ASUS ROG Swift PG278QR 27-Inch WQHD Gaming Monitor

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    ASUS has been introducing a new ROG Swift PG278QR 27-Inch WQHD Gaming Monitor. The GSYNC compatible monitor offers a wide quad HD gaming resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and a 165Hz refresh rate, 100...

    ASUS ROG Swift PG278QR 27-Inch WQHD Gaming Monitor
     
  2. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    So is this still a TN panel?

    I have previous generation of this one, even thou its a TN, unless you sleep below it the view angles and overall quality of image is very good. With only drawback of TN being a bit greyish blacks.

    However waiting for 30+ (ideally 32-34) inch 144hz+ IPS 1440p monitor with G-sync.
     
  3. RavenMaster

    RavenMaster Maha Guru

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    Still waiting for that 144hz 4K monitor Asus showed at Computex.
     
  4. GeniusPr0

    GeniusPr0 Maha Guru

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    TN, 1ms GTG
     

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    same here, I got a 24" screen (1080p 1ms 144hz) and even though I don't have g-sync I won't buy a monitor for just 3" difference, if they really want people to start changing their favourite res I think they should start building 1440p/4k monitors big enough for that resolution at an "affordable" price. 1440p@ 27" is still to small imo.
     
  6. cryohellinc

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    I agree, 27 is border line bare bones minimum for me. Ideally 32-34 inch, curved.

    Of course there is something such as - Asus PG348Q, however FAR too expensive. I rather get a second GPU for that cash.
     
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    Wonder if they figured out how to get rid of the pixel inversion the last panel had...
     
  8. buhehe

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    I wonder if they'll have a QC that doesn't suck this time
     
  9. Solfaur

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    Meh, even though it's TN, if that would be the monitor's only fault and it would have a decent price, it might be an option. But being Asus, I doubt it.
     
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    I think 27" is just the right size. Any bigger and you'd have to sit too far away
     

  11. Witcher29

    Witcher29 Maha Guru

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    Tn is good no ips glow, atm i wont buy anything its all a mess, i still miss oled full hd or 1440p.
     
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    No, not to big. I got a 32 a few month ago and its just enough when it comes to size (height wise) at 2ft distance.. .

    Oled is crap when it comes to brightness, and that already low nmbr will drop by about 50% in a few years, so...

    And so far, i havent seen an entry level (cost) oled screen, that can keep up with matured screens like amva/amva+
    Not sure why ppl are always fixated on certain tech.
    Just check when oled was invented, and how long it took to end up in tvs.

    As long as the pic is sharp, no ghosting, no motion blur, decent color accuracy, im happy, and dont care what screen tech is used.
    Heck, i wouldn't care if it has a nano bot scratching the screen from the inside, if it improves IQ...

    The pb32q does exactly that (incl flicker-free) and the only thing "missing" for me is gsync, and unless it dies in a few years, i wont upgrade unless its 34 or larger..
     
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  13. tsunami231

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    hmm i kinda intrested in this, though I am sure the price will end that intrest 27" slim/boarder less monitor is max size i will go to monitor anything bigger then it is to be seeing i sit a max of 2 feet away from the screen
     
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    no HDR ?

    meh pass
     
  15. Ven0m

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    So what's the difference between this and PG278Q not-R?
     

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    I think it's only the extra 21Hz you get from this one. Or could you overclock the PG278Q to 165Hz as well? Not sure.
     
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    With TN-panel? Dream on...
     
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    HDR and OLED Wide color gamut TV's now into their third TV series...
    So what is Asus going to price this at with such technologies within reach that will make these monitors yesterdays news soon?

    $700 and that is ok cuz gamerz?

    Please would u like me to bend over to make the process easier? :)

    I claim they are out of touch. Or their research knows how stupid I actually am.
     
  19. Qwinn

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    Another difference between this and the old Swift, as far as I can tell, is that this new monitor is not 3D Vision ready.

    Considering the old Swift is one of the best 3D Vision monitors out there, that they seem to be dropping support for 3D Vision is seriously sad news for some of us.
     
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    With these specs and HDR prepare to pay more than 1500 euros/dollars. HDR will take time to be relevant for PC. First they have to release HDR monitors with a relevant price then games and graphics cards have to support this. It's not going to happen soon. This is an area consoles won at least for now (if you have a fancy HDR TV already or planning to buy anyways).
     

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