ASUS Company has a long and very successful story of support and development of e-sports as a separate gaming area. In many ways, the abundance of tournaments and cyber disciplines that we see today has been made possible thanks to the timely cooperation with Taiwanese technology giant, which began to organize the first competition back in 2002, gradually increasing the size of the prize and expanding the geography of places of events. With over 15 years of experience with the best players around the world, the ASUS periodically pleases the demanding audience, releasing the “tournament” models of computer peripheral. It is one of such products we’ll talk about today.
ASUS ROG Swift PG248Q is a top gaming monitor, designed to provide its owner a maximum fast speed of response and a clear picture of the matrix without loops. Such monitors are used in the final part of The International 2016 and ESL ONE Cologne 2016. Review hero is equipped with 24-inch screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels with a classic aspect ratio of 16:9. AU Optronics production matrix supports vertical frequency up to 180 Hz and 1 ms response time (GtG). Additionally, ROG Swift PG248Q has two important technologies for gamers at once: NVIDIA G-Syns and ULMB (Ultra-Low Motion Blur). Static contrast ratio is stated at 1000:1, a maximum brightness of 350 cd/m².
The combination of these features combined in one unit still remains elusive for existing versions of IPS-panels, so the use of a matrix of TN + Film type in this case seems to be quite justified.
As part of the original line-up Republic of Gamers, PG248Q got clearly recognizable and aggressive design. The screen is securely fastened to a support base with bevelled corners at the edges. The design is extremely stable and will feel confident on any table surface. In addition, there’s a number of options available to customize the position of the monitor to the user’s needs.
Despite its size, PG248Q is deprived of multimedia system. Side perforation, which at a first glance might be mistaken for the dynamics holes, actually serves to the internal components of ventilation and cooling.
The aisles slope available is from -5 ° to + 20 °, height adjustment, turn left and right, the panel transfer in portrait mode (Pivot).
However, it is worth noting that PG248Q stand is devoid of quick attachment mechanism. The monitor comes with the installed foot, which is fastened to the body with four screws. If desired, the owner can remove the rubber plug and use to mount the bracket of VESA 100×100 mm type.
At the bottom of the stand is a decorated circle, which once again reminds us of the device belonging to the ROG series. A separate item in the setup menu allows you to activate a red backlight, which, though not bear any functionality, should be to the taste of lovers of modding.
Cable-management system is realized through the opening figure in the lower leg. Its functionality will be enough to organize and hide from prying eyes a few wires.