ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD: ASUS confirms US pricing and release window for new 49-inch QD-OLED gaming monitor
ASUS has now revealed US pricing and availability for the ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD, a gaming monitor that the company debuted in May. To recap, the ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD features a 49-inch panel with a 32:9 aspect ratio that ASUS considers a 'super-ultrawide gaming monitor'. Additionally, the ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD has a 1800R curvature, a more aggressive curvature than the ROG Swift OLED PG34WCDM.
Moreover, the former outputs natively at 5,120 x 1,440 pixels, which it combines with a 144 Hz refresh rate and 0.03 ms GtG response times. For reference, ASUS includes Adaptive Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro to minimise image tearing when gaming. As we have discussed previously, the gaming monitor also delivers up to 1,000 nits peak brightness and has a KVM switch coupled with DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.1 and USB Type-C ports. Incidentally, the latter can recharge connected devices at up to 90 W using the USB Power Delivery protocol.
Furthermore, the ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD has a custom heat sink and graphene material to 'ensure the longevity' of its QD-OLED panel by reducing the chance of OLED burn-in. At the time of writing, ASUS hopes to start selling the ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD this October in the US. While full release details remain unknown for now, ASUS has confirmed that the gaming monitor will carry a US$1499 MSRP.
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