Enhance Your Gaming Experience with the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q Display
ASUS has a long and prestigious history of delivering consumer electronic devices that combine industry leading technological innovations seamlessly with a bold industrial design aesthetic. ASUS’s continued dedication to adventurous design ideas and cutting-edge technology can be traced back to its uncompromising brand philosophy, making ASUS a consumer electronics industry leader with the fifth-largest computer manufacturing division on the planet.
Recently, ASUS has created a line of gaming-specific displays, PCs, and other gaming products under the Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand. Although ROG was created in 2006 as an independent brand, it still operates under the same philosophical umbrella as its parent company, specifically, a mix of bold design and cutting-edge technology. The ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q WQHD 27-Inch 3D Gaming Display is a product that accurately represents the aesthetic identity and technological philosophy of the ASUS ROG brand. The monitor’s impressive array of internal hardware components, and LED-backlit, high-resolution WQHD display, work in concert to enhance the visual excitement of your gaming experience. Plus, an adjustable, ultra-slim frame protects the device’s internal components and provides ergonomic multi-position viewing flexibility, as well as a narrow bezel that facilitates a virtually borderless multi-display viewing setup.
With the SWIFT PG278Q, ASUS ROG, designers were able to build a display that fulfills a gamer’s every demand, while still creating an affordable computer monitor with a modern aesthetic that looks good in just about any room. The 27-inch diagonal screen is the perfect size for a college dorm room or a high-school student’s atelier. Plus, the display’s WQHD 2560 x 1440 widescreen resolution provides 77% more onscreen desktop space than a Full HD 1920 x 1080p display. The monitor’s WQHD resolution features an impressive 109 pixels per inch (ppi) as well, which yields four times the pixel count available on an HD 1280 x 720p display.
This incredible level of detail will greatly improve your gaming, Web surfing, and movie or TV viewing experience. The SWIFT PG278Q also utilizes a 144Hz refresh rate and a fast 1ms response time that work together to eliminate delay and blurring during high-speed gaming or movie action. There’s also a clever Refresh Rate Turbo Key function that is exclusive to ASUS displays, which allows you to quickly select the appropriate refresh rate with one simple press of a button. You can choose from a range of refresh rates between 60 and 144Hz. This ASUS ROG monitor has a built-in, five-way directional OSD joystick navigation function exclusive to ASUS displays. You can use the intuitive joystick to navigate menu settings quickly, and make on-screen configuration adjustments efficiently, with a few simple flicks.
Another feature that’s exclusive to ASUS displays is the SWIFT PG278Q’s GamePlus technology. The GamePlus hotkey supports a variety of crosshair overlays for first-person shooter (FPS) games. You can use the hotkey to access multiple timer functions as well. With GamePlus technology, you can choose the most appropriate crosshair pattern from a list of four unique crosshair designs, depending on each specific gaming environment. The GamePlus hotkey allows you to position multiple on-screen timers anywhere along the left-hand edge of the display screen, which you can use to keep track of spawn and build times for RTS and MOBA games.
Probably the single most important internal component that is responsible for the SWIFT PG278Q’s high-quality graphics and smooth frame-to-frame transitions is the display’s integrated NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. G-SYNC works by synchronizing the display’s refresh rate to your PC’s NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics processor. This is a vital graphics enhancement that you won’t find in most other gaming displays. Basically, G-SYNC technology allows you to enjoy beautifully swift, ultra-smooth gaming graphics by eliminating a variety of problems that contribute to rough visuals. Some of the visual problems that G-SYNC technology corrects include unwanted stuttering between frames, flickering visuals caused by lag from poor input performance, and those annoying screen-tearing moments where the image looks like it has been ripped and then put back together with one part of the image offset from another part.
The ASUS ROG Display R&D department’s close working relationship with NVIDIA has several other benefits for gamers besides the cutting-edge G-SYNC technology. For instance, the SWIFT PG278Q is outfitted with NVIDIA’s Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB) technology. ULMB further reduces unwanted motion blurring during high-speed gaming or movie images. The ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q display is NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready as well. This means that the display is compatible with NVIDIA’s 3D Vision One and 3D Vision Two kits, which are required if you want to combine this particular display with additional compatible displays to create an exciting, lifelike multi-display 3D gaming experience. NVIDIA 3D Vision works with 3D Blu-Ray movies and 3D YouTube content as well.
For connectivity, the SWIFT PG278Q has been outfitted with a versatile DisplayPort 1.2 interface that enables the monitor to work with NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology. DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity also supports native WQHD resolution output. For added connectivity convenience, the SWIFT PG278Q is equipped with two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports that facilitate useful pass-through connections. You can also use these two interfaces to connect a variety of USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 compatible viewing devices to the monitor. ASUS ROG designers even added a clever smart-cable-management system to the back of the display that allows you to keep your gaming station nice and neat with all your cables organized and hidden from view.
The cable-management system is just one of the useful design features built into the SWIFT PG278Q’s attractive display enclosure. The monitor’s frame is designed with a smart-air-vent system that effectively dissipates heat to keep your display cool—even during all-day marathon gaming sessions. Another feature that facilitates all day comfort during multi-hour gaming sessions is the display’s ergonomically designed stand with integrated tilt, swivel, pivot, and height-adjustment controls. This four-way adjustability affords maximum viewing flexibility, which ensures that you’ll always be able to lock in the perfect viewing position for any gaming situation. The swivel control allows plus 60- to minus-60-degree adjustments. The tilt control supports plus 20- to minus-5-degree adjustability. The display’s height can be shifted up or down 4.7 inches (120mm) and the pivot control lets you adjust the display clockwise up to 90 degrees. For added installation flexibility, the ROG SWIFT PG278Q display supports VESA (100 x 100mm) wall mounting, as well.
The base of the SWIFT PG278Q monitor also has an integrated circle of red LEDs that add a striking accent to the frame’s understated modern aesthetic. These brilliant LEDs can even be illuminated in a pattern that will match the motion of your gaming visuals. An ultra-thin frame profile and narrow six-millimeter bezel further add to the sleek appearance of the display’s exterior housing. The six-millimeter bezel also ensures a virtually borderless viewing experience, if you want to combine multiple monitors into a seamless multi-display viewing setup.
|Diagonal Display Panel Size||27" (685mm)|
|Display Type||Widescreen LED-Backlit LCD Display|
|Native Resolution||WQHD 2560 x 1440|
|WQHD 2D Resolution Mode (up to 144 Hz)||2560 x 1440|
|WQHD 3D Resolution Mode (up to 120 Hz)||2560 x 1440|
|WQHD 2D Surround Resolution Mode (up to 144 Hz)||7680 x 1440|
|WQHD 3D Surround Resolution Mode (up to 120 Hz)||7680 x 1440|
|Pixels per Inch (PPI)||109|
|Maximum Brightness||350 cd/m(2)|
|Maximum Contrast Ratio||1000:1|
|Viewing Angle (CR≧10)||Horizontal: 170° / Vertical: 160°|
|Response Time||1 ms (gray to gray)|
|Display Colors||16.7 million (real eight-bit color)|
|Color Temperature Selection||Yes (four modes)|
|3D Technology||NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready (supports shutter glasses 3D technology)|
|Multi-Display 3D Viewing Compatible||Yes (requires NVIDIA 3D Vision One Kit or NVIDIA 3D Vision Two Kit)|
|GamePlus Technology||Yes (supports crosshair and timer modes)|
|NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology||Yes|
|NVIDIA Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB) Technology||Yes|
|Supported HotKeys||GamePlus / Five-Way OSD Navigation Joystick / Refresh Rate Turbo Key|
|Signal Input Connectivity||DisplayPort 1.2 Interface|
|USB Connectivity||USB 3.0 Ports x 2 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)|
|Horizontal Digital Signal Frequency||89 - 222 kHz|
|Vertical Digital Signal Frequency||50 - 144 Hz|
|Power Consumption (Power On)||<90 W|
|Power Consumption (Power Saving / Power Off)||<0.5 W|
|Security||Kensington Lock Slot|
|Supported Regulation Approvals||EnergyStar, BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, CEL Level 1, C-Tick, CU, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, KCC, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL (Windows 7 & 8)|
|Display Chassis Color||Black|
|Display Tilt Range||Yes (+20 to -5°)|
|Display Swivel Range||Yes (+60 to -60°)|
|Display Pivot Range||Yes (clockwise up to 90°)|
|Supported Display Height Adjustment||Up to 4.7" (120mm)|
|VESA Wall Mounting Compatibility||Yes (100 x 100mm)|
|Dimensions with Stand (WxHxD)||24.4 x 14.3 x 9.4" (620 x 363 x 238mm)|
|Net Weight||15.43 lb (7.0 kg)|
|Gross Weight||23.15 lb (10.5 kg)|