Choosing Computer Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q

It doesn’t matter how great your new PC’s hardware is if you don’t have a decent monitor to show it all off. Even with the best graphics card and processor that money can buy, if you’re using an old monitor, your games are going to look no better than those released on the NES.

In this PG278Q review, we will look into the ASUS ROG monitor which is, on paper, the ideal 27-inch gaming monitor. It has an IPS panel, so overall image quality should be superb, plus it can refresh at up to 144Hz and includes G-Sync technology too. Unless you’re after a super-high-resolution 4K display, there simply isn’t anything more that could be packed into this screen.

Spectacular Design

The design of the ASUS Rog Swift PG278Q explains the quality of its structure. It’s immediately obvious that this monitor is aimed at gamers with its aggressive, angular styling and the presence of a ring with luminous LED surrounding the base of the stand and on the base is an illuminated Asus logo.

The overall build is made out of plastic; however, it is still not an issue with its solid and sturdy designs. There is almost no bezel but the screen area does not start immediately at the thin borders as there is a small gap. The back has one of the finest cable management systems monitors have in the market.

Picture Quality

With the ASUS ROG monitor, designers were able to build a display that fulfills a gamer’s every demand, while still creating an affordable computer monitor with a modern aesthetic that looks good in just about any room. The 27-inch diagonal screen is the perfect size for a gamer. Plus, the display’s WQHD 2560 x 1440 widescreen resolution provides 77% more onscreen desktop space than a Full HD 1920 x 1080p display. The monitor’s WQHD resolution features an impressive 109 pixels per inch (PPI) as well, which yields four times the pixel counts available on an HD 1280 x 720p display.

In addition, the screen boasts of a stunning 60Hz – 144Hz refresh rates in the display. Another feature that’s exclusive to ASUS displays is the SWIFT PG278Q’s GamePlus technology. The GamePlus hotkey supports a variety of crosshair overlays for first-person shooter (FPS) games and certainly a good feature to have in your monitor if you are looking for this type of gaming.

G-Sync Technology

Probably the single most important internal component that is responsible for the SWIFT PG278Q’s high-quality graphics and smooth frame-to-frame transitions is the display’s integrated NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. G-SYNC works by synchronizing the display’s refresh rate to your PC’s NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics processor.

G-SYNC technology allows you to enjoy beautifully swift, ultra-smooth gaming graphics by eliminating a variety of problems that contribute to rough visuals. Some of the visual problems that G-SYNC technology corrects include unwanted stuttering between frames, flickering visuals caused by lag from poor input performance, and those annoying screen-tearing moments where the image looks like it has been ripped and then put back together with one part of the image offset from another part.

With all these things considered, ASUS Rog Swift PG278Q is probably one of the best monitors available in the market for gaming purposes. This is probably why it is one of the most widely used gaming monitor by most of the Twitch and YouTube streamers.