Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 63
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steik Amazing screen
If your first thought about this monitor is "it's not an IPS panel" really don't worry about it. I did a whole lotta reading on this screen before buying it and after a 11 page Tom's hardware review ( http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/rog-swift-pg278q-g-sync-monitor,review-33015.html ) I was sold on buying it. Anything that it fails compared to an IPS panel had to be detected by professional hardware and nothing your eye would pick up.
It's well made and looks like a gaming product. It comes with a 1.2 DP cable so don't worry about that. I pretty much ran mine out of the box with a minor adjustment in the OSD.
Before this monitor i had been on nothing better than 1080p @ 60hz so this was a huge jump up in quality for me and you really notice the difference.
It has a turbo function that allows you in game to quickly switch between 60/120/144hz at the press of a button ( it literally takes under a second to change the refresh rate ) which is handy for older games that have issues running at higher frequencies I.E Skyrim.
Lastly gsync is worth every bit of the money you spend on a monitor with it enabled, once you game with it you will never go back.
Personal preference note: Buy a short USB hub extension. The screen lets you plug 2 x USB 3.0 into it but can be annoying to get if you use them frequently.
04 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rob851 Fantastic!!
Great monitor, I was very surprised about the quality of the monitor, I just wish I had 3 of them.
I currently have a 3 monitor set up which is mounted on triple monitor bracket, and this one is the main display. 144Hz is great for running games and is extremely noticeable compared to 60Hz. In addition Windows feel a great benefit from the higher hertz level.
05 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gary67 Fantastic product and service
This screen is the best thing I've ever had! There's nota better screen out there
13 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Khyle Expensive, great product.
The monitor is insane, it is everything you need in an FPS monitor. Great refresh rates, good color saturation's, G-SYNC is even better then I thought it would be.
That being said it is obviously pretty expensive, so can not be included in a budget build. You do how ever get what you pay for, if your budget can stretch to this monitor then I highly recommend it.
08 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by nitinol Great Gaming Monitor - Good Quality TN Panel
Was a bit anxious to make this purchase especially giving it's price point however did not think it was worth forking out the extra £200 for the newer IPS Panel and this is one of the only monitors with g-sync and 1440p native resolutions(which I think is the performance/ quality sweet spot on current gen graphics cards) .
Design - Monitor is very well built, good range of mobility though I think it's downward tilt is a bit limited (a minor niggle). The biggest detraction on design is the fact there is only one display port input, I believe this has been fixed on the updated model.
Coming from a previous TN Panel (LG Flatron W2442PE). The different in panel quality is night and day, I found no back light issues on a black screen and I also found the colour reproduction to be much more accurate than my old LG and far less saturated. Image quality in games is simply fantastic, Witcher 3 looks stunning in 1440p, even simple games such as League of Legends look much nicer on this monitor.
The reason why this monitor lost a star is for two reasons. Firstly, on white backgrounds (Web surfing) the anti reflective grainy coating is very much visible which detracts from image quality. I find it is much more apparent on this monitor than my old LG.
Secondly, the TN panel like any TN panel quality suffers from uneven brightness due to viewing angles, this is sometimes visible on white backgrounds, the bottom right of the monitor is slightly dimmer than the rest of the screen, however if i move my head this disappears. I think this only apparent due to the screens size,, but this is a minor niggle and in my opinion not worth spending the extra £200 for the newer version.
This technology is great. I have SLI'd GTX 970's and running Witcher 3 at 1440p max sees frame rate drops to 45 fps, however it is smoothed out by g-sync and not that noticeable. I will however say g-sync does not remove all stutters and variance but it does reduce it a lot. For example, it can't remedy horrific optimization on Black Ops 3.
05 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChaosJesus Expensive....but treat yourself!!
I have read a lot of mixed reviews on other sites about the quality control of this monitor, backlight bleed, dead pixels etc.
Mine arrived from scan 3 days after placing my order, the monitor runs flawlessly and I have zero complaints with it.
I was seriously considering getting the more expensive IPS panel version but I'm glad I didn't, the viewing angles and color reproduction on this TN panel are gorgeous.
For those worried about fps at this rez, I am getting 80fps on dirt rally at max settings with a msi gtx 970 gaming.
18 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zayon Amazing Quality
First time i ever bought a screen this size and with these k8nd of specs. As i had a 21" benq at 60hz TN.
Gotta say the resolution is amazing. The refresh rate even more. As i am comming from a 60hz screen. Everything looks so much smoother. Also colours are amazing for a TN.
Love the design. Love the flexibility of the scrneen position. Love the circle light on the base of the monitor. And i am really happy with my purchase. Got my money's worth plus the delivery from Scan was fast and on time as they texted me on my phone.
15 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Raspy Ignored the negative reviews...
I've been looking at monitors for months now and I finally gave into the ASUS PG278Q. I was in two minds at the beginning from negative reviews I have read all over the web, but I got to say I'm a very satisfied customer. I noticed the difference from my old monitor instantly, with games feeling new which was awesome. I've been re-installing games in my collection just to see how they all feel.
I will be buying another once I have built my gaming desk for it to fit on.
02 November 2015