Monday, October 29th 2018

ASUS Showcases the XG49VQ: 49", 32:9, 3840 x 1080, 144Hz, HDR, FreeSync 2

ASUS showcased their XG49VQ, a behemoth of a monitor with a 49" diagonal across a 32:9 aspect ratio panel. This aspect ratio and the panels' size are married to a 3840 x 1080 resolution (2x 1080p) with a 144 Hz refresh rate. There's a 1800R curvature (which is likely essential in such wide panels), support for Freesync 2, 125% RGB coverage, and ASUS' Shadow Boost feature which makes it easier to spot anything in darker corners of any given game. There's HDR support via VESA's HDR400 certification.

With those features, ASUS is catering to two markets at once: professional and gamer. The added resolution and screen real-estate will feel right at home with users that do much horizontal work (my 2560 x 1080 panel is already plenty enough for two pages to sit comfortably side to side). The increased frequency response won't do much for professional work, but does tick one of those gaming checklists of late. With the specs and exotic streak on this monitor, though, don't expect pricing to come cheap.
Source: Neowin
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11 Comments on ASUS Showcases the XG49VQ: 49", 32:9, 3840 x 1080, 144Hz, HDR, FreeSync 2

#2
Raevenlord
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Xx Tek Tip xX, post: 3931639, member: 178884"
Price leak: Kidney
If your kidney's leaking, you have bigger problems :p
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#3
Saxxter
Would be nice if they could do something akin to 5480 x 1600.... (or whatever a higher res equivalent would be)
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#4
Octavean
Saxxter, post: 3931658, member: 182417"
Would be nice if they could do something akin to 5480 x 1600.... (or whatever a higher res equivalent would be)
It would be great. I would love to see something like that.

Still, that would be more pixels then 4K and you know how hard it is to push 4K in today's games with today's GPU hard.
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#5
PerfectWave
curved monitors are not good for professional work...
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#6
Tsukiyomi91
should keep the panel flat if they want to be a little more accessible... still, super-ultrawide resolution like 3840x1080 is still uncommon right now as 3440x1440 & 2560x1080 are the more common resolutions.
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Prima.Vera
PerfectWave, post: 3931798, member: 165997"
curved monitors are not good for professional work...
Define "professional work".
I use my 21:9 3440x1440 monitor both for personal and professional work, and let me tell you, I have ZERO issues with the small curvature for the professional work. On the contrary. And I do 3D design, video editing, Photochop and video editing, multiple RDP sessions for work, etc.
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#8
piloponth
My wait for decent 1440p ultrawide with HDR, G-Sync and 144Hz still continues.
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#9
ZoneDymo
Prima.Vera, post: 3931867, member: 98685"
Define "professional work".
I use my 21:9 3440x1440 monitor both for personal and professional work, and let me tell you, I have ZERO issues with the small curvature for the professional work. On the contrary. And I do 3D design, video editing, Photochop and video editing, multiple RDP sessions for work, etc.
this, working with MS office all day is the professional work of many and this type of display is great for that.
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#10
Jism
PerfectWave, post: 3931798, member: 165997"
curved monitors are not good for professional work...
Mweh. Resolution is what counts. As big as possible. But the downside is that you need to have a big ass graphics card to keep up with the native resolution.
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#11
Arjai
That looks cool as da' shizzle!

I can imagine a day, sitting front of that, w/ my XBox controller playing LIMBO. :p
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