Asus ROG Swift PG27U

One of the best mon­i­tors to grace our test bench, but comes at a high price.

APC Australia - - The Lab -

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).

$3,499 | WWW.ASUS.COM

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