ASUS has announced a new 27-inch gaming monitor that boasts refresh rates up to 144Hz with support for AMD FreeSync technology. The MG278Q uses a TN panel with a WQHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 and supports its highest 144Hz refresh rates over a DisplayPort connection. It is due to become available in the UK later this month and in the USA in September.
The WQHD pixel resolution across a 27-inch diagonal is a specification sweet spot for a growing number of gamers who want a noticeable step up from 1080p gaming without pulverizing the piggy bank. As ASUS says, monitors like this new MG278Q offer about 77 per cent more onscreen desktop area than similarly sized standard Full HD panel.