ASUS XG43UQ 4K VA model with VESA DisplayHDR 1000As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made using the “Buy” button at the bottom of this post. Where possible, you'll be redirected to your nearest store. Further information on supporting our work.
Some users enjoy the immersion provided by a large screen at the desk, or prefer to enjoy the experience from a little further back. The ASUS XG43UQ of the ROG Strix series delivers this experience, with a ‘4K’ UHD resolution providing a respectable pixel density at the same time. As usual for large monitors, it has a TV-like appearance with long powder-coated metal stand providing solid footing to the expansive screen. The top and side bezels are reasonably slim, with the panel border hidden by a dark matte plastic bezel. For a bit of extra visual interest, a ‘Light Signature’ projector that projects a red ROG logo (or design of your choice) onto your desk. As usual this can be disabled if you prefer. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick and accompanying buttons at the rear of the monitor, running vertically down the right side as viewed from the front.
A 43″ ‘4K’ UHD (3840 x 2160) VA panel is employed, with matte anti-glare screen surface. A 144Hz refresh rate is supported, with Adaptive-Sync also offered. This includes AMD FreeSync Premium Pro with a 48 – 144Hz VRR range (plus LFC). A 4000:1 (SDR) static contrast ratio and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles are expected based on the panel and capabilities of this model’s predecessor. The monitor is factory calibrated with an average DeltaE <2, whilst 10-bit colour support is included. A flicker-free WLED backlight is used with 1000 cd/m²+ supported for HDR purposes and 90% DCI-P3 (125% sRGB) colour gamut. Low Blue Light (LBL) settings will also feature to aid relaxing viewing. The monitor is VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified, a high HDR level which allows it to put its high luminance and decent colour gamut to good use, as well as 10-bit colour processing and local dimming. A 1ms MPRT response time is specified using the ELMB Sync strobe backlight setting – this can be used alongside Adaptive-Sync, if you wish. The included stand is tilt-only, whilst 100 x 100mm VESA holes are found for alternative mounting. The ports are found beneath a removable cover cover to the left of the stand attachment point or above this, unconcealed facing to the left. These; a 3.5mm audio input, 3.5mm headphone jack, 2 USB 3.0 ports (plus upstream), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, 2 HDMI 2.1 ports and DP 1.4 (with DSC). 2 x 10W speakers are also expected to be included, for fairly powerful sound output.