Meet the ROG Strix XG27GVQ 27-inch Gaming Monitor by ASUS. The monitor, new in the XG series, features 1800R curved Full HD resolution, 144Hz Refresh Rate, and AMD FREESYNC technology. It sports a gaming-inspired design and has ASUS’s Aura RGB lighting and a customizable projection of the ROG logo below the monitor, which looks amazing.
The monitor is relatively affordable, being priced at $349 in the US. In India, prices can be expected near ₹32,000. Orders have already started on Amazon, and the monitors are expected to ship in a few weeks time. (http://gg.gg/StrixROGAmazon)
For Indians, the price is $300 due to the shipping and import fees. If you wish to pre-order the price is almost doubled, hence it is a good idea to wait.
Features, Specifications and Overview
The monitor uses a 27″ Full HD (1920×1080) 1800R Curved Display and features 144Hz Refresh Rate along with AMD Freesync technology for enhanced, immersive and smooth gaming. In addition to the gaming-inspired design, the RGB lighting on the back side and a projection of the ROG logo underneath the monitor gives the monitor a phenomenal look.
- ASUS Eye Care technology – minimizes eye fatigue and ailments with flicker-free backlighting and blue light filters.
- ASUS GamePlus technology – is also present which tracks the amount of time played, FPS counter, crosshair overlay, hotkeys, and more.
- ASUS GameVisual technology – It has different modes for different games, like FPS, RTS/RPG and Racing)
- ASUS GameVisual technology – It has different modes for different games, like FPS, RTS/RPG, Racing, sRGB, Cinema, Scenery and MOBA modes.
Response time for this monitor is 4ms (grey-to-grey), and FREESYNC range is 48~144Hz. Other specifications are present in the chart below.
|Panel Size (diagonal)||27″ Widescreen 16:9|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 @144Hz|
|Freesync Range||48Hz to 144Hz|
|Response Time||4ms (grey-to-grey)|
|Technologies||FREESYNC, GameVisual, GamePlus, Hotkeys)|
|Connectivity ||1x Dual-Link DVI|
1x HDMI (Freesync Supported)
1x DisplayPort (Supports Freesync)
|Colour||Red and Dark Gray|
|Dimensions||564.1 x (383.7~503.7) x 253.7mm|
|Weight||Net Weight : 5.6kg|
Gross Weight: 7.9kg
|Other Features||Curved monitor|
Extreme Low Motion Blur
GameFast Input technology
In conclusion, the monitor is an absolute beast in this price range and could be the best budget monitor for under $400, and possibly $500. In some weeks the orders will arrive, and so will the reviews by YouTubers and we’ll see if the monitor is as good as it seems.