Set to soon hit the stage is the ASUS MG248Q, a monitor which specifically designed for quick and intense games. This 144Hz gaming monitor is targeted at competitive gamers who wish to squeeze every possible advantage out of their hardware in order to have an edge over their opponent. It has already seen use by professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gamers who were lucky enough to get their hands on them prior to official release.
The monitor, like most out there, has a TN panel, meaning it won’t reproduce as colors as well as an IPS panel would, but will provide the user with a speedy 1ms response time, shaving 3ms off of what IPS panels can typically pull off. In addition, this incredibly low response time will allow one to avoid ghosting effects. An issue that can at times mean the difference a win and a loss. Likewise it will also remove any motion blurring and as a result allow for precision targeting. Something absolutely critical in games like CSGO where you want to have every advantage possible.
As previously mentioned this is a 144Hz monitor and a great one at that. It should be noted however that the ASUS MG248Q is not equipped with either NVIDIA’s G-Sync or AMD’s FreeSync technology. Instead, ASUS has opted to go with its own proprietary Adaptive-Sync technology which supports a range of 40Hz to 144Hz. The end result is the same and enables users to avoid any screen tearing or jittering that one would otherwise encounter due to their graphics card and monitor being out of sync. The resolution is 1920 x 1080 which is typical for monitors of this size and, as a result, has an average pixel density that will suffice for most gamers out there.
ASUS has gone the extra effort of including numerous other features useful for gamers in the ASUS MG248Q. Among these are the GamePlus hotkey, which provides in-game overlays such as crosshairs, timers, and counters. ASUS GameVisual allows you to quickly switch between six preset display modes in order to get the best picture for the specific game that your playing. Also bundled is App-Sync which lets you set the default display modes for separate games and applications making the entire process automatic and seamless. One more feature that is much appreciated is the ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Light technology that minimizes the blue light amount emitted by the display. This is a godsend for gamers who game at long periods of time as it will reduce eyestrain and, as a result, perform better.
Another nifty feature is that it is compatible with the NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 kit, which quickly lets you setup 3D gaming on your PC. You will, however, need a compatible NVIDIA graphics card and 3D glasses for this experience. The inclusive NVIDIA 3D LightBoost Technology lets you see better and brighter 3D visuals while keeping energy consumption the same.
The ASUS MG248Q has numerous and much-appreciated connectivity options include ports for dual-link DVI-D, DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4. The monitor has a clever smart cable management system that lets you easily organize your cables. To compliment is an ergonomic stand that allows for you to adjust the swivel, height, tilt and pivot. Very useful for TN panels and incredibly useful for those a multi-monitor setup. The monitor is also VESA compatible meaning that it can be easy mounted on a wall or arm.
|ASUS MG248Q Specifications|
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|Screen Size||24 inches|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Adaptive Sync||Asus Adaptive-Sync|
|Connection Option(s)||DVI, HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2|
|VESA Mount Compatibility||Yes|