The ASUS VZ27VQ is a 27″ 1080p curved monitor with a VA panel. It’s mainly targeted at home and video enjoyment.
It fits nicely in any home or office environment, thanks to its ultra-thin bezels and the gold-colored chassis.
First of all, we do not recommend the ASUS VZ27VQ for those who would use the screen to read or type a lot because of the Full HD resolution which is fairly low for a 27′′ monitor.
It’s great for checking e-mails, sometimes viewing documents, and web-surfing, but for office-related activities requiring lots of reading and writing, you can either get a 24′′ 1080p or a 27′′ 1440p display.
The text is blurred and smudgy due to the poor pixel density, there is not sufficient screen room available and, lastly, certain specifics are lost.
But the above-mentioned issues are not as noticeable in video games and movies.
The ASUS VZ27VQ monitor features a VA panel which will provide you with dark blacks as well as bright colors and large viewing angles thanks to its strong static contrast ratio of 3,000:1.
Other panel-related specs involve a peak brightness of 250-nit, true 8-bit color depth and a response time speed of 5ms that avoids ghosting of fast-moving items.
The ASUS VZ27VQ delivers decent performance overall with a low input lag of around 15ms.
Although it’s excellent for watching movies and gaming thanks to its curved screen, rich colors, and bright picture, it’s average for anything else.
There’s some smearing of fast-moving items in darker fast-paced scenes but that’s anticipated for a VA panel.
The screen is flicker-free and has a low blue light filter for four separate rates for Web Browsing, Streaming, Reading, and Night observing.
Gamers can enjoy the ASUS GamePlus app that includes customizable crosshair overlays and an on-screen timer.
The ASUS VZ27VQ 27′′ display has seven hotkeys that you can customize in the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu for control, menu navigation, fast input source collection, GamePlus menu and two shortcut keys.
Splendid pre-calibrated presets are also available for different viewing scenarios including Scenery, Standard, Theater, Game, Night View, sRGB, Reading, and Darkroom.
Other adjustments include contrast/brightness, temperature and saturation of the color, audio volume, aspect ratio, and TraceFree which can accelerate response time.
Note that AMD FreeSync is not featured in the ASUS VZ27VQ although it is listed on the FreeSync monitor’s list of AMD.
Design & Connectivity
The ASUS VZ27VQ has a notable 1800R curvature and offers a more realistic viewing experience as long as you sit in front of the screen.
The monitor also has very thin bezels and a slim overall design which makes it a viable choice for a multi-monitor gaming setup.
Alas, the monitor has no compatibility with VESA mount and is tilt-only. Connectivity options are various, including a DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, headphone jack, and two 2W built-in speakers.
Price & Similar Monitors
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If you’re just looking for a 27′′ video and gaming monitor, and you really want a slim designed curved monitor, the ASUS VZ27VQ might be for you.
Nonetheless, bear in mind that you might get a 27′′ 1440p display or a 144Hz 1080p gaming monitor for the same size.
ASUS VZ27VQ Specifications
|Resolution||1920×1080 (Full HD)|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 (Widescreen)|
|Response Time||5ms (GtG)|
|Ports||DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, VGA|
|Other Ports||Headphone Jack|
|Contrast Ratio||3000:1 (static)|
|Colors||16.7 million (true 8-bit)|
What We Loved
- Curved screen for a more immersive viewing experience
- Unique design
- Built-in speakers
- High contrast ratio for deep blacks
What We Didn’t Like
- No VESA mount
- Tilt-only design
- No AMD FreeSync
- Low pixel density
ASUS VZ27VQ Review
- Design – 8/10
- Display – 7/10
- Performance – 7/10
- Price/Value – 5/10
The ASUS VZ27VQ is a beautifully curved monitor with a range of connectivity choices and a strong contrast ratio for vivid dark scenic detail. But it still lacks a number of items including a higher resolution, AMD FreeSync and a faster refresh rate.