At CES yesterday, Asus announced four ROG gaming monitors. Today, the company is further expanding its lineup with two additions to his TUF Gaming family and two new ZenScreen portable monitors.
The first is TUF Gaming VG32UQA1A, which features a 31.5 inch panel with 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) and HDMI 2.1 interface (DisplayPort 1.4 is also offered). This panel has gamers in mind, so the native refresh rate is 144Hz, but can be boosted to 160Hz using the overclocking feature within the On-Screen Display (OSD). Additionally, Asus claims just 1ms response time with the TUF Gaming VG32UQA1A and supports AMD FreeSync Premium and Asus Extreme Low Motion Blur technology.
With a 27-inch QHD panel, the TUF Gaming VG27AQML1A drops one size class down. Asus falls pretty short on specs at the moment, but it’s worth noting that the IPS monitor boasts 1ms response time, AMD FreeSync Premium support, DisplayHDR 400 compliance, and covers 99% of the sRGB color gamut. On the connectivity side, there’s HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4, along with an onboard USB hub.
Asus has some of the best portable monitors in the business and is bringing two new models to the forefront, the ZenScreen MB16QHG and ZenScreen MB17AHG. Most portable monitors are dialed in at a 60Hz refresh rate, but the 16-inch ZenScreen MB16QHG doubles that spec to 120Hz. Additionally, it provides 100% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage and meets DisplayHDR 400 specs.
ZenScreen MB16QHG supports DisplayPort Alt-Mode via USB-C and HDMI to connect to your laptop or desktop (there are two USB-C ports to keep count). The portable monitor has a built-in variable angle stand and incorporates an integrated auto-rotation feature for viewing content in portrait mode. There’s also a tripod mount for those who want to use the ZenScreen MB16QHG in the field (i.e. photographers).
Finally, the ZenScreen MB17AHG expands the screen size to 17 inches, but reduces the resolution to FHD (1920 x 1080). That resolution trade-off allows you to boost refresh rates up to 144 Hz while incorporating FreeSync premium adaptive sync technology. Like its slightly smaller sibling, the ZenScreen MB17AHG features multiple recline positions, automatic screen rotation for portrait mode, and an integrated L-shaped stand with a built-in tripod socket. Additionally, USB-C and HDMI connectivity should provide mobile warriors with all the connectivity options they need to be more productive in the office or on the go.
Pricing and availability of the new TUF Gaming and ZenScreen monitors have not been announced.