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** ASUS DO IT AGAIN: IPS, 144Hz & FREESYNC!!! Asus MG279Q thread **

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Gibbo, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. w00dy85

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    £430 was what I paid :)

    When I was looking for a monitor the main things I wanted were, 1440, 27" at 144Mhz and this monitor ticked all those boxes. I was not willing to go back to a TN panel and I was not willing to pay the £100+ extra for G-Sync. As for the 1070 this the first Nvidia card I have had in about 10 years, the only reason I have it is because my 7990 broke a few weeks before the 1070 came out and I needed a card. AMD had nothing worth buying that was much better than my 7990, so I waited and bought at 1070. But generally I just buy the best card I can afford.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2017
  2. DragonQ

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    Fair enough. My previous main monitor (that now doesn't work) was MVA, and I have a secondary IPS one (that my girlfriend is "borrowing") so I didn't want to go back to TN either. I was also not willing to pay the GSync tax!
     
  3. mryashin

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    Wow, this monitor just shot up in price!

    Had been planning to get one with xmas money but looks like I left it too late. Presumably the exchange rate has finally filtered through but it's nearly £100 more expensive on average than it was a week or two ago.
     
  4. DragonQ

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    Hmm where are you looking at prices? I've been monitoring the price for about 2 months and it certainly hasn't just shot up. It's gradually increased, except for the 'forest' website which dropped their price the other day (although they are not in stock yet). OcUK's price has gone up slightly, which mirrors most other sites.
     
  5. w00dy85

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    I have just seen 1 on sale for £465.99 which is a good price, they only have 1 for that price. After that one's gone it's back to £488.
     
  6. DragonQ

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    Yeah £465 has been the best I've seen for the last 3 weeks or so, but even the website that sold it for that has increased their price to £500.

    Aaaand it's back up to £500 again. :)

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    Last edited: Jan 19, 2017
  7. kmetek

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    why such ups and downs in price?
     
  8. ShiWarrior

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    ive only just started looking at this monitor, i guess some of it was due to black Friday deals
     
  9. w00dy85

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    I was looking at this monitor for about 6 weeks before black Friday and the average price for this monitor was £470 and that includes overclockers selling it for that. Only a few places reduced it on black friday and overclockers was not one of them, the monitor seemed to stay at £470 till about Christmas and then just go up to £500+ every where.

    I have just noticed where I got mine from are selling it for £479.99 with free delivery.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2017
  10. DragonQ

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    If you want a good price you basically need to check it daily, unfortunately. Not sure about the price fluctuations, I imagine there's some weird algorithm involved in that that takes stock levels into account.

    I've only bought one monitor prior to this (NEC 24WMGX3) and got a flawless one so I've been lucky so far; I guess quality control was much better 10 years ago? TFT Central's photo of that monitor is exactly what I used to see on mine - no backlight bleed at all and great black levels.

    Still waiting for the MG279Q to get back in stock, could be another week or more. :(
     
  11. w00dy85

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    Where I got mine from have them in stock ;)
     
  12. ShiWarrior

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    Currently at £480 in 2 places, 1 place in stock, rest are £500+
     
  13. silk300

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    Would you guys consider B grade? I managed to get my MG279Q from Overclockers a month before black friday for £350, had all the bits with it and minimal blb in the bottom right hand corner. Could not be more happy with it.
     
  14. ShiWarrior

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    of course, i dont mind no box or instructions or cables, but im a little bit of a perfectionist, so id want it without dead pixels and any bleeding
     
  15. ShiWarrior

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    now down to £470 in one place
    is this a sign of dropping prices?
     
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  16. w00dy85

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    I would say £470 was the normal selling price, it was that price before black Friday at most places. I would say if your wanting to get one of these and see one at that price or lower get it.
     
  17. Tute

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    The 90 day warranty would make me nervous but apart from that, i'd happily take a B-Grade. My old 2407WFP was B-Grade and is still going absolutely fine!
     
  18. ShiWarrior

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    what sort of warranty does this come with anyway ?
    if i did buy one , worth me adding on another 3 or 4 years warranty if its provided anyway?
     
  19. w00dy85

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    The MG279Q has a 3 year warranty, unless it's a B grade.

    Personally I would not bother adding to a 3 year warranty.
     
  20. DragonQ

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    I'd generally agree with that. My old one (which was also over £400 at the time) lasted 7.5 years; if I get that out of one of these I'd be very happy!