Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ Review

Finally the monitor we have been waiting for an IPS 4k at 144Hz.

If you can afford it, this is quote possibly the best gaming monitor 2022 has to offer for gamers, boasting an IPS 4k at 144Hz (finally!).

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What You Need To Know

Yes, finally we have a 4K IPS display capable of 144Hz! We were so excited to review this panel due it’s massive leap forward for gamers, especially FPS gamers or general high Hz snobs (guilty!).

SpecificationValue
Refresh144Hz
Size4.6 ounces
Resolution4K  (3840×2160) 
Response 4ms (Gray to Gray) 
Lighting Aura Sync 
Curved?No
Screen TyoeIPS

Overview

The ROG Swift PG27UQ from ASUS is a 4k Ultra-High Definition monitor that won our award for the top 4k monitor in our best gaming monitor review for 2022. This 27-inch monitor for gaming differs from the standard monitors in that it offers up to 3840 x 2160 instead of 1024 x 768, which is the common resolution for ordinary monitors. Secondly, this monitor does not only serve for gaming purposes as you may think. It can also be used for standard monitor applications such as watching movies, displaying stuff, and so on. The ROG Swift PG27UQ PC screen by ASUS, however, requires a CPU with higher technical specifications as it is too demanding. Note: If hooked with a central processing unit with lower tech specs, the results may not be quite as good. Therefore, make sure your CPU is upgraded before buying this incredible monitor for it.

Issues: Things You Should Consider When Buying

  1. Can you drive a 4K display at this resolution… You are going to need some horses, we are talking multiple high-end GPU’s from team Green / Red here. And, after trying out this gaming monitor a number of times, we noticed one significant setback. The 4K resolution is too demanding and thus demands more resources from your PC. As a result, this monitor requires a PC with higher technical specifications in order for you to have a smooth experience with it. The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ gaming monitor is ideal for PCs with larger processors, graphics cards, and system memories. It is not suitable for computers with standard system resources.
  2. ​Future proofing – Driving a 4k display at 144 FPS+ might not be possible for you right now, but you’ll be future proofed for when it’s cheaper.

Whats in the Box?

In the box, you will get a single Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ monitor with a power cable and a metallic angular stand for supporting your screen. You will also receive a user manual to help you get started. Note: You can look forward to all of these items only when you order a new screen that comes in an unopened box. When you choose a second-hand screen, the purchase may not include all the items. Some second-hand traders, for instance, may sell the power cable separately. Therefore, it is more cost effective to go with a new monitor instead.

Design

ASUS is known for PCs and monitors with spectacular designs. Truly speaking, this company excels when it comes to product design. The first thing that will draw your attention when you see the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ monitor for gaming PCs is the design. It is topnotch and flawless, to say the least.

The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ gaming monitor comes with a sleek, ergonomic design, featuring smooth edges. This gives the monitor a modern stylish look and adds to the style. Electronic appliances with sleek designs comprising smooth edges look awesome. Such just show how modern your monitor is. They show how far you are ahead of the curve when it comes to design and style.

Another thing you will notice when it comes to design is that this product uses a slightly chunky frame. The frame is slightly thick, giving the display a slightly traditional look compared to what you would expect from a modern gaming monitor such as this. Some critics argue that this is a significant design flaw, but there is a good reason for it, which is the advanced backlighting system. It requires the back of the display to be that much deeper, and for the bezels around the display to be constructed to a higher standard than a monitor with an ordinary backlight.

The rear part of the display features an illuminated ROG logo and a unique pattern to its matte black plastic build. The overall design pattern continues with the angular metal stand.

What’s more, the angular stand is ergonomically designed to provide wide swivel, height, pivot, as well as tilt, adjustment for the perfect viewing angle.

Lighting

This 4K UHD gaming monitor comes with four amazing lights on it. First is the downward-facing red light, which is on the base of the stand. You can add a filter to it so that it dramatically projects an image onto your desk. Then, there is a small red ROG logo at the top of the stand, and another one that projects out the top. The projection angle is adjustable, using a wheel on the rear of the stand so that it shines on the ceiling above or the wall behind for a lively gaming experience. Forth is a final ROG logo on the back of the screen, which is RGB backlit and can be made to shine in an array of colors as well as patterns. The top and bottom lights may be a bit too distracting to have on all of the time even though the rear RGB logo is not that obtrusive.

A Quick Confession, we are REALLY Impressed

One of the most important considerations for many buyers who are shopping for a new gaming monitor is the combination of features of a monitor. As a buyer, you want to pay attention to all the features and technical specifications of a screen before making a choice. Here, you want to look at things such as the maximum brightness, total contrast ratio and

While each gaming monitor has its own set of features and technical specifications, the ROG Swift PG27UQ monitor for gaming from ASUS completely surprises with its powerful array of features and technical specs. From a 1,000:1 and a 50000:1(HDR) maximum contrast ratio and Viewing Angle (H/V), respectively, to a total aspect ratio of 16:9, this 27-inch gaming monitor comes with a unique range of features and tech specs.

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Performance

What else do you look for besides build quality, design, and features when shopping for a top quality gaming monitor? Performance of course! The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ gaming monitor offers superior performance, to say the least. This is attributed to its unique combination of features, which includes 4K UHD WITH SUPER-FAST 144Hz refresh rate and HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE WITH 384-ZONE LED BACKLIGHT CONTROL. Other features that add to the outstanding performance of this 27-inch monitor include NVIDIA G-SYNC TECHNOLOGY, QUANTUM-DOT IPS DISPLAY, and AURA SYNC LIGHTING.

The Super-fast 4K UHD runs (3840 x 2160) content at a 144Hz refresh rate, giving you detailed ultra-high definition visuals at seamless frame rates. You get unparalleled levels of crisp text, sharp images with cutting-edge details.

The HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR) technology with 384-ZONE LED BACKLIGHT CONTROL provides a 1000-nit peak brightness that is many times greater than standard displays. The LED BACKLIGHT, which is dynamically controlled across 384 zones, delivers extremely high contrast for richer, more natural-looking dark scenes like never before.

The NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology that is integrated into this amazing 27-inch gaming monitor ensures a smooth and seamless gaming experience, like never before, for demanding games such as GTA 5, FIFA 2022 and so on. No lagging, screen tearing, display stutter, and other technical issues, which will be experienced with many demanding games such as these. This 4k UHD screen lets you enjoy the latest action-adventure, first-person shooter and sports games without any limitation.

The QUANTUM-DOT technology is a rare one for a gaming monitor. Add this to an IPS display and you get brighter visuals with a theater-style DCI-P3 color array. DCI-P3 provides a 25% wider color range than sRGB, allowing a more realistic color reproduction

The ASUS’s exclusive Aura Sync lighting (ASL) technology, the ROG Swift PG27UQ gaming monitor generates ambient lighting, which synchronizes with other ASL-enabled components as well as peripherals. This unique monitor lighting technology lets you enjoy the coolest and most spectacular backdrop for any gaming setup. Please note that no other gaming monitor features this technology apart from the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ.

Weight

Weight is another important consideration for many buyers who are shopping for the right gaming monitor, especially competitive players who attend tournaments / LAN matches. Nobody wants a product that is so heavy that it will require more effort to carry or move. Unfortunately, a good number of monitors for gaming out there are not built with this important consideration in mind. They come, weighing more and the hassle of carrying or moving one is unbelievable, to say the least.

One thing that will surprise you is the weight of this 27-inch gaming monitor. Despite all the features it packs and the fact that a good number of gaming monitors in this category weigh more, this amazing monitor weighs less. It is barely 29 pounds even as many of its counterparts are 30 and above pounds. That means you can carry or move your Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ gaming monitor without having to worry about weight!

Power Consumption

Let us face it, possessing a gaming monitor that offers a cutting-edge performance like this means being ready to pay more for your electricity consumption. High-end gaming monitors consume more power than their low-end counterparts do. This is simply because they come with advanced capabilities, which require more voltage to activate.

However, the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is an exception. Despite everything, this ultra-high definition gaming monitor consumes less power than one would expect. This product barely utilizes a Watt when on standby mode. The ROG Swift PG27UQ from Asus is an energy-star rated gaming monitor thus it can help you save on electricity.

Warranty

Amazingly enough, the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ gaming monitor comes with a 1-year limited warranty. However, you can opt for a 3-year warranty, which is optional. This covers you against the damage of certain parts of your monitor so you do not have to pay from your own pockets in order to get them fixed. If you like, you can extend this warranty by two more years at a small cost so you are protected longer. Many buyers actually consider the three-year optional warranty. With this, they do not have to worry about the cost of repairing certain damages as long as the monitor is no more than three years old (starting from the date of purchase).

Connectivity (ports, ports, ports – sorry apple peeps) 

Many buyers pay attention to flexibility in connectivity options when shopping for a gaming monitor. They want a screen that supports as many devices and peripherals as possible. This is another area where the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ gaming monitor comes in handy. Honestly speaking, you will never find a gaming monitor with better connectivity flexibility than this. With a set of USB 3.0 hubs, a display port 1.4, and an HDMI 2.0 port, you get more than enough flexibility when it comes to connecting your devices and peripherals.

The Verdict

Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is a top-rated monitor for gaming. On a scale of 1 to 10 with one being the lowest rating and 10 being the highest, experts have rated the monitor 9 out of 10. With a long list of PROs and a short list of CONs, this product can be a great choice if you are looking for a reliable screen for your gaming CPU. The ROG Swift PG27UQ gaming screen by ASUS is readily available both online and offline. You can choose to buy it online or from a legitimate ASUS distributor near you today.

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