ASUS Rog Swift PG42UQ Monitor: Release Date, Specs, Price, And More

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The ASUS PG42UQ is set for release soon, and if you're anything like us you'll be itching to know the exact date.

And we wouldn't blame you! The upcoming gaming monitor poses some stiff competition to some of the best HDMI 2.1 displays available right now, making the wait even harder.

We've got everything you need to know about the monitor right here, plus what we think are the must-know features that make it stand out from the crowd.

Let's get into it, here's what ASUS has in store for us.

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When is the ASUS Rog Swift PG42UQ Release Date?

We're expecting the Asus Rog Swift PG42UQ to head our way this year, but a concrete release date has yet to be announced.

The good news is that we know what to expect when it comes to the specs, and by the looks of it, it won't disappoint.

ASUS Rog Swift PG42UQ Specs

One of the key features here is the OLED panel, which provides near-infinite contrast and vivid colour.

Note that this is an OLED monitor and not a QD-OLED (quantum dot OLED) which features in monitors like the Alienware 3423DW and Samsung's Odyssey G8QNB.

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We'll have to see it for ourselves, but it's largely agreed that QD-OLED offers higher peak brightness than traditional OLED.

The differences are quite complex as you'd imagine, but put simply, QD-OLED emits blue light through quantum dots and can convert it into red and green without the need for a colour filter.

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DOUBLE TROUBLE: The two OLED monitors mean business.

That's a good thing, as blue light is the 'strongest' light energy, which means it can be brighter on the whole.

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That being said, improvements to OLED started happening a while ago via LG and their Evo OLED displays, and we're now going to get pixels that are brighter than ever before with the recently released LG C2 range.

The ASUS panel itself is said to boast 98% DCI-P3 coverage, 4K resolution, and true 10-bit colour, so we're expecting big things when it comes to both gaming and streaming.

Interestingly, if you're not keen on glossy gaming monitors, it even features an anti-glare coating for distraction-free gaming even in well-lit rooms.

On the gaming front, you're getting everything you'd expect from true HDMI 2.1. That means 4K, 120hz refresh rate, VRR, and ALLM.

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Response time is a super low 0.1ms, which is impressive considering how large the screen is. While such a size may not be optimum for competitive gaming, it's good to know that more immersive titles will still benefit from this.

But what about the dreaded 'burn in'? Well, it looks like the ASUS Rog Swift PG42UQ has a custom cooling solution to keep operating temperatures to around 60° via a large custom heatsink.

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This allows for a peak brightness of 900 nits while reducing the impact on long-term performance. To put that brightness in perspective, that's around the same level that the new LG G2 OLED-Evo TVs are expected to be.

Sound like a win in our books, but will they go the way of Alienware and offer a three-year warranty too? Here's hoping.

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ASUS Rog Swift PG42UQ Price

We're still waiting on an official price, but if we had to predict we'd say this will be coming in at anywhere between $1000 - $1400.

That's based on what's available right now in the OLED gaming monitor space, plus the sheer size of it too.

From what we know, it looks like it could be well worth it, but with the other OLED monitors heading our way, there will be stiff competition.

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Watch this space and we'll be back with you as soon as we hear more.

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