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ASUS ROG Swift 41.5” 4K OLED Gaming Monitor (PG42UQ)

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  • World’s first 41.5” OLED gaming monitor with anti-glare micro-texture coating to reduce reflection and enable accurate colors and better viewing experience
  • Premium cooling large custom heatsink for long-term performance
  • Gamer-friendly optional uniform brightness function to keep even brightness level while having the option to prevent OLED burn-in
  • High contrast ratio in 1,000,000:1 and fast response time in 0.1ms
  • Supports VRR technology and ALLM (auto low latency mode) for console gamers
  • True 10-bit, 98% DCI-P3 color coverage with 1073.7M colors, factory pre-calibrated with color accuracy ∆E < 2
  • Rich Connectivity with HDMI 2.1 x2 (full 48 Gbps bandwidth), HDMI 2.0 x2, DisplayPort 1.4 and USB 3.2 hub
  • What’s in the box: HDMI Ultra High Speed Cable, DisplayPort cable, USB 3.2 cable, Power cord, Remote Controller, ROG pouch, Color pre-calibration report, Quick start guide, Warranty Card

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Product Information

General
Brand

Asus

Color

Black

Model Name

‎PG42UQ

Specification
Screen Size

41.5 Inches

Maximum Resolution

‎3840 x 2160 Pixels

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Brightness

450 cd/m²

Contrast Ratio

135,000:1

Response Time

0.1ms

Display Type

OLED

Refresh Rate

138 Hz

Features

Anti-glare, Blue Light Filter, Built-In Speakers, Flicker-Free, G-SYNC Compatible, Gaming Monitor

Product Dimensions

‎36.69 x 10.04 x 24.06 inches

Weight

29.9 pounds

Product Review

8.9Expert Score
ASUS ROG Swift 41.5” 4K OLED Gaming Monitor (PG42UQ) : Expert Review
The PG42UQ gaming monitor features true 10-bit color depth and a cinema-grade 98% DCI-P3 gamut to deliver unparalleled realism.
Gaming
9
Media Consumption
9
Media Creation
8.3
HDR
9.1
PROS
  • Outstanding motion handling.
  • FreeSync VRR and G-SYNC compatibility.
  • HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for console gaming.
  • Perfect black levels.
CONS
  • Input lag increases with 60 fps signals.
  • No BFI feature to reduce persistence blur.

Product Description

Description

ASUS ROG Swift 41.5” 4K OLED Gaming Monitor (PG42UQ)- UHD (3840 x 2160), 138Hz, 0.1ms, HDMI 2.1, True 10 bit, DCI-P3 98%, G-SYNC Compatible, DisplayPort, USB, Console Ready, Remote Control, Anti-Glare

  • World’s first 41.5” OLED gaming monitor with anti-glare micro-texture coating to reduce reflection and enable accurate colors and better viewing experience
  • Premium cooling large custom heatsink for long-term performance
  • Gamer-friendly, optional uniform brightness function to keep even brightness level while having the option to prevent OLED burn-in
  • High contrast ratio in 1,000,000:1 and fast response time in 0.1ms
  • Supports VRR technology and ALLM (auto low latency mode) for console gamers
  • True 10-bit, 98% DCI-P3 color coverage with 1073.7M colors, factory pre-calibrated with color accuracy ∆E < 2
  • Rich Connectivity with HDMI 2.1 x2 (full 48 Gbps bandwidth), HDMI 2.0 x2, DisplayPort 1.4 and USB 3.2 hub

Republic of Gamers (ROG), part of the ASUS family, is dedicated to creating innovative hardcore gaming hardware for gamers. ROG is committed to providing the absolute best performance and quality from its complete line of products. ROG is for those keen on the finest gaming hardware and software as it enables the ultimate computing experience for gamers and enthusiasts worldwide. It incorporates a stylish gamer-focused design, merging the excitement of gaming with a unique premium style.

Detailed Visuals and Clearly-defined Text

ROG Swift OLED gaming monitors feature the latest generation OLED panels designed for greater efficiency and brightness. The sub-pixel layout provides extremely detailed visuals and clearly-defined text to upgrade the viewing experience.

Ultra-realistic Colors, and Deepest Blacks and High Perceptual Brightness

The PG42UQ gaming monitor features true 10-bit color depth and a cinema-grade 98% DCI-P3 gamut to deliver unparalleled realism. Each monitor is pre-calibrated to Delta E < 2 to ensure the very best color reproduction on its brilliant OLED panel. The OLED technology in the PG42UQ produces the deepest blacks and provides vivid colors at any brightness level. In-game details are extremely crisp and can be picked out in even the darkest scenes.

Blazingly Fast Response Time for Smooth Visuals

With an ultra-rapid 0.1 ms response time, the PG42UQ smoothly displays fast-paced action scenes and ensures low-latency gameplay. Viewers also enjoy subtle benefits such as blur-free text scrolling.

Intelligent Cooling Design for 8% Lower Temperatures

The custom heatsink found in the PG42UQ offers more surface area for heat exchange to provide a more efficient cooling performance, even in long gaming stints. The lower temperature enables better OLED performance and prevents image burn-in. This robust fanless system operates silently to minimize distractions.

Less Glare, Fewer Distractions

A special matte Micro-texture coating on the surface of the display significantly reduces glare. This allows the PG42UQ to display more accurate colors free of distracting screen glare.

Next-gen Console and PC Gaming on a Bigger Scale

Get immersed in the latest gaming titles on PC and console at a supersmooth 138 Hz (overclocked) on a massive 47.5-inch 4K display. The PG42UQ takes advantage of Display Stream Compression (DSC) technology and HDMI 2.1 with full 48 Gbps bandwidth for mind-blowing visuals.

Certified NVIDIA G−SYNC Compatible

The PG42UQ delivers a seamless, tear-free gaming experience by enabling variable refresh rate technology as a default on NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards.

Rich Connectivity

The ROG-exclusive uniform brightness function setting within the OSD menu can be enabled to keep brightness levels consistent for better viewing, even when changing the size of bright white windows. It also makes marathon gaming sessions much more comfortable on the eyes.

Uniform Brightness

The ROG-exclusive uniform brightness function setting within the OSD menu can be enabled to keep brightness levels consistent for better viewing, even when changing the size of bright white windows. It also makes marathon gaming sessions much more comfortable on the eyes.
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3 reviews for ASUS ROG Swift 41.5” 4K OLED Gaming Monitor (PG42UQ)

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  1. David W Williams

    Best Monitor I Have Ever Gamed With – But Not Without Flaws. So this monitor is amazing, and is definitely a big upgrade from my prior Asus 34″ ultra wide screen.The color quality is amazing and gaming is phenomenal at 4k 138hz. That being said, there are a few drawbacks. First, the bios has some pretty big bugs. The monitor will not come out of sleep mode when you are running 4k @ 138hz, which is incredibly annoying. It’s advertised as running at 138hz, so that’s an issue that should have been addressed before release. Second, the brightness is not that high when you’re running large windows with a lot of white. Third, the way Amazon shipped this product is completely unacceptable. The box is very thin, and it’s not double boxed. The box had really large, deep puncture holes. It was honestly a mini-miracle the monitor was not broken when I received it. There are also larges areas that are not protected at all by the internal Styrofoam, so it doesn’t take much to puncture the box into the glass. Overall pretty surprised they would ship a product that costs $1,499+ with such shoddy packaging.*UPDATE 12/16*So they released a firmware update that fixed the issue with the monitor not waking up from sleep. So I’m bumping my review to a 5/5.

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  2. sbradford

    Wow. This thing is amazing. First, for all of the people who have mentioned the latest bios having issues. Yes, it does. Their website clearly states that you might run into these issues depending on what video card you are using. A new bios will be released later this month that will not have these problems.This monitor is incredible. Deep rich blacks and vibrant colors. Unlike the LG C2, it was designed for gaming and isn’t a TV that can substitute for gaming. It uses the same panel as the C2. Also, I prefer the antiglare coating on this to the C2. It is much better for computers. Having HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 is great. Use DisplayPort 1.4 if you have the option and get a cable that you know will work with 1.4. The onscreen menu is simple and easy to use.The speakers are OK, but not as good as the ones I have, so I don’t use them.You need to understand that this thing is *BIG*. You will need a desk that allows you to sit a decent distance away from it. I probably sit about 30 – 32″ away from mine and it’s still a little close, but I love how it maintains the 16:9 ratio and yet takes up my entire field of view. Gaming on this monitor is a whole new experience. I have never had such an immersive experience gaming as I have with this monitor. Working with spreadsheets is a joy and browsing the web makes you feel like you have tons of extra space. I can easily open multiple pages on my monitor and read them all. It’s fantastic and a heck of a time-saver!Don’t get me wrong. This is an expensive monitor, but you will fall in love with it if you have the space and a computer that has a powerful enough videocard to run this beast.

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  3. David W Williams

    Great Monitor, till it was not. Just an update to my original review below. After Asus’s service department reviewed my claim, they agreed to cover the cost of the repair. So after another week a member of their support team called me to let me know they were shipping it back to me and gave me the tracking info. They also wanted to close out the case but I told them I wanted to wait to make sure there was no issues with my monitor. Upon arriving I took pictures of the whole box and made sure to take pictures as I was unpacking for records sake if thing turned out bad. Good thing I did because it came back again damaged on the other side of the monitor.Once again, I contacted their support to let them know about this and was told to ship it back to them and they would pay to have it shipped overnight. I packed it back up and shipped it out. After about a week I heard back from their service department. First to tell me that the damaged is not covered and that if I wished to have it fixed I would have to pay, then a follow up email, telling me to ignore the other and that they were going to replace the monitor.After that last contact It has been a little over a week before they reached out again to offer me a replacement of a different older model that is nearly $600 less than what I paid for and has none of the features other than being about the same size. Suffice to say, I said no. Waiting to see now what they plan to do.*****************************************************************I dont normally write word reviews for products but this current situation has made me so upset that I feel the need to share so others may be aware going in.I bought this back in January and we really happy with it. Picture was great and performance was as expected. Honestly was very happy. Had to take precautions because was worried about OLED burn in, but other than that, was not worried.A few months down the line, decided to pull the trigger and put together a new PC that was top of the line. While doing benchmarks, noticed the black spots on the screen along the side. At first, thought it was a stuck pixel but after contacting their chat support, was told it would need to be sent in to be fixed.Was given an RMA and off it went. Took a bit but they finally sent it back after about 2 Weeks. Did not get any notice about what was fixed, in fact only reason I knew it was coming back was Fedex sends me notices for anything shipping to me. After getting it back, took out and set it up. Upon plugging it in, now the screen is complete busted. After looking at the monitor, it was damaged in several places and warped along the side.Contacted their support again and advised that now instead of a monitor with black spots, its now completely busted. The had me check the box it was sent back in but there was no sign of any damage as far as I could see. The only difference is it seemed to have less packing material than when it went out.Was told to send it in again, and I did so, with a new box and more padding. I got the notice back from their repair center that the damage is not covered and that if I wish to have it fixed, I would have to pay $1219.42. This is almost the cost of what I paid for the monitor.Suffice to say I am very upset and have contact their support again, and was told to dispute the charges and they would review the claim.I have had this for barely 6 months, 1 month of that has been me shipping this back and forth. I am hoping that they do right by me but at this point I do not have much faith.

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