Monday, September 25th 2017

ASUS Intros ROG Swift PG27VQ Curved 27-inch Gaming Monitor

ASUS today rolled out the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Swift PG27VQ curved gaming monitor. This 27-inch monitor with an 1800R curved TN-film panel, offers a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Bolstering its gaming credentials are a high refresh-rate of 165 Hz, response time as low as 1 ms (GTG), and support for NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. If the 16.8 million colors put out from the display panel itself aren't "RGB lit" enough for you, the monitor features RGB LED elements illuminating a motif behind the panel, and below the monitor stand's pivot; which can be controlled using ASUS Aura Sync RGB software.

Besides putting up a show, the RGB LED elements can be made to work as ambient lighting, which adapts to the display. The GamePlus technology lets you draw OSD crosshairs and frame-rate counter; and GameVisual, which are display presets for various genres of games (FPS, RTS, RPG, etc.). Other key panel specifications include 400 cd/m² maximum brightness, 170°/160° viewing angles, and dynamic mega-contrast ratio. Display inputs include DisplayPort 1.2 (needed for G-SYNC), and HDMI 1.4 (lower than standard refresh rate). The stand offers basic tilt adjustments. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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7 Comments on ASUS Intros ROG Swift PG27VQ Curved 27-inch Gaming Monitor

#1
Upgrayedd
Trying to figure out what exactly is new or different than before? Couldn't believe the first TN of its kind. Is it just all the new RGB and bling?
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#2
cucker tarlson
why the hell do you need a curve on a 27" 16:9 monitor ?
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#3
Vayra86
Ridiculously Overpriced Gear
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#5
samhain1969
The thing(s) that makes this "different" as to the PG278QR as a direct comparison/upgrade from:

1. An 1800R curved TN-film panel
2. Q-Dot panel*
3. 400 cd/m² maximum brightness vs. 350 cd/m2
4. 16.8 million colors vs. 16.7 million colors
5. GamePlus technology vs. none for the PG278QR
6. RGB

*https://www.asus.com/Monitors/ROG-SWIFT-PG27VQ/overview/ No mention of Q-dot technology in the overview OR specs that I could see... Strange.
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#6
Goss1943
samhain1969 said:
The thing(s) that makes this "different" as to the PG278QR as a direct comparison/upgrade from:

1. An 1800R curved TN-film panel
2. Q-Dot panel*
3. 400 cd/m² maximum brightness vs. 350 cd/m2
4. 16.8 million colors vs. 16.7 million colors
5. GamePlus technology vs. none for the PG278QR
6. RGB

*https://www.asus.com/Monitors/ROG-SWIFT-PG27VQ/overview/ No mention of Q-dot technology in the overview OR specs that I could see... Strange.
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#7
Goss1943
I read somewhere that Q-dot technology would be in the PG27VQR version of this monitor.
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