[Seeking Input] Next best monitor to the PG27UQ

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Hey guys,

I learned about the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ about two months ago and was eager to buy it for the 4K resolution, IPS Panel, G-Sync, and 144mhz. Though I heard it might not be out until the later half of the year and that it will likely cost $2,000. So wanted to get advice on what other monitors would be a good alternative to the PG27UQ?

4K resolution and the IPS panel are top priorities, as I'll be working in Adobe Creative programs to edit 4K video and images. Also the G-Sync would be nice, as I'm a gamer. I'm considering the PG27AQ for $880 as its stats look comparable, but again I'd like your input.

Also I'll be using this with the EVGA nVidia Geforce 1080 Ti FTW3 graphics card, as soon as that is released.

Thanks everyone!!


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In my opinion , i prefer upcoming Samsung CHG75 ( 27'' 1440P VA HDR10 QD 1MS 144HZ and G-sync ) for about $1,000 than this Asus for $2,000 .
I think , we might see some early announcements for retail-grade panels at Computex in June, or at IFA at the end of August with some pre-production run models.
 

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well my CF791 will be on the market once I get a PG27UQ :)


And I am quite sure the price is $2,000. If memory serves correct that press release was from January and they have since corrected it.
 

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In my opinion , i prefer upcoming Samsung CHG75 ( 27'' 1440P VA HDR10 QD 1MS 144HZ and G-sync ) for about $1,000 than this Asus for $2,000 .
I think , we might see some early announcements for retail-grade panels at Computex in June, or at IFA at the end of August with some pre-production run models.
i love VA but it's too slow. the local dimming on the PG27UQ should fix IPS's black level and glow issues whilst maintaining IPS's decent response times and far superior viewing angles. way too rich for me, but it WILL be the best monitor period.
 

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i love VA but it's too slow. the local dimming on the PG27UQ should fix IPS's black level and glow issues whilst maintaining IPS's decent response times and far superior viewing angles. way too rich for me, but it WILL be the best monitor period.

You have plenty of time to moonlight a spare job to save up the cash!

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The PG27AQ would be the closest and have the following similarities:

1. IPS
2. 4K
3. 27"
4. G-Sync

Of course the huge differences would be:

1. 144 Hz vs 60 Hz
2. HDR vs no HDR
3. FALD vs Edge Lit.

The price of the PG27UQ is $2,000.
 

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i love VA but it's too slow. the local dimming on the PG27UQ should fix IPS's black level and glow issues whilst maintaining IPS's decent response times and far superior viewing angles. way too rich for me, but it WILL be the best monitor period.

I agree but keep in mind , this Asus is still LCD panel for me doesn't worth $2000 , if you have $2000 , put another $300 and get 55'' LG OLED B6P .
So it is better to stay with this Samsung CHG75 ( 27'' 1440P VA HDR10 QD 1MS 144HZ and G-sync ) for about $1,000 until we can get 27'' 4k/2k OLED HDR10 144hz and G-sync for a reasonable price .
 
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Hey cool!! Thank you guys for responding. Sorry I didn't respond sooner, I swear I've been refreshing the page, but I could have sworn there had been no replies since my initial post. Then I refreshed this page today and there were all the above replies!! Awesome!! Anyway, Vega, totally true about the similarities and differences between the two monitors. If I can afford the $2,000 Asus when it comes out I'll considered buying it later this year or next year as that's a lot of money. But until then the PG27AQ is looking better and better.

The PG27AQ would be the closest and have the following similarities:

1. IPS
2. 4K
3. 27"
4. G-Sync

Of course the huge differences would be:

1. 144 Hz vs 60 Hz
2. HDR vs no HDR
3. FALD vs Edge Lit.

The price of the PG27UQ is $2,000.
 
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New thought for everyone, I'd like your opinion on which of these three monitors would be the best choice. I know Vega already mentioned that the PG27AQ would be a good choice, but I just discovered these other two possibilities and just want to get your opinion.

The three are:

1. ASUS ROG SWIFT PG27AQ (of course)
2. Acer Predator XB271HK
3. ViewSonic XG2700-4K

Thank you, again.

 

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They are all the same panel so it all comes down to looks, price and on-screen display.
 

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The PG27AQ would be the closest and have the following similarities:

1. IPS
2. 4K
3. 27"
4. G-Sync

Of course the huge differences would be:

1. 144 Hz vs 60 Hz
2. HDR vs no HDR
3. FALD vs Edge Lit.

The price of the PG27UQ is $2,000.
The press release said $1200. Where did this 2k rumor come from?


EDIT : Guess that it didn't, I just looked myself. I could have sworn it had... /boggle.
 
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The press release said $1200. Where did this 2k rumor come from?


EDIT : Guess that it didn't, I just looked myself. I could have sworn it had... /boggle.

I've been searching for the price from Asus, but never seen an official statement. Do you have a link?
All the other prices I've seen are just random site guestimations from anywhere in $1200-$2000. I didn't think anyone actually knew.
The Asus site doesn't show a press release, nor a price as far as I can find.

I have a PG279q, I'm hoping the PG27UQ will be my next upgrade.
 

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i love VA but it's too slow. the local dimming on the PG27UQ should fix IPS's black level and glow issues whilst maintaining IPS's decent response times and far superior viewing angles. way too rich for me, but it WILL be the best monitor period.

FALD may introduce issues of its own, like blooming. I'd still stick to Quantum Dot S-VA (on a tighter budget) or LG's OLED TVs (if money weren't an issue, and it's probably not for the PG27UQ's intended audience).
 

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FALD may introduce issues of its own, like blooming. I'd still stick to Quantum Dot S-VA (on a tighter budget) or LG's OLED TVs (if money weren't an issue, and it's probably not for the PG27UQ's intended audience).
i mean each zone is going to be about 0.8 sq in, should be pretty good. oled's not really in this conversation, input lag, refresh rate, and size make them nonfactors.
 

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The PG27AQ would be the closest and have the following similarities:

1. IPS
2. 4K
3. 27"
4. G-Sync

Of course the huge differences would be:

1. 144 Hz vs 60 Hz
2. HDR vs no HDR
3. FALD vs Edge Lit.

The price of the PG27UQ is $2,000.

Stupid price for a gaming toy
 

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Stupid price for a gaming toy

Gaming toy? It's literally the pinnacle of LCD technology. See:

Dell UP2718Q
  • 27 inch
  • 3840x2160
  • 10-bit
  • HDR10 1000nits
  • 100% of Adobe RGB, 97.7% of DCI-P3, 76.9% of Rec.2020
  • MSRP $1.999, release May 23rd
Dell is releasing a monitor with the same panel. No G-Sync, no 144 Hz, for the same price. If anything, these new 27 FALD G_Sync monitors are priced too low.
 
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