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ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM Priced for Pre-order at US$999 or More

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It was only Monday this week that ASUS announced the official launch of the ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM, but now retailers have started to put the display up for pre-order and it looks like for once, ASUS hasn't priced its products higher than the competition. In the US, it appears that the PG27AQDM will retail for US$999, which is the same price that LG is asking for its equivalent Ultragear OLED 27GR95QE-B. ASUS does claim to have higher typical brightness at 450 cd/m² vs a mere 200 cd/m² for the LG, yet somehow also claim to have half the power consumption.

A swift jump over the pond and the PG27AQDM looks a little less exciting, with it coming in at £1,098.95 in the UK and €1,299.99 in Germany and as much as 14,990 kr in Sweden, which puts all three nations at well over US$1,100 excluding any local VAT. That makes LG's Ultragear OLED the far more attractive option in Europe, as it's cheaper in all three countries by the equivalent of around US$100. For those still interested, the bad news is that the display won't arrive in retail until sometime in mid or end of April, depending on the country you live in.



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Except for anti-glare coating this looks like the perfect monitor for me. Wish I had a spare 1200€!
 

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half the power usage, and more than twice is bright? either they got some new tech, a giant ass heatsink, or something is afoot

hmmm... I want that 3 year burn in warranty like Dell offers on my next OLED monitor purchase, if it doesn't have that warranty, no money from me
 
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half the power usage, and more than twice is bright? either they got some new tech, a giant ass heatsink, or something is afoot

hmmm... I want that 3 year burn in warranty like Dell offers on my next OLED monitor purchase, if it doesn't have that warranty, no money from me
OLED burn in is overrated. For vast majority of consumers it will not be an issue.

By the way I wonder are these two 27" displays from ASUS and LG - actually the same panel? Just tweaked different?
 
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half the power usage, and more than twice is bright? either they got some new tech, a giant ass heatsink, or something is afoot
From Asus' spec page:
Power Consumption : < 38W

From LG's spec page:
Power Consumption (Typ.) 74W

hmmm... I want that 3 year burn in warranty like Dell offers on my next OLED monitor purchase, if it doesn't have that warranty, no money from me
At least in Sweden, Asus offers a three year warranty, but not sure what it covers. No other countries that lists it, shows any warranty info.

By the way I wonder are these two 27" displays from ASUS and LG - actually the same panel? Just tweaked different?
As all the other specs are nigh on identical, I would assume its the same panel type they're using.
 
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OLED burn in is overrated. For vast majority of consumers it will not be an issue.

By the way I wonder are these two 27" displays from ASUS and LG - actually the same panel? Just tweaked different?
Normally I'd agree, but an extended warranty covering burn-in still isn't a bad idea on the off-chance you get a defective panel that has it bad (burn in is directly tied to heat dissipation, and most panels do it well, but defective ones, well...)
 
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Hopefully, we will see OLED monitors within the $500 range, sooner, rather than later.
 
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And why is this OLED 240Hz while they are teasing us since decades saying OLED will have 1KHz. I still have the articles.
 
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And why is this OLED 240Hz while they are teasing us since decades saying OLED will have 1KHz. I still have the articles.
Good luck finding an interface that can do that.
 
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half the power usage, and more than twice is bright? either they got some new tech, a giant ass heatsink, or something is afoot

hmmm... I want that 3 year burn in warranty like Dell offers on my next OLED monitor purchase, if it doesn't have that warranty, no money from me
Sure there's a catch. The color accuracy will suck(as with any gaming/high-refresh rate monitor), and also if there's any kind of deficiency in quality control with regards to the application of the heat sink and/or lackluster engineering, burn-in/reduced longevity could be a problem. I should mention that when I say that the color accuracy sucks, its in comparison to professional color accurate monitors, which most wouldn't even notice the difference unless they were doing productivity work that necessitates using a monitor with a delta E less than or equal to 2 OR they have both monitors side by side viewing the exact same content.
I prefer not having an overly bright monitor in front of me since I keep the ambient light low in my computer room. The darker the room, the less you need to turn up the brightness & the less harsh it will be on the eyes; especially if you're frequently switching from dark to light content on the screen.
 
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Sure there's a catch. The color accuracy will suck(as with any gaming/high-refresh rate monitor), and also if there's any kind of deficiency in quality control with regards to the application of the heat sink and/or lackluster engineering, burn-in/reduced longevity could be a problem. I should mention that when I say that the color accuracy sucks, its in comparison to professional color accurate monitors, which most wouldn't even notice the difference unless they were doing productivity work that necessitates using a monitor with a delta E less than or equal to 2 OR they have both monitors side by side viewing the exact same content.
I prefer not having an overly bright monitor in front of me since I keep the ambient light low in my computer room. The darker the room, the less you need to turn up the brightness & the less harsh it will be on the eyes; especially if you're frequently switching from dark to light content on the screen.
The Alienware QD-OLED monitor is actually pretty good with color accuracy.
 
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half the power usage, and more than twice is bright? either they got some new tech, a giant ass heatsink, or something is afoot

hmmm... I want that 3 year burn in warranty like Dell offers on my next OLED monitor purchase, if it doesn't have that warranty, no money from me

Both are using MLA so this one would need active cooling and a decent heatsink to reach those numbers. My guess is they are quoting the numbers based on content consumption like games/movies where typical brightness is substantially higher vs an all white screen.

They definitely should include a 3 year warranty on a 1000 usd product but I'd probably purchase a 5 year anyways both my C1 and G2 have 5 year replacement warrantys..
 
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They really need to add more glossy options (with anti-reflection treatments), especially with OLED, and at that price.

At that price we expect better innovations too and it is possible:
The newest iMac have an optional nano-texture anti-reflection coating whilst staying glossy and it works really well, surely they can make efforts to remove those big triple layers coating that are there since the 90s.
To take another more affordable example, Some steam deck options come with a laminated display that has anti-reflection treatments too and without resorting to a big matte coating

I picked up an odyssey OLED G8 for my home PC, may evolve to a flat 32" 4K OLED way later on once they innovate more and remove those absurd matte layers.
It is expensive (got it 200EUR cheaper but still) but QD-OLED is really the way to go for me given the weaknesses of WOLED on PC right now, I have 0 doubts in 1-2 years either LG or samsung with QD-OLED 2 will have far more interesting options.
In the meantime I really needed to upgrade and I'm thoroughly enjoying my display :).
 
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Why did they have to sneak the white subpixel, for more brightness?. It's a total deal breaker for me. I was ready with 999 euro, but if text is unreadable mess just forget it.
 
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Why did they have to sneak the white subpixel, for more brightness?. It's a total deal breaker for me. I was ready with 999 euro, but if text is unreadable mess just forget it.

Been using a LG C1 for over a year as a monitor the white sub pixel text thing is blown way out of proportion it isn't any harder to read text than it is on my ips monitor. Either way Oled monitors are meant for gaming and media consumption not as a replacement for a work monitor.
 
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OLED burn in is overrated. For vast majority of consumers it will not be an issue.

By the way I wonder are these two 27" displays from ASUS and LG - actually the same panel? Just tweaked different?
I see some people are on their 3rd aw3423dw already
 
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What are you talking about? VGA port from 30 YEARS AGO could do it.
1khz refresh rate? Maybe, but I don't think I ever heard of it and certainly not with any kind of resolution. You'd be lucky to hit VGA 640x480 res.
 
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The Alienware QD-OLED monitor is actually pretty good with color accuracy.
Your link is dead. I had to look it up "Alienware 34 Curved QD-OLED Gaming Monitor - AW3423DW" on Dell's website.
Anyway, yes it is very good with a delta E >2, but that is going by the sRGB standard & not Adobe RGB, which has a much wider color coverage. If I had to guess, I would say you would be lucky to get 70% Adobe RGB coverage with it.
 
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