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Asus TUF Gaming VG249Q1A Review

True Score

58
58
1

Experts

62
0

Consumers

Expert Rankings

Reviewers were impressed by the features of the ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A and endorsed it for gaming. Testers praised the 165Hz refresh rate, low input lag, and snappy response time of this device. However, they were disappointed by this unit’s ergonomically limited stand. Also, unlike the TN panel-equipped ASUS TUF Gaming VG258QM, the VG249Q1A has a low contrast ratio.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A is a budget Full HD gaming monitor released in 2020, promising responsive performance to gamers. Featuring a super-low input lag and negligible response time, this device offers sharp gaming visuals, ranking well among the top-rated gaming monitors in the industry. It features a 165Hz refresh rate, FreeSync tech, and G-SYNC compatibility. This unit has a decent 1080p resolution and a 24-inch screen, providing decent gaming, multimedia, and office performance. Continue reading our ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A review and discover how it compares with the best computer monitors available today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Top experts hailed the ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A, recommending it for gaming. They praised the low input lag and exhilarating response times of this IPS gaming monitor. In tests, this monitor proved to have wide viewing angles, making it a good choice for co-op gaming and movie watching. The 165Hz refresh rate is much better than the 75Hz rate of the ASUS VG246H, and the monitor boasts FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility, reducing choppy frame rates. Although they note that its 24-inch screen is not very immersive, they mention that the monitor fits easily in small spaces and will suit office cubicle users. This device’s 1080p resolution and 24-inch screen were deemed okay for casual gaming and text management, but it pales in comparison to the 3440 x 1440 resolution of ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B. However, they were disappointed by the stand, which offers minimal adjustment. Consider acquiring the AOC 24G2 to get a more ergonomic stand. Analysts also mentioned that the display has a low contrast ratio which results in poor darkroom performance.

Reason to Buy

  • Impressive response times and input lag
  • Outstanding 165Hz refresh rate
  • Excellent viewing angles
  • Good reflection handling

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast ratio
  • Mediocre ergonomics
  • VRR doesn’t work over HDMI
  • Relatively small screen size
  • So-so sRGB color gamut

Asus TUF Gaming VG249Q1A Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size24"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)279
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:y)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)74.3
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)74.3
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)8.5
Response Time (ms)4.3
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.2
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)33
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)33
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)31
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)29

All Tests

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A is a budget Full HD gaming monitor released in 2020, promising responsive performance to gamers. Featuring a super-low input lag…

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A is a budget Full HD gaming monitor released in 2020, promising responsive performance to gamers. Featuring a super-low input lag and negligible response time, this device offers sharp gaming visuals, ranking well among the top-rated gaming monitors in the industry. It features a 165Hz refresh rate, FreeSync tech, and G-SYNC compatibility. This unit has a decent 1080p resolution and a 24-inch screen, providing decent gaming, multimedia, and office performance. Continue reading our ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A review and discover how it compares with the best computer monitors available today.

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A has better connectivity options and better ergonomics than its predecessor, the ASUS VG249Q. The VG249Q1A (this review) features a D-sub…

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A has better connectivity options and better ergonomics than its predecessor, the ASUS VG249Q. The VG249Q1A (this review) features a D-sub port, which is not there on the VG249Q.

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A provides slightly better response times than the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx, but the ASUS monitor has worse ergonomics. The ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A has a better refresh rate and faster response times compared to the 27-inch LG 27GL650F-B. The ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A has a smaller sRGB color space than its sibling the ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1R. Additionally, the VG249Q1A (this review) has…

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A has a smaller sRGB color space than its sibling the ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1R. Additionally, the VG249Q1A (this review) has a bigger 100 x 100mm VESA mounting interface.

Display Type

LED

LED

LCD

LCD

HDMI Inputs

2

2

2

2

HDR Format

n/a

n/a

Yes

Yes

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Panel Type

IPS

IPS

IPS

IPS

Refresh Rate

165 Hz

165 Hz

144 Hz

144 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

1 ms

0.5 ms

0.5 ms

Screen size

24"

24"

24"

24"

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Score Card

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Expert Score

58

*.75

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Customer Score

62

*.25

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True Score

58

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Score

    62
    The ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A is decent for most uses. It’s great for gaming because… read more

    By:

    Samuel Breton

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