For anyone who’s serious about gaming at all, the PC rig is easily the most important factor that would affect how the entire experience will be like. In addition to that, if a gamer’s even slightly competitive, he would certainly have to invest in some additional gear like a good gaming monitor and mouse. With the recent release of the Asus ROG Swift PG278Q, most of the problems often associated with gaming monitors have been resolved almost completely with the exception that this monitor still remains to be a TN paneled device as opposed to an IPS, VA or better models. You can read more here regarding the differences between those 2 types of monitor panels.
Will this be the final and best gaming monitor that we’ll ever see in the next say, 5 years or so? Well, it’s certainly hard to say as of this moment. Sure, the Asus ROG Swift has some of the best features that no other monitors have been able to replicate despite the stiff competition out there. For instance, being able to guarantee free screen-tearing in all your games whilst operating at over 60 Hz is downright impressive. One may argue that not everyone would have the ability to play their games at such high frames per second but there are also a lot others who can. Furthermore, the ROG Swift isn’t simply a 23 or 24″ monitor but instead, it is a 27″ display, like the ones shown here: http://bestgamingmonitorden.com/best-27-gaming-monitors-the-top-picks-in-2014/.
This particular feat will ensure that this gaming monitor retains his rightful place on the pedestal, at least for the next few years to come. How so? Being the first ever display to support an astounding resolution of 2560 x 1440 WHILE spewing out some 144 frames per second, this monitor is simply mind blowing. Without any visual artifacts and having the feature to eliminate screen-tearing in its entirety, the Asus PG278Q does not look like it’s going to face any serious competition. Well, at least not in the near future.
Its G-Sync feature is particularly the only powerful property that this ultimate gaming monitor has over similar models from other brands. However, what makes it so appealing is the fact that it has a very thin bezel that, I must say, has been polished and finished with a dark, slick black without eating into the real estate of the display itself.
If there are any cons about this gaming monitor, I’d have to say that it’d be really rare indeed to have such a powerful monitor completely free from broken pixels of any sort. Indeed, 2-3 bright or dead pixels are to be expected, just like any other 27″ monitors that you’re thinking about purchasing. This does not mean that you should anticipate having such pixels though. It’ll be easy to immerse yourself in the games without these little pixels bothering you, unless of course, they are located right smack in the middle of the screen. That, or if you’re as paranoid as me and once you see those pixels, you’ll constantly be on the lookout for them. Otherwise, such a powerful gaming monitor will easily be able to last you for many years before a new and more powerful version is created.