Asus ROG Strix XG27VQ 27-inch, 1080p, 144Hz Curved Monitor
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By Admin - October 16, 2017 8:20 pm   1   82   0

The Asus ROG Strix XG27VQ is a $ 350, 27-inch, monitor with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. We're looking at a VA LCD panel with FreeSync support, featuring a 1800R curvature.

Asus is not the cheapest option you'll find with these technical features - the MSI Optix G27C offers similar hardware for $ 50 less - so it seems that Asus is relying on a few additions to its offer it stands out.

One of these additions is the Extreme Low Motion Blur, which Asus proudly claims to be "exclusive" to this monitor, although it resembles other technologies such as Nvidia's ultra-low-speed blur. There is also Aura RGB lighting, for those who like the RGB.

Info Noob

The design of the XG27VQ is different from other Asus ROG monitors. The bracket is a three-point design with a pillar that supports the display section, with prominent points, ventilated sections, and aggressive angles. The whole monitor uses a lot of "player style", which is difficult to escape to the front or rear, although it is particularly prominent in the back thanks to crazy patterns.

I tend to prefer more minimalist designs, so the entire Asus ROG monitor line is not for me. Even ignoring bizarre patterns, the whole construction is a little big compared to more "standard" designs, although the size of the bezel to 10 mm left and right is quite respectable. I'm sure some of you, however, appreciate this type of aesthetics otherwise Asus would not continue to make monitors that look like this.

Moving on to other aspects of design, the XG27VQ is the first monitor. While RGB is in fashion right now, I have no idea why Asus has bothered to include it on a monitor. I mean you can not even see the ring illuminated from the front, and most people place their monitor with the back facing a wall, making the lighting invisible to anyone in a common configuration. RGB lighting is useless.

It is also a little strange that Asus includes several red reflections on a monitor with RGB lighting. If you want to synchronize the RGB lights with the rest of your installation using Asus's Aura software, this could conflict with the red sections of the design. A bizarre choice, really.

Oh and let's not forget that the XG27VQ includes an LED in the base that projects a logo on your desktop. This is another feature that confuses me, but luckily you can turn it off. It's also bizarre that this logo projecting light is not RGB; RGB-illuminated as the ring on the back that nobody can see.

The stand supports tilt and height and has a swivel base. There is no rotation on the screen itself, so you are stuck with the monitor in a landscape orientation, even if a curved monitor in portrait mode does not make much sense anyway.

Info Noob

For ports, we see HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 and DVI-D; one of each. The monitor does not have built-in speakers. There is, therefore, a 3.5 mm audio output jack for connecting speakers or headphones if you choose to use HDMI / DisplayPort sound. There is also no USB hub.

The monitor has a rather aggressive 1800R curve, which seems to be the norm. The curve is slightly visible for normal viewing distances, but to be honest, I'm not sure what you get from a curve monitor of this size. I can understand a big screen or an ultrawide get curved treatment, but I do not think it adds much to a traditional 27-inch 16: 9 panel.

On the other hand, 144 Hz is a key feature. If you have not used a high refresh monitor before, you will appreciate the extra fluidity of 144 Hz at more than 60 Hz if your graphics hardware can handle it. The resolution of this monitor is a rather uninspiring 1080p, but if you wanted 1440p at this size and refresh rate, you would need to spend $ 250 more, which is obviously outside the budget of many potential buyers. With that in mind, I think 1080p at 144 Hz offers a great gaming experience at this price, especially when the 1440p 60 Hz displays are the alternative.

Asus's Extreme Low Motion technology worked exactly as expected. Nvidia's ultra-low motion blur: It illuminates the backlight to dramatically reduce motion and ghost images of fast-moving objects.

It offers a better experience than the best overdrive settings, but it can be used with FreeSync, and it only works in the range of 85 to 120 Hz. It can be interesting to explore for those who play shooters at the fast pace like CS: GO, but like ULMB, ELMB Asus is probably the best option for most players.

Regarding FreeSync, the monitor has a refresh window of 48 to 144 Hz, so it supports a low image frequency compensation and gives the best refresh experience of the variable. No complaint here, which makes it very suitable for owners of AMD GPUs.