Scan code: LN67325 Manufacturer code: PG279Q

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27" 2K WQHD 165Hz IPS G-Sync 2K Gaming Monitor

27" ASUS PG279Q ROG Swift 165Hz Nvidia G-Sync 2K, IPS Monitor, 2560x1440 4ms, 1000:1, DP/HDMI/2x USB 3.0 Black Red

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Scan code: LN67325 Manufacturer code: PG279Q
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ASUS ROG Swift 27” - 2K Gaming Monitor with G-Sync

Asus PG279Q

SEE THE FUTURE OF GAMINGROG Swift introduce the world’s first 2K/WQHD G-Sync Monitor coupled with an exclusive dedicated TURBO hotkey to boost your refresh rate up to an incredibly fast 165Hz. The PG279Q is specifically designed for gamers with many built in features like NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology which eliminates screen tearing, minimises display stutter and input lag to deliver a super smooth and fast and breath-taking gaming experience. Still not convinced? The PG279Q is fully tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustable with a super narrow bezel design so you can set your monitor exactly how you need it.

27"Screen Size

2560 x 1440Resolution

IPSPanel Type

Impeccably Lifelike Gaming Visuals

refresh rate

A 27-inch 2K/WQHD display for highly detailed visuals and more onscreen space The ROG Swift PG279Q 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. See more detail and spacing with more room for working bars on the side. Images are much more crisp and detailed. Wide 178-degree viewing angles ensure minimal distortion and colour shift gives you superior images with outstanding colours thanks to 100% sRGB colour gamut and an astounding 1,000:1 contrast ratio.

Ultra-Smooth Overclockable Graphics

165 overclockable refresh rate

UP TO AN Incredibly-fast 165Hz refresh rate The ROG Swift PG279Q'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. You can even select your preferred refresh rate with a turbo key to toggle refresh rates on the fly without needing to access the graphics driver control panel. Quickly select from 60, 120, or 165Hz refresh rates while in the middle of a game to match the different frame rates of different games to maintain smoothness. Lessen the load on your GPU and CPU by setting a cap on the Hz for different games.

2560 x 1440 @ 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

Gsync

ELIMINATE LAG AND GAME SMOOTHLY The ROG Swift PG279Q incorporates NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ display technology to deliver the smoothest, fastest, and most breathtaking gaming imaginable. G-SYNC™ synchronises the monitor's refresh rate to the GPU in your GeForce GTX-powered PC, eliminating screen tearing and minimising display stutter and input lag. ROG Swift PG279Q lets you enjoy seamlessly-smooth and lag-free gameplay when playing the latest fast-paced first-person shooters, sports, and action-adventure titles.

Improve Your Gaming Skills with GamePlus

Gamer Centric Enhancements Get the most out of your games with the exclusive ASUS GamePlus hotkey, ROG are committed to engineering in-game enhancements for creating the best gaming experiences. This special feature is co-developed with input from professional gamers, allowing them to practice and perfect their gaming skills.

crosshair

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

timer

Timer Onscreen timer that can be positioned on the left of the display to keep track of elapsed game time.

frames per second

FPS counter The FPS counter lets you know how smoothly the game is running. This can be activated while G-sync is on.

Six Pre-Set Display Modes to Optimise Visuals

ASUS GAMEVISUAL TECHNOLOGY Experience up to six pre-set display modes for various types of games, this provides optimised visuals with GameVisual ASUS-exclusive technology.

Racing Reduces input lag, making it ideal for racing games when G-SYNC technology is on.

cinema

Cinema Cools and saturates colours for more immersive movies.

rts/rpg

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

FPS Enhances colour saturation and contrast sharpness to give you better, brighter colours and detailed visuals for real-time strategy (RTS) or RPG games.

srgb

sRGB Perfect for surfing the web or editing photos.

scenery

Scenery Provide more contrast gradations makes grass greener and skies bluer so it's ideal for slide shows.

Ultra-low Blue Light Technology

blue light filter

PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM HARMFUL BLUE LIGHT The ROG Swift PG279Q helps to prevent eye-fatigue and strain, with the certified ASUS Ultra-low Blue Light filters which protect your eyes from harmful blue light. You can find access to these four filter settings via the on-screen menu, the settings help you when web browsing, reading or word processing and viewing photos and videos.
The ROG Swift PG279Q 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.

Robust Connectivity

Multi Display Set up

2-watt speakers The ROG Swift PG279Q has a wide selection of connectivity options for WQHD input including DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI ports. ROG Swift PG279Q also has two USB 3.0 ports to quick-charge your mobile devices while gaming; it can even be used as an alternative high-speed signal input port. A cable management design feature on the back of the monitor allows you to organise and hide your cables to keep your gaming area tidy.

Multi-Display Gaming at its Finest

Multi Display Set up

Super-narrow bezel design for seamless multi-display setups The ROG Swift PG279Q'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.

Discover the Perfect Viewing Angle

height

HeightAdjust the screen from
0 ~ 120mm

swivel

SwivelRotate the screen from
+60° ~ -60°

pivot

PivotPivot the screen from
0° ~ -90°

tilt

TiltTilt the screen from
+20° ~ -5°

Specifications
Screen Size 27"
Edition ROG SWIFT PG279Q
Panel Type IPS
Panel Coating  
Panel Finish  
Touchsceen No
Backlight WLED
Pitch Size 0.233
Curvature N/A
Adaptive Frame-rate Technology NVIDIA G-SYNC
HDCP Yes
Connectors
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Headphone Out
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Out
Position Adjustment
  • Height Adjustable
  • Pivot
  • Swivel Stand
  • Tilt
Resolution 2560x1440 (WQHD)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Refresh Rate 165Hz
Response Time 4 ms
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Viewing Angle 178/178 (°H/°V)
Contrast Ratio/DCR 1000:1
Color Gamut 100% sRGB color gamut
Color Bit Depth 8-Bit (16.7M Colours)
HDR Support No
Supported HDR Standards  
Speakers Yes
Speaker Configuration 2W x2, Stereo, RMS
Web Camera No
Power Usage (Switched on) 90 W
VESA 100 x 100
3D Support No
Anti-Theft Features  
Included Accessories  
Monitor Colour Black
Dimensions (with stand) 619.77 x 552.53 x 237.9 mm (WxHxD)
Dimensions (without stand) 619.77 x 362.96 x 65.98 mm (WxHxD)
Weight (with Stand)  
Note  
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
1 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
ASUS
Telephone:
01442 265548

Additional Notes:
Manufacturer's warranty is reprinted here for your information only. Warranty terms subject to change without notice.

Subject to 3 years manufacturer's warranty, directly with ASUS.

Asus provide a direct drop & pick warranty replacement service.

We recommend that you retain your retail packaging within the first 28 days of purchase.

This Warranty does not cover any damage due to abnormal use or conditions, misuse, neglect, abuse, accident, improper handling or storage, serial number altered, defaced or removed; or has had the warranty seal on the system altered, defaced or removed, exposure to moisture, unauthorized modifications, alterations, or repairs, improper installation, improper use of any electrical source, undue physical or electrical stress, operator error, non-compliance with instructions.

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Reviews
27" ASUS PG279Q ROG Swift 165Hz Nvidia G-Sync 2K, IPS Monitor, 2560x1440 4ms, 1000:1, DP/HDMI/2x USB 3.0 Black Red is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 54.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's great Did my research, knew what I wanted and what I was willing to pay, chose this monitor. Have figured how how to use it and: it';s great.
Date published: 2018-10-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ruined by defects and faults and terrible support A functionally excellent monitor, except I'm yet to find one that is better than flawed after having 5! The first had light bleed in bottom corners, but I put up with it until an insect got under the screen. £700 for bad seals? That RMA resulted in a refurbished unit which also had light bleed and, guess, what? Another insect got in. The next RMA resulted in a refurbished unit which had 3 damaged/burned out spots and 2 dead pixels. The next RMA resulted in another refurb with terrible image retention. The next RMA doesn't even accept a signal from DP or HDMI. I'm waiting on response from Asus now, but I assume I will simply get sent another defective refurb that they hope I will accept. Too late now to get a refund.
Date published: 2018-10-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from IPS glow sucks Have IPS glow in top right corner which sucks, for this kind of money the QC is terrible, should have listened to the general advice to avoid these monitors. Probably the worst purchase I have ever made considering the money.
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO SO SMOOTH!! I have been considering buying a high refresh rate g-sync 2560 x 1440 monitor for a while now. I previously had a LGUC98 34 inch Ultra Wide monitor which was unbelievably good for immersion, but at just 60hz, not the pinnacle of online competitive gaming. This screen feels expensive, the build, the design, the internal menu system, the fantastic stand, you feel like you are buying a £700 monitor. A special mention has to go the stand, you can literally have the monitor in every position you could possibly want to (including vertically). But what really matters? The experience. The gaming experience on this thing is second to none. The 144hz refresh rate (can be over clocked to 165hz) along with g-sync capabilities for all you Ge Force GPU owners makes this screen the best of the best. This thing is smooth and I mean smooth. Screen tearing? Thing of the past. I have played Battlefield 1, Overwatch, Fortnite, Prey , Counter Strike Global Offensive on this screen and they all look and feel amazing. With a 2560 x 1440 resolution, the games look super sharp, as you'd expect. However, its the 144hz that take the experience to the next level. The response time and the clarity when you spin 180 degrees and start shooting someone is something that truly never becomes tiresome. Its always going to be a big commitment to spend £700 on a gaming monitor. I know I contemplated it for weeks. My advice? Do it. You'll never go back. My ONLY negative in relation to this screen is the back light bleed, particularly in the bottom right corner. In all fairness, I can only notice it when on a black/ dark loading screen or playing a particularly low light map on a game. However, for £700, you'd expect that to have been eliminated. Its definitely not noticeable enough to ruin your immersion, but it can be a bit annoying at times. Overall, I thoroughly endorse this monitor.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you are a gamer, this monitor it`s a must! First I was afraid about those blb and dead pixels everyone was talking about, but seems that Asus improved their QC by a lot since this monitor came on the market. No blb , no dead pixels , nothing :) I`m very happy, hugeeee difference between my old Acer 120hz tn panel and this one, colors are great, image quality is great out of the box and to navigate the menu is a joy with that joystick. It`s expensive? YES, but I don`t regret a penny spend on it.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool I like this monitor kits cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing colour and performance Colours really pop and games look beautiful Mouse movements feel very smooth and crisp Motion blurr is almost no existent Overall rating 9/10 great monitor
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Monitor I am the lucky owner of a pair of the beauties. Excellent colour and blacks. Very responsive. I use them for photo editing and games. They easily cope with both.
Date published: 2018-04-08
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Questions & Answers

Does this monitor come with a DisplayPort cable?

Asked by: MickJ
1 x Display port cable. 1 x HDMI cable.
Answered by: Zehkari
Date published: 2016-10-15

Wall mountable/alternate stand?

Hi Are you able to take the monitor off it's default stand and put it on another? Such as mounting it on a ScanFX TS633E. Cheers,
Asked by: Elvis
I have the Silverstone arm from scan and its probably the best monitor arm I have ever used and now own 10 out of 10 both scans and Silverstone s arm are the same and rate 10kg weight limit this monitor is only. 7kg and is handled with ease.
Answered by: PABLO
Date published: 2016-04-30

Is this monitor 3D? Is it worth the extra cost?

Is it 3D? The other, cheaper ASUS ROG model seems to be. This one isn't marked as having it, however. I noticed this one is IPS as well, unlike the other ASUS ROG model on Scan. Is it worth the £200 extra? The 4K one seems to be the same price, also. (Although, it is only 60Hz and 4ms.) I definitely want a G-Sync monitor and I have heard the ASUS ROG swift series is up there with the best. Its just a quest of which one to go with.
Asked by: PcGamingRig
It is not 3D. IPS really adds more depth to color. Strongly recommend it. 4K would not really be noticeable with this size of the screen. But also harder to achieve a constant 60 fps, let alone abusing the 144 Hz. I made the choice of spending the extra cash for IPS after looking at reviews on youtube. If your spending x amount of cash on monitor, might as well chip in a little more for more vibrant graphics. After just getting off tomb raider on very high settings, I am really happy I went with this monitor.
Answered by: Zehkari
Date published: 2016-10-15

Display Port

I'm interested to buy this monitor but am unsure if my Geforce gtx 690 graphics card which has a micro display port connector, can a micro dp to dp adapter be used?
Asked by: HEO2
I would avoid this monitor, these panels have terrible QC, you have to be very lucky to get a decent one.
Answered by: Rusty0001
Date published: 2018-09-29

Is there a dead/stuck pixel policy for this monitor?

If there's a bad pixel on this monitor, will Scan replace it, or do I need to contact Asus? Will Scan/Asus replace it for even 1 bad pixel or does there have to be a minimum amount?
Asked by: pizza
Even if there's a policy in place, I wouldn't trust Asus support at all. I've had terrible replacement units.
Answered by: disposalist
Date published: 2018-12-02
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ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27" 2K WQHD 165Hz IPS G-Sync 2K Gaming Monitor
ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27" 2K WQHD 165Hz IPS G-Sync 2K Gaming Monitor