The ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ gaming monitor was announced back in June, but the display has yet to make it to our shores. However, if and when this state-of-the-art 27-inch monitor does come into Malaysia, it’s most certainly going to cost a pretty penny.
According to an ASUS representative whom we spoke to at the company’s All Out event, the ROG Swift PG27UQ is almost likely to have a retail price that exceeds the RM10000 mark, and with good reason. Firstly, it’s one of only two gaming monitors that supports 4K HDR resolution; the only other monitor with similar hardware is the Acer Predator X27 gaming monitor.
On top of that, the monitor has a refresh rate of 144Hz and a screen response time of 4ms. It’s also equipped with the latest generation of NVIDIA’s G-Sync module, which is the driving force behind the monitor’s HDR function. Naturally the monitor is also fitted with ASUS’ Aura Sync RGB LEDs, and even projects the ROG symbol both at the bottom and through the top of display’s neck.
Adding on to that, the colour accuracy of the ROG Swift 27UQ is manually calibrated at ASUS’ factory, ensuring that each and every unit meets the DCI-P3 colour gamut.
Given its price, it’s also very likely that ASUS won’t be bringing in more than a few units of the ROG Swift PG27UQ at a time either. This is because while the demand for 4K gaming monitors has definitely increased among PC gamers, 4K monitors with HDR and really high refresh rates are quite literally a new market area for ASUS. As such, ASUS will definitely want to test the waters in Malaysia and see how many people would be willing to become early adopters of this gaming monitors.
ASUS provide any official availability and pricing for the monitor, and this is merely just speculation on our part. So do take this news with a pinch of salt; at least until ASUS gives us more information about the monitor.