Review of Asus ROG Swift PG49WCD: Next-Generation QD-OLED

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Viewing Angle - Color Temperature Offset - Power Consumption

Viewing Angle & Color Temperature Offset

Monitors are commonly marketed with a viewing angle range of 140 to 165 degrees, which means that the display remains visible at angles of 70 to 83 degrees from the side. However, since users typically sit directly in front of the screen, the more important factor is how the display holds up in the corners in terms of brightness and color accuracy. When viewing from a 0% angle, users look directly at the screen, while at sharper horizontally positioned camera angles, TN panels can experience issues, with IPS and VA panels performing better.

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While photos may not fully capture the effect, viewing angles are subjective and depend on the user's position relative to the screen. TN screens tend to show more discolouration than IPS and VA screens. With OLED you're good to go from any angle. Minor reflections can be present and that placement should be considered to avoid bright light sources, which can cause unwanted reflections. While reflections do not wash out the image, they can be distracting.


Color temp target 6500K

We approach color precision in a simple understanding, and this test is simple to explain the method. We look at how close the screen is to a color temperature of 6500 Kelvin based on the default color space. This test is done at default monitor settings. However, the screen has many presets you can choose from and some particular RGB colour control preferences. The sky is the limit. 


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Dead pixel check

On inspection, we found no dead or stuck pixels. 

Power consumption

We measure power consumption measured in three ways. A white screen, a black screen, and then in standby/power-down mode. We measure at 100% brightness which is the maximum output and thus power consumption.


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