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ASUS Designo MZ27AQ Ultraslim 27-inch Monitor Reviewed

MZ27AQ Thickness

ASUS is famed for their innovative products and highly thoughtful design, and the Designo MZ27AQ 27 inch monitor is no exception. It has an ultra-slim (7mm at the thinnest point,) and a tiny footprint, so it takes up virtually no space on a desktop frameless design and a 27 inch screen with an IPS LED backlight monitor that has an astounding resolution of 2560 X 1440 pixels. Offering a 1000:1 contrast ratio, you can be sure that you will get outstanding picture quality on this monitor.

Not only does this monitor deliver an incredible picture, but it also offers outstanding sound. It’s outfitted with 2.1 channel audio performance and comes complete with two 6W speakers and a 5W external subwoofer, which Asus developed with Harmon Kardon.

The compact design, coupled with the exquisite picture and breathtaking sound make the Asus Designo MZ27AQ an excellent choice for your home or office.

Design and Build

The Asus MZ27AQ is one of the sleekest monitors on the market. The bezel-less face that has almost invisible borders around the panel and a super slim cabinet profile, which is only 1/3 of an inch thick from the side, but its countered by a slightly curved bulge, which is about two inches at its widest point. A brushed aluminum on the remainder of the monitor offers a modern and appealing look.

This monitor sits on a precision-machined, metal stand, which is shaped like a ring. On the I/O panel, there are two HDMI 1.4 slots, a 1.2 Display Port, and a 3.4 mm audio port, which may not offer enough convenience for some users.

The 27 inch IPS LG panel has a resolution of 2560 x 1400. It also refreshes at a rate of 60Hz, and responds at a rate of 5ms. A contrast of 1000:1 and a maximum brightness of 350 cd/m2 offers an excellent picture, though it doesn’t offer any special capabilities for gamers. Nevertheless, the images that it produces are clear, crisp and highly realistic, thanks to the 8 bit interface and 100% sRGB coverage. The 178 degree wide-view technology that expands across the vertical and horizontal planes of the screen makes it possible to enjoy exceptional visuals from virtually every angle. The monitor is also outfitted with a functional overdrive feature in the OSD, which means that you have the ability to adjust the picture to your desired liking, and you’ll find that there are very few flaws in the image that could interrupt your game, such as ghosting or interlacing.

The 2.1 channel speakers, which were designed with Harmon Kardon, are the real selling point of this monitor. Two satellite channels put out 6 watts of power (each,) and they are complemented by a 5 watt subwoofer, which stands on its own. It really separates the highs, the mids and the lows, creating an excellent response that most users will find is sufficient enough for dedicated usage without the need to add anything else.

External Subwoofer

The Asus MZ27AQ 27 inch monitor also comes equipped with FreeSync, a feature that you will be sure to enjoy taking advantage of.


The Asus MZ27AQ 27 inch monitor is loaded with features so that users can get maximum enjoyment. Some of the most notable features that this monitor offers include:

  • Asus AudioWizard optimization, which provides optimized audio settings that have the ability to adjust to varying forms of content.
  • Asus Ultra Low Blue Light technology, a technology that is exclusive to Asus, shields the eyes from damaging blue light. This monitor comes complete with a total of four blue light filter settings, which can be easily accessed via the onscreen menu.
  • Asus Flicker-free technology, which reduces flickering on the screen and prevents your eyes from becoming strained.
  • Asus SplendidPlus technology, which improves the brightness, contrast and sharpness of images and videos.

Final Thoughts

The Asus MZ27AQ offers a new take on the premium monitor market. Offering exquisite picture quality, exceptional sound, a sleek frameless design, and tons of features, this monitor is the perfect addition to any home or office.

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