Asus ROG Swift PG27U 4K Gaming Monitor Review: $2,000 & Worth Every Penny

mlee 2500

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Won't catch me buying a monitor with a fan inside. I don't care how great it is otherwise. Not too mention 4K at 27" is kind of a pointless waste of the GPU resources you use to drive it. Even at 28" I find my XB280HK too small for most games at 4K...it just makes all the hours that game developers and artists put into their product become pointless when the details are too small to notice.

I've come to the conclusion that 30" is probably the sweet spot of not extending too far beyond your peripheral vision while still being large enough to make 4K worthwhile (I had a 31" LG and it was *too* big, IMHO). Of course this all assumes a rational 16:9 aspect ration. Don't even get me started on these super wide models with a paltry 1440 vertical. Seems like a neck injury waiting to happen.
 

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This is something i was waiting for ages. Just one thing. I'm not 13years old any more, wish i was :). I don't need that stupid holographic or RGB lighting at the back. Just regular adjustable stand. I also don't need HDR, it's immature gimmick at the moment. I also want 32'' 4k version. 27''4k is a joke. Also price should be more down to earth $1200-1500. Gonna wait a little bit more i guess.
 

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@Joe Black - I wouldn't call that the best thing about it, but sure, there isn't much need for a 16:9 27" to be curved. Not sure if you're against curved in general, but there's absolutely a place for it. a 21:9 34" or a 32:9 49" absolutely has to be curved.
 

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The price of this in New Zealand is at or over $4,000 at most places. I waited for these monitors for a very long time, but in the end I just bought an AOC AGON AG271UG. I would love to have 120hz and HDR but I can't justify *quadrupling* the price for it!
 

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The fan noise just wasn't an issue during my review. Unless there is no ambient noise whatsoever, the fan is silent when running. A quiet PC will easily drown it out. The sound from a game will drown it out.

The price is certainly high but it provides a gaming experience like no other screen I've reviewed.

-Christian-
 

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