First exhibited as a concept last at Taiwan’s Computex technology trade show last year, the Asus ROG Swift PG348Q is finally seeing the light of day, and it packs a pretty potent design.
Sporting an ultra-wide 34-inch curved display with a 3,440 x 1,440 pixel resolution, Asus’ flagship monitor boasts an aesthetically pleasing 21:9 aspect ratio. Its IPS panel, meanwhile, bears a swift (hence the name) 5ms response time and 100-percent sRGB color gamut, in addition to a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 10-bit color for each of 1.07 billion hues. As expected from a high-end monitor like this, the PG348Q takes advantage of G-Sync technology from Nvidia, which promises to both eliminate screen tearing as well as minimize display stutter and input lag.
Port-wise, you can expect the PG348Q to arrive fully equipped with all of the essentials. And with HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2, and four USB 3.0 ports, you can expect just about everything you would need when paired with a common gaming rig. Furthermore, the monitor bears a weight of 11.1kg (about 24.5 pounds) and measures 829 x 558 x 297 mm (equal to 32.6 x 22 x 11.7 inches).
Here’s what Asus itself has to say about its ROG Swift PG348Q display:
“ROG Swift PG348Q is a 34-inch gaming monitor with an Ultra-Wide QHD (3,440 x 1,440) panel that gives users highly detailed visuals and more onscreen space than WQHD monitors. Its ultra-wide 21:9 aspect curved display provides an immersive panoramic gaming experience. The panel curvature of the display ensures every point is equidistant to the user’s eyes to ensure a comfortable viewing experience during marathon gaming sessions.”
Design-wise, it’s nice looking, but not completely out of the ordinary for a gaming monitor. It still possesses that gritty, hardened look we all know and love, but this time with an Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper color scheme, along with a “frameless” design and “ROG light effects.” And, lastly, you can even overclock the monitor’s refresh rates to 100Hz with Asus’ built-in Turbo functionality.
If this is the kind of high-end widescreen gaming experience you’ve been looking for, you’ll be able to pick it up at the end of the month for £1,000 (about $1,460), according to TechFrag.