Asus launches a 4K 144Hz monitor that ticks all the best packing containers for PC and console gaming

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Asus TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A

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Why debate the deserves of PC versus console gaming, when you may partake in each? If that’s your philosophy, the Asus TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A is a robust contender to be your subsequent show, because it takes purpose at being the greatest gaming monitor for PC and the newest technology consoles.

Asus truly introduced the VG28UQL1A in the course of the Shopper Electronics Present again in January, and on the time, mentioned it will be out by June. Nicely, June has come and gone, as has July, and we’re greater than mid-way via August. So, the place is it?

It is lastly right here…form of. Asus put out a press launch (by way of TechPowerUp) asserting the supply of the VG28UQL1A and all of its fancy options, like a 28-inch “Quick IPS” panel with a 4K decision (3840×2160), 1ms gray-to-gray (GtG) response time, and 144Hz refresh charge.

There’s additionally a fleshed-out product web page highlighting “all the necessities for next-gen gameplay,” however as of writing, it is not listed on any retail websites I’ve checked, together with Amazon and Newegg. Nonetheless, I did come throughout a really current evaluation at PC Screens, so between that and Asus formally asserting its availability, I think about it would present up on digital retail cabinets imminently. We have got a evaluation within the works as nicely, which ought to be going stay this week.

When it does seem on cabinets although, it may show a preferred choice. One of many key promoting factors is the inclusion of not only one, however two HDMI 2.1 inputs. It additionally boasts a pair of HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort 1.4 enter, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and two USB 3.1 ports.

Having HDMI 2.1 connectivity means homeowners of a PlayStation 5 and/or Xbox Sequence X/S console can faucet into this show and take full benefit of their capabilities, together with native 4K 120Hz gaming with out chroma subsampling (4:4:4), with variable refresh charge and auto low latency assist besides.

PC players have it even higher, with the show’s skill to refresh the display at 144Hz. After all, you will want a meaty GPU to push something near 144 fps at 4K, however a number of the newest technology graphics playing cards (in the event you handle to wrangle one) are as much as the duty, particularly when leveraging DLSS 2.0 (Nvidia) or FidelityFX Tremendous Decision (AMD) upscaling applied sciences.

That is labeled as a FreeSync Premium show, and it additionally bears the G-Sync Appropriate badge. The combo means tear-free gaming no matter the place your present GPU allegiance lies.

In response to Asus, the panel on this show presents 90% protection of the DCI-P3 coloration area, suggesting a excessive degree of coloration accuracy and picture high quality (excessive coloration gamuts and picture high quality do not essentially go hand-in-hand, however they usually do).

This show additionally passes muster for VESA’s DisplayHDR 400 necessities. A part of the certification requires that displays hit a peak brightness of at the very least 400 nits, and this one is rated to peak at 450 nits.

That is nonetheless nicely wanting the popular (and eye-searing) 1,000 nits brightness for doing HDR content material justice on an LCD panel, but it surely manages to examine the HDR field all the identical.

The important thing right here goes to be pricing, and if Asus manages to maintain it cheap, I may see this find yourself being a extremely sought-after gaming monitor.

Paul Lilly

Paul has been enjoying PC video games and raking his knuckles on laptop {hardware} for the reason that Commodore 64. He doesn’t have any tattoos, however thinks it will be cool to get one which reads LOAD”*”,8,1. In his off time, he rides bikes and wrestles alligators (solely a type of is true).