ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ review: An attractive gaming monitor with a little bit of breeze-breeze
ASUS is a weighty name on the PC market, whether it's internal hardware such as video cards or motherboards, or peripherals such as monitors, keyboards, headphones or mice. And when it comes to gamer-oriented products, the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand is one of the world's worst. So it's no surprise that the ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ monitor we have tested lately is a very exciting model, especially for those looking for a large, fast and performance monitor, but who do not have budget for the most
As the name implies, the ROG Strix XG32VQ is a 32 "high diagonal monitor, something that is not generally typical of high-end gaming monitors
Construction, assembly and accessories
, limiting somewhere around 27 "until recently. However, this model is not exactly one of the premium category but falls somewhere in the middle.
We have a slightly curved screen, which is generally not a positive thing, but it is justified in this case . Being a monitor equipped with a 32 "VA panel that you will use at a distance of less than a meter on a desk, its edges may lose the color intensity at the edges. Thus, curvature helps to display the image evenly over the entire surface. Also, its matt coating ensures that the light will not be reflected by the curved surface.
The exterior design and support are inspired by the company's "premium" models such as Swift PG348Q I tested a while ago. We have a three-point support leg that includes "Light in Motion" LED illumination that can project the ROG logo on the desk in red and back with "gaming" models. What this new model has to other ASUS monitors I have tested in the past is a circle around the support bracket that can light RGB and synchronize with ASUS's Aura lighting system
Assembling is quite simple , since the support is already attached to the monitor and can not be removed (disadvantage for those who wanted to mount it on another stand or on the wall as it does not provide a VESA mount), the only step for assembly is the one-screw fastening . What we noticed in the assembly is that the materials are of poorer quality than in the case of PG348Q, the plastic logo with the ASUS logo on the base being impossible to fix in place. At the slightest touch it can jump and display the crooked logo on the table. Also, the plastic cover on the back that hides the cables is made of very brittle plastic and suggests a lot of attention to its assembly, as the plastic feet that hold it in place can be easily broken
The ROG Strix XG32VQ can be rotated around the axis of the foot and can be adjusted to height. When it comes to accessories, the monitor comes with a DisplayPort cable that is required for use in native resolution at the maximum refresh rate as well as with a cable USB Type-B 3.0 to activate the included USB hub and synchronize Aura Sync-colored lights.
And I still remembered the available ports, this monitor offers a DisplayPort 1.2, an HDMI 2.0, a mini-DisplayPort, a 3.5 mm jack for headphones, and 3 USB Type-A 3.0 connectors. in theory, you have just about everything needed for a quality gaming experience, with the possibility of connecting three distinct sources, one of which can be a console on HDMI. However, it is hard to see that the USB jacks and the audio jack are in line with all the other jacks and can be hidden under the plastic cover instead of being available somewhere outside for quick access (connecting accessories or wireless adapters,
- Name: ASUS ROG XG32VQ
- Diagonal Size: 31.5 "(80.1 cm)
- Resolution: 2.560 x 1.440 pixels @ 144 Hz
- VA, 10 bit (8-bit + FRC), 125% sRGB, curved 1800R
- Brightness: 300 cd / mp
- Native Contrast: 3.000: 1
- 1 x USB-B, 3 x USB 3.0 Type- 1 x Display-Port
- Response Time: 4 ms GtG
- Connectors: 1 x HDMI, A, jack 3.5 mm
- Consumption: <43 W
- Accessories: Power Cable, DisplayPort cable, HDMI cable, USB 3.0 cable for PC connection
- Dimensions: 713.38 x 490.02- 590.02 x 299.27m m
- Weight: 9.6 kg