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Asus launches a trio of MG Adaptive-Sync gaming monitors

by Mark Tyson on 15 April 2016, 10:31

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ASUS has announced a trio of additions to its MG Series gaming monitors. There is one 28-inch monitor and a pair of 24-inch monitors. The MG28UQ and MG24UQ are 28- and 24-inch 4K displays, and the MG248Q is a 24-inch Full-HD display. All of these gaming monitors feature; Adaptive-Sync technology for smooth gaming visuals, ASUS DisplayWidget "an intuitive software utility that lets users tweak settings or display properties", ASUS GamePlus Technology, ASUS Eye Care Technology, 2x 2W built-in speakers, and offer full tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment and VESA compatible mounting.

MG28UQ and MG24UQ 4K monitors

As denoted by the model numbers, the MG28UQ and MG24UQ 4K monitors (3840 x 2160 pixels) offer 28- and 24-inch diagonals respectively. The 28-inch (TN panel) model boasts 157ppi and the 24-inch 186ppi and two USB 3.0 ports that can quick-charge mobile devices while the user is gaming. The MG28UQ features a 1ms response time.  Meanwhile the MG24UQ uses an IPS panel for wide 178° viewing angles but has a 4ms response time. Both displays offer adaptive sync and up to 60Hz refresh rates via DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0.

MG248Q, a 144Hz refresh rate monitor

Targetting players of fast-paced games the ASUS MG248Q is a 24-inch Full HD (TN panel) display with a fast 1ms response time and Adaptive-Sync refresh rates of up to 144Hz. The MG248Q is compatible with the Nvidia 3D Vision 2 kit and boasts dual-link DVI-D, DisplayPort 1.2, and an HDMI v1.4 port.

ASUS technologies

ASUS boasts about its 'exclusive DisplayWidget' utility that is provided with all the above monitors. The widget software is a hub for various ASUS utilities such as those mentioned in the intro. While it is admitted that you can get to and edit such settings via the OSD and its navigational joystick and buttons, ASUS says its much quicker to mouse around its DisplayWidget utility.

Game-centric utilities you might be interested in include GamePlus for in-game enhancements, including a crosshair overlay, onscreen timer, a frames per second (FPS) counter, and a display alignment function. There's also six preset GameVisual display modes (Scenery, Racing, Cinema, RTS/RPG, FPS, and sRGB) to suit different game genres. Last but not least, and useful for all your daily computing needs, the ergonomic low blue light and flicker free functions come under the wing of ASUS Eye Care Technology.

ASUS says that the MG28UQ and MG24UQ are available immediately worldwide with the MG248Q available later this month. Full specs of all the monitors can be found in the ASUS ROG press release.

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I don't see the need for a 4K 28“ monitor. The average PC gamer doesn't have a rig powerful enough to push that number of pixels. My Skylake i5 with an R9 290 hooked up to a 1440p 27” monitor will handle anything I can throw at it. Why would I want a 28“ 4K monitor? I would have to buy a beast of a GPU (or possibly 2 of them) and upgrade my I5 to an i7. Is it worth all of that additional expense when the individual pixels are so small on a 28” screen that I really question whether the human eye can see much of a difference between a 1440p image and a 4k image.
Is like to see prices but the MG248Q might be the monitor I've been looking for.
I missed the fact that MG24UQ is also 4K. Really. Why buy a 24" 4K monitor? It's too small to appreciate a 4K image. If it arrived with a dozen dead pixels you wouldn't be able to see them.
24" 4K for Photoshop and video editing on a budget