For the Added Style Points
Users prefer curved monitors because of the immersion and the wide display they offer. I’m sure at some point you have imagined yourself enjoying the crisp picture while swiveling on your super comfortable DXRacer gaming chair.
Although there are tons of curved monitors around, here is why the Asus ROG Swift PG348Q managed to get my attention. Firstly, it is from the respected gaming line (ROG), which boasts an anti-flicker technology and has an amazing build. If you fancy owning a curved monitor loaded with features at a reasonable price, you better take a look!
- 34 inches 1440p IPS panel?with?NVIDIA G SYNC Technology?and?100 Hertz Refresh Rate?deliver superior resolution, color, and smoothness, maximizing immersion in games
- Curved Ultra wide 21:9 Aspect Ratio?maximizes immersion by expanding the display right to the peripherals of your vision; Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 178°(H)/178°(V)
- ASUS Eye Care technology lowers blue light and eliminates flickering
- ASUS Rapid Replacement 3 years warranty service with free cross shipping is included
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||32.6 in x 11.7 in x 22 in – with stand|
|Display Type||LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix|
|Native Resolution||3440 x 1440|
|Horizontal Refresh Rate||30 – 140 kHz|
|Vertical Refresh Rate||24 – 100 Hz|
|Back light Technology||WLED|
|Connectivity||DisplayPort, USB 3.0 upstream, 4 x USB 3.0 downstream, HDMI, Headphones |
Built-in Audio: Stereo
|Height Adjustment:||4.5 in|
|Display Position Adjustments:||Height, swivel, tilt|
Build, Design, and Ergonomics
The Asus ROG Swift PG348Q, with its sci-fi look, is one of the most aesthetically pleasing gaming monitors out there. The base sports copper-colored accents that look like a turbine. It also has a curious-looking feature called Light in Motion. When turned on, the monitor projects the iconic red ROG logo.
I know, for some of you, folks, style is not the main factor in choosing a gaming monitor. Moving on to ergonomics, this monitor gets a high score as it can be easily adjusted to many comfortable viewing positions. Although it can’t be rotated to portrait orientation, you can do pretty much anything to tweak this panel. You can adjust the height, swivel to the perfect angle, and even tilt it for good measure.
The stand on the Asus PG348Q is stable and properly built. The heaviness is understandable as it supports a fairly big monitor with little to no wobble. Unfortunately, the legs are taking a lot of space, so make sure your table is big enough. If you don’t have space, you will be happy to know that it can be VESA mounted.
You don’t have to worry about the monitor overheating as it sports a custom heat sink design – a feature that passively cools the Asus ROG Swift PG348Q. Cable management is not an issue as there is an integrated cable attached to the stand, which conveniently and effectively keeps the wire clutter organized. Overall the build quality is on par with the price range.
Display and Performance
As we saw, the Asus ROG Swift PG348Q is doing great in the design department, but how about its gaming performance? To begin with, the monitor is powered by a curved In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel and coated with an anti-glare surface to keep the pesky eye strain at bay.
During gaming is where it shines, as the Asus PG348Q is undoubtedly one of the best ultra-wide gaming monitors available. If its 34-inch screen is not enough, you can dual monitor, as the PG348Q can be placed side-by-side. With its 3440 x 1440 native resolution, you are sure to get a more immersive experience. The colors are vibrant, and the display is clear.
Though the ASUS ROG PG348Q lacks HDR and dimming features, it still delivers a satisfactory picture quality. Thanks to the 3800R curve, it has wide viewing angles, which contribute significantly to display performance.
When testing the monitor, I tried it on some Hellsblade: Senua’s Revenge and noticed that it has excellent motion handling. The fast response time managed to produce minimal motion blur. The backlight is also flicker-free, so it definitely joins the ranks of eye-friendly gaming monitors. But if you really want to protect your eyes, you can use good gaming glasses too. Remember – a healthy gamer is a happy gamer!
When connected with a DisplayPort cable, the Asus PG348Q supports NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology. If you are looking for an FPS gaming monitor, this may not be the best one there is. It supports a native refresh rate of 60 Hz. But if that is not enough for you, you may overclock it to 100 Hz.
Controls and Connectivity
The Asus PG348Q has a decent set of controls and ports. The OSD is well designed and very simple to use, though a bit small. You may also find the I/O ports a bit hard to reach, but you quickly get used to it once you get the hang of it. Once you do that, you will find a DisplayPort, an HDMI port, four USB 3.0 downstream ports, one USB 3.0 upstream port plus a 3.5mm headphone jack.
You need to remember that you must use the DisplayPort to use G-Sync and the PG348Q’s max refresh rate of 100Hz. The HDMI slot, which only has a 50Hz refresh rate, should only be used for emergency purposes.
The Asus PG348Q has some extra gaming features such as a customizable crosshair overlay, perfect for FPS games, and a USB hub on the rear, for conveniently charging your mobile devices.
The ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q is a great gaming monitor. It seems that Asus has managed to add yet another worthy product to its hefty Republic of Gamers gaming line. With its 3440×1440 native resolution, 3800R curve, and G-Sync support this monitor guarantees an even more enjoyable gaming experience.