ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed Jun 15, 2021 at 09:52 am
ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE Picture
7.2
Mixed Usage
7.2
Office
8.0
Gaming
6.9
Multimedia
6.8
Media Creation
5.5
HDR Gaming
Size 17"
Resolution 1920x1080
Max Refresh Rate
240 Hz
Pixel Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
Adaptive Sync

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE is a decent monitor overall and by far the best portable monitor we've tested. It's great for gaming, with a high refresh rate, excellent response times, low input lag, and variable refresh rate (VRR) support. The built-in battery gives about 3 hours of game time, and its compact size will easily fit into most laptop bags. As expected for a portable monitor, the stand on this version isn't very versatile, resulting in bad ergonomics. It's also available with a compact tripod mount, although we haven't tested that version, or you can mount it to any standard camera mount, which is a bit unusual for a monitor, but it works. The relatively small size of this monitor coupled with the 1080p resolution results in great text clarity, making this a decent choice for a portable office monitor as well. Unfortunately, it might not be bright enough to overcome glare, and like all IPS monitors we've tested, blacks look gray in a dark room.

Our Verdict

7.2 Mixed Usage

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE is a decent monitor for most uses. The high refresh rate and fast response times make it a great choice for gaming on the go. Due to the small size, it's a decent companion monitor for mobile office use as well, especially if you're working from a laptop and need a bit more screen real estate. It's also an okay choice for multimedia or media creation, but the small size makes it best-suited for quick edits.

Pros
  • 7800mAh battery is great for portability.
  • Great gaming performance.
  • Okay viewing angles.
Cons
  • Disappointing black uniformity.
  • Blacks look gray in a dark room.
  • Might not be bright enough to overcome glare.
7.2 Office

The ASUS XG17AHPE is a decent portable office monitor. The small size isn't the best choice for full-time work, but it's a good choice for quick edits or a secondary display for more screen space. The relatively high pixel density results in great text clarity, and it has excellent gray uniformity. Unfortunately, the unit we bought has disappointing black uniformity, and it might not be bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room.

Pros
  • Excellent gray uniformity.
  • 7800mAh battery is great for portability.
  • Okay viewing angles.
Cons
  • Disappointing black uniformity.
  • Blacks look gray in a dark room.
  • Might not be bright enough to overcome glare.
8.0 Gaming

The ASUS XG17 is a great gaming monitor. The high refresh rate results in excellent response times, so fast-moving objects are clear with little blur, and it has low input lag for a responsive gaming experience. It also supports variable refresh rate technology (VRR), for a nearly tear-free gaming experience. It's not bright enough for gaming outside, but for a quick gaming session away from home, it's a great choice.

Pros
  • Outstanding response time.
  • Low input lag.
  • 7800mAh battery is great for portability.
  • Okay viewing angles.
Cons
  • Disappointing black uniformity.
  • Blacks look gray in a dark room.
  • Might not be bright enough to overcome glare.
6.9 Multimedia

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHP is okay for multimedia. It has low input lag and excellent gray uniformity, and the viewing angles are okay. The small size isn't great for watching movies, and it doesn't support HDR. It's not the most versatile monitor, as it might not be bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room. It has a low contrast ratio and disappointing black uniformity, so it's best suited for a medium-lit room with no direct light.

Pros
  • Excellent gray uniformity.
  • 7800mAh battery is great for portability.
  • Okay viewing angles.
Cons
  • Disappointing black uniformity.
  • Blacks look gray in a dark room.
  • Might not be bright enough to overcome glare.
6.8 Media Creation

The ASUS XG17 is just okay for media creation. It has great gradient handling and excellent uniformity, and it has nearly perfect coverage of the sRGB color space. On the other hand, the relatively small screen isn't ideal for full-time work but can be handy for a quick edit, and it's not bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room.

Pros
  • Low input lag.
  • Excellent gray uniformity.
  • 7800mAh battery is great for portability.
  • Okay viewing angles.
Cons
  • Disappointing black uniformity.
  • Blacks look gray in a dark room.
  • Might not be bright enough to overcome glare.
5.5 HDR Gaming
  • 7.2 Mixed Usage
  • 7.2 Office
  • 8.0 Gaming
  • 6.9 Multimedia
  • 6.8 Media Creation
  • 5.5 HDR Gaming
  1. Updated Aug 06, 2021: We updated the pixel photo as it was incorrectly cropped.
  2. Updated Jun 15, 2021: Review published.
  3. Updated Jun 11, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No
Curve Radius Not Curved
Weight (without stand)
2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)
Weight (with stand)
3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17 has a sleek design with thin bezels and excellent build quality. The folio stand isn't the most flexible, so ergonomics might be an issue for some people. That said, there's an available tripod mount that should have excellent ergonomics if you care about that, but we haven't tested it. You can also mount it to any standard camera tripod. This is an unusual but useful feature.

Design
Stand
Width
15.7" (39.9 cm)
Depth
5.1" (13.0 cm)

The tablet-style folio case supports the display well and doubles as a screen protector during transport.

2.4
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
0.0" (0.0 cm)
Switch Portrait/Landscape Yes, Clockwise
Swivel Range No swivel
Tilt Range -32.5°, -45°, -90°

As expected for a portable monitor, the ergonomics are terrible. You can display the ASUS XG17AHPE in a portrait or landscape orientation, and there's an auto-rotate feature that can detect when it's in portrait mode and request that the source rotates as well. Note that this feature is only supported on Windows PCs and requires a special driver.

If you need better ergonomics, you can also buy this monitor in a bundle, known as the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHP, which comes with an ASUS tripod stand, which we expect to have excellent ergonomics.

Design
Back
Wall Mount Mounting Hole With 1/4" Screw Thread

The back is plain, except for the ASUS Republic of Gamers logo, which is also an RGB light. The RGB light turns off automatically when the display is running on battery power, which is nice. As expected for a portable monitor, there's no cable management. It can't be VESA mounted, but there's a mounting hole on the back that fits a standard 1/4" camera mount, similar to the ASUS ZenScreen MB14AC.

Design
Borders
Borders
0.3" (0.8 cm)
Design
Thickness
Thickness (with stand)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
0.4" (1.0 cm)
8.5
Design
Build Quality

The ASUS XG17AHPE has excellent build quality. The frame is entirely metal, and there's very little flex to the body, which is surprising for its size. The case feels well-built as well, and the magnetic attachments snap into place easily and feel secure. The only potential issue we noticed is with the HDMI and USB-C ports. They seem a bit loose, and cables tended to move around a bit when connected.

Picture Quality
6.3
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,174 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17 has passable contrast, which we expect for an IPS panel. This results in blacks that tend to look gray in a dark room. ASUS advertises a typical contrast ratio for this monitor of about 1000:1, so this is slightly above advertised, but this can vary with units.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHP doesn't have a local dimming feature. The video is for reference only, so you can see how the local dimming feature on other displays compares to one without local dimming.

7.3
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene
277 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
278 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
280 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
280 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
280 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
280 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
278 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
280 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
279 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
280 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
280 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.000

The ASUS ROG STRIX XG17 has decent peak brightness in SDR. There's no variation in peak brightness with different content (ABL), which is great. Unfortunately, it's not bright enough to overcome direct sunlight.

Note that we measured the peak brightness after calibration in the 'User' Picture Mode, with the brightness set to max.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene
N/A
HDR Peak 2% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 10% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 25% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 50% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 100% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 2% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 10% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 25% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 50% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 100% Window
N/A
HDR ABL
N/A

The ASUS XG17AHP doesn't support HDR.

6.7
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
25°
Color Washout From Right
25°
Color Shift From Left
46°
Color Shift From Right
47°
Brightness Loss From Left
28°
Brightness Loss From Right
29°
Black Level Raise From Left
70°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
28°
Gamma Shift From Right
28°

The ASUS XG17 has okay horizontal viewing angles. Shifting off center, colors wash out at a narrow angle, and brightness decreases quickly, causing the image to appear darker.

6.7
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
25°
Color Washout From Above
24°
Color Shift From Below
41°
Color Shift From Above
43°
Brightness Loss From Below
27°
Brightness Loss From Above
26°
Black Level Raise From Below
70°
Black Level Raise From Above
70°
Gamma Shift From Below
31°
Gamma Shift From Above
30°

The ASUS XG17AHP has adequate vertical viewing angles. Colors quickly fade when moving off-center. It's fine for most users but not ideal for sharing the screen with someone standing beside you, for example.

8.5
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.203%
50% DSE
0.116%
5% Std. Dev.
0.406%
5% DSE
0.067%

This monitor has excellent gray uniformity. The sides of the screen are slightly darker than the center, but it's not very noticeable with regular content. There's very little dirty screen effect in the center, which is great. In near-dark scenes, the uniformity is even better. Note that this can vary a bit between units.

5.7
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
2.197%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

Unfortunately, the unit we bought has disappointing black uniformity. There's significant clouding throughout the screen and a few very bright spots on the screen that can be distracting in dark scenes. This varies between units, so let us know if you get one that's better than this.

8.4
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
Picture Mode
sRGB
Luminance
151 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
100
Contrast Setting
75
RGB Controls
100-100-100
Gamma Setting
2.2 (Default)
Color Temperature
6,847 K
White Balance dE
2.59
Color dE
1.65
Gamma
2.12

ASUS does a partial calibration at the factory, and the one we bought has great accuracy out of the box, but this can vary between units. The color temperature is a bit cold, giving everything a slightly bluish tint, and the white balance is inaccurate, but not noticeably so. Except for pure blue, colors are displayed accurately, with no other noticeable issues. Gamma is the biggest issue, as it doesn't follow the sRGB target curve, and most scenes are brighter than they should be.

This was measured in the sRGB picture mode, which is the most accurate mode on this monitor. In this mode, the saturation, color temperature, sharpness, brightness, and contrast are locked and can't be adjusted.

9.6
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
Picture Mode
User
Luminance
100 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
32
Contrast Setting
75
RGB Controls
100-95-99
Gamma Setting
2.2 (Default)
Color Temperature
6,491 K
White Balance dE
0.64
Color dE
0.53
Gamma
2.18

This monitor has outstanding accuracy after calibration. Gamma follows the sRGB target curve almost perfectly, and there are almost no remaining issues with the white balance. Colors are almost perfect, except for highly saturated blues, which are still inaccurate and could cause issues for some users.

You can download our ICC profile calibration here. This is provided for reference only and shouldn't be used, as the calibration values vary per individual unit due to manufacturing tolerances, even for the same model.

8.8
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB xy
98.2%
Adobe RGB xy
78.5%
sRGB Picture Mode
User
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
User

This monitor has an amazing SDR color gamut. It can display the entire sRGB color space used by most content. Coverage of the wider Adobe RGB color space is very good, but it can't display the full range of greens and blues, which may disappoint content creators.

9.0
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
96.6%
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
83.2%
sRGB Picture Mode
User
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
User

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHP has outstanding SDR color volume. Thanks to the wide color gamut, it can display the full range of sRGB colors at most brightness levels, but like most LCDs, blues aren't as bright as pure white. Also, due to the low contrast ratio, it can't display dark, saturated colors very well.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
N/A
DCI P3 xy
N/A
Rec. 2020 xy
N/A
DCI P3 Picture Mode
No HDR
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
No HDR

The ASUS XG17AHP doesn't support HDR.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
N/A
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
N/A
DCI P3 Picture Mode
No HDR
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
No HDR

The ASUS XG17AHPE doesn't support HDR.

10
Picture Quality
Image Retention
IR After 0 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 2 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 4 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 6 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 8 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 10 Min Recovery
0.00%

There are no signs of temporary image retention on the monitor we bought. This can vary between units, though.

8.3
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
8 Bit

The ASUS XG17AHP has great gradient handling, but it's not as good as the Lepow Z1. As this monitor can only accept 8-bit signals, there's noticeable 8-bit banding throughout the screen, but otherwise, it's pretty good.

10
Picture Quality
Color Bleed
Pixel Row Error
0.000%
Pixel Column Error
0.001%

There's no noticeable color bleed on our unit, but this can vary between individual units due to manufacturing tolerances.

7.4
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.0%
Indirect Reflections
2.1%
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.9%

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17 has decent reflection handling. The matte finish doesn't diffuse direct reflections very well, though, so you should avoid direct lights and sunny environments.

8.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Sub-Pixel Layout
RGB

Update 08/06/2021: We updated the pixel photo, as it wasn't cropped properly.

The small, relatively high-resolution screen is great for text clarity. Enabling Windows ClearType does sharpen text noticeably (top photo), but text is clear even without it.

Motion
9.5
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Best Overdrive Setting
Level 3
Rise / Fall Time
4.0 ms
Total Response Time
7.4 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0%
Dark Rise / Fall Time
5.1 ms
Dark Total Response Time
9.3 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive LevelResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
0ChartTablePhoto
1ChartTablePhoto
2ChartTablePhoto
3ChartTablePhoto
4ChartTablePhoto
5ChartTablePhoto

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE has outstanding response times at the max refresh rate, far better than any other portable monitor we've tested so far. At our recommended overdrive setting of 'Level 3' there's no overshoot and almost no noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects. The higher overdrive levels are slightly faster, but there's also some noticeable overshoot, especially in brighter scenes. They're still very useable, though, so you should choose whichever one you feel looks best.

9.0
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Best Overdrive Setting
Level 0
Rise / Fall Time
5.1 ms
Total Response Time
10.6 ms
Overshoot Error
0%
Dark Rise / Fall Time
5.8 ms
Dark Total Response Time
10.4 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive LevelResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
0ChartTablePhoto
1ChartTablePhoto
2ChartTablePhoto
3ChartTablePhoto
4ChartTablePhoto
5ChartTablePhoto

The 60Hz response times of this monitor are excellent, almost as fast as at the max refresh rate. Unlike at the max refresh rate, though, we don't recommend anything higher than the 'Level 0' overdrive setting, which means you'll need to switch settings when changing to a 60Hz source, like some game consoles.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The backlight is completely flicker-free at all brightness levels.

0
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
No BFI
BFI Maximum Frequency
N/A
BFI Minimum Frequency
N/A

This monitor doesn't have an optional Black Frame Insertion feature (BFI).

9.6
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
240 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (Tested)
VRR Maximum
240 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors USB-C (DP Alt-Mode), Micro-HDMI

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17 has an extremely fast refresh rate, and it supports Adaptive Sync and FreeSync variable refresh rate technology (VRR), which can help reduce screen-tearing. Although not officially certified, it also supports NVIDIA's G-SYNC Compatible mode, but only over USB-C. Thanks to the low resolution, the full refresh rate range is available over HDMI and USB-C.

Inputs
9.5
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution
2.7 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
8.2 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
7.0 ms
Variable Refresh Rate @ 60Hz
27.3 ms
10 Bit HDR
N/A
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
N/A

This monitor has outstanding low input lag, resulting in a very responsive gaming experience. The input lag with variable refresh rate (VRR) enabled is slightly higher than usual, but it's not a very noticeable difference.

6.9
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Megapixels 2.1 MP
Pixel Density
129 PPI
Screen Diagonal 17.2"
Screen Area 126 in²
Inputs
Inputs
Inputs
Total Inputs
DisplayPort No
Mini DisplayPort No
HDMI 1 (Micro-HDMI)
DVI No
VGA No
DisplayPort Out No
USB No
USB C 2 (1x DP Alt Mode, 1x Charging Only)
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Microphone In 3.5mm No
Digital Optical Audio Out No
Analog Audio Out RCA No
Power Supply Internal

There are two USB-C ports, but one of them is only for charging. One of the ports supports DP Alt Mode, so it can be connected to a DisplayPort output using a USB-C to DisplayPort adapter cable (not included).

Features
Features
Additional Features
RGB Illumination
Fixed (On)
Speakers
Yes
HDR10 No
Multiple Input Display
No

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE has a great selection of additional features, including:

  • Built-in ESS 9118 digital-to-analog converter: Audio processor that can push 24-bit/192kHz lossless playback.
  • 7800 mAh battery: ASUS advertises a battery life of up to 3.5 hours. We don't usually test this, but in a quick test we measured a battery life of about 2.8 hours. This was done by watching videos with the refresh rate set to 240Hz, and the backlight set to about 200 cd/m². At lower brightness settings or a lower refresh rate, the battery likely lasts longer than advertised.
  • Stereo speakers: We don't measure the frequency response for monitors, but subjectively, these sound surprisingly good for a portable device. They're quite loud, and the sound is crisp, and clear.
  • GamePlus: A set of virtual overlays for gamers, including a virtual crosshair, framerate counter, and timer.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)

Surprisingly, the On-Screen Display is nearly identical to the other ASUS ROG gaming monitors we've tested.

Features
Controls
Features
In The Box

  • User manual
  • Warranty guide
  • Calibration report
  • Micro-HDMI cable
  • Power adapter
  • USB-C cable
  • USB-A to USB-C adapter

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 17 inch ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE. There are no other sizes, but there's an alternate model known as the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHP. We expect the alternate model to perform the same, but it includes a tripod stand.

Model Size Native Resolution Max Refresh rate Panel Type Notes
XG17AHP 17" 1080p 240Hz IPS Includes tripod stand
XG17AHPE 17" 1080p 240Hz IPS Folio stand

If you come across a different type of panel, or your ASUS XG17 doesn't correspond to our review, let us know, and we'll update the review. Note that some tests, like gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.

Our unit was manufactured in January 2021. You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The ASUS XG17 is a great portable gaming monitor, but it comes with a premium price tag. It's far better than the other portable monitors we've tested, like the MSI Optix MAG161V, but it targets a very specific audience, as it's not for everyone.

For more options, check our picks for the best budget monitors, the best USB-C monitors, and the best office monitors.

Gigabyte M27Q

These two monitors are very different, but unless you need a portable gaming monitor, the Gigabyte M27Q is much better than the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE. The Gigabyte's larger, higher-resolution screen is better for multitasking and delivers a more immersive gaming experience. On the other hand, the ASUS has slightly faster response times, but it's not a very noticeable difference. The ASUS is also much more portable, designed to be carried in a laptop bag or backpack, and it even has a 7800mAh battery built-in.

Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE and the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T are very different displays with different uses. The ASUS is a portable monitor with great gaming performance but limited features. The Samsung is a large desktop gaming monitor with better ergonomics, better contrast, and more features, including a black frame insertion feature. The ASUS is far more portable with a built-in 7800mAh battery designed for gaming on the go. In terms of raw gaming performance, though, they're very similar.

ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE and the ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q are different monitors with very different target audiences. The XG279Q is a desktop gaming monitor with much better ergonomics, a larger screen, and a few extra features, including a black frame insertion feature. The XG17AHPE is a portable gaming monitor with a built-in 7800mAh batter, designed for gaming on the go. In terms of raw gaming performance, though, they're very similar.

MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE and the MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD are very different monitors, each with strengths and weaknesses. The ASUS is designed for portability, so it has a smaller screen, much worse ergonomics, and slightly worse viewing angles. The MSI is more feature-rich, as it supports HDR and has an optional black frame insertion feature.

ASUS ZenScreen Touch MB16AMT

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE is better overall than the ASUS ZenScreen Touch MB16AMT, mainly because the XG17AHPE has more gaming features. It has a higher 240Hz refresh rate with VRR to reduce screen tearing, so it has a much quicker response time and lower input lag. The XG17AHPE also has a wider SDR color gamut and better color accuracy, so colors look how they should. Although the MB16AMT is a bit smaller, it has better text clarity to the higher pixel density.

ASUS VG279QM

The ASUS VG279QM and the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE are very different monitors that target different needs. The XG17AHPE is a portable gaming monitor. It delivers similar response times to the VG279QM, as well as similar input lag. Due to the portable nature of the XG17AHPE, though, it has terrible ergonomics and a much smaller screen. The VG279QM is a desktop gaming monitor with a larger screen, better viewing angles, and HDR support.

HP OMEN X 27

The HP OMEN X 27 and the ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE are very different monitors with different target users. The ASUS is a portable gaming monitor with a small screen and limited ergonomics. Despite those limitations, the ASUS delivers a very similar gaming experience, with only slightly slower response times and nearly identical input lag. The HP supports HDR and has much better reflection handling.

ASUS ZenScreen MB14AC

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE is much better than the ASUS ZenScreen MB14AC. The ROG delivers much better gaming performance, with a significantly faster refresh rate, better response times, and lower input lag. The ROG also has much better picture quality, with a wider SDR color gamut and better accuracy out of the box. The ROG also has a slightly larger screen and a built-in battery.

MSI Optix MAG161V

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE is significantly better than the MSI Optix MAG161V. The ASUS has a faster refresh rate, much faster response time, and lower input lag. The ASUS also delivers much better colors, with better accuracy out of the box and a much wider color gamut.

ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE is a much better portable monitor than the ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP, although they're not for the same use. The MB16AHP is best suited for displaying text documents because it has a very narrow color gamut that makes it unsuitable for any color-critical work, and its response time is too slow to provide a good gaming experience. On the other hand, the ROG Strix XG17AHPE is a portable gaming model with a 240Hz refresh rate, exceptional response time, and VRR support.

Lepow Z1

The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE is much better than the Lepow Z1. The ASUS has much faster response times, resulting in clear motion with little blur behind fast-moving objects, and it supports Adaptive Sync variable refresh rate technology (VRR), making it a much better gaming monitor. The ASUS has a built-in battery, and it delivers better picture quality, with a significantly better color gamut, and better accuracy, even after calibration.

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