The ASUS TUF Gaming VG27VH1B offers a lot of features that should satisfy both creatives and gamers. It has a simple design that doesn’t scream gaming, which I personally like. It feels well made, has slim bezels (except the chin), a curved panel that increases immersion, and uses a joystick to navigate the OSD. Oh, there’s also room for cable management, and the VESA mounting feature is a nice plus.
The stand, while seemingly sturdy, is only limited to swivel and tilt, which is a letdown, as height adjustment would’ve made this a sweeter deal. Speaking of controls, the joystick and the other buttons at the back of the monitor, despite being made of plastic, are very responsive and don’t feel flimsy at all.
Performance-wise, the VG27VH1B’s VA panel showcases a good balance of color accuracy and the capability to yield a fast refresh rate and response time. Tests reveal that it covers 99% of the sRGB color space, and 84% of the AdobeRGB color space, making it ideal for both fast-paced gaming and creative work.
In addition, viewing angles are great and there’s no visible backlight bleed. As far as brightness is concerned, the monitor manages to stay consistent in terms of how much it increases the brightness from zero to full.
While the VG27VH1B’s extra features didn’t appeal to me as much, some of it is still good to have. GameVisual, for example, gives you several display presets to choose from, which is useful when you want to “amplify” the visual fidelity of specific content types – whether it be a movie, a game, or even when just plainly browsing the web.
Of course, the VG27VH1B shines in gaming, delivering fast refresh rates that make animations and movements smoother and more fluid, and comparing what it offers against the competition, it does tick a lot of checkboxes, and should certainly be on one’s list.
Unless of course, you’re using an NVIDIA Card and you want G-SYNC, which is what the other TUF Gaming Monitors are for.