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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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|Shipping||—||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||£14.90||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping|
|Sold By||Available from these sellers||Amazon.co.uk||Buyur||Trading Factory Cologne||Box Limited||Amazon.co.uk|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9||16:9||16:9||16:9 - 1.78:1||16:9||16:9|
|Connectivity Technology||USB||DisplayPort, HDMI||n/a||Yes||Yes||HDMI|
|Display Resolution Max||2560x1440||2560x1440||2560x1440||2060x1080||2560x1440||2560X1440|
|Display Size||27 inches||68.58 cm||69 cm||27 inches||27 inches||27 cm|
|Frequency||144 hertz||0.16 KHz||144 hertz||165 hertz||144 hertz||144 MHz|
|Horizontal Resolution||2,560 pixels||2,560 pixels||2,560 pixels||2,560 pixels||2,560 pixels||2,560 pixels|
|Image Aspect Ratio||—||16:9||16:9||16:9||16:9||16:9|
|Image Brightness||—||ANSI lumens||ANSI lumens||350 cd/m²||350 cd/m²||350 cd/m²|
|Image Contrast Ratio||100,000,000||1000:1||100M:1||1000:1||100000000:1||1000:1|
|Item Dimensions||23.79 x 61.98 x 36.29 cm||23.7 x 61.9 x 36.3 cm||55.1 x 62.4 x 24.5 cm||30.23 x 75.69 x 45.72 cm||23.8 x 62.5 x 55.88 cm||24.1 x 64.2 x 44.9 cm|
|Item Weight||7 kg||7 kg||7 kg||6.99 kg||7.3 kg||7 kg|
|Max Vertical Resolution||1,440 pixels||1,440 pixels||1,440 pixels||1,440 pixels||1,440 pixels||1,440 pixels|
|Native Resolution||—||2560 x 1440||2560x1440||2060 x 1080 pixels||2560 x 1440 pixels||2560X1440|
|Real Angle of View||170 degrees||170 degrees||178 degrees||178 degrees||178 degrees||170 degrees|
|Resolution||2560x1440||2560 x 1440||—||2560 x 1440||—||—|
|Response Time||1||1 milliseconds||1 milliseconds||4 milliseconds||4 milliseconds||1|
|Special Feature||—||adaptive sync technology||—||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||Built-in camera^Built-in speaker(s)^Cable lock slot^Display sRGB^HDCP^No^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||Built-in camera^Built-in speaker(s)^Cable lock slot^HDCP^No^On Screen Display (OSD)^On/off switch^Plug and Play^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|
|Viewing Angle||170 degrees||170 degrees||—||178 degrees||178 degrees||170 degrees|
|Wattage||44 watts||90 watts||32 watts||90 watts||38.7 watts||47 watts|
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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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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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Now, I was very hesitant about buying a TN panel, in this day and age, especially when the successor is IPS and has more ports, etc. What drew me to this though was the 1ms response time. Whereas the IPS one is about 4-6ms? Most people wouldn't care about this but if you do, believe me, it's really worth it. Feedback is instant. No dodgy chopping up or artefacts (mostly due to G-sync). Nothing I've seen compares.
As for colour and viewing angles... This was a huge concern. My biggest concern in fact. I do video and design work. I need a rich and accurate display. So far, I definitely prefer this to any Mac display and haven't had any problems with colour. The contrast ratio is excellent. I probably prefer this to an IPS panel. There's much less glare and glow. When I look at this beautiful display for hours on end, I am slowly absorbed into a softly shaded vignette as the world around me blurs and fades away. Regarding viewing angles, yes the colours do go a bit but only past around the 100 degree mark. Someone sat next to you will see the exact same colours, especially if you angle the screen evenly. Someone sat 3 or 4 people to your side, will start to see things all a bit purple and inverted but even then it's nowhere near(!) as bad as a laptop screen. Honestly, using it on my own for work and play... Viewing angles haven't bothered me once. Certainly not to the point of frustration or disappointment.
This does work with Mac. The only thing is that G-sync isn't available when plugged into mac. However, as I don't really game on Mac that's no problem. When G-sync isn't enabled, the power LED (on the bottom right of bezel) is white instead of red. When in white mode, I've noticed the screen can flicker a bit. HD videos (on Netflix, in browser at least) might occasionally skip a frame or dip a bit. It's no major issue. Not enough to frustrate you. Even then, when you go back on Windows and with G-sync on.. It stops completely and back to consistent excellent display. No flickering. No dips. Perfect. Worth mentioning, I am using an old nokia phone right now and I think cellular interference does make it flicker a bit too. Again, nothing to worry about. If I move the phone a metre or so away, it stops. As far as I know, modern smartphones don't do this.
A really nice touch is the way it instantly turns on and off when you press the power switch. No delay. Also, as there's not a glass display, it doesn't gather loads of visible dust on the screen (the bezel is still a regular old shell and will get dusty on top). I've only had to clean this screen twice the entire time I've had it. That's a refreshing and welcome change, if you're used to glass displays. However, common houseflies seem to love clinging onto this thing right now. I'm not sure why that is. The panel must look really attractive to them.
Sadly I can't really compare it to the newer IPS model but I can say this was worth it. The price maybe a bit steep for an older product but if you're looking to spend this much on a monitor, you already know what you're getting into. It's also marginally cheaper than the PG279Q. Buyers guides and reviewers might say the 279 is better and the new favourite but I stand by the fact that this is just as good - especially for less money - provided you don't mind 1 display port. If you read all this, you might as well just buy it.
This monitor is beautiful, it runs brilliantly, and the 144hz has blown me away.
Obviously without seeing a 144hz monitor in person its difficult to understand the difference it makes and watching it on a 60hz screen is clearly a waste of time. So when this turned up I was anxious that it might disappoint after all that money. To give you an idea of how much better it is: if my choice was 3 1080p screens running solidly at 60fps or one 1366 screen running at 144hz; I'd take the 144 in a heart beat.
The only issue I've encountered is this: There seems to be an known issue with screen flicker that can turn up sometimes. This seems to be due to G-Sync getting out of sync somehow. I encounter it often when resuming from sleep. It is pretty glaring and I had found the only way to resolve it was to restart the system but after a little playing around I found that simply changing the screen settings in Windows (or your OS) to any Hz other than 144hz (or whatever you had it set to) and then back again resynchronises G-Sync.
A bit tedious but a small price to pay for how excellent this monitor is.
The only other downside I can think of is that now all my movies and pictures are of noticeably bad quality now that I can see them on such a large and clear monitor.
The Montior refresh rate is insane, this being my first non-60 hertz monitor I didn't know what to expect but thought, "Hey if it helps me improve ever so slightly, why not?"
- Simply just turning the monitor on and changing the settings to 200Htz you can notice the effect instantly, the mouse on the desktop just seems so much smoother. Loading up Games like CS:GO, RUST, SIEGE and other intense action games that require fast pace reactions are a dream on this monitor making it seem your reactions have gotten faster when really you are just getting over 3 times for frames per second.
- The physical design is built around your average gamer look, which isn't a bad thing. Asus does this by adding Red Decals and ring around the Stand (Which can be detached and mounted) with the rest of the monitor being a nice stylish light black.
- IPS vs TN - now im my mind image and color quality means a lot, which usually is an instant with to IPS monitors which unfortunately this isn't. But, and this is a big but, this is by far the best TN monitor i've ever used. The colors are immense for a TN monitor and its only downfall is the viewing angles but for a gaming monitor like this its designed to be looked at head on anyway so is that really an issue?
- Viewing angles are bad if not looked at head on.
- Lack of Ports at the back, only offering 1 display port and no other ports (200 Hertz only works through display port connection so no HDMI) this monitor is built for the True PC Gamer, Hybrid Console/PC Gamers probably want to look at the Acer Predator Z35/34 Monitors.
- Expensive but very Unique when you match all its "Pro's"
If I had to be 100% honest id say this monitor helps you improve in-game but it wont make you a instant pro. General enjoyment of this monitor is a 10/10 offering a great 1440p Resolution with a crisp image that almost mistakable for an IPS panel its that accurate and the 200Hertz 1ms response time makes it a Gamers first call.
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Even though it's a TNS, the viewing angles and colors are great