Friday, July 10th 2020

ASUS Launches the TUF Gaming VG27VQ Monitor: 27" VA, 1080p, 165 Hz, 1ms, 1500R

ASUS today has added another monitor to their TUF lineup. The TUF Gaming VG27VQ monitor features a fast 27" VA panel ticking at 165 Hz refresh rates and 1 ms response time. The panel features a 1500R curvature so as to keep the edges of the panel at the same distance from your eyes as the center of it, which aids in immersion. Brightness stands at a respectable 400 nits (without VESA HDR 400 labeling), contrast ratio is set at 3000:1, and viewing angles are strong at 178º.

Technology-wise, the monitor packs ASUS' Extreme Low Motion Blur; ShadowBoost, which brightens dark scenes; flicker-free tech; as well as blue light filtering, should you so choose. I/O-wise, the monitor offers 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x DVI-D, as well as a 3.5 mm audio jack. A pair of 2 W speakers is also included. The stand is adjustable via -5 to 26° tilt, -90 to 90° swivel and 120 mm height adjustment, and the monitor includes a standard VESA mount. No word on pricing at time of writing.
Source: ASUS TUF
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32 Comments on ASUS Launches the TUF Gaming VG27VQ Monitor: 27" VA, 1080p, 165 Hz, 1ms, 1500R

#1
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Why are they curving 1080p monitors now?
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Icon Charlie
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Why are they curving 1080p monitors now?
To push their marketing Narrative.

I was a technology reporter for a online magazine. One of the places (and later became friends) was a large monitor repair company. The ones that refurbish monitors for whatever reason. And by the way you can get some very good deals from a re-manufactured monitor from a reputable company.

I can tell you for a fact that this sector of the market is highly manipulative in their marketing. The type of market speak that would make Nvidia blush.

In a nutshell... You are overall being sold old (but proven) tech. And the reason you are being sold old tech is because on how incredibly cheap it is to make. They will delay any sort of major improvements to monitor technology as long as possible by "re-branding" everything so they can squeeze every penny they absolutely can before promoting the "Next Big (and cheap thing to produce) Thing" that you must have.

I know what I know because I seen the repair processes first hand. I even repaired one or two monitors so I can say I did it. If you can get the parts and there is enough information on the repair process and you are decent with a soldering iron it is not that hard to do.

Curving the monitor costs a few pennies more but they can charge a Premium for it. The TN panel they sell the gimmick of a "gaming panel". Because it is that cheap to make.


bjorn3d.com/2008/07/soyo-24-pearl-series-lcd/

I bought this monitor back in 08. It had a response time of 2ms. That's 13 years and the price I paid for this monitor ($219 with tax/shipping). This is a 24 inch monitor that is still usable today (its on my back up/back up computer).

Late 2009 Apple came out (Dell too I believe) with their expensive 27 inch monitor. By 2010 27" monitors were out in force to the masses.

24 in monitors back then were on the higher end of the spectrum 10 years ago as they were pushing still the 17, 19, 21 inch monitor as "main stream"

Now 24 inch monitors are low end main stream. 27 inch is now the sweet spot and they are pushing hard on the 32 inch and higher as "premium".

Only advice I can give you is DO YOUR RESEARCH on everything you purchase. It's a lot easier than before to do this.
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#3
mtcn77
Curve is for viewing angles and antireflection. It is technology that works.

You don't need that for ips. That makes ips worse for requiring less light emitting diffuse matte coating.
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#4
cucker tarlson
it's nice for that one linus tested but 16:9,come on
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#5
mtcn77
I don't understand what is wrong with people. This is the very monitor I recommended the other day. No light leakage, such a nice display. Rtings says there is, but no - 3925:1 contrast dispells that notion.
Perhaps, you wished people had rather gone with such an ips. Hehe not on my watch. On to the VA glory!
www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/asus/tuf-vg27vq
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mtcn77
I don't understand what is wrong with people. This is the very monitor I recommended the other day. No light leakage, such a nice display. Rtings says there is, but no - 3925:1 contrast dispells that notion.
Perhaps, you wished people had rather gone with such an ips. Hehe not on my watch. On to the VA glory!
www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/asus/tuf-vg27vq
For once I agree with you, at least about VA.

I am not a fan of curved screens, I actively avoid them, and if forced to LCD land, VA all the way. The contrast is the best.
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#7
mtcn77
R-T-B
For once I agree with you.

I am not a fan of curved screens, and if forced to LCD land, VA all the way.
If you are not with me, then you are with ips. Begone ar coat!
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mtcn77
If you are not with me, then you are with ips. Begone ar coat!
OLED stands alone.
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#9
mtcn77
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OLED stands alone.
If you are willing to go that far, you have my condolences.
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mtcn77
If you are willing to go that far, you have my condolences.
I'm fine, thanks.
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#11
Gmr_Chick
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Why are they curving 1080p monitors now?
Because not everyone has the money to buy 1440p or 4K ultra-wide, but they still want a curved monitor, maybe? :rolleyes:
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#12
mtcn77
Gmr_Chick
Because not everyone has the money to buy 1440p or 4K ultra-wide, but they still want a curved monitor, maybe? :rolleyes:
Transmittance. Maybe, they do know something...


Oled is no led...
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#13
Chrispy_
My usual question with VA panels is "what's the 0-20% response time?"

VA has the best* picture quality of the common VA/IPS/TN but that black-to-dark transition performance can make or break a gaming monitor.
*best in the case of a gaming/media consumption monitor where colour accuracy across wide viewing angles and an extended gamut are almost worthless, but having deep blacks, no corner glow, and no backlight bleed actually matters.
R-T-B
OLED stands alone.
Indeed, it is the only current technology that can burn your favourite game's HUD and the Windows taskbar into your screen so that you never miss it.

OLEDs make great TVs and terrible monitors, for now.
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#14
Mamya3084
More 1080P in 2020.

I didn't know everyone only plays CS go and Fortnite...
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#15
mtcn77
Chrispy_
My usual question with VA panels is "what's the 0-20% response time?"

VA has the best* picture quality of the common VA/IPS/TN but that black-to-dark transition performance can make or break a gaming monitor.



*best in the case of a gaming/media consumption monitor where colour accuracy across wide viewing angles and an extended gamut are almost worthless, but having deep blacks, no corner glow, and no backlight bleed actually matters.
Some come with pretilting. That curbs the black level, but they are pretty quick for 10-90% transitions.
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Chrispy_
mtcn77
Some come with pretilting. That curbs the black level, but they are pretty quick for 10-90% transitions.
That's not a term I've encountered before, I'll go and Google.

I have noticed that the VA monitors with the highest contrast ratio (and therefore blackest blacks) are also the ones with the worst dark transition response times. Is that because pretilting chops off the very worst of the dark transition response at the cost of some black-level?

I've gone back to my old HP OMEN32 (75Hz VA) which is remarkably smear free (exactly 1 frame of dark trail on a 20% grey behind a black edge - so 13.3ms response) and yet it has a contrast ratio of only 2000:1 when the Samsung it replaced years ago was well over 3000:1
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#18
Chrispy_
mtcn77
No need, I'm the master of superfluous information.
www.nature.com/articles/am200925?
Hardcore, peer-reviewed articles with dozens of mathematical formulae and citations are never superfluous information. If people choose to be ignorant then yes, I guess it is superfluous to their ignorance ;)
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#19
mtcn77
Chrispy_
Hardcore, peer-reviewed articles with dozens of mathematical formulae and citations are never superfluous information.
We used to call that astroturfing which I know I was good at. You have to be smooth as Squidward to sport this ability.
-Y'know, everybody thought that me and "nature" hated each other. Funny, ain't it?
I still don't like nature.
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#20
my_name_is_earl
Yes, the world need another 1080p VA... Because we hate new technologies.
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#21
mtcn77
my_name_is_earl
Yes, the world need another 1080p VA... Because we hate new technologies.
Like what...
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#22
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Chrispy_
Hardcore, peer-reviewed articles with dozens of mathematical formulae and citations are never superfluous information. If people choose to be ignorant then yes, I guess it is superfluous to their ignorance ;)
I'd say it's superflous to my life. Everything is interesting but I and everyone else have limited time and energy to spend on learning new things. I will bookmark that article and probably forget about it in a few minutes, and that is ok.
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#23
Quicks
Nice looking monitor, but must say 27" must rather be 1440p. I am also guessing you will pay a premium price for only 1080p with ASUS.
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#24
Chomiq
Quicks
Nice looking monitor, but must say 27" must rather be 1440p. I am also guessing you will pay a premium price for only 1080p with ASUS.
It's available in Poland for 1200 PLN which means about $250 plus tax.
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#25
EatingDirt
27", 1080p and curved. This monitor shouldn't be curved.

If you sit close enough for the curve to make gaming 'immersive' you're going to enjoy the extremely low pixel density of a 27" 1080p monitor.
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