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Sony Electronics Unveils New Gaming Gear Brand "INZONE," to Maximize Performance and Ability with Upgraded Gaming Monitors and Headsets

Sony Electronics Inc. today announced INZONE a new gaming gear brand for PC gamers that sharpens the senses and enhances gaming ability. INZONE monitors feature incredible, high-resolution and high-dynamic range picture, while INZONE headsets include superior sound and 360 Spatial Sound for gaming. This new brand embraces Sony's expertise as a pioneer in audio-visual technology, delivering features that will immerse gamers into the action with total focus. Designed for extraordinary experiences, INZONE offers a path to dive into an immersive zone, leading to a victorious ending.

"The market has been expanding with a higher interest in gaming with the spread of esports tournaments and the advancement of gaming entertainment. With Sony's strong history of high-end audio and visual technology products, we believe this new line will offer even more options for those looking to upgrade their current gaming systems. We are committed to contributing to the growth of gaming culture by providing PC and PlayStation gamers with a wider range of options to enrich lives through gaming. Also, Sony is proud to have a sponsorship with leading global esports leagues, Evolution Championship Series (Evo) 2022 and 2023, PGL DOTA2 Arlington Major 2022 and the VALORANT Champions Tour with our wish for further advancement of gaming culture." said Yukihiro Kitajima, Head of Game Business and Marketing Office, Sony Corporation.

AGON by AOC Reveals World's First Official League of Legends Gaming Monitor: AGON PRO AG275QXL

One of the world's leading gaming monitor and IT accessories brands, AGON by AOC, partnered up with Riot Games to present the first monitor inspired by League of Legends and its iconic Hextech technology. The AGON PRO AG275QXL - AGON League of Legends Edition sports a unique design and special features crafted specifically for the MOBA experience. The AG275QXL will be available in March 2022 on Amazon for $479.99 USD.

League of Legends is the most played PC game in the world with millions of players working together in high stakes competition. AGON by AOC has created the first monitor specifically designed to bring the best experience of the rift to players everywhere with unique features such as reactive lighting to in-game events. Players of the renowned title will immediately notice the distinct style of the AG275QXL with its exciting Hextech inspired design that brings the world of magic & technology together.

MSI Announces Optix MAG281URF Ultra HD Gaming Monitor

MSI, the world's leading manufacturer for true gaming hardware, is proudly expanding the hardware possibilities for all gamers. Today, we are honored to introduce our latest 4K UHD gaming monitor, the Optix MAG281URF which features advanced less blue light technology and MSI's KVM technology. The Optix MAG281URF is equipped with a 4K resolution panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate achieved via HDMI 2.1. MSI's Less Blue Light Premium function is a built-in EYESAFE certificated hardware solution that reduces harmful light-emitting wavelengths and maintains Color Gamut and Color temperature to display flawless picture quality.

Another gamer-friendly design is MSI's KVM function that not only allows gamers to control 2 devices via one set of keyboards and mice connected to a monitor but also supports file transfer under PBP modes. The color range of the Optix MAG281URF is also outstanding. DCI-P3 95% and sRGB 124% are performing better than over 90% of other gaming monitors. The HDR brightness is up to 400 nits and provides HDR 400 for a better gaming experience.

ASUS Announces TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A Monitor

ASUS today announced the availability of TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A, a gaming monitor designed for PC and next-generation consoles. This 28 inch display has a Fast IPS panel and supports up to 4K 144 Hz gaming with a 1 ms gray to gray (GTG) response time as well as Display Stream Compression (DSC) technology, and it offers native 4K 120 Hz gaming without chroma subsampling on the latest consoles via HDMI 2.1. Compatible with NVIDIA G-SYNC, it also supports AMD FreeSync Premium and ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync (ELMB Sync) to eliminate smearing and motion blur for fluid and responsive gameplay. In addition, ASUS Variable Overdrive technology ensures consistently smooth visuals at variable frame rates.

TUF VG28UQL1A has an HDMI 2.1 port that enables native 4K 120 Hz visuals (4:4:4) when playing on the latest gaming consoles. An Auto-Low-Latency mode helps reduce input lag to ensure extremely fluid gameplay, and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technology prevents tearing and stuttering for a completely immersive next-gen console gaming experience. In addition, a DisplayPort 1.4 connection offers stable 144 Hz visuals, with DSC technology handling ultra high-definition video streams at high speeds so there's no perceptible loss in image quality when gaming on PC.

AGON by AOC Announces AGON PRO AG254FG with 360 Hz and NVIDIA Reflex

The world's number one gaming monitor and IT accessories brand AGON by AOC today launches an entirely new product category for the most demanding and competitive gamers and esports players: AGON PRO. The first model launched in the AGON PRO category brings cutting-edge technologies to the gamers that require legendary specs. The 24.5" (62.2 cm) AGON PRO AG254FG employs a fast IPS panel with Full HD resolution and a 360 Hz refresh rate for unbeatable gaming performance, combined with a 1 ms GtG response time and NVIDIA G-Sync with NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer to minimise system latency.

"The esports scene is a very tough environment, and the esports athletes and enthusiasts require the best gear they can possibly get. Through co-operating with legendary teams such as G2 Esports, we know what professionals want and with their needs in mind we brought AGON PRO to life," says Stefan Sommer, Head of Global Marketing at AOC.

AGON by AOC Unveils 49" Curved AG493UCX2 & AG493QCX Gaming Monitors

The world's number one gaming monitor and IT accessories brand AOC is relaunching its gaming portfolio, from monitors to headsets, mechanical keyboards, mice, mouse mats and more for gamers of all levels, under its new umbrella AGON by AOC. Recently announced, the first category AOC GAMING defines the needs of digital adventurers. Now, the AGON category of monitors and peripherals creates an ecosystem of products that are compatible with each other for a fully immersive and stylish gaming atmosphere and can satisfy demanding, competitive gamers.

Hence, the first models from the relaunched AGON series are two hero-worthy curved super-wides: the 49" (124.5 cm) AG493UCX2 with a whopping 165 Hz refresh rate, as well as the 49" AG493QCX with a 144 Hz refresh rate. With their 32:9 aspect ratio, the AG493UCX2 virtually combines two 27" QHD displays in one seamless panel with DQHD (5120 x 1440) resolution and the AG493QCX does the same for two 27" Full HD displays with DFHD (3840 x 1080) resolution. Both monitors employ VA panels for deep blacks, rich colors, and a high contrast ratio for stunning imagery, supported by their VESA Certified DisplayHDR 400 specification.

Philips Announces 49" 165 Hz 498P9Z Monitor

This SuperWide 49" screen, with its 5120 x 1440 resolution, is designed to replace multi-monitor setups for a truly wide view with a 32:9 aspect ratio. It feels just like having two 27" 16:9 QuadHD (2560 x 1440) displays side-by-side. Any professional will be amazed by the extra screen real estate by upgrading to a 49" monitor: spreadsheets become fully visible, while video makers and programmers can keep an eye on the previews and timelines at the same time. The screen's 1800R curve ensures a more immersive and comfortable experience, mirroring the natural field of view and reducing glare and distortion. Architects, graphic designers, video makers, programmers and those working in finance all need space that allows multiple program windows to be visible at the same time, supporting their creativity and boosting their productivity - but this screen is certain to impress any user.

Thanks to its 165 Hz refresh rate, the Philips 498P9Z is not only a workhorse, but a dream-machine for gaming. With its VESA-certified DisplayHDR 400 support it delivers a significant step up from normal SDR displays, producing astonishing brightness, contrast and colours. Its fuller palette of rich colours is a pleasure to behold, while the 165 Hz refresh rate and Adaptive-Sync technology deliver effortlessly smooth gaming when the work is done. Any media displayed on the screen is enhanced and delivered at its best, and the monitor can also easily support casual gaming sessions, a few battle royale rounds, a short take-off and landing in a flight simulator, or a couple of laps of rallying in between.

ViewSonic Reveals ELITE Gaming Monitor Lineup with NVIDIA Reflex Technology

ViewSonic, unveils ELITE professional gaming monitors armed with the latest NVIDIA Reflex and G-Sync technology. Delivering maximized latency improvements for high-velocity, graphics-intensive games, ELITE's XG251G and XG271QG monitors also boast precise, competitive frames-per-second (FPS), highest refresh rate of 360 Hz, and industry-leading 1 ms (GTG) response time.

Outgun rivals with ultra-high shot accuracy and bleeding-edge responsiveness on ViewSonic ELITE's professional gaming monitors - the ELITE XG251G is the first 24.5" ELITE monitor with the highest refresh rate of 360Hz, and 27" ELITE XG271QG unlocks buttery-smooth gameplay with 240Hz. Integrated with NVIDIA Reflex and G-Sync capabilities, both displays are paired with blistering-fast refresh rates and hyper-quick response time for seamless kills and exact click-timing action. Gamers can also gaze upon alien jungles and sweeping landscapes in true-to-life color from 99% Adobe color coverage and brightness of 400 nits.

HP Unleashes OMEN 16/17 Gaming Laptops and Customizable OMEN 25i Gaming Monitor

HP introduced its latest gaming hardware and software designed for today's gamers with the powerful OMEN 16 and OMEN 17, bright and customizable OMEN 25i Gaming Monitor, and community gaming with OMEN OASIS Beta feature in OMEN Gaming Hub. The company also debuted Victus by HP, its next-generation mainstream-level gaming PC portfolio, with a 16-inch laptop.

Gaming continues to be an outlet for entertainment and connecting with friends. Two out of three people are spending more time watching videos and gaming than they did prior to the pandemic, with one in four gaming three to four hours more and almost one in five gaming six to ten hours more a week6. HP's next-generation gaming portfolio is designed for both veteran gamers and enthusiast explorers to be entertained, connected, and empowered to progress in their favorite games.

GIGABYTE Announces AERO Laptops Powered by 8-core 11th Gen Core Processors

The global PC leading brand, GIGABYTE, has launched the new AERO series Creator Laptops with the latest 11th Gen H-series processor today. Earlier this year (2021), a series of GIGABYTE laptops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs to bring a "truly enhanced performance" have been released in GIGABYTE's online product launch event, Performance Above All. Their performance test score reached a significant increase of 30%1 compared with previous models, which led to a craze of purchases by many creators and gamers.

Despite the challenging circumstance of the global supply chain, the sales went the opposite direction, resulting in an exceptional outcome. Unlike the low-profile version H35 4-core 8-thread CPU launched by the processor giant Intel in early 2021, Intel Core i9-11980HK and lntel Core i7-11800H of the 11th Gen H45 CPUs come with 8 cores, 16 threads and 45 W, leading to AERO's breakthrough increase of 25%2 in performance score. Within the red ocean of the laptop market, the AERO series has aimed at the creators' market by providing advantages in OLED display with the world's only dual-certified color calibration and their extremely high performance, seeking for the final victory.

Huawei Readies Unorthodox 3:2 Aspect-Ratio 32-inch Monitor with 4.5K Resolution

Huawei is reportedly preparing an unconventional high-resolution monitor under its MateView brand. Featuring an aspect-ratio of 3:2, the monitor is wider than 4:3 or 5:4, but "taller" than 16:9 or ultrawide ratios. The monitor features an "IPS-like" panel with 4500 x 3000 pixels native resolution, support for 10-bpc color (1.07 billion colors), and a refresh-rate of 90 Hz. You also get DisplayHDR 400 and HDR10 support. Pulling something like this off will presumably take inputs such as HDMI 2.1 or DisplayPort 1.4 to muster the bandwidth needed for 4500 x 3000 @ 90 Hz with 10-bpc. A nifty feature with this monitor is its stand, which doubles up as a Qi-compatible wireless charging pad. Huawei is reportedly preparing to launch this monitor on May 16.

iiyama Announces 27'' WQHD 165 Hz IPS GB2770QSU Gaming Monitor

Boosted by a new type IPS - Fast IPS panel technology, the new G-Master delivers next level gaming with an outstanding 0.5 ms Moving Picture Response Time and offers high-fidelity, vivid battleground scenes displayed with outstanding color accuracy. HDR 400 certified, the GB2770QSU is a true 8-bit monitor guaranteeing 400 cd/m² luminance. Offering Premium Pro - the highest level - FreeSync support, the monitor dynamically adjusts its vertical refresh rate to the frame rate of the graphics card resulting in virtually zero tearing or stuttering issues. The low framerate compensation effectively removes the minimum refresh rate boundary.

To enhance visibility in shadowed areas, users can switch on the Black Tuner function improving viewing performance and helping to spot the enemy earlier. Whether you're on First Person Shooter or Strategy, predefined and custom gaming modes are available via the on-screen-display menu and make it easy to adjust the screen settings to anyone's personal preferences. The new Red Eagle is equipped with HDMI and DisplayPort inputs. It also features a headphone connector and a USB hub with charging function. The flicker-free and blue light reducer technologies reduce the strain put on the eyes by long hours spent in front of the screen.

MSI Announces the MPG ARTYMIS 343CQR Gaming Monitor

MSI, the world's leading manufacturer for true gaming hardware, is proudly expanding the hardware possibilities for all gamers. Formerly known as Ἄρτεμις and derived from Greek mythology. It is at the same time known as Luna (New Moon) and Goddess of Hunting. When hunting, she wore a silver bow and rode a silver cart pulled by a female deer with golden antlers. The image shows both kindness and majesty, just like the moon's surplus and deficiency.

1000R, The most suitable curvature for the human eyes. It can Perfectly fits the curvature of the human eye so that you can see the entire screen without any fatigue. The curved surface design can also enhance the sense of coverage and immersion so that you will not be disturbed by the outside environment during the game, which greatly enhances the gaming experience.

AOC Launches the AG323QCX2 Curved Monitor: 31.5" VA, WQHD, 155 Hz, 1ms, FreeSync, 1500R, HDR 400

AOC today launched another addition to their gaming monitor lineup in the form of the AG323QCX2. This particular entry from AOC features a 2560 x 1440 8WQHD) 31.5" panel with a VA pixel matrix, which will ensure fast response times - as shown by the 155 HZ refresh rate and 1 ms response time. To support that refresh rate, the AOC AG323QCX2 features support for VESA's VRR (FreeSync). With a contrast ratio set at 3000:1 and a 1500R curvature, this panel looks like a competent solution for users who are looking for 1080p+ resolutions but don't want to bring their graphics cards to their knees with 4K resolution (a reality that is still common, even with the latest (unavailable) GPUs from AMD and NVIDIA.

The AG323QCX2 also features support for VESA's HDR 400 standard, with a typical luminance announced at 400 cd/m² (and HDR10 support). Color technology-wise, we're looking at a a good 99% sRGB color coverage, and a great 91% coverage of the DCI-P3 color spaces, with a calibration that ensures a Delta-E < 2 value, which opens up this monitor's usage for photo and video editing. I/O is assured by 2x DisplayPort 1.3 and 2x HDMI 2.0 (limiting its usage for the latest-gen consoles), 4x USB 3.2 downstream ports, 1x Mic-in, 1x Audio Out, and 2x internal 5 W speakers. Quality-of-life wise, the monitor features inclination, rotation and height adjustments, a 75 x 75 mm VESA mount, blue light filtering and flicker-free background lighting. The monitor comes in at a hefty 7.2 Kg (sans stand). No information on pricing was available at time of writing.

ASUS Announces ROG Swift PG279QM 1440P 240 Hz 27" IPS Gaming Monitor

Back in 2015, the ROG Swift PG279Q gaming monitor was among the first to combine NVIDIA G-SYNC tech with a balanced 2560x1440 resolution, an IPS-type panel, and a high 165Hz refresh rate. It's since racked up a mountain of accolades. Five years on, graphics cards have gotten much more powerful, and gaming displays need even higher refresh rates in order to show every frame that top-end cards like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 can draw. At CES 2021, we're raising the bar for 1440p gaming displays with the ROG Swift PG279QM, our first 27" 2560x1440 display with a 240Hz refresh rate.

A 240Hz refresh rate is a big step up in fluidity and responsiveness from the 144Hz max refresh rate typical of most 2560x1440 displays, but that's just one part of the puzzle for a top-end gaming experience. Blurry moving images can muddy your view of the action. To keep every frame crisp, the PG279QM employs the latest ASUS Fast IPS panel technology for a quick 1 ms gray-to-gray response time on average. That low response time results in a picture that's both sharp and fluid in motion, all while maintaining the wide viewing angles that IPS panels are known for.

AOC Announces the AGON AG493UCX Monitor: 49" VA, 5120 x 1440, 120 Hz, 1ms, 32:9, FreeSync and DisplayHDR 400

AOC has announced a new addition to their AGON line of gaming monitors in the form of the AGON AG493UCX. This is a beastly monitor with a 49" diagonal and 5K resolution with a Super Ultra-Wide aspect ratio of 32:9 (with a resolution of 5120 x 1440 pixels). The panel type is VA, which promises increased contrast ratios against those typically found in IPS panels (3000:1, in this case). AOC is promising 120 Hz refresh rates with a 1 ms (MPRT) response times with MBR backlight. There is also support for VRR technologies such as FreeSync and G-Sync (compatible).

Display brightness is quoted at 550 cd/m², which is just shy of a DisplayHDR 600 certification, but comfortably achieves the VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification. The monitor isn't a slouch in terms of color display either, being better than your average VA panel: the display is factory-calibrated and ships with a guaranteed dE <2, and coverage for 16.7 millions colors across a 93% DCI-P3 gamut coverage (and 121% sRGB coverage). I/O is handled by 2x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x USB type-C, 3x USB ports and 1x an audio output. 2x 5 W speakers are built in to the screen and the stand offers tilt, height and swivel adjustments. No word on pricing as of yet.

Update December 10th 2020: AOC has just made the AGON AG493UCX available for purchase. Initial availability is pegged for Europe with a price tag set at £899 / €899.

Porsche Design and AOC Unveil the Porsche Design AOC AGON PD27

The exclusive lifestyle brand Porsche Design and AOC, the leader in the gaming monitor market, have come together to introduce the first ever Porsche Design AOC AGON gaming monitor. The 27" (68.58 cm) PD27 provides an experience similar to driving a race car: high octane specifications (27" QHD panel, 240 Hz refresh rate, 0.5 ms MPRT), a sleek, eye-catching, racing-influenced design and a wide range of functionalities to be utilized both on a daily basis and during long gaming sessions. Even before the official launch, the impressive design of this new monitor was honored with the Red Dot Award 2020.

ViewSonic Introduces the XG270Q, the Latest 27-inch ELITE Gaming Monitor with G-SYNC Technology

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, announced the launch of the newest addition to its award-winning ViewSonic ELITE line of gaming monitors with the XG270Q Designed to deliver an amazing gaming experience, the XG270Q features a 165Hz refresh rate, 1 ms (GtG) response time and NVIDIA's G-SYNC Compatible technology for a smooth and seamless gaming experience.

As part of its ELITE gaming portfolio, the ViewSonic XG270Q is a 27-inch monitor that can achieve true 1ms (GtG) response time. Along with the 165Hz* refresh rate and G-SYNC Compatible technology, the XG270Q ensures effortless gameplay within even the fastest scenarios. This gaming monitor also boasts a frameless IPS panel with native QHD (2560x1440) resolution and VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification that brings games to life with vibrant colors and incisive details.

Philips Launches the 279C9 Monitor: 27" 4K, IPS, 60 Hz, FreeSync, DisplayHDR 400

MMD announces the new Philips 279C9 LCD display, a 27" (68.47 cm) monitor. The Ultra HD Philips 279C9 monitor features a Zero Bezel design, which eliminates the surrounding frame resulting in an expansive picture and simultaneously enables seamless multi-monitor set-ups.

Nowadays everyone is used to work with multiple devices connected, which means that ports are a key feature that cannot be missed. The Philips 279C9 includes a USB Type-C connector, which allows users to transfer data at a super-speed and charge the laptop at the same time (up to 65 W). The monitor also features one DisplayPort, two HDMI and four USB 3.2 ports. The IPS panel chosen for this model gives extra-wide viewing angles of 178/178 degrees, allowing for a clear and bright image from almost every angle.

GIGABYTE Launches G34WQC 34-inch Ultra-wide Gaming Monitor

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is excited to announce the first ultra-wide gaming monitor, G34WQC. The GIGABYTE series monitor has become a hot topic among media and gamers since its launch. The bigger-size screen category has received the most attention. For tailoring to the needs of a bigger screen market, GIGABYTE continues to develop and research this field. G34WQC is equipped with a native 1500R VA panel with 1440p resolution and 144 Hz refresh rate with 1 ms response time, offering the most immersive gaming feel.

For the color performance, the native 8-bit panel offers the splendid color, 120% sRGB wide color gamut and certified by VESA DisplayHDR 400, enriching the contrast of the picture quality. The fantastic specifications allow you to experience the grand visual pleasure in gaming and picture appreciation! This monitor also supports the well-loved classic GIGABYTE tactical gaming features such as Aim Stabilizer and Black Equalizer, offering you extra weapons on the battlefield! Not merely just having perfect gaming specifications, the bigger screen along with the 21:9 aspect ratio is also ideal for office and recreational use.

Acer Unveils Nitro XZ2 Series Curved Gaming Monitors

Acer America announced the new Nitro XZ2 Series monitors offering gamers smooth and immersive gameplay with AMD Radeon FreeSync, VESA Certified DisplayHDR 400 and up to a fast 1 ms response time with prices starting at $199.99. The series includes the 31.5-inch Nitro XZ322QU and 27-inch Nitro XZ272 supporting up to a speedy 165 Hz refresh rate and the 23.6-inch 144 Hz Nitro XZ242Q. Thanks to Visual Response Boost (VRB), they deliver up to a 1 ms response time, resulting in smoothly rendered images with less noticeable blur in fast moving scenes.

"Our newest Nitro series monitors combine speed, FreeSync and curved panels to offer fun and exciting gaming at a great value," said Ronald Lau, Acer America director - stationary computing. "The fast performance and affordable pricing make the Nitro series ideal for a wide range of gamers, particularly for first-person shooter and racing games where fluid visuals are key."

MSI Announces the Optix PAG272 Monitor Family With Four Models - One of Them With Quantum Dot

MSI today announced the release of not one, not two, but four monitors to their Optix lineup, under the Optix PAG272 family. These monitors aim to cater to all budgets, apparently, as their features vary across resolution and refresh rates according to the model number. RGB lighting on the back of the monitors is stock across the lineup. Starting from the top-down in terms of specs, the Optix PAG272URV features a 27", IPS panel sporting 4K resolution, 60 Hz refresh rate, a 4 ms GtG response time, FreeSync (non-Premium), and VESA Display HDR 400 certification. I/O is taken care of by 2x HDMI (1.4), 1x HDMI (2.0) and 1x DisplayPort (1.2).

That's not the most impressive display, though - that honor is reserved for the Optix PAG272QR2. The Optix PAG272QR2 features a 27", IPS panel sporting 1440p resolution, 165 Hz refresh rate, a 1 ms GtG response time, FreeSync Premium, and an HDR-ready badge (with maximum brightness set at 300 nits). I/O is taken care of by 2x HDMI (2.0) and 2x DisplayPort (1.4). The more interesting spec in this panel, though, is the addition of a Quantum Dot layer, which greatly improves color rendition: MSI claim 10 bit colors (8 bit + FRC) with 150% of the sRGB color gamut coverage, alongside 99% of the Adobe RGB color gamut, and 98% of the DCI-P3 color space, which makes this an interesting panel not only for gaming, but also for color-sensitive tasks.

ViewSonic Announces the ELITE XG270QC Monitor: 27" IPS, QHD, 165 Hz, 1 ms, FreeSync Premium Pro, Display HDR 400, 1500R

ViewSonic today announces that the ViewSonic ELITE XG270QC gaming monitor is now available. ViewSonic continues to expand its gaming line-up with products that deliver the ultimate experience for a variety of gaming environments. The XG270QC delivers a 165Hz refresh rate, 3 ms (1 ms MPRT) response time and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology to ensure a seamless gaming experience.

As part of its ELITE gaming portfolio, the ViewSonic XG270QC is a 27-inch, curved gaming monitor that is capable of achieving a 1 ms (MPRT) response time. This gaming monitor is designed with a 1500R curvature to provide lifelike visuals and immersive gaming. It features VESA DisplayHDR 400 that delivers an entry point into HDR gaming, as well as PureXP technology to drastically reduce motion blur. With native QHD (2560x1440) resolution, along with a 550 cd/m² luminance and DCI-P3 90% color coverage, the XG270QC offers bright, sharp and detailed image quality.

ASUS Outs ROG Strix XG27WQ: 27-inch 1440p Fast Curved Monitor

ASUS rolled out the ROG Strix XG27WQ, a 27-inch curved gaming monitor. With a 1500R curvature, this monitor offers WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution through a VA panel. Boosting its gaming chops are 165 Hz refresh-rate, 1 ms (GTG) response time, ELMB (ASUS extreme low motion blur), and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro certification. The panel meets DisplayHDR 400 specs and supports HDR-10. Other vital panel specs include 178°/178° viewing angles, 3000:1 contrast ratio, and 125% sRGB / DCI-P3 92% color saturation.

The ROG Strix XG27WQ features ASUS' typical tripod base with an ROG logo projection, with height-, swivel-, and tilt adjustments. Display inputs include a DisplayPort 1.2a and two HDMI 2.0 ports. A 3.5 mm headphones jack puts out digital audio from the graphics card. There's also a 2-port USB 3.0 hub. Among the gamer-specific features are ASUS GamePlus suite, which includes hard crosshairs, timer, FPS counter, and display alignment; ASUS GameVisual, a set of game genre-specific display presets; and low blue-light mode. ASUS didn't reveal pricing.

MSI Launches Three New Monitors: 2x 1080p 144 Hz Panels, Availability of 240 Hz 1080p IPS MAG251RX

MSI today launched three new monitors on their Optix lineup, catering to budget-conscious gamers that want fast, responsive gameplay. MSI's new Optix G241 and Optix G271 differ solely in diagonal (one is 24", the other 27"), and both offer a 1080p, IPS panel with support for refresh rates up to 144 Hz and up to 1 ms response times. Both these monitors feature support for AMD FreeSync, max 250 nits brightness, and connectivity is taken care of by 1x DisplayPort 1.2a and 2x HDMI 1.4b. The MSI Optix G241 will be available for $189.99, whilst the 27" MSI Optix G271 will go for $239.99.

More interesting for gamers that want crazy refresh rates, however, is the MSI Optix MAG251RX. This monitor keeps the 1080p resolution and IPS panel, but brings refresh rates up to a crazy 240 Hz with up to 1 ms response time. MSI has also "upgraded" the Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technology up to NVIDIA's G-Sync. There's HDR 400 support (don't read that much into that though; it's the bare minimum for entry and far from a quality HDR experience). It also sports USB-C connectivity and RGB customization on the back of the monitor via MSI's Mystic Light software. The MSI Optix MAG251RX will be available for a still conscious $359.99, provided you didn't stop reading at the mention of a 1080p panel.
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