When you think about computers and peripherals, it’s likely that ASUS and its host of sub-brands comes to mind; From Republic of Gamers (ROG) for gamer-centric peripherals to The Ultimate Force (TUF) for durable performance. That said, the company has a diverse portfolio of products including smartphones, networking peripherals and even monitors; making them one of the most complete Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) out there.
But that’s not what we’re looking at in this article. We’re zooming into their monitor line up for 2018. The ASUS monitor line up is impressive. Again, they share the company’s diverse brands and cater to different markets. There were about 40 monitors in total in the showcase which catered to all the different niches with different features. We’re taking a look at some of the standouts.
ASUS Designo Series
The ASUS Designo series is a series of monitors which are meant for those with a keen eye for colour detail and also those working in design or media. The series boasts near 100% sRGB gamut across the board. In addition to this, two models of the Designo series come with harman/kardon tuned speakers built into the monitors. Ranging in screen size from 27-inch to 34-inches, it could become the go to monitor for designers.
The first model that caught our eye are the MX34VQ which comes with an UltraWide 4K UHD (UltraHD) resolution of 3440×1440 pixels. It has a TUV certified, flicker free panel with a 100Hz refresh rate. It is also claimed to have low blue light emissions; making it easier on the eyes. In addition, it comes with a Qi wireless charging base which allows you to charge your wireless charging capable devices while working. This model will run you about RM3,749.
The second ASUS Designo model came with harman/kardon speakers and a subwoofer. The ASUS Designo MZ27AQ is a 27-inch Wide 4K QHD monitor with a 2560×1440. The IPS pavel is TUV certified and covers 100% of the sRGB Gamut. Similar to its larger sibling, it comes with a flicker free, low blue light emitting panel. It also has the slimmest footprint thanks to its impressive design.
ASUS Portable Monitors
ASUS is also one of the only manufacturers out there who produce portable display panels. They showed off their portable line up which combines both portability and functionality. The portable series is a collection of 15.6-inch monitors with resolutions ranging from HD+ (1366×768 pixels) to FullHD (1920×1080 pixels). The ultra-slim monitors are all USB powered and are connected via USB-C or regular USB-B.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) for the Gaming Enthusiasts
The ROG series has always been geared for gaming and those looking for ultra performance for the best gaming experience. Hallmark features of the ROG monitors include 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync or NVIDIA GSync. The one monitor on display that caught our eye was the ROG Swift which will run you a whopping RM10,999.
What does that amount of money get you? Nvidia G-Sync High Dynamic Range (HDR) which allows a display brightness of up to 1000-nits. It’s also the first gaming monitor which is DisplayHDR-1000 certified. It has the hallmark 144Hz refresh rate and 27-inches of beautiful 4K UHD resolution. Each panel is also individually calibrated. The calibration report comes in the box with each monitor.
Complete List & Pricing
|Model Name||SRP||Product Specifications|
|Essential||VC239H||RM 529||ASUS VC239H Eye Care Monitor – 23 inch, Full HD, IPS, Flicker Free, Blue Light Filter, Anti Glare|
|VS228DE||RM 369||ASUS VS228DE 21.5″ Monitor, FHD (1920×1080), D-Sub|
|VS207DF||RM 289||ASUS VS207DF, 19.5″ Monitor, 1366×768, D-Sub|
|Stylish ultra-slim profile||VZ27VQ||RM 1,239||ASUS VZ27VQ 27” Curved Monitor, FHD (1920×1080), VA, Ultra-slim Design, DP, HDMI, D-Sub, Flicker Free, Blue Light Filter, TUV certified|
|VZ279HE||RM 899||ASUS VZ279HE 27″ Monitor, FHD (1920×1080), IPS, Ultra-Slim Design, HDMI, D-Sub, Flicker free, Low Blue Light, TUV certified|
|VZ249H||RM 639||ASUS VZ249H Eye Care Monitor – 23.8″ FHD (1920×1080), IPS, Ultra-Slim Design, Frameless, Flicker free, Low Blue Light|
|VZ239HR||RM 539||ASUS VZ239HR Eye Care Monitor – 23″ FHD (1920×1080), IPS, Ultra-Slim Design, Frameless, Flicker free, Low Blue Light|
|VZ229H||RM 489||ASUS VZ229H Eye Care Monitor – 21.5 inch, Full HD, IPS, Frameless, Flicker Free, Blue Light Filter, Anti Glare|
|ASUS Designo||MX34VQ||RM 3,749||ASUS Designo Curved MX34VQ 34” UWQHD (3440×1440) Monitor, 100Hz , Harmon Kardon speakers, Qi wireless charging, Flicker free, Low Blue Light, TUV certified|
|MZ27AQ||RM 1,969||ASUS Designo MZ27AQ, 27” Monitor, WQHD (2560×1440), IPS, 100% sRGB, Ultra-Slim Design, Harman Kardon speakers, Subwoofer, Flicker free, Low Blue Light, TUV certified|
|MX279HR||RM 1,019||ASUS Designo MX279HR Monitor – 27″ FHD(1920×1080), IPS, Audio by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, Frameless, Low Blue Light|
|PB277Q||RM 1,489||ASUS PB277Q, 27” WQHD (2560 x 1440) monitor, 1ms, up to 75Hz, DP, HDMI, DVI-D, D-Sub , Low Blue Light, Flicker Free, TUV certified|
|Casual Gaming||VP278H||RM 779||ASUS VP278H Gaming Monitor – 27” FHD (1920×1080), 1ms, Low Blue Light, Flicker Free|
|VP247H||RM 709||ASUS VP247H Gaming Monitor – 24 inch (23.6 inch viewable) FHD (1920×1080) , 1ms, Low Blue Light, Flicker Free|
|VP228HE||RM 429||ASUS VP228HE Gaming Monitor – 21.5” FHD (1920×1080) , 1ms, Low Blue Light, Flicker Free|
|Pro Gaming||XG32VQ||RM 2,169||ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ, 31.5″,WQHD (2560×1440), 144Hz, Curved, DP, HDMI, Adaptive-Sync, Aura Sync, USB3.0 Hub, 144Hz, Curved, DP, HDMI, Adaptive-Sync, Aura Sync, USB3.0 Hub|
|VA326H||RM 1,329||ASUS VA236H Curved 32″ (31.5″) FHD (1920 x 1080) Gaming monitor, VA, up to 144Hz, D-Sub, DVI, HDMI , Flicker Free, Low Blue Light, TUV certified|
|MG278Q||RM 1,829||ASUS MG278Q, 27” WQHD (2560 x 1440) Gaming monitor, 1ms, up to 144Hz, DP, HDMI, DVI, USB3.0 , FreeSync|
|XG27VQ||RM 1,829||ASUS ROG STRIX XG27VQ, 27″ FHD (1980 x 1080) eSport Curved Gaming monitor, up to 144Hz, DVI, DP, HDMI, Aura RGB, FreeSync|
|VG278Q||RM 1,399||ASUS VG278Q, 27” FHD (1980 x 1080) eSport Gaming monitor, 1ms, up to 144Hz, DP, HDMI, DVI, FreeSync, Low Blue Light, Flicker Free, TUV Certified|
|VG275Q||RM 1,209||ASUS VG275Q Console Gaming Monitor – 27inch, Full HD, 1ms, GameFast Input Technology, FreeSync™|
|XG258Q||RM 1,879||ASUS ROG STRIX XG258Q, 25″ (24.5″) FHD (1920×1080) eSport Gaming monitor, 1ms, up to 240Hz, DP, HDMI, USB3.0 , FreeSync|
|VG258Q||RM 1,299||ASUS VG258Q Gaming Monitor -24.5” FHD (1920×1080), 1ms, up to 144Hz, 3D Vision Ready|
|VG255H||RM 719||ASUS VG255H Gaming Monitor – 24.5″ FHD (1920×1080) 1ms, 75Hz, GameFast Input Technology, FreeSync™|
|VG248QE||RM 1,149||ASUS VG248QE Gaming Monitor -24” FHD (1920×1080) , 1ms, up to 144Hz, 3D Vision Ready|
|VG245H||RM 659||ASUS VG245H Gaming Monitor – 24″ FHD (1920×1080) 1ms, 75Hz, GameFast Input Technology, FreeSync™|
|ASUS ProART||PA329Q||RM 5,279||ASUS PA329Q 32” Professional Monitor, 4K (3840 x 2160), IPS, Quantum Dot, 99.5% Adobe RGB, △E< 2, Flicker free, Low Blue Light, TUV certified|
|ASUS Republic of Gamers||PG348Q||RM 4,429||ASUS ROG SWIFT Curved PG348Q, 34″ UWQHD (3440×1440) Gaming monitor, IPS, up to 100Hz, DP, HDMI, USB3.0 , G-SYNC|
|PG27VQ||RM 3,849||ASUS ROG SWIFT PG27VQ, 27” WQHD (2560 x 1440) Curved Gaming monitor, 1ms, up to 165Hz, DP, HDMI, USB3.0, AuraSync, G-SYNC|
|PG27AQ||RM 3,669||ASUS ROG Swift PG27AQ Gaming Monitor – 27” 4K UHD (3840×2160), IPS, G-SYNC™|
|PG279Q||RM 3,489||ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q, 27” WQHD (2560 x 1440) Gaming monitor, IPS, up to 165Hz, DP, HDMI, USB3.0 , G-SYNC|
|PG278QR||RM 2,829||ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278QR, 27” WQHD (2560 x 1440) Gaming monitor, 1ms, up to 165Hz, DP, HDMI, USB3.0 , G-SYNC|
|PG258Q||RM 2,479||ASUS ROG SWIFT PG258Q, 25″ (24.5″) FHD (1920×1080) Esport Gaming monitor, 1ms, up to 240Hz, DP, HDMI, USB3.0 , G-SYNC|
|PG248Q||RM 2,149||ASUS ROG Swift PG248Q eSports Gaming Monitor – 24” FHD (1920×1080) 1ms, overclockable 180Hz, G-SYNC™|
|Commercial||VT168H||RM 699||ASUS VT168H Touch Monitor – 15.6″ (1366×768), 10-point Touch, HDMI, Flicker free, Low Blue Light|
|Portable||MB16AC||RM 1,069||ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC portable monitor- 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080), USB Type-C, IPS|
|MB169C+||RM 889||ASUS MB169C+ Portable Monitor – 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080), USB Type-C, IPS, Flicker free, Low Blue Light|
|MB169B+||RM 889||ASUS MB169B+ Portable monitor – 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080), USB-powered (Type-B), IPS, Ultra-slim, Auto-rotatable|
|MB168B||RM 639||ASUS MB168B Portable monitor – 15.6″(1366×768) USB-powered (Type-B), Ultra-slim, Auto-rotatable|