ASUS MX27UCS 4K IPS model with USB-C and Designo flair Specification
27″ IPS-type models are a popular choice for users looking for a relatively affordable ‘4K’ experience with high accuracy and consistency in colour. The ASUS MX27UCS is only recently added to the notorious Designo series. The signature style of the show has been carried over with the sundial-inspired stand and the brushed effect bottom bezel and stand. The champagne color used here is called ‘Icicle Gold’ by the manufacturer. The top and side bezels are slender, combining a slim panel border with a thin hard outer component, with a dual-stage design. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled on the underside of the bottom bezel, to the right side by pressing buttons.
A 27″ LG AH-IPS (‘Advanced’ High Performance In-Plane Switching) panel is used with resolution of 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) and refresh rate of 60Hz. Adaptive-Sync is supported via DisplayPort (40 – 60Hz), which includes FreeSync support on AMD compatible GPUs. This is accompanied by a light matte antiflash surface, a static contrast ratio of 1300:1 and viewing angles of 178 ° /178 °. The monitor supports 10-bit color (8-bit + FRC) and has a specified response time of 5ms grey to grey. A flicker-free WLED backlight provides 100% sRGB color gamut coverage (probably some extension beyond that) and a typical maximum luminance of 300 cd / m2. Additional features include ‘Blue Light Filter’ Low Blue Light (LBL) settings to enhance relaxing viewing, for example in the evening when exposure to blue light should be minimised. The included stand offers tilt as the only ergonomic flexibility and no VESA holes are present – as usual for the Designo series, the monitor and stand is designed to be self-contained with a slim profile. HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2a, USB-C (DP alt mode + PD), 2 USB 3.1 ports (with fast charging), 3.5 mm audio input and DC power input (external power brick). There are also Bang & Olufsen ICEpower (ASUS SonicMaster) speakers with 2 x 3W down-firing, designed to provide decent sound output for integrated monitor speakers.
Further information can be found on the manufacturer’s website. Further details still to come, such as price and availability. It appears to be a substitute for the older MX27UC model which retails at ~$500 USD. No clear changes are made based on the product page and specification, it’s possible to use a slightly newer version of the panel.