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ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor Unleashed – Features NVIDIA G-Sync and 144Hz Refresh Rate

Asus has recently officially released their top of the line gaming monitor – the Asus ROG Swift PG278Q. First seen on Computex 2014, the Swift PG278Q is a 27-inch WQHD monitor featuring a 144MHz refresh rate, 1ms response time and the NVIDIA G-Sync Technology, making this monitor a one heck of a gaming machine. With the combined technology, PC gamers will be able to enjoy a smoother gaming experience, and perhaps no more screen tearing, or lags. Check out the rest of its features and specifications, as well as its price and availability below.

Asus ROG Swift PG278Q  Ultimate Gaming Monitor with NVIDIA-G-Sync

Asus ROG Swift PG278Q Features

The world’s first and only WQHD G-SYNC fast gaming monitor
Designed especially for gamers, the Asus ROG Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor features a 27-inch WQHD 2560 x 1440 panel with a pixel density of 109 pixels per inch (PPI). The use of a WQHD panel gives it four times (4X) the resolution of 720p for sharper images, and provides 77% more screen workspace than similarly-sized 1080p displays.

The ROG Swift PG278Q is ideal for today’s fast-paced games and delivers fluid visuals thanks to a 144Hz refresh rate and rapid 1ms response time. Users have the option of selecting their preferred refresh rates, with the exclusive Turbo key for one-click switching between 60Hz, 120Hz or 144Hz display modes.

The ROG Swift PG278Q has built-in NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to deliver the smoothest, fastest and most breathtaking gaming visuals imaginable. G-SYNC synchronizes the display’s refresh rate to the GPU in a NVIDIA® GeForce GTX-powered PC, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag.

Asus Swift PG278Q  features

ASUS-exclusive gameplay features and advanced connectivity
The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor features the ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey with crosshair overlay and timer functions. The former gives gamers a choice of four different crosshairs to suit their gaming environment, while the latter provides an on-screen timer to help keep track of spawn and build times. An intuitive 5-way navigation joystick provides quick and easy access to OSD settings, allowing users to switch display parameters with a flick of a finger. The PG278Q is designed for marathon gaming sessions, with a smart air vent design that aids in dissipating heat to keep things cool, even after hours of use.

The ROG Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor includes DisplayPort 1.2 for native WQHD output and two USB 3.0 ports for convenient pass-through connectivity.

Asus Swift PG278Q Input Output ports

ROG-inspired, ergonomic design
Aesthetically, the Asus ROG Swift PG278Q uses bold, precise lines to give it an air of durability and reliability. It features a base adorned with an intricate and enigmatic design that is fully-illuminated with a special LED Light-in-Motion feature.

The Swift PG278Q features a slim profile and a super-narrow 6mm bezel that make it ideal for almost-seamless multi-display setups. An ergonomically-designed stand with tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment gives users a comfortable and ideal viewing position for long marathon gaming sessions. A cable-management design feature found on the back of the monitor lets users keep their gaming rigs tidy and free from tangled wires.

Asus ROG Swift PG278Q Specifications

Asus ROG Swift PG278Q Specifications

Display27-inch (68.5cm) widescreen with 16:9 aspect ratio
Resolution2D mode: 2560 x 1440 (up to 144 Hz)3D mode: 2560 x 1440 (up to 120 Hz)
2D/3D surround: 7680 x 1440 (2D up to 144 Hz / 3D up to 120 Hz)
Pixel pitch0.233mm / 109 PPI
Colors (max)16.7M
Viewing angles170-degree (H) / 160-degree (V)
Contrast Ratio100,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio
Brightness (max)350cd/m²
Response time1ms (GTG)
ASUS-exclusive technologiesASUS GamePlus Technology (Crosshair / Timer)ASUS Refresh Rate Turbo Key (60 Hz /120 Hz/ 144Hz Overclocking)
ASUS 5-way OSD Navigation Joystick
NVIDIA TechnologiesNVIDIA G-SYNC TechnologyNVIDIA 3D Vision Ready
NVIDIA® Ultra Low Motion Blur Technology
Input/output1 x DisplayPort 1.22 x USB 3.0 (Upstream x 1, Downstream x 2)
StandTilt: +20°~-5°, Swivel: ±60°, Pivot: 90° clockwiseHeight adjustment: 0~120mm
VESA wall mount: 100 x 100mm
Size619.7 x 362.96 x 65.98mm
Weight (est.)7.0g

Price and Availability

addtocartThe ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q Ultimate Gaming Monitor’s price will vary depending on the region. It has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,099. It’s now available in Taiwan, in Asia Pacific and European markets. The Swift will also be available in China by mid-August and North America by end of August 2014.

UPDATE: The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27-inch gaming monitor is now available in US as well. You can order here. Meanwhile for visitors from UK get it here.

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