ASUS’ Ultra-Wide, Curved ROG Swift PG348Q Monitor
ROG Swift PG348Q Monitor is Coming this Month:
ASUS‘ Ultra-Wide 34″ 3440 x 1440 ROG Swift monitor is due to be released later this month and will cost £1000 ($1450). That means the ROG Swift sports a 21:9 aspect ratio. The monitor will have a 100Hz refresh rate, promising “incredibly-smooth and fast gaming visuals”. This Ultra WQHD (Wide Quad HD) gives you 35% more on-screen desktop space than regular WQHD. However, this doesn’t benefit many games which don’t support Ultra-Wide displays. Games that don’t support Ultra-Wide displays leave black bars on the side of the screen.
The ROG Swift P348Q uses IPS (In-Plane Switching) which enables better colour reproduction and better viewing angles that TN (Twisted Nematic). On the downside, IPS is more expensive and can offer lower response time than TN. For gamers sitting directly in front of their monitor, more viewing angles is not necessarily needed. The PG348Q has a “turbo key” which allows you to change the refresh rate in the middle of a game.
The ROG Swift can connect by Display Port 1.2 or HDMI, giving it more compatibility than some previous gaming monitors. The PG348Q also uses “ASUS-exclusive Ultra-Low Blue Light, Flicker-Free, GamePlus, and GameVisual technologies.”
- Costs £1000 ($1450)
- 3440 x 1440 Resolution (21:9 Aspect Ratio)
- 100Hz Refresh Rate
- IPS Panel
- Display Port or HDMI Connection
- Good Colour Reproduction
- Ultra-Wide Display
- Connects by Display Port and HDMI
- Not all games support Ultra-Wide displays