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ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Gaming Monitor Review

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Gaming Monitor - 27" 2K WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, overclockable 165Hz, G-SYNC™

The ASUS PG279Q, with a 1440p IPS panel, is an excellent 144Hz gaming monitor. With excellent brightness, the picture quality is decent. The monitor has good viewing angles so that when viewed from close up, the image remains accurate. Due to the very quick response time and high refresh rate, motion handling is outstanding, and owing to the small input lag, the monitor feels very responsive. This monitor’s built-up quality is excellent and its body cover is made from plastic.

Key Specifications

  • Product Type: LCD Monitor
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Screen Mode: WQHD
  • Maximum Resolution: 2560 x 1440
  • Brightness: 350 Nit


The ROG Swift PG279Q gaming monitor has undergone strict performance testing and is certified to be flicker-free and emit low levels of blue light by TÜV Rheinland laboratories, a global provider of technical, security and certification services. The 165 Hz refresh rate of the ROG Swift PG279Q gaming monitor helps remove lag and motion blur to give you the upper hand in real-time strategy, first-person shooters, racers, sports, and other titles.

With a turbo key, you can even select your preferred refresh rate to switch refresh rates on the fly without having to access the control panel for the graphics settings.

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Gaming Monitor

Choose from 60, 120, or 165 Hz refresh rates to match the different frame rates of different games to maintain smoothness in the middle of a game.


To offer a smooth and quick gaming experience, the ROG Swift PG279Q features NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology. In your GeForce GTX-powered PC, G-SYNC synchronizes the refresh rate of the monitor to the GPU, eliminating screen ripping and minimizing display stutter and lag input. This allows you to enjoy gameplay that is seamlessly smooth and lag-free when playing the latest game titles. ASUS PG279Q has a large screen size and good resolution that allows you to see the game scene in more detail.


The ASUS ROG PG279Q features

  • Built-in speakers (Two internal speakers)
  • On-screen display

Press the X button on the monitor to access the menu to disable the OSD features, then click it again to disable these OSD features.


The ROG Swift PG279Q gaming monitor comes with IPS Panel displays full sRGB gamut for immersive life-like color in games, movies, and design. PG279Q provides improved display responsiveness for videos and games that move fast. This ASUS monitor features, in addition to gaming, a 2560 x 1440 WQHD display that offers four times 720p resolution. You can also take advantage of 100 percent sRGB color space coverage for accurate color representation and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 for true bright and dark color representation.

To enhance the interactive experience, this ASUS monitor has four color temperature modes, three GamePlus modes, and six GameVisual modes. Each of these modes makes the display easy to adapt to the content being viewed. The low blue light and flicker-free features aid relieve the burden on the eyes when viewing the screen for longer periods of time giving you pleasant gaming experience.

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Gaming Monitor Images


Before we conclude, we would like to let you know that the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QZ has replaced this monitor. The ASUS ROG PG279Q is much like the ASUS PG279QZ. In design, the two monitors are almost similar and have very similar overall performance, with the exception of brightness.


ASUS ROG Swift Gaming Monitor


ASUS ROG Swift Gaming Monitor

What's In The Box

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Gaming Monitor

What you’ll get when you buy PG279Q Gaming Monitor.

  • Power cord
  • Power adapter
  • DisplayPort cable
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Quick start guide
  • HDMI cable
  • Support CD
  • Warranty Card

Where To Buy


General Information
Product Name Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27″ Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Gaming Monitor
Product Line Swift
Product Model PG279Q
Product Type LCD Monitor
Technical Information
Number of Screens 1
Viewable Screen Size 27″
Screen Mode WQHD
Response Time 4 ms
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Backlight Technology LED
3D Type No
Speakers Yes
Built-in Devices
Webcam No
DisplayPort Yes
Maximum Resolution 2560 x 1440
Color Supported 16.7 Million Colors
Contrast Ratio 1,000:1
Brightness 350 Nit
Tearing Prevention Technology G-sync
Physical Characteristics
VESA Mount Compatible Yes
Color BlackRed
Height 14.3″
Width 24.4″
Depth 2.6″
Height with Stand 21.75″
Width with Stand 24.40″
Depth with Stand 9.37″
Other Information
Product Family Swift
Built-in Devices SpeakerUSB Hub
VESA Mount Standard 100 x 100
Screen Size Class 27″
Stock Details
Manufacturer ASUS
Manuf Part# PG279Q
Price $613.62

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Please note that while we attempt to provide as accurate specs as possible, we are not guaranteeing that they are 100% correct.