We’ve been keeping our eye on the ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q monitor for some time now. We first heard about this 43-inch, 120Hz, 4K beast back at CES and spotted it again at Computex. Now, this display is finally ready to hit the market and the price is honestly pretty good compared to the first wave of 4K/144Hz monitors we saw last year.
The ASUS ROG Strix XG348Q ditches G-Sync for FreeSync 2, which brings down the cost a bit. Although it is worth noting that Nvidia GPUs now support G-Sync on FreeSync displays, so you should get tear-free gaming on both AMD and Nvidia graphics.
Other features include DisplayHDR 600, so you will get a peak brightness of 600 nits for HDR content. Of course, the 43-inch 4K panel is the standout here, giving you a large display to really take advantage of that resolution- the 120Hz refresh rate is also a great bonus for those with the horsepower to drive games at 4K at over 60 frames per second.
Other features include 90% DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage and an anti-glare coating. Currently, the ROG Strix XG348Q is expected to be available before the end of August and we have been told to expect the price to sit around £1099.99.
KitGuru Says: This is still a very expensive monitor, but considering the refresh rate, size and resolution, I actually think £1100 is a pretty good price. Especially when you consider the first 4K/144Hz G-Sync monitors pushed well over £2000. Now we’ll just have to wait and see what reviewers have to say. What do you all think of the ROG Strix XG348Q? Is this something you would consider getting?