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    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue AOD Member AOD_Tiger's Avatar
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    Default Any opinions on the Asus ROG Swift PG279Q?

    There are a myriad of monitors all boasting to have great game play graphics. I cant decide. I have an Acer X223W with a 60hrz refresh. I can only do better going forward. I just don't want to break the bank going for an over hyped monitor when I can get a no frills monitor that will give me the same performance, but at a cheaper price. On the other hand, I don't want to buy a no name monitor that's only going to last as long as the warranty. The PG279Q is between $650 to $800 right now. That's pretty pricey, but is it worth it?

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    I have its older brother the PG278Q got it second hand @ 400 perfect condition. The 279 has a IPS panel vs the 278's TN panel.

    That being said the 278 has one of the best TN panels so the gap is much more narrow than with a lesser panel (competition/general). The Main difference between the two is the contrast ratio/color reproduction and viewing angle and response time.

    We sit in front of the monitors so viewing angle isn't a huge deal.

    The 278 has a 1ms response time vs the 279 5ms which is standard for an IPS panel which combined with the low input lag on both monitors makes it a moot point as it's too close to call.

    Color reproduction really only matters for if you edit movies/photos and need the absolute visual color accuracy. (After some fiddling with mine I can't see any bad colors)

    The 279 has 165hz vs the 144hz, speakers, etc. Its all preference and only really shows in the panels color (if you're into editing ) and in the price.

    I love the 278 and don't think the 279 would be a bad choice either. If you can push those high framerates (you can chose between 60-max refresh touch of a button) I say go for either. If not don't worry about a high refresh monitor and just get a nice 27"

    Video containing some of the above info / direct comparison. (The 278 after some fiddling doesn't look as off as this one)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79r5rxS276Y

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    Sweet. Thank you

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    What do you think are the key points that you would consider when looking at monitors? Refresh is one. Viewing size is another. What do you think are others?

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    Aesthetics, affordability, refresh rate, visual quality to your preferred standard, good reviews (with anything). What I like about these monitors is the very thin bezel. Also if you need rotation and height adjustment.


 

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