Asus is one of the many brands looking to make small OLED gaming monitors for 2023. Acer and LG took aim. Well, the model Asus was teasing Asus ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM. As for the screen, what it offers matches the rest. It’s a 27-inch, 1440p, matte-coated OLED running at a fast refresh rate of 240Hz and a response time of 0.03ms. But there is one big difference. It’s a heatsink to keep it cool and extend its life.
I haven’t seen this one in person yet, but the display looks fun to look at.It covers 99% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, so digital artists and other creators will be able to may be used when not Like other OLEDs, this OLED offers a virtually infinite contrast ratio and controls brightness and color on a pixel-by-pixel basis for the best possible image.
Screen tech aside, the design of this monitor may be what sets it apart from other similar models.Like most Asus gaming products, there’s a sleek cluster of RGB LEDs on the back, Its stand looks sturdy, and you either love it or hate it when the ROG logo is projected onto your desk (hopefully you can turn it off). What is fused to the back of this monitor also stands out. Asus says it has a heatsink that, along with vents, pulls heat away from the panel, lowering temperatures by up to 5 degrees compared to similar models.
OLEDs are not known to overheat until they shut down, but using a heatsink may reduce the risk of OLED burn-in over time. This has always been a concern with OLED, but it’s less of a concern now that most monitors and panels already have multiple features for dimming, shifting, or turning off pixels. . According to Asus, the PG27AQDM has a peak brightness of 1,000 nits when displaying an HDR image that occupies 3% of the full screen. That’s the same number that LG’s 27-inch UltraGear OLED shoots without a heatsink, so it’s probably best to expect long-term benefits from a heatsink rather than a short-term upgrade.
Asus claims to have designed display algorithms that focus on providing even brightness, not giving pixels more power than they need for display. In addition to efficiency, we aim to have the same brightness across the board, even with multiple windows open. I’ll have to see how this works during testing. Unfortunately, prices weren’t shared and Asus hasn’t confirmed which ports are included here.