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ASUS ROG Swift PG278QE Gaming Monitor - 27" 2K WQHD (2560 x 1440), 1ms, overclockable 165Hz, G-SYNC™
ROG Swift PG278QE gaming monitor is built for victory in the professional gaming arena, and features a WQHD panel with overclockable 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. Integrated NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology synchronizes the display's refresh rate to the GPU for smooth visuals and lag-free gameplay. This monitor features the latest technologies and design touches to make it a must-have weapon for all enthusiast players.
A 27-inch 2K/WQHD display for highly detailed visuals and more onscreen space
The ROG Swift PG278QE represents a new generation displays, with a WQHD 2560 x 1440 panel that delivers four times the resolution of 720p and 109 pixels per inch. You get to enjoy greater image detail and up to 77% more onscreen desktop space than standard Full HD (1920 x 1080) displays. These add up to give you a major in-game advantage.
Conventional 27-inch 1920 x 1080 monitor
Shows less detail and spacing with
less room for work bars on the side. Images are relatively blurrier.
ROG Swift PG278QE 27-inch 2560 x 1440 monitor
See more detail and spacing with more room for working bars on the side. Images are much more crisp and detailed.
Ultra-smooth graphics for seamless gameplay
Incredibly-fast 165Hz refresh rate
The ROG Swift PG278QE’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 and lets you react instantly to what’s onscreen — so you’ll get that first strike in.
1.2560 x1440 @ 165Hz only works with DP port. The HDMI port only supports 2560 x 1440 @ 60Hz.
2. Only NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 and above graphics card can support 2560 x 1440 up to 165Hz. Please contact the GPU manufacturers for detailed specification.
Recommended for games which are much slower in pace, such as MOBA games, can be played just fine with lower pace.
Recommended for games which have a lot of fast motion and hectic action, especially first person shooters.
Gain a Competitive Edge with NVIDIA®G-SYNC™ Technology
The ROG Swift PG278QE incorporates NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ display technology to deliver the smoothest, fastest, 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. ROG Swift PG278QE lets you enjoy seamlessly-smooth and lag-free gameplay when playing the latest fast-paced first-person shooters, sports, and action-adventure titles.
Note: G-SYNC features require a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 650Ti BOOST GPU or higher. For more detailed information, please refer to http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/g-sync
ASUS-exclusive GamePlus technology
The ASUS GamePlus hotkey gives you in-game enhancements so you get more out of your game.
This function is co-developed with input from pro gamers, allowing them to practice and improve their gaming skills.
ASUS-exclusive GameVisual technology
ASUS GameVisual Technology has six pre-set display modes to optimize visuals for different types of content. This unique feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu
Multi-display gaming at its finest
Super-narrow bezel design for seamless multi-display setups
The ROG Swift PG278QE’s slim profile and super-narrow 6mm bezel makes it perfect for almost seamless multi-display setups so your eyes move swiftly from one monitor to another. It can also be VESA wall-mounted – an even easier way to have a multi-display gaming setup.
Robust connectivity with exclusive gaming hotkeys
ROG Swift PG278QE 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.
Smart cable management
A cable management design feature found on the back of the monitor allows you to organize and hide your cables to keep your gaming area tidy.
Designed with gamer’s comfort in mind
Ultra-low blue light technology
The ROG Swift PG278QE also comes with the ASUS Ultra Low Blue Light filters to protect you from harmful blue light. You can easily access and select four different filter settings onscreen through a handy five-way joystick makes it easy to jump through the On-screen display (OSD) menus to fulfill your different scenarios.
The ROG Swift PG278QE gaming monitor has undergone stringent performance tests and is certified by TÜV Rheinland laboratories, a global provider of technical, safety, and certification services, to be flicker-free and to emit low blue light levels.
Flicker-Free technology reduces flicker to give you a comfortable gaming experience. This minimizes instances of eyestrain and other damaging effects when you're embroiled in long, drawn-out gaming sessions.
Ergonomic tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustable stand
The ROG Swift PG278QE 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.
Model - Asus ROG Swift PG278QE, Series - Gaming, Shape - Widescreen, Display Size (Inch) - 27 Inch, Display Type - 2K WQHD Display, Touch Screen - No, Display Resolution - 2560 x 1440, Aspect Ratio - 16:9, Display Surface - Non-Glare, Maximum Brightness (cd/m2) - 350 cd/m2, Contrast Ratio - 1000:1, Refresh Rate (Hz) - 144Hz, Adaptive-Sync Technology - G-Sync, Bit Depth / Color Support - 8-bit (16.7 Million), Response Time (ms) - 1ms (Gray to Gray), Horizontal Viewing Angle - 170 degree, Vertical Viewing Angle - 160 degree, Dot Pitch - 0.233 mm, DVI Port - No, VGA Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, Mini DisplayPort - No, USB - 2 x USB3.0, Thunderbolt - No, Headphone Jack - 3.5mm Mini-Jack, Speaker (Built-in) - No, Power Consumption - 90W, Certifications - BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, CEL level 1, C-Tick, CU, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, KCC, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL, TUV Flicker-free , eStandby, TUV Low Blue Light, ICES-3, PC recycle, Operating System Compatibility - Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10, Height Adjustment - 0 - 130 mm, Rotation Adjustment - 90 degree, Swivel Adjustment - 90 degree, Tilt Adjustment - -5 degree - +35 degree, VESA Wall Mount Standard - 100 x 100 mm, Lock Slot - Kensington lock, Body Color - Black, Weight - 5.9 kg, Dimensions - 620 x 363 x 66mm, Specialty - ASUS ROG Swift PG278QE Gaming Monitor - 27`` 2K WQHD (2560 x 1440), 1ms, overclockable 165Hz (above 144Hz), G-SYNC, 27-inch, WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display for lifelike gaming visuals, 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for seamless visuals and smooth gameplay, ASUS-exclusive Ultra-Low Blue Light, Flicker-Free, GamePlus, and GameVisual technologies provide a comfortable gaming experience, Others - Trace Free Technology, Color Temperature Selection : 4 Modes, GamePlus(modes) : Yes (Crosshair/Timer/FPS Counter/Display Alignment), GameVisual :6 Modes(Scenery/Racing/Cinema/RTS/RPG/FPS/sRGB Modes/User Mode), Warranty - 3 Year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Since you will spend a huge chunk of your day looking at the screen, it is crucial to find a monitor best fits your needs. Without a good display, whatever you do on your PC will seem dull, whether you’re into gaming or any other stuff of your choice. There are tons of features and options to look out for when buying a monitor, so a close look is required beforehand.
Quick buying tips
Choose as per your need. If you are a gamer, you should look for a fast refresh rate and low response time. Professionals should seek color accuracy and for general use, users with less specific needs often opt for a monitor with high contrast VA panel.
Higher resolution for better picture quality. Resolution refers to the monitor's pixel density in length x width format. 1920x1080, also known as 1080p or full HD (FHD), is the baseline for a modern PC build. You’ll experience sharper images on a QHD or 4K monitor.
Required resolution for gaming: More pixels produce better pictures. But if you’re into gaming, those pixels can slow you down unless you have a beefy enough graphics card. Most video interfaces don’t support refresh rates faster than 60 Hz for 4K/UHD or 5K signals. Video interfaces are just beginning to support higher refresh rates at 4K resolution, but you still need a very expensive graphics card play at 4K resolution and push past 60 frames per second (fps).
The current sweet spot seems to be QHD/2K (2560x1440) resolution. With monitors up to 32 inches, you see the good density and a detailed image that isn’t too difficult for mid-priced graphics cards to handle.
If you want ultimate speed, FHD (1920x1080) delivers the highest frame rates (you won't find gaming monitors today with lower resolution). But avoid stretching that resolution past 27 inches, as you may notice a dip in image quality, with pesky individual pixels being visible.
Bigger is better. The refresh rate is described as a number in Hz, where the number is how many times your monitor refreshes per second. In other words, it's the frame rate of the monitor: the higher the number the smoother things will look. If you’re a gamer, the refresh rate is especially important, and you’ll want a monitor with at least 75Hz (most monitors designed for gaming offer at least 144Hz), combined with the lowest response time you can find. If you’re not into gaming, a 60Hz refresh rate should do.
Shorter is better. If you are a gamer, response time is a crucial feature for you. Longer response times can mean motion blur when gaming or watching fast-paced videos. The highest response time you’ll likely see is 5ms, while the fastest gaming monitors can have a 0.5ms response time.
Today’s LCD panels use three major technologies: twisted nematic (TN panel), vertical alignment (VA panel) and in-plane switching (IPS panel). Each has several variations with different advantages. TN monitors are the fastest but cheapest due to poorer viewing angles. IPS monitors have slightly faster response times and show color better than VA panels, but VA monitors have the best contrast out of all three-panel types.
G-Sync or FreeSync
Gaming monitors usually have Nvidia G-Sync (for PCs with Nvidia graphics cards) and /or AMD FreeSync (for the right running AMD graphics). Both reduce tearing and stuttering, although G-Sync monitors usually cost more than FreeSync ones.
G-Sync monitors operate from a 30 Hz refresh rate up to the monitor’s maximum. FreeSync displays are not as consistent. FreeSync monitors usually support adaptive refresh up to a monitor’s maximum refresh rate. But it’s the lower limit you must consider.
Regardless, if your budget only has room for a low-to-mid speed graphics card, you’ll want a monitor with either G-Sync or FreeSync with a low minimum refresh rate.