ROG Strix XG27AQDMG Review – Wow-LED!


Every year, ASUS ROG continues to surprise the masses by bringing in new tech with state-of-the-art gimmicks. This time, they’re bringing in the very first WOLED gaming monitor in the ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG, and we thankfully have one for review. As we check out this bad boy, you might wonder and ask the following questions: what makes it different from other monitors? What the heck is WOLED? Would it cost me an arm and a leg? Let’s find out in this review!

ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG – Specifications

Panel Size (inch) : 26.5
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Color Space (DCI-P3) : 99%
Color Space (sRGB) : 135%
Panel Type : WOLED
True Resolution : 2560×1440
Display Viewing Area (HxV) : 590.42 x 333.72 mm
Display Surface : Glossy
Pixel Pitch : 0.229mm
Brightness (Max) : 450cd/㎡
Brightness (100% APL) : 275cd/㎡
Contrast Ratio (Typ.) : 1,500,000:1
Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 178°/ 178°
Response Time : 0.03ms(GTG)
Display Colors : 1073.7M (10 bit)
Flicker free : Yes
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support : HDR10
Refresh Rate (max) : 240Hz
ASUS OLED Care : Yes
Video Feature
Trace Free Technology : Yes
Color Accuracy : △E< 2
GamePlus : Yes
Low Blue Light : Yes
HDCP Support : Yes, 2.2
Game Visual : Yes
VRR Technology : FreeSync™ Premium & G-SYNC® Compatible
Extreme Low Motion Blur : Yes
Shadow Boost : Yes
Display Widget : Yes, DisplayWidget Center
I/O Ports
DisplayPort 1.4 DSC x 1
HDMI (v2.0) x 2
Earphone jack : Yes
USB Hub : 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
Signal Frequency
Digital Signal Frequency :
DP: 30~311KHz(H) / 48-138 Hz(V)
HDMI 2.1 : 30~311KHz(H) / 48-138 Hz(V)
HDMI 2.0 : 30~135KHz(H) / 48-60 Hz(V)
Power Consumption
Power Consumption : <25W
Power Saving Mode : <0.5W
Power Off Mode : <0.3W
Voltage : 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Mechanical Design
1/4″ Tripod Socket : Yes
Tilt : Yes (+20° ~ -5°)
Swivel : Yes (+45° ~ -45°)
Pivot : Yes (+90° ~ -90°)
Height Adjustment : 0~120mm
VESA Wall Mounting : 100x100mm
Lighting effect (Aura) : Aura Sync
Kensington Lock : Yes
Dimensions (Esti.)
Phys. Dimension stand (W x H x D) : 60.50 x 50.8 x 21.90 cm (23.82″ x 20.00″ x 8.62″)
Phys. Dimension without Stand (W x H x D) : 60.50 x 36.80 x 5.00 cm (23.82″ x 14.49″ x 1.97″)
Box Dimension (W x H x D) : 67.30 x 44.00 x 22.00 cm (26.50″ x 17.32″ x 8.66″)
Weight (Esti.)
Net Weight with Stand : 6.7 kg (14.77 lbs)
Net Weight without Stand : 4.2 kg (9.26 lbs)
Gross Weight : 9.5 kg (20.94 lbs)
Accessories (vary by regions)
DisplayPort cable
HDMI cable
Microfiber cloth
Power adapter
Power cord
Quick start guide
ROG pouch
ROG sticker
USB 3.2 cable
VESA mount kit
Warranty Card
TÜV Flicker-free
TÜV Low Blue Light (Hardware Solution)
VESA AdaptiveSync Display 240Hz
VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black
AMD FreeSync Premium
G-SYNC Compatible

ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG Review – At A Glance

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Vertical Orientation Side

ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG Review – Features

The Glossy WOLED Display

Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition

It’s not a secret that OLED displays are superior than their LCD counterparts. They are far brighter, consume less energy, and are able to produce images of greater quality. However, these qualities do come at a price, making OLED screens and displays fit for the more premium stuff in most manufacturer’s product portfolio. In the case of the ROG Strix XG27AQDMG, the display does not come with an ordinary OLED but with WOLED, with the “W” standing for White. The WOLED display makes the ROG Strix XG27AQDMG capable of producing brighter images. In brightly lit rooms, the image quality is more or less unaffected by glare, given that it’s also glossy.

240Hz Refresh Rate

240Hz refresh rate

As a true gaming monitor, the ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG has a refresh rate of 240Hz. Not the fastest but still is impressive given its arsenal of certifications and image quality. Often times, quality and high refresh rate don’t mix well and it’s rare to have a good combination of both without having to compromise on one quality.

Nvidia G-SYNC & AMD FreeSync Premium

The best thing about this monitor is that it’s certified to work for both Nvidia G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync. It does not care if you have either red or green cards powering your PC, it only cares that you output good frames with outstanding display. So if you have an AMD card, don’t worry as the ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG can handle it.

ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG Review – User Experience

Impressive Display

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There’s no denying it. The ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG has one of the most impressive displays on a gaming monitor as of yet. It’s bright, the colors are vibrant, and there’s a minimal need to tweak things if you’re in it for playing games. The experience using this gaming monitor is akin to using ROG Nebula Displays on ROG laptops. The bright screen does stand out if you’re used to playing on the usual gaming monitors. The kicker in all of this is that the display, while having good quality color and quality, has a 240Hz refresh rate. Most monitors have a hard time getting to this refresh rate at a native level and the ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG is rated to perform out of the box.

Easy To Setup

Despite its premium feel, the ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG can be setup easily without any fuss. There is only one screw involved in the process and the whole thing is a plug-and-play setup. After screwing the stand to the base, with the push of a button, a locking mechanism connects the stand to the display itself. That’s it. It only takes a minute or so to set this thing up and running.

Rectangular Stands Make Everything Right

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I have always hated monitors with stands that have long feet as they take up a fair amount of space. Although it looks spacious and cool, I personally think that rectangular stands are far superior. Some may think them ugly but they do not take that much space compared to the spider legs of some gaming monitors. Thankfully, the ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG uses rectangular stands and does away with those spiky legs that most of its siblings have.

Easy To Navigate OSD


For tweaking, you can do so directly by pressing the button behind the ROG logo on the ROG Strix XG27AQDMG. The on-screen display shows various menus that you can tinker with to adjust the image quality or to give you some boon during gaming sessions. The OSD is a mainstay feature in ROG monitors since time immemorial and it makes things simpler given that you do not need to interface with any software to change settings or turn on/off certain features.

ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG Review – Verdict & Conclusion

The Future Of Gaming Displays

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Having reviewed a large number of ROG laptops with ROG Nebula Displays, finally having a desktop equivalent that’s close to that is a realized dream. The ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG has impressive brightness, crisp and clear colors, and more importantly, delivers fine images when gaming. It’s definitely impressive given that it also has a high refresh rate and is both G-SYNC and FreeSync compatible. If you’re looking for your next gaming monitor, include this in your list of choices.

ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG Review – Pricing & Availability

No Local Pricing As Of Yet


As of the writing of this review, the ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG has officially announced SRP here in the Philippines. However, some international sites price this gaming monitor at US$699. With that said, it’s safe to say that the price will be roughly around PhP 40,000.

Available This July 2024

According to ASUS representatives, the ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG is set to hit the shelves locally this coming July 2024. If you wish to reserve one, best talk to your local friendly computer hardware store.

For more information on the ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG, check out the official site. If you fancy a gargantuan screen to act as your entertainment display, read our review on the ROG Swift PG42UQ.