ASUS TUF Gaming VG27VH1B quick review – Budget gaming bliss


What are the essentials for a gaming monitor? For us, we like to have a big screen and a fast refresh rate that’s accompanied by a swift response time. The ASUS TUF Gaming VG27VH1B offers exactly that. What’s better is that the monitor is rather affordable, retailing right now at a price of around $180 dollars.

It features a slightly curved panel that gives it a modern look and feel. This article will explore the potential improvements for this monitor, which has been tested in our lab. We will discuss color coverage and accuracy and provide details on our display profiles that enhance the performance of the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27VH1B.

This will include color coverage and accuracy, as well as all of our profiles and how they correct and improve the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27VH1B. You can read all about our new and improved display profiles here, and the purchase links can be found here.

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Specs sheet, What’s in the box?, Drivers, Design, Connectivity, OSD menu

Screen size27 inch (68.58 cm)
Refresh rate165Hz
Response time1ms
Panel typeVA
Backlight typeWLED
Screen finishMatte
Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • Contrast ratio: 3 000:1(Static); 100 000 000:1(Dynamic)
  • Brightness: 250cd/m²
  • Viewing angles: H/V° 178/178
  • Colors: 16.7M
  • VESA mount: 100×100
  • Tilt: -5 to 20°
  • Measurements (with stand): 610.34 x 475.16 x 213.77 mm
  • Energy consumption: 28W
  • In standby mode: 0.50W
  • Speakers: 2x 2W
  • 1x HDMI 2.0
  • 1x VGA
  • 1x headphone audio jack
  • 1x PC audio input jack

What’s in the box?

Inside the box, ASUS provides the panel itself, with its accompanying base and stand, as well as a standard DC power plug. You should also get display cables, however, they vary from region to region, so it’s best to check with your retailer of choice for full clarity.


The driver package can be easily found on the support page for the monitor, but to make it even easier for you, we’ve linked it below. There’s also the ASUS DisplayWidget, which offers a lot of tweaks and customizations. Overall, it’s one of the better proprietary pieces of software for monitor control, ideal for people who don’t like to mess with the buttons on the back and the OSD menu.


In contrast to most budget and even not-so-budget gaming monitors, the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27VH1B comes with a whole black look, as there are no red accent pieces or something similar. We actually enjoy it for what it is, as the thin bezels on the front and subtle design appeal to us, and probably to many of you. The stand of the monitor allows for tilt and swivel adjustment, however, in case you need to save space, you can use a 100 x 100 mm VESA mount. With an aftermarket stand, you can even flip the panel vertically, however, we wouldn’t recommend it due to the curve of the screen.


The monitor comes with two ports for connecting to your device, an HDMI 2.0 port, and an old-school VGA port. There are two audio jacks as well, one for the built-in speakers, and then a separate jack for connecting a headset directly. On the left side, we have the DC power plug.

OSD menu

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