This 2019, ASUS spearheads new models with breakthrough features targeting new-generation gamers and creators.
- ASUS launches several models focused on defining new features
- The ASUS VG278QR and VG258QR possesses 0.5ms response time and 165Hz refresh rates
- With an IPS panel, 1ms response time, and 144Hz refresh rate, the ASUS VG279Q is the first of its kind in the market
- New HDR models include ROG Strix XG32VQR and the Dual Full HD ROG Strix XG49VQ, both with excellent color reproduction and high refresh rates.
ASUS today showcases their latest gaming monitors in an exclusive media gathering in their Philippine office.
With screen resolutions getting bigger and refresh rates becoming demanding, ASUS highlights several key models focused on faster monitor speeds together with larger screens coupled with innovative display features.
These trends pushes ASUS’ development of new monitors adding features on its LCD displays such as 0.5ms, HDR, FreeSync 2, and IPS displays with high refresh rates. This 2019, ASUS is pushing everything to be bigger and faster!
Faster Gaming Monitors Now A Reality
Starting off with the fast ASUS lineup are the VG258QR and VG278QR equipped with a 165Hz refresh rate and industry-leading 0.5ms response time. Another monitor on display is the VG279Q with an IPS display and a fast refresh rate of 144Hz; a feature unique seen to this gaming monitor.
These monitors eliminate screen tearing with Radeon’s FreeSync™, minimize blurring in fast-paced games with Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB), and gives advantage in MOBA games with ASUS’ MOBA mode which highlights health bars’ color on certain MOBA games.
Bigger, Crisper, and Powerful
Opening the large monitor segment is the ROG Strix XG32VQR. Building from its older iteration, it now incorporates DisplayHDR™ 400, 144Hz refresh rate, 125% sRGB, and AMD’s new iteration of its adaptive sync technology, FreeSync™ 2 HDR. These two features go hand-in-hand to deliver rich in-game colors, wide black and white tones, and screen tear-free games.
To cap things off, ASUS’ first Dual Full HD (DFHD) LCD monitor, the ROG Strix XG49VQ. See more and do more with a resolution of 3840×1080, enough for 3 simultaneous devices to be plugged and displayed into the monitor. It’s also a content creator’s dream display, featuring a panel rated to have a 90% DCI-P3, 125% sRGB, and DisplayHDR™ 400, pumping out excellent colors and richer contrast. FreeSync™ 2 HDR also eliminates tears on fast-paced games.
Pricing and Availablity
The ASUS VG258QR, VG278QR, and the VG279Q are already available from partner retailers and are priced at 16,580 PHP, 17.770 PHP, and 22,510 PHP, respectively. The ROG Strix XG32VQR is priced at 35,850 PHP while the ROG Strix XG49VQ’s is at 65,270 PHP, which will be available locally by April 2019.
|Model Name||Freesync||Panel Size||True Resolution/Refresh Rate||Panel Type||HDR Support||Color Saturation||Response Time|
|VG258QR||✓||Wide Screen 24.5″(62.23cm) 16:9||1920×1080 @ 165Hz||TN||X||100% sRGB||0.5ms|
|VG278QR||✓||Wide Screen 27.0″(68.6cm) 16:9||1920×1080 @ 165Hz||TN||X||100% sRGB||0.5ms|
|VG279Q||✓||Wide Screen 27.0″(68.6cm) 16:9||1920×1080 @ 144Hz||IPS||X||100% sRGB||1ms|
|XG32VQR||✓ (Freesync 2 HDR)||Wide Screen 31.5″(80.1 cm) 16:9||2560×1440 @ 144Hz||VA||✓ (HDR 400)||125% sRGB, 93% DCI-P3||4ms|
|XG49VQ||✓ (Freesync 2 HDR)||Super ultra-wide 49″ (124.46cm) 32:9||3840×1080 @ 144Hz||VA||✓ (HDR 400)||125% sRGB, 90% DCI-P3||4ms|