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The weather outside is frightful and yes, my dear piece of kit, you are delightful, for with your  fabulous big-screen gorgeousness I don’t need to go out into the snow, the sleet, the rain or the breeze. In fact, I can sit right here with my very nice, very pretty ASUS MX279 monitor that has it all, eat mince pies and play games. How much better can life actually get?


When I think about what I like to do when the nights draw in, it isn’t very sporty. Oh, I like a good run and getting outdoors, but the best thing is to be able to enjoy some of the Christmas season’s new PC games on a really nice monitor. And the ASUS Designo MX279 is one such beauty. Coming in at a 16:9 aspect ratio on a 27 inch display with a native resolution of 1920×1080, this is strong enough to carry imagery in full HD clarity.

You also get to play around with a significant arena in terms of your desktop real estate – great for working, awesome for gaming. Also, the design of the, ahem, Designo monitor is superb. The 178 degree viewing angle, 1000:1 contrast ratio, built in speakers, and gorgeous design features make it a must-have for the Christmas tree. Well, for my Christmas tree anyway. I have not so subtly popped it onto my list for Santa to wrap up this year.

The reviews of the MX279 are pretty consistent in saying that it handles beautifully and has some superb specifications. There can be few things as delectable as indulging in an evening’s gaming on a monitor like this, what do you think?

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