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Asus Rog Strix XG17AHPE Review

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Top critics adore the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE portable monitor for gaming, mainly owing to its high 240 Hz native refresh rate. They were also very happy with its battery life and color gamut coverage for productivity and entertainment-related use cases on the go. However, they heavily disliked its IPS glow and native contrast ratio for dark scenes.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE is a mid-range portable gaming monitor that was first released in 2020. Similar to the most popular computer monitors in its category, it features a 17.3-inch IPS LCD screen that is capable of reaching up to 240 Hz of native refresh rate for fast-paced gaming. In addition, the brand claims that the built-in battery (7800 mAh) can deliver up to three hours of game time at the max refresh rate. And for this reason, the brand claims that this model deserves a spot on the list of the top gaming monitors in the portable monitor space.

Consensus

our Verdict

Our group of top critics mostly had high praises for the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE portable monitor, as they loved its 240 Hz screen for gaming. Product reviewers from RTings.com were glad to note that its built-in battery performs as per the brand’s claims, and the monitor produced similar results in their battery life tests. They also applauded its 98.2% sRGB and 83.2% Adobe RGB color gamut coverage for consuming and editing content on the go. They measured its pixel density at 129 PPI, which is excellent for text-based work as well, similar to the ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQ.

However, expert reviewers from Tom’s Hardware weren’t fond of its excess IPS glow in dark scenes, and they measured its contrast ratio at just 1174:1 in their tests, just like the ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP. They were also sad to see the omission of HDMI 2.1, as its micro HDMI (2.0) port can only handle 4K at 60 Hz, not 120 Hz.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Exceptionally large 7800 mAh built-in battery
  • Supremely high 240 Hz screen refresh rate
  • Decently wide viewing angles
  • Extremely low response time and input lag
  • It supports FreeSync and G-Sync

Reason to Avoid

  • The included flip cover does not offer much protection
  • Mediocre display uniformity
  • Lackluster black levels
  • Inadequate peak brightness
  • Limited to only micro HDMI (2.0)

Asus Rog Strix XG17AHPE Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs1
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate240 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time3 ms
Screen size17"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAdaptive Sync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)278.2
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,172
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)77.5
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)78.5
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)98.6333
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)8.8
Response Time (ms)5.1
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)25
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)25
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)24
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)25

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The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE is a mid-range portable gaming monitor that was first released in 2020. Similar to the most popular computer monitors in…

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE is a mid-range portable gaming monitor that was first released in 2020. Similar to the most popular computer monitors in its category, it features a 17.3-inch IPS LCD screen that is capable of reaching up to 240 Hz of native refresh rate for fast-paced gaming. In addition, the brand claims that the built-in battery (7800 mAh) can deliver up to three hours of game time at the max refresh rate. And for this reason, the brand claims that this model deserves a spot on the list of the top gaming monitors in the portable monitor space.

Slightly smaller 15.6-inch screen size aside (compared to XG17’s 17.3-inch screen), the ASUS ROG Strix XG16AHPE portable gaming monitor easily surpasses the ASUS ROG Strix…

Slightly smaller 15.6-inch screen size aside (compared to XG17’s 17.3-inch screen), the ASUS ROG Strix XG16AHPE portable gaming monitor easily surpasses the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE (the monitor on this review) regarding peak brightness, as the former model’s screen can reach 295 nits, compared to the XG17AHPE’s 277 nits. However, the XG17AHPE quite handily beats the XG16 in regards to native refresh rate, as it features a 240 Hz screen against the XG16’s 144 Hz.

Both the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE and the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHP perform exactly the same in all use cases, as both portable monitors feature…

Both the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE and the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHP perform exactly the same in all use cases, as both portable monitors feature the exact same screen. The only difference is that, while the XG17AHP comes with a detachable tripod in the box, the XG17AHPE features a flip cover along with a sturdy built-in fold-out kickstand instead.

Something like the NexiGo Portable Gaming Monitor gives serious competition to the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE, as it features a similar-sized (17.3 inch) and similar…

Something like the NexiGo Portable Gaming Monitor gives serious competition to the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE, as it features a similar-sized (17.3 inch) and similar resolution (1080p) IPS display. But, the XG17AHPE’s 240 Hz native refresh rate easily beats the former model’s 144 Hz screen.

The UPERFECT Portable Monitor’s 10-bit screen easily beats the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE’s 8-bit display when it comes to color reproduction and preventing banding. It…

The UPERFECT Portable Monitor’s 10-bit screen easily beats the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE’s 8-bit display when it comes to color reproduction and preventing banding. It also surpasses the XG17AHPE in terms of peak brightness, as it features a 500 Nits panel against ASUS’ 277 nits. However, ASUS’ model knocks the UPERFECT Portable Monitor down a few notches when it comes to gaming, thanks to its 240 Hz screen against UPERFECT’s 60 Hz.

Display Type

LED

LCD

HDMI Inputs

1

1

HDR Format

n/a

n/a

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Panel Type

IPS

IPS

Refresh Rate

240 Hz

144 Hz

Response Time

3 ms

3 ms

Screen size

17"

15.6"

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    72
    As a 240 Hz portable monitor, the XG17AHPE is in a class all its own…. Read More

    By:

    Tony Hoffman
  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    Asus’ ROG Strix XG16AHPE portable display comes jam-packed with features that make it a good… Read More

    By:

    Shane Kuhn
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Asus ROG Strix XG17AHPE is an incredible gaming monitor for mobile use. It offers… Read More

    By:

    Scharon Harding
  • PCWorld
    45.32

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Asus ROG Strix XG17 brings blazing fast refresh rates and good image quality for… Read More

    By:

    Bernd Weeser-Krell
  • Techradar
    64.71

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The ASUS XG17 is a great gaming monitor. The high refresh rate results in excellent… Read More

    By:

    Ammara Rounaq
  • Nerd Techy
    43.05

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    So, how does the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE stack up to the competition? To begin… Read More

    By:

    TechGuru

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