Asus ROG Swift PG27UQX with 4K, 144Hz Refresh and 576-zone Mini LED Backlight

At this year’s Computex event in Taiwan NVIDIA and Asus announced the forthcoming ROG Swift PG27UQX display, the successor to the very high end PG27UQ we reviewed last year. That was one of the first displays with a 4K resolution and 144Hz refresh rate combined and was available in 27″ size. It also featured NVIDIA G-sync and a 384-zone FALD backlight for VESA DisplayHDR 1000 support. The new PG27UQX model will update that screen and will make use of a 576-zone Mini LED backlight unit instead. More zones make it possible to illuminate smaller objects without bright light bleeding all over dark scenes. Since that’s one of the main critiques leveled against today’s best displays capable of full-array local dimming, the PG27UQX represents a big step forward in bettering the LED LCD category as a whole.

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