What is the difference between these two?

Sebastian421

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So I'm looking to buy a monitor and I don't understand what the difference between these two monitors are and why one is $100+ more than the other. Here are the two monitors:
ASUS ROG Swift PG278QR vs ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q. I appreciate any response.

Links to both monitors:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017EVR2VM?th=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4ENDXR?th=1
 


Main differences of Asus PG278QR vs Asus PG279Q:
1. Panel Type: TN vs IPS
2. Viewing Angle: 170°(H)/160°(V) vs 178°(H)/178°(V)
3. Response Time: 1ms vs 4ms
4. Speakers: None vs 2x 2W Stereo (not really a deciding factor as monitor speakers are not good)

Depends on what you will use the monitor for, the PG278QR (TN, 1ms) is more appropriate for gaming (particularly, fast-paced competitive games) where color accuracy is not as important as response time.

On the other hand, the PG279Q (IPS, 4ms) is usually geared towards editors, graphic artists, et. al., where color accuracy (less saturation, more consistent, larger viewer angle) is more important. However, it is also important to note that some IPS monitor units do exhibit distracting backlight bleeding / IPS glow (depending on how bad the bleeding is on a particular unit).

For more information about the 2 monitors in question, see these attached manuals/info sheets:
PG278QR: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/LCD%20Monitors/PG278QR/PG278QR_English.pdf
PG279Q: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/LCD%20Monitors/PG279/PG279Q_English.pdf
 

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