True Score methodology 1.0
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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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.
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Reasons to Avoid
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.
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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 a bigger 100 x 100mm VESA mounting interface.
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