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ASUS VG258Q: 1080p 144Hz 1ms Gaming Monitor With FreeSync And Backlight Strobing

By March 29, 2018 No Comments
ASUS VG258Q

Introduction

Just after a few weeks after introducing the new MG248QE, ASUS prepares yet another gaming monitor for release – the ASUS VG258Q.

Both the MG248QE nad the VG258Q offer the same key specs including 1080p, 144Hz, 1ms, AMD FreeSync, and the exclusive ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur technology. The only difference between the two lies in the screen size.

The ASUS VG258Q is basically the new 24.5-inch version of the old VG248Q model, but with thinner bezels and the added blur reduction technology. We hope it will also have a better image quality out of the box, unlike the VG248Q.

Image Quality & Main Features

The ASUS VG258Q is based on a TN panel with the standard 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 400-nit peak brightness, 170° horizontal and 160° vertical viewing angles, and last but not least, a rapid 1ms response time speed.

While the 1080p 144Hz 1ms gaming monitors are far from being new, the ASUS’ new model offers the very popular specs among competitive players in a more modern design with full ergonomic support and thin bezels.

More importantly, the ASUS VG258Q 144Hz gaming monitor features the Extreme Low Motion Blur technology which can further eliminate motion blur and ghosting in fast-paced games by backlight strobing.

This technology, however, works only at certain fixed refresh rates and cannot be active at the same time as the variable refresh rate technology. It also makes the picture less bright when enabled.

Those with AMD-FreeSync compatible graphics cards will be able to use the full potential of the GPU by synchronizing its frame rate to the ASUS VG258Q refresh rate. As a result, screen tearing and stuttering will be eliminated within the dynamic range.

The ASUS VG258Q FreeSync range amounts to 40Hz-144Hz using the DisplayPort or 50Hz-144Hz via the HDMI.

Other Features

All of the common features of the modern ASUS gaming monitors will be available on the ASUS VG258Q as well. The ASUS GameVisual feature consists of pre-calibrated and customizable picture presets for different gaming scenarios such as FPS, RTS, RPG, Racing, and MOBA as well as Scenery, sRGB, and Cinema presets.

Furthermore, using the monitor’s hotkeys, you will be able to quickly access the exclusive GamePlus features like the custom crosshairs for FPS games, on-screen timers for tracking cooldowns, etc in RPGs, and lastly, an FPS counter to monitor the performance.

The ASUS VG258Q will also offer a feature called GameFast Input which should further decrease input lag. Next to the monitor hotkeys for shortcuts, there is a 5-way joystick for easier navigation through the OSD menu.

Design & Connectivity

Another big upgrade over the older version of the monitor is the ergonomics. The ASUS VG258Q offers full and extensive ergonomic support including -5°, 33° tilt, 0-130mm height adjustment, swivel to the left and right by 90°, pivot by 90° both clockwise and counter-clockwise, and lastly, 100×100 VESA mount compatibility.

The monitor features 1cm thin bezels ideal for multi-monitor setups while the screen is coated with an anti-glare coating which eliminates all distractions. As far as connectivity is concerned, there’s an HDMI 1.4, a DisplayPort 1.2, a Dual-Link DVI-D, the headphones jack, an audio line-in for the 2x2W integrated speakers.

Price & Similar Monitors

The ASUS VG258Q price and release date are unknown at the moment but expect the price tag to be probably closer to $300 than $200.

Visit our buyer’s guide for the best 144Hz gaming monitors currently available.

Conclusion

Although the ASUS VG258Q doesn’t feature anything new in particular, it’s a nice addition to the popular 1080p 1ms 144Hz lineup. Gamers looking for a gaming monitor with such specs will now have an extra choice with all the necessary features including the backlight strobing as well as with a modern slim design and full ergonomic support.

ASUS VG258Q Specifications
Screen Size24.5-inch
Resolution1920x1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypeTN
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate144Hz
Response Time1ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncFreeSync (40Hz-144Hz)
Speakers2x2W
PortsDisplayPort 1.2a, HDMI 1.4, DVI-D
Other PortsHeadphone Jack
Brightness400 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1000:1 (static)
Colors16.7 million (6-bit + FRC)
VESAYes (100x100mm)

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