Sunday, March 12th 2017

ASUS Intros MG248QE Gaming-grade 24-inch Monitor

ASUS today rolled out the MG248QE, an entry-level 24-inch gaming monitor. This monitor misses out on the coveted Republic of Gamers (ROG) branding by ASUS, but is still targeted at gamers, albeit on a tight budget, owing to is sub-$300 pricing. Don't stop reading at Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution just yet - you get 144 Hz refresh-rate, 1 ms (GTG) response time, and support for AMD FreeSync. Many of ASUS' GamePlus features are carried over from its ROG monitor lineup, such as GameVisual game genre-specific display presets, OSD crosshairs, timers, frame-rate counters, and monitor-based bezel-compensation adjustments for multi-monitor setups.

Other vital specs of the ASUS MG248QE include a TN-film panel with 16.7 million-colors, 170°/160° (V/H) maximum viewing-angles, LED backlit illuimation with low blue-light, 350 cd/m² maximum brightness, 100000000:1 "ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio," and passive anti-ghosting that takes advantage of the panel's high refresh-rate. Display inputs include HDMI 1.4a, DisplayPort 1.2a, and dual-link DVI. Since this monitor is succeeding the company's VG248QE with a slightly refreshed feature-set (FreeSync and low blue-light), we expect it to sell at a similar price-point $250-$280.
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6 Comments on ASUS Intros MG248QE Gaming-grade 24-inch Monitor

150$ for name and other for actual HW..
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I hope they managed to place GamePlus crosshairs in the actual center of the screen. On my VG248QE, crosshairs are offset to one side by 1-2 pixels and it's really annoying as you can visually see it offset compared to ingame crosshair (which is often less visible but still). The rest I can't really complain about as it's a really good monitor.

Btw, any info if it's still using PWM LED backlight or DC LED ? The old one had PWM and it's a bit annoying running it at lower brightness as it'll flicker a bit. It's fine at full blast.
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A TN panel? Nowadays you can get a VA with similar specs at the same price.
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For that price I got my alienware aw2518hf with 240hz. 144hz is thing of the past, cant even use windows anymore lol
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The only reason to buy AMD is freesync. Too bad you can't get any cards anyways. Not for a decent price at least.
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