The power of our Graphics Cards have increase substantially recently with the release of the AMD RX 480 and the GTX 1070 from Nvidia, things are so good in fact that if you are lucky enough to be running with one in your system you’re pretty much good to leave the 1080P world behind and jump right into 2560 x 1440 resolution for your games, of course that means you’re probably going to have to find yourself a new monitor that can handle this higher quality.
Enter the Asus VX24AH 🙂 This awesome Asus monitor is quite unlike any we’ve had the pleasure of using before. The super sleek 2560 x 1440 panel produces an absolutely stunning image that has to be seen in person to appreciate fully, while most monitors above 1920×1080 resolution use the 27? size because this one is only 23.8? the pixel density is much higher and when you’re gaming on it graphics look oh so crisp – IMO even better than our 28? 4K monitors! The colours are vibrant and the monitor is apparently 100% sRGB accurate, although we haven’t used it for editing yet it’s a pretty safe bet that it would be a great choice for this as well as gaming 🙂
We recently equipped our GGPC eSports teams with the VX24AH for Overwatch and the game has never looked so good! The monitor also has nice and wide viewing angle so it made things easy for spectators watching the gaming with us as well, it’s also really really slim and this was a great asset for us having limited desk space for each players setup.
Although the monitor is certainly ultra slim it does still have twin speakers for those moments when you don’t want to wear your headset, there is a headphone jack on the monitor along with the twin HDMI ports which also support MHL so if you’re lucky enough to have a MHL compatible smartphone you can view it on the VX24AH while simultaneously charging the device, and that’s certainly handy to have around 🙂
The monitor is 60Hz and since we had a little downtime between matches we checked out just how far we could overclock this and managed to increase to 69Hz stable for a 15% performance gain – nicely done Asus!
Oddly there isn’t a DisplayPort input on the monitor so if you’re thinking of going triple screen be sure to check your graphics card outputs and be prepared to get some HDMI-DisplayPort cables as the monitor only includes HDMI-HDMI cables in the box.
Now that we’ve had a really good go with this Asus monitor we are happy to recommend it to gamers who are looking for a really nice 1440p screen – This Asus Monitor is most definitely GOOD!
UPDATE: Still haven’t found a better looking 1440p Gaming Monitor in NZ yet!
Ohhhh we love a good value gaming monitor and Asus have a great one releasing right now in NZ called the VE248HR!
Living up to the epic reviews set by the previous generation VE248H (no R) is going to be tough but Asus have kitted this new monitor with a faster refresh rate now hitting that coveted 1ms response time for the smoothest visuals even in your most action packed moments 🙂
While this might not be the slimmest 1920×1080 gaming monitor that Asus makes it stands solid on a desk and can take a decent knock, the buttons along the lower left protrude so you can easily hit the right ones without having to turn the monitor to see them and the matt panel does a good job defusing reflections while producing some great colours 🙂 It’s also sporting 100×100 VESA mounts for those of us that enjoy multi monitor madness and even has a pair of small built in 1-watt speakers. Inputs and outputs wise you’ll find a HDMI (no MHL sorry), a DVI and even a VGA – I can understand why they kept a VGA with this one as the monitor is really well priced and would make a fine choice in an office, even if it’s just a little overkill for most!
We loved the previous model and we’re pretty sure this new one will be equally enjoyable – keep your eyes on the GGPC Computers Blog for the latest updates, gameplay tests and more!
Update: The Asus VE248HR Gaming Monitor is available now!
First it was a concept at Computex in June last year, now the gaming display of your dreams has come true. In case you haven’t heard, the new ROG Swift PG348Q is the new flagship gaming display. For those of you in search of the ultimate gaming display, you’d be hard-pressed to find one better. Before looking the specs, let’s not overlook the award-winning design with the Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper color scheme and ROG logo light projection.
The gaming performance is equally matched with the aggressive design.
PG348Q is exceptional in all the essential factors for what makes a great gaming display; a large display, high resolution, vibrant colors and color accuracy, high refresh rate, fast response time and exclusive gaming technologies (such as ASUS GamePlus & GameVisual, and NVIDIA G-SYNC). Besides all of these, you also get an ultra-wide curved screen which has you more immersed because it curves around you for a panoramic view. The ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio will make use of your peripheral vision while gaming as you will see more content horizontally which you normally won’t see, and every inch of your display will be utilized when watching a movie in 2.40:1 (the majority of existing movies are already available in 2.35:1 or greater).
Having a 34-inch display so close to your face is simply massive, initially it would take a little time to get used to it if you’re upgrading from a smaller display.
After spending some time with it – you simply can’t go back… This monitor is epic!
UPDATE: There’s a massive range of Gaming Monitors available in NZ now, but this one’s still the best!