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The 5 Best ASUS Monitors of 2023 Reviews

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Best ASUS Monitors

We've bought and tested over 30 ASUS monitors. ASUS, also known as AsusTek, was founded in Taiwan in 1989. They make a wide range of gaming monitors with different resolutions and refresh rates, and they also offer monitors aimed at content creators, including portable monitors. Their gaming monitors often offer great performance, and they're reliable, but in terms of price for performance, they're sometimes beat out by other brands.

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Best ASUS Monitors


  1. Best ASUS Monitor

    ASUS mainly focuses on gaming monitors, so if you're looking for the best ASUS monitor, you'll find a few great gaming options with high refresh rates, like the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM. It's an impressive gaming monitor with a 1440p resolution and 240Hz refresh rate, so you get both crisp images and a high refresh rate, as long as your graphics card can handle that. It has native G-SYNC support, which is ideal if you have an NVIDIA graphics card and want to take full advantage of it. If you're a competitive esports gamer, you might want to consider the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN, which has native G-SYNC support and a higher 360Hz refresh rate but a lower 1080p resolution, so the PG279QM offers a better balance between resolution and refresh rate if you're looking for the best ASUS gaming monitor.

    It supports NVIDIA's Reflex Latency Analyzer, which measures the latency of your entire setup, so you know which sources are causing the most lag. It has low input lag with high-frame-rate sources, and even though it increases with 60 fps sources, it's still low. Thanks to its fast response time, motion looks smooth across its entire refresh rate range, and it has a flicker-free backlight to reduce eye strain during long gaming sessions.

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  2. Best ASUS Office Monitor

    While ASUS mainly focuses on gaming monitors, they have a few office-oriented monitors in their ProArt lineup, which mainly focus on color accuracy and photo editing, and the ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV is a great option. It has the same 27-inch, 1440p screen as the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM, which is big enough to open two windows next to each other, and the text clarity is decent. The stand has outstanding ergonomics, providing a very wide swivel range and allowing you to rotate the screen into portrait mode. Its IPS panel also has wide viewing angles, so you can easily share your screen with someone else because the image remains consistent from the sides.

    If you're a photo editor, you'll be happy to know it has remarkable out-of-the-box accuracy, so you won't have to get it calibrated, and images look life-like. It has a great selection of inputs, including a USB-C input that supports DisplayPort Alt Mode and delivers up to 65 W of power, meaning you can charge your tablet or phone with it. There's a similar monitor, the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV, that costs less and doesn't have this USB-C input, so if you aren't going to take advantage of it, then consider this monitor as both are great for productivity.

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  3. Best Mid-Range ASUS Monitor

    If you're a gamer and don't need the productivity features of the ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV but still want something that costs less than the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM, then check out the ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQ. It has the same 1440p resolution as the PG279QM, but the main difference is that it has a lower 170Hz refresh rate, which is what you can expect for something cheaper. It's impressive for gaming, and its variable refresh rate (VRR) support works with both NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards to reduce screen tearing. It's also great for co-op gaming because it has wide viewing angles and good ergonomics.

    It has low input lag for a smooth and responsive gaming experience. Unlike some other ASUS monitors, the input lag doesn't significantly increase at 60Hz, which is great if you want to use it for console gaming. It works well with the PS5 and Xbox Series X and even downscales a 4k @ 60Hz signal, which results in a sharper image than a native 1440p signal. Lastly, motion looks smooth thanks to the quick response time, and it has an optional backlight strobing feature in case you notice any persistence blur.

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  4. Best Budget ASUS Monitor

    If you're on a budget, ASUS has a few low-cost monitors, particularly from their TUF Gaming lineup. If that's something you're interested in, then the ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM is good. As expected for a low-cost display, it has a smaller screen size and lower resolution than the ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQ, but it still has a higher 240Hz refresh rate that you can overclock to 280Hz, which means that you get a fast gaming experience. This monitor looks best with high-frame-rate games because it has a quick response time at its max refresh rate and low input lag. Even if the response time remains quick with 60Hz signals, the input lag increases at 60 fps, so you'll notice a delay while gaming, which is a common problem with ASUS TUF Gaming monitors.

    Despite its budget price, it has a few extra gaming features like Shadow Boost to see opponents better in dark games, a virtual crosshair that your system won't detect, and VRR support to reduce screen tearing. If you find the 25-inch screen too small, there's a similar monitor, the ASUS VG279QM, which performs nearly the same and has a 27-inch screen size, so you can get whichever size you prefer.

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  5. Best Cheap ASUS Monitor

    If you're just looking for a simple and cheap ASUS monitor, the ASUS VG246H is a good choice. Unlike the ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM, it isn't designed for gaming; instead, it's more of a simple monitor for work purposes, like if you need something cheaper than the ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV. It has a 24-inch screen with a 1080p resolution, which may not seem like enough for multitasking, but it has decent text clarity and is a good choice if you need to buy two to put in a multi-monitor setup. Like other ASUS monitors, it has outstanding ergonomics that make it easy to adjust.

    Although it doesn't have many extra features, it has an sRGB mode that results in amazing accuracy, as colors don't look oversaturated. It's great if your work requires accurate colors and you don't want to spend extra on calibrating the display. Unfortunately, it doesn't support HDR, but that's normal for a cheap display. While it doesn't get bright enough to fight a ton of glare, it's still a decent choice for well-lit rooms, as it has good reflection handling if you have a few lights around.

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Compared to other brands


  • Great gaming performance. ASUS's monitors mainly focus on gaming, and because of that, they offer great gaming performance with fast response times and high refresh rates.
  • Very good build quality. With only a few exceptions, ASUS monitors are usually well-built, so you won't have any issues in that regard.
  • Excellent ergonomics. Most ASUS monitors have excellent ergonomics, from their office-friendly models to gaming models, making them easy to adjust.
  • Not as many ultrawide options as other brands. ASUS does make ultrawide monitors, but there are fewer options than other companies like LG, Samsung, and Dell.
  • Limited versatility. ASUS monitors aren't as versatile as monitors from other brands. They're great for PC gaming, but not as much for console gaming or if you often need something for work too.

ASUS vs LG

Compared to LG, ASUS monitors tend to have better ergonomics and build quality and often monitors with higher refresh rates, like at 360Hz. However, LG monitors tend to be better overall for gaming, especially console gaming, due to lower input lag, and they're more versatile for other uses.

ASUS vs Samsung

Samsung monitors are usually better for dark room gaming and HDR gaming than ASUS monitors, but ASUS models tend to be more reliable because they have fewer issues than monitors from Samsung, particularly with VRR support.

ASUS is one of the biggest manufacturers of monitors, and they offer a wide range of options, from budget models to feature-rich gaming monitors that are great for gaming. Their monitors are usually well-built and have excellent ergonomics. However, they aren't as versatile as other brands, and they're quickly losing ground as one of the best brands for gaming monitors. Still, if you're a PC gamer, you'll be happy with an ASUS display.

Lineup

ASUS makes a lot of monitors, and they generally fall into the following lineups:

  • Republic Of Gamers (ROG): This is ASUS's premium gaming lineup aimed at competitive and hardcore gamers with high resolutions and fast refresh rates.
  • TUF Gaming: These monitors are a more budget-friendly alternative to ROG monitors, but you can still find them with various refresh rates and resolutions.
  • ProArt: This lineup includes a variety of office-oriented monitors with a focus on color accuracy aimed at content creators. It includes basic 1440p office monitors to even high-end OLED displays.
  • ZenScreen: They also make portable monitors with a focus on productivity, which they label their ZenScreen lineup.

ASUS also has a few other monitor lineups with only a few monitors, like the Designo, Eye Care, Touch, and Business lineups. Like other brands, ASUS' naming scheme can be hard to understand and confusing to decipher, so if you're looking at an ASUS monitor, it's best to read the full specs to know what features, refresh rate, and resolution it has.

Recent Updates

  1. Dec 14, 2022: Removed the ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q because it's hard to find and added the ASUS VG246H as the 'Best Cheap ASUS Monitor'.

  2. Aug 29, 2022: Restructured article to separate office and gaming categories and to reflect how users are searching for ASUS monitors. Added the ASOS ROG Strix XG279Q and the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM to their respective categories; renamed the ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQ to 'Best Mid-Range' and the ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV to 'Best Office'. Replaced the ASUS VG279QM with the ASUS VG259QM because it's cheaper; updated other parts of the article for accuracy.

  3. Feb 18, 2022: Verified our picks for accuracy and refreshed the text.

  4. Oct 21, 2021: Replaced the ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q and the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV with the newer ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQ and the ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV because they're both easier to find.

  5. Jun 23, 2021: Verified accuracy of picks. No change in recommendations.

Conclusion

Even though ASUS doesn't just make gaming monitors, it's one of their main focuses, so the best ASUS gaming monitors usually have great motion handling, and some have high refresh rates. Some of their gaming monitors have very heavy gamer designs, which might not be to everyone's liking, but most people will be happy with their performance. They also offer some productivity options that have excellent ergonomics, good build quality, and additional features like a USB hub.

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