Asus 27" ROG Swift PG278QR Quad HD G-SYNC Gaming Monitor

27" Asus PG278QR ROG Swift, WQHD 165Hz G-SYNC Gaming Monitor, TN, 2560x1440, 1ms, 1000:1, Adjustable, VESA, DP/HDMI/USB3

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Product Overview ASUS ROG Swift PG278QR Gaming Monitor - 27" 2K WQHD (2560 x 1440), 1ms, overclockable 165Hz, G-SYNC™

ROG Swift PG278QR gaming monitor is built for victory in the professional gaming arena, and features a WQHD panel with overclockable 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. Integrated NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology synchronizes the display's refresh rate to the GPU for smooth visuals and lag-free gameplay. This monitor features the latest technologies and design touches to make it a must-have weapon for all enthusiast players.

Impeccably Lifelike Gaming Visuals: A 27-inch 2K/WQHD Display for Highly Detailed Visuals And More Onscreen Space
The ROG Swift PG278QR represents a new generation displays, with a WQHD 2560 x 1440 panel that delivers four times the resolution of 720p and 109 pixels per inch. You get to enjoy greater image detail and up to 77% more onscreen desktop space than standard Full HD (1920 x 1080) displays. These add up to give you a major in-game advantage.

Ultra-Smooth Graphics for Seamless Gameplay

Incredibly-Fast 165Hz Refresh Rate
The ROG Swift PG278QR's gaming monitor 165Hz refresh rate decimates lag and motion blur to give you the upper hand in first person shooters, racers, real-time strategy, and sports titles. This ultrafast refresh rate lets you play at the highest visual settings and lets you react instantly to what's onscreen - so you'll get that first strike in.
Note: 2560 x1440 @ 165Hz only works with DP port. The HDMI port only supports 2560 x 1440 @ 60Hz. Only NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 and above graphics card can support 2560 x 1440 up to 165Hz. Please contact the GPU manufacturers for detailed specification.

Gain A Competitive Edge with NVIDIA®G-Sync™ Technology
The ROG Swift PG278QR incorporates NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ display technology to deliver the smoothest, fastest, and most breath-taking gaming imaginable. G-SYNC™ synchronizes the monitor's refresh rate to the GPU in your GeForce GTX-powered PC, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag. ROG Swift PG278QR lets you enjoy seamlessly-smooth and lag-free gameplay when playing the latest fast-paced first-person shooters, sports, and action-adventure titles.
Note: G-SYNC features require a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 650Ti BOOST GPU or higher.

Gamer-Centric Technologies

ASUS-Exclusive GamePlus Technology
The ASUS GamePlus hotkey gives you in-game enhancements so you get more out of your game.

A crosshair overlay provides four different crosshair options, so you can select the one that best suits the shooter you're currently playing.

ASUS-Exclusive GameVisual Technology
ASUS GameVisual Technology has six pre-set display modes to optimize visuals for different types of content. This unique feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu.

• Scenery: Provides a greater brightness range and introduces more contrast gradations. It tweaks colour saturation for greens and blues, making it ideal for viewing photos and videos that depict scenery.
• Racing: Reduces input lag, making it ideal for racing games when G-SYNC™ is on.
• Cinema: Enhances contrast and colour saturation for lively, vivid visuals - ideal for viewing movies.
• RTS/RPG: Enhances colour saturation and contrast sharpness to give you better, brighter colours and detailed visuals for real-time strategy (RTS) or RPG games.
• FPS: High contrast settings enhance the visibility even in dark scenes to clearly see your enemies.
• sRGB: Ideal settings for viewing photos and graphics online.

Multi-Display Gaming At Its Finest

Super-Narrow Bezel Design for Seamless Multi-Display Setups
The ROG Swift PG278QR's slim profile and super-narrow 6mm bezel makes it perfect for almost seamless multi-display setups so your eyes move swiftly from one monitor to another. It can also be VESA wall-mounted - an even easier way to have a multi-display gaming setup.

Robust Connectivity with Exclusive Gaming Hotkeys
ROG Swift PG278QR gives you flexible connectivity options for WQHD (2560 x 1440) input via its DisplayPort1.2 and HDMI ports. It also has two USB 3.0 ports for your mouse and keyboard, and can charge your mobile devices while gaming.

Smart Cable Management
A cable management design feature found on the back of the monitor allows you to organize and hide your cables to keep your gaming area tidy.

Gaming Marathon-Ready: Designed with Gamer's Comfort In Mind

Ultra-Low Blue Light Technology
The ROG Swift PG278QR also comes with the ASUS Ultra Low Blue Light filters to protect you from harmful blue light. You can easily access and select four different filter settings onscreen through a handy five-way joystick makes it easy to jump through the On-screen display (OSD) menus to fulfil your different scenarios.

Low Blue Light Level
The ROG Swift PG278QR gaming monitor has undergone stringent performance tests and is certified by TÜV Rheinland laboratories, a global provider of technical, safety, and certification services, to be flicker-free and to emit low blue light levels.

Flicker Free Technology
Flicker-Free technology reduces flicker to give you a comfortable gaming experience. This minimizes instances of eyestrain and other damaging effects when you're embroiled in long, drawn-out gaming sessions.

Ergonomic Tilt, Swivel, Pivot, And Height Adjustable Stand
The ROG Swift PG278QR is specially designed for marathon gaming sessions. It has an ergonomically-designed stand with tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment so you can always find that ideal viewing position whether you're on the couch or sitting on your bed.

• Swivel (+60° ~ -60°)
• Height adjustment (0~120mm)
• Pivot (90° clockwise)
• Tilt (+20° ~ -5°)

Keeping It Cool with A Smart Air Vent Design
The ROG Swift PG278QR employs a custom heatsink that's double the size to make sure the monitor stays cool during marathon gaming sessions. Cooling is also aided by a Smart Air Venting Design that uses convective currents to generate airflow. This passive setup works entirely without fans, making it completely silent and maintenance-free.

Awesome LED Light-in-Motion Effects
The ROG Swift PG278QR Gaming Monitor comes with a mysterious and intricately-patterned base that can illuminate with an LED Light-in-Motion feature. Features • 27-inch, WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display for lifelike gaming visuals.
• World-first 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and NVIDIA®G-SYNC™ technology for seamless visuals and smooth gameplay.
• ASUS-exclusive Ultra-Low Blue Light, Flicker-Free, GamePlus, and GameVisual technologies provide a comfortable gaming experience.
• Ergonomically-designed stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment for comfortable viewing position.

• 90W Power adapter.
• Power cord.
• DisplayPort cable.
• HDMI cable.
• USB3.0 cable.
• Warranty Card.
• Quick start guide.
• Support CD.
Screen Size 27"
Edition PG278QR
Panel Type TN
Panel Coating Non-Glare
Touchsceen No
Backlight LED
Pitch Size 0.233
Curvature N/A
Adaptive Frame-rate Technology NVIDIA G-Sync
  • 1 x 3.5mm Headphone Out
  • 1 x DisplayPort v1.2
  • 1 x HDMI v1.4
  • 2 x USB 3.0
Position Adjustment
  • Height Adjustable
  • Pivot
  • Swivel Stand
  • Tilt
Resolution 2560x1440 (WQHD)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Refresh Rate 144Hz (165Hz in OC Mode)
Response Time 1 ms
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Viewing Angle 170°/160° (°H/°V)
Contrast Ratio/DCR 1000:1
Color Gamut 72% NTSC
Color Bit Depth 8-Bit (16.7M Colors)
Speakers No
Speaker Configuration N/A
Web Camera No
Power Usage (Switched on) 90 W
VESA 100 x 100
3D Support Yes
Monitor Colour Black
Dimensions (with stand) 620 x 553~433 x 238 (WxHxD)
Dimensions (without stand) 620 x 363 x 66 (WxHxD)
Weight (with Stand) 7 kg

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27" Asus PG278QR ROG Swift, WQHD 165Hz G-SYNC Gaming Monitor, TN, 2560x1440, 1ms, 1000:1, Adjustable, VESA, DP/HDMI/USB3 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 27" Asus PG278QR ROG Swift was a great buy This is a great gaming monitor & i would recommend Scan & this monitor to any serious gamer. Arrived on time & had no dead pixels or backlight bleed ! 1440p it gives you that extra picture clarity & 144hz gaming feels so smooth in FPS games. You'll need to set up the gamma from your graphics card ( I used Nvidia control panel ) As the gamma from the monitor was set a little high out the box, but picture quality other than that was very good indeed. For a TN panel it's the best i've seen, has great colour and even very good viewing angles. sRGB mode gives very accurate colours & the low blue lighting modes are great at eliminating eye strain. So if your thinking of getting this monitor ? I'd say get it ! I've used Scan before for my high end PC build & this monitor. I would choose them over all other online retailers & will use Scan for all my PC products in the future. Had a very happy Christmass with this :)
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ROG Swift PG278QR Monitor was delivered really fast and well packaged. The monitor was very nice and easy to set up. Unfortunately the image quality through the display port at 144htz on a 1440 monitor degraded and colours were distorted. It worked fine through HDMI at 60htz. I bought a replacement DP cable but this did not cure the issue. I run an i76700 gtx1080 system brand new. In the process of returning for a replacement where an update will follow. Scan have been helpful throughout the process.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Great monitor DP port and HDMI port which I have my pc setup and my Xbox 1S. great picture resolution and response time very very good for gameing very good in spot on next day by 12.00
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This monitor is unreal honest everything is just so smooth and colours are very good although it is ts it's not far off my ips panel for colours and stuff and my ips is the asus pb278q so same make and size and both 1440p so I would say it's a fair comparison. Where this one takes over is the refresh rate up to 165hz it's just amazing I am running 2x gtx 1070s not hitting 165hz at 1440 but still nice and smooth with this monitor
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great experience I have had this monitor for roughly a month now and my experience has so far been only positive. It works great for all my games and the screen quality is amazing. I find this display really lights up games unlike my previous monitor did. The colour quality is excellent and the sync feature really improves the screen performance. It is still very expensive, however, I am expecting this to last some time. Comes complete with HDMI lead, Display Port lead and a high speed usb cable to power the USB ports on the monitor.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Monitor bit pricey but looks great,G sync can run at 165Hz,ULMB has a max of 120 Hz
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I was looking at purchasing the PG278Q (144hz) then I see that it has been discontinued. Then I noticed that Asus had released this version PG278QR with 165hz! On comparing the price of the two this is actually cheaper than it's predecessor. So a win win! The monitor is amazing coming from a BenQ 1080p. I'm yet to go through all the features but from what I have seen so far its awesome.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have!!! I received this today and boy o boy, it is AMAZING. The image quality is the best I have seen on a TN panel. I went from 1080p to this and I can never go back even after such a short time of usage
Date published: 2016-10-31
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Asus 27" ROG Swift PG278QR Quad HD G-SYNC Gaming Monitor
Asus 27" ROG Swift PG278QR Quad HD G-SYNC Gaming Monitor