Apr 13, 2016 Written by: MasterC

ASUS Announces MG248Q, MG28UQ and MG24UQ Gaming Monitors

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It is the dawn of 4K and the clear line between consoles and PCs is becoming dusky, a new series of ASUS MG gaming monitors is here to satisfy the new age of gaming. Three of the latest displays are here for your viewing pleasure - a 28-inch and two 24-inch displays. Each offer Adaptive-Sync Technology to help eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates to make silky-smooth gameplay possible.

All three feature GamePlus for in-game enhancements such as the crosshair overlay and FPS (frame per second) counter, GameVisual technology for six preset display modes catered to different game genres such as FPS (first-person shooter) and RTS/RPG (real-time strategy / role-playing game), while App Sync can be customized so games will activate a specific GameVisual mode automatically.  A new DisplayWidget can now help you configure GameVisual, App Sync and Ultra-Low Blue Light technologies all in one place, quickly and easily.

MG28UQ and MG24UQ are 4K/Ultra HD displays with a resolution of 3840 X 2160, giving you a richer and more detailed gaming experience than ever, while providing superior productivity without a multi-display setup when you're taking a time out from exploring new worlds or performing a bulletic dance. MG28UQ (pictured below) has a high pixel density of 157ppi (pixels per inch) and offers 1ms response time for fast-paced games. For connectivity, you can hook it up using DisplayPort 1.2 (one), HDMI 2.0 (one), or HDMI 1.4 (two ports). Two quick-charge compatible USB 3.0 ports are also available.

MG24UQ is a compact version of the MG28UQ, except this utilizes an IPS panel for wide viewing angles (178°) as well as visuals with minimal distortion and color shift. Naturally, the pixel density of 186ppi is even higher than the MG28UQ since this also has 4K resolution. 

Consoles are created to have a long shelf life, and at this point in time, it wouldn't make sense to pair them with 4K displays. MG248Q is a Full-HD (1920 X 1080) monitor that can save you the cash you would otherwise spend on a TV, you probably won't need all those extra features when you just need it to game, you may not even need a TV at all. To get the most out of an MG248Q, you can hook up your console as well as your PC which is capable of 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time goodness. The other good news to having the refresh rate capable of 120Hz+ is that you can be 3D-ready, the addition of an NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 kit means you can play hundreds of titles in 3D (such as Batman, Crysis and Dirt Rally).  High refresh rate eliminates lag and motion blur (provided your system is up to spec), while Adaptive-Sync technology helps elimiate screen tearing and choppy frame rates, in other words - you can kick ass and see clearly how you did it. 

All three MG monitors have full tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment to help you get it exactly how you want it, and can be VESA wall-mounted for more desktop space.

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Press Release

ASUS Announces MG248Q, MG28UQ and MG24UQ

New additions to MG Series gaming monitors expand available resolutions from Full HD to 4K UHD

and include new exclusive DisplayWidget software utility

 

KEY POINTS

  • MG248Q is a 24-inch Full HD gaming monitor with an ultra-fast 1ms response time and an incredible 144Hz refresh rate
  • MG28UQ is a 28-inch 4K UHD monitor with a 1ms response time that is ideal for first-person-shooter games
  • MG24UQ is a 24-inch 4K UHD monitor with IPS technology for wide viewing angles
  • New MG Series gaming monitors feature exclusive ASUS DisplayWidget, an intuitive software utility that lets users tweak settings or display properties

 

Taipei, Taiwan (13th April, 2016) — ASUS, the No.1 gaming monitor brand, today announced MG248Q, MG28UQ and MG24UQ, the latest gaming monitors in the ASUS MG Series. MG248Q is a 24-inch Full HD monitor featuring an ultra-fast 1ms response time and an incredible 144Hz refresh rate. MG28UQ and MG24UQ are 28- inch and 24-inch displays respectively, both featuring a 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution. All MG Series monitors include Adaptive-Sync[1] technology for smooth gaming visuals, while the new ASUS-exclusive DisplayWidget utility gives users easy access to various display settings.

 

MG248Q: Incredible 144Hz refresh rate with lightning-fast 1ms response time

Designed for intense, fast-paced games, ASUS MG248Q is a 24-inch Full HD gaming monitor with an ultra-fast 1ms response time that lets users react instantly to what they see onscreen. The incredible 144Hz refresh rate eliminates frustrating lag or motion blur, while Adaptive-Sync technology helps eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates to give users seamless visuals and smooth gameplay.

MG248Q is compatible with the NVIDIA® 3D Vision® 2 kit to open up a world of 3D gaming.  It has extensive connectivity options, including dual-link DVI-D, DisplayPort 1.2, and an HDMI (v1.4) port, so users can hook it up to a wide array of multimedia devices.

 

MG28UQ & MG24UQ: 4K UHD monitors for highly-detailed cinema-quality visuals

Designed for graphics-intensive gaming, these monitors are the first in the MG Series to feature 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) panels for highly-detailed visuals. The 28-inch MG28UQ has a pixel density of 157ppi, while the 24-inch MG24UQ boasts 186ppi for incredibly photo-realistic visuals and sharp, crisp text. Both monitors have Adaptive-Sync technology for seamlessly-smooth gameplay that gives gamers the upper hand in the latest gaming titles.

These new MG Series monitors are designed to fulfill the visual needs of all types of gamers. MG28UQ features a 1ms response time so it is ideal for fast-paced games such as first-person-shooters; while MG24UQ uses an IPS panel for wide 178° viewing angles for lifelike gaming visuals with minimal distortion and color shift.

MG28UQ and MG24UQ allow users to enjoy smooth 4K UHD content playback, thanks to a 60Hz refresh rate and native 4K UHD support via DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI (v 2.0). In addition to its array of connectivity options, MG28UQ also features two USB 3.0 ports that can quick-charge mobile devices while the user is gaming.

 

New ASUS-exclusive DisplayWidget for quick access to display settings

The exclusive ASUS DisplayWidget[2] is an intuitive software utility that lets users tweak display settings or configure the ASUS GameVisual, App Sync, and Ultra-Low Blue Light technologies. While these adjustments can be done via the On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu or navigational joystick and buttons, ASUS DisplayWidget makes accessing and using these various settings much faster and easier.

ASUS-exclusive GameVisual technology provides up to six preset display modes (Scenery, Racing, Cinema, RTS/RPG, FPS, and sRGB) to suit different game genres. This unique feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the OSD settings menu. Each mode can be user-customized, with an additional User mode available for saving these settings. In addition, all customized GameVisual settings can be saved in an AXML file format that can be applied to any identical monitor, for example by another user.

App Sync lets users assign specific ASUS GameVisual modes to individual applications, and makes sure the monitor is in the right mode when these programs are displayed in the foreground. Users also have the option of changing these assigned settings.

DisplayWidget also lets users access different blue-light filter settings. ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Light technology reduces the amount of blue light emitted by the display and features four different filter settings to suit the task at hand. In addition, DisplayWidget provides picture orientation shortcuts, making it easy for users working on long documents to rotate onscreen images to portrait mode.

 

Gamer-centric enhancements: ASUS GamePlus technologies

MG248Q, MG28UQ and MG24UQ feature the ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey for in-game enhancements, including a crosshair overlay, onscreen timer, a frames per second (FPS) counter, and a display alignment function.

The crosshair overlay provides four different crosshair options, and there's also an onscreen timer that users can position on the left of the display to keep track of the elapsed gaming time. The FPS counter lets users know how smoothly the game is running. Activating the display alignment function gives users three alignment lines on all four corners of the monitor to take the guesswork out of multi-display set-ups.

 

Ergonomically designed and wall-mountable

MG248Q, MG28UQ and MG24UQ are specially designed for marathon gaming sessions. All three monitors have ergonomically-designed stands with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment so gamers can find their preferred comfortable viewing position. MG24UQ and MG28UQ can be easily detached from their stands thanks to a quick-release latch, and all models can be VESA wall-mounted to save on desktop space.

 

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS MG28UQ and MG24UQ are available immediately worldwide. MG248Q will be available in April 2016. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

SPECIFICATIONS[3]

ASUS MG248Q

Panel

 24-inch (61cm) diagonal; 16:9 widescreen

 TN

Resolution

1920x1080

Pixel pitch

0.276mm

Color (max.)

16.7 million colors

Viewing angles

170°(H)/160°(V)

Contrast ratio

100,000,000:1

Brightness (max.)

350cd/m²

Response time

1ms (gray-to-gray)

ASUS-exclusive technologies

ASUS GameVisual

ASUS GamePlus

ASUS Eye Care Technology (Flicker-Free and Ultra Low Blue Light)

ASUS DisplayWidget

Input/output

DisplayPort1.2, 

HDMI (v1.4)

Dual Link DVI-D

Audio

2 x 2W (RMS) speakers

Design / stand

0~130 mm height adjustment

+90° ~ -90° swivel

+33° ~ -5° tilt

90°(clockwise) ~-90° (anti-clockwise) pivot

Size

556 x (392~542) x 276mm (with stand)

Weight

Net 7.2kg

Gross 9.9kg

 

 

 

ASUS MG24UQ

Panel

 23.6-inch (59.94cm) diagonal; 16:9 widescreen

WLED / In-Plane Switching Technology  

Resolution

3840x2160 @60Hz with DisplayPort1.2/ HDMI (v2.0),

3840x2160 @30Hz with HDMI (v1.4)

Pixel pitch

0.136mm (186ppi)

Color (max.)

16.7 million colors

Viewing angles

178°(H)/178°(V)

Contrast ratio

100,000,000:1

Brightness (max.)

300cd/m²

Response time

4ms (gray-to-gray)

ASUS-exclusive technologies

ASUS GameVisual

ASUS GamePlus

ASUS Eye Care Technology (Flicker-Free and Ultra Low Blue Light)

ASUS DisplayWidget

Input/output

DisplayPort1.2,

HDMI (v2.0),

HDMI (v1.4) x2

Audio

2 x 2W (RMS) speakers

Design / stand

0~150 mm height adjustment

+60° ~ -60° swivel

+20° ~ -5° tilt

90° (clockwise) pivot

Quick-release stand

Size

556 x (392~542) x 276mm (with stand)

Weight

Net 7.2kg

Gross 9.9kg

 

 

 

 

ASUS MG28UQ

Panel

28-inch (71.12cm) diagonal; 16:9 widescreen

WLED / TN

Resolution

3840x2160 @60Hz with DisplayPort1.2/ HDMI (v2.0),

3840x2160 @30Hz with HDMI (v1.4)

Pixel pitch

0.16mm (157ppi)

Colors (max.)

1.0737 billion colors

Viewing angles

170°(H)/160°(V)

Contrast ratio

100,000,000:1

Brightness (max)

300cd/m²

Response time

1ms (gray-to-gray)  

ASUS-exclusive technologies

ASUS GameVisual

ASUS GamePlus

ASUS Eye Care Technology (Flicker-Free and Ultra Low Blue Light)

ASUS DisplayWidget

Input/output

DisplayPort 1.2,

HDMI (v2.0),

HDMI (v1.4) x2,

USB 3.0 ports (Upstream x 1, Downstream x 2 / Power charge BC1.2)

Audio

2 x 2W (RMS) speakers

Design / stand

0~150 mm height adjustment

+60° ~ -60° swivel

+20° ~ -5° tilt

90° (clockwise) pivot

Quick-release stand

Size

660.26 x (416~566) x 233.4mm (with stand)

Weight

Net 8.0kg

Gross 11kg

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,368 awards in 2015 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of over 5,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2015 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

[1]Adaptive-Sync is available for refresh rates between 40-144Hz (via DisplayPort only)

[2] ASUS DisplayWidget works with ASUS MG24UQ, MG28UQ, and MG248Q gaming monitors and can be downloaded at http://www.portrait.com/dtune/asu/enu/index.html

[3] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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