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ASUS VG249Q 23.8 inch 144Hz Full HD IPS model

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Many users have been crying out for affordable ~24″ high refresh rate IPS panels. After a long wait, models like the well-rounded AOC 24G2(U) are now hitting the market. The ASUS VG249Q of the TUF gaming monitor series brings another option to the market. The styling is similar to other recent members of the series. Quite an understated look, with lots of matte black plastic and no ambitious styling elements. The bezels are very slim, a dual-stage design comprising a very slender panel border that’s flush with the rest of the screen and a slender hard plastic outer component. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by pressable buttons on the underside of the bottom bezel, towards the right. These and the accompanying button labels are dark red, for a little visual interest. There’s also a dark red ring surrounding where the stand neck and base meet.

A straightforward design

The monitor uses a 23.8″ IPS-type (In-Plane Switching or similar) panel with 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. Based around the Panda LC238LF1F, as used with a custom wide gamut backlight on the 24G2(U). Adaptive-Sync is supported, including support for AMD FreeSync, with a 48 – 144Hz variable refresh rate range and LFC support. A 1000:1 typical static contrast ratio, 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles and 8-bit colour support (6-bit + FRC) is specified. A medium matte anti-glare screen surface is employed. The screen features a flicker-free WLED backlight is offered with a 250 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and ~sRGB colour space coverage. This is a key differentiator from the AOC, which offers ~92% DCI-P3 coverage. A 1ms MPRT response time is specified with the monitor using its ELMB (Extreme Low Motion Blur) strobe backlight setting. The included stand offers full ergonomic flexibility – this can be removed and replaced with an alternative 100 x 100mm VESA compatible solution. The ports face downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter), DP 1.2a, HDMI 1.4, VGA and a 3.5mm headphone jack. 2 x 2W speakers are included for basic sound output.

Full adjustability

Further information is available on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is now available for ~$250 (£230).