Computex 2017: Asus showcases monster 35-inch, 200 Hz, UWQHD gaming monitor

Asus showed of the latest gaming monitor in its Republic of Gamers line showcased the new ROG Swift PG35VQ, for the first time at this year’s Computex convention in Taipei in response to its long-time rival Acer’s flagship monitors announced last week.

The monster of a monitor comes with a quantum dot LCD, and a massive 35-inch curved UWQHD (3440x1440). The previously announced model, called the PG27VQ had a 27-inch display with an aspect ratio of 16:9 but the PG35VQ will have an ultra wide aspect ratio of 21:9.

Although the specs of the Swift PG35VQ pretty much match Acer’s flagship monitors, what really differentiates the PG35VQ is the addition of a 200 Hz refresh rate. Acer is only advertising their current monitors at 100 Hz, overclockable to 120 Hz. The refresh rate tops the already impressive 166 Hz found in Swift’s previous model. The design of the monitor features underglow lighting (which you can customise yourself), and an almost bezel-free façade giving the monitor an appropriately futuristic look. Of course, older, 240 Hz offerings from both companies are already available.

While resolution and image quality are important, refresh rate and response time are the most important specs for any gaming monitor. This boosted refresh rate coupled with Nvidia’s G-Sync support, quantum dot technology, and HDR will likely make for some of the silkiest and sexiest gaming experiences available.

There isn’t currently any given price tag for Swift PG35VQ but it is rumoured to be launched around $899. The date of release isn’t clear as well, however, according to NVIDIA, the monitor will officially arrive in Q4 of 2017.

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Published Date: May 31, 2017 01:14 pm | Updated Date: May 31, 2017 01:14 pm