ASUS ROG Strix XG27VQ Review

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The wait is finally over and Asus has finally announced the most awaited ROG Strix XG27VQ gaming monitor in the market. The monitor was earlier seen on Computex and now it is officially out. This is the new addition to the Asus XG series. The highlights of Asus ROG Strix XG27VQ include refresh rate of 144Hz, Adaptive Sync (FreeSync), curved full HD monitor and Low Motion Blur.

ASUS ROG Strix XG27VQ Review

The gamers get a full HD display and that too curved at 1800R. The 144hz refresh rate was obvious to add since no gaming monitor is complete without it nowadays. The design of the monitor is inspired by passionate gaming and also features ASUS Aura RGB lighting system. This lighting is customizable and projects a bit of shadow lighting below the monitor surface, offering an enriched gaming environment as well as gaming experience to the players.

Asus ROG Strix XG27VQ Features

ROG Strix XG27VQ brings along a lot of features with it for the gamers. It measures 27 inches in diameter with full HD display and the screen resolution of 1920 x 1080. The curved screen is for immersive display experience, kind of adding on to the Adaptive Sync. You can connect the monitor to your machine or console via Display Port, DVI or HDMI. We have already told you about the ASUS Aura RGB lighting which projects the shadow to the base for some extra effects. The new Extreme Low Motion Blur technology takes care of motion blurs and screen smearing as well.

Design

Asus has provided a very intelligent design to the monitor. The players can tilt as well as swivel the monitor to get the perfect view. The viewing angle, as well as the viewing experience, is taken care very well by the curvature of the screen. Not only this, it also helps in reducing the eye stress laid by the monitor on the player’s eyes.
The curved screen was designed in order to increase the viewing spectrum of the users and not limiting them to the specific field of view. So, if you are playing a game on this screen, you will be able to make use of the entire peripheral vision a lot better than you do on flat screen monitors. There is a bit of 3D effect as well that the player can experience while changing their viewing angle from one side to another.

Performance

We were not able to get our hands on this new monitor, but we did watch its performance while it played different types of heavy games. There was no such thing noticeable like screen tearing and screen flickering, all thanks to the 144Hz refresh rate as well as the Extreme Low Motion Blur technology. The combination is perfect for people who love to play online games, as it can easily handle the continuously changing frame rate. Multiple viewing angle and 1800R curvature require special mention. You do not see any kind of image distortion while you change your viewing angle. It is one of the biggest problems which most of the common monitor with curved display possess. The colors do not go beyond the line and the outlines are sharp at all angles. You can even adjust your vision by tweaking up the base light and setting it to the one which your eyes find suitable the most. The light also offers optimum light on your keyboard, providing you better visibility while playing in the dark.

Connectivity

We gave you a brief about the display connection ports available on the monitor, but talking in detail, there are two Display Port 1.2, USB 3.0 and HDMI 2.0 available for connections. You get an extra DVI port, but just one DisplayPort. The company has not yet revealed whether there are inbuilt speakers in the monitor or not. But that is something we will soon find out.

Software

ASUS has also included a DisplayWidget that allows the user to get access to setting tweaking which you can configure the GameVisa; Sync, Blue Light Filter, and other settings. Well, there are many settings that you can even access via the on screen menu and using the buttons and joystick, the ASUS DisplayWidget is just easy to use as well as faster. There are several presets that the user can use while playing various kinds of games like RPG, FPS, Racing, MOBA etc.

Release Date and Price

You will be able to purchase the Asus ROG Strix XG27VQ monitor from 4th of September for about $499 only.

Conclusion

ASUS is undoubtedly one of the best company that manufactures quality as well as budget gaming monitors for passionate gamers. And with their new product, ROG Strix XG27VQ is another example of excellence by the company. Obviously, the monitor focuses wider field of view and sharp graphics without any problem of tear and lag. In case you are planning to buy a new gaming monitor for yourself, you should definitely give this new Asus ROG Strix XG27VQ a thoughtful consideration.

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