Product Comparison: ASUS PG278QR vs ASUS PG279Q


General Specifications
Brand
ASUS
ASUS
Model
PG278QR
PG279Q
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The ROG Swift PG278QR represents the pinnacle of gaming displays, engineered with cutting edge features specifically designed for the best gaming experience possible to date. Once you choose the ROG Swift, nothing else comes close.
On a battlefield of gaming monitors, the Republic of Gamers stands strong. Even while surrounded by 144Hz pretenders to the throne, only one monitor can be utterly victorious. All hail the King of Gaming Monitors, the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 165Hz G-SYNC Gaming Display.
Key Specs
Screen Size
27 in.
27 in.
Resolution
2560x1440
2560x1440
Response Time
1 ms
4 ms
Refresh Rate
144 Hz
165 Hz

ASUS PG278QR

ASUS PG279Q

What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASUS PG278QR G-SYNC Eye Care
  • Verrrryyy nice monitor overall. Clear picture, and 21:9 in this package is just really neat. FPS feels supremely different with the big peripheral focus, and the multi-tasking for everyday use it helpful without being too much monitor
  • 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. Also really limits you on the desk you can "comfortably" use this with.. had to get a deeper desk to be able to get a comfortable viewing distance.
ASUS PG279Q G-SYNC
  • Refresh rate and gsync work great.
  • Verrrryyy nice monitor overall. Clear picture, and 21:9 in this package is just really neat. FPS feels supremely different with the big peripheral focus, and the multi-tasking for everyday use it helpful without being too much monitor
  • 165 Hz is amazing for gaming, especially fast paced games such as shooters, RTS, and racing games.
  • Ultra Low Motion Blur has to be seen to believed. If you can support the consistent frame rates, it really brings gaming worlds alive.
  • 100hz is amazing, but 144hz is better for FPS.. but seriously don't buy this if you're only gunna play shooters..
Size & Weight
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Color
Black
Black
Height
17.1 in.
17 in.
Width
24.4 in.
24.37 in.
Depth
9.4 in.
9.33 in.
Weight
15.4 pounds
15.4 pounds

ASUS PG278QR

ASUS PG279Q

ASUS PG278QR

ASUS PG279Q

Display
Display Type
LED
LED
Panel Type
TN
IPS
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
1,000:1
Brightness
350 cd/m²
350 cd/m²
Color Supported
16.7 Million
16.7 Million
View Angle Vertical
160 °
178 °
View Angle Horizontal
170 °
178 °
Curved Display
No
No
Anti-Glare
No
Yes
What customers say about "Display"
ASUS PG278QR G-SYNC Eye Care
  • 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.
ASUS PG279Q G-SYNC
  • 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
  • I play my games in a dark room, but usually have the brightness pretty low to not hurt my eyes. I am currently running this monitor at 25% brightness and it is beautiful.
  • Last thing I want to point out... the brightness retention is really good. My old 27" Asus' screen becomes a lot darker when you look at the monitor slightly from above and a lot brighter when looking from below.
  • It took me hours to get the color and contrast properly calibrated; it was a major pain, however the on-screen display controls employing their unique throttle control made perfect adjustment possible.
Features
Type
Gaming
Gaming
Touch Screen
No
No
Build-in speaker
Yes
Yes
Built-In Webcam
No
No
TV Tuner
No
No
Pivot Function
Yes
Yes
VESA-compatible
100x100
100x100
Extras
ASUS Eye Care Technology
ROG Swift is built ground up around NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology, synchronizing the monitor with NVIDIA GPUs
What customers say about "Features"
ASUS PG278QR G-SYNC Eye Care
  • 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.
  • Absolutely the best design for on-screen display!! 10 stars! The throttle style control makes adjusting on-screen display the easiest of any monitor I've seen in the entire industry! It is so fabulous and incredibly easy to use.
  • 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.
ASUS PG279Q G-SYNC
  • Curve is subtle but surprisingly comfortable and not at all disorienting.
  • The controls on the monitor are by far the best in the industry.
  • The monitor's build quality and features are top-notch; you can really tell that Asus pulled out all the stops on technology and features.
  • 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 edge where the panel meets the bezel combined with the glass has a slight magnifying effect.
Connectivity
Inputs
HDMI, DisplayPort, USB
HDMI, Display Port, Mini-Jack, USB
What customers say about "Connectivity"
ASUS PG278QR G-SYNC Eye Care
  • 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. This has caused some problems in my overall layout and daily usage.
ASUS PG279Q G-SYNC
  • I LOVE the colors, the refresh rate, the brightness, and the variety of ports for additional USB devices.
  • Works as advertised, didn't come with a display port cable kind of a disappointment. Especially since to run 1440p at 144hz you need a display port cable, it does come with HDMI but it only supports 1440p at 60hz
  • The power does not come from the standard cable, but instead has an external power brick. I feel that the cables are a bit short, and you then have to store the brick somewhere on your desk.
  • The usb ports are on the back panel and covered. a real pain to get at quickly.
  • 144Hz/165Hz are only available with Displayport. Make sure that you get one that is DisplayPort 1.2 with HBR (High Bit Rate) 2 support.
Power
Wattage
90 Watts
120 Watts
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, CEL level 1, C-Tick, CU, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, KCC, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL (Windows 8.1, Windows 7), TUV Flicker-free , eStandby, TUV Low Blue Light
Energy Star, CB, CE, CU, CCC, UL/cUL, FCC, RCM, BSMI, VCCI, RoHS, WEEE, J-MOSS, ErP, PSE

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