Why I love the Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX miniLED 4K panel

Why I love the Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX miniLED 4K panel

If you’re the kind of person who puts doing work ahead of playing games, you’ll understand why I think the Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX might be the perfect monitor.

Announced April 29 and due to ship by the end of May, the ROG Swift PG32UQX is a feature-packed panel possessing just about every acronym you can find, including: miniLED, DisplayHDR 1400, IPS, 10-bit, G-Sync Ultimate, 144Hz, and 4K.

That’s probably just alphabet soup to regular people, so let me translate it for someone who works more than they game—but is tired of staring at compromise every day in the form of some random 1080p LCD.

The top feature of the ROG Swift PG32UQX is its use of miniLEDs. These smaller, highly efficient light sources are still rare in PCs—we just saw the MSI Creator 17, the first laptop with a miniLED display. Each of those miniLEDs means the ROG Swift carries a DisplayHDR 1400 logo and can hit a peak 1,400 nits in its 1,152 zones. 

That brightness in game has to be felt to be appreciated. I actually got to see the pre-production version as far back as CES 2020. Let me just say that when there’s an explosion or a burning pile of wood in a video game, you don’t see it—you feel it, in person.

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The ROG Swift features miniLED, G-Sync Ultimate and “true” 10-bit support.

If I had this display, most of the time I’d just be using it to edit photos or run desktop apps, with the brightness set to about 500 nits. But when I’m ready to game, the brightness is there.

The panel technology itself is in-plane switching (IPS), known for its wide viewing angles and good color reproduction. Asus says the ROG Swift PG32UQX supports 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut and is factory-calibrated. It’s also a “true” 10-bit panel and uses quantum-dot technology. All this matters to people who want color accuracy and aren’t willing to make the sacrifice for a “gaming” panel that’s great for gaming, but not so great for working.

The ROG Swift PG32UQX is also 4K panel that isn’t overkill. A 4K 24-inch display is ludicrous, and maybe it’s my eyes, but a 27-inch 4K panel is problematic too. With a 32-inch diagonal width, you get the perfect balance of high pixel density and enough screen so you can actually see those pixels. You’re getting enough magnification that even old, tired eyes won’t complain. Better yet, the screen features an anti-reflective coating to minimize glare and eye-strain while working.

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