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ASUS ROG Swift PG248Q Gaming Monitor Reviewed

ASUS ROG Swift PG248Q Gaming Monitor

ASUS ROG Swift PG248Q Gaming Monitor

If you are into gaming on your PC, you will want to have a look at the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG248Q monitor. This 24” gaming monitor not only offers lightning 1ms response times but also supports overclocking to 180Hz.

Let’s look at some of the key features and detail specifications first:

  • 24-inch Full HD TN screen
  • Ultra-fast 1ms response time
  • Overclockable 180Hz refresh rate
  • G-SYNC technology
  • ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey
  • Compatible with the NVIDIA® 3D Vision®
  • VESA wall-mountable
Specifications of the PG248Q are:
DisplayPanel Size: Wide Screen 24.0"(61.0cm) 16:9
Panel Backlight / Type : TN
True Resolution : 1920x1080 *
Display Viewing Area(HxV) : 531.36 x 298.89 mm
Display Surface Non-glare
Pixel Pitch : 0.2768mm
Brightness(Max) : 350 cd/㎡
Contrast Ratio (Max) : 1000:1
Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 170°(H)/160°(V)
Response Time : 1ms (Gray to Gray)
Display Colors : 16.7M
Flicker free
Video FeatureTrace Free Technology : Yes
Color Temperature Selection : 4 Modes
Gamma adjustment : Yes (Support Gamma 1.8/2.2/2.5 )
GamePlus(modes) : Yes (Crosshair/Timer/FPS Counter/Display Alignment)
Low Blue Light : Yes
HDCP support : Yes
GameVisual :6 Modes(Scenery/Racing/Cinema/RTS/RPG/FPS/sRGB Modes)
I/O PortsSignal Input : HDMI, DisplayPort
USB Port(s) : 2 x 3.0
Power ConsumptionPower ON mode: <65W (measuring a screen brightness of 200 nits without audio/ USB/ Card reader connection)
Power Saving/Off mode: <0.5W
Voltage: 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Mechanical DesignChassis Colors : Black
Tilt : +20°~-5°
Swivel : +60°~-60°
Pivot : 0°~+90°
Height Adjustment : 0~120 mm
VESA Wall Mounting : 100x100mm
Super Narrow Bezel Design : Yes
SecurityKensington lock
DimensionsPhys. Dimension with Stand(WxHxD): 561.6x(418.2~538.2)x237.9 mm
Phys. Dimension without Stand(WxHxD): 561.6x329.7x70 mm
Box Dimension(WxHxD): 735x415x280 mm
WeightNet Weight(Esti.): 6.6kg
Gross Weight(Esti.): 9.5kg
AccessoriesPower cord
Power adapter
DisplayPort cable
USB 3.0 cable
Quick start guide
HDMI cable
Support CD
Warranty Card
Note*PG248Q supports 1920x1080 @ 144Hz (Overclock to 180Hz)

**Digital Signal Frequency:
HDMI:30~90KHz(H)/24~60Hz(V)
DisplayPort (Normal):67~166KHz(H)/30~144Hz(V)
DisplayPort (Overclock):67~212KHz(H)/30~180Hz(V)

Build Quality & Design

The build quality of the PG248Q was as expected from ASUS, quality construction and stylish in design. The screen size is 24” and can also rotate 90 degrees for portrait mode. The supplied stand sports a glowing red LED on the base and allows the monitor to go up/down and left/right for optimal positioning. If you don’t like the stand, you can always wall/ceiling/desk mount the display as it supports the standard VESA mount.

ASUS ROG Swift PG248Q

ASUS ROG Swift PG248Q

The bottom of the unit has all the inputs for the monitor. The buttons on the side are for OSD controls, hotkeys and power. Monitor inputs are lacking though with only a DisplayPort, HDMI, and two USB 3.0 ports available.

Limited inputs on the PG248Q

Limited inputs on the PG248Q

Performance

The PG248Q monitor packs a lot horsepower behind that screen. It supports NVIDIA’s G-Sync which provides an extremely smooth gaming experience when used with a compatible NVIDIA graphics card. Pushing the monitor to 180Hz essentially eliminated any chance of motion blur or ghosting during game play.

Using the DisplayPort on our test rig, we ran a number of game and 3D benchmark demos. The results were crisp, smooth and eye watering graphics – especially at 180Hz. Shades in dark environments displayed well as did vibrant colours with a lighter background. We did notice some limitations with the TN based screen, to get the best out of this monitor you do need to sit straight on. This technology in a larger IPS screen would absolutely make my day.

Final Thoughts

The ASUS ROG SWIFT PG248Q monitor is a well-designed and functional monitor. The fast 1ms response times and overclocking abilities to hit 180Hz refresh rates makes it perfect for fast paced action or sports games.

That said, coming from using 27” screens on a daily basis, we did find 24” to be a tad small. It would also have been great to see more inputs. On the other hand, if all you need is a solid screen for gaming and will only ever use one device on it, the ASUS PG248Q is definitely one to add to your comparison basket.

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