ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. PhazeDelta1

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    Sure wish Amazon would hurry the hell up and let me pre-order
     
  3. War child

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    Already ordered mine.

    If all goes well (which it never does with Komplett.no) ill have it next friday.
     
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    1,400 euros/english pounds on some stores in Europe. Nope thanks.
     

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    On the official site it says:
    3D mode: 2560 x 1440 (up to 120 Hz)

    So this is the first monitor with G-Sync AND 3D Vision Support above 1080p resolution?


    In Germany first shops list it for 800€, still to pricey for my liking for a PC-Display but the specs really look tempting =)
     
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    No. G-Sync and 3D mode can't be enabled at the same time.
     
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    Price seems legit regarding specs imo. I can't afford it but once more of them kick in the market, it will be time to replace my old 24" :)
     
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    Mine will be with me next Tuesday. Can't wait. First of it's kind. 1400p, Gsync, ULMB mode, 3D (not that I care), first 8-bit panel, 1ms response.

    Colours are meant to be as good as IPS but without the draw back of motion blur and slow response times.

    The only downside (not for me as I'm a gamer) is the viewing angles but that does not affect me. I will be sitting in front of the damn thing.
     
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    One of the best looking i saw in while. Dat price though...
     
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    It will have better colors than a good TN panel but not as good as IPS panels.

    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_rog_swift_pg278q.htm here is a review of the monitor.
     
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    6990Nok Here which is about 800Euros.

    Not "too" bad for what it is I guess.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, anyone know how many watts it pulls from the wall? Just like to get a figure on what to expect from these new monitors.
     
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    According to that above TFTCentral review the specification lists 90w although their measured usage was 51.6w :)

     
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    Offical price in Europe is 800€ i.e alternate, mindfactory ...

    gonna replace my pb278q with the rog.
     

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    Saw it and instantly knew I wanted to have one like that to replace my no-name 26" full HD monitor.... of which I don't even know the response time or input lag, and which only is able to go 59Hz on 1080p :bang:
    Most likely will only make sense when I build my new PC later this year, I hope it gets some competition to make the price go down at least to 700€
     
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    haha! Why? I just bought the PB278Q instead of the ROG!
     
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    I'll let you test the **** out of this monitor and post the impressions before shoving my money into seller's hands.

    I had a discussion with HonoredShadow about how expensive this monitor is, then bought new headphones. It looks like I'm a hypocrite :) But I bought these headphones after trying them out against others, and I'd rather like to do the same with such monitor.
     
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    Haha!! Swings and roundabouts. One thing is not so important to you and not really a thing you really want at that time and then something that is insignificant to others is a real must for you personally I get that!

    Yes I should have said close too. I am happy to trade up my IPS if the colours are close and I'm as fussy as you lot! :D

    Really love good colours but I need the motion handling and smoothness also. I think this monitor will be good enough tbh.
     
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    Good enough :D
     

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