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Asus ROG Swift PG278Q

alaTest has collected and analyzed 602 reviews of Asus ROG Swift PG278Q. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. People really like the design. The usability also gets good views. Some have doubts about the price, and comments about the reliability and size are different.

usability, design

price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Asus ROG Swift PG278Q is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus ROG Swift PG278Q

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Asus ROG Swift PG278Q from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design. The size is also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the price.

usability, size, design

reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27 inch Widescreen LED Gaming Monitor (2560x1440, USB 3.0, NVIDIA 3D, 144Hz, 1ms)Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27 inch Widescreen LED Gaming Monitor (2560x1440, USB 3.0, NVIDIA 3D, 144Hz, 1ms)

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: James (pcgameware.co.uk)

Verdict

 

You may have already gathered that I'm rather impressed with the Asus Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor, and I am, very impressed! Never have I seen such focus in a Gaming monitor, Asus no doubt had one goal in mind, when they designed this monitor...

You may have already gathered that I’m rather impressed with the Asus Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor, and I am, very impressed! Never have I seen such focus in a Gaming monitor, Asus no doubt had one goal in mind, when they designed this monitor…

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (kitguru.net)

Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 144hz G-Sync Monitor (w/ GTX 780Ti ROG Matrix)

 

Today we review the highly anticipated Asus ROG Swift PG278Q. This 27 inch Nvidia G-SYNC monitor runs at WQHD 2560×1440 resolution, features a 144hz refresh rate and a 1ms (gtg) response time to cater to the most demanding gamer. The panel features a...

Super smooth motion at the highest settings.

The cost will be too prohibitive for many.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Heinonen, Jarred Walton (anandtech.com)

ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q G-SYNC Monitor Review

 

The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) line includes everything you want for building a high-end gaming PC: GPUs, Motherboards, Keyboards and Mice, Sound Cards, Headsets, and now Monitors. The ROG Swift PG278Q is a 27” WQHD display that has both a 144Hz...

If there's one major concern, it's pricing. There are plenty of

Feb, 2015

PCMAG.COM - Editor's Choice

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Asus ROG Swift PG278Q

 

The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q is a 27-inch WQHD monitor designed for gamers. It uses Nvidia's G-Sync technology and a 144Hz refresh rate to deliver super-smooth motion performance, and it offers some neat gaming features.

Sharp WQHD image. Excellent gaming performance. Fully adjustable stand. Cool gamer-centric features

Only one video input. So-so viewing-angle performance. Skewed greens

In order to stay competitive, most gaming enthusiasts will outfit their PC's with powerful graphics cards capable of insane frame rates. Cruising along at 60 frames per second (fps) is all well and good, but if your monitor can't keep pace with your...

Dec, 2014

Hot Award

Expert review by: Bennett Ring (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q

 

G-SYNC is Nvidia's new proprietary technology, built into select new gaming screens. It forces the display to be a slave to the graphics card, only updating the screen when the graphics card has a new frame ready for it. It's the opposite to the way...

Revolutionary - as long as you have the right video card.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Trace Hagan (tweaktown.com)

ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 144Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor Review

 

We have a real treat in store for you today in the form of the new ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q G-Sync 144Hz 1ms gaming monitor. Come see Trace's full review.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Ryan Shrout (pcper.com)

ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 27-in Monitor Review - NVIDIA G-Sync at 2560x1440

 

NVIDIA G-Sync was announced at a media event held in Montreal way back in October, and promised to revolutionize the way the display and graphics card worked together to present images on the screen. It was designed to remove hitching, stutter, and...

, the display for which NVIDIA released a mod kit to allow users that already had this monitor to upgrade to G-Sync compatibility. It worked, and I even came away impressed. I noted in my conclusion that, “there isn't a single doubt that I want a...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Christian Eberle (tomshardware.com)

Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27-inch G-Sync Monitor Review

 

We've been waiting to experience the wonders of G-Sync for months, and Asus is the first company to deliver a finished product. Its ROG Swift PG278Q is a 27-inch QHD TN-based display with G-Sync, 144 Hz operation, and ULMB, a new blur-reduction feature.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Michael H. (newegg.com)

I guess I got one of the good ones.

 

Like the title says, I guess I got one of the good ones. I read all of those bad reviews and still ended up purchasing this. I'm about 7 months in with absolutely no issues at all. Fingers crossed I don't run into problems.

-Great colors and viewing angles for a TN panel. -Anti-Glare is not noticeable once you get used to the monitor in my opinion. -Super easy to use menus. -Comes up from sleep extremely quickly. -Image looks amazingly sharp, as well as the design.

-Some back light bleed when the screen is 100% black, but otherwise not noticeable. It's to be expected with a monitor of this size. Not quite worth putting as a con. I only saw it because I was looking for it.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Dion M. (newegg.com)

Great!

 

Bought this for a new rig I assembled last week. Coming from a 21" 1080p monitor, this was a big upgrade. My new rig currently has a i5-4690k and GTX 970 and it works great (Upgrading to a 1070 or 1080). Running at 2560x1440 at 144Hz, games like Dark...

None as of yet!

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, CEL 1, C-Tick, CU, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, KCC, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL, TUV / BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, CEL level 1, C-Tick, CU, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, KCC, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL (Windows 8.1, Windows 7), TUV Flicker-free , eStandby, TUV Low Blue Light
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

3D: Yes
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Digital horizontal frequency:89 - 222
Digital vertical frequency:50 - 144
Display:LED
Display brightness:350
Display diagonal:68.6
Display diagonal (metric):68.5
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display sRGB:Y
Display Technology:TN
HD type:Quad HD / Wide Quad HD
HDCP:Y / Yes
Maximum refresh rate:165
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Pixel pitch:0.233 x 0.233
Response Time:1
Screen shape:Flat
Supported 3D technologies:NVIDIA 3D Vision
Supported graphics resolutions:2560 x 1440
Viewing angle, horizontal:170
Viewing angle, vertical:160

Ergonomics

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Height adjustment:Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/off switch:Y / Yes
Pivot: Yes
Pivot angle:-90 - 90
Swivel angle range:-60 - 60 / 60 - -60
Swivelling:Y / Yes
Tilt adjustment:Y / Yes
Tilt angle:-5 - 20 / 20 - -5
VESA mounting:Y / Yes
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100

Multimedia

Built-in Camera:N / No
Built-in speaker(s): No
TV tuner integrated:N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB / AC, DisplayPort, USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

NVIDIA 3D Vision:Y / Yes
NVIDIA 3D Vision 2: Yes
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB hub version:USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:2
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Power

Power consumption (max):38.7
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.5
Power consumption (typical):90

Technical Details

Game mode: Yes

Thin Client

Thin client installed:N / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:66
Depth (with stand):23.8 / 238
Height :363
Height (with stand):55.5 / 553
Package depth:30 / 300
Package height:45.6 / 456
Package weight:10.5 / 10.6
Package width:75.6 / 756
Weight:7
Weight with stand:7
Width:620
Width (with stand):62 / 620