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ASUS MX32VQ Preview: Curved 1440p FreeSync Monitor

By February 5, 2018 No Comments



ASUS is planning to add yet another display to their popular Designo series which consists of ultra-slim monitors mainly aimed at multimedia home enjoyment for a fair price.

The ASUS MX32VQ will offer an engaging image quality thanks to its QHD resolution and the high-contrast VA panel while gamers can take advantage of AMD FreeSync technology and the quick 4ms response time speed.

But that’s not all; the ASUS MX32VQ has plenty of cool and unique features to offer as well.

Furthermore, the monitor will also be available as a huge 37.5-inch variant, the ASUS MX38VC with 3840×1600 screen resolution.

Image Quality

The VA panel of the ASUS MX32VQ ensures true 8-bit color depth with extended sRGB color gamut to 125% sRGB as well as a high static contrast ratio of 3,000:1. This makes for vibrant colors and vivid, true black tones as opposed to the grayish black shades seen on IPS and TN displays.

The viewing angles of the monitor amount to 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically although some minor shifts in contrast are expected when the screen is viewed from certain angles. While the quick 4ms response time speed is enough to eliminate most of the ghosting in fast-paced video games, visible motion blur is expected as well, particularly where dark pixels are involved.

However, in comparison to the other panel technologies, you will be able to enjoy the crystal-clear image with a superior relation between the darkest and the brightest colors. The VA panel displays offer much better viewing angles than the TN panels and don’t suffer from backlight bleeding as much as the IPS panels.

The WQHD screen resolution of 2560×1440 pixels delivers a rich pixel density of 93 PPI (Pixels Per Inch) on the 31.5-inch screen of the ASUS MX32VQ, meaning that you will be able to enjoy both spacious screen real estate as well as sharp and crisp details no matter whether you’re working, watching movies, web surfing, or playing games.


Unlike the already available 34-inch version, the ASUS Designo MX34VQ, the MX32VQ won’t feature the Qi Wireless charging base. Instead, it offers the exclusive Halo Lighting technology which illuminates a blue ring on the monitor’s stand via LED lighting. The lights can shine constantly, pulse, or breathe and you can also synchronize them to the music via the rhythm sync mode.

The ASUS MX32VQ features two 8W Harmon Kardon integrated speakers for the total multimedia enjoyment. The SonicMaster includes optimized EQ settings for different audio activities, depending on what you’re using the built-in speakers for – Gaming, Movie, Music, and User mode with customizable parameters.

On the base of the monitor, you can also find touch-sensitive controls which adjust the volume of the speakers while the rest of the OSD (On-Screen Display) settings can be adjusted via a joystick.

When it comes to gaming, the ASUS MX32VQ will support AMD FreeSync technology which allows you to synchronize the frame rate between the monitor and FreeSync compatible GPUs by AMD in order to eliminate screen tearing and stuttering. The ASUS MX32VQ FreeSync dynamic range is 48-75Hz.

The display is flicker-free and features a low blue light protection as well as the Splendid pre-calibrated picture presets (Standard, sRGB, Scenery, Theater, Game, Night View, Reading, Dark Room). Other useful features include MultiFrame for easier multitasking and GamePlus with an on-screen FPS counter, a timer, and custom crosshair overlays.

Design and Connectivity

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The ASUS MX32VQ monitor features 1800R curvature for a more immersive viewing experience. The screen surface is coated with a light matte finish which eliminates the sunlight reflection but preserves the image quality. The only aspect that the monitor seems to lack is versatility as it has no VESA mount and it’s tilt-only.

Connectivity includes two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort, all of which supports AMD FreeSync. There’s also an audio line-out for the headphones and line-in for the speakers but there are no extra USB ports.

Price & Similar Monitors

The ASUS MX38VC and MX32VQ price and release date are unknown at the moment (January 2018). We will update the article as soon as something comes up.

If you’re looking for a similar display, check out the excellent Samsung C32H711 which features the same panel and specifications and will likely be cheaper than the MX32VQ once it comes out since it has no fancy speakers.

If it’s the 38-inch version that caught your attention, be sure to check out the Acer XR382CQK with 3840×1600 resolution, IPS panel, and AMD FreeSync.

ASUS MX32VQ Specifications

Screen Size31.5-inch
Resolution2560x1440 (WQHD)
Panel TypeVA
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time4ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncFreeSync (48Hz-75Hz)
PortsDisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI
Other PortsHeadphone Jack
Brightness300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio3000:1 (static)
Colors16.7 million (true 8-bit)

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