Originally Posted by Oneminde NEWS.ASUS ROG Nordic dropped a reply regarding the "release" of the monitor and it states as follow: "The current estimation for the first shipment is in June" - I have included a translated version from the debate group over at www.sweclockers.com
I cannot locate the exact message, but it would be in line with some prior info posted here a while back.
So, with this info at hand, there is now roughly 3 months to go before we actually start seeing people getting there hands on one and reviews. I will have more than enough time to get my photo editing monitor and for that I am considering Samsung S27A850D, the price for this monitor has dropped a bit and it is also a 27" WQHD (PLS) panel.
So there you go, happy to contribute
That's fantastic. Just enough time to save money for two 880's and the Swift monitor! Hellz yeah!
I currently have a Samsung S27850D and love it. It sits dual screen next to a Benq XL2420T 120hz which I'm hoping the new Asus will best. I love the Benq though, that's for sure. Calibrated properly it looks damn near as good as my S27850D and is otherwise perfect (no BLB, etc.)
I happened to get one of the "golden" S27850D's with absolutely ZERO backlight bleed and it's pretty much the most gorgeous screen I've ever owned. I use it for imaging work (visual design), photo stuff, video work and also any game that really benefits from it and that doesn't need lightning fast response times (Dragon Age Origins, Dragon Age 2, Skrim, etc.) are exclusively played on the Sammy 1440p while all my FPS get play time on the Benq.
That's one reason I'm so stoked about this new Asus 1440p monitor ... will be awesome to play FPS games on a 1440 screen that is just as fast as my Benq. I find FPS games totally impossible to be competitive with when using the 1440p Samsung ... just not fast enough and WAY too much lag. So hopefully, the Asus Swift will bridge the gap between my Benq and the Sammy and then I can just put the Benq back in the box for disaster recovery (cause it's so bad ass that no way would I sell it).
Thanks for the info on release date ... saving my pennies.