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ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 27 inch Widescreen LED Gaming Monitor (2560 x 1440, USB 3.0, NVIDIA 3D, 144 Hz, 1 ms) - Black
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|Aspect Ratio||16:9||16:9||16:9 - 1.78:1||16:9||16:9||16:9|
|Connectivity Technology||usb 3.0; displayport||DisplayPort, HDMI||Yes||Yes||n/a||SATA|
|Display Resolution Max||2560x1440||2560x1440||2060x1080||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920x1080||2560x1440|
|Display Size||27 inches||68.58 cm||27 inches||48.6 cm||69 cm||48.6 cm|
|Frequency||144 hertz||165 hertz||165 hertz||144 hertz||199 KHz||144 hertz|
|Horizontal Resolution||2,560 pixels||2,560 pixels||2,560 pixels||1,920 pixels||1,920 pixels||2,560 pixels|
|Image Aspect Ratio||—||16:9||16:9||16:9||16:9||16:9|
|Image Brightness||—||ANSI lumens||350 cd/m²||ANSI lumens||ANSI lumens||ANSI lumens|
|Image Contrast Ratio||100,000,000||1000:1||1000:1||80,000,000||100M:1||1000:138|
|Item Dimensions||61.98 x 23.79 x 36.29 cm||61.9 x 23.7 x 36.3 cm||75.69 x 30.23 x 45.72 cm||56.94 x 5.73 x 34.04 cm||64 x 56.5 x 42.68 cm||62 x 25 x 40 cm|
|Item Weight||7 kg||7 kg||6.99 kg||5 kg||7.7 kg||5 kg|
|Max Vertical Resolution||1,440 pixels||1,440 pixels||1,440 pixels||1,080 pixels||1,080 pixels||1,440 pixels|
|Native Resolution||—||2560 x 1440||2060 x 1080 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920x1080||2560x1440 pixels|
|Real Angle of View||170 degrees||170 degrees||178 degrees||170 degrees||170 degrees||178 degrees|
|Resolution||2560x1440||—||2560 x 1440||—||—||—|
|Response Time||1||1||4 milliseconds||1 milliseconds||1 milliseconds||142|
|Special Feature||—||—||Built-in camera^Built-in speaker(s)^Cable lock slot^On Screen Display (OSD)^Standard decoder:Working distance:Blade Type:viewing angle, vertical:MP3 bit rates:Keystone correction, vertical:Automatic shutdown:Ambient light metering modes: Flash metering modes: fan diameter:178°^Swivelling^Tilt adjustment||3D compatibility; AC (power) in; Backlight type; Built-in speaker(s); Cable lock slot; HDCP; Standard decoder:Working distance:Blade Type:viewing angle, vertical:MP3 bit rates:Keystone correction, vertical:Automatic shutdown:Ambient light metering modes: Flash metering modes: fan diameter:160°; Swivelling; Tilt adjustment; Y||—||Built-in camera; Built-in speaker(s); On/off switch; Standard decoder:Working distance:Blade Type:viewing angle, vertical:MP3 bit rates:Keystone correction, vertical:Automatic shutdown:Ambient light metering modes: Flash metering modes: fan diameter:178°; Swivelling; Tilt adjustment|
|Viewing Angle||170 degrees||170 degrees||178 degrees||170 degrees||170 degrees||178 degrees|
|Wattage||44 watts||90 watts||90 watts||45 watts||29 watts||27 watts|
ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 27 inch Widescreen LED Gaming Monitor (2560 x 1440, USB 3.0, NVIDIA 3D, 144 Hz, 1 ms) - Black.
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ASUS GamePlus Technology
Enhances your gaming experience further by providing you with crosshair overlays for FPS games and multiple in-game timers for RTS/MOBA games.
ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 27 inch Widescreen LED Monitor
The ROG Swift PG278Q represents the pinnacle of gaming displays, seamlessly combining the enhanced technologies and design touches that gamers demand.
This 27-inch WQHD 2560 × 1440 gaming monitor packs in nearly every feature a gamer could ask for. A 144Hz refresh rate and a rapid response time of 1 ms eliminate lag and motion blur, while an exclusive turbo key allows you to select refresh rates of 60 Hz, 120 Hz or 14 4Hz with just one press. It contains integrated NVIDIA G-Sync technology to synchronise the display's refresh rate to the GPU. This technology eliminates screen tearing, while minimizing display stutter and input lag to give you the smoothest, fastest and most breathtaking gaming visuals imaginable. Connectivity is simple, yet robust, with a single DisplayPort 1.2 port to enable NVIDIA G-Sync and dual USB 3.0 ports for convenience.
The ROG Swift has a super-narrow 6 mm bezel that begs this monitor to be used in multi-display gaming set-ups. With VESA wall mount capability and an ergonomic stand designed with full tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustments, the ROG Swift is ready for gamers of all shapes and sizes to game comfortably for hours on end.
High 144 Hz Refresh Rate
Unlock the high frame rates available, decimate lag and say goodbye to motion blur to gain the upper hand in first person shooters, racers, real-time strategy and sports titles. With twice the frame rate of standard LCDs, the ROG Swift PG278Q gaming monitor encourages you to never blink again.
Incredible 1ms Rapid Response Time
Response time and ultra-smooth gameplay are the hallmarks of a true gaming monitor. With a 1ms rapid response time – the fastest available – the ROG SWIFT PG278Q Gaming Monitor eliminates smearing, tearing and motion blur, allowing you to quickly react to your game.
Gain a Competitive Edge with NVIDIA G-Sync Technology
NVIDIA G-Sync display technology delivers the smooth, fast and breathtaking gaming imaginable. G-Sync synchronises the refresh rate to the GPU in your GeForce GTX-powered PC, eliminating screen tearing and minimising display stutter and input lag. Scenes appear instantly, while objects look sharper and more vibrant. Gameplay is fluid and responsive too, ensuring a serious competitive edge.
ASUS 5-Way OSD Navigation Key
The intuitive 5-way navigation key allows you to select OSD settings with just a flick. Switching menu settings have never been so easy.
The ROG Swift features a dedicated hotkey to toggle refresh rate on-the-fly without needing to access the graphic driver control panel. Quickly select from 60, 120 or 144Hz refresh rates and go back to gaming.
ASUS GamePlus Technology
The ROG Swift PG278Q gaming monitor features the ASUS GamePlus hotkey with crosshair overlay and timer functions. Select from four different crosshairs to suit your gaming environment and keep track of spawn and build times with the on-screen timer that can be positioned anywhere along the left-hand edge of the display.
The ROG Swift PG278Q gaming monitor is specially designed for long marathon gaming sessions. Its slim profile and more narrow 6 mm bezel makes it ideal for almost seamless multi-display setups. It also has an ergonomically-designed stand with tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment so you can always find that ideal viewing position. It can also be VESA wall-mounted.
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The monitor is excellent, especially the G-Sync feature (no tearing) and the 144Hz refresh rate. The colour and brightness isn't the most even across the display that I've seen, but picture-wise I think this is a great monitor, and fantastic for gaming. However, after six months the monitor started to 'wake' at random times, including the middle of the night. Then it became difficult to turn it on, and required me to unplug it and plug it back in again each time. Finally it would not turn on at all, and went completely dead. It turns out from reading several complaints across Asus forum threads that although the monitor is great, the power supply (external brick) is very prone to faults. Unfortunately, it was at this point that I ran in to Asus's quite poor customer service systems. I won't go into full details (check Trustpilot for the general issues - I wish I had), but in the end they refused to do anything because the Amazon seller was based in Italy rather than the UK. Once I did manage to get a response they stated that any repair would be chargeable, which I find to be unacceptable for a (supposedly high end) product that is well under a year old. In the end I had to buy a third party replacement power supply, which thankfully seems to work. So, be very careful when buying this product, as if you have any issues it is quite difficult to get a resolution. In case you have the same issue, the replacement adapter I bought from Ebay (for another £15) was "19V 4.74A 2.5MM ASUS G1SN GENUINE AC ADAPTER CHARGER".
I just picked up a Asus ROG Swift PG278Q and have been playing with it for a few days now and thought i would post up my honest review.
The machine looks the part, beautifully designed, looks good switched on or off and moves into any position you require. It has a small power brick about the same size as apple macbook power supply but thinner. Single cable to my GTX 980 which is Displayport which makes your connection options simple. Also comes with a USB3 hub built in but only 2 ports for inputs, i would have liked to seen 4 on it.
Switching the monitor on it comes up with a nice Asus screen and thats most likely the last time you will ever see it. Switching the monitor on and off is instant into your computer, doesn't need any time to warm up etc its there and its bright. I also like the red ring at the bottom of the base where it swivels too, although not bringing any usefulness it looks cool.
I bought this monitor as a sort of experiment, i needed a new monitor and i was conflicted between resolution and refresh rate. In the end i couldn't decide and took the jump to this beast. More than i really wanted to pay retailing at around the £600 mark but convinced myself to go for it.
From here on i will be comparing the monitors features to my old Samsung 60hz 1080 5ms monitor
Resolution:- The step up from 1080 to 1440
Personally i still think that 1080 is a beautiful resolution. 1080 is crisp and clear and having the monitors side by side to compare there isn't any sort of "WOW" in my opinion from the resolution, there is an improvement don't get me wrong but taking into account the price mark i just felt like i would have been blown away more. Playing Dota 2 there wasn't a massive improvement, but Batman Arkham Origin it did shine a little i must admit.
Thoughs:- If i had the choice i would have been happy with a 1080 monitor again if 'im honest.
Refresh Rate:- The step up from 60hz to 144hz and 5ms to 1ms
I certainly noticed the difference here, without the restriction of my 60hz monitor i felt that games looked a lot smoother with the restriction of 60hz lifted. Looking at the frame rate instead of floating around the 58-61fps mark games were settling in about 90fps with my usual settings. This made it much more comfortable on the eyes and a delight to play. Even in windows moving the mouse around you can see the difference.
Thoughts:- I can really see the difference with this feature whether as much as 144hz is required i can't tell but i would grade this more important than resolution at the moment. I know you can get 120hz monitors out there but i think there pretty rare.
Synchroning:- The step up from None/Vsync to Gsync NVIDIA USERS ONLY, AMD USERS CHECK OUT FREESYNC MONITORS
WOW, just wow. Gsync is where this think makes the big difference. Games that i had deemed unplayable such as Far Cry 4, Grand Theft Auto 5 story mode even Assassins Creed Unity this feature made a really good job at sorting out. Frame rate changes were almost undetectable, even dropping below 60fps this gsync magic seemed to hug me and shield me from from that horrible experience when jumping between 60+ and 60-. GTA5 Story mode was sitting anywhere between 70fps and 45 fps and when i turned the fps counter off i couldn't have noticed any drops. It was a pleasure to game with this feature. No screen tearing, The movements were so smooth, i cannot big up this feature enough. Input lag also was not noticeable at all. Normally i would play Dota 2 with the Vsync off an put up with screen tearing and stutter but now its just awsome.
Thoughts:- Never buying a non Gsync monitor again. In my opinion of you are looking at a new monitor make this feature top of your must have list. I believe this will also help your machine age better, once games start taking your system as it gets older the Monitor and you GPU(S) will chat away to each other to help you get a pleasent viewing experience.
My advice for anyone looking for a new monitor at the moment is to make a budget and try to squeeze GSync into it. If you can afford it and want all singing and dancing by all means this is an awesome monitor and i highly recommend it. All three features together make for an awesome experience i'm sure but even a 1080 GSync monitor would still have blown me away i think. Refresh rate i would advise as your second thought, a higher 60hz monitor can unlock some advantages in the smoothness of games.
2, Refreshrate/responce time
Nice size at 27"
Feels like a good addition to a high end rig
Makes games that were unplayable playable.
1440 might not be as bit an improvement as you had hoped
Gsync only works with Nvidia GPU, for AMD look up Freesync monitors
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