ASUS PG27AQ ROG Swift 27" 4K Monitor Review

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Whenever we review monitors here at OC3D towers we regularly bemoan the poor quality stands that seem to be rife in the display world. Thankfully the stand that the Swift comes equipped with is magnificent. You don't realise how useful a portrait mode is until you have it available, although anyone who has a love for shoot-em-ups will appreciate the option to go into native Tate mode. It's particularly good for long documents or editing images, especially as it then apes the native view of our mobile devices.

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You might see the back of your monitor as often as you see the back of your head, but that hasn't stopped the ASUS design team from making the most of the available real-estate to give us an extremely nice design. We've seen Lamborghinis with fewer angles. Speaking of angles the stand is surrounded by degree markers ensuring the most accurate adjustments you could hope to find.

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The controls and inputs are mounted at the rear, even the USB pass-through, making sure that the front of the panel is as smooth as possible. The Swift supports both DisplayPort and HDMI inputs, although to make the most of its full capabilities it's better to utilise the DisplayPort. HDMI tops out at 24Hz but the DisplayPort supports [email protected]

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21-12-2015, 07:29:56

darthgalactis
Still patiently waiting on the ROG PG348Q from Asus. Quote

21-12-2015, 07:31:13

AlienALX
IMO Asus have released this too soon. Maybe they should have waited for Pascal....

Also, whilst I accept that it's probably nice quality the asking price is plain daft. You can get an Acer with pretty much the same spec for half the price. Not only that, but it's 60hz, which once we do get the graphical power to run 4k properly will soon be left in the dust for higher frequency models.

A strange choice from Asus IMO though I guess it will cater to a niche Quote

21-12-2015, 08:07:08

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
IMO Asus have released this too soon. Maybe they should have waited for Pascal....

Also, whilst I accept that it's probably nice quality the asking price is plain daft. You can get an Acer with pretty much the same spec for half the price. Not only that, but it's 60hz, which once we do get the graphical power to run 4k properly will soon be left in the dust for higher frequency models.

A strange choice from Asus IMO though I guess it will cater to a niche
The Acer one isnt half the price and I actually have one. Its great on paper4 but the Asus image and build quality is much better,

60Hz is actually a display port limitation on 4K so right now you cant go higher.Quote

21-12-2015, 08:14:16

JR23
With the G-Sync IPS 4k Acer at £690 I think it's a sensible place and time to bring it in. People will pay a premium for ROG products and rightly so, already they have an excellent reputation for high quality gaming panels. I guess the IPS factor will open it up to a wider audience although it's not something that bothers me in this kind of product, had it been a little faster and TN I think that would be the right tech for the market audience however more difficult to justify the price to all the FB trolls who think they are pro photoshop.

For those with a beastly GPU set up this has got to be the thing to have. I would be raging for my paycheck to come in if it was a 32". I still think 4k is wasted on 28", definitely 27" and so it doesn't really do much for me personally, I can't understand why the market is pushing for small 4k panels. It's going to take something very interesting to strike the UP3216Q from the top of my wishlist. Perhaps the 32" G-Sync Acer is it, have to admit I would prefer it coming from ASUS though.

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21-12-2015, 08:25:05

tinytomlogan
I think 4k 30-32" would be spot on aswell although youd need a REALLY deep desk!

I thought £799 was lower than I was expecting for a ROG screen considering the original swift was £750+ at launchQuote
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