Short review of the 1440p 144hz PG278Q screen
What I like:
It’s 2560x1440 and 144hz. That alone is a huge selling point. Games are so much more fluid and the motion is lifelike. At that refresh rate, everything feels really good.
This is a TN panel but it has pretty good viewing angles, all things considered.
What I don’t like:
The price is pretty high (799€).
The color temperature is warm and slightly greenish by default. To match up my other monitors, I had to set the color balance to R-79 G-80 B-100.
Despite this, there are two problems with color reproduction, both of which are in the dark greys. They are 1) brighter than they should be and 2) lack reproduction range. Something that should be grey-brown-reddish will appear more desaturated than it should be.
Besides that, color reproduction is good.
G-Sync seems to smooth games pretty nicely, but whenever there’s a framerate spike (higher or lower), the light level of the monitor will spike slightly as well. It’s an effect that really bugged me when I started using G-Sync, to the point that I ended up disabling it. But I re-enabled it two days ago and it doesn’t bug me nearly as much.
The bottom of the screen emanates a LOT of heat. It’s basically a radiator all on its own. This is both good and bad becausemy room can heat up to almost 30 degrees celsius with my PC, my desk lamp, and my 3 screens powered on. It’s kind of crazy. I’m sure I’ll like this in winter though.
7/10, would recommend if it goes down in price (599? 499?).