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Asus ROG Swift PG278Q

We have collected and analyzed 29 expert reviews and 686 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 91/100 and users rate it 79/100. The average review date is Aug 23, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 434830 reviews from other Monitors. The alaScore™ for this product is 93/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Asus ROG Swift PG278Q


alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Asus ROG Swift PG278Q from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the design and size. Many are negative about the reliability, and there are some mixed opinions about the price.

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84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27 inch Widescreen LED Gaming Monitor (2560x1440, USB 3.0, NVIDIA 3D, 144Hz, 1ms)Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27 inch Widescreen LED Gaming Monitor (2560x1440, USB 3.0, NVIDIA 3D, 144Hz, 1ms)

Dec, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Asus ROG Swift PG278Q


The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q is a 27-inch WQHD monitor designed for gamers. It uses Nvidia's G-Sync technology and a 144Hz refresh rate to deliver super-smooth motion performance, and it offers some neat gaming features.

Sharp WQHD image. Excellent gaming performance. Fully adjustable stand. Cool gamer-centric features.

Only one video input. So-so viewing-angle performance. Skewed greens.

Conclusion The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q is an excellent choice for gamers of all stripes. Armed with G-Sync smoothing technology, speedy refresh and pixel response rates, and a sharp WQHD panel, this monitor is the perfect companion to your high-end...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Heinonen, Jarred Walton (

ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q G-SYNC Monitor Review


The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) line includes everything you want for building a high-end gaming PC: GPUs, Motherboards, Keyboards and Mice, Sound Cards, Headsets, and now Monitors. The ROG Swift PG278Q is a 27” WQHD display that has both a 144Hz...

If there's one major concern, it's pricing. There are plenty of

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Trace Hagan (

ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 144Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor Review


We have a real treat in store for you today in the form of the new ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q G-Sync 144Hz 1ms gaming monitor. Come see Trace's full review.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Christian Eberle (

Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27-inch G-Sync Monitor Review


We've been waiting to experience the wonders of G-Sync for months, and Asus is the first company to deliver a finished product. Its ROG Swift PG278Q is a 27-inch QHD TN-based display with G-Sync, 144 Hz operation, and ULMB, a new blur-reduction feature.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Ryan Shrout (

ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 27-in Monitor Review - NVIDIA G-Sync at 2560x1440


NVIDIA G-Sync was announced at a media event held in Montreal way back in October, and promised to revolutionize the way the display and graphics card worked together to present images on the screen. It was designed to remove hitching, stutter, and...

, the display for which NVIDIA released a mod kit to allow users that already had this monitor to upgrade to G-Sync compatibility. It worked, and I even came away impressed. I noted in my conclusion that, “there isn't a single doubt that I want a...

Aug, 2014

Hot Award

Expert review by : Bennett Ring (

Review: ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q


G-SYNC is Nvidia's new proprietary technology, built into select new gaming screens. It forces the display to be a slave to the graphics card, only updating the screen when the graphics card has a new frame ready for it. It's the opposite to the way...

Revolutionary - as long as you have the right video card.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (

Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 144hz G-Sync Monitor (w/ GTX 780Ti ROG Matrix)


Today we review the highly anticipated Asus ROG Swift PG278Q. This 27 inch Nvidia G-SYNC monitor run Today we review the highly anticipated Asus ROG Swift PG278Q. This 27 inch Nvidia G-SYNC monitor runs at WQHD 2560×1440 resolution, features a 144hz...

Super smooth motion at the highest settings.

The cost will be too prohibitive for many.

Kitguru says: A jaw dropping monitor that will surely be one of this years biggest luxury high end sellers.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (

I guess I got one of the good ones.


Like the title says, I guess I got one of the good ones. I read all of those bad reviews and still ended up purchasing this. I'm about 7 months in with absolutely no issues at all. Fingers crossed I don't run into problems.

-Great colors and viewing angles for a TN panel. -Anti-Glare is not noticeable once you get used to the monitor in my opinion. -Super easy to use menus. -Comes up from sleep extremely quickly. -Image looks amazingly sharp, as well as the design.

-Some back light bleed when the screen is 100% black, but otherwise not noticeable. It's to be expected with a monitor of this size. Not quite worth putting as a con. I only saw it because I was looking for it.

May, 2016

Consumer review (



Bought this for a new rig I assembled last week. Coming from a 21" 1080p monitor, this was a big upgrade. My new rig currently has a i5-4690k and GTX 970 and it works great (Upgrading to a 1070 or 1080). Running at 2560x1440 at 144Hz, games like Dark...

None as of yet!

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Quite happy


It's pricey but on par with other offerings right now. I've had zero dead pixels or setup issues. It's a TN panel so perfect viewing angles are by definition abysmal as anyone who ever used a TN panel can tell (lol, 160deg? just imagine me doing a...

- 144Hz goodness - Slim bezel - Build quality - Looks very good - VESA mount

Not that there is a better choice on the market at the moment, but I'm ducking an egg for being duped by their 6mm bezel claim. Yes, the inner part of the frame (the bezel?) might be 6mm but outer edge of the actual frame to outer edge of the actual...

May, 2016

Product Specifications


Certification:BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, CEL 1, C-Tick, CU, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, KCC, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL, TUV / BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, CEL level 1, C-Tick, CU, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, KCC, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL , TUV
Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Market positioning:Gaming
Product color:Black


3D:N / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Digital horizontal frequency:89 - 222
Digital vertical frequency:50 - 144
Display brightness:350
Display Diagonal:27
Display Diagonal (metric):27
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display sRGB: Yes
Display Technology:IPS / TN
HD type:Quad HD / Wide Quad HD
HDCP:Y / Yes
Maximum refresh rate:165
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Panel type:TN
Pixel Pitch:0.00917 x 0.00917
Response Time:1
Screen shape:Flat
Supported 3D technologies:NVIDIA 3D Vision
Supported graphics resolutions:2560 x 1440
Viewing angle, horizontal:170
Viewing angle, vertical:160

Energy Management

Power consumption (max):38.7
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.5
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):38.7 / 90


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Height adjustment:Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
On/Off switch:Y / Yes
Pivot:Y / Yes
Pivot angle:-90 - 90 / 0 - 90
Swivel angle range:-60 - 60 / 60 - -60
Swivelling: Yes
Tilt adjustment:Y / Yes
Tilt angle:-5 - 20 / 20 - -5
Tilt angle range:-5 - 20 / 20 - -5
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100


Built-in camera:N / No
Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
TV tuner integrated:N / No

Other Features


Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB / AC, DisplayPort, USB
Quick start guide: Yes
User Guide on CD-ROM: No

Packaging Data

Package depth:11.8
Package height:18
Package weight:23.1 / 23.4
Package width:29.8


AMD FreeSync:N
NVIDIA 3D Vision:Y / Yes
NVIDIA 3D Vision 2:Y

Ports & interfaces

Built-in USB hub:N / Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 1.2
DVI port:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB hub version:USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:2
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


Power consumption (max):38.7
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.5
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):90

Technical Details

Game mode:Y / Yes
No flickering:Y
USB cable:1

Thin Client

Thin client installed:N / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):9.37
Height (with stand):21.8 / 21.9
Package depth:11.8
Package height:18
Package weight:23.1 / 23.4
Package width:29.8
Weight (with stand):15.4
Weight with stand:15.4
Width (with stand):24.4