Asus ROG Swift PG27AQ Review
Built for Exceptional Visuals in the Professional Gaming Arena
The Asus ROG Swift PG27AQ 4K is ideal for gamers with its cutting edge contemporary monitor technology. As to videophiles, they need to wait till formats gets updated, streaming services improved, the present Internet bandwidth further widened. Gamers can flip an in-game setting to enjoy 4K gaming. However, they need much more than resolution. They also look for remarkable image quality, reliable refresh rate, as well as frame synchronization support, whether through Nvidia G-Sync or AMD FreeSync. Very few monitors can deliver this, and the PG27AQ 4K is so obviously, one of them.
The Asus ROG Swift PG27AQ is not easy to compare with other monitors as it comes with a specific feature set. If you’re out to buy a 4K gaming monitor, it is likely that you are not worried about the price factor, for the simple reason that you also require a highly expensive computer to reliably play your games at 4K resolution. And for people like you who are not satisfied with nothing but the very best, without caring for the stiffness of the price tag, The Asus ROG Swift PG27AQ is the monitor just for you.
• Robust stand
• 4k resolution
• G-sync compatible
• Outstanding post-calibration color accuracy
• Extremely expensive
• Middling out-of-box image quality
• Inadequate monitor controls
Asus ROG Swift PG27AQ Design and Features
With its modest profile and thin bezels, the PG27AQ’s panel looks simple enough. However, when it comes to its broad base, shining red Republic of Gamers logo, and backlit ring around the stand’s things are not so subtle, but screams for attention. You can turn this off, by going to the settings, if you’d like just a beautiful monitor without the fireworks.
The ergonomically designed stand allows for adjustment of the tilt, height, swivel, and pivot features, found only in high-end office monitors. The size of the base of the stand takes some space, but it makes for a solid platform, reducing bumps and vibrations conveyed from your desk surface. It also comes with a VESA mount that makes it monitor friendly, with most other types of stands, if necessary.
As to sound, two 2-watt speakers are built seamlessly into the monitor, although they sound alright in midtones, but distortion occurs at high volumes, forcing the gamers to resort to a headset or external speakers.
The Asus ROG Swift PG27AQ has several settings, such as a blue light filter in five levels, several choices for monitor overdrive, reduce ghosting, Light In Motion and sound options, and for adjusting the menu transparency of the monitor.
However, all these features combined don’t mean much if the monitor lacks the adjustments for image quality. Instead what are available are contrast, color temperature, brightness, and some built-in presets, making it sorely disappointing for a whopping $900 monitor. However, gamers are not generally looking for all such fine-tuned features that are evident only in professional quality monitors. Still one who spends this much money for a display, will naturally want to enhance the look of the games.