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ASUS PG259QN Review Rundown

ASUSPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 64%
Pros**
  • Stand with tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments
  • Fast 1 ms response time
  • High 1000:1 contrast ratio
Cons**
  • 8-bit display panel

Summary

Asus ROG Swift PG259QNR is an excellent gaming monitor with exceptional motion handling. It's the world's first 360Hz gaming monitor. The monitor's sleek design, gamer-friendly ergonomics, record-setting input-lag results, and exceptional color accuracy place it above most gaming monitors.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Asus' ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QNR is an extremely fast gaming monitor that puts the entire view in a relatively small panel. With 360Hz and 1ms response times, its built to ensure you see and shoot the enemy before he sees you, which can help give you the edge in competitive online gaming. But priced at $699 for the variant without the C-clamp and Reflex Analyzer, the PG 259QNR isn't affordable.
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Pros[**]
  • 360Hz and 1ms response times
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Competitively priced
Cons[**]
  • No G-Sync support

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Asus ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN is the fastest gaming monitor you can buy today. 360Hz panels will become the standard for esports tournaments globally. At $699 the monitor is around $300 more expensive than most 240Hz displays in the 24.5-inch size category.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Faster refresh rate than any 240Hz monitor we've tested
  • Faster than most 240Hz monitors
  • Strong DCI-P3 performance
Cons[**]
  • No HDMI port

rtings[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
ASUS ROG Swift PG259QN is excellent for gaming due to its exceptional motion handling, low input lag, and VRR support. It can't deliver a good HDR experience, as it lacks local dimming, a wide color gamut, and doesn't get bright enough to make highlights stand out. The screen might be too small for some, especially for multitasking, and the pixel density is a bit low, so text doesn't look as sharp.
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Pros[**]
  • Out-of-the-box accuracy
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Incredibly low input lag
  • Good ergonomics
  • Excellent response time
Cons[**]
  • Low contrast ratio
  • Doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop in HDR content
  • No local dimming

techadvisor[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The Asus ROG Swift PG259QNR is the fastest gaming monitor in the world right now. It has a spectacular 360Hz refresh rate and a superb response time. The underlying IPS panel is solid, with a peak brightness of 413 nits. Viewing angles and uniformity are both excellent and the average Delta E of 0.64 is top-notch. It's only those high-end players who will get the most from this display.
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Pros[**]
  • Superb image quality
  • G-Sync support
  • Great gaming performance
Cons[**]
  • No native dimming
  • No HDR10 support

tomshardware[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The PG259QN includes a dynamically dimmable backlight for both SDR and HDR modes. In SDR mode, it increases contrast to around 3,000:1, which makes a visible difference. HDR locks out most image controls, but you can still adjust contrast and color temp.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright, sharp picture
  • Variable backlight
  • Good contrast
Cons[**]
  • No HDR mode
  • No DCI-P3 support

trustedreviews[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Asus PG259QNR has a 24.5in diagonal and 1080p resolution. It uses an IPS display with 10-bit colour, and the panel has a matte coating. Build quality is tremendous, with barely any wobbling in the stand and no significant movement in the plastic around the rear. It rendered 99.3% of the sRGB colour gamut, so it will produce every colour required for mainstream and competitive gaming.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Impressive build quality
  • Good contrast ratio
  • Good colour accuracy
Cons[**]
  • No speakers
  • No HDR support

References

1. ^ Asus ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QNR review: Only skill can save you now. digitaltrends. 2020-11-04 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Asus ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN Review. pcmag. 2020-08-28 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN Monitor Review. rtings. 2020-11-20 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Asus ROG Swift PG259QNR review. techadvisor. 2021-03-15 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Asus ROG Swift PG259QN 360Hz Monitor Review: Elite Speed. tomshardware. 2020-10-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Asus ROG Swift PG259QNR Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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