Asus ROG STRIX XG27VQ: Specs
|Model :||ROG Strix XG27UQ|
|Display Type :||IPS|
|Panel Backlight :||LED|
|Display Size :||27 inch|
|Display Resolution :||3840×2160|
|Response Time :||1ms MPRT|
|Refresh Rate :||144Hz|
|Ports :||DisplayPort 1.4 DSC x 2, HDMI (v2.0) x 2|
|Earphone jack :||Yes|
|USB Hub :||2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A|
|Power Consumption :||90W|
|Tilt :||Yes (+20° ~ -5°)|
Asus ROG STRIX XG27VQ Features and Design
It’s easy to hose a product down with superlatives about the styling, even if the temptation with this design is almost overwhelming.
In another context, it would make a plausible prop for a science fiction movie. From the milled red aluminium details on the support foot to the subtly etched cosmetics on the rear plastic case, it’s spectacular.
As amazing as these surface details are, what’s inside is still important, and that doesn’t disappoint either.
The paper specs are that this is a 27 inch 1800R curved panel with a natural resolution of 1920×1080 and a refresh rate of 144Hz. It uses VA technology, the newest type that gives IPS colour quality and TN refresh speeds. And, Asus also made it an AMD FreeSync capable monitor, allowing a suitable AMD video card to define the synchronisation within the scope of 48-144Hz.
And, for when the action gets furious Asus also empowered this screen with an Extreme Low Motion Blur capability that is at this time is unique to this display in the Asus range. And, a signature feature of ROG parts, Asus also splashed some Aura RGB lighting around that’s curiously mostly out of view of the person who paid for it.
Weighing in at close to 7kg, the XG27VQ needed a substantial support, and the metal tripod that Asus built for it certainly stout enough for the job.https://37ee868ec7a4714d9850226f446051ce.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
Our only reservations about it are the amount of desk space it occupies, being some 30cm deep and 46 cm wide. That contributes to good stability, but Asus didn’t exploit it to offer anything more than a vertical, pivot and tilting movement. Whatever the reason that they didn’t include twisting, on a curved screen portrait mode does look peculiar.
For those wishing to see just how odd, the support is detachable, and the panel can be VESA mounted to an arm or the wall.
Declining that option and keeping the stand, the reward is a short cable management path and, oddly, a downward projecting ‘bat-signal’ of sorts.
Included in the box are two pre-designed overlays that you can attach to the underside of the support, both being variations on the ROG logo. And, they also include a clear piece of acrylic for you to create a custom design, for those that are so inclined.
A disappointment to the bat-signal is that it only projects in red, where the other lighting on the rear of the screen has elegant RGB cycling colours. Given that the downward projection is viewable by those sat in front of it, using user-definable colours on that could have been a nice touch.