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- 27 inch WQHD (2560x1440p) panel with a 1ms response time and overclocked refresh rate up to 165 Hertz embraces ROG standards and design
- Flexible connectivity options with DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4 and USB 3.0 ports;Security : Kensington lock
- NVIDIA G SYNC ensures smooth gameplay by eliminating screen tearing and stuttering; Brightness(Max) 350 cd/square meter
- ASUS Eye Care Technology makes marathons even easier with blue light filter and flicker free back lighting to reduce eyestrain and other eye ailments
- Game grade ergonomics such as tilt, pivot, swivel and height adjustments allow you to play in your comfort zone; Works with Mac; Adjust the R/G/B color settings or select the color temperature via OSD
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ASUS ROG Swift PG278QR 27” 1440p 1ms 165Hz DP HDMI G-SYNC Gaming
Victory is always in sight on the ROG Swift PG278QR 27” WQHD G-SYNC eSports monitor. It boasts a 165Hz refresh rate with 1ms response time for tear-free gameplay. ASUS Eye Care and game-grade ergonomics let you play at your best during intense marathons. DisplayPort, HDMI and USB 3.0 supported.
Incredibly-Fast 165Hz Refresh Rate
The ROG Swift PG278QR’s gaming monitor 165Hz refresh rate decimates lag and motion blur to give you the upper hand in first person shooters, racers, real-time strategy, and sports titles. This ultrafast refresh rate lets you play at the highest visual settings - so you’ll get that first strike in.
Ergonomic Adjustable Stand
The ROG Swift PG278QR is specially designed for marathon gaming sessions. It has an ergonomically-designed stand with tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment so you can always find that ideal viewing position whether you’re on the couch or sitting on your bed.
Narrow Bezel Design for Multi-Display Setups
ROG Swift PG278QR gives you flexible connectivity options for WQHD (2560 x 1440) input via its DisplayPort1.2 and HDMI ports. It also has two USB 3.0 ports for your mouse and keyboard, and can charge your mobile devices while gaming.
Tear-free Gaming with NVIDIA G-SYNC
The ROG Swift PG278QR incorporates NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology to deliver the smoothest and most breathtaking gaming imaginable. G-SYNC synchronizes the monitor's refresh rate to the GPU in your GeForce GTX-powered PC, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag.
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Victory is always in sight on the ROG Swift PG278QR 27" Wqhd G-SYNC eSports monitor. It boasts a 165Hz refresh rate with 1ms response time for tear-free gameplay. ASUS Eye Care and game-grade ergonomics let you play at your best during intense marathons. Displayport, HDMI and USB 3. 0 Supported. Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 170°(H)/160°(V), Display Colors : 16.7M (real 8 bit), Trace Free Technology : Yes, 3D Technology : Shutter Glasses 3D Technology, Power On: <90W*, Power Saving/Off: <0.5W, Tilt : +20°~-5°, Swivel : +60°~-60°, Pivot : 0°~+90°,VESA Wall Mounting : 100x100mm
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I read about a ton of complaints regarding light bleed at the corners that scared me. The Amazon listing even states "Product Alert: IPS (In-Plane-Switching) is a technology for LCD displays that offers users wider viewing angles and bolder colors by allowing more light to pass through the panel. As a result, IPS panels can exhibit a slight glow around the edges and corners (also known as light bleed), which is entirely normal." I figured that even if my panel exhibited this condition I probably wouldn't care because I'm not that picky about stuff like that. Truth is, even if my panel has that problem, I don't notice it or don't care. It's absolutely, perfectly fine. Maybe I got a great panel, maybe I'm not picky, but no matter what I'm happy and that's what matters.
I've recently transitioned most of my gaming from console to PC and in my upgrade I wanted a nicer monitor than my old cheapey 1080p display. I wanted G-Sync since I have an Nvidia card and I wanted to go as big as my desk would allow. I knew I wanted IPS since I wanted accurate color representation since I do some photo editing. Everything came back to the ASUS PG279Q. I love it. The size is perfect and the slim bezels are great. The stand is fantastic and has a lot of range of movement. It's all smooth and well supported; even if my desk shakes the monitor and stand seem perfectly still without any wobble. The stand has optional red LEDs that can be lit around the base and the 3-inch long ROG logo in the right front corner. Build quality is standard ASUS affair, which is to say very good. I'm looking forward to buying an ASUS/Nvidia BFGD display in the summer.
The OSD is phenomenal. There's a joystick behind the panel that can be used to navigate the display settings which is AWESOME. every other monitor I've ever used makes you navigate the display with buttons that are poorly labeled and have weak tactile feedback. The joystick moves in 4 directions and pushes in to confirm settings. I almost never use it but it's awesome. Another great feature of the OSD is the fact that it can display it's own frame count so you don't have to rely on 3rd party programs to show you FPS. The G-sync works exactly as advertised. It's totally tear-free no matter how many frames the GPU puts out. Playing super intense games like Witcher 3 at ultra I'll sometimes see frame count go down into the 40s on a GTX1070 but I almost never notice it with G-Sync.
In terms of the panel and display itself, I'm incredibly impressed. I'm by no means an expert or a "pixel peeper" but I feel like my money was well spent with no complaints from me. No dead pixels, super-high adaptive refresh (with overclock!), low latency, and super accurate color representation. I know it sounds dumb, but even running the Windows desktop at 144hz is cool. Window and mouse movement is so SMOOOTH. Every game I've played looks better on this display, at this resolution. I was afraid that I wouldn't notice a difference between 1080p and 1440p, but it's noticeable. It's not as big a difference between 720p and 1080p, but it's there. Games running at this resolution and at 60fps or beyond look INCREDIBLE. I can imagine 4K is better but I'm not rich enough to afford that much GPU horsepower.
I then email customer support asking if I could get a replacement for the cord. Not only was I denied, but I even asked if I could just buy one. Because I was willing to pay to get the original cord that should work properly. I was told in no way could I even buy one from them. I went through multiple people and nobody would help me.
I then went online, figured out exactly what I needed and through trial and error, I got another cord and figured out that wasn't the problem. The screen would flicker with slight movements. Not wiggling my cable, or desk, but simply something seemed to be loose inside, but it worked perfect with hdmi, but if I was going to use an hdmi, I might well spent $600 less and bought the same thing at 60 htz with a million less problems. (Oh yes, the problems get worse)
Another month after that, i end up having a weird screen flashing with or without Gsync. I had learned how to make the monitor not flicker as badly, but another problem rose where the top of my screen would change brightness while flickering. It was noticeable enough for me to get worried. I had spent over a thousand dollars on this monitor and it was obviously faulty.
I contact customer support again. Through many people, each one told me I'm screwed and theirs nothing they can do.
So, here I am spending hours figuring out how to fix it. I never did fix it, I just figured out how to deal with it. Now it's been about a year with it. I've been in contact with customer support enough over the year that I had gotten sick of it and given up. I haven't contacted customer support for months now because I just lost hope in them helping me.
I've come to see many blogs saying the same thing about this monitor as I did. Everyone loves it. Don't get me wrong. It's beautiful, but for the price I paid, in no way did I want so many problems. It sucks because the flickering at the top has gotten a little better, but my screen flickering on and off has gotten worse. I'm just waiting for the day it eventually flickers and never turns back on.
I've spoiled myself with such a luxury monitor. the next monitor I buy will be this size, with this resolution, but it will not be this monitor. I've had many good experiences with ASUS, and surprisingly, this is the one and only/ worst experience I've had with there equipment. Seriously, a lot of people have serious problems with this monitor after a few months. It's kind of a gamble whether you get a working one or not. I had absolutely no problems with my monitor until 2 months of owning it and it only got worse.
I love and hate this monitor. You may ask why I haven't switched. Well, that's because I can't really find anything of this quality. It really is a spectacular monitor and I've made every friend whose seen it drool at its glory. The flickering isn't something that is so often that it's unusable. It never happens while gaming because it requires movement of the monitor for it to flicker. Like stepping to hard on the ground, or knocking the desk, moving the mouse pad (weird right?), or other odd ways to make it flicker, but it rarely happens in critical gaming moments.
The amazing resolution, the beautiful curved screen, the everything about this monitor is simply sexy as hell, but when you pay this much for a monitory, you should not be dealing with so many problems. ORRR if I ask for a freaking video cable that costs you barely a dollar, please for the love of god, send it to me. Or at least try to help me out here. Customer service for this monitor is the worst and many people online can tell you about the unique problems each monitor has. This monitor and I seriously have a love hate relationship.
I usually only review products that absolutely astonish me. If something is worth a 5 star, I will go online and be the one person to tell you that it's a good product because I think on average, more people go online to write angry review than they do to go online and write good reviews. This is my first 1 star review on Amazon. Not only have I rated everything 5 star up to this point, I'm not even saying I haven't gotten bad or 1 star items before, but this is the one item I felt that a year later, a proper review about this should be posted. Because I'm not angry and I'd like to think I'm not bias. I thought an honest review to those who are about to spend over $1,000 should be warned that this product is known for its faulty quality and the customer support experience I had was not fun at all.
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As my old monitor was hooked up through DVI-D, I purchased a DisplayPort cable in advance. I bought Amazon's own DisplayPort cable v1.2 (AmazonBasics DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable - 0.9 m) as a back up. I had read that the monitor does in fact come with a cable, but the quality of it wasn't great. You do actually get a HDMI cable in the box too, but I am not sure what version it is. I would presume that since the monitor runs natively at 144hz with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, it will be fit for purpose.
The monitor arrives very well packaged. My order came through DPD, and the external box was slightly damaged. Thankfully, the screen itself was very well protected internally, and hadn't suffered any damage.
After setting everything up, I configured the screen to perform at its best. I used this guide: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/asus-pg279q-rog-swift-27-inch-165hz-monitor,review-33467-3.html. It looks absolutely beautiful, especially when compared to my old 144hz TN monitor. You'll want to make sure you change the resolution and refresh rate of your monitor through the Windows settings (right click on desktop, and select display settings).
To test the monitor, I played a bit of Battlefield 1. It absolutely blew me away. I used the recommended settings as per GeForce Experience. The game ran as smooth as butter, and the monitor's standby light glowing red informed me that G-SYNC had kicked in. I didn't suffer any motion blur or tearing. I jumped onto Overwatch next, and I could see a vast improvement there too. Everything was much more vibrant and sharp. I was definitely impressed.
As you may have already read, this monitor is known for suffering from awful backlight bleed and dead pixels, so I ran a few tests, and it turns out I was very lucky. The backlight bleed is almost non-existent. There is a slight glow in the top right corner, but it's completely unnoticeable during normal use. I do, however, have a dead pixel in the top right of the monitor. It's far enough toward the edge of the monitor to not cause me any annoyance, and can only really be seen when looking at a white background, or other light colours.
I am incredibly impressed with this monitor, and I've only been using it for a day. It does everything I need it to, and more. This premium quality comes at a price, but I would say that the price is justified. Here are my pros and cons for the monitor:
- The monitor makes modern games look incredible. It's hard to put into words how beautiful everything looks, and thanks to the 144hz refresh rate and G-SYNC, screen tearing is a non-issue.
- The monitor comes with a DisplayPort cable, HDMI cable, Euro kettle lead, UK kettle lead, and a cable to allow you to use the USB ports of the monitor.
- As this is an IPS panel, you can see the screen clearly from any angle without any discolouration.
- Even taking into account the eye-watering cost, the monitor is worth every penny.
- The buttons on the side of the monitor are easy to use. Activating the turbo mode to increase the refresh rate to 165hz is easy, but absolutely not necessary.
- Backlight bleed and dead pixels are an issue. I got lucky, and only had the one dead pixel, and minimal backlight bleed. For the price you pay, I would like to think that quality control should be considerably better.
A few tips:
- Make sure you change the refresh rate of the monitor to 144hz. To do this, right click on your desktop, select Display settings, Display adapter properties, select the Monitor tab, then change the drop down menu to 144hz (I used Windows 10, but the process on Windows 7 is very similar). If the refresh rate is locked to 60hz, ensure you are using either a HDMI or DisplayPort cable.
- If you plan on sending the monitor back until you receive one with no backlight bleed or dead pixels, note that Amazon will allow you one exchange before insisting you instead take a refund. This information was provided to me by an Amazon representative over live chat before I purchased the product, but your mileage may vary depending on who you speak to, and how assertive and persistent you are.
- You can check that G-SYNC is working by the colour of the standby light on the bottom right corner of the monitor. If it's red, it means that G-SYNC is enabled. Note that G-SYNC only works with NVIDIA cards, and unless your card is a GTX 960 or above, I wouldn't really recommend buying this monitor. Another way to test if G-SYNC is working is to open NVIDIA Control Panel, click on Change resolution, then select Display at the top, and tick G-SYNC Indicator. Every time you open a game, a notification will appear on the left to let you know that G-SYNC is enabled.
- Make sure that your PC can handle 1440p at a high enough refresh rate, or you won't get the most out of this monitor. I am using a GTX 1080Ti, and an Intel i7 7700k, and I am consistently blown away by the image quality.
In summary, if you have a PC that's capable of 1440p at high enough settings, this monitor is the way forward. The upgrade from a 1080p TN panel is incredible, and is truly something that you need to see to believe. Be warned that your monitor will likely suffer from backlight bleed or dead pixels. If this doesn't bother you, or you have the time and patience to return/refund until you receive the perfect product, then go ahead. You won't regret it.
Let's start with the good things. The panel is an absolute joy to look at: great colours, great viewing angles, and good brightness. And with a refresh rate of 165 hz (overclocked), playing games on it is awesome.
The design is, in my opinion, the best out there. Build quality is great too, and the stand is robust and does a pretty good job of keeping the monitor firmly in place. The speakers are pretty bad, but they do the job for occasional listening. Lastly, the OSD is the best out there. Easy to use and everything you will ever need is a couple of clicks away.
So far an amazing monitor, right?
Not even close. Backlight bleeding is a plague, and it surprises me that we still have those issues in a 700 £ monitor! Seriously ASUS?!
First unit of mine came with dead speakers, dead pixels, and a small defect in the bottom right corner. Backlight bleeding was present in 3 of the 4 corners. Something that my cheap 99£ IPS ASUS monitor did not have. Impressive. When I did receive the second unit I immediately suspected the first one was refurbished. The buttons seemed more "loose", and the panel had a strange yellow tint on it. I'm not sure, but if this is the case, selling refurb products as new ones...shame on you ASUS.
The second unit was perfect except for some pretty bad backlight bleeding. It was noticeable everywhere: youtube full screen, games, hell, even during normal windows use, especially on dark backgrounds!
And lastly, g-sync. I don't know if i was unlucky but getting this thing to work was a pain! It never worked the first time I fired up a game: I had to manually disable it and then re-enable it. Every time it activated the screen used to go off for half a second and then went back on again. This on BOTH UNITS. Watching youtube was awful: on every single video in full screen I had this "flicker". At this point i though this was just how it worked, until i received the competing model from acer: no flicker, g-sync works EVERY TIME, and no dead pixels or build quality issues.
At this point I asked myself: i paid 119 £ more for a product that had the same specs, a crappy QA, and issues after issues! Do I recommend it? NO! AVOID AT ALL COSTS! Unless you have money to waste, do not buy this! It is overpriced, has a lot of issues, and good luck getting a working one!
Check out my attached pictures for a good idea of what the glow looks like. It is only really noticeable in a dark room or when playing through dark scenes. The bottom right corner is always the worst. The further away you sit, the less glow but you'll always see it from a normal viewing distance.
After trying out a couple VA panels and even a TN, I decided that the image quality in these IPS panels are still better than those other technologies even with the glow. The input lag is also very low in this panel.
I don't think this monitor is worth $1028 CAD after tax though. I suggest looking at the cheaper alternative options offered by AOC, Acer, and ViewSonic or waiting for a sale. You can find them on Amazon by searching for "165hz IPS 1440p".
En mi caso el bleeding inadmisible es el de la esquina inferior derecha. Es tan grande que afecta a todo este cuadrante. Es cierto que con la habitación totalmente iluminada y con imágenes claras es imperceptible, pero si lo utilizas en un entorno más oscuro y con escenas tipo Resident Evil, es como si tuviera una pequeña linterna enfocando directamente en ese punto de la pantalla.
No entiendo la actitud de ASUS que pese a las constantes denuncias al respecto, aún y después de más de un año desde su lanzamiento no haya tomado las medidas adecuadas para solventar este problema de calidad. No sería la primera vez que una mala producción y una nula resolución del problema acaba por malograr lanzamientos posteriores de otros modelos que adolecen de defectos.
Adjunto una foto en la que se puede ver el bleeding en todo su esplendor y eso que el brillo sólo está al 25%.
Y a la tercera va la vencida. Tras comprobar por enésima vez que era el monitor que quería, lo volví a intentar con un segundo pedido. Esta vez el monitor era totalmente defectuoso, no solo por el bleeding, si no porque tenía una fuga de luz considerable en la esquina superior derecha y también una serie de píxeles muertos contiguos que medían entre 3 y 4mm.
Totalmente decepcionado me atreví a solicitar un tercer monitor que esta vez si llegó sin pixeles muertos, ni fugas de luz, aunque por supuesto si tiene bleeding, en los mismos puntos del primer monitor pero que a mi me parecen algo más pequeños.
Todos los monitores fueron fabricados en Septiembre del año pasado y los dos primeros me llegaron únicamente con el embalaje original, incluso el segundo con bastante polvo desde Francia y solamente el último lo recibí dentro de un segundo embalaje de Amazón.
Estoy muy contento con este monitor, pero no voy a modificar mi valoración porque considero que tener que comprar 3 con sus devoluciones oportunas para poder disfrutarlo no debería normal.
A Amazón le doy 5 estrellas por su comprensión y buen hacer.
Before I start I would like to make it clear that I am a very cautious buyer. I always do my research prior to settling on an item, this can take anything from a week to 3 months depending on the need.
So, I have been using this monitor for over a month now and without a doubt I feel this was a good solid purchase.
I was extremely hesitant given the price and a number of neutral and negative reviews across the net.
I'm not a competitive player but my gods my game play has improved! This is mainly due to the refresh rate and the G-SYNCH capabilities of the monitor. I'm mainly playing PlanetSide 2, Battlefield 1 and ARK: Survival Evolved to name a few and they all look so much better than on my, now secondary, ASUS PB278QR.
Build quality is good but not perfect. It's very light weight without the base attached.
Buttons can be a little tricky find and the joystick could be better placed.
I have noticed that in the top right of the monitor the bezel is loose by about 3-4mm. It's minor but something im keeping an eye on.
On a positive note I feel very lucky that it's free from dead pixels and minimal backlight bleed in comparison others experiences.
Would I recommend this?
My advice is see if you can find a local retailer that has this and the Acer XB271HU on display. I say this because the Acer XB271HU is a good alternative for less. I only went for the ASUS because I trust them and mere cosmetic preferences.
Overall and as I have said above, this is the right purchase for myself. A solid performer and purchase despite the price tag and a few minor cosmetic niggles.
I took the plunge and I can honestly say no regrets here. I had tried the Dell S2716DG prior to this and was left disappointed at the poor gamma on the monitor but this Asus.... Wow.... absolutely stunning colour reproduction! There is next to no visible IPS glow when no staring at a black screen and backlight bleed is non-existent except for maybe a small section in the bottom right. Neither of those two are even remotely bad enough for me to warrant a return and I'm quite fussy about this kind of thing.
I would strongly recommend this product for any enthusiast or competitive gamer as there is no perceivable delay considering it's a 4MS GTG monitor, additionally the 144/165HZ Gync is incredible, no visible tearing in any of the games I've tested so far (Overwatch, CS:GO, Witcher 3, Forza Horizon 3, League of Legends, Warframe, Diablo 3 [Mostly for gradient gamma testing]).
In conclusion, if there were issues with QC on this monitor they appear to be limited to earlier models or I've been incredibly lucky. This is a fantastic monitor and I can't wait to experience even more on it.
Spontan nicht gefallen hat mir, dass sich die Höhe nur auf minimal 7 cm über dem Schreibtisch einstellen lässt. Ich bevorzuge einen tiefer gestellten Monitor.
Eine ungleichmäßige Helligkeit in flächigem Weissbild ist bereits mit bloßem Auge zu erkennen, ebenso eine leichte aber sichtbare Verfärbung. Zusätzlich wird in beiden Punkten bei normalem Monitorabstand auch die mangelnde Blickwinkelstabilität durch Farbänderungen an den Rändern sichtbar.
Die Hohe Bildrate von 144Hz ist bei der Desktoparbeit und beim merklich flüssigeren Surfen im Vergleich zu 60 Hz deutlich sichtbar und sehr angenehm. Auch der sehr geringe Input Lag macht sich hier bemerkbar und führt zu einer allgemein präziseren Maussteuerung und dem Gefühl einer besseren „mechanischen“ Verbindung der Mausbewegung zum Zeiger.
In Spielen ist G-sync ein deutlich merklicher Vorteil. Es spielt sich insgesamt flüssiger bzw. die Artefakte durch den Bildriss verschwinden vollständig. Die Hohe Bildrate wird sich beim Zocken aber nur selten ausreizen lassen, da aktuelle Spiele aufgrund der hohen Monitorauflösung auch mit schnellster Grafikkarte derzeit nur selten mit mehr als 100fps laufen. Andererseits wird daher aber G-sync auch besonders nützlich.
Der erhebliche Nachteil des Monitors liegt im grauenhaften IPS Glow. Das Glühen ist derart stark ausgeprägt, dass die Ränder bei normalem Arbeitsabstand wie ein extremes Backlight-Bleeding wirken.
In den angehängten Bildern habe ich versucht, diesen Effekt mit einer Kamera im Vergleich zu einem Eizo EV2736WFS einzufangen. Die Belichtung betrug jeweils 3 Sekunden, Blende 5.6 bei ISO 100 und dürfte in der Anzeige in etwa dem Eindruck des Auges entsprechen. Beide Monitore wurden zuvor auf die gleiche Weißhelligkeit eingestellt. Obwohl der Eizo ein preislich vergleichbares Modell von 2012 ist, ist er dem ASUS in der Bildqualität um Längen überlegen. Der EV2736WFS besitzt übrigens auch ein IPS Panel, sofern die Meinung aufkommen sollte, dass das IPS-Glow des ASUS in der Form ganz normal wäre. Defekt ist der ASUS wohl auch nicht, da sich das Glühen in alle Richtungen sehr gleichmäßig und „Winkelstabil“ verhält.
Ein echtes Backlight-Bleeding weist der Asus ROG PG279Q selbstverständlich auch auf. Dieses ist im Teilfoto mit 2m Kameraabstand zu sehen. Man muss sich aber schon Mühe geben, dieses zu finden, da es bei normalem Arbeitsabstand vom IPS-Glow überstrahlt wird.
Den Monitor werde ich nun zurückschicken und mein Glück bei einem anderen Hersteller oder im Notfall bei einem hochpreisigeren Gerät versuchen.
Firstly, what most people considering buying this monitor want to know (if they've done their research) is there BLB. Yes there is at least on the one I have. There is a tiny amount on top right hand corner about an inch along from corner and a very slight amount 1/2 way down right hand side. The amount of BLB is hardly perceptible, you have to look very carefully to see it and then you can only see it on a dark/black background. I bought this monitor mainly for playing games and some general use. I'm a big fan of Elite Dangerous and was worried about BLB and the dark of space background in the game. I can just see BLB in the game but probably because I know its there and look for it. For anyone unaware of it, I don't think they would even notice it. I've tried out other games like Witcher 3, Doom, FarCy5, Fallout 4, Assassins Creed Origins,Skyrim and cannot see any sign of the BLB in them. In general use and watching films I've found the performance flawless with outstanding picture quality, lovely colours and depth of field. Now the tech stuff. Out of the box its a bit on the bright side and needs calibrated. There's various sites on the net suggesting the optimal settings and I tried a couple of them. I ended up calibrating it to what my eyes thought were best. Since there may be a bit of panel variation I suggest you do the same and use the internet sites suggestions as a rough guide. Picture quality, colours and depth of field are really very very good. I upgrade from a Asus ProArt PA248Q IPS monitor, designed for professional graphic design work. I would say that the PG279Q is very very close to this monitor in terms of picture quality colours and depth of field. For anyone thinking of moving from a TN to IPS, I'd say do it, your eyes will be opened. The refresh stated rate is 144hz to 165hz, my monitor came set at 150hz as its lowest setting no great problem really and I left it set at that as I seen reports of higher refresh rate causing artifacts in some games . The Gsync function works fantastically, incredibly smooth performance in games just remember to turn it on in your Nvidia control panel. The monitor settings are accessed on the bottom right hand side on the back of the monitor using a toggle button. I can only say its a joy to use and the system settings are very easy and intuitive to use. There are three other buttons below this for accessing / closing on screen overlays and turning off the monitor. The overlays are various crosshairs (for FPS) a frame rate counter and timer. I didn't like the various crosshairs but the frame rate counter and timer are handy additions. The monitor comes with stand attached and bundled with power brick, euro line cord, UK line cord, a Display port cable, a HDMI cable and various publications. To use the higher resolution 2560 x 1440 you have to connect using the display port cable so make sure your GPU has this connection before buying this monitor. Overall I would say this is a seriously good monitor. I gave it 5* for gaming as its fantastic for this. I would give it 4.7 for picture quality (due to minimal amount of BLB experienced), for the price it should be perfect but BLB is a inherent problem with IPS technology, on my sample its minimal and I can easily live with it. Brightness got a 5. To conclude then, would I buy it again, YES. So if your looking for a seriously good monitor with excellent picture quality for gaming, work or general use and its in your price bracket, then press the buy button.
*Great colours, especially when compared to VA panels.
*Fast refresh rate for an IPS panel, most are capped at 60FPS.
*Thin bezels increase the immersion.
*I couldn't play audio through the monitor speakers, must be a defect.
*Backlight glow can be a distracting when watching in low light or dark scenes.
*The base stand is quite ugly, bulky and prevents monitor sitting close to the back wall.
*The lack of support software is disappointing. I expected ASUS configuration/customisation software.
Overall, it's not a perfect monitor and is probably overpriced, despite the fact that ASUS has obviously cut corner with quality to save a buck.
There are only a few screens of a decent size (27 was my sweet spot due to space constraints) and this sounded the best on paper. I have read numerous reviews complaining of bad backlight bleed and I was a bit cautious. Now, IPS glow is something normal in IPS screens and a lot of manufacturers are saying they're not taking the monitors back if that's the only complaint. But backlight bleed is another issue. IPS glow is normal and should be differentiated from backlight bleed which is a QC issue/engineering issue. I'm saying that because a lot of the pictures provided as "backlight bleed" issues are in fact IPS glow.
I was lucky, there's little to none backlight bleed. There is some IPS glow, which is again normal.
The specs say that this display is capable of 144Hz (165Hz overclocked). However, its most impressive feature is the ULMB (ultra low latency motion blur) resolving solution. The backlight can strobe at a high frequency and remove an impressive amount of ghosting seen usually in any LCD monitor (especially IPS/PVA panel ones), however the refresh it can achieve whilst doing that is only at a max of 120Hz. And let me assure you that is plenty.
Overall, colour precision is good, gaming performance excellent and it has a really narrow bezel which makes it easy to use in a multi-monitor setup. The monitor base is a bit over the top for my taste, but it somehow works okish in integrating with a couple Dell monitors. It's a relatively good purchase, the price point is a bit high but at the end of the day it's a long-term investment. It works perfectly for precise photo editing and it works for gaming as well, making it a good compromise solution.
Compromise sounds like a bad thing, but it is not. This screen manages to capture the best of both worlds (gaming and professional use) and in doing so gives up little. It is supremely tempting to get 2 more and replace my two old Dells, but that is probably best left for another time.
Solicité un reemplazo y... ¡sorpresa! El segundo monitor también presentaba sangrado de luz, incluso peor que en la primera unidad. Si bien no tenía píxeles muertos, el sangrado era, como digo, mucho peor.
Ahora, sin más reemplazos disponibles pese a haber pagado el seguro de Amazon para dos años, me encuentro con que voy a tener que devolverlo, recibir mi dinero y decidir qué hago. Una posibilidad es volver a probar suerte en la loteria surrealista que representa comprar este tipo de monitores, la segunda, probar otra marca; lo triste esque nada me asegura que optar por Acer, por ejemplo, resulté más seguro, puesto que el fabricante de los paneles es el mismo.
En fin, que aquí estoy, con un monitor carísimo que no cumple en cuestiones de calidad, que tendré que devolver, y que me obligará a buscarme la vida durante los días que pasen hasta la devolución, el reembolso y la compra/recibo de otro monitor.
¿En qué se ha convertido esta industria? Pagar más ya no significa que recibirás lo que esperas.
After my PG348Q died I felt like I don't want anymore of the ultrawide nonsense. It had a lot of problems. This monitor had almost the best reviews and price-quality ratio, so I decided to give it a go. I give this monitor 4/5 stars, because it has a manufacturing (maybe? not sure) damage, but it is not obvious and does not affect the usage so I don't want to send it back.
- Packaged very well. A lot of styrofoam. I mean A LOT.
- Easy to use menu,
- After tweaking it to your own taste the image quality is very good,
- Backlight bleeding is there, but not too harsh and easy to reduce with the visual and color temp controls,
- 120-144-165 Hz works like a charm with the G-Sync, but with some games it can be finicky,
- Cable management is definitely a +1. You don't want to see more and more cables,
- Great design,
- Viewing angles are great,
- Built in FPS counter, timer and crosshair for gaming purposes,
- The gliders to move the face up and down works smoothly with even one finger,
- There are speakers.
- Image quality is very weak by default, but you can tweak it for yourself. Not recommended for basic users (see cons.),
- There is some IPS glow, but it's an IPS panel. What should I expect? (On the picture it's far more extreme than what you can see IRL)
- Overheating after a while at overclocked refresh rate,
- Small damage on the left side of the frame. I have no idea how could this happen with a high quality and expensive gaming monitor. They should check for defects. Maybe Asus is the new Tesla? :D
- Even though there are speakers, but the sounds quality is very basic. Even my phone sounds better.
A few tips:
- Turn off V-Sync in your GPU settings,
- Turn on G-Sync in your nVidia Control Panel,
- Check Tom’s Hardware website for the best settings you can have.
And the lack of ghosting is amazing, from what I have read IPS panels suffer from ghosting more than TN panels, but someone forgot to tell ASUS this, as the ghosting is almost non-existent on this monitor, it is better that some previous TN panels I have owned. Also the brightness level is very high, in fact almost too high for gaming at night, I have to turn it down when playing at night or I find it hurts my eyes.
It has an easy to understand and navigate menu system too. Only one tiny negative point is the speakers, I find it hard to understand why they bothered with the speakers, they sound shockingly bad, I mean REALLY bad, not that I was expecting them to sound really good, I mean if you are buying this monitor then you are a serious gamer, right? so you will be using proper dedicated speakers, which makes it even harder to understand why they bothered at all with the appalling ones in this monitor, hard to understand, but no matter, this is a superb monitor for gaming and will last you years!
Seit über einem Jahr habe ich einen Monitor in diesem Segment gesucht, leider waren/sind die Preise immernoch sehr hoch und anhand der Rezensionen sah es für mich immer so aus, als wäre die IPS-Panel eine Lotterie. Dieser Monitor hat mir das Gegenteil bewiesen. Ich habe den Asus Rog Swift in der Cyber Monday Woche als Gebraucht wie NEU ergattert, und der ist wirklich wie Neu, nur für einen deutlich besseren Preis :) Ich habe große Freude an diesem Bildschirm.
Zu den ganzen negativen Rez:
Ich ersuche alle Kundinnen und Kunden, welche einen Monitor mit IPS-Panel kaufen bzw. kaufen werden, einen Test durchzuführen. Hierzu ist es einfach notwendig beim Suchmaschinen Riesen "backlight bleeding test" zu suchen und schon wirst du fündig. In diesem Test kann man seinen Monitor auf Herz und Nieren selbstständig überprüfen. Zu aller erst müssen die Leute hier den Unterschied zwischen IPS-Glow und Backlight bleeding verstehen, bevor ihr den Monitor mit einem Stern abwimmelt, nur weil manche keine Ahnung haben und anscheinend nicht fähig sind Problematiken mit einem IPS-Panel zu googeln.
Zitiere von der Asus HP:
"IPS-Glow ist ein Effekt, unter dem IPS-Panels bauartbedingt in unterschiedlich starker Ausprägung leiden. Er macht sich in einer mehr oder wenigen starken Aufhellung von bestimmten Bildbereichen bemerkbar. Das Besondere dabei: IPS-Glow fällt – wenn überhaupt – nur bei hellen, genauer gesagt weißen, Bildinhalten auf. Auch ist es blickwinkelabhängig. Wenn eben jene hellen Bildinhalte bei der seitlichen Betrachtung einen leichten Schimmer im RBG-Farbraum erkennen lassen, bezeichnet man dieses Syndrom als IPS-Glow Es wirkt ein wenig so, als ob der Monitor mit einer dünnen Fettschicht beschmiert ist."
Ich denke, es sollte nun klar sein was "IPS-Glow" ist.
Vereinfacht ausgedrückt bedeutet dies, dass der Monitor Helligkeit "blutet" sprich, das Bild ist zu stark und nicht ausgeglichen beleuchtet. Es kann ebenfalls ganz einfach mit einem Tool ausgetestet werden.
Noch ein Hinweis von der HP:
Achtung: Fotos von Backlight-Bleeding entsprechen nicht unbedingt dem echten Eindruck.
Somit entkräftigt man alle Fotos welche diesen Monitor ins lächerliche ziehen, den es ist die Realität. Ich habe selbst Fotos gemacht und das Foto sieht immer wesentlich extremer aus, als es die Realität ist.
Ich habe bei meinem Gerät weder einen Pixelfehler, noch eine störende Bildqualität (Panel).
Diesen Monitor kann ich mit ruhigem Gewissen als Kauf empfehlen und wünsche eine schöne Weihnachtszeit!