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Asus VG248QG Review

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The ASUS VG248QG pleased product reviewers and they recommended it for gaming, office use, and content creation. They hailed its 165Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync tech, providing better motion handling than the ASUS VG246H, which has a 75Hz maximum refresh rate. However, they were disappointed by its low contrast ratio.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The ASUS VG248QG is a 2018 model entry-level gaming monitor that intends to provide advanced gaming features to gamers on a budget. It has an impressive 165Hz refresh rate, holding its own among the top-rated gaming monitors available today. This device boasts native AMD FreeSync tech as well as NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility, providing flawless visual performance when connected to devices with AMD or NVIDIA graphics cards. This monitor has a 24-inch, Full HD screen that is as useful in the office as it is in the gaming room. Explore the whole ASUS VG248QG review and also check out the best computer monitors in the industry today.

Consensus

our Verdict

The ASUS VG248QG pleased product testers, and they recommended it for gaming. They praised its arsenal of gaming features, including AMD FreeSync support and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility. According to editors at RTINGS, this monitor gets bright enough to fight glare in brightly lit offices, and it features a decent 294-nit peak brightness similar to the Dell C1422H. The stand on this model proved to be excellent, allowing a wide range of swivel movements during testing. With a 165Hz refresh rate, this unit provides better motion handling than the Dell S2421H. Professional reviewers at Display Ninja lauded the Full HD resolution of this monitor, saying that it delivers clear text, which is suitable for office and general use. However, despite its relatively small screen, this monitor is not as compact as portable models like the ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP. Product testers were also disappointed with the low 950:1 contrast ratio and narrow viewing angles of this unit, noting that the image looks washed out when viewed from the sides.

ReasonS to Buy

  • 165Hz refresh rate
  • AMD FreeSync support and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility
  • Fast 3.7 ms response time
  • Outstanding stand with good ergonomics
  • Decent peak brightness

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast ratio and poor black uniformity
  • Narrow viewing angles
  • Relatively small screen size
  • Lacks HDR tech

Asus VG248QG Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs1
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeTN
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size24"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyG-Sync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)294
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)950
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)74.5
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)98.3
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.9
Response Time (ms)2.9
Reflections % (Total Reflections)4.6
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)29
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)35
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)37
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)12

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Market Context

The ASUS VG248QG is a 2018 model entry-level gaming monitor that intends to provide advanced gaming features to gamers on a budget. It has an…

The ASUS VG248QG is a 2018 model entry-level gaming monitor that intends to provide advanced gaming features to gamers on a budget. It has an impressive 165Hz refresh rate, holding its own among the top-rated gaming monitors available today. This device boasts native AMD FreeSync tech as well as NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility, providing flawless visual performance when connected to devices with AMD or NVIDIA graphics cards. This monitor has a 24-inch, Full HD screen that is as useful in the office as it is in the gaming room. Explore the whole ASUS VG248QG review and also check out the best computer monitors in the industry today.

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The ASUS VG248QG has a slightly smaller screen and narrower sRGB color space than the ASUS VG258QR. The ASUS VG258QR, therefore is more suited to graphics design and it also gets brighter than the ASUS VG248QG (this review).

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The ASUS VG248QG has narrower viewing angles than the MSI Optix G241. The MSI monitor also has a wider DCI P3 color space and is consequently more suited to content creation.

The ASUS VG248QG has many improvements over its predecessor, the ASUS VG248QE. The VG248QG (this review) has a higher 165Hz refresh rate than the 144Hz…

The ASUS VG248QG has many improvements over its predecessor, the ASUS VG248QE. The VG248QG (this review) has a higher 165Hz refresh rate than the 144Hz rate of the ASUS VG248QE. Additionally, the ASUS VG248QG (this review) has variable refresh rate (VRR) tech, which is not available on the previous model. The ASUS VG248QG features native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility.

Display Type

LED

LCD

HDMI Inputs

1

2

HDR Format

Yes

Yes

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Panel Type

TN

VA

Refresh Rate

165 Hz

165 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

1 ms

Screen size

24"

23.8"

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Score Card

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Expert Score

83

*.75

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Customer Score

92

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

84

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    73
    The ASUS VG248QG is impressive for gaming. It has a high 165Hz refresh rate with… Read More

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Best Buy Blog
    53.33

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    ASUS is clearly a leader in the industry when it comes to great gaming monitors…. Read More

    By:

    Dave Neufeld
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Rating

    84
    Thanks to its fast TN panel and plenty of features, the ASUS VG248QG delivers a… Read More

    By:

    Samuel Breton

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