ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q G-SYNC Monitor Review

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The ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q

ASUS did one heck of a job on the design of the ROG Swift PG278Q in our opinion. If you made a list of all of the things you’d want in a display designs for gamers, the ROG Swift PG278Q likely has them.

One of the first things you’ll notice looking at the ROG Swift PG278Q is its nice, thin bezels. The ROG Swift PG278Q’s bezels are only about 6mm wide, which makes this monitor a perfect candidate for an Eyefinity or NVIDIA Surround setup. And save for an un-obtrusive ASUS logo centered at the bottom, and some lightly silk-screened labels on the left side, there are no unsightly features to detract from the display itself.

The rear of the ROG Swift PG278Q’s enclosure is also well designed. The angular enclosure is fairly clean and has a matte black finish, which looks good in our opinion. At either side of the rear panel, there are long vents, that help keep the display’s internals cool. The stand also has a built in slot for easy cable management.


ASUS went all out on the stand too—it supports height, swivel, tilt, and pivot adjustments. The ROG Swift PG278Q’s height is adjustable from 0 – 120mm, the display swivels 60 degrees to either side, it can tilt from +20 to -5 degrees, and it can pivot from portrait to landscape mode.

The base also features a built-in, lighted red ring which adds a little bling without being gaudy. Stamped into one corner of the base is the ASUS “Republic of Gamers” logo and badge and the angular design language present on the rear panel is employed here too, to nice effect. We should also mention that the base isn’t terribly heavy, though it is quite sturdy. There’s no way you’re knocking this display over without putting some serious muscle into it. ASUS also ships the ROG Swift PG278Q fully assembled, so there’s no need to mount the base yourself, as is the case with many other monitors.

In terms of connectivity, the ROG Swift PG278Q is equipped with a single, full-sized DisplayPort, a power connector, and three USB 3.0 ports—one upstream and two downsteam. This is perhaps the only area where the ROG Swift PG278Q is lacking. Many other displays in this class are outfitted with numerous inputs.
 


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