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Asus Tuf Gaming VG258QM Review

True Score

82
82
1

Experts

90
741

Consumers

Product Awards

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Customer Favorite

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Product testers praised the ASUS TUF Gaming VG258QM, recommending it for gaming, content creation, and general use. They were impressed by its outstanding 280Hz refresh rate, low input lag, and fast response times. Analysts also loved its high maximum brightness and compatibility with G-SYNC and FreeSync. However, unlike the Corsair XENEON 32QHD165, the VG258QM has poor viewing angles.

Product Snapshot

Overview

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG258QM is a 2020-model mid-tier Full HD gaming monitor that promises outstanding motion handling to gamers and movie lovers. It boasts an outstanding 280Hz refresh rate, ranking towards the top of the best gaming monitors on the market. Thanks to a 2.4 ms low input lag, fast 2.9 ms response time, and unofficial compatibility with FreeSync and G-SYNC variable refresh rate (VRR) technologies, this device provides smooth motion handling. With a wide SDR color gamut, this unit is suitable for moderate content creation. Browse to the end of this ASUS TUF Gaming VG258QM review and see how it stacks up against the highest-rated computer monitors in the industry.

Consensus

our Verdict

Top critics were pleased with the ASUS TUF Gaming VG258QM, recommending it for gaming. Analysts from Tom’s Hardware were impressed by the very fast response times, low input lag, and compatibility with both G-SYNC and FreeSync, providing a seamless, tear-free gaming experience at high frame rates. They hailed its impressive 280Hz maximum refresh rate, which is much better than that of other Full HD models such as the ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A. The high peak brightness of the display delighted testers, who recommended it for general use in brightly lit spaces. Editors at RTINGS praised its wide SDR color gamut, recommending it for moderate content creation work. The stand proved to be excellent during testing, allowing for a wide variety of adjustments, and the Full HD 25-inch format was deemed ideal for office use. However, they were disappointed to discover that this monitor’s input lag increases significantly at 60Hz. They also reported that the viewing angles are narrower, compared to IPS models such as ASUS VG246H, and testers observed significant color shift at wide angles.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent 280Hz refresh rate
  • Low input lag and fast response times
  • Very bright screen and good reflection handling
  • Outstanding stand with multiple adjustments
  • Freesync and G-SYNC compatibility

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor 1,107:1 contrast ratio
  • Poor motion handling at 60Hz
  • Poor viewing angles
  • Small size

Asus Tuf Gaming VG258QM Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeTN
Refresh Rate280 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size25"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAdaptive Sync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)414
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,107
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)49.8
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)77.5
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)97.5
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)56.3
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)34.7
Response Time (ms)6.8
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)32
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)34
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)55
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)14

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True Score

82
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Market Context

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG258QM is a 2020-model mid-tier Full HD gaming monitor that promises outstanding motion handling to gamers and movie lovers. It boasts…

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG258QM is a 2020-model mid-tier Full HD gaming monitor that promises outstanding motion handling to gamers and movie lovers. It boasts an outstanding 280Hz refresh rate, ranking towards the top of the best gaming monitors on the market. Thanks to a 2.4 ms low input lag, fast 2.9 ms response time, and unofficial compatibility with FreeSync and G-SYNC variable refresh rate (VRR) technologies, this device provides smooth motion handling. With a wide SDR color gamut, this unit is suitable for moderate content creation. Browse to the end of this ASUS TUF Gaming VG258QM review and see how it stacks up against the highest-rated computer monitors in the industry.

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Display Type

LED

LED

HDMI Inputs

2

3

HDR Format

Yes

n/a

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Panel Type

TN

TN

Refresh Rate

280 Hz

240 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

1 ms

Screen size

25"

24.5"

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Score Card

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Expert Score

82

*.75

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Customer Score

90

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

82

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Expert Scores

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    Category Trust Rating

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