Asus PG348Q Review - The competition to HP Omen X 35. How good is the Asus compared to the HP and which disadvantages and advantages we will find within the PG348Q?
Updates and new information around the Asus PG348Q can be found at the bottom of the article or in the table of contents (if available). Also available within the forum (click here).
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Contrast, Brightness, and Black Point:
Presets and Measurements:
Measurements with optimal settings (without calibration):
Measurements after calibration:
1. Update: Pixel Inversion (horizontal lines on 100 Hz)
Pretty hard noticeable (for me) but still an issue of the pg348q. It's also hard to see on photos and not easy to show how this looks in person, but in general, you have @overclocked modus very fine lines in uniform and brighter / medium image content such as the sky from the Nvidia g-sync pendulum. Thanks for the post@ youtube. I'm also only human and as I mentioned, updates will be posted here in this forum. The link will be in future under each of my reviews to avoid such problems.
2. Update: coil whistle
some users have problems with coil whistle when overclocking in combination with bright images. I tested this with OC to 100 Hz, Brightness 100 and a full white screen. I couldn't notice anything. I also hold my ear directly to the backside of the monitor.
Pros & Cons
- Good and very stable colors
- G-Sync with a range from 30-100 Hz
- Maximum brightness of 367 cd/m2 (300 cd/m2 on data sheet)
- USB hub with 4x USB 3.0 ports
- Very good sharpness - "sweet spot"
- 100 Hz with overdrive for a smooth gaming experience
- Solid build quality (design of course personal taste)
- Very good viewing angles
- Very good grayscale and good color banding abilities
- Very low input lag
- No frame skipping
- Build in speakers
- No gamma settings in the OSD :(
- Viewing angles in darker image content (IPS Glow / BLB).
+ The IPS glow issues on the PG348Q are very noticeable
+ In addition, the IPS glow is "yellowish" compared to AUO panels with a brown/blue Glow
+ Still a lottery, but I couldn't find any person who has a PG348Q with few IPS Glow
- Horizontal scan lines
- coil whistle (It can vary in each individual unit)
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But if you had to choose between the both, Which one will you chose ?
Personally, the Asus. But maybe even rather the new Alienware AW3418DW, which I hopefully will review soon, because of less IPS Glow issues :)