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ASUS ROG Strix XG248Q: 1080p 240Hz Gaming Monitor With FreeSync & Backlight Strobing

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Introduction

ASUS has introduced the ASUS ROG Strix XG248Q to their lineup of gaming monitors. Basically, it’s the 23.6-inch version of the 24.5-inch ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q.

Both models offer a rapid 240Hz refresh rate, a 1ms response time speed, Full HD resolution, AMD FreeSync, and ASUS’ Extreme Low Motion Blur technology.

Image Quality

Based on a TN panel with 8-bit color support via dithering, 400-nit peak brightness, and Full HD screen resolution, the ASUS XG248Q provides the gamers with a solid image quality. You won’t have as vibrant colors as you’d on an IPS or VA panel monitor, but the picture will be crisp and bright.

The image quality isn’t exactly the monitor’s primary concern; instead, the ASUS ROG Strix XG248Q concentrates on the performance. Thanks to its 240Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time speed, you will be able to enjoy the smoothest fast-paced gaming experience.

While the jump from 144Hz to 240Hz isn’t as noticeable as going from 60Hz to 144Hz, there’s a visible improvement assuming that you have the PC rig required to properly sustain it.

Features

The ASUS ROG Strix XG248Q 240Hz display also features AMD FreeSync technology which allows those with compatible graphics cards to synchronize the monitor’s refresh rate with the GPU’s frame rate. As a result, you get a variable refresh rate which removes all screen tearing and stuttering within the dynamic range which in this case amounts to 48-240Hz.

Alternatively, you can enable ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur which via backlight strobing further reduces ghosting and trialing of the fast-moving objects providing you with a better motion clarity.

Moving on, the monitor also offers AuraSync technology which consists of customizable RGB LED lighting that you can synchronize with the rest of AuraSync-compatible hardware as well as with on-screen content.

ASUS’ standard gaming features including GamePlus and GameVisual are also available on the ASUS XG248Q. These features include a customizable on-screen crosshair, timer, and an FPS counter as well as pre-calibrated picture presets (Racing, RTS/RPG, FPS, MOBA, Scenery, User, Cinema, sRGB).

Design & Connectivity

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The ASUS ROG Strix XG248Q boasts a premium design with 3-side ultrathin bezels ideal for multi-monitor setups, full ergonomic support (VESA, tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments), as well as ASUS’ ROG logo projector beneath the display.

At the back of the monitor, you will find rich connectivity including two HDMI 2.0, an HDMI 1.4, a DisplayPort, a headphones jack, and a dual-USB 3.0 hub. Lastly, the screen is coated with an anti-glare coating which eliminates the light reflection. Both HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort connectors support FreeSync within 48-240Hz range.

Price & Similar Monitors

The ASUS ROG Strix XG248Q price and release date are unknown at the time of writing. However, given that the ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q goes for around $430, you can expect a slightly lower price.

If you are looking for a similar display, we highly recommend you check out the Dell Alienware AW2518HF. It’s our top pick for a 240Hz gaming monitor concerning cost-efficiency.

In the embedded player below, you can check out the ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q which is basically an inch-larger model of the XG248Q.


ASUS ROG Strix XG248Q Specifications
Screen Size23.6-inch
Resolution1920x1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypeTN
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate240Hz
Response Time1ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncFreeSync (48Hz-240Hz)
Ports2x HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4
Other Ports2x DownstreamUSB 3.0, Headphone Jack
Brightness400 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1000:1 (static)
Colors16.7 million (6-bit + FRC)
VESAYes (100x100mm)
Other FeaturesMotion Blur Reduction

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  • Klerk

    Technology is strange some times. I’m surprised that there’s even a market for a monitor like this (24″, FreeSync, 240hz). However being in the middle of my own monitor search the more I research the more confused I become: 27″ 1440p IPS 144hz, G-sync vs 24″ 1080p TN 240hz G-sync.