ROG PG348Q 34" Ultra-Wide
ROG PG348Q 34" Ultra-Wide

 

Now before we talk about ROG Swift PG279Q, I want to take a step back and revisit the PG348Q 34" Ultra-Wide gaming monitor. I did an overview of this monitor several months back, but some of things mentioned in that previous article were not confirmed. So to start it off, the PG348Q will be a 21:9 aspect ratio monitor with an ultra-wide screen that features a slit curve. The resolution of the monitor will be 3840x1440 and it also features an IPS panel with G-Sync. From the press release, we now know that the monitor will be able to support refresh rates up to a 100 Hz, which is great news. The monitor will also feature ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur), which allows for less perceived blur. ULMB is very similar to the Lightboost hack people use to get rid of motion blur. The monitor will also feature the abilities to put gaming crosshairs on the center of the screen as well as timers. There will be 1 button that allows you to switch between refresh rates on the fly as well as your direction joystick to navigate the on screen display. The monitor has your usual tilt, swivel, and height adjustments and features a frame-less design on top of a three leg stand. As of yet, there is no confirmed release date, but we can expect a Q1 of 2016 release.

Asus ROG Swift PG279Q
Asus ROG Swift PG279Q

 

The next monitor we have up is the ROG Swift PG279Q, not to be confused with the PG278Q. The major new feature of this monitor will be that it will have a refresh rate of 165 Hz. This is the only monitor from Asus at this time that will offer a refresh rate of 165 Hz. The monitor is still to be released and who knows, maybe Asus will release a non ROG version with the same refresh rate. The PG279Q will have a TN Film panel that will support Nvidia G-Sync. The monitor will still feature the same features all ROG monitors come with; ULMB, Crosshairs, Timers, Joystick, and other things. The monitor will still be a 1440p monitor and will offer 1000:1 contrast ratio, 178/178 viewing angles, a Display Port and an HDMI port. These are all impressive specs for a TN panel and we shall see if it lives up when they release. At this time, there is no official release date.

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