ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q G-SYNC Monitor Review

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Our Summary and Conclusion

If you skipped right to the conclusion to gague our impression of the new ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q monitor with G-Sync, let me make it clear --  this monitor is awesome. It packs in virtually all of the features gamers crave, and it looks good while doing it.  With that said, the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q is not for everyone. Professionals that don't care about gaming and don't require / desire high refresh rates will likely be better served by a higher-end IPS or IGZO-based display, with better viewing angles and color accuracy. 


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For gamers, or discerning enthusiasts that understand the benefits of using high refresh rates, the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q is a great fit. As we've mentioned, the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q has one of the best looking TN panels we have witnessed to date, the monitor's thin bezels make it a great candidate for multi-display configurations, and the display is fully adjustable too, with height, swivel, tilt, and pivot adjustments available. Tack on support for NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, and the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q is a clear winner.

The only real negatives with the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q are its price and lack of inputs. The ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q has only a single DisplayPort input, which is probably acceptable to most users. Having multiple inputs, however, allows users to connect up multiple devices or systems (we regularly cycle through multiple inputs on our test displays, for example). That may not be something everyone needs, but it should be noted nonetheless. The ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q's $799 price tag may also be somewhat tough to swallow when similar-sized 4K displays can be had for less. There are even off-brand 27" monitors available with IPS displays available for about half the price of the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q, if you're willing to deal with a few dead pixels.

When you consider all of the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q's features as a whole, however, its easy to understand why it command a bit of a premium.  This is an excellent monitor.

 

  • Fast Refresh Rates
  • Looks Great
  • G-Sync Support
  • Physical Buttons
  • Thin Bezels
  • Somewhat Pricey
  • Only A Single Input


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