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Asus’ Flagship ROG Swift PG348Q Curved Monitor with G-Sync Unleashed

We first saw the Asus ROG Swift PG348Q at Computex last year and at that time it was just a concept monitor. But we knew that Asus would release this monitor sooner or later. Early this month, Asus has officially announced their flagship monitor, the ROG Swift PG348Q, featuring a nice 34″ ultra-wide curved panel with IPS technology, a resolution of 3440×1440, a refresh rate of 100Hz, NVIDIA G-SYNC and other Asus exclusive features. The Asus PG348Q outshines its predecessors (the PG27AQ, PG279Q and PG278Q) not only in size and set of features but also in design as well. Asus ditch the (excessively used) black and red scheme and used what they call the Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper color scheme. One question I’m sure that will surely arise from potential buyers is that should I buy the new Asus ROG Swift PG348Q or the Acer Predator X34? In the meantime, more details about the PG348Q from the official news below.

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Asus ROG Swift PG348Q

ASUS ROG Announces Swift PG348Q

  • 34-inch Ultra-Wide QHD (3440 x 1440) curved G-SYNC monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio for panoramic gaming
  • 2016 CES Innovation Award-winning frameless monitor with the new Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper color scheme, and built-in LED effects
  • Swift PG348Q is the latest monitor in the ROG Swift line-up, with ASUS looking to strengthen its leading position in the gaming monitor market

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced the ROG Swift PG348Q, a 34-inch Ultra-Wide QHD (3440 x 1440) curved monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio for panoramic gaming. The 2016 CES Innovation Award-winning Swift PG348Q has a frameless design, and features the new ROG Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper color scheme and built-in LED effects. In addition, Swift PG348Q features a 100Hz fresh rate and NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology to give users incredibly smooth and fast gameplay.

The Asus ROG Swift PG348Q will be available from February, and joins the 27-inch ROG Swift displays (PG278Q, PG279Q, and PG27AQ) to diversify the ROG gaming monitor line-up as ASUS looks to strengthen its position as a worldwide leader in the high-end gaming monitor market.

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Award-winning 34-inch curved monitor for immersive gaming
The ROG Swift PG348Q is a 34-inch gaming monitor with an Ultra-Wide QHD (3440 x 1440) panel that gives users highly detailed visuals and more onscreen space than WQHD monitors. Its ultra-wide 21:9 aspect curved display provides an immersive panoramic gaming experience. The panel curvature of the display ensures every point is equidistant to the user’s eyes to ensure a comfortable viewing experience during marathon gaming sessions.

Swift PG348Q takes gaming aesthetics to a new level, and recently won the 2016 CES Innovation Award. It has a frameless design, sports the new ROG Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper color scheme, and features ROG light effects built-into its stand add ambiance to gaming set-ups.

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The Asus ROG Swift PG348Q features NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to eliminate screen tearing, minimize stuttering, and reduce input lag; it also has a Turbo key to overclock the refresh rate up to 100Hz[1] for incredibly-smooth gaming gameplay. ASUS-exclusive GamePlus and GameVisual technologies to enhance the gaming experience.

Swift PG348Q has an ergonomically designed stand with full tilt, swivel, and height adjustment so gamers can find their preferred viewing position. ROG Swift PG348Q comes with the TÜV Rheinland-certified ASUS Ultra-low Blue Light filters and Flicker-Free technologies to minimize eyestrain and protect users from harmful blue light.

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Gaming monitor market leader
ASUS gaming monitors are at the forefront of display technology and ROG Swift PG348Q joins the 27-inch ROG Swift displays (PG278Q, PG279Q, and PG27AQ) to diversify the ROG gaming monitor line-up. These displays provide cinematic visuals and exceptional refresh rates to suit the needs of different types of gamers.

Asus ROG Swift Series Displays

PG348Q PG27AQ PG279Q PG278Q
34-inch curved panel with IPS technology 27-inch panel with IPS technology 27-inch panel with IPS technology 27-inch panel with 1ms response time
Ultra-Wide QHD
3440 x 1440
4K UHD
3840 x 2160
2K WQHD
2560 x 1440
2K WQHD
2560 x 1440
100Hz refresh rate 60Hz refresh rate 165Hz refresh rate[2] 144Hz refresh rate

Asus ROG Swift PG348Q Price and Availability

The ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q will be available worldwide from February. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

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Asus ROG Swift PG348Q Specifications

Panel size (diagonal) 34-inch (86.72cm) Ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio
Panel backlight / type WLED / Curved display with IPS technology
Screen curvature 3800R
Color gamut 100% sRGB
True resolution DisplayPort: 3440 x 1440 (up to 100Hz refresh rate)
HDMI: 3440 x 1440 (up to 50Hz)
Pixel pitch 0.2325mm (109PPI)
Max. brightness 300cd/m²
Contrast ratio 1000:1
Viewing Angle (CR10) 178°(H) / 178°(V)
Display colors 1.07 billion (10-bit)
Response time 5ms (gray-to-gray)
Display technology NVIDIA® G-SYNC™
ASUS-exclusive gaming features 5-way OSD navigation joystick
Turbo key (60-100Hz) hotkey
GamePlus (Crosshair, Timer, and FPS counter functions) hotkey
GameVisual (FPS / RTS / RPG / Racing / sRGB / Cinema / Standard modes)
Eye Care Technology Low Blue Light (TÜV Rheinland-certified)
Flicker-Free (TÜV Rheinland-certified)
Stereo speaker 2 x 2-Watt speakers
Input/output 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x HDMI (v1.4)
4 x USB 3.0
Earphone jack
Ergonomic design
features
Tilt: +20° ~ -5°
Swivel: +50° ~ -50°
Height Adjustment: Yes (0~115 mm)
VESA compatible: 100 x 100 mm
Frameless design
Smart Cable Management
Colors Plasma Copper and Armor Titanium
Dimensions 829 x 558 x 297mm (W x H x D)
Weight 11.1kg (est.)

Notes:
[1] For smoother gameplay, G-SYNC requires an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti or higher graphics card for PG348Q’s overclocked 100Hz refresh rate.

[2] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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  • Haunted Abyss

    so they couldnt pull off the more then 100hz>?

    • B-Rett

      My guess is: not until DP 1.3 comes out later in the year, then they could get 144+ at this resolution.