Asus has introduced an exciting OLED gaming monitor that should be perfect for the PC, the Xbox Series X, and the PlayStation 5. Asus ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ has a 42-inch 120 Hz fast 4K OLED panel that covers 98% of the DCI-P3 color space.
After the LG UltraGear 48GQ900 OLED monitor (approx. $1,500 on Amazon) has already proven to be extremely popular with gaming enthusiasts due to its fast response times and perfect black levels, Asus also offers a corresponding display, in the form of a dedicated gaming device – 4K OLED monitor.
Asus ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, achieves a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, and covers 98% of the DCI-P3 color space. The contrast ratio is rated at 1,000,000:1, the response time at 0.1 ms (gray to gray), and the color depth at 10 bits (without FRC).
Furthermore, a Delta E value of less than 2 and a micro-texture coating for the OLED panel are promised. The latter is intended to reduce annoying glare/reflections. An internal cooling system is supposed to keep the operating temperature of the monitors below 50 degrees Celsius, which means that a peak brightness of 900 cd/m² can be achieved.
To be able to use the full 120 Hz at 4K resolution, the OLED gaming monitor offers a total of four HDMI ports, two of which are fully equipped with HDMI 2.1 with a bandwidth of 48 Gbit/s. A DisplayPort and an integrated USB hub are also available.
Price and availability
Asus ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ 4K OLED monitor is now listed on the Amazon.co.uk website at £1,399.
Updated on August 26, 2022: Asus ROG Swift PG42UQ 4K OLED monitor is now listed on the Newegg.com store at $1,399.99.
Updated on October 31, 2022: Asus ROG Swift PG42UQ 4K OLED monitor is now also listed on the Amazon.com store at $1,399.99.
Asus ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ specifications
- Display: 42-inch OLED panel, Non-Glare
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Color Space (DCI-P3): 98%
- Color Space (sRGB): 133%
- Resolution: 3840 x 2160 (4K)
- Display Viewing Area (HxV): 1052.16 x 591.84 mm
- Pixel Pitch: 0.27405mm
- Brightness (Typ.): 450cd/㎡
- Contrast Ratio (Typ.): 135,000:1
- Contrast Ratio (HDR, Max): 1,500,000:1
- Viewing Angle (CR≧10): 178°/ 178°
- Response Time: 0.1ms (GTG)
- Display Colors: 1073.7M (10 bit)
- Color Accuracy: △E< 2
- Refresh Rate (max): 138Hz
- Features: Flicker free, HDR10, Trace Free Technology, GamePlus, Low Blue Light, HDCP 2.3, Game Visual, G-SYNC Compatible, HDR Mode, Kensington Lock
- Ports: DisplayPort 1.4 DSC x 1, HDMI (v2.0) x 2, HDMI (v2.1) x 2, Earphone jack, USB Hub 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
- Audio: 10W x 2 speakers
- Stand: Tripod Socket, Tilt (+5° ~ -4°)
- VESA Mounting: 300 x 300 mm