Product Comparison: ASUS ROG Swift PG278QR vs ASUS MG278Q
- Very nice monitor overall. Clear picture, and 21:9 in this package is just really neat.
- That being said, this thing kicks ass. Some FPS games are noticeably better, no more screen tearing, ghosting, or noticeable delays.
- 100hz refresh/gsync/1440p. This thing has it all, no questions that no other monitor besides the x34 can even touch this with a 10 ft pole.
- Enough screen space to do multiple tasks.
- The size of the monitor stand seems unnecessary. If one foot goes off the desk, the entire thing will follow.
ASUS ROG Swift PG278QR
- Blacks are as black as a non HDR can be and the colors are vibrant.
- No light bleed or other screen related issues, outside of the entire monitor refusing to run its advertised specs
- Ultra Low Motion Blur has to be seen to believed. If you can support the consistent frame rates, it really brings gaming worlds alive.
- If gaming (which is the focus of this panel) is your MAIN interest this monitor is a beast even with the color banding. I wouldn't recommend for any other serious desktop work.
- The screen is far too bright out of the box.
- Color banding imo is the only real con, but it is irritating.
- The color is far superior on this, the thing that stood out to me how much better the blood on CS GO looks.
- The OSD menu is also very easy to navigate. There's a small joystick and several hardware buttons. The options are laid out in a way you'd expect. Nothing new here.
- Curve is subtle but surprisingly comfortable and not at all disorienting.
- FPS feels supremely different with the big peripheral focus, and the multi-tasking for everyday use it helpful without being too much monitor.
- The stand is very sturdy and easy to adjust. The build quality just seems superb. The speakers are kind of meh, but I didn't buy this thing for the speakers as I always use a headset anyway.
- The stand is gaudy. I am not a fan of the light, which you can turn off in the menu. The stand is ugly. The predator x34 stand has a nicer not so in your face stand.
- The only reason I took a star away was the because its really difficult to use the USB ports on the monitor as they are in the rear and are covered, you cannot see them with turning the monitor upside down.
- I LOVE the colors, the refresh rate, the brightness, and the variety of ports for additional USB devices.
- Comes with 2 HDMI cables and only one display port.
- Be sure you plug the display port cable properly into both monitor and video card. The display port cable actually clips in, and it is easy to be fooled that you have it plugged in correctly.
- If one thing could be changed for this user it would be having 4 usb-3 ports on the side. This has two placed on the bottom. They are had to reach and too few in number.
ASUS ROG Swift PG278QR