One of the most interesting 4K gaming monitor revealed in CES 2014 was the Asus ROG Swift PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor. It is a 27-inch WQHD gaming monitor built with exclusive gaming features, eye popping design and NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology. This monitor has what every gamers dreamed of having in a monitor. Check out its specifications, features, price and availability below.
UPDATE: The Asus ROG Swift is now officially released and available. Read full story here: ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor Unleashed – Features NVIDIA G-Sync and 144Hz Refresh Rate
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q Specifications
- Display: 27-inch WQHD 2560 × 1440 (16:9)
- Narrow 6mm bezel designed for multi-monitor setups
- Pixel Pitch: 0.233mm
- Brightness: 350cd/m²
- Display Colors: 16.7M
- Refresh Rate: Over 120 Hz
- Response Time: 1ms (GTG)
- Connectivity: 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 2 x USB 3.0 ports
- Stand Adjustments: tilt (+20° ~ -5°), swivel (+60° ~ -60°), pivot (90° clockwise), height adjustment (0 ~ 120mm)
- VESA-wall mountable (100 × 100mm)
- Special ASUS Features: GamePlus and 5-way joystick OSD navigation
The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q features a WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, fast 120+ Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and a full range of ergonomic adjustments. It also features ASUS GamePlus and NVIDIA G-SYNC technologies that are designed to deliver the ultimate gaming experience.
Say goodbye to motion blur and lag with 120+ Hz refresh rate and 1ms response times for a competitive advantage in all your games, thanks to smoother gameplay and on-screen responsiveness. The ROG Swift PG278Q also features GamePlus, an exclusive ASUS feature.
GamePlus is an OSD overlay that enables crosshair and timer functions to be displayed on the monitor. Gamers can select from four different crosshair types to suit the gaming environment, while the timer function allows players to track elapsed time in real-time strategy games. These tools allow gamers to practice and improve their gaming skills.
The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q provides an array of options that include DisplayPort 1.2 for native WQHD output, dual USB 3.0 ports, VESA wall mount capability and a versatile stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment for an ideal viewing position while playing the latest game titles.
The smart cable management feature rids your desktop of tangled wires, while the super narrow 6mm bezel ensures the ROG Swift PG278Q is an ideal choice for seamless multi-display gaming setups. Another nod to gamers and improving the user experience is a 5-way joystick that allows the user to easily navigate the OSD and make quick monitor adjustments.
The ROG Swift PG278Q is also the world’s first WQHD monitor powered by NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. NVIDIA G-SYNC, a breakthrough in display technology, synchronizes the display’s refresh rates to the GPU. The ROG Swift PG278Q eliminates screen tearing, minimizes stutter and input lag to deliver the smoothest gaming experience possible. With G-SYNC technology objects look sharper and more vibrant, while gameplay is more fluid and responsive.
Price and Availability
The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q comes with a hefty price tag starting at $799 USD. It is expected to be available in the following weeks to come or next month. I’ll update this post once it hits local shelves or it becomes available to order on popular online stores.
UPDATE: The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27-inch gaming monitor is now available. You can order here. Meanwhile for visitors from UK get it here.