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July 24, 2014

ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q arrives in APAC & EU, priced at USD799

ASUS has finally made their new top-of-the-line gaming monitor, dubbed as ROG Swift PG278Q, available in APAC and Europe markets, and is immediately looking to lure in gamers with its 27-inch WQHD panel, not to mention support for NVidia G-Sync and 3D-Vision.

ROG Swift PG278Q philippines

Touted as the “First and Only WQHD G-Sync fast gaming monitor”, the ROG Swift PG278Q was quite the head-turner during this year’s CES because it offers extra features that one wouldn’t typically see on an ordinary gaming monitor.

For starters, this 27-inch monitor boasts a 2560×1440 resolution with a wide viewing angle that’s said to range from 160-degree up to 170. In addition to that, this sleek monitor features a 1ms GTG response time and its Refresh Rate can go as high as 144Hz.

ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q specs:
Screen Size: 27-inch
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Resolution: WQHD, 2560×1440
Brightness: 350 cd/m2
Display Colors: 16.7 million
Viewing Angle: 160-170°
Stand adjustments:
Tilt: -5° ~ 20°
Swivel: ±60°
Pivot: 90° clockwise
Height: 0-120mm
Speakers: N/A
Ports: 1x DisplayPort
2x USB3.0 (1x Upstream, 2x Downstream)
VESA Wall mount
5-way Menu Controller, Refresh Rate adjuster
ASUS GamePlus
NVidia G-SYNC, 3D-Vision support
Weight: 15.4lbs

As you would expect from monitors with this kind of feature set, the SRP isn’t going to be wallet-friendly to say the least. That being said, if you’re eyeing the ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q, prepare to shell out an eye-watering USD799 for it.

Update: According to an ASUS spokesperson, the monitor will be available locally around the midway point of September and will be sold for Php45,000.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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