and like a lot of Asus monitors there’s plenty of features here crosshairs timers FPS counters shadow boosting and blue light filters are some of the major inclusion for backlight strobing more mid-range and budget options often don’t bother with decent feature sets but an Asus is keeping the VG 27AQ too strong in this regard.


Asus VG27AQ
HDMI2.0 x 2
DisplayPort1.2 x 2
Audio Out-put3.5 mm
Built-in Speakers2W x 2
G-SYNC SupportYes (Compatible)
FreeSync SupportYes (Compatible)

Asus VG27AQ

There so many ports of standard stuff, two HDMI 2.0 and a DisplayPort with the HDMI ports being limited to 144 Hertz, if you want to access 165 Hertz you will need DisplayPort. There’s including a headphone jack, which we would suggest because the monitor’s speakers sincerely lack volume loudness. The last port is kept for the external power supply, and many of you are not a fan of this. The power brick is more inadequate than most, however, it remains clunky.

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Asus VG27AQ
Power Consumption65 W
Power Saving Mode0.5 W
Power Off Mode0.5 W

The TUF Gaming VG27AQ consumes a maximum power of 65W which is impressive for a gaming monitor of this size and refresh rate. On power saving mode this gaming monitor will consume about 0.5W and the same power consumption for the power-off mode. So overall in terms of power consumption in our perspective, it is fairly good and not consumed that much power.

Which is better!

The Asus TUF VG27Q holds some important characteristics, though anyone would like the responsive IPS panel, crisp visuals, and absolute smoothness. For $429, it appears a little less compared to some of the most useful we’ve viewed in past some time, however, it persists one of the most suitable at its market price.