Because it ushers in a new era of panels, the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is among the finest gaming monitors. For excellent visual quality, it combines Nvidia’s G-Sync technology’s fast refresh rates alongside 4K resolution plus HDR (high dynamic range) capabilities.
HDR 10 and DCI-P3 color spectrum support are included, as well as a high 144Hz refresh rate for seamless gameplay and an ultra-high resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is a truly amazing display if you have a gaming setup that can keep up – and it’ll have to be big.
The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ now is offered for $1,999 (£2,299, around AU$4,000), and that is a hefty sum for a gaming monitor. It will be more expensive than other 4K gaming monitors, but keep in mind that you’ll be receiving Nvidia G-Sync, 144Hz refresh rates, and HDR, which is a combo of technology that few displays presently have.
The Acer Predator X27, which has a comparable specification, will cost £2,199 (approximately $3,000, AU$4,000), so the extra money for the ROG is mostly for the Asus design and build quality. Nevertheless, at around this cost, the ROG Swift PG27UQ is a display that only hobbyists and pro players ready to pay that much money would be interested in.
Design and Features
The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ boasts the gaze design we’ve learned to expect from the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand from Asus. If you enjoy the looks of Asus’ ROG brand, the additional cash spent on this screen over the more conservative Acer Predator X27 might well be justified.
Its pro display of 27-inch is a respectable size for a gaming display, and it has a typical wider shape of 16:9, so it’s large enough already to involve you while not dominating your desk like larger gaming monitors. The screen is surrounded by a medium-sized bezel, with the ROG logo at the bottom. A bigger, illuminating ROG logo appears on the rear of the screen’s body, along with designs that resemble circuit boards.
The Asus Aura Sync software can regulate the luminous ROG logo, so it can match other ROG gadgets with AURA illumination. The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ closely resembles the design components of many other ROG devices, so when you already own some, the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ may blend in nicely.
With a blade-like form that feels strong and also an LED light that shines down towards the tabletop, the platform is also eye-catching. An interactive menu will guide you through the process of customizing the lighting when you first power on the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ.
There are also buttons on the back of the display for managing the onscreen interface. If you’re a lover of the ROG series, the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ will appeal to you, and although this is your first ROG product, the display’s design isn’t too garish.
The actual star of the show is the Gaming Display Swift PG27UQ. The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is capable of providing incredibly amazing graphics thanks to its 144Hz refresh rate, 4K UHD resolution, and G-Sync HDR technology.
An HDMI 2.0 input, DisplayPort 1.4, 3.5mm connector for linking speakers, and two USB 3.0 connections are located on the back (alongside a USB 3.0 input to power the USB hub).
- 4K HDR Technology
- Outstanding Picture Quality
- Wide Color Range
- Not Compatible with Mid performance PC
G-Sync technology spends a lot of effort, producing some very stunning images to complement the 4K resolution — it rivals, and frequently beats, many 4K HDR TVs we’ve seen.
Its 144Hz refresh rate really made a huge difference for the game, making it seem quick and responsive with no sign of screen tearing. , with the bright surroundings of the shooting simulator benefiting greatly from HDR. When the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ was set to ‘on’ in the game’s interface, it automatically turned to HDR mode whenever the game began and went off when the game ended.
With Windows 10 scaling nicely to 4K, the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is a great productivity monitor. We found that reducing the screen to 120 percent was still wonderful to work on (despite text and symbols being really tiny), while also providing extra desktop space, thanks to its 27-inch size.
The broader DCI-P3 picture quality actually helps make this an ideal display for images and video processing, due to its capacity to correctly reproduce colors. The screen is an IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel, that provides good dynamic range and allows you to watch the screen from a variety of angles without sacrificing color fidelity.
The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ has a reaction time of 4ms (Gray to Gray), which isn’t the quickest, yet it feels quite snappy, with no discernible latency.