ASUS PG27UQ Front

When you visit the market in search of good gaming monitors, you will find a number of different brands to choose from. Some of them might be deemed as premium quality, but most of their reviews online would say otherwise.

They either do not fit into the right category you require or are just too expensive for your needs. The issue of affordability weighs heavily on gamers.

The ASUS PG27UQ has stood out through its premium performance and its commitment to satisfying its users.

The product speaks for itself with its amazing 4k resolution and high refresh rate due to the use of Nvidia’s G-Sync technology.

This particular monitor has been featured on TechRadar’s Gaming Monitors of the Week in 2018. It has also held high prestige in the gaming community and is also considered by many as the best gaming monitor ever made.


Image Quality

Games consist of bright and dark colors that require powerful monitors to display properly. Visuals make the experience of the gamer even more profound and the whole idea revolves around the built-in Gsync technology.

Currently, the ASUS PG27UQ matches the quality of many 4k LED TV screens with its crystal-clear graphics. The 165Hz refresh rate with HDR display brings images to life. You feel immersed into the world of the game with this monitor.

The wider DCI-P3 color gamut allows the image to be displayed more clearly. The system reproduces colors based on the game or can also be used for video or photo editing. ASUS assures no strain on the eyes with its Eye Care Technology and blue light filter with flicker-free backlighting.

Gaming Performance

The gaming experience is made perfect with high-end saturated colors, an amazing response rate and easy to use menu and hotkeys.

The overall response or refresh rate of the monitor is 1ms. This is extremely fast for many other monitors out there at the price you are getting this monitor for.

The ergonomics are primarily designed for premium gaming experience with tilt, pivot, swivel and height adjustments. You can relax your neck and ensure yourself an amazing gameplay in games that require long hours.

What’s more is that the Nvidia G-Sync technology allows for smoother gameplay by eliminating any screen tearing and stuttering.

The overall experience of the monitor is rated a strong 4.5 out of 5 from seasoned gamers. You can also add multiple screens for a better gaming experience with its narrow Bezel Design for a multi-display setup. The RGB lighting options bring the characters in your games to life.

Standout Features / Design

The monitor has a good 27” screen with 4K resolution. You get flexible display and connectivity options with DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4 and USB 3.0 ports. ASUS GameVisual Technology has six pre-set display modes to optimize visuals for different types of content. This unique feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the On Screen Display settings menu.

Talking more on flexible connectivity, you get options for WQHD (2560 x 1440) input via its DisplayPort1.2 and HDMI ports. It also has two USB 3.0 ports for your mouse and keyboard, and you can charge your mobile devices on the go.

A cable management design feature found on the back of the monitor allows you to organize and hide your cables to keep your gaming area tidy. Other design features include slim and sleek design with a 5-way OSD joystick, Game Plus hotkey and Game Visual hotkey on the side of the monitor. The monitor also possesses an earphone connectivity jack at the back. Its super-narrow 6mm bezel makes it perfect for almost seamless multi-display setups.

It also has two USB 3.0 ports for your mouse and keyboard that allow for your mobile devices to get charged while gaming.

View / Ports

ASUS PG27UQ Rear

The number of ports on the Asus PG27UQ is minimal, which is a bit of a let down especially since this is a $2,000 monitor. It comes with a DisplayPort 1.4 port that drives the monitor’s G-Sync and 144Hz refresh rate (when overclocked), an HDMI 2.0 port supporting up to 4K UHD resolution @ 60 frames per second. The HDMI is really intended for those who may use their monitor for more than one input, such as needing to plug in a console like an Xbox One X or PlayStation 4 Pro. And that’s it as far as display inputs go.

Other ports on the Asus PG27UQ include a 3.5mm headphone jack, two downstream USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and one upstream USB 3.0 port. There’s also a Kensington lock slot to manage any potential theft. ASUS definitely could have provided more ports here, but their intention was aimed at saving interior space (not sure why) so they could end up with the design they preferred. They probably wanted to continue their attractive ROG Swift design throughout all of their new monitors.

Final Overview

This product has earned itself a name in the gaming community because of its excellent color performance and overclocking feature.

The best thing about ASUS is that their quality has been persistent through the years when it comes to gaming equipment. The monitor has been deemed as powerful, innovative and appealing because of its consistent premium performance.

All you need to do now is go out, and if you’re convinced enough, buy the product. You won’t be disappointed, that we can assure you.

Specifications (Overview)

Panel Type, Refresh RateQuantum Dot IPS panel, up to 144Hz (Overclocked), 120Hz (native)
Color Gamut97% DCI-P3 (99% Adobe RGB) 
Aspect Ratio16:9
Color Depth (Number of Colors)10bit – 1.07B million
HDR SupportDisplayHDR 1000 and UHD Premium certified with peak 1000 nits brightness and 384 local dimming zones
Resolution
4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Adaptive SyncNVIDIA G-Sync
Contrast Ratio1000:1 (typical/SDR on), 50,000:1 (typical/ HDR on)
Display Surface Treatment Anti glare matte
Brightness
300 cd/m2 (typical/SDR on), 600 cd/m2 (typical/HDR on), 1,000 cd/m2 (peak/HDR on)
Viewing Angle
178°(H)/178°(V)
Speaker
No Internal Speakers
Product Dimensions (HxWxD) 17.20″ – 21.90″ x 25.00″ x 10.60″
Product Dimensions w/ Stand (HxWxD) 15.00″ x 25.00″ x 3.70″
Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

Pros 👍 

  • Colors are absolutely vivid, you need to see it to believe it.
  • Great contrast ratio of 50:000:1
  • Among the best gaming monitors on the market.

Cons 👎

  • Price
  • Wish there was RGB backlighting (not just the logo).
  • Could have thinner bezels.

ASUS PG27UQ – Final Ranking

Display Quality
Build Quality
Input Lag
Overall Value

Summary

If you are looking for the absolute best when it comes to gaming, the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is the at the top of the list for high-end gaming gear. When reviewers on Amazon are saying it is quote “life-changing” to game on this monitor- you know it has to be good. Sure enough when we

4.5