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Pro Adjustable base
Getting the perfect viewing angles isn’t that complicated with the Asus PG348Q as it supports all the necessary ergonomic adjustments.
Pro Ergonomics, size, usability
Ergonomics: It can be lifted up and down, turned right and left, and tilted up and down. So basically the screen can be adjusted to any dimension to suit your view angle.
Size: It has an optimum size (34") that looks great in games, movies and provides a lot of space to use your Windows applications side by side without ALT-tabbing between them. Any size smaller than this is a small screen (such as PG279Q) and any screen larger than this is too large for your eyes at a desktop PC-user distance.
Quality: Asus quality is behind this monitor. So no bug, no technical problems.
Pro Curved display
The monitor’s 3800R curve offers you an extra level of immersion as you can feel the panel surrounding you.
Pro Suitable for content creation
This Asus PG348Q is an excellent tool for content creators who like to capture, edit, and upload their gaming footage to YouTube or some other popular media services as the monitor offers a great amount of on-screen real estate, combined with the full sRGB coverage.
Pro Has speakers
The monitor’s pair of 6 W integrated speakers sound surprisingly good and will come in handy outside of gaming.
Pro Has a USB hub
You can use the monitor’s integrated USB 3.0 hub for charging and interconnecting peripheral USB devices. The hub consists of a single upstream and four downstream USB 3.0 ports.
Pro Excellent viewing angles
The PG348Q looks good even from sides as the monitor offers some of the best viewing angles on the market. You’ll notice some color and shadow shifting only when the viewing angle exceeds 50 degrees, which is an outstanding result, as even the best IPS panels usually start to degrade at the 40 degrees angles.
Pro Adequate motion handling
The Asus PG348Q recreates relatively good-looking motion, with only some minor trails of motion blur following fast-moving objects on the screen. While fighting motion blur, the panel’s main weapon is the overdrive feature which allows each pixel of the Asus PG348Q to change its color within only five milliseconds. Unfortunately, some tiny trails of motion blur manage to get through.
Alternatively, you can use Asus’s ultra-low-motion-blur feature to eliminate the unwanted effect of motion blur, but that would cost you G-Sync, which can’t be used together with the ULMB.
Even while playing fast-paced FPS games, the Asus PG348Q feels highly responsive because of its low input lag of only 5,3 ms. Even though there are some faster panels available on the market, it is highly unlikely that you will be able to feel the 5,3 ms delay.
Monitor’s input lag is a time delay needed to process a frame generated by a computer.
Pro Supports G-Sync
G-Sync reduces stutter and eliminates screen-tearing as it allows the Asus PG348Q to synchronize its refresh rate to the framerate of a Nvidia GPU.
The monitor supports G-Sync in the 30-100 Hz range.
Pro Gamer-centric features
The Asus PG348Q comes with a rich selection of gamer-specific features, which include an FPS counter, timer, and multiple crosshair options. You can find those in the monitor’s GamePlus menu. All the elements are customizable.
Pro Excellent picture quality
The monitor’s native contrast ratio, peak brightness, gamma, and color uniformity are on par with what the best gaming monitors on the market offer.
The Asus PG348Q displays fascinating images, with crisp and vivid colors, accurate intermediate tones, and deep blacks. Colors pop and look vibrant thanks to the monitor’s peak brightness of 309 nits. Mid-tones look life-like since the monitor’s average gamma deviation is only 1.3% off from the perfect value. Blacks look rich and consistent because, while the panel’s native contrast ratio of 1081:1 manages to push blacks to relatively intense levels, the monitor’s overall uniformity dE of 0.78 ensures that the dark tones don’t blend with bright spots nearby. Such high color uniformity is a rare feature even for high-end monitors.
Moreover, the PG348Q’s color inaccuracies are virtually invisible to the human eye, because of it’s small color gamut error dE of 1.71.
Pro Excellent for gaming
The Asus ROG Swift PG348Q offers a combination of picture quality, responsiveness, and motion handling capabilities only the best gaming monitors can match. It is also equipped with a bunch of top-notch gaming features, like G-Sync, crosshair, and FPS counter.
A bit expensive.
Con Poorly situated USB ports
Once the monitor’s back lid is closed, you can’t access its integrated USB hub.
Con Needs calibration
To achieve the best monitor’s picture quality and color accuracy you need to calibrate some of its settings. Fortunately, all the critical calibration parameters are available online.
Con Requires a beefy computer
Only the best hardware can unleash the monitor’s full potential while running the latest AAA games on maximum graphics settings. In fact, the Asus itself suggests using ‘GTX 980 Ti or above’ for smooth gameplay.