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Asus ROG PG27AQDM Review

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The ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM’s stellar picture quality and blazing-fast performance make it an easy choice for PC gamers, but the lack of HDMI 2.1 makes it a hard sell for next-gen console gamers.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM is a premium gaming monitor that was released in April 2023. Unlike other top-rated computer monitors, the ASUS features many advanced gaming features like an ultra-high 240Hz refresh rate and VRR support for enhanced motion handling thanks to AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility. The display also offers a 1.8 ms response time.

The ASUS ROG Swift monitor utilizes an OLED panel with a 1440p display resolution and HDR capabilities, similar to many popular gaming monitors today. For connectivity, the ASUS ROG offers HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort options but lacks any USB-C support. To learn more about a similar OLED model, consider reading our Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 review.

Best For

  • 240Hz

  • Asus

  • CS:GO

  • Call Of Duty

  • Computer Monitor

  • Eye Strain

  • Fortnite

  • G Sync

  • Gaming

  • Mac Mini

  • Macbook Pro

  • Nintendo Switch

  • OLED

  • PS4

  • PS5

  • Speakers

  • Vertical

  • Watching Movies

  • Xbox One X

Consensus

our Verdict

With a tested 2ms response time, incredibly smooth 240Hz refresh rate, and outstanding picture quality, the ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM is an excellent gaming monitor for casual and hardcore gamers. The 1440p OLED panel offers a near-infinite contrast ratio for true blacks and HDR support that takes full advantage of the monitor’s 94.8% color gamut to create vibrant colors. You’ll also get support for VRR options with NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync.

The ASUS offers extensive adjustability, built-in cable management, and a wide variety of inputs. Unfortunately, the monitor only supports HDMI 2.0, so gaming consoles won’t be able to use the monitor to its fullest capacity. The ASUS ROG is also expensive, so if you’re looking for something budget-friendly, you may need to consider alternative options.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Stellar Picture Quality
    • The monitor’s OLED display offers a tested Inf:1 contrast ratio, which means it boasts near infinite contrast ratio. This results in true blacks for superior dark scene performance and perfect black uniformity.

    • The display also boasts a sharp 1440p resolution and 94.85% color gamut, which ranks in the top 20% of monitors we analyzed in this category. This stellar picture quality results in a more immersive gaming experience.

  • Fast Response Time
    • This monitor offers a 2ms response time, which is in the top 20% of certified tested gaming monitors on our list, making it the perfect choice for fast-paced gaming.

  • Low Input Lag
    • With a low input lag of around 13.9ms, the ASUS ROG Swift monitor offers average overall performance as compared to other tested gaming monitors on our list. It’s low enough for most fast-paced games.

  • High Refresh Rate and VRR Support
    • With a 240Hz refresh rate, you’ll get smooth motion handling and minimal screen tearing.

    • The monitor also supports variable refresh rate (VRR) functionality compatible with NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync.

  • Wide Viewing Angles
    • This OLED monitor offers wide viewing angles with color washout starting at 70-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, which ranks at the very top of gaming monitors in this category. If you plan to play couch co-op games or watch movies with friends, this monitor will serve you well.

Reason to Avoid

  • No HDMI 2.1 Support
    • The monitor only supports HDMI 2.0, which means the PS5 and other next-gen gaming consoles won’t be able to take advantage of the monitor’s full capabilities.

  • Low Overall Brightness
    • Measuring at just 311 nits of brightness, this monitor can struggle in well-lit environments and sits in the bottom half of tested monitors for this metric in this category.

Asus ROG PG27AQDM Specs

Aspect RatioAspect Ratio16:9
Available InputsAvailable Inputs3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB
Bluelight FilterBluelight FilterYes
Built-In SpeakersBuilt-In SpeakersYes
Built-In WebcamBuilt-In WebcamNo
Curved ScreenCurved ScreenNo
Display TypeLED
Flicker FreeFlicker FreeYes
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatHDR10
High Dynamic Range (HDR)Yes
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeOLED
Refresh Rate240 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time0.03 ms
Rotating ScreenRotating ScreenYes
Screen size26.5"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)311.2417
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)94.85
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)90.275
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.975
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)71.4
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)10.8
Response Time (ms)2.1333
Reflections % (Total Reflections)2
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)70
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)70
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)70
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)70

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Asus ROG PG27AQDM Review

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Market Context

The ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM is a premium gaming monitor that was released in April 2023. Unlike other top-rated computer monitors, the ASUS features…

The ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM is a premium gaming monitor that was released in April 2023. Unlike other top-rated computer monitors, the ASUS features many advanced gaming features like an ultra-high 240Hz refresh rate and VRR support for enhanced motion handling thanks to AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility. The display also offers a 1.8 ms response time.

The ASUS ROG Swift monitor utilizes an OLED panel with a 1440p display resolution and HDR capabilities, similar to many popular gaming monitors today. For connectivity, the ASUS ROG offers HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort options but lacks any USB-C support. To learn more about a similar OLED model, consider reading our Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 review.

Both the ASUS and the Dell Alienware AW2723DF are 1440p monitors with an impressive 240HZ refresh rate. However, the ASUS offers an OLED panel for…

Both the ASUS and the Dell Alienware AW2723DF are 1440p monitors with an impressive 240HZ refresh rate. However, the ASUS offers an OLED panel for deeper blacks and better darkroom performance. The Alienware’s refresh rate can be overclocked to 280Hz if so desired, which makes it slightly more appealing to competitive gamers. Read our [Dell Alienware AW2723DF review](https://www.gadgetreview.com/alienware-aw2723df-review) to learn more.

The ASUS ROG Swift offers a higher refresh rate at 240Hz when compared to the Innocn 27M2V’s 160Hz refresh rate, but the Innocn monitor offers…

The ASUS ROG Swift offers a higher refresh rate at 240Hz when compared to the Innocn 27M2V’s 160Hz refresh rate, but the Innocn monitor offers HDMI 2.1 and USB-C support. Read our Innocn 27M2V review to learn more. If you’re looking for a non-OLED monitor with a faster refresh rate, consider reading our HP OMEN 27qs review.

The ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM offers an OLED panel for less blooming and deeper blacks when compared to the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN’s…

The ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM offers an OLED panel for less blooming and deeper blacks when compared to the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN’s standard LED display. However, the ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN offers a much higher refresh rate at 360Hz than the ROG Swift OLED’s 240Hz, which is better for fast-paced or competitive gaming. It also gets brighter than the OLED alternative.

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Available Inputs

3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB

3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB

3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB

Bluelight Filter

Yes

Yes

Yes

Built-In Speakers

Yes

No

No

Built-In Webcam

No

No

No

Curved Screen

No

No

No

Display Type

LED

IPS

LED

Flicker Free

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Expert Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    91
    The ASUS PG27AQDM is excellent for most uses. Thanks to its high refresh rate, VRR… Read More

    By:

    Jake Thauvette
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    It’s hard to find any fault with the Asus ROG Swift PG27AQDM. Yes it’s expensive,… Read More

    By:

    Christian Eberle
  • PCWorld
    45.32

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The Asus ROG Strix PG27AQDM stumbles in some tests, but gamers will love its superb… Read More

    By:

    Matthew S. Smith
  • Techradar
    64.71

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    With the Asus ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM, you’re paying quite a lot for that OLED… Read More

    By:

    James Holland
  • Digital Trends
    81.08

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    There’s no doubt the ROG Swift OLED 27 is competing with the best gaming monitor… Read More

    By:

    Jacob Roach
  • Expert Reviews UK
    51.58

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    It’s not the most versatile OLED monitor on the market but the PG27AQDM’s mastery of… Read More

    By:

    Alun Taylor

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