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If you are a serious gamer, having a gaming monitor in your arsenal is paramount. most high-end gaming laptops are very expensive and are not a good choice for those on a budget. If you don’t have a huge budget to play with, you still can have good gaming experience. In this ASUS VG248QZ review, we explain more on that.
The ASUS VG248QZ is a gaming display from Asus that comes with essential stuff that makes a good gaming monitor. If you are expecting bells and whistles, you have to look somewhere else. The price, the features are pretty good and you do get a lot of value which is not something we can say about all the monitors on the market. Is this monitor worth the price? Let’s find out.
The design of this ASUS VG248QZ display is pretty straightforward. It comes in a nice glossy black chassis that is made from plastic. Even though premium materials were not used in the construction of this display, you don’t get a cheap feeling that we usually get a lot of affordable displays.
Our first impression of the monitor is good. You don’t say wow when you see the monitor, but at the same time, it is not disappointing. The bezels around the screen or a bit thick to our liking but it is not a deal-breaker in any way. Asus branding on the front bottom bezel is a bit too shiny and distracting.
When we talk about the construction of the display, we pay a lot of attention to the standards. Here we have an aluminum stand that gives the display nice sturdy feet. You can do a lot of things with a stand which is something you don’t get to do with most affordable displays.
You can tilt the display forward and backward to a certain degree. The display can also be converted into a vertical display which is nice. You can also swivel the monitor right and left which is great when you’re playing with friends. The stand also allows you to adjust the height of the display which is super handy. For a budget monitor, such a versatile stand does put a smile on your face.
You can also mount this ASUS VG248QZ monitor on the wall as it is VESA mount compatible. With the help of a Mount fitting, you can easily do that on your own without any help. As the monitor comes in a nice black shade, it will fit in any room even if you’re going to use it with the stand.
The monitor also comes with a couple of 2W stereo speakers built-in. These speakers output average sound which is fine if you don’t have a dedicated speaker at your disposal. But we highly recommend not to rely on these when you’re gaming as it may not be enough for most people. It is wise to invest in a set of dedicated speakers or gaming headphones if you are serious about sound quality.
Let’s talk about the important features of this ASUS VG248QZ gaming display. This is a 24″ LED-backlit Full HD display that is meant for gamers. The display comes with pretty good color quality and images appear sharp and vibrant. The contrast ratio of the display is not that bad and it helps in delivering blacks and whites that are more or less true to their original nature.
We would have liked an IPS display, but we only have a TN panel to play with. With the TN panel, the color accuracy is not going to be as good as an IPS panel. The viewing angles of the display also take a hit which means you only get the best picture when you are right in front of the monitor.
Asus gives you six built-in color modes to choose from. If you cannot tune the display to your needs, you can choose any one of these modes as your color setting. These modes are theatre, game, scenery, SGB, night view, and the standard mode. Switching between these modes is simple and can be done with the help of a hotkey.
The refresh rate of a 144Hz comes in handy in giving you smooth gaming experience. Combine it with the 1ms response time, you have a gaming display that minimizes ghosting and motion blur. Most budget monitors come with a response time of 5ms or 3ms but this one beats them by a mile. If you are a fan of fast-paced games, you will absolutely fall in love with this display.
The difference in quality is best felt if you come from a monitor that has a maximum refresh rate of 60 Hz. without this refresh rate and response time, the gaming experience on this display will be laggy and you will get a lot of blurs that will spoil your gaming session.
We highly recommend getting a good gaming desktop to pair with this gaming display. With the right specs, you can have a stellar gaming experience without compromising on a lot of things.
The connectivity department on the ASUS VG248QZ comes with a DVI port, a display port, and an HDMI port. These ports are handy when it comes to connecting a gaming console or a desktop to the monitor. To get the best performance, it is a good choice to use the DVI or the display port.
The display also comes with a flicker-free technology which is a part of the exclusive Asus eye-care technology hub. This flicker-free technology helps in reducing the figures that are super harmful to our eyes. As a gamer, you will spend hours and hours in front of the gaming display and a feature like this could do a lot less damage than a monitor without it.
ASUS VG248QZ Review – Wrap Up
If you’re searching for an affordable gaming monitor for your gaming desktop or your gaming console, then this ASUS VG248QZ is a very good choice. At this price point, you will not find many displays that have the same feature set and performance. The stand and its ergonomics make it one of the best at this price point. The overall picture quality is also fantastic and will give you solid gaming experience.