Solid, quality feel of the building, which is well-built tripod!
Good to be able to choose whether to have the ROG logo on or relatives.
Smart settings built right into the screen, such crosshair and FPS counter so you do not Fraps! :) Easy to turn on / off with quick buttons.
Obviously endless configuration options but sRGB feels like a toned down and neutral picture and suits me just fine.
Need I even mention that the picture is crazy good?
My biggest fear before I ordered the screen was that I would get a copy of annoying backlight bleed, but that was not the case! May struggle and indeed both squint and toss around with your head in all different viewing angles to perceive a faint faint glow from the upper and lower right corner - and then I'm really critical! Absolutely nothing I can perceive when I show even the darkest of dark images, or watching movies, then nothing I whatsoever will disturb me! :)
In summary, a well-built screen with incredible colors - and then I have not tested G-Sync than due to a (still) older graphics.
Just had the screen for a few hours, so I will come and change my review if there is something that comes along that makes it anything but full marks!
I have long looked around for a new screen to replace my Dell U2711 27 "1440p IPS monitor. Since I have had the screen in many many years so it was not an option;
- Have a TN panel
- Go down from 27 "
- Have in the 1440p resolution
In addition to these basic requirements, I wanted good picture of (almost) correct colors for hobby-editing, G-SYNC fluency in play (1440p requires a lot) and the 120Hz +.
After much reading so the choice fell on Asus PG279Q. Decisive factors for me was that it is quite stable, is solid and exudes quality (compared to Acer's model with similar / same panel), have a much better menu system. I have never been able to set up the screen as fast as I can with this. Also, I have many times better experience with the Asus support compared to Acer. Asus screen feels far more premium (as an 8 000 SEK Monitor) which is also taken into account when I expect to have the screen at least 4-5 years.
And wow, I was really impressed! It's fast, beautiful, has a solid quality and very nice picture. I had high expectations, but they surpassed even! I was impressed by how it performs - specifically how well G-SYNC is! I maxes games with a Gainward GTX 1080 (2100/11 400 MHz OC), an old i7 3770K @ 3.9 GHz and 32 GB of 1600 MHz RAM and it is floating all the time despite FPS: one in BF1 with nearly the highest settings can dip to 50 -60 in the worst case. If you do not check what FPS you have, it feels like 100+ constant, I'm not kidding.
I have only tested the 165 Hz little short, but it feels more like a gimmick to stand out from the competition. According to tests, the OC mode at 165 Hz and even, albeit minimal, higher latency / input lag compared to 144 Hz. I have to me that 120 Hz was even any rapper, but it's nothing that I can feel the OHT even though it is an old CS 1.6 players.
The settings from the start is not optimal, and leaves little to be desired, although there are preset profiles. I found a little guide to set it, and the improved color, image quality and performance really positive. These settings do I run;
- Set the screen racing mode
- Then go to Color and set the brightness at 47 and contrast to 42
- Continue the color> color temp. > User mode. Set where the R = 100, G = 95 and B = 95th
- I leave OC untouched and run 144 Hz and I let overdrive to be normal. It's all my settings, since it differs little course from panel to panel, but it is a good start.
After these adjustments, I am very happy with the colors and think that it is better / more accurate than my factory calibrated monitor from Dell that went off on the 12k at the time.
Now we grab the elephant in the room, how is it with Back-light bleed and IPS-glow?
It's an IPS screen, you probably have to wait to even PG279Q this. And yes, it's there, but it is no worse than any other IPS screen in the same price range (I have seen). I'm so used to the IPS panel now so I may have got used to, but I note it is not at all, unless I'm looking for it. There is absolutely no yellow glow as someone described, but "the usual" IPS Glowen.
When it comes to BLB so have my copy (made in December 2016) very very little, more than acceptable (after calibration above). It is mainly in the upper right corner, and some in the lower right corner. This will only appear on a completely black screen which I rarely use and it does not bother me at all. All my previous screens (has gone through a lot of TN panels over the years) was equivalent or worse. I have noticed that if I press lightly on the front of the wing where I see BLB so reduced it and can hardly be seen at all for a while, but then it's back after 5-10 minutes. I will experiment with this and see if I can get there a rubber band and see if it helps a little more permanent. I think many people complaining about BLB mistaken it for IPS glow. The mistake did anyway two friends and my brother, and I had to learn them.
Excuse for a real wall of text, but there is so much to write about this screen. PG279Q is ideal for playing, but need good color, want 27 ", 1440p and G-SYNC. It may seem like a lot of money, but it's the screen you are watching all the time when you use your computer, and my sense is that add about 30% + of what your computer will cost on a good display for a normal user.
9/10 - it does not get full marks because the settings out of the box is not satisfactory in my opinion. Other reason is that if you put on Bluelight Filter is reset color temp to 100/100/100 back instead of the 100/95/95 I went through earlier. It would not be difficult to have it saved, so there is a little miss.
A screen that attracted with his performance, but after much communication with the dealer and their support, so go after this screen is not running in 165hz mentioned. It's 144hz as any other gaming screens
Delicious with updated G-Sync. Good with pivot function
Lovely resolution (so my video card can cope with
Cruel screen! Bought mine on Inet in Gothenburg and what I have seen, there are no dead pixels, but it has somewhat of BLB in the lower left and right corner. Personally, I'm not as picky as everyone else so for me it's no big deal when there is very little to no change for me. But to go from 60hz to 165hz G-Sync is like when you bought a 120GB SSD for 3000: - one time, one of the greatest things you can do to their computer. My only regret is that I bought a similar screen before, but hopefully it was well worth the wait as this screen is something out of the ordinary!
Buying screens are always a little pig in a poke which is a shame but it has always been, and unfortunately, you get almost always read about how bad and what problems a screen is than how many people actually have a fully functioning and good screen. Fortunately, the many stores, both physical and online, a good policy when it comes to just pixel errors and BLB, as many did, only to replace it and demand better.
Awesome screen highly recommended!
A wonderful display. Does not suffer from quality problems at all.