Thursday, January 24th 2019

ASUS Unveils ROG Strix XG49VQ Super Ultra-Wide HDR Gaming Monitor

ASUS today unveiled the obscenely wide ROG Strix XG49VQ 49-inch curved gaming monitor, with an aspect ratio of 32:9, or what you'd get if you put two 16:9 monitors side-by-side. With a resolution of 3840 x 1080, or half the pixels of 4K UHD, the monitor features an 1800R curvature. There are two notable branded features associated with this display: VESA DisplayHDR 400, and AMD FreeSync HDR. There are some impressive display specifications on tap, too, such as 144 Hz maximum refresh-rate, 178°/178° viewing-angles thanks to its VA panel, 4 ms (GTG) response time, and 450 cd/m² maximum brightness. Display inputs include DisplayPort 1.2a, and two HDMI 2.0 ports. The monitor features the full suite of ASUS GameFirst OSD utilities. You also get 5 W stereo speakers a 2-port USB 2.0 hub. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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15 Comments on ASUS Unveils ROG Strix XG49VQ Super Ultra-Wide HDR Gaming Monitor

#1
champsilva
So nothing new, same as Samsung, Dell, LG...
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#2
Arumio
1080 pixels ... no ty, better buy two cheaper monitors then this if you in need of more screen
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#3
Gungar
champsilva, post: 3980587, member: 164164"
So nothing new, same as Samsung, Dell, LG...
Well obviously, since when does Asus make screens???
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#4
Kovoet
Going to have one problem with that. Lat time I saw my bank manager he told me to take a seat but I told him I was more comfortable on my knees.
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#5
champsilva
Gungar, post: 3980628, member: 163163"
Well obviously, since when does Asus make screens???
Asus doesnot make screen, but they can order with their specs.

I would stick to Samsung because of QLED and also Samsung is preparing a 49inch 120hz with 5120x1440
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#6
Octavean
champsilva, post: 3980734, member: 164164"
Asus doesnot make screen, but they can order with their specs.

I would stick to Samsung because of QLED and also Samsung is preparing a 49inch 120hz with 5120x1440
Now you're talking!
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#8
nickbaldwin86
same as everyone else.... yet cost a lot more money... Yup it is a ASUS.

I would have to play on one this huge before buying. my 35 seems big at times I cant imagine a 49... maybe just sit back a bit more?
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#9
lexluthermiester
My question with these kinds of displays is; Why? Beyond video editing and a VERY few select games, what is the need for the super wide aspect ratio?
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#10
Tartaros
lexluthermiester, post: 3981198, member: 134537"
My question with these kinds of displays is; Why? Beyond video editing and a VERY few select games, what is the need for the super wide aspect ratio?
Immersion in racing games and flight simulators. If you are into that these screens are awesome.
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#11
nickbaldwin86
Tartaros, post: 3981242, member: 76683"
Immersion in racing games and flight simulators. If you are into that these screens are awesome.
Yes this! if I was building a SIM rig I would buy this before any other piece to the puzzle. could you imagine 3 of these? They would wrap all the way around you, it would be like being in a car
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#12
LVKS
nickbaldwin86, post: 3981468, member: 99503"
Yes this! if I was building a SIM rig I would buy this before any other piece to the puzzle. could you imagine 3 of these? They would wrap all the way around you, it would be like being in a car
Or you could just get a VR for that. Cheaper.
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#13
nickbaldwin86
LVKS, post: 3981707, member: 132382"
Or you could just get a VR for that. Cheaper.
call me old school... I prefer monitors. The VR sets I have used I didn't like. I hated the fact of putting something on my head and having the "monitor" strapped to my head and that close to my eyes.
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#14
Prima.Vera
I think 21:9 is perfect for games and movies. 32:9 seems too much imo
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#15
Tartaros
LVKS, post: 3981707, member: 132382"
Or you could just get a VR for that. Cheaper.
Not everyone likes VR and it has other problems like problems with motion sickness and headaches some people get after using it.

I would go with the monitor tbh.
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