Asus’s ROG Strix XG27VQ 27-inch Gaming Monitor at $349 – Price, Features, and Overview
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
1920 x 1080 @144Hz
48Hz to 144Hz
FREESYNC, GameVisual, GamePlus, Hotkeys)
1x Dual-Link DVI
1x HDMI (Freesync Supported)
1x DisplayPort (Supports Freesync)
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.