A simple gaming aesthetic

For users wanting the best colour output from their monitor, IPS-type panels are attractive choices. IPS panels are desirable options for consumers who want the highest display performance from their computer. An growing number of IPS-type models are now accessible at fast refresh rate, rising the popularity of these models to gamers. The Asus VG259Q, of the TUF Gaming show, uses this panel – with a Full HD resolution. The aesthetics are in line with the rest of the series. Not too much ‘loud and proud’ gaming aesthetics, but rather what might be described as a ‘sensible’ design. This model has relatively slender bezels on all four sides, especially the top and sides with a dual-stage design. This combines a slender, flush panel border with the rest of the screen with a thin , hard plastic outer component. The OSD (On Screen Display) is operated by the pressable buttons and the joystick at the rear of the panel, to the bottom right corner as seen from the front.

A simple gaming aesthetic

The monitor uses an IPS-type 24.5′′ 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) (In-Plane Switching or similar panel) with 144Hz refresh rate. More precisely, the AU Optronics AHVA screen (Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle). This gives a static contrast ratio of 1000:1, a horizontal/vertical viewing angle of 178 ° /178 ° and a smooth anti-glare screen layer. The 8-bit color is provided alongside Adaptive-Sync (includes AMD FreeSync), with a refresh rate of 48 – 144Hz believed to be provided by LFC. A flicker-free backlight with ~sRGB color gamut is used, while ‘Ultra-Low Blue’ Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are included for enhanced viewing comfort. A 1ms MPRT response time is defined using the ELMB (Extreme Low Motion Blur) strobe backlight setting that can be used instead of Adaptive-Sync. The provided stand is completely flexible and can be removed to make room for an alternate VESA 100 x 100 mm compatible solution, if desired. The ports face down and include; DP 1.2a, 2 HDMI 1.4 ports and a 3.5 mm headphone socket.

The rear view

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