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ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE Review

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Updated November 23, 2022
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Expert Score (From 3 Experts)
83/100

Customer Score (From 280 Reviews)
4/5

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.

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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.

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

Reasons to Not

  • 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)

Market Context

Compared to other brand’s similar models: 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.

Read our ASUS ROG Strix XG16AHPE review for a look at its sister model.

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.

Critic Consensus

Our top critics mostly praised 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 also excellent for text-based work, 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.

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