Asus PG278QR vs Asus PG279Q

Asus PG278QR Monitor
Asus PG278QR
Asus PG279Q Monitor
Asus PG279Q
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A review of the ASUS PG278Q ROG SWIFT. A 144Hz gaming monitor featuring a 2560 x 1440 resolution, G-SYNC and ULMB.Read more
The Asus PG278Q offers a very popular 1440[ screen with a high refresh rate which forms the current gaming sweet spot for visual detail and speedRead more
Monitor video reviews are in a lot of ways different than the ones we make since they tend to focus more on the user experience that the technical aspectsRead more
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ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q definitely ranks as one of the best gaming monitor available in the market, with up to 165Hz refresh rate and G-SYNC ready, it definitely enhances your gaming experience noticeably, if you can afford it.Read more
A recent trend in gaming monitors is their support for variable refresh rate technologies such as Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync. Displays with these features are able to reduce stutter and screen tearing in video games when used with a compatible graphics card. Launched two years ago, Asus' ROG Swift PG278Q was the first Nvidia G-Sync monitor in the market....Read more
Contents1 Why We Like It – Asus ROG SWIFT PG279Q1.1 Performance1.2 Design1.3 Value1.4 Asus ROG SWIFT PG279Q Wrap Up 9.1Expert RatingIf you’re looking for a monitor to deliver the best gaming experience possible, the Swift PG279Q is one of the top contenders on the market. This monitor is an all-round performer delivering a brilliant mix …Read more
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Analogue 3.5mm input10
Built-in USB hubnoyes
Number of USB 2.0 port00
Number of USB 3.0 ports32
USB connectors (total)32
Number of component inputs00
Number of composite inputs00
DVI Portnono
HDMI ports quantity21
Number of HDMI inputs11
HDMI version1.41.4
Headphone outputyesyes
Number of s-video inputs00
USB for videonono
VGA innono
Number of DisplayPort inputs11
Number of DisplayPort outputs00
DisplayPort version1.21.2
Type of DisplayPort connectorStandardStandard
Headphone outputs quantity

Image properties

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Maximum resolution2560.0 px2560.0 px
Supported graphics resolutions2560 x 14402560 x 1440
Refresh rate165.0 Hz165.0 Hz
Screen size27.0 in27.0 in
HD typeQuad HDWide Quad HD
Screen surfaceMatteMatt
Aspect ratio16:916:9
Brightness350.0 cd/m²350.0 cd/m²
Display number of colours16.78 million colours16.78 million colours
Colour depth (per channel)8.0 bit8.0 bit
Colour gamut (Adobe RGB)68.1 %100.0 %
Colour gamut (NTSC)72.0 %72.0 %
Dynamic contrast ratio20,000,000:1100,000,000:1
Contrast ratio1000:11000:1
Display technologyLEDLED
Panel typeTNIPS
Response time (GtG)1.0 ms4.0 ms
Response time1.0 ms4.0 ms
Picture-in-Picture (PIP)nono
Pixel size0.01 in0.01 in
Viewing angle (horizontal)170.0 °178.0 °
Viewing angle (vertical)160.0 °178.0 °
Image delay
< 1


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Panel designFlatFlat
Colour of productBlackBlack, Black,Red
Height adjustment4.72 in4.72 in
Height (min-max)433 - 553< 552
Height (without stand)14.29 in14.29 in
Depth (with stand)9.37 in9.37 in
Depth (without stand)2.6 in2.6 in
Width (with stand)24.41 in24.4 in
Weight (without stand)12.13 lb
Weight15.43 lb15.43 lb


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Ascendable and submersibleyesyes
Pivot functionyesyes
Built-in cameranono
Built-in speakersNo
Memory card readernono
Flicker freeyesyes


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3D support (3D-Ready)nono
Adaptive synchronizationyesyes
VESA mountyesyes
Type of VESA mount100x100mm100x100mm
Sync technologyNvidia G-syncNvidia G-sync
Can convert 2D to 3Dno
Compatible glasses


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Power supply

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Connecting 9V/12V/14VNoNo
Operational Power Consumption (min-max)< 90< 90
Power consumption (standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Power consumption (typical)90.0 W90.0 W