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ASUS PG279Q ROG SWIFT 27" 2560x1440 Gaming IPS 165Hz Eyecare G-Sync Monitor - $929 @ Umart


27-inch, WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display feature IPS technology for wide 178-degree viewing angles and lifelike gaming visuals
World-first 165Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA®G-SYNC technology for seamless visuals and smooth gameplay
ASUS-exclusive Ultra-Low Blue Light, Flicker-Free, GamePlus, and GameVisual technologies provide a comfortable gaming experience
Ergonomically-designed stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment for comfortable viewing position.

Cheapest price I've seen it excluding demo models.

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    pretty sure 2k = 2048x1080…


      Is it 2.5k?

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        No, there is no 2.5k standard. For instance we don't call 1366x768, 1.36k resolution.

        2560x1440 is an established standard called WQHD.

        This image has most of the established resolutions and what the standards are known as:


          For instance we don't call 1366x768, 1.36k resolution.

          SO what would you call that then since there's no name for it, at least according to that image you shared? Or 1152 x 768, 1440 x 900, 1600 x 900, 1440 x 960, 1280 x 854, 1280 x 960, and 1440 x 1080, for that matter …hmm?

          Huh…..I got told 1920 x 1200 was called Extreme HD, not WUXGA….

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        2K has been a standard before 2560x1440p (WQHD resolution).

        Hornpub is right and so is zak. Zak even sourced his material with wikipedia articles, and people downvoted him. What kind of disgraceful, unhelpful people downvoted correct and sourced information without providing anything of substance to counter it?

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      Yes, 2560 x 1440 is better than 2K so this should be labelled 1440P, which is more 2.5K.

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      Yeah this is QHD/WQHD/1440p, not 2K.

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        Good point.. I copied this from the description on Umart.

        Updated the title.

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      2K is an undefined term invented by marketers.

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        No marketer uses the term 2k.

        2K a defined term. All the Star Wars Prequels were shot in 2K. I've worked on entire productions that were shot on Arri Alexa 2K because the DP for those productions wanted to. It didn't matter that in the end the online edit used a centre crop and he could have shot in 1080 the entire time, because the client gets what they want if they are willing to pay extra for a workflow that makes no sense.

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          Late reply, just saw it.

          2K is defined resolution and I even wrote an example of it - All Staw Wars Prequels were some of the first movies shot in 2K digital (you and anyone else are free to confirm this little bit of trivia).

          Everything is defined already, standards have been in place for a long time and your incorrect conjecture is very unhelpful to those who want correct information.

          Here is a list of all the resolution standards and what they are called.

          As someone who works on film productions, if you don't think computer displays have anything to do with post production, you are incredibly ill-informed. Although I have no idea why you wrote that as I didn't say they did. But yeah, they do and you don't need to be sure why - you just need to not tell people incorrect information when you clearly have no idea about what you are talking about.

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    I just paid $1063 after 20% discount on eBay for the 34" Predator Acer with GSync which is 3440x1440. If I had to choose again, I know which one I would choose :)


      I've played on one of those before and it's too wide for me. I'm personally not a fan of the big black bars some games have to have cause they don't support ultra wide.

      Both great monitors though!


        Ive had an X34 ultrawide for 18months now. I cant think of any games that havent supported it and had black bars.

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      The best choice depends on what you intend to do. For example ultrawides are great for driving games or non-PVP games and others but smaller higher refresh is better for PVP.


        Ultrawides are perfect for PvP. such a wider FOV can cover more area. Ive tested it with my mates, being able to cover 2 doors instead of their 1 for example


      Do you mean you would choose the ROG?


      $1063 might be the cheapest it's been. Would you be so kind as to paste a link, good sir?


    bought one of these Q3 last year from computer alliance ebay deal.

    I had two issues with it:
    1) It had one bright pixel stuck on red in the middle of the screen, but it was below the threshold to be considered defective and i considered it to be more of an annoyance. Couldnt flush it out either

    2) The second issue is that the panel had excessive amounts of backlight bleed around the corners. Asus authorized an RMA with CA but it was going to cost me a butt load to send it back to them (im in melb), so i just kept it. dont relly notice it anymore on normal useage and only ever do when watching movies etc.

    Other than that good monitor but in retrospect shouldve waited a bit and gone the 34" wide screen

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    Website is showing $960?

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    Own this monitor.
    High res, refresh and the screen itself looks lovely after some tweaking.
    You are entering a somewhat "panel lottery" when buying this due to QC issues. Backlight bleed can be a real issue with these.
    If you get a good one you're set. If you dont and it triggers you… you may have issues swapping it for another unit.

    Just something to keep in mind.


    Just grabbed one on eBay for $750 plus 5% off code and 2% cashback. Total around $700 for brand new sealed unit. It's a private sale thought

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