Earlier during CES 2022 last week, ASUS announced a figurative ton of gaming-related products under its ROG branding, ranging from all-new AMD Advantage Edition gaming laptops like the 2022 ROG Zephyrus G14 or ultra-light gaming tablets like the Flow Z13, right down to accessories and peripherals like backpacks and headphones. Naturally, one of the product lineups that the Taiwanese brand that also had its moment was the ROG gaming monitor lineup.
Sitting pretty at the top of the product list are the new ROG Swift PG42UQ and PG48UQ, ASUS’ latest 4K OLED gaming displays. Per their designation, the series comprises two monitors of different sizes, 42-inches and 48-inches. As for who these two monitors are being catered to, it’s clear that these monitors were designed for gamers and consumers looking for larger-than-average panels, be it for the desktop or the living room.
Regardless of their size, both the PG42UQ and PG48UQ share the same 4K resolution, the same OLED display technology, a 120Hz refresh rate, an ultra-fast 0.1ms GTG response time, a 16;9 aspect ratio, on a 98% DCI-P3 colour accuracy, on true 10-bit colour to boot. Over on the I/O side, both monitors come with two HDMI 2.1 ports, in addition to a couple of HDMI 2.0 ports, one DisplayPort 1.4a port, and a USB hub. The addition of HDMI 2.1 not only brings the monitors up to date, but allow gamers to connect next-generation consoles to it and play their favourite game, all without fear of image blurring caused by chroma subsampling. As for pricing and availability, ASUS did not say when the monitors will be hitting the market.
On the other end of the spectrum, ASUS also announced the ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN, a gaming monitor designed built for Esports gamers, as well as the fastest display that the company has built to date. Specs-wise, the display has a refresh rate of 360Hz but compared to its predecessor, the PG259QN, ASUS has upped the resolution from Full HD to 1440p (2560 x 1440). On top of that, the display is also HDR capable and is calibrated to Delta E<2.
Much like its predecessor, though, the PG27AQN is also an NVIDIA G-Sync gaming monitor and even has the NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer built into the monitor. The panel isn’t just a bog-standard IPS panel either; ASUS says that it worked with AOU to create a new liquid crystal that offers a higher birefringence and lower viscosity. Making it capable for faster shutter switching and light reflection from the backlight.
At the time of writing, ASUS did not specify local availability or pricing for the display.
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