ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX gaming monitor review

ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX is the world’s first Mini-LED gaming monitor. This explains why it is also one of the most expensive, at a heartbreaking $3,700. For context, this is $1,000 more than an excellent 65-inch LG C1 OLED TV, which may be the best competitor of this display. But a lot of things have happened here, which can form a very effective software package that can attract professional consumers/game players.

For starters, Mini-LED uses thousands of micro LEDs to provide full array local dimming (FALD), which is different from traditional LED displays that use rough edge lighting. This means that by opening and closing the LED area, the panel can more accurately control the brightness of the picture. For example, PG32UQX has 1152 independent LED areas, which can transform from an almost perfect black to a dazzling 1,400 nits.

ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX specifications

Panel size: 32 inches
Panel technology: IPS mini LED
Original resolution: 3840 x 2160
aspect ratio: 16:9
Refresh rate: 144 Hz
Response time: 4 ms
High dynamic range: VESA DisplayHDR 1400
colour: 10 bits (98% DCI-P3)
brightness: 500 nits
Video input: DisplayPort 1.4, 3x HDMI 2.0
Suggested retail price: USD 3,799 | 3,299 GBP