ASUS has been on a roll lately with a steady stream of monitors hitting the market for all consumer groups. The latest of which are packed with features designed to impress gamers. Models ROG Swift PG27VQ and ROG Strix XG27VQ were unveiled at ASUS’s Berlin event in hopes of taking away from established players like LG and Dell. Head below for more.
The 27-inch XG27VQ features a curved panel with an impressive 144Hz refresh rate. While curved 1080p displays aren’t always ideal, this model features Nvidia’s G-Sync system to help eliminate tearing. The total workspace comes in at 1920 x 1080, leaving plenty of room for editing in industry standards like Final Cut Pro, if needed.
Gamers are sure to be satisfied with the physical design, too. Aside from its hefty display, there is built-in RGB LEDs on the base that can be customized to fully light-up in-sync with your other illumination.
If you’re after a more pixel-dense display, ASUS has you covered as well. The PG27VQ also offers a curved look but ups the resolution to 2560 x 1440 with an even higher 165Hz refresh rate. ASUS is also using Quantum Dot technology on this 27-inch model, which it guarantees will “bring out more details” in your games than ever before.
We’ve yet to see official word on HDR support here, but signs point to the upgraded display supporting that feature in the long run. Overall there is a limited number of PC titles that support HDR gaming so this is an area that will likely grow in interest as more content is available.
ASUS also briefly provided more details on its PG27UQ monitor that was announced back at CES in January. The 4K Ultra HD display will have HDR support alongside 384 individually controlled lighting zones. This technology is similar to OLED in that single pixels and can be turned off and on for pure black colors that are difficult to recreate with traditional always-on panels. For high-end gamers, this is sure to be one of the most anticipated releases of the year.
With the struggles LG is having this year on its 5K display (and the series of bad press that came along with it), it’s no surprise that up and comers like ASUS are making an aggressive play in this space. Final pricing has yet to be unveiled on any of these upcoming releases but we expect the low-end to start at around $300 with the specced-out models coming in over $1,000.
Source: Digital Trends
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