ASUS PG27AQ ROG Swift 27" 4K Monitor Review

Picture and Stand

ASUS PG27AQ ROG Swift 27

Picture

As befits a monitor that is heavily geared towards accurate colour reproduction as well as an enormous amount of pixels there are plenty of tweaks to be found within the OSD. The monitor is calibrated extremely well out of the box, so only the most obsessive users will need to get out their measuring equipment.

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If you doubt that a 4K resolution will give you much more screen space than a regular resolution, just take a look at how many normal size icons you can fit into such a tiny space. If you've ever found yourself short of real estate then this level of resolution is the perfect solution.

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Stand

The stand has plenty of adjustment to ensure perfect ergonomics. As well as the ability to switch between portrait and landscape modes it has enough tilt and height adjustment to help you remain comfortable throughout long gaming hours.

The base of the stand lights up with the ROG logo and a lovely red circle. This is subtle enough to be pleasing rather than irritating, but you can turn it off if you prefer to work in complete darkness.

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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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