Asus XG27UQ Review: 27-Inch, 144Hz, 4K, IPS Monitor

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The Asus XG27UQ monitor is an excellent 27-inch gaming monitor which will give you excellent screen immersion and display real estate.

The Asus XG27UQ is an outstanding 4K gaming and is ideal for competitive gaming, thanks to its 144 Hz refresh. With its low input lag and a low response time, it’ll give you smoother graphics and responsive gameplay.

Overall the Asus XG27UQ will provide you a well-rounded model which you can use for daily tasks, creative projects, and gaming.

So before jumping in this monitor, let’s check out the specifications, design, performance, and features.


  • Screen Size: 27-Inches
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160 4K UHD
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 4ms
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: 350 cd/m²
  • Screen Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Built-In Speakers: No
  • Stand Height, Pivot, Tilt, Swivel: Yes
  • VESA Mount: Yes, 100x100mm
  • Connectivity: 2x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Weight: 16-lbs

Display Design

The Asus XG27UQ will offer you a 27-inch screen real estate which is more than enough to have multiple projects windows open simultaneously.

The monitor’s build quality is very aesthetically pleasing; the materials feel high in quality and have a nice matte-black finish to the overall design.

The screen can handle reflection with ease, thanks to the high-quality matte material used for the screen.

However, the monitor isn’t bezel-free and shouldn’t impact your gaming nor multi-media experience. The borders are a bit thick but shouldn’t interfere with your screen time sessions.

Also, you’ll be able to find RGB lighting on the back of the display, which you can easily adjust in colors, and adds to the overall aesthetics. And also, the RGB’s adds to the ambiance of your environment. And you can also find the ROG logo on the back of the monitor, which has a nice premium feel for the entire design.

Additionally, the stand is very well ergonomically designed. It has a nice Y-shaped base, which serves as an excellent foundation for the monitor, thanks to its high-quality plastic and metal-based designs.

The monitor can also adjust in height, swivel, tilt, and pivot, which is excellent if you want to work from different angles and want to view the monitor from different sides.

You can also opt-in for a 100x100mm VESA mount, which is outstanding if you want more monitor flexibility.

You’ll find the connectivity on the monitor’s bottom rear, which is easy to get to; all you have to do is tilt the monitor and connect the cables. The inputs consist of two DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0, two USB 3.0, and one audio jack.

Located in the rear of the monitor, you’ll find four additional hotkeys, including a joystick to navigate through the OSD configurations. The hotkeys can also be modified and can be used as a special feature for your game sessions.

Performance and Design

The Asus XG27UQ monitor has a resolution of 3840×2160, a