Monitor talk is crazy.  In this modern era we have a choice between 4K panels, cheap Korean 1440p monitors, panels that cover wide gamuts those that refresh at 30 Hz, 60 Hz, 120 Hz and 144 Hz, as well as TN/VA/IPS panels with all the variants therein.  The issue comes when putting as many of these features together - typically IPS panels at higher refresh rates are hard to come by, whereas TN panels can lack the wide viewing angles and color reproduction.  So by saying that ASUS are paring a 27” 2560x1440 display with a high refresh rate and NVIDIA G-Sync, we open our arms to this kind of evolution.

Anand reviewed G-Sync last year, and while it is the closest adaptive refresh technology to market, it does have its competitors.  The ROG Swift PG278Q is going to be available from July, and should bring more G-Sync into the market.  While other specifications are thin on the ground from the press release, we are inquiring into a more detailed list of data points for the monitor.  The PG278Q also comes with a dedicated Turbo Key to allow users to adjust refresh rates on the fly from 60 Hz to 120 Hz to 144 Hz with one button, rather than adjusting the on-screen display.  ASUS is quoting a 1ms GTG response time, with a 6mm bezel, VESA wall mount, a large range of stand adjustment, 1 DP port, two USB 3.0 ports and a 5-way joystick for the OSD.

ASUS expects the PG278Q to be in the $800 region, with a full release in late July.

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  • SlyNine - Friday, June 20, 2014 - link

    And no one cares.. Okay maybe not no one, but repeating the same statement 5 times in one paragraph does not make a proper paragraph, nor does it make people care more.
  • darkfalz - Thursday, June 5, 2014 - link

    Nit-picky maybe but will the LEDs be changable? Don't really dig the red lights... would prefer blue like most other PC equipment.
  • Asmodian - Monday, June 16, 2014 - link

    It doesn't actually have red LEDs. Those are misleading marketing photos. I don't like the red accents either but at least they don't glow.
  • martixy - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - link

    We all dream of a time where we get 144Hz IPS.
    But reality rears its ugly head once again!

    But I'm still totally getting this monitor. If you don't mind staying on nVidia for as long as you use the monitor then getting it makes a lot of sense.
  • SlyNine - Friday, June 20, 2014 - link

    You can still use AMD cards with it... But Gsync wont function.
  • wintermute000 - Saturday, July 19, 2014 - link

    yep, so why spend the premium?
  • kreido - Sunday, July 6, 2014 - link

    This one will be not 500 euros ... its will cost in europe 1100 euros For Tn ...
    ok i will be willing spent 600-800 euros but over grand go fish..
  • Madpacket - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - link

    This is a flawed monitor due to the combination of 27", TN and 1440P. Due the screen resolution you will be forced to sit fairly close to the monitor (3 feet or less) which won't let you escape the vertical viewing angle issue that all TN panels suffer from. Therefore if you don't mind the top or bottom 5th of the screen looking like an ugly colour inverted mess then go ahead and spend $800 dollars.

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