Asus ROG Swift PG258Q
PRICE $ 520 www.asus.com
The presence of G-Sync on this display makes it among the more expensive in this test, and this inherently impacts its sense of value—a 1080p display costing over $500 is always going to be a tough ask.
However, the PG258Q does do its best to make up for that high price in other ways. It’s the bestlooking model in this group test, thanks to a slim and low-profile bezel around the edges of the display, a fetching metallic finish and a dainty metal stand.
The latter’s legs give the display a lightness of look, plus they allow for the monitor’s party trick. A light shines from the center of the stand, allowing you to project your own logo onto the surface below.
Elsewhere, Asus’ menu control system is excellent, as are the menus themselves. You also get the addition of Nvidia ULMB, so you can choose between 240Hz or 144Hz with backlight strobing for reduced motion blur. Image quality is also decent, though notably this display isn’t significantly better than any cheaper rivals. Also, connectivity is limited to just one DisplayPort and HDMI.
This isn’t a big bargain, but it’s a solid option if G-Sync and a neat design are important to you. Also consider the Freesync-equipped Asus XG258Q.