Asus has gotten more and more into monitors the last couple of years, so much that they are a good alternative to Samsung monitors in many categories. And between June and August, Asus will release a couple of more new monitors that are worth a look.
The main one is the Asus ROG Swift 38 (PG38UQ), which is a 4K UHD monitor that’s launching for $1099 on June 19.
For anyone who’s already into Asus ROG gear, this monitor will complement everything, as the design says ROG from every possible angle. So boring it is not.
But the hardware is even more interesting. The 38-inch display with a 4K UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 has a variable refresh at up to 144 Hz, DisplayHDR 600 certification, 98% DCI-P3, HDMI 2.1, NVIDIA G-SYNC, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, and VESA AdaptiveSync support, and a 1ms response time.
Further down on the price scale Asus is launching another monitor for their other gaming brand TUF.
This is the Asus TUF Gaming 27″ (VG27AQML1A) that’s launching for just under $400. But it still brings with it new standards in this price range, as well as a more business like design with very narrow bezels.
The screen resolution is 2560 x 1440 (QHD) spread over 27 inches, but it also features a 260 Hz refresh rate, a 1ms response time, 100% sRGB gamut, DisplayHDR 400 certification, as well as FreeSync Premium, G-Sync, and VESA AdaptiveSync support.
The last new Asus monitor is the Asus TUF 24″ (VG24VQ1BY), that’s launching.
But this is just a new addition to the VG24-series of 24-inch curved monitors, so it’s not as fresh as the other monitors.
The best deal in the category of cheap curved monitors with a little extra, is usually the Gawfolk 24 anyway, which by comparison costs just $99.
– Jim Miller