Asus PG27AQN (IPS)

Asus PG27AQN (IPS)

Asus PG27AQN (IPS)

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BEST RATING
Competitive Gaming:
4.9
CASUAL GAMING: Fair6.7/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Best in Class9.5/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Fair6.5/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Fair6.0/10
RESOLUTION: Good7.0/10
BRIGHTNESS: Good7.0/10
CONTRAST: Poor5.9/10
COLOR VOLUME: Poor5.6/10
REFRESH RATE: Best in Class9.5/10
RESPONSE TIME: Very Good8.0/10
TEXT QUALITY: Good7.0/10

The Asus PG27AQN with an IPS panel is an upper midrange monitor that excels in competitive gaming due to its very high refresh rate, which ensures smooth gameplay, and features geared towards reducing motion blur. The 27-inch display, with its high resolution, will provide crisp and clear images, making it also suitable for casual gaming and general productivity. The stand adjustment allows for ergonomic comfort during long hours of use. However, while the color accuracy is good and it covers a wide range of colors, it may not be the best choice for professional photo or HDR video editing, as HDR performance is not optimal. It has a variety of connectivity options including multiple HDMI 2.0 ports and a DisplayPort input, but lacks modern HDMI 2.1 ports. This monitor strikes a balance between high-speed performance for gaming and decent quality for everyday tasks, but there are trade-offs in HDR and color precision for creative professionals. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • 27-inch IPS panel, great colors
  • High refresh rate, smooth gaming
  • Adjustable stand, ergonomic
  • Good for competitive gaming
  • Multiple HDMI 2.0 ports
Cons
  • Average contrast and brightness
  • Not suitable for HDR content
  • Limited USB ports
  • Poor color volume

Ratings by Category

Competitive Gaming:
4.9
The competitive gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, total response time, variable refresh rate, strobing and brightness.
Casual Gaming:
3.7
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut and screen coating.
Productivity:
3.6
The productivity score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, screen size, pixels per inch, ergonomics and screen coating.
Media Consumption:
3.1
The media comparison score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, contrast, brightness and screen coating

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$749
Screen Size
27"
Resolution
2560 x 1440
Screen Type
LED
Screen Sub-type
IPS
Local Dimming Zones
32

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
974:1
SDR Peak Brightness
414 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
644 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
98.5 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
5.6 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
20 - 360 Hz
Strobing / BFI
Yes
Persistence Blur Score
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9.5/10
Ghosting Score
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8.1/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
109 PPI
Coating
Semi-Gloss
Text Clarity Score
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7/10
Image Clarity Score
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7/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
0
HDMI 2.0 Ports
3
HDMI 2.1 Ports
0
Micro HDMI Ports
0
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
0

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Matthew Smith | March 2023
"The Asus ROG Swift PG27AQN is a motion clarity marvel. It’s the first 27-inch 1440p 360Hz monitor on the market, and also the first to use an Ultrafast IPS display. These advancements provide outstanding motion clarity across a broad range of refresh rates. Unfortunately, the monitor’s motion clarity does nothing for its image quality, which is just ok. To be clear, it’s a very nice looking monitor in many situations. However, the monitor’s contrast ratio is rather low. And while it can reach high levels of brightness in HDR, it lacks the nuance and contrast required to look great in HDR games."

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