ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Vs LG 27GL850

Gaming screens are considered an essential component of gaming. The gamers are always in search of perfection which can enhance the overall impact of a game and make it more realistic. For many of the gamers, without a perfect screen that could provide them with the best visual features, gaming seems impossible.

Therefore, the market understands their needs and keeps on bringing monitors which could not only become fruitful for a long run but also deliver the best quality features. This is why many of the tech companies keep on bringing innovation to their earlier formed monitor models and bring the new models with improved plus additional features.

Asus is a highly recognized brand known for its quality and visual features, one of the hottest models it had brought within the tech industry was ASUS ROG swift PG279Q gaining immense popularity because of its fascinating features. Asus is not the only pro in terms of delivering quality but it clashes with its rival LG 27GL850 because of the fascinating design and upgraded features present within it.

Here is a list of all the interesting features found in between two, so that you can find out the new champion all by yourself.

Ultra-low blue light filter.
Advanced G-Sync feature.
5-way OSD joystick.
Turbo key.
USB and display port.
HDMI connectivity.
Improved panel.
Dynamic live action technology.
Sphere lighting.
Nano IPS.
Not impressive tones.
No Turbo Key.
Low refresh rate.


The major difference in between both these monitors is the difference in between the panel of both. Within both of the devices, you find different quality, different size and different color aspect level. The difference are quite apparent on first look. The panel of 27GL850 is specifically designed by LG whereas AU optronics is the name behind PG279Q . This difference furthers the difference of color aspect level where 27GL850 depicts it as 30 bits as compared to the 24 bits of its rival. Thus you can find a screen with more bright levels of customization and clarity.

Both come with the USB and display port. Here again LG 27GL850 wins the race by having the HDMI version 2.0 when compared to its rival which has version 1.4. Besides, the HDCP over here is also latest with version 2.0 compared to PG 279 Q having the old version.


If we say that 27GL850 is the champion here too, this won’t be any wrong because it comes with a 6-axis control allowing all the possible movements in all the possible directions of gaming characters. Dynamic Action Sync exists over here in competition of Nvidia G-Sync technology.

The most favorite feature of all the gamers is Nano IPS allowing processing within a blink of an eye which exists in 27GL850. It also has Sphere lighting technology that enhances the contrast level of the visuals making them so close to reality. Dynamic Action Sync is an additional feature of this monitor. However, the 5-way OSD joystick and an additional Turbo key still make PG279Q a talk of the tech town.


Screen Size27″ (inches)27″ (inches)
Maximum Refresh Rate165 Hz144 Hz
Weight15 lbs13 lbs
Built-in SpeakersNoNo
Resolution2560 x 14402560 x 1440
Height Adjustment12 cm11 cm
Aspect Ratio16:916:9
Ports1 x HDMI 1.4
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out
2 x USB 3.0 (downstream)
1 x USB 3.0 (upstream)
2 x HDMI 2.0
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out
2 x USB 3.0 (downstream)
1 x USB 3.0 (upstream)


There is a sharp difference in between prices of both of the monitors. Because of the quality of visuals because of the optronics technology, PG279Q ’s price soars high up in the sky initiating from some $800 which is quite expensive when compared to LG 27GL850 which is particularly significant for its suitable price and amazing features. It starts at a price of $400 which is very affordable.


If you are in search of features that can help you support your gaming adventures, you better go for PG279Q because of its advanced G-Sync technology which is attention grabbing in particular and the ultra-low Blue light filter makes it eco-friendly. These features demand compensate for its high price. But, for those having a low budget, LG 27GL850 is a fine option.