Sunday, July 12th 2020

ASUS Intros ROG Strix XG17AHP Portable Gaming Monitor: Now with a Tripod Stand

ASUS today introduced the ROG Strix XG17AHP, a variant of the ROG Strix XG17AHPE 17.3-inch portable gaming monitor the company launched in January. The new XG17AHP includes an innovative new tripod stand. The feet of the stand fold outwards from the main stock, which is telescopic, and can extend in height. This lets you orient the display like a conventional desktop monitor, and not just like an iPad with its cover folded into a prism-like shape. The magnetic smart cover is still included in the package, so you even have that option.

These aside, the ROG Strix XG17AHP is identical to the ROG Strix XG17AHPE from January. It is a 17.3-inch 16:9 IPS display with Full HD resolution, 240 Hz refresh rate, features VESA Adaptive Sync, and a non-glare surface. Since it's meant to be a portable gaming monitor that you pair with your gaming notebook, it packs a 7,800 mAh battery that can provide up to 3 hours of use on a full charge. A USB-C connector is used both for recharging as well as DisplayPort passthrough input; while the monitor also features a micro-HDMI input (cables included that convert this to a standard HDMI). A premium ESS Sabre DAC converts digital audio from the display inputs to high-quality audio for the display's internal speakers, or a 3.5 mm jack. ASUS also includes a pouch that lets you carry the display around. By itself, the display weighs about 1.06 kg (1.76 kg with the tripod stand).

Update Jul 13th: ASUS revealed that the XG17AHP is priced at USD $599.
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5 Comments on ASUS Intros ROG Strix XG17AHP Portable Gaming Monitor: Now with a Tripod Stand

#1
QUANTUMPHYSICS
What I want to see is more folding monitor laptops using thin oled technology so you can have a multimonitor setup on the go.

Imagine Razor's Valerie 3 with a Core i9 and 2080.

Sure it would cost damn near $10,000 on the high end, but that would be amazing.
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#2
CheapMeat
I really like the simple mount and the screen itself. Some of the USB screens I have found do have VESA mounts but I like this small tripod with a camera-like mount.
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#3
kanecvr
These portable "gaming" monitors seem to come in laptop display panel sizes, making them pointless in my opinion. If I were to buy one for gaming, I'd want something that is visibly larger then my laptop's built in display - 20 or 22". I guess the 17" model is good for multi monitor setups, but that's more of a work setup then a gaming one...
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#4
watzupken
I don't know about what others think here, but USD 599 for a portable 1080p 17 inch monitor is just absurd. We progressed from small monitors to the monster ultrawide monitors over the last 10 to 15 years, then now back to small monitors but at a premium price. Sure its got an upgrade with built in battery and DAC on top of the high refresh rate, but 600 bucks for these extra features is asking for a lot.
kanecvr
These portable "gaming" monitors seem to come in laptop display panel sizes, making them pointless in my opinion. If I were to buy one for gaming, I'd want something that is visibly larger then my laptop's built in display - 20 or 22". I guess the 17" model is good for multi monitor setups, but that's more of a work setup then a gaming one...
I think this is subjective. If I have limited space, and am pretty use to small laptop screens, the 17 inch is actually a decent size. My last gaming laptop comes with a 17.3 inch monitor which I think is decently sized for a mobile/ laptops.
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#5
TristanX
great monitor, but 19-20 inch could be much better
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