Review: Asus RoG Swift PG27UQ Finally 4K G-SYNC 144Hz Gaming!

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  1. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    your way of reviewing how black uniformity make it hard to tell how bad it can be Picture of the black uniformity would be appreciated
     
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    RavenMaster Maha Guru

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    Was so ready to buy this monitor when i first saw the specs. Then i saw the price and said to myself 'Asus you are taking the f***ing piss...' I simply refuse to pay more than 1200 bucks for a 27" monitor and even that is being generous. For 2000 bucks i'd expect it to be at least 32-40"
     
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    That's a really odd combo. The heights are the same but not vertical pixel density making it weird to drag window around. Also not sure about your scaling. I assume you do more than gaming (otherwise no need for the secondary without the third), and Windows sucks at any scaling over 100% for productivity. Personally, I can't stand 27" 4K @ 100%. 1440p 27" seems to be a much better option to match X34.
     
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    As good a review as I could possibly imagine, awesome job HB. :)

    This monitor is cool, it's temping but... I'm not sure, think I would much prefer 32 inches or a 21:9 alternative. What's the 4k equivalent at 21:9 aspect anyway? What resolution I mean.
    Will be super interesting to see how these 200hz 21:9's turn out. The 21:9 aspect has me intrigued, to see in person what the fuss is about. VA can still look excellent, especially for movies.
     

  5. Pimpiklem

    Pimpiklem Member Guru

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    Crazy price.
    Get (FIVE) samsung WQHD 2560x1440 144 htz 1ms quantum dot 32" HDR freesync 2 curved screens for this price.

    https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/samsung-c32hg70-freesync-2-hdr-monitor-review,1.html

    If you buy this you will get buyers remorse that's a given.

    What you need to keep in mind when going HDR is that extra brightness comes at a cost to your comfort.
    That wattage is being pushing into your face and it isnt pleasant.
    Go demo one you will soon see my point.

    ps,
    Anyone who does buy one just laugh at them.
    Their in for a terrible experience and will keep it to themselves so not to loose face.
    https://media2.giphy.com/media/VB5WwlZIt8eRy/200_d.gif
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  6. Moto_Life

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    $2500?! That is absolutely ridiculous. Why the hell are monitors so much more expensive than televisions anyway? I hated to spend what i did on my dell s2716dg, Although i do love it.
     
  7. bigfutus

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    Yeah, but Dell S2716DG was a bargain compared to Asus ROG PG279Q. And on top on that they were plagued with issues and getting a perfectly working monitor was a lottery. So i wonder if the history will repeat here, a pricey monitor with good reviews, but the actual units for the public will be plagued with issues again.
     
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    Try ask: why televisions don't have 4k 96/144hz hdr, g-sync and low inputlag...
     
  9. Robbo9999

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    Yeah, too expensive not to be perfect, as it says in the article! Sweet monitor for sure though. I think a monitor is probably just about the most important part of a PC - you look at it everyday after all! I think I might consider moving to these new HDR technologies once the market has become more flooded with them, when they will be cheaper & more effective at their implementation. Gotta give my relatively cheap AOC 1080p TN 144Hz Gsync monitor some time to make back it's investment!
     
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    what bothers me about this monitor is ofc the price,which eventually will come down,but the 27'' is a no no for me at this resolution.I m sure in the next couple of years there will be a dozen similar monitors bigger in size and much much cheaper.Just have to wait.
     

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    ASUS has become the "Apple" of gaming monitors, which is a shame.
     
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    Offering the same hardware as others, but at 4x the price? Not quite. You can't get 4K 144Hz G-Sync HDR from others at a 4x lower price. :p
     
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    Killer monitor. Too bad the high price.
     
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    HDMI 2.1 will do 4k @ 120hz and those sockets will be on tv’s next year.
     
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    Fantastic review boss. Very nice details, I love it. As for the monitor, if it was about half the price, OK.
     

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    $100 per inch. I don't think so. $10 per inch would be a more suitable price. It probably cost them well under $100 to make. The price of some monitors is just getting ridiculous.
     
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    It's like a Ferrari car. Want it, then you have to pay uber premium for it. There is cheaper cars on the market, that does "the same thing". Let you drive from A to B ;)
     
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    That´s just the mentality they are trying to exploit.
     
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    This thing costs a whole garbage bag of money and it doesn't even work properly as advertised... I'm sorry, but are they seriously expecting ppl to shell out this money for a product that comes with a bunch of compromises...
     
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  20. go4brendon

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    As beautiful as this monitor is I still think we're 2 generations behind 144hz gaming. I could barely hit 55fps in Witcher 3 Ultra 4k@60hz. 144hz would be out of the question. Drop it down to 1080p and instantly smoother and easier to see on a 43" tv with 4k upscaling. I would debate with anyone if even 32" is big enough for 4k gaming, especially on fps titles. NVIDIA have the right idea with their 65" big format displays where this would be the only real viable option.
     

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