ASUS VP248H and VP248QG 75Hz Full HD TN models with FreeSync
Although generally best when accompanied with a high (triple-digit) refresh rate, models with TN panels and lower refresh rates find favour with some users. Not everybody likes ‘IPS glow’, whilst others like the greatest possible edge in pixel responsiveness. The ASUS VP248H and VP248QG follow on from the popular VG245H, particularly popular amongst console gamers who prefer TN to other panel types. The monitors have a very basic and unfussy look, with reasonably chunky matte black plastic bezels at all edges and a vinyl-textured disc-shaped stand base. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by pressable buttons on the underside of the button bezel, towards the right side. Forward-facing painted-on buttons labels are also located in this region.
A 24” TN (Twisted Nematic) panel is used with a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution, 1000:1 specified static contrast and 170°/160° horizontal/vertical viewing angles. A matte anti-glare screen surface is employed for good glare-handling, whilst 8-bit colour is supported (6-bit + FRC dithering). The monitors support a 75Hz refresh rate alongside Adaptive-Sync and hence AMD FreeSync on compatible GPUs and systems. The variable refresh rate range is 48 – 75Hz, whilst a 1ms grey to grey response time is specified with highly-adjustable TraceFree pixel overdrive. A flicker-free WLED backlight with ~sRGB colour gamut coverage is used with a specified maximum luminance of 250 cd/m². Low Blue Light settings also feature, for a more relaxing viewing experience, whilst ‘GamePlus’ settings such as an on-screen timer and crosshair also feature. There’s a so-called ‘FPS Counter’ which reports the current refresh rate of the display, too, which will be adjusting according to frame rate if FreeSync is active and you’re within the variable refresh rate range. For those who dislike the simple tilt-only stand, 100 x 100mm VESA holes are included at the rear for alternative mounting. The ports include; HDMI, VGA and a 3.5mm audio input. 2 x 1.5W speakers are also included, whilst the ‘QG’ distinguishes itself from the ‘H’ model with the addition of a DisplayPort input. Information on price and availability forthcoming, although we expect these to be relatively cheap given the specifications and basic stand design. Further information on both the H and QG variants can be found on the manufacturer’s website.