Asus ROG Swift PG27U
One of the best monitors to grace our test bench, but comes at a high price.
Out of the 14 monitors getting reviewed here, the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is the best one, by far. Just look at these specs: 4K, 144Hz, DCI-P3, HDR and G-Sync – fantastic stuff that’s as good in person as it is on paper. Unfortunately, the $3,499 asking price for the PG27UQ is more than double the price of the second most expensive monitor in this review.
Forgetting price for a minute, the PG27UQ is an excellent display. With other monitors you need to decide between high refresh rates or highquality colour. With the PG27UQ, you get both! A resolution of 3840x2160 on a 27-inch screen results in a 163 PPI that makes game graphics razor sharp. The DCI-P3 colour gamut and HDR support (HDR10 & DisplayHDR 1000) mean not only are those graphics sharp as a tack, the colours are deep and rich – all at 144Hz. The only thing you could take a shot at with the PG27UQ is the “low” 4ms response rate and no support for AMD’s FreeSync, only Nvidia G-Sync.
It would be poor form not to mention the bizarre “ROG Light Signal” that projects a ROG logo onto a wall to “to show your gaming spirit and create the perfect atmosphere for your gaming setup”. What a bizarre feature.
If you’ve got a rig powerful enough to pump out 4K at 144Hz and have cash to spare, buy the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ – you absolutely won’t regret it (until your credit card statement arrives).
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