In a media gathering event held at its Philippine HQ, ASUS showcased its newest lineup of gaming monitors which focused on faster speeds and larger screens combined with innovative display technologies, all designed to up your gaming experience to the next level.

These trends pushes ASUS’ development of its new monitors by adding features such as 0.5ms response time, HDR, FreeSync 2, and IPS displays with high refresh rates.

Faster Gaming Monitors Now A Reality

The new VG258QR and VG278QR both boast 165Hz refresh rate and 0.5ms response time.

The VG279Q on the other hand, uses an IPS panel and has 144Hz refresh rate, a feature that’s unique to it.

These monitors are also equipped with Radeon FreeSync, to eliminate scree tearing and Extreme Low Motion Blue (ELMB) to minimize blurring in fast-paced titles. There’s also ASUS MOBA Mode, which highlights health bars on select MOBA games.

Bigger, Crisper, and Powerful

The new ROG Strix XG32VQR now incorporates HDR 400, and boasts 144Hz refresh rate, 125% sRGB, and AMD’s FreeSync 2 HDR Technology. All these features go hand-in-hand to deliver rich in-game colors plus wide black and white tones, along with tear-free visuals.

ASUS’ first Dual Full HD (DFHD) LCD monitor, the ROG Strix XG49VQ, boasts a resolution of 3840×1080, enough for three sources to be plugged in and displayed on the screen. A content creator’s dream, it features a panel rated to have a 90% DCI-P3, 125% sRGB, and DisplayHDR 400, resulting to excellent colors and richer contrast. FreeSync 2 HDR also eliminates screen tearing on fast-paced games.

Pricing and Availablity

The ASUS VG258QR, VG278QR, and the VG279Q are already available from partner retailers and are priced at PhP16,580, PhP17.770, and PhP22,510, respectively. The ROG Strix XG32VQR is priced at PhP35,850, and the ROG Strix XG49VQ will retail for PhP65,270 when it becomes available in stores by April 2019.

Specifications
Model NameFreesyncPanel SizeTrue Resolution/Refresh RatePanel TypeHDR SupportColor SaturationResponse Time
VG258QRWide Screen 24.5"(62.23cm) 16:91920x1080 @ 165HzTNX100% sRGB0.5ms
VG278QRWide Screen 27.0"(68.6cm) 16:91920x1080 @ 165HzTNX100% sRGB0.5ms
VG279QWide Screen 27.0"(68.6cm) 16:91920x1080 @ 144HzIPSX100% sRGB1ms
XG32VQR✓ (Freesync 2 HDR)Wide Screen 31.5"(80.1 cm) 16:92560x1440 @ 144HzVA✓ (HDR 400)125% sRGB, 93% DCI-P34ms
XG49VQ✓ (Freesync 2 HDR)Super ultra-wide 49" (124.46cm) 32:93840x1080 @ 144HzVA✓ (HDR 400)125% sRGB, 90% DCI-P34ms

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