ASUS has introduced the ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD at Computex to expand its monitor lineup. And we are running out of qualifiers because it is impressive in size, design and features .
I can’t be objective because I love ultra wide. Some time ago I opted for this format to renew the multi-monitor system that I was using and it was a complete success. I work (and play) with one of the same size as the ASUS in question and the truth is that I do not change it. I wish there were more natively supported games and that’s the only thing I’m missing. For the rest, and as long as you have space on the desk, multiple advantages . Of course, this extreme format is not liked by everyone. Try to see them in action or better try them before buying.
ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD, spectacular
The ROG OLED series is the elite of ASUS’s catalog of computer monitors, but the model presented goes a step further starting with its 49-inch size. Of course, its panel is curved with a radius of 1800R to facilitate vision at the ends and help immersion in such a gigantic diagonal.
The panel used is a QD-OLED , one of the best on the market in image quality and its 32:9 aspect ratio is added for a native resolution of 5120 x 1440 pixels . It offers true 10-bit colors and covers 99% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
It’s certified to the VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 standard, supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro sync technology, and offers a 144Hz refresh rate, which isn’t bad for OLED technology and its resolution. Its response time is surprisingly low, 0.03 ms, ideal for minimizing blur. The monitor has a special cooling system (passive without fans) to prevent the OLED panel from reaching high temperatures and thus increase its useful life.
It is used for games, but also for any other computer use. And it is that it includes a Smart KVM that allows you to control two PCs with a keyboard and a mouse. It includes DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 input ports, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A ports for connecting peripherals and storage devices, and a USB Type-C port with 90W Power Delivery for mobile device charging.
The monitor includes an easily accessible joystick to change its settings, but all parameters can also be customized using the ASUS DisplayWidget Center control application. In addition, it includes other features such as Game Visual that adds a crosshair or FPS counter, and fast switching between game genres with predetermined profiles.
ASUS has not mentioned a price and we fear that it will not be cheap. In return, the ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD will be one of the best monitors that can be bought for those who bet on an ultra-widescreen with an OLED screen .